It’s been a month since I gave birth and although I’m nearing full recovery already, I could say that we’re still a little bit displaced and adjusting on our new routines now because of the new family addition. Most of the outside home errands like grocery shopping, bank and other errands that I’m normally tasked with were temporarily taken over by the husband. My movements are limited still because the little one immensely depends on me for survival (read as: me being a milk machine). Since we can’t get anywhere yet, the baby and I are just confined at home. But being confined at home isn’t really boring or lifeless. Thanks to the power of internet and the advanced technology nowadays, you’re still closely connected anywhere to the world even if you’re just at home. In fact, you can get to places virtually and play to satisfy your entertainment and leisure needs by just logging on the web.
If you’re fond of casinos, then probably you have heard that it’s possible nowadays to gamble virtually, win or go bankrupt by playing online through hundreds of microgaming online casinos available on the web. The Migrogaming platform is one of the most popular software developers in the industry. The myriad of gaming options and rooms are so immense and each is designed to be highly user-friendly. One need not be a computer geek to understand how to play. There’s an option for one to either instantly play on his browser or download the interface to his computer. These online games are no different to actual casino games. Perhaps the only difference is that the players can hit the jackpot or go bankrupt in their jammies and not tuxedos or formal outfit as casino goers would wear.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
The different types of cheerleading uniforms that are popularly used nowadays.
Cheerleading is a very popular sport for many kids nowadays. Yes, it is considered a sport and cheerleaders do a lot of hard work and practice just like any other athlete. It is only right that they are also garbed in eye-catching cheerleading uniforms that will make them stand out as a team.
If your child is a cheerleader then you should be prepared to shell out some money for cheerleading uniforms. Almost all cheerleading uniforms come in the school’s colors and oftentimes, the school logo or mascot is also included in the design. There are also different designs and styles when it comes to cheerleading uniforms. To help you get an idea of what your child may be wearing as cheerleading uniforms, below are some of them.
Bodysuit. These cheerleading uniforms are leotard-like outfits which can come in one-piece or two-pieces. Bodysuits are often designed to be full-bodied which means that they have long sleeves and the pants go all the way to the ankle. These cheerleading uniforms make many of the usual cheerleading moves very easy to do because they are form-fitting and do not expose a lot of skin.
Skirts. These are very popular cheerleading uniforms. Skirts used in cheerleading come in many different styles such as A-line, V, 3-pleat, knife pleat, panel, and flyaway styles. Although legs are exposed when wearing cheerleading skirts, they are still a preferred style because they make leg movements easy and are cool to wear. Cheerleading skirts are actually designed to be really short to make movements safe and easy on the cheerleaders. Longer skirts may be preferred by some conservative types but they actually make routines more difficult and unsafe.
Cheer Top. Some of the common styles of cheer tops are the double knit sweater, crossover, banded, diamond, M-style, X-style, W-style, and V-style shell tops. These tops often have their zippers along the side for easier wearing.
Cheerleading uniforms are often made of spandex and polyester that are soft on the skin and are very flexible. These materials make it easy for the cheerleaders to dance, jump, kick, and do other cheerleading stunts. No matter which cheerleading uniform style your child may be wearing, make sure that it is comfortable and durable.Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (4)
Ashley will be celebrating her first month birthday in 5 days. I think I’ll take it as a cue that I really need to start doing my overdue posts about my birthing story and postnatal days I’ve been meaning to share for several weeks now.
So here it goes..
I’ve started experiencing regular a bit painful contractions about 10 minutes apart each on the evening of the 28th. I fell asleep while monitoring it but I was awakened several times in the wee hours of the morning because of the pain while contractions occur.
We were scheduled to do our Christmas shopping in Greenhills in the morning (so I could also do a walking marathon for the baby to descend) and attend the Trick or Treat in the afternoon at Kaje’s place.
Asher and I woke up at about 8 am. Out of the blue, he lied down next to my tummy and whispered “Baby Klong-klong, labas na ikaw. Play na tayo.” By this time, I felt the regular contractions with a lesser interval time of about 8 minutes and were slightly more painful. When I got up, I felt something gushed down there. The bloody show prompted me to shout to the husband…. “This is it! Let’s go!”. We readied, picked up our hospital bags and off we went. I didn’t eat my breakfast anymore because I was thinking that delivery will faster this second time around and if I’ll have a food intake, they might not administer anesthesia on me.
I was admitted to the Labor Room at about 10:30 in the morning where they checked and found out that I was already 5 cm dilated. No wonder the painful regular contractions of about 5 minutes apart were that intense. They performed the necessary prepping (aargghh..the enema was the worst experience at this point), hooked my belly up to the baby monitoring machines, got IV-ed, etc. My OB visited me at 12 noon then gave instructions to the resident doctors and left to hold clinic while waiting for my labor to progress. The resident doctor sat down beside me and religiously monitored further my contractions. I requested for the epidural anesthesia when I progressed to 6 cm as I couldn’t bear the pain anymore. Got a temporary bliss for an hour or so. The anesthesiologist continued to inject but I noticed that I was feeling the pain again every contraction. I was perplexed because with Asher, it was heaven from the moment the epidural was administered until he got out.
