Thursday, March 2, 2017

How parenthood changed us...

Hello pretties! 

I've been quiet here for a while, been meaning to blog but I have a demanding and clingy baby to take care of, I am not complaining here especially if that baby is as cute as her ❤❤❤


Every time I look at her ang saya saya ko,   I thank the Lord for making me a mom. 
Before Bianca's arrival, I was joking to my friends na oh pag manganganak na ako mag FB live ako, but I never did hehehe. My husband prepared the camera para during delivery may mga pictures, pero pag andun ka na pala sa moment na yun wala ka ng pakialam sa iba ang mahalaga makapanganak ako ng safe pati si baby. And I am agreeing to the saying that sometimes the best moments are those uncaptured by the lens.

Our lives now is totally different, I can't say na mahirap sya because sometimes it is very basic, very peaceful, very quiet (literally esp when the baby is sleeping) may part din naman na mahirap pero madaling matutunan at makasanayan hehehe. I can say that we are adjusting to parenthood pretty well, but honestly speaking we are sacrificing our role as a husband and wife because we are more focused on being a mother and a father.   I am fully aware that it should not be the case but I am happy that my husband and I are both on the same track on being a parent first. We don't have our usual free and easy/romantic weekly date, but now I have this what I call famdate. If there's a chance to have a very quick escape going to the grocery stores yun na ang date namin, and I always hear my husband says how he misses "us" but the next word is about Bianca na how he adores her. I always hear na pag may anak ka na pagdating sa shopping makakalimutan mo ang sarili mo at lahat maiisip mo ay para sa anak mo, true enough ganun nga nangyayari sa akin hehehe, sa bahay pa lang alam ko na bibilhin ko like yung very recent trip namin sa mall I was thinking of buying a primer sa mac, I end up going home without that primer but a handful items for Bianca. At ito napansin ko sa asawa ko talaga, and I keep joking him about this, kasi sobrang generous ng asawa ko sa akin as in, siguro nga nakwento ko yung time na may business trip ako sa Indonesia nasa singapore pa kami nun at ako ang humahawak ng payroll atm nya tapos may allowance lang sya sa wallet nya, ayun pag uwi ko pagsundo nya may bitbit na na coach bag binili nya halos lahat nung allowance nya tapos binibiro ko sya ngayon kinakantahan ko pa lnga eh, "iba ka na pala ngayon, ganyan ka na pala ngayon" alam nyo ba yung kanta na yan hehehe kasi di daw sya makaporma ngayon magbibili ng gifts sa akin hehehe, tapos eto pa iba na yung choice of gift nya sa akin pang kusina na kasi daw magagamit din para sa food ni baby hehehe, may anak na daw ako kaya dapat daw may mga ganito na akong gamit hehehe. 


o sya, sleep muna ako, habang tulog si Bianca, maya gising ulit ako para ibreastfeed sya. Sorry sa blog ko mabilisan lang hehehe. 

mwahugs everyone! namiss ko mag blog.  

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bianca's 1st Month

My daughter just turned a month old yesterday. We had a simple celebration at home. My husband ordered an ube cake, it was actually my wish since during my preggy days I wasn't able yo eat too much sweets, as in tikim lang isang kutsara ganun wahehe, he also cooked pancit and then we took some photos of Bianca. Grabe ang hirap pala magpicture talaga kaya saludo din ako sa mga photographer especially pag new born ang subject nila. At isa ito sa mga frustrations ko, wala na nga ako maternity photos tapos si baby wala din new born photos kasi winter na ayoko mag take ng risk na ilabas si baby. 

Hindi ko alam kung makakapost pa ako ng Part 2 ng previous post ko basta sobrang struggle ako sa breastfeeding just this morning I woke up with an engorged breast at nilagnat ako buti na lang ok na ako ulit wala ng lagnat. 
Stop na muna ako dyan hehehe good vibes lang muna. 
Ngayon ako naniniwala na pag Nanay ka na gandang ganda ka sa anak mo, kaya pala ang Inay gandang ganda sa akin hihihi

Look at my Bianca, she's so beautiful. (sa paningin ko hehehe) 





I am really enjoying being a mom of this adorable little miss!
Thank you Lord for this beautiful blessing! 😘😘😘

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

My Journey to Motherhood (part 1)

Hello friendships! 

Tulog si Bianca, I have some spare time to blog hehehe, mga panakaw na sandali hehehe. Kwento ko lang how God answered our prayers. Until now sobrang surreal pa sa amin ang lahat especially when we are looking to Bianca, parang wow may anak na kami, last year lang kami lang dalawa ni Mark ngayon may baby na 😊😊😊

I am very open about IVF, It was in the beginning of February when Mark injecting meds to my tummy.


I responded so well with the meds (Thank God) and then we flew from Oslo to Haugesund for egg retrieval. 

our breakfast before we go to the hospital, I feel very excited, we prayed for a good numbers of eggs.

After the egg retrieval I nearly passed out but the nurses and doctors were very quick and transfered me immediately to recovery room.

