Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
After the Hollywood week on American Idol Season 7, it all sum up to the Top 24 contestants or "Idol" hopefuls. And here are the most searched for the 24 semi-finalists and let's see who appears to be starting off with a leading edge.
#1 Idol David Archuleta, the 16 year old guy who attracts the largest teen pop.
#2 Idol Kristy Lee Cook, "a blonde, blue-eyed Brooke Shields." whose got the looks and online popularity (especially among men).
#3 Idol Ramiele Malubay, who is my bet not only because she's Fil-Am but because I strongly believe that she can be the first Asian American Idol, hails from Florida, but California is taking the strongest interest in the petite powerhouse singer, as does New Jersey, Washington, New York, and Virginia. i bet sh has the most international appeal! Most importantly, her buzz among the traditional Idol Search audience (ladies in their 30s) are better than number 2. hihi
You can simply click here to see how they rank! check out the slideshow dude!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I've seen the replay of AI last night presenting the To 24 and guess what?! Another Pinay made it to the Top 24 and she's Ramiele Malubay. I love her big, powerful voice for such a little, petite body and of course, her sweet personality and the way she says "what?!" here! lol
Have you ever heard of the saying that good things come in small packages?? Hoh well, quite true! She's undeniably cute, small but terrible! (ahem!) I also think she's way better than Jasmine Trias. lol I hope she makes it in Top 12 and maybe, just maybe, she can really be the first Asian American to win AI! Yay! So let's just wait and see if she has more to offer... and yes, I'm sure Simon always has something to say! geeesh! but I love him! He makes AI more exciting and extra spicy. *wink*
Raise the Filipina flag! Proud to be Pinay! Aja!
Monday, February 11, 2008
As a first time mom, these are some of the things I've learned. Of course, the first days are more difficult because aside from being sleep deprived, everything is new and I'm sure you'll feel a little scared, especially if you are a first time mom like me...Alarming? Maybe. Worrisome? Not at all. It made me feel anxious at first, so I researched a bit on what not to worry about so I won’t have to add on more unnecessary tension and worries.
So for my baby's first week, these are just some of the things that I'm worried about... and the things that I've learned that I should not worry about...
* My baby's swollen gentiles, the lips of her vulva (read: pempems) are swollen and blood in my baby girl's diaper.
It is normal. With time, everything should go back to normal. I've learned that during pregnancy, a surge in maternal estrogen levels can stimulate a female fetus's uterus. Within the first week of life, it's common for baby girls to have a mini period in which the uterus sheds a little blood.
* My baby girl sneezes a lot!
It is normal that a baby sneezes because this is the way they unclog their noses. Generally, babies do this when they are exposed to light suddenly.
* My week-old baby love always has the hiccups.
The diaphragm of the baby is not only delicate but it is not totally developed, this causes them to swallow air easily causing them to get hiccups. Make sure to burp the baby, or place him face down and pat him on the back. Experts aren't exactly sure why young babies hiccup so much;. Some people say it's due to a miscommunication between the brain and the diaphragm, the abdominal muscle that controls breathing. Regardless of the cause, hiccups are a harmless part of babyhood. As she adjusts to this full stomach, the hiccups will stop. You can give a small amount of water to your baby, but do not feed during the hiccups.
*I'm scared of touching the soft spots on my baby's head.
When you touch your baby's soft spots, known as the fontanels, you're not touching his brain. So what are you touching? A thick, very protective membrane. The soft spots exist because, in order to safely negotiate the narrow birth canal, a baby's skull is flexible, so your little one's downy head has already survived a pretty rough ride with no harm done.
* My baby get startled so easily and cries a lot during her graveyard shift (read: wide awake from 1 am-5 am)
Newborns have an immature nervous system and startle easily, which are just two reasons why they shed so many tears. And crying is baby's only way of communicating his needs. Simply put, a baby is wired to cry a lot, so though he may look pained, he's not harming himself/herself.
Crying is your baby’s way of saying “I’m tired”, “I’m hungry", I'm wet”, “I want to be held”, “I’m too hot”, “I’m uncomfy”, etc. Don’t worry about spoiling a tiny baby by pampering it. She needs to know you are there to meet his/her needs. You can soothe your baby by:
- Giving your baby something to suck. Mommy! milk! milk! milk!
- Lengthening feeding times
- Giving your baby more physical contact and movement
- Changing her nappies when wet
- Wrapping her snugly in a blanket
- Raising the temperature of the room a little if you think it’s too cold or too hot
- Changing his/her position
Yup. I worry a lot but I'm not crazy or super OC mom . I'm just a new mom and I'm loving it!
Are you in a complicated love situation? - I guess not, I hope not but no... or so I thought.
Do you hate more than 3 people? - I think so... I think it's fine to hate other people sometimes, makes me more human.
The last thing you drank? -water
Favorite chocolate bar?- Ferrero Rocher and Hershey's Kisses
How many pairs of shoes do you own? - Hmmm….I have 5 pairs..or maybe more?
Favorite genre of music? -RnB, easy listening, Pop
Do you like beer?- yes, but sometimes nope!
What are your favorite color(s)? - My all time favorite is pink (Isn't it obvious??) and my current favorite is purple and blue
Is anyone in love with you? -Certainly!
Pepsi or Sprite? - Sprite
How many video games do you own? -None. But I love playing vid games (Xbox)
Does look matters? -hmmmm….sometimes, but it depends
Are you too forgiving?- Not much
Do you own a gun? -Nope.
What did you do last night? -Wide awake yet sleepy, changing nappies, taking care of my baby who is usually awake from 1 am-5 am (graveyard shift) lol
Nicknames? -Benj, chelle, bennett
Are you thinking about somebody right now? -Yes, my love...
Are you happy with your life right now? -definitely!
Do you like your hair? -As of this moment, no, because I haven't been on a parlor for months now and my hair is too long.. I used to go to the parlor to get my hair straightened coz I hate being curly, but since it’s a no-no when pregnant, I wasn't able to take care of it. Maybe, when I have time soon? amp! I wish!
Does anyone like you? -I think so
Last thing you read?- my friendster messages
Are you afraid of the dark?- Not all the time
Have you ever stripped?- amp!
Can you cook? -a little! lol
Money or Love? -love!
Do you enjoy scary movies? - Sometimes ... but watching alone?? not quite.
Marriage Or Live In? -Marriage
When was the last time you said “i love you” ? - Just awhile ago to my baby Maia Chanelle.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
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Got this award from Ester ....thank you so much sissy! it's toadally sweet! :)
just grabbed it, and to all my blogger friends who are all toadally awesome, feel free to snag it!
Friday, February 8, 2008
my baby girl
Date of Birth: February 6, 2008
Time of Birth: 1:50 am
Birth weight: 5 lb. 6 oz.
Length: 19 inches
via Normal Spontaneous Delivery
♥Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.♥
P.S. Belly tales and birth story coming soon...
Thanks to all of you guys for voting on my baby's name poll and for all the well-wishers who prayed for us. I heart y'all!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
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