Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Breastfeesing is a Choice

Before Tariel was born, I'm telling myself to breastfed him until three months of age. Because I'm not sure if I can commit longer than three months. I know that Breastfeeding has a lot of benefits thats the reason why it is called "Liquid Gold". And then the day was came when he was born, my mom asked me until when will I breastfed Tariel and I said until three months.

(Tariel and his first breastfeed)

Actually I'm not sure if I can breastfed him until three months. But I'm proud to say I breastfeed him for seven weeks or One month and a half.Right now I'm on the stage on making him a milk stash with a help of Farlin Manual Breast pump, at first it's hard to pump and I barely produce 1 oz yun pala mali pagkaka pump ko, I should mimic how Tariel suck so I pump slowly and my output increase 2 oz nga lang. Like what I said don't be pressured to breastfeed I know it's our responsibility to breastfed our child but each of us has own reason, I have read a post from a breastfeeding Mom na there's a lot of new Mother that are not well informed regarding Breastfeeding kaya they opted not to breastfeed their child because of the following reason.
  • Low milk production.
  • No time to latch because of work.
  • Inverted nipple.
  • No time or limited time at work to pump.
  • Medical condition.

And with so many reason. Maybe some Breastfeeding advocate are right most of us are lack of information. The media just said that Breastmilk is best up to two years and beyond. Nothing else the rest you have to do your own research or if your OB and Pedia suggest to do so, Actually kung hindi ako nagbuntis hindi rin ako ganito ka-eager to know more about Breastfeeding. Ngayon ko lang din nalaman na there's a Lactation Consultant here's in Philippines and some hospital has Nurse/Lactation Consultant I'm not aware, and some ordinary hospital will just said "Mag breastfeed ka Mommy, kasi mas maganda pag breastfeed." with no explanation why Breastfeed is a good choice. I hope that they will continue educate people regarding this especially in some rural areas. Anyway I post DOH info materials regarding breastfeeding, I think It should be post in all established, Ngayon ko nga lang din nalaman na may batas na magdadagdag oras para makapag pump ang nanay sa work. Let's spread and share knowledge regarding breastfeeding. Marami tayo matutulungan na mga first time Mom.

Monday, April 25, 2016

The First time Mommy Journey

I never thought that being a Mom will be as crazy as this

 (Just kidding!) Anyway last March 10, 2016 i gave birth to a healthy bouncing baby boy name Tariel in Pacific Global Medical Center.

It was roller coaster ride I was admitted March 9, 2016 it was an induced labor since my Amniotic fluid is low but suddenly my cervix is not improving and stuck in 7 cm. That's why my OB decided to perform emergency CS and the rest is history.

Before i gave birth i received and read advise regarding being a first time mom, they said that I will no longer have a fancy sleep like I did before i give birth and that's true.

Anyway here's the summary of my journey.

  • Tariel is exclusively breastfed and I'm glad that my OB and Tariel Pediatrician is a Breastfeed Advocate.
  • Newborn pee and poops every after i breastfeed and i think it's depends for some. But they poops as often so you have to ready a bunch of Newborn diaper.
  • You have to be aware of his need whether he need to be fed, maybe his tummy is aching or simply he just need cuddle from you.
  • You prioritize his need. 

I know that I have to learn more on how to properly care new born, I am not an expert of course because I'm a first time mom and even you googled for some tips, experience is still the best teacher.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Pregnancy Journey

Hi! I'm finally on my 36th weeks of pregnancy and i'm excited and nervous at the same time anyway here's the summary of my journey.

(Pregnancy Test Result)

(TVS first Ultrasound on 10th week)

(CAS Ultrasound on 27th Week)

(Pelvic Ultrasound on 31st week)

Consultation at Ann Francis Maternity Hospital

OB: Dr. Victoria Felix
Consultation fee: 280 PHP

Consultation at Pacific Global Medical Center

OB: Dr. Segarra
Consultation fee: 400 PHP

Monday, January 18, 2016

New Challenge for 2016

My 2015 is like a roller coaster ride i received a lots of blessings from the first quarter of the year. And had a bad one at the last quarter 'cause my grandmother passed away last November, ten days after my wedding. Actually until now I can't believed that lula (yes, that how we called her) leave us. I wish she was here so she can see my baby T. Yes, I'm pregnant and we found out that last July 2015.

(July 2015)

B and I have been together for 12 years imagined if  we already have a child back then he or she is already 12 years old today. I'm excited and nervous when I found out that I'm pregnant, I can't believe that I will become a Mom, as of today I'm on my 31 weeks (7 months).

(November 2015)

Had a simple church wedding last November 2015, good thing that my grandmother witness my union here, (Trivia: I was Baptized here, my first communion was also done here.)

I know that his 2016 will be a new challenge for me and my husband but whatever It takes, I know we can do it because we have guidance from God Above.


Today is my Husband birthday :)


Monday, November 16, 2015


Finally! After 12 years B and I tied a knot last Saturday :) I never been this nervous. We had a private and Intimate wedding. Will post about this next week.  For the meantime I will savor being Mrs. M :)


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