Kahit medyo hilo, smile pa din, we got 10 eggs hooray (Praise God) 😊😊😊

We were praying na sana mag fertilize lahat, I was a bit nervous kasi natrauma ako sa last experience namin na walang nafertilize. We received a call the next day and we were schedule na for embryo transfer ng Monday (February 15). We didnt celebrate Valentines Day kasi I need to prepare myself para sa transfer and sobrang tagal ng oras gustong gusto ko ng mag Monday. 

The transfer went smoothly and that same day we went back home, medyo naiinis ako kasi natatakot ako na baka di maging successful kasi magbabyahe ako pero pinagdasal na lang namin and we claim na andito na si baby sa tummy ko. We decided na magbedrest ako, it was not suggested by the doctors, they said pa nga na I can do mg normal routine wag lang yung mga mabibigat na task o exercise, but we chose to be extra careful wala naman mawawala e. I just have to say na sobrang saludo ako sa asawa ko (Hon I love you) He did everything to make me feel comfortable, kahit sobrang busy sa office, before he leaves for work he'll make sure that I have food for the whole day. 

Nakakapraning ang 2 weeks wait, yan yung after 2 weeks ng egg transfer mag pregnancy test kung positive or negative. During that 2 weeks pinapakiramdaman ko sarili ko kung feeling ko magkakaroon na ako pero naging iba yung feeling ko super comforted ako ni Lord, there was a tingling sensation sa tummy ko and parang yun yung naging sign ko na this is it na talaga. Sa 2 weeks na yun wala ako ginawa kundi mahiga, matulog, makinig ng music, uminom ng madaming gatas, walnut nasa tabi ko lang.

Then a day before of my schedule to test,  makulit ako kaya nagtest na ako ng February 26, and tadah...

 
First time ko to have a positive pregnancy test,,,sa wakas this is it! we were hugging each other while thanking the Lord. 

And we had a series of tests pa the next days hehehe. We called the hospital and told them the result but they said that it was too early pa to confirm the pregnancy and we had to wait until 7th week, the time na magtest ako I was on my 4th week na daw, so eto na naman waiting time na naman, naging very extra careful pa kami hehehe very extra na talaga hahaha. Kaso our OB was on a holiday kaya 8th week na schedule ang ultrasound.

And finally 😍😍😍
 
I will never forget the face of my husband when we saw and heard the heartbeat of our baby, paglabas ng clinic nakita ko sya teary eyed at nakatingin sa langit. Bed rest pa din ako hanggang matapos ang first trimester and even on my 2nd trimester di na nga lang ganun kastrict nung 1st trim, medyo nakakalabas na ako nung 5th and 6th month ko na. Kineri ko ang paglilihi hindi ko sya masyado naenjoy hahaha kasi lagi isip ko ano pwede o di pwede kainin, kaso on my 3rd trimester nadiagnose naman ako na may gestational diabetes, I had to monitor my sugar before and after meals, tusok tusok na naman pero keri lang. Pero ang hirap pala ha yung pagkain ng normal bigla bigla pagtest ang taas agad ng sugar, kahit tasty bread lang tumataas agad sugar ko, kaya naman namayat ako hehehe ang taba taba ko nung early stage ng pregnancy tapos nung latter part na pumayat na ako hehehe

It was a happy pregnancy!!! Super happy kasi ang daming nagmamahal sa amin ni Bianca, friends and family thank you so much sa support nyo. 😘😘😘

 I will end muna here ha, mommy duty naman. Hahanap ulit ako ng time to post the part 2. 😊😊😊



Friday, November 18, 2016

Mommy na si Giday! :)

Hello pretties!

I just gave birth to a healthy baby girl, we named her Bianca Sophia... My blog has been silent since I was pregnant but hopefully I can make kwento about my pregnancy days :)

For now, please say hello to our darling princess, our Bianca Sophia... She's 2 weeks old today.

I love you Anak 😘😘😘

https://www.facebook.com/zigrid.laygobunyi/posts/10209423947808084

I want to post this video here from my facebook account but feeling ko fail sya hehehe anyway picture na lang hahaha.



Two weeks of immeasurable joy and happiness. Thank you Lord, mwahugs! 😘😘😘


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Theme Of The Year: SUCCESS 2016

