Our 23-month old boy loves to eat. He specifically loves fruits, cookies, and chocolates. So one Sunday afternoon, I thought of baking a cookie with bananas and chocolates on them. Also, we got boxes of Nestle Cerelac Brown Rice and Milk Dry Cereals and he just cannot consume everything. A bowl of Nestle Cerelac is packed with higher Iron content, Bifidus BL, vitamins, and minerals to help support a child’s growth and development. So why not share some with his family who also loves cereals.
I am in a state of sudden depression, surrounding my thoughts with discontent and sadness.
This mother assumed it would be over last week but the uneasiness keeps haunting me until now. I stress myself too much over some work-related issues that they nag me even in my sleep and is still nagging me now.
husband bringing sunshine to gloomy days
I could not tell husband nor my kids the thing that doomed me last week and that is still pressing me down. I keep everything to myself and let this hurting feeling enslaves me completely. To free myself from this slavery, I did a lot of cleaning in the house. One late evening while I was washing the plates and pots, husband uttered the most comforting words ever —
“You’ve done too much for the day. Please, take a rest and leave what’s left to me.” I felt appreciated and loved.
Playing is an occupation to almost any child. And sometimes for any average tyke, it is far more important than eating or sleeping. My boys, for instance, would play for long hours and just get something to nibble if feeling hungry then go back to again- playing. If before I looked at playing as a way to waste time, having my own kids taught me that playing has valued lessons to impart as well.
Aside from my four boys, I also draw inspiration from the people I had the privilege of meeting because of my work.
MOMI MEETS Ama ng Panday
I met an extraordinary panday one rainy Friday in Malolos, Bulacan. He called his workers kapanday and they work by their kultura ng tagumpay. He is Gerardo Cabochan and he owns the Pandayan Bookshop.
I am one hands-on mom. I prepare my boys’ food and tend to their needs personally. Except lately that I stay in bed most of the time because of the false contractions I’ve been experiencing. I am on my 39 weeks and five days of pregnancy.
Anyway, now that the boys are back in their schooling, the more that I take that extra effort to keep them healthy. This extra care will help them maintain their energy to perform in school and excel in their chosen passions. And one great way to do this is by giving them the right Nutrawell Nutraceuticals every day.
Got so many drafts and saw this entry. This was written last January 16, 2013 when my Firstborn was just 10 years old. Now, he is such a grown up man. But he still possesses that same responsible and helpful characteristics. I guess this post deserves a space here.
My firstborn son is now 10 years old. He still plays Ninjago and Hot Wheels. He enjoys Play Station and Timezone. My son enjoys anything that spells F U N !
And I never thought he could be very considerate and selfless. Bad mama.
I am on my 39th weeks of pregnancy. My OB Gyne mentioned that anytime within the week, I may give birth. I’ve been experiencing contractions starting end of June so I also believe that my due date is nearing.
As I have been told, labor progresses when I experience stronger and frequent contractions until my cervix fully dilates at 10 cm. From my last internal examination, I was one cm dilated. To help soften my cervix, I was advised to take evening primrose three times a day until my delivery date.
I am very vocal about my breastfeeding journey. It wasn’t until our fourth son that I learned about the beauty of breastfeeding.
From the moment I gave birth to him, my OB Gynecologist and Midwife readily helped my son crawl towards my breasts. I later discovered it is called breast crawl. The newborn uses his instinct and reflexes to find his mom’s nipples. A few seconds after, he began to latch and nurse. Such a breakthrough solution to early breastfeeding problem.
I am just happy that the hospitals today encourage breastfeeding. Very unlike ten years ago when no health workers were even available to teach about colostrum, breast pumps, and even breastfeeding. Or so in my case.
BREASTS: Proud maker of the healthiest fast food.
I read this once, found it witty yet true. There are times my son just do not want to eat anything and all I could offer is my breast. He seems contented after his substantial dose of breastmilk, often taking a nap after I nursed him.
He is 22-months now and still breastfeeds from his mama. I am on my 39th weeks of pregnancy and I chose not to wean my son. Not yet. Because I feel and see he isn’t ready yet. And his mama is not giving up either. Again, my breasts produce the healthiest fast food for my son. I just can’t let go of the fact that I could offer him comfort and food at the same time and also enjoy his company. Breastfeeding has become our bonding, something just between the two of us.