Adrianne's Latest Photos

Here are some photos of Adrianne taken at the hospital yesterday. Unfortunately di pa rin namin sya naiuwi. Sabi nila 3 to 4 days ang conversative assumption nila kung kailan sya maiuuwi. Pero may nagsasabi rin na it might take a week pa para maiuwi sya.

My Birth Story

Birth Story Time Line

October 20,2007—The day of the baby shower. Many of the guests were saying na malaki daw ang tyan ko. Medyo nag drop na sya. I was really happy and smiling all through out the day kasi I was touched that many people went to the baby shower kasi medyo malayo ang house ni Ate Beth and yet marami pa rin pumunta.

October 21,2007- Went home from Ate Beth’s house to go to Grishan’s home para ihatid si Brox. Went to church and nag dinner kami sa Thai Restaurant. The dinner was good. Loved the Tom Yung!! Nung pag uwi namin pag baba ko sa car napansin ko masakit yung paa ko saka biglang nag manas. Uh oh usually not a good sign in my case. Kasi nung pinauwi ako sinabihan ako na pag manas ang paa balik sa sa hospital. What really had me worried was that this didn’t happen gradually. This happened all of a sudden. So naisip buti pala may appointment ako the next day.

October 22,2007- Nagpahatid ako kay Philbert sa hospital kasi may schedule ako na Non Stress Test. Nung andun na ako sa office ni Theresa. Sya yung nurse na mention ko nag manas ang paa ko. Sabi nya normal daw yun. Eh masakit din ulo ko. Dun na sya nag worry. Kinuhanan ako ng BP. 140/100 medyo mataas na sya. So dinala na nya ako sa labor and delivery. Medyo worried ako kasi parang na mention na yung word na induction eh di pa sya 37 weeks. Mag 37 weeks pa lang sya sa October 26.I prayed and prayed and told God na bahala na sya sa amin.Alam ko di naman nya kami pababayaan.Tinawagan ko na si Philbert at nagbilin na ako. I called Grishan and texted some friends to pray for me kasi nga induce na nga ako. I called my doula and told her na induce na ako. God is good kasi yung nurse na nag aalaga sa akin kababayan ng asawa ko so I was assured na talagang di ako pababayaan. Saka if I have questions she would be there to help me by answering my questions.

3:00PM—Start na ng induction. May kinabit na IV sa akin, Fetal Monitor and yung pang measure ng BP. May pinasok silang tube sa pipi ko and sa dulo andun yung gamot na parang balloon. Tapos pinasok din nila yung parang cathether kasi di na ako puede tumayo para mag wiwi. So ayun nakahiga ako the whole time.

7:00PM—I felt something falling down sabi ko ano yun medyo ninerbyos ako yung nakakabit na balloon nahulog. I immediately called the nurse to tell them na may nahulog. Sign pala yun na medyo ride na cervix ko. Nung na IE ako 4 CM na.

11:00PM- 4CM pa rin medyo ninerbyos na ako kasi nung manganganak ako kay Joshwa di nako nag progress past 4cm pero ang kaibahan this time masakit ang balakang ko as in now lang ako nakaranas ng ganung feeling. I tried to be a better person I refused an epidural. Pero I told the nurse to give me something mild for the pain. Ayoko pa sana agad mag request at first. Kasi naisip ko baka pag time na kailangan ko na wala nang effect

12:00 AM-Tumawag Mama ko and I told her na di pa ako nag pa epidural pero I told her na may nilagay sa IV ko masakit na talaga di ko na kinaya medyo it would have helped if I was able to change positions kaso I was strapped to the bed. After I talked to my mom I called the nurse swallowed my pride and told her I want an epidural.

1:00AM—Dumating yung doctor and they discussed the effects of the epidural and I remember telling him now you tell me and you’re scarring me. Sabi nya we have to tell you this things so that you’ll know. At that time I didn’t care kasi masakit na talaga balakang ko at likod ko. Not so much my the womb but the back pain was really,really, really bad.

