Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Akira, my princess

this our big baby, Akira, she's a 4 year old rottweiler. We love and adore her so much, she's such a good dog especially around Douglas. It's just so sad, she had cancer at the ankle in her left hind foot. it was started around june 2011, we just noticed her ankle was swollen once in a while, when it's present she's limping, but when she rest her foot, it will disappear again, so my husband went to the vet and let her have her check up, the vet said it was just a rheumatoid joints and needs a 1500 dollar surgery, shikes!! that much! The swollenn and limping was on and off, until early december, she can barely walk with her swollen foot and was in pain. Oh it was so terrible looking at her, i've been trying to search the net, and found out that rottweiler or big dogs are prone to bone problems and it seems rottweiler breeds are predispose to bone cancer, it was shocking but still hoping it wasn't cancer for my Akira. Late december with the help of our good friends, she had her x-ray and had second opinion at other vet clinic. Indeed, my suspicion was true, she had cancer and it was spread in her liver already, at that day, it seems i prepared my self with the tragic news, but no matter how you prepared yourself, its still so much pain, though i was prepared to hear it, it seems i felt a stabbed in my chest and at the same time i felt hallow in my heart that i cant cry anymore. It was so painful for us, all the families that loved her so much, but its just so unfair for my baby to let her feel the pain, we know it wont heal and feel any better no matter what kind of meds or herbal interventions we gave, in early february, we let her sleep in peace with the presence of our good friend. We are just so thankful with the short time she spent with us, but her memories was enough to fill our hearts with love, laughter, and fun, her life brought more joy in every lives of all the people that loved her so much. Thank you my princess. We love you and misses you so much. God knows how much i love you my Akira.

Monday, April 9, 2012

ear ache

wow, time fly so fast, i never thought its almost a year now that i never posted any updates with my little angel....its just that, i am a full time mom, a full time wife and a full time household keeper...we're doing a big garden renos in our front and back yard started last summer, and did some painting inside the house too. That is why i dont have really time for blogging, sorry :( but the garden is almost done, just the back yard left now and a few work in the front that needs to be done. I can relax for a bit now and take it easy gardening this time...annd trying to find time blogging too :)

I posted before that i've been trying to wean my angel in his pacifier, well, because, through is soother he had earaches, as a mom, it hurts and really bothers me, i always made sure the soother is cleaned, and so i asked my doctor and began to search the net.

Earache is usually common in infants and children because the Eustachian tube will easily blocked due to excess mucus and saliva produced during teething and pacifier use. With my Douglas, since he is a formula baby, he had 3 repeated episodes and all end up by taking antibiotics. I just cant stand looking at him when he had one, i would know when he's irritable, cant eat, cant sleep and would have fever that reaches to a 100 F in temperature, as a mom, i need to do something. Around 15 months, slowly, i tried not to give the pacifier during the day, it was hard at night as he cant sleep without it, i let him cry when he asked, but with love and patience he totally forgot his soother at 16 months.

I am a very happy mommy, that since then, he had no more ear aches, i do hope he wont have it anymore.....i just love my little angel so much :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

traveling with my son-shine

Just came home from a 2 month vacation in the Philippines with my little son-shine, i can say it was a blast.....but no matter how you carefully planned and prepared your trip, there's always disaster in a way......well, in my case, traveling with my 1 year old son for the first time in the plane ( i think its one of the most feared moments to all mommies and daddies who's traveling with an infant ) down to the philippines. I researched and planned before we fly down the do's and don'ts, what to bring and what not, but no matter how well prepared i am, its still a disaster. He cried for mostly the entire trip, he fall asleep when he was exhausted from crying and then when he woke up he'll cry again, he was like that on and off for 13 hours of our flight, what a way to ruin other passenger's trip huh? For my son, its not because of earache but because he is not used of seeing a lot of people surrounds him, but the big factor was the sound of the engine, it really scared him.......but when we got in manila, as we got the connector flight going to davao, i was so amazed how calm he was, maybe because he was familiar inside the plane and the sound of the engine, it was an hour and a half smooth flight, my little angel was calmly resting in my arms until we landed the davao airport.