Hello Pretties,

The first month of the year is ending so soon, how's everything so far? Before 2015 ended, my group in FB was asking for a theme, everyone shared their  chosen theme and explain why they chose it, and there I came up with my own theme for this year... SUCCESS!!!
Why Success? 2014 and 2015 were not an easy year for us, so many heartbreaking moments and disappointments but the positive side of it is that we CONQUERED all the hardships and blessed that we are still standing strong with so much courage and stronger faith in God. Hubby and I were talking the other day and we looked back for what we encountered last year and we were amazed that we surpassed everything, how God miraculously showed us that He is with us in our journey. All praises to you Lord!
photo source here
So why nga ba Success? I want to see many success stories in our lives from small to big things. One of those is the Success of adjusting my body clock, I am an early riser now, yehey. Since we came from our vacation I wake up at 5:45 am, make a simple breakfast and eat breakfast with hubby. So everyday I can say that my morning starts with a successful joy. I feel great that we have a few minutes to bond with each other before he go to work. I have to work on pa on how to be busy the whole day as I am preventing myself from taking a nap or sleeping para I can sleep early at night. You know that I am not the typical housewife, I am not a fan of organizing, decorating and cleaning hahaha, good thing is that my husband is ok with it. But I can assure you that there's always food on our table.
Other good things on setting a theme is that I became calmer and peaceful pramis nagchachat kami ng friend ko and I told her na mas mabait ako ngayon even my husband noticed it. I seldom rant (seldom talaga hahaha I am not perfect) basta hindi na ako mareklamo sa buhay ngayon. I am in a better place now (literally? hehehe ) I am more focused on our time together, no more parties na di ko naman talaga nakahiligan since teenager ako, nagcollege sa manila (so more on free ako magparty if I want) nung mag work, at nung sa singapore days namin we have a small group lang talaga kami lang housemates hehehe. So ang character ko talaga ay homebody hihihi, Homebody talaga hahaha! Ang hirap kasi talaga ng group na malaki and minsan added stress lang talaga. Me kasi I am contented to the few people in my life, meron dito sa online, (blogging and fb group), basta I found 1 or 2 treasured na people lang in every seasons of my life na for keeps talaga.
Basta very good talaga ako ngayong January, what I learned talaga is that starting my day happy makes the entire day happy. I am excited for more small and big daily success stories to unfold.

Kayo what is your theme for this year? Care to share and let me know how it changed your perspective daily.

hugs and kisses!




Saturday, January 16, 2016

Amarante Champs Elysees Hotel

Hotel will really make or break your trip, we didn't make an itinerary for our trip. My husband is always the in charge in finding for our accomodation, alam naman na nya ang gusto ko. Syempre number 1 to consider is the budget from there we will choose the best option available. And super happy ako and will credit this to my husband for choosing Amarante Champs Elysees Hotel. It is very close to Arc d' Triomphe and to Champs Elysees Avenue, as in isang kanto lang. We were able to walked from our hotel to the christmas village and to the Eiffel Tower.

Let me tour you to our room.

The hotel is an old hotel you can see it from the carpet but I love it. The size of our room is ideal na for me kasi maliliit lang talaga ang room sa Paris unless 5 star hotel. Very clean and comfortable ng bed. I like the size of our bed too.


the entrance of the room, the cabinets were at the side.

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 our bed

There's a smnall fridge at the bottom part of that cabinet.


The Bathroom.






 Tapos isang kanto lang from Champs Elysees Avenue, winner talaga.

I will consider this hotel again on our next trip to Paris, yes hindi ako magsasawa to admire the beauty of this City. =)

For more info you can visit their website here

http://www.amarantechampselysees.com/

Note: This is not a paid post, and everything is based on our experience.

Christmas in Paris =)

Hello Pretties,

I know it is already 2016 now but let me share to you the glimpse of the last days of my 2015. We can't afford to go home for so many reasons so my husband asked me to decide on where we will be celebrating Christmas. I am thinking of Prague but the charm of Paris won. After we booked our tickets, we were scouting for an afforable hotel with a nice location, I suddenly checked my facebook and there was a news about the attacked in Paris from there I am willing to let go of our bookings because I was scared. My husband was ok with the idea to pursue our trip because he said the security is tighter and it is safer to go. It was only two weeks before our flight when we booked our hotel. It is very near to the Champs Elysees which made me love our hotel so much. The first time we went to Paris we stayed in Montmartre area and I realized that it is not really a good location for our trip since my aim for that trip was just walking around the city and feel the festive mood in Paris.

We left on the 24th of December, ang saya ng feeling ng field trip hehehe. Although we are missing our family in the Philippines the trip somehow lighten our longing for them. We arrived a few hours before noche buena (Paris time) and had a simple meal with suso hihihi.

That escargot is yummyness!!!


One of the highlights of our trip was to eat in KFC! ay naku sobrang happy ako, kaya if you want to make me happy KFC lang happy na ako, bonus na yung Jollibee sana magkaroon dito =)


There were times during that trip that I was being paranoid, umiiwas ako sa crowded places, I didn't actually enjoy the christmas village kasi di ako nag sstop ng matagal sa isang place. But still it was a indeed a happy Christmas trip.

ang ganda ko sa mga pictures hihihi sorry naman minsan lang makadaya.
It was the same amazing feeling of our first encounter with Eiffel back in 2013. Nakakahawa ata ang ganda ng Eiffel kaya we produced so many nice photos with it.




 Eiffel photos at night




The moment diagram bridge with Eiffel Tower



I am so happy that we still go on this trip, laking panghihinayang siguro kung hindi kami tumuloy. The city was full of christmas lights parang nasa Pinas na din kami. =)







It was indeed a Merry Christmas! I will never forget this wonderful experience. And to those who are planning to spend Christmas in Paris, you'll surely enjoy the experience. 

Hugs and Kisses Everyone!!!