Wednesday, October 21, 2009

2months update!

my princess in jacket:)

she love the swing this time.. it helps her to sleep.

she enjoyed playing her rattle...

she still like to sleep on her carseat sometimes...

This is my girl when she turns 2 months... her face is more chubbier and she's getting big. she love to play, making noises saying ah, ohh.. she tried to lift her legs. she found her hands now. she suck her fist when she's hungry.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Big Disaster of Typhoon Ondoy

September 26,2009 was a big tragedy in Metro Manila.

Typhoon Ondoy is a disaster that exposed many hidden weaknesses in the government's preparedness for a calamity of this magnitude. Hundreds of people were trapped on the roofs of their homes as the flood heightened to drown them. They hoped in their heart of hearts that a rescue team will somehow emerge from the total darkness and bring them safely to a safe ground. But no one came. While people sent messages of help in their soaked and dying cellphones pleading for help, the Arroyo government went on closed-door meetings and media interviews, where a single second may have been significant in saving lives…In this kind of disaster, every second lost and may mean lost lives.

Hundreds of people were trapped, but very few rubber boats arrived for rescue. Many died, and those who survived had to be sobered by the fact that a few more hours of rain would have certainly killed them, had not the rain somehow diminished in the night. They had to wait in the morning to be rescued, spending the night cold, wet, hungry—but alive.

I remember my my friend told me the sad story and I was really felt bad about it. I wish I could help them but I'm too far away from them..Anyhow, my family are safe. They were on vacation this week in our province..Hopefully they can go back to manila for safe travel.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

1 Month old.

My precious girl is now 1 month old..she is such a blessing for us. we enjoy watching her and learn new things everyday she seems growing so fast. she now can see us.. its fun coz she can now follow us too. i was really amazed watching her eyes following us.
Today we have doctor appointment at 4pm.. Hopefully something good news for her.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Yesterday was my USCIS initial interview for greencard. I was exhausted in the morning because I dont have much sleep from nursing my baby. I felt little bit nervous while waiting our names to be called and it took half hour sitting in a waiting area. I was wondering coz some other couples called ahead of us and besides were early than them...Finally the gentleman call my name and we follow him to his office. He told us to be sitted and he ask me if i know how to speak english and i said yes then he told us to swear and tell the truth for all his questions.. I felt nervous to answer him because he look strict to me but later on i felt calm and comfortable answering him. I realize that he was a nice person. He ask for our passports and my SSN and our ids and he gather all our documents. We had good conversation towards him and its like were talking to him like a friends.
Luckily were done.. and he told us our documents are fine. so I guess no problem with it.. so I was approved!

Monday, August 24, 2009

3 weeks old

My little girl is now 3 weeks old. She grow very fast. She is more look like Dad. She got the hair and eyes from Mom.. she is so adorable. We love her soo much.

Monday, August 17, 2009

2 weeks old

My baby Catherine is 2 weeks and 1 day old now. Dad and I are enjoying watching her grow. We've learn everyday. Taking care of her is challenging for us. She is our love of our life. We love her so much.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

10 days old

Hello everyone! I'm now 10 days old... just dropping by.. see u again next time! have a nice day!

1 week old!

My baby Catherine is one week old now...she grow very fast. she's getting bigger now and then. her daily routine is to poop,pee, eat and sleep. She is so beautiful. she make me happy all the time.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I am finally a Mommy!

Catherine Jean Milholland

born on August 2, 2009

7:40pm at PVHS Hospital

7pnds 1 and 1/2 oz

21 inches long
I am so blessed and thankful to God to have her in our life. She is healthy and beautiful. She is so precious little girl. my life is complete.I'm glad to have family:)

Friday, August 7, 2009

My Birth stories..

