Sunday, April 30, 2006

first party

Caroline attended her first party last week. I know it's a late post, busy lang talaga eh. I was so excited when my officemate invited me; it was her son's 1st birthday. It was fun, and we enjoyed the party. I know Caroline did, too, although she cried a lot when people started to hold her. Getting so much attention and seeing so many people was overwhelming for her.

My officemate J prepared a lot of finger foods, and I discovered Caroline like carrots. She sucks on a carrot like a milk bottle until she falls asleep. We also took her first picture sitting. Of course we had to prop her up and she swayed from side to side. It was yet another milestone for her. Here are a few photos taken at the birthday party, more pictures here.

aren't they cute :)

here she is sitting

and here's the doting moms :)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!

Today we went to the mall to see the bunny and was hoping to have a picture taken for Caroline's first easter. Unfortunately the mall was closed, so we end up taking our own easter pictures.

Hope you all had a great easter!

3 months

Caroline is 3 months. She had another shot last Friday that's why it's hard to make her smile. She's now 12lbs 4oz and 23 1/4inches, she's a healthy growing baby :)

At 3 months her milestones are

  • 'sings' w/ me whenever I rock her to sleep
  • holding both hands almost like clapping position
  • can hold her head steadily on tummy time

    Philippines Festival 2006

    We went to Philippine Festival in Tampa last April 8th. This festival is a yearly gathering of Filipinos who live in Tampa Bay area. It was really nice to see a lot of Pinoy in one place, lots of food and to hear pinoy music. Although we didnt do much but eat, we enjoy being there. I love the bbque! I think I bought bbque in 3 different places, and the halo-halo was yummy!

  • Here's a few pictures from the occasion.

    Monday, April 03, 2006

    a little of everything...

    It's been a while since my last post. The little one is doing well, she is getting more interesting now as L said. She's starting to communicate now. At barely 3 months she's responding well when you talk to her. Aside from smiling and laughing, she giggles and makes a lot of sounds. Whenever she's about to cry she talk, like she's saying something and making faces - I take it that means she's hungry. She loves her mobile, she talked with those little stuff animals hanging on it, boy she really makes a lot of sounds watching them! I haven't gotten a recorder to record her sounds. She's a happy baby indeed!

    My parent-in-laws visited us for a few days. Actually they came back from a cruise and the ship docked in Tampa so they included a visit to St. Petersburg on their trip. Dad stayed for 1 night and 2 days ( he has another business trip to attend to - he's a globe trotter) to see Caroline. Mom stayed for 5 days and most of the time she kept little Caroline. I'm glad they had sometime to spent with her, it will be a while before they see her again.

    Last Saturday we went to the beach, first time for Caroline. I bundled her and carry on a Bjorn baby sling. And like the running water in the faucet at home, the beach make her sleepy . So we walk along the shores while she's sleeping. It was nice though the sunsets at 6pm it's not dark, it's not too cold either. We enjoy walking for a few hours.


    I on the otherhand was diagnosed with Ganglion cyst. It is a tumor or swelling on top of a joint, the cause is unknown. Mine is on the left wrist, it hurt mostly when I woke up in the morning. It's not a life threatening cyst, does not need to have an emergency treatment. But if it hurt so much and I'd like the pain to stop there are few ways to remove it. I can use a heavy book to physically smash the cyst. Aspiration which includes placing a needle into the cyst, drawing the liquid material out, injecting a steroid compound (anti-inflammatory), and then splinting your wrist to keep it from moving. Last but now the least, surgical removal of the cyst is needed when the mass is painful, interferes with function or causes numbness or tingling of the hand or fingers. My choice? None. I just had a major surgery not too long ago and I don't want to be on someone else's table and be operated again. As long as it's not life threatening and wont make me invalid, and as much as I can, I will endure the pain.


    This was taken last week before we leave for the park one cold afternoon. We went to Weedon Island Park.

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