Monday, December 29, 2008

New Quilt...

I was supposed to give the second quilt that i made this coming first week of january for the baby shower, but the problem is when i washed the quilt, it teared on each side, so i need to sew it again. I cant give that quilt anymore because it doesn't look good. I need to make another one, a simple and easy baby quilt. So i decided to do the way i like. I use one of my butterfly patch to put in a middle and just square on each side but with different color. Here is the picture. Im glad i finished this quilt! I just need to washed this and put in a gift bag :-)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Result of my Blood Sugar test...

I supposed to have my prenatal check up this afternoon at 2:30 pm but the nurse called me and she said my doctor was sick and had flu and she cant make it this afternoon thats why they need to cancel my appointment and re-schedule me again for next week January 9, 2009 at 12:00 noon. So this afternoon we went to St. Mary Life Center for my diatation appointment at 3:00pm, they give me this kit "FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System" to monitor my blood sugar and i can do that at home. Good news because my blood sugar went down instead of 220 the first result for my glucose test is 107. Mike said thats a good number but my goal is to reach 95 instead of 100. After dinner, i did the second test and guess what? it go down to 100! Hopefully tomorrow morning when I woke up, the result will be okay. :-)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy 3 Years Anniversary!

Wow, I cant believe that Mike and I will celebrating our 3 years anniversary. Time went so fast! I can still remember the time when we first meet! Our relationship grow strong more and more everyday. I always feel his love everyday even when he don’t say the 3 words. The way he showed me his love is enough for me to know how important me and Dustin to him. Im so happy for our anniversary, he gave me a big hug and kiss. We celebrate our anniversary together with our friends Kathy and Bob. After our bible study we had lunch together at the new Mexican restaurant here in Orchard Mesa “Las Marias”. It was a good lunch! Even without gifts, it doesn’t matter as long we are happy together and love each other. Happy 3 years anniversary again honey! Love you lots!

3 Years

December 17 is my 3 years stay here in Colorado, USA. And for that 3 years? There are many things happen in my life. I had my first baby and we are expecting a baby girl next year! There’s no regret when I choose to marry Mike, leave my family in the Philippines and stay with him here in Colorado. I know I am in good hands and I know that Mike will take care of me and be with me all the time. I am so contented of what I have right now. I have a really loving, compassionate husband, a cute little boy and a baby girl for next year! I cant ask for anything more. I am happy spiritually and my love life are great! So next year, hopefully I can apply a citizenship. I still need to renew my residence status, were just waiting for next year if we have enough budget.

Diabetes Education

Tomorrow afternoon at 3:00pm, I have an appointment for my diabetes education at St. Mary Life Center here in Grand Junction. Mike cant go with me tomorrow because he has to work, so Kathy will go with me that time. I am not sure what we will going to do but maybe they will teach me how to manage my diabetes, my diet and my exercise. I am looking forward to learn more about diabetes because until now I cant believe I have gestational diabetes for my 2nd pregnancy. I don’t eat that much sugar and we don’t have diabetes in our family history. But maybe its normal for a petite asian girl like me to have gestational diabetes. Actually I don’t think I have diabetes on my first pregnancy. I just hope that after labor, everything will go back to normal again. So will see about it tomorrow.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pinay Wives: Agree or Not?