2:30AM- The doctor told me that they we’re breaking the water bag and I didn’t feel it anymore as in bangag na ako because of the epidural.As in wala na akong na feel nakatulog na ako. They told me na baka may ma feel ako na basa as in wala akong naramdaman. Before ako nakatulog I heard them say nasa 7CM na ako medyo nakalma na ako.

6:45AM—Nagising ako kasi may nag IE sa akin masakit sya at naramdaman ko at naisip ko naku po wala nang effect ang epidural. Sabi nya 9CM na. Sabi ko sa sarili ko Thank You Lord!!! Kaunting tiis na lang.

7:20AM-Finally 10CM na I was moved to the other room na tataka ako bakit parang kuarto lang din di sya mukhang delivery room pero sabi sa akin dito ka na manganaganak. Pero I kept telling the baby sandal lang ha wait tayo for Daddy kasi padating na. True enough pag dating ni Philbert It was time to start pushing tapos dumating na si Peggy yung doula naming.

8:00AM-10:00AM I was pushing for 2 hours medyo may gaps in between. Di ko naramdaman ang epidural as in lahat ng sakit naramdaman ko talaga.Di ako marunong mag push inaamin ko kasi kung marunong ako di ako mag push ng 2 hours.Nung una sinasabi nila okay lang ba I forcep if di ko na kaya. Sabi ko oo maski pa I vacuum nila okay lang. Wag lang I-CS kasi If I wanted a repeat CS nagpaschedule na ako kaso I wanted to try to do a VBAC talaga. Saka never did I say it out loud habang nanganganak ako na open me up CS na. Ayoko talaga kasi baka sabihan ako o sige we’ll do that.

Finally at 10:06 AM just as I was really tired and did a final push she was out. Nung lumabas na sya na feel ko talaga yung sakit. Kaya pala ako nahirapan kasi nung una nakatilid sya tapos pag push ko bumabalik sya it took awhile for her to go out on her own. Pero I’m so thankful na nakaraos ako at nakaya ko mag VBAC. 6.9 LBS sya mas malaki pa sya kay Joshwa. God is good kasi kung umabot pa sya ng 39 weeks mas malaki pa sya di ko alam kung kakayanin ko pa. Dati pag may nagtatanong kung possible ba ang Vaginal Birth After A Caesarian Section ayoko mag salita kasi di ko pa nasubukan pero I’m now proof na possible sya.

I’m now at home Adrianne is still in the hospital kasi may jaundice pa sya pero we’re hopeful na maiiuwi na namin sya in the next few days


Sa mga nag email, nag text, tumawag, nag iwan ng message sa blogs ko to greet me a Happy Birthday thanks so much..I’m so touched and so thankful that people remember and took time out to greet me.

I spent a quiet birthday at home. Boring right? well yes but i have to stay home and didn’t want to stress myself that could send me into early labor because the earliest time I could give birth is not till October 26.

I’m so thankful because I had a very great year. God has been so great. He never fails me..Philbert and I are okay sure we do have our moments when we fight but I guess that’s normal. Joshwa is doing so well in school he’s not yet verbal but we’re getting there. A new baby will be joining our small family what more can I ask for. Yes i have a lot of wishes and I know in my heart that as long as I hold on to my faith and to God’s promise that he will come through for me then the prayers that I have in my heart will be granted.


We celebrated my birthday a little early this year we had dinner last Sunday at Chili’s. Kasi baka di na kami makalabas sa Friday. Anyway we have the baby shower on Saturday so parang post birthday celebration ko na rin siguro yun. It’s actually weird na this year di ko agad naisip na malapit na nga pala birthday ko.Unlike the previous years na Sept 1 palang nag count down na ako at nagplano kung ano ang gagawin. Pero this year di ko talaga naisip siguro kasi medyo pre-occupied ako.