August 2, 2009

Sunday morning at 5am I woke up and felt to pee so when I got up something flowing ,I thought its my pee and i can't really believe it but it wasn't really a pee.On my mind i thought my water broke but I can't feel the pain right away so I didn't think I'm in labor. I didn't go back to bed that time. I was observing myself on whats happening on me. One hour later I started in pain and having hard contraction. when the contraction came hard, the water keeps flowing so I woke up my husband and tell whats happening to me. I was still doubting, I was really worried if we go to hospital and not time yet maybe the doctor will sent back home again..
My husband getting busy calling our doctor but he can't contact her but someone in the center answer and telling whats going on me. We decided to go hospital. I took a quick shower and starting to have hard contraction again and my water keeps flowing. I guess this is really is it. I only eat a little oatmeal for breakfast and my husband getting busy packing everything and load in the car.
About 8:30 in the morning we checked in the hospital and theysent me to birthing center. The nurse checked me and i was already 3cm dilated. She asked my urine sample and she saw my pads that has yellow on it. she said its a meconium i was really worried for that. one hour later, other nurse took a blood sample and she inserted a pinicilin. Every time i'm on pain i asked for medication. At 3pm the doctor checked on me again and I was already 5 cm dilated. this time my contraction getting worse and im on pain too much so i decided to have epidural. 10 munites later someone doctor came and he inserted the medication on me. I felt numb all over my legs and in my tummy I dont feel the hurts` anymore. I was so weak this time. Nurse told me to get some rest or nap when I can. She also inserted catheter on me because im not allowed to get up. About 6:30pm I can feel so much pressure on my butt everytime the contractions begin. the doctor came in and checked on me again. By this time I was already 9 and half cm dilated. oh my gosh I am really close to push. About 7pm the doctor checked on me again and I am finally 10 cm dilated. I really urge to push this time. so the nurse told me to try pushing and I did. I still remember many doctors and nurses around me and i don't care for men doctor. all in my mind is to concentrate in pushing . I kept praying and pushing this time. My husband was there with me and help me to push. All the doctors and nurses are very supportive. All i can hear from them is to say push and breath. I felt the head coming out and i only took a break to breath. The baby finally born at 7:40 pm. I was so amazed and very thankful to God. I did great! There's a tears on my eyes when i hear the baby cry. I know its a tears of joy and happiness.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

False alarm experienced!

Yesterday at 4am I was already starting having bad contraction until evening.. In the morning, my contraction changed to mild until evening. I went to bed at 11 pm and I can't sleep until 3am. my contraction getting harder and when i pee its hurts even if I change position the hurt doesn't go away.. my husband can't sleep good too coz he is worried for me everytime im on pain he massage me. I tried to go back to sleep but the hurts wake me up always. At 3 am the hurts getting harder and harder so I wake up my hubby to go hospital. he is very supportive until then.. we load our bags and things in the car and we went to the hospital. when we got there my hubby get a wheelchair for me coz its hard for me to walk. we check in and they bring us to birthing center. The nurse check my weight before we enter the room and after that she sent us to the room. I change my clothes and she ask my urine sample.. we sit there for a moment and waiting for the nurse to come in.. in 10 mins, the nurse came she start monitoring me, checking my blood and checking the heartbeat of the baby. while monitoring me she told me that the doctor will come in in a little while to check me. so when the doctor check my cervix she said i was dilated for 1 and half cm. and i was surprised my other doctor at center said i was already dilated at 2 cm in that day... I really can't believe coz i thought im already dilated like 3 to 4 cm. so the doctor tell us to check me again after in 1 hour if there is something changing on me. while waiting i took a nap and my contraction changed to mild. I was really confused., why its change like that. The doctor was confused too.. so she decided to check my vagina if i have infection.. In my other doctor she already check me for group b test and i was positive.. the doctor start checking on me.. oh my was really terrible i was tense and panic coz i remember during my papsmer its not really good at all. the nurse told me to relax so the doctor can did it. it took a minute to check and i was really uncomfortable that time. finally she's done checking on me.. while waiting for the result i took a nap. after an hour the doctor came in to tell us the results.. I was positive so that means i had infection..the doctor said its yeast infection on my vagina. Since i was dilated 1 and half cm the doctor sent us home but she gave me medication for my infection first. and she told me to take tylenol pm so i can sleep. when we got home i went our room right away to sleep.. i was really super tired and sleepy. I slept 8 hrs on that day. I woke up 5 pm and I was hungry coz that time i dont eat lunch. after taking a shower i go down to eat. I can't believe coz i feel better no more pain not too much contraction I just feel normal. so until now i feel better. oh well, its false alarm experienced.. so crazy! I hope next time its really true labor:)