Thanks for this tag Weng! Sorry for the late post. Hope you had great day!
My hubby said i am his sexy wife. His filipina beautiful wife. He loved my flat nose (laugh). Are you planning on having a nose lifting as soon as you can afford it, to do so? Yes or No and why?
Well, my hubby always say that i am pretty and beautiful. Either i will agree or not, but the way he say it makes me feel very happy and contented of what i am. For me, the important is, we love each other and we accept each other. I dont need any nose lift or anything that will change my look, my hubby is happy and im contented of what God gave to me.
My hubby promised he will loved me even i will get bigger and fatter. Are you planning on having a surgery a laser maybe... like Lyposuction? Yes or No and why?
Yes, either he or i will get big or fat. We will still accept and love each other. Lyposuction cost too much and i dont have any plan on changing my body. Thats why i keep watching my diet and try not to eat junk! hehe :-)
My hubby said that i had a very nice and beautiful long black hair? Are you going to change it to brown or blond maybe? and why?
My hubby loves my hair, he loves to touch it. If ever i will color my hair? I will let him know first and he is the one who will choose what the color that best for me. As long not the red and blonde because it doesn't look good for me :-)
My hubby said that i can speak well already in their language. Is your husband ? Agree or not and why?
Nobody's perfect, sometimes my English is good and sometimes not. But i noticed that everyone i talked too especially my friends here they say my "English is Good". My husband and I have a little bit of problem on that matter. He says, sometimes he dont understand what im talking about, i need to talk slow and i need to listen also so that i can understand what his saying. But we're okay now. We try to work that out hehe :-)
I am passing this tag to all fil-am couples out there. If you are interested please grab this tag and happy blogging everyone!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gestational Diabetes

This is what my doctor says that i have a gestational diabetes after they get the result for my glocuse test. My blood sugar is 240. Mike said the normal blood sugar is around 180 so it means my bloog sugar is very high. Thats why i really need to get an appointment for diabetes education. It helps me to decrease my blood sugar and to have a healthy baby.
About Gestational Diabetes:
Diabetes is a condition in which the blood sugar level is high because there isn't enough insulin, or insulin isn't working properly. Insulin is a hormone that enables your body to break down sugar (glucose) in your blood to be used as energy.

During pregnancy, various hormones block the usual action of insulin. This helps to make sure your growing baby gets enough glucose. Your body needs to produce more insulin to cope with these changes. Gestational diabetes develops when your body can't meet the extra insulin demands of the pregnancy.

Gestational diabetes usually begins in the second half of pregnancy, and goes away after the baby is born. If gestational diabetes doesn't go away after the baby is born, it's possible that you already had diabetes and that it was picked up during your pregnancy. The other forms of diabetes, called type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, are life-long conditions.
Gestational diabetes doesn't usually cause any symptoms. However, sometimes you may have symptoms of high blood sugar, such as:
increased thirst
needing to urinate frequently

Glocuse Test Result

2 days ago, my doctor called me because they just got the result of my glocuse test. They want to let me know that i have "diabetes". I was very shocked and surprised because i really dont have any symptoms that i have diabetes and we dont have any family history for diabetes. But my doctor said its normal especially if you are pregnant. And she wants me to make an appointment for diabetes education. She gave me the number and we never had a chance to call them yet to make an appointment. Maybe this next week we will... Next week December 23 is my prenatal check up, so will see about that. My concern is my baby's health and my health too as well. Hope everything will be okay next week.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter Photos of Dustin...

Dustin and Thunder (male mastiff)
Here are some photos of Dustin playing at the snow in our backyard, this photos taken this morning at 8:00 am. He is the one who choose the spot where i could take picture of him. He like taking pictures and he really enjoy the snow! hehe :-)

Let it snow!

Last year, we had snow early at the month of October or November. But this time of the year, today is the first day we had snow here in our Valley, Grand Junction. When we woke up this morning, we look at the window and there are a lot of snow in the ground. Its freezing cold and still breezy. Dustin cant wait to go outside and play the snow. But me? i dont like snow! its pretty to look at but its too cold for me to play outside. I let Dustin play a little while in our backyard, he always calling me and say "mommy come here, play snowball! snow is fun!". Well... its really obvious that he has having fun lolz :-) but even i have my gloves and thick jacket on, but im still freezing! I dont like to go out this afternoon but we need to go for our meeting. We need to get ready about an hour, so need to wear my thick jacket, boots and gloves! This will add weight on me :-( i already feel heavy for my pregnancy, much more heavier now if i wear those thick jacket and boots :-(