At 5 pm, the resident OB said that I’m 10 cm dilated already and that, I have to wait for my OB before I begin pushing. “Mag-blow-blow ka muna pag nararamdaman mong lalabas na siya. Wag ka muna mag-push ha?” A few minutes later, my doctor came and said smilingly “Ang bait naman ng baby mo. Talagang naghintay at pinatapos niya muna akong mag-clinic.” A few minutes more later, they wheeled me to the Delivery Room. I got nostalgic because it was the same Delivery Room, the same OB, the same anesthesiologist-slash-photographer who took care of me when I delivered Asher three years ago. I braced myself at that moment and said “This is it! I’m going to finally meet Ashley in a few minutes”. I then prayed and waited for their signal to start pushing. I could hear my OB instructing the resident doctor to clear some space as they readied to rupture my bag. I also tried to recall the delivery download videos from youtube that I watched. First contraction and there goes my first push. Took a deep breath, second contraction came, second push and there I felt like a strong wave of water gushing out of my body. I heard them say “Uy sumabay na si baby sa tubig”..then I heard Ashley’s wail. “Baby girl out 5:46 pm”, the nurse announced. My mind went blank as I just started to feel my eyes well up with tears. They did the necessary post delivery procedures on me then my anesthesiologist asked me “May masakit ka pa bang nararamdaman? Bakit panay ang ihip mo pa rin?” LOL. That’s when I realized I was unconsciously blowing still. I couldn’t help but laugh at myself, too. I think I was just too occupied thinking about my first glimpse of our little princess. Again, another love at first sight.
After she was cleaned up, they brought her next to me for the first mother-baby skin to skin contact and first latching. The resident Pedia told me “Naku ang anak mo gutom na ata..sinubo agad kamay niya kanina”. At this point, Ashley was still crying and I could see the flowing tears. I remember saying “Hello Ashley…don’t cry na. Mommy’s here.” Whew! Another mommy defining moment for me. So this is how it feels to have a second baby..and this is how overwhelming and blissful it is to be a second time mom.
I was then wheeled out and stopped at the main door of the Delivery Room area. They called in the husband and there he was with my Mother in Law..both in all smiles. They just saw Ashley in the Nursery and they greeted me “Ang cute sobra ni Ashley!”. My OB and the anesthesiologist chatted with us for a moment and even had our picture taken. I took a rest at the Recovery Room where I also had my dinner..my first food and water intake after 24 hours. I was finally reunited with Asher and the husband in my private room at 9 pm.
I’m really thankful that I had a safe and generally easy delivery. Ashley weighed 6.12 lbs and measured 51 cm. She had a perfect Apgar score of 10. The Pediatrician cleared her of any newborn medical condition and we were given the go signal to room in her on the second day. After 2 1/2 days since I was admitted and as soon as she had her newborn screening test, we were both discharged and we brought Ashley to our home sweet home on the evening of 31st.Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (3)
Soldering is a commonly used technique in the electronics and jewelry making industries wherein a solder is melted which will serve as a filler metal and it fuses together metal workpieces. If you open a mobile phone or take a look at a computer’s motherboard, you’ll see complex connections of tiny metal alloys and minute wires. Joining and fusing all these together is made possible by the process of soldering. Nowadays, it’s highly encouraged that a Lead Free Solder is used because of lead’s impact on health and on the environment. Inhalation, ingestion or dermal contact with lead as it could cause poisoning.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Moms who have just given birth are commonly advised to consume and eat more often soupy dishes or meals that is cooked with Moringa leaves. This plant is known to help increase the supply of a mom’s breast milk because of its Galactogogues content. Further, it contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, and calcium thereby making it as one of the plants that is most nutritious. In fact, it is said that it has more Vitamin C than oranges have. It also has antioxidant properties and contains phytonutrients.
Aside from a milk supply inducer, Moringa when combined with Omega and Olive Oil makes a powerful skin multi-vitamin, too. The natural antioxidants, multi-vitamins and minerals from these three substances deeply nourishes and moisturizes sensitive and dry skin. It has a natural cleansing power keeping the skin healthy and well nourished. For those who have dry and sensitive skin, itchy skin or wrinkles, Moringa supplements can be ordered from local drugstores or online like Healthychoicenaturals.com.
Other natural supplements such as Krill Oil or Acai Berry can be sourced from the same suppliers, too. Krill Oil is rich with Omega-3 which is an anti-oxidant that neutralizes free radicals and other harmful metabolic byproducts in our body. It is good for the heart and provides immune system and memory support.
Acai Berry supplements, just like the Krill Oil is also regarded as a powerful antioxidant. It lessens the destructive power of free radicals in the body reducing the risk of some heart diseases and cancer. Some have also testified that acai berries are weight loss boosters.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)