Friday, September 26, 2008
Before I got pregnant I weighed 130 lbs. I'm 5"5 1/2 so my weight is normal for my height. The healthy weight gain during pregnancy is 25-35 lbs. I now weigh 156 lbs. I have only 9 lbs. until the end of my term. Hopefully I won't gain much weight in the next two months.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I've had a 4D ultrasound done last week at 27 weeks to determine the sex of my baby. P said to have the 2D only if there's really no medical need for the 4D. But I wanted to have the latest and the videos posted on youtube looked terrific. Besides, my medical insurance covered it.
- Wait longer in between haircuts. If you're getting maintenance cuts every six weeks with shorter hair, try waiting three months before getting trims.
- Use conditioner and don't rub hair dry with a towel to prevent damage. Squeeze out water from hair gently with a towel.
- Use a wide tooth comb for wet hair.
- Avoid using hot water and hair dryers which damage hair.
- Have weekly scalp massage to stimulate hair folicles.
- Get plenty of rest and sleep and eat a balanced diet
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I just got off the phone with Oyie, another old friend from when I started working. She's now in the US after a daring escape from her husband. Long story.
We only had 15 minutes to chat while she was on her break but it was really good to hear from her. She's been with me through my marriage troubles and always managed help me remain positive with her sensible outlook.
Thanks for being there for me. I'm so happy for you now with your new life.
Yesterday I had planned to get warts removed. I noticed some around my neck and it's noticeable when I put powder in that area. So I left work early and went to Megaclinic. When I got there, they said they don't do the procedure on pregnant patients. Even after I told them I had my OB's blessing. Hmpf!
So I decided to have my underarm waxed instead. But when I got there in Flawless, the same thing. They won't wax pregnant women. Arrrrggh!
And I'm feeling so ugly. Maybe I'll get a facial to make me feel better.
The other day I had lunch with my oldest friend Nono. I met her in third grade and we've been friends ever since. There's something comforting being in her company. It's like whatever comes along in life, it will pass. I look back at everything we have been through-our rebellious teens, peer pressure, teen pregnancy, parents against boyfriends and eventual husbands, troubled marriages, a child with special needs, financial problems, etc.- through it all we've supported each other....and here we are, still surviving.
I may not have a family to speak of but I've been blessed with friends in the truest sense.
Twice Cooked Adobo...
Buko Pandan Drink....