I wasn't so afraid for our trip coming home because i was a bit confident that he will behave in the plane. Indeed, he was totally an angel. In our flight going down, he didn't poop at all, i just changed his diaper twice for wet ones at the changing table located at the bulkhead area where i was seated. Our trip back home was not that bad actually, he was smiling all the time, playing his toys when he's awake and the best part was, he was sleeping for like about 8 hours for an 11 hours flight.....oh what a lovely trip, except one thing......again, disaster is on the way....i never expected that he was so afraid of the washroom in the plane as it was so small. This time, he pooped twice, so i had to go to the washroom to changed him, oh he was really screaming when i put him down at the changing table, because he was so afraid, he didnt lay down and i had a hard time wiping his bum, and then he vomited, right at my front top, perfect huh? and when i'm done trying to clean my shirt, he peed on my pants and shoes as i forgot to put on his diaper trying to clean my self....what a perfect trip for mommy.....just so thankful that there was a cologne there.... and when we got out from the washroom, he was smiling and hugging mommy again......i was just smiled, laughing inside actually, no matter how you tried to make your trip smooth and disaster free, there's always unseen things happen....i can say there's no such perfect trip when you got an infant with you travelling......ah well, it doesnt matter, my son enjoyed the flight back home, he was smiling and hugging mommy all the time, thats all that thing i'd learned, bring extra clothes for you and not just onesies for babies, expect that there's always unexpected things to happen when travelling.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Douglas Baptism and 1st birthday celebration

And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them. --The Bible. Mark 10:16

I'm proud to announce that last sunday the 20th of february our little angel was baptized, rest assured he'll be in God's care forevermore. At the same day, we celebrate his 1st birthday too since his birthday is on the 21st. It was a blast even though the party was a little chaotic in the kitchen part, thanks to my comares for not letting me down and helping me serving really yummy foods to our friends, it wont be possible without them. The highlight was of course in the church. i love looking at my son in his little tuxedo in white with the Mother Mary holding baby Jesus and the shining Eucharist embroidered in the vest, and a white shoes. At that day, it was just him who was baptized, so the church was all ours, oh it was perfect! I will always cherish this moment forever :) I love you Douglas, you are mommy and daddy's God's miracle, our precious gift!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

trying to wean my baby from his pacifier

Douglas is almost 11 months now, i'm trying to wean him from pacifiers, i want him off from his paci before his first birthday, and i read too that its not good for the teeth......i tried to lessen giving him his soother during the day but he cant sleep at night without any ideas? anyone?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

my little angel's first christmas

My little man...

Daddy's little guppy :)

First christmas of my little son-shine. He just turned 10 months a few days ago, more active as i thought. He is more aware of what's happening in his surroundings now, love to watch those christmas lights flashing and likes the decors that i hang around the christmas tree and of course love to grab all of it. He can stand now without holding onto furniture and trying to learn walking slowly hand's free. He can say mama and papa now but mostly babbling sound which is loud, not kidding, it is loud, hmmm i guess he will be a singer then (mommy's wishful thinking hehe), i hope he will be like his lolos (grandfather) both sides that really has a nice voice....time flies so fast, he usually love to sleep with me in the bed early in the morning, i used to take him out from crib and transfer to my bed around wee hours, but it changed just a few weeks ago, he is more comfortable sleeping in his crib whole night till he wakes up, i missed it though :( baby is a little boy now, he wants to be alone sometimes and play......i was waiting for this moment, to be independent, not wanting mommy all the time.....but now that is happening, i feel sad :( i know, i'm weird hehe....its just that i missed the times he wants me to cuddle him all the grows so fast as i always say, enjoy and treasure every moment with him......

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

my little man's first halloween

My Little son-shine had his first halloween, too bad we never went out for trick or treating as he has still runny nose from colds, well, he wont enjoy it yet anyways, he is just 8 months and almost 2 weeks old...if we did, just mommy and daddy will enjoy the treat for sure :)...

At the same day, Douglas starts crawling in is knees and after a day he tried walking a few steps while holding onto the furniture. We are just so amazed how fast he is. Now, he is more curious, more into exploring objects, when he see some of his toys like the rattles, he will really look into it, tried to shake several times, maybe he's wondering when he shake the rattle, it makes a sound. Now he is fascinated and enjoyed playing his toys, especially the ones that has a sound. Gosh! babies grows so fast, just few months away my baby will be a toddler. Now i have to enjoy every moment with him and try to catch every developmental milestone he developed every month.