Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dario and Delia....married atlast!

Monday, September 28, 2009

20 weeks pregnant....

I am at 20 weeks pregnant right now, my tummy is a bit bigger as usual 20 week pregnant women i can say, but they said that every pregnancy and pregnant women is different depends on the body built of a woman too. At first, my husband and i and the my OB thinks i'm carrying a twin, but unfortunately i'm not! oh thank God for that as its hard to take care of 2 babies at the same time, but if it really was, so be it, i will be happy too as having twins runs in our family.

At 20 weeks, the baby measures about 6.5 inches or 16.5 centimeters from crown to rump. Vernix caseosa, a waxy, cheese-like white substance begins to cover the baby's body and protects during a long immersion in amniotic fluid in the utero and helps the baby passing through birth canal during delivery. The baby is now covered with a fine hair called lanugo on the entire body. And the baby is now practicing breathing in preparation for surviving outside the utero even though the lungs is not mature enough to breath air or not functioning yet. Perfect time to identify the gender of the baby through ultrasound as the genitals are clearly seen at this point. If its a girl, her uteros is completely formed and for a boy, the testes have begun descending from the pelvis into the scrotum.

At this week, the baby is big enough to feel the fluttering or quickening movements in a regular basis. You can tell if the baby is asleep or awake, but in my case, i rarely feel the movement, its just all fluttering, well, as i said awhile ago that every pregnancy and pregnant women are different. The baby can now clearly hear the sounds inside the uterine as the ears are fully functional right now. Time to play the mozart music for the baby right now, i read from the cnn news last week that playing or exposing your unborn baby at 20 weeks into mozart music or classical music may stimulate the brain, alot of studies done as we all know, that mozart effect, by playing mozart music to babies in the womb build neural bridges along which thoughts and information travels. And according to study, it can stimulate brain's alpha waves thus creating a feeling of calm. For me, true or not, there's no harm in trying, classical music does soothed me so why not playing for the baby then.

As for the mother's development, the skin starts stretching to accommodate the growing baby inside your belly. For me, i started using shea or cocoa butter at 4 months since my belly started to grow a bit early. Stretch mark is every mother's battle after pregnancy, well, its not a good sight in your body ofcourse, makes you feel ugly for sure, you cant wear any sexy clothes and 2 piece swim suit, but by using those lotion might be avoided or probably lessen the stretch mark, if not dermatologists can help.

i can't wait to feel the kicks of my angel......

Monday, September 21, 2009

My twin sister is getting married....

Dario and Delia

Life is good for me and my twin sister i can say..... we're so close together since we're kids, though we argued sometimes, well, just like normal sisters do, but we shared slmost everything and understand each other most of the times, in short we are bestfriend.

Our mom used to say that we are inseparable, that we wont be separated, until i got married and lived with my husband here in canada. But faith really draw us closer together as my twin sister and my hubby's bestfriend are getting married on friday, 25th of this month, and soon she will be here too. What makes it more interesting? well, my husband's bestfriend is currently living downstairs with us in an apartelle house, when delia finally arrives here we all living in one house then. who would have thought that until we got married, i mean my twin sis and me will still be together, not just in one place but in the same household. we just got lucky i guess.....

My husband known his bestfriend dario for 18 years now, treated as brothers actually, and i've known him personally for a year now. Dario is a person who is so loyal to his friends and family, infact when he is your friend he will stand by your side no matter what or he will be a friend if no one will. He is a joker too just like my husband. Knowing him made our lives more happier.

Their relationship started 2 years ago when my hubby invited along dario in his last visit in the philippines. Prior to that, delia and dario chatted for quiet sometimes as friends. They had an instant connection right there and then during their first meeting together. When dario came back home, they constantly communicating together everyday through chatting, he went back last year to visit Delia again, they had a blast together and found a true love in each other's arm. After 2 years, they will finally tie the knot as man and wife in one of the catholic church in our hometown.

My husband and i are so happy with our family, that they end up together as they are perfect for each other, they are really a blessing to us and to those people who know them. Best wishes for them as they enter the journey of married life, its not always a honeymoon stage, there will be bumpy roads along the way but with God, respect and trust with each other, everything will be fine. I love you both! Congatulations!

Oh i can't wait the day my twin sis will be here, our life will be more happier then.......