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

7 Months - baby changes...

Im almost in my 7 months pregnancy and Its getting near to the date of my delivery. I am very anxious, scared, happy and excited. As what I’ve noticed at this month of pregnancy, the baby moves a lot than before. This is the time where you can enjoy talking with them and feel them while their moving. At 7th month, their eyes starting to open, they also react to changes in light, they grown longer than your uterus. The baby is more active at night than during the day. You will noticed that when you lie down in bed, you might see your whole stomach change shape as the baby shifts position. Your baby taste buds are well developed too so he can respond to sweet and sour tastes. I was very curious what the baby look like when they change the expression of their face. Too bad we cant see them, what a wonderful exciting feeling if you also feel your baby having hick ups hehe…

C-Section Delivery Schedule

I was expecting for a call to my doctor last Monday but they never called me yet. But yesterday, I was surprised because they called me and they already give us the due date for my C-section delivery. That will be this coming February 26, 2009 at 7:30pm. 2 months more and we will going to see our baby girl! Hopefully everything will be okay for my delivery. I was kind a scared and excited, I have mixed emotions thinking about the day of my delivery. Mike also has appointment for his shoulder surgery this coming February 19, so it means he can take a 3-4 weeks off from work so that he can be with me that time. One of our friend also are scheduling the baby shower of our little girl baby Dana. Will see what happen, I will keep you updated for my delivery next year hehe…

Want some lollipop?

This is what Dustin always saying everytime i gave him lollipop. Actually, he already used to have lollipop everytime we go to the meeting because one of our brother are giving lollipop to all the kids in our congregation. As a parent we dont want him to eat more sugar because we know its not good for him and its not good on his teeth too. Once in a while is okay but not everyday. This morning when he woke up, he is looking for his lollipop. I dont want to give him lollipop if he dont eat his breakfast yet, maybe i will give him later or maybe not. Anyway here is the picture of him while his eating his lollipop hehe :-)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

27 weeks pregnant - what to expect?

Well, i really dont know what to expect on my 27 weeks pregnancy. All i know is that the baby is more active than before. The baby was kicking me all over, his moving and kicking all the time especially at night. She wakes me up all the time. I research it online and i found some interesting information about what to expect on your 27 weeks of pregnancy. Here's what i found:

Your baby moves on to a whole new growth chart this week, while your swollen feet and ankles may need a growth chart of their own!
Puffy? That's to be expected — about 75 percent of soon-to-be moms experience edema (mild swelling of the hands, feet, and ankles) around this point in pregnancy. That's because fluids build up in your body tissues thanks (or no thanks) to increased blood flow and uterine pressure on the vena cava (the large vein that cycles blood from your lower limbs to your heart). So while you may have a hard time squeezing into shoes or getting your rings on (or off), keep in mind that the puff factor is completely normal and temporary. As for baby, it's time to trade in the old crown-to-rump measurement for a new head-to-toe standard (that's 15 inches this week — more than a foot long!). His weight is creeping up the charts as well, coming in at just over two pounds. More big news: Your baby may recognize your voice by now, so feel free to serenade your belly.

Well... for my first pregnancy at 27 weeks, i have a mild swolen on my feet. This time i dont have swolen feet yet but maybe in a few months i will. :-) Im kind a excited for my second pregnancy because we will going to have a baby girl!

Gain more weight!

Yay! I am gaining more weight! Yesterday I went to my doctor for my prenatal check up and I gain more 3 ½ pounds this time. I was 95lbs last month and I am 98.5 lbs right now. So far I gain 14 lbs hehe… Anyway, im on my 27 ½ weeks now and I have another appointment this coming December 23. Instead of every month check-up, they will do it every 2 weeks now, but… the thing I don’t like is to get another blood test. So next week I need to get my glucose test. Im kind a scared though but hopefully everything will be fine. Mike wont be with me that time so maybe I will call one of our sister to accompany me next week.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dragon Coupon Code

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Wow, I cant believe that there’s a software that can capture your speaking even in a distance through your computer. This is kind a interesting, it really caught my attention when I saw the video and its very amazing. I never heard this software before, its very new and I am sure many people would love to have this kind of software. Have you ever heard the New Dragon Naturally Speaking 10? This is a software where it can capture your voice without interrupting with other background noises because the New Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 only listens to your voice, even in a long distance.

