we are all just waiting until she decides to move into a bigger apartment, because let’s face it, this tummy of mine refuses to get any bigger for her growing body. tita kris is moving back to boston this saturday, but little emma is still nestled inside…our hopes of her coming out before saturday seems a little bleak, although we continue to persuade her otherwise. she moves constantly and strongly inside. her kicks are much harder and it’s more difficult positioning myself to comfortably sleep. my feet occasionally also become swollen and my heels are often tender. i think about her often. i think about the first day of her schooling, then i jump back and think about her first few months living from the comforts and safety of the womb. she’ll have tons of checkups to make sure she progresses normally and healthy- like her hearing, her immunity…what will i do when she develops her first cold, stuffy nose, fever…she’ll be helpless always depending on perze and i for relief… i never want to see her hurt. but i know she will be. i always want to see her smiling. but i know she won’t be. she has a […]
Presents from Emma/Noe’s Baby ShowerNgs- diaper bag, baby bjorn, book, breast pump Mom & Dad- crib mattress Toto- Papasan Swing Kris- Play mat Valdez- bath robe, high chair Dorothy and A.Deding- cradle bouncer Guevarra- tub/seat bathtub TJ & Arcano’s- 3 pink outfits Kuya Danny & A.Myla- tub/seat bathtub A.Juvie- Baby Changing Pad Julie & John- towel, bath set, tub/seat bathtub Cosicos- blanket, picture frame, comforter A. Carol- baby clothes maribel- bib set, sleep set A. Pearl- pink blanket, photo album, picture frame A. Nancy and K. Leon- bibs, pink pj’s, booties, hugies wipes, baby wash, lotion Reen- Pooh Blanket Abigail- Onesies Alvin- Pink Pooh Set A. Susan & K. Alfon- towel and washcloths (Pooh) Benipayos- Pooh Mobile, bed ruffles Rogie and Leila- crib sheets K. John & A. Joy- booties, Pooh blanket K. Dolly & A. Rose- Pooh towel and washcloths A. Pheobe & K. Bobby- diapers, bibs, onesies Sabados- dresses, clothes Kenn Rimmey- bib and mittens Jake- customized blanket LeLeons- Pooh clothing set A. Agnes- burp cloths, bath time collection Fragos- toy, bibs, clothes Teya- bathrobe Nables- purse, hat, booties A. Merle- silver sandals, bathing suit A. Maricel- bath set (gift set, yellow clothes, blanket Barb- pink crochet blanket […]
yay! I just had my last ultrasound…now i just have to go in for my 2x a week NSTs and fluid check, and of course, my regular weekly checkups at the ob/gyn. here she is… we tease her cuz from the ultrasound, she looks like she has big lips…but it’s only because she’s running out of space, plus, we can’t keep her still enough to get an accurate picture. but you can discern her eyes and nose quite well. have i mentioned that she’s 5.4 lbs now? well, she is, after having been so worried the first time they thought her weight was going to be a complication. i remember being so worried that i had only 2 more months to go and she wasn’t even 3 lbs. God was forming her… she’s just gonna be as big as the majority of the babies…but then again, i’m pretty small, so she prolly just takes after me. i can’t wait to see her face and hear her voice. see her kicks instead of feeling them from inside. the anticipation is sometimes too much, also because i know everyone is really excited to meet her- the first little perze/marchesa combo- ninja noe. […]
like ice-cold water that was poured on my face, i woke up this morning with the thought that in 22 days i’m going to be a dad. same realization i have every morning for the past two weeks, of course the number of days just keeps on getting smaller. this will probably the most difficult and wonderful thing that i’ll ever experience in my entire life … be entrusted with another. proverbs 22:6 comes to mind. as i look forward, i end up looking inwards. realizing that in the 30 years of my life i’ve trifled with so many things and end up questioning my maturity in the faith. am i mature enough to train a child in God’s ways? deep inside, I hear a resounding NO. but on the other side her name reminds me so much of what God has done for me and marchesa. For those of you who do not know yet, our little girl’s name will be Emmanuelle Grace … Emmanuelle because she is a testament that God is with us, and it is only through his Grace that we are where we are, and thanking Him for every moment that we have in this […]
kristie’s been going with me to my appt’s cuz perze has to work during the days. today, i had my last ultrasound until my pregnancy, and she cooperated the whole time. her heart looks great, her fluid around her still have amniotic fluid to facilitate her breathing ability, she’s head down now, and her abdomen shows the typical signs of practice breathing. she did get bigger, thank the Lord. last time i went there was 3 weeks ago, when she was 3.14 lbs, and now she’s 5.3 lbs!! woot woo for baby…she’s so good. when i saw her in the ultrasound screen, i saw one of her arms raised, yet she still had her eyes closed. and since she’s bigger, the ultrasound pictures are a little more difficult to decipher…so sometimes i think she has big lips…hahahah…crazy little girl. it’s only a matter of days now, i’m just praying for a healthy pregnancy.
a lot of my girlfriends are pregnant and are due a little after me. Christina- July (Boy) Kat- September (Girl) Ate Maricel- August (?) Ate May- September (Twins- 1 boy, 1 girl) Stephanie Groser- August (?) 2005 is going to filled with so much happiness.
so here i am at 8.5 months: i weight 138 lbs. which means i’ve gained almost 30 lbs. since i got pregnant. they’ve increased the number of times i have to get my NST since they want to closely monitor her heartbeat and the placenta, just to make sure she’s getting enough oxygen, and that the fluid around her is sufficient. she’s 4 lbs. now, which is good since she can survive at that weight if ever she ceases to grow and i need to be induced to giving birth. Although she is of low birth weight, there have been many successful cases where a 4 lb. baby has been delivered, so i am not worried. when i go to my checkups and ultrasounds, her heartbeat is always steady, and to see her heartbeat is so amazing because i know she’s being well taken care of in there. Not only does she function, but i know she has a lovely personality already. She knows when to make a scene, and when to be shy. She knows when i’m resting and when she needs attention. the 2x a week hospital visits are inconvient right now because now i have to stay […]