Using Public Toilets

Women and specially preggy ones should be more cautious in using public toilets. But what should we do to avoid the bacterias of these public seats? I've heard that squatting is a no-no. Because it can prevent the bladder to release all the widdle. What we can do instead is get some toilet paper, pour on alcohol, then wipe the seat. After that, cover the seat with toilet paper like this:

I've got the image from Dr. Dingle's site. He also recommend an additional tissue inside the bowl to prevent contamination by splash back like this:

I just don't think that this is acceptable since tissue can clogged toilets. So if you can, just follow the first picture.

8 weeks.

I'm eight weeks pregnant and according to here's my baby and my condition now:

How's your baby growing

New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.

See what's going on in your uterus this week. (Or see what fraternal twins look like in the womb this week.)

Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.

How your life's changing:

You may notice that your bra is getting more snug. Soon you'll likely need a larger size with better support. Rising levels of hormones cause breast growth and other tissue changes, all in preparation for lactation. Your breasts may continue to grow throughout pregnancy. Don't be surprised if you go up a cup size or two, especially if it's your first baby. Keep this in mind, and allow for room to grow when investing in a new bra.

Feeling fatigued? Hormonal changes — in particular, a dramatic rise in progesterone — may be contributing to your sluggishness. Nausea and vomiting can certainly cost you energy, too. And you may be having trouble getting a good night's sleep at this point, especially if you're uncomfortable or find you need to get up to pee.

WW: Coffee & Frappe

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I'm back!

And hopefully for the better. :) And I've got news. I'm 8 weeks pregnant with our baby#2 so this blog will be transformed as my baby #2's diary. But from time to time, I'll still post some of my discoveries. Only now, it will include some discoveries about having a baby. Well, this is my 2nd pregnancy but sometimes, I still feel like a first time mom :).

I'm excited and I hope that I'll get a smooth sailing journey.

Thursday Thunks #2

1. Do you know anyone with heterochromia? Does it freak you out or do you think it's interesting? I don't think I know someone, I don't even know what's heterochromia is :D

2. Should a 5th face be added to Mount Rushmore? If so, who? Obama? :D

3. If you could live on any planet other than earth, which one would you choose and why? If Pluto is livable maybe there, it's quite small than earth, perhaps it won't get too crowded.

4. We're going to spend the night at a reportedly haunted location, are you going with us? I'm scared....:D I won't

If so, which reportedly haunted place are we going?

5. Did you play The Queen's Meme this week? If so, was it fair of The Queen to put Berleen in the dungeon by association with Kimber? (We all know Kimber deserved it, but Berleen?!) Was not able to play the Queen's Meme, I cannot relate, lol!

6. What color is the towel(s) hanging in your bathroom? Pink and white.

7. Tell us something funny that happened to you recently. Oh..nothing funny happened lately...but the way the little girl talks everyday is something that make us laugh everyday.

8. We just bought you a cow. Do you kill it & grill it, feed it & milk it, or sell it? Feed and milk it first then sell it.

9. It's 115 degrees outside (46 degrees Celsius), are you able to go without Air Conditioning? No.....

10. When you visit the zoo do you wonder which animal tastes better with a bit of butter & spices? Eeew...I don't imagine eating them :D

11. Dog ate your homework/work papers. Does it crap out Shakespeare, quantum physics, or just crap? just crap..I don't work on papers lately

12. We are taking you to a broadway show, what are we going to see? Les Miserables or Ms. Saigon

13. Gunshots in your neighborhood. Pop, pop, pop. Do you go out to take a look, or hide? Hide first, when all is clear, I'll check what happened.

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Goodbye MJ...

I know this is quite late but my heart is still grieving after watching the memorial last night. I'm not a fan of Michael Jackson but I grew up with his music...and now I'm beginning to understand and appreciate his life and his contribution.

Two things I'm pondering about his death..One, we do not own our lives. Once God took it, we cannot hold it back. We may have plans for the future but God is still the author of our lives. And two, its really true that you only understand the value of a person once he's taken away from you. Jackson has gone through a lot of criticism but now he was being loved, praised and applaud.

He's now gone forever but his music and his memories will live on.

Good bye, Michael Joseph Jackson.....

Creative Mom Award

A nice start of the week...Thanks for this award Vannie :)

Here are the simple rules:

  • Take your award and put the logo on your post.
  • Link the person who awarded you. Remember each recipient of the award should acknowledge the person who honored them and go to Mom’s Special Diary to copy and paste the award.
  • Put your own blog title and link.
  • Nominate at least five deserving moms.

1. Mom’s Special Diary 2. The Mommy Journey. 3. Niko’s Blog 4. Pensive Thoughts 5. Random WAHM Thoughts. 6. Blog Appetite 7. The Baby in Between 8. Fun|Fierce|Fabulous 9. My Discoveries 10. Your Blog

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I'm passing this on to Mai, Jona, Mye, Toni and Lilet.

Turning Dreams to Reality

This is one topic of Pro-tips from Ms. Maloi Malibiran-Salumbides that I want to share with you. How to turn dreams to reality. She used the word DREAMS as an acronym. Read on...

Determination. Big dreams entail hard work. They seldom happen overnight. Determination will fuel you to pursue your dreams.
Resist doubts. There's no doubt about it. Some people will doubt your dreams. Others will throw you a bucket of cold water to bring you back to reality. Don't stop, just because someone said "It can't be done." Press on and believe.
Enjoin people who will help you reach your dreams.
Appreciate small victories. When the uphill climb gets tough, celebrate the head way that you've made. Instead of fretting about what still needs to be done, be thankful for what has already been accomplished.
Make sacrifices. Sleep less, eat less, watch TV less, spend less. These are some of the sacrifices that you may have to make in order to attain your
Set a time table. "Dreams are plans with a deadline." Setting a target date for your dreams to come true gives you a sense of urgency to start working on it.

Thursday Thunks: #1

Welcome to the July 2nd version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Kimber, the number 14 and the color of your mother's hair dye.

1. When you close a door, do you close it quick and just let it slam or do you hold the knob and slowly shut it tight? I hold the knob and gently close it. I don't like people slamming the door.

2.Train A is moving at 60 miles an hour. Train B is moving at 22 miles an hour. They will pass each other at X time. Now what color shoes are you wearing when train A derails? usual office shoes.

3. What if M&M's grew on trees? What color M&M tree would you have? red M&Ms :)

4. How many petals on a flower does it take to make it the perfect bloom? I don't know. It depends on what kind of flower. I don't count petals anyway.

5. I took you to spend $421.67 on you, what did we spend that money on? A dress, a bag and a pair of shoes! :D

6. If you were a squash, what type of squash would you be?
I don't like squash but If I'll be one I want me the sweetest one.

7. Have you ever gotten a wrong number call and ended up talking to the person for longer than 5 minutes? Nope. I don't usually talk to strangers.

8. Why haven't you joined Berleen & Kimber at Insanity Cafe yet? Do we stink? I'm new here and I' m yet to visit the Insanity cafe :D

9. Now for one of Ber's questions back when TT was brand new... Shampoo bottles say lather, rinse, repeat... do you? Shampoo, lather, rinse then apply conditioner then rinse!

10. It's July, the year is half over. Do you see it as "whew that part is over" or best is yet to come? The best is yet to come! :) I'm looking forward to two celebration for this month :) and I'm hoping for somethings to happen on us by the second half of the year..Maybe an addition to the family and a new job for hubby :)

11. Why do you do the Thursday Thunks meme? I find it funny and I'm enjoying my first entry :)

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