My favorite video is that when the guy is writing his blog post and its really cool because with this New Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 it can help you write a post without typing. Just say it and then he will do the rest. Isn’t that amazing? I am one of the blogger too and I would love to try this kind of software and see how it works. I been blogging for more than a year and until now, It seems like my blogging efforts is not really works. Its time to improve my blogging! Since it is holiday, maybe I will share my top 10 Holiday Wish list on how to improve my blogging efforts. First I want to change the themes, try hard to improve my writing skills, my grammar, get more traffic, add interesting widgets, gadgets, get a new ec logo, maybe I need more training? Hmmm what else? Maybe I will going to try this cool software from the New Dragon Naturally Speaking 10.

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Looking forward...

Im looking forward for my next prenatal appointment tomorrow at 2:20pm. My doctor will going to tell us my CS-delivery schedule. I cant wait to see my baby girl again, hopefully we can get a nice picture of her inside my womb. I will be 6 months and a half tomorrow i think hehe :-) few more months and we will going to see our lovely little girl. I am sure Dustin is so excited to see her baby sister. I just hope that Dustin wont get jealous when her baby sister arrived this coming next year. We will try our best to give him love and attention too while baby Dana is here. We are complete family now and i cant ask for anything more. I am so happy that Jehovah God hear my prayers and i am so lucky to have a loving husband and a sweet lovable son. We are planning for our next vacation too next year so that my mama can see her grand daughter (tisay) hehe :-) thats why starting from now, we are trying to save more money so that we have enough to spend for our next vacation next year.

Run out of thread...

2 days ago while im doing my 3rd blocked pattern for my baby quilt. I didn't noticed that i already run out of thread. I want to go to the store and buy thread but Mike said i need to wait until this weekend because i cant drive our car alone this time because our car plate number was already expired and we need to renew it this week. He dont want me to get pull over and get a ticket without him while driving the expired car template number. Anyway, no hurry... i can wait until weekend. We will go together to buy more fabric and thread for my second project and im looking forward with that. I need to finished my baby quilt before January, because Malia will going to labor her baby boy this coming end of January and i want to give that baby quilt to her as a gift. If we find out the schedule of my delivery then we will also schedule the baby shower of my little girl :-) So will see what happen...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

When we went to Michigan last summer, it was really hot and sweaty inside the car. It seems like we have problem with our air conditioning compressor. I always complain that time and tell my hubby “Is it hot in here, or is it just me?“. He says “yes it is hot”. Well, maybe we need to change our AC Compressor because our air condition is not working that time. Its hard to find a good AC Compressor here in Grand Junction area, maybe there is a good one but we need to find out first. We research it online too and find out about Toyota AC Compressor and we came across this website at This is a very good website about AC Compressor and guess what? Its free shipping on orders about $50. Either your using Toyota, BMW or Mercedes, auto ac parts are all available at Visit now and get the ac compressor for your auto!

In Heat...

Our female mastiff was on heat today, thats why we need to make it sure that she and Thunder (our male mastiff) are far to each other. We are not planning to breed them this winter. Its hard to have puppies when its cold. We need to wait until Spring or Summer before we breed them both. Hopefully everything will be alright, i need to keep an eye on them both. Mike said, maybe next week, thunder will start to be after her. So will see what happen... :-)

Steering rack

I don’t have any ideas about power steering because I am not used to drive a car before. But when I got my driver license, im starting to get interested on learning the parts and how this power steering rack works. I research it online and I came across this website at They offer the highest quality of steering box and steering rack. Just like they said if we take care of our steering system then the steering system will take care of us. Well, maybe we need to get the highest quality boxes and racks at power, its available now at the best low prices. Its free shipping on all orders! Get the power steering rack now at!