I’m sure sawa na kayo magbasa tungkol sa kuento ko about the binyag.Pero indulge me na lang. Though we’re ready to have the baptism on December. We decided to push it back to January because Joshwa will also be turning 7 on January so naisip namin na isang celebration na lang. Saka we don’t know yet if I’ll be able to have a VBAC or a Caesarian so baka I might need time to recover. We’ll try our best to attend the baptism seminar on November 4 para at least man lang yun magawa namin.

5 Things

5 Things I don’t like About Being Pregnant

1) Gestational Diabetes

2) Nosebleeds

3) Shortness of Breath

4) The Physical Fatigue

5) The Emotional Rollercoaster

5 Things I love About My Pregnancy…

1) Pampering I get from my husband

2) Feeling the baby move

3) Being able to take naps when I want to.

4) Hearing the baby’s heartbeat

5) The excitement and anticipation that soon I’ll be able to hold the baby in my arms.


I wish i could tie you up in my shoes
Make you feel unpretty too
I was told I was beautiful
But what does that mean to you
Look into the mirror who's inside there
The one with the long hair
Same old me again today (yeah)

pre chours:
My outsides look cool
My insides are blue
Everytime I think I'm through
It's because of you
I've tried different ways
But it's all the same
At the end of the day
I have myself to blame
I'm just trippin'


You can buy your hair if it won't grow
You can fix your nose if you said so
You can buy all the make up
That M.A.C. can make
But if you can't look inside you
Find out, who am I to
Be in the position to make me feel
So damn unpretty
I'll make you feel unpretty too

Never insecure until I met you
Now I'm being stupid
I used to be so cute to me
Just a little bit skinny
Why do I look to all these things
To keep you happy
Maybe get rid of you
And then I'll get back to me (hey)

pre chours:

My outsides look cool
My insides are blue
Everytime I think I'm through
It's because of you
I've tried different ways
But it's all the same
At the end of the day
I have myself to blame
I believe I'm trippin'


Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh (oh)
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh (oh)

Chorus x 2

Random Thoughts

Ayos na yung baby bag ni Adrianne. Nung na confine kasi ako although nag prepare na ako just in case manganak ako di ko pa sya dinala sa hospital pero at the back of my mind feeling ko kulang kulang ang laman. Luckily Ate Beth did a great job of putting together a great baby bag. As in lahat na ng kulang ko ilagay andun na lahat. While I was at the hospital I was reading this book by Dr. Harvey Karp. The Happiest Baby on The Block and dami ko rin natutunan. Dun ko lang nalaman na kailangan pa talaga yung swaddling. Ni hindi ko alam yun naisip ko na lang na kasi baka di applicabe sa Philippines kasi none of my tita’s did the swaddling maski mga friends ko di naman nila na mention sa akin na kailangan pala ang swaddling. Siguro dito mas na practice nilla kasi medyo malamig dito. Talagang na bilib ako dun sa book I even bought the CD and the DVD. Sana mag work ang next na balak ko bilhin is yung DVD ni Priscilla Dunstan yung Dunstan Baby Language. I know that nothing beats mother’s instinct kaso di naman siguro masama gumamit ng tools lalo na dun sa mga gabi na naloloka ka na kasi iyak nang iyak yung baby tapos di mo alam kung bakit. I keep telling the baby na pagdating ng November 5 its okay for her to make her appearance na kasi may baptismal seminar pa kami ng November 4.

Speaking of binyag ready na ang baptismal gown at 2 dresses na pampalit nya and the souvenirs. Ang di ko pa naayos ay kung saan gagawin ang reception. Pero kung di namin makuha yung sa Gerry’s iniisip ko na sa Max’s Restaurant gagawin kaso ang problema lang kasi medyo malayo sa amin eh. Pero si Philbert naman gusto nya sa Chinese Buffet gagawin. Which is another great option kasi mas mura dun. I just know that everything will fall into place pagdating sa venue. Sabi nga nila bahala na si Batman at sabi nga din nang isa kong friend na si Jovee isama mo na rin ang Super Friends.