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Pregnancy Diary: 26 Weeks

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Pregnancy Diary: 26 Weeks and 4 Days (September 6)

Pregnancy Diary: 26 Weeks and 4 Days (September 6)

Dream Journal | 8 September 2015

I dreamt that I was holding my baby, but when I looked at him, he looks pale so I panicked! I ran back to the room and pressed my left breast and a yellowish white milk dropped on his lips and suddenly he came back to life! His skin regained it’s healthy glow.

Next scene: He was wearing a red shirt sans shorts. I was teaching him to mimic Daddy B sitting on a ledge or something in the bathroom so I can wash his bum (pwet)! Hahahaha. It was cute watching him how he looks at his daddy and copying the way daddy sat down. I was also trying to clean his mouth off of his poop (tachi)! Hahahaha. That was the end of my dream.

Do kids really like to eat their tachi? Or maybe they’re curious. And yes, in my dream, my baby is a boy. *smiles*

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Diary Entry | 8 September 2015

Daddy B said that baby kicks at him in the early morning while I was still asleep. They have been bonding and playing for 3 days now, while I was sleeping. It melts my heart. *smiles*

baby’s size:

Boule de pain

my mood:

Excited because it’s the start of my third trimester! Although I heard that this is the most  painful and uncomfortable phase in pregnancy. I’m also gaining weight although I know that I have been eating the same way as I did in the past couple of months.

my symptoms:

Pelvic girdle pain. This I believe is because of my baby growing and putting on more weight, and my body could not keep up with my extra weight and baby’s.

Cravings / Appetite increase. So my appetite spike back up again. I’ve been trying so hard though to stay away from sweets.

Tender breasts.

Swelling.

Flatulence. Gas, and more gas.

Abdominal itchiness. I have been amassing pimples on my belly. And they are itchy!

White discharge.

Fatigue. Compared to my second trimester where I managed to navigate and practice my cooking in the kitchen, now I always feel exhausted – much like during my first trimester. I think it’s a cycle.

Back pain. I can’t sleep on my back anymore. It feels like my spine is going to break!

 

BLISS of a #LiveFreePH

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BLISS Sunlife

How do you feel about the future? Is your family doing okay? Are the people around you hopeful or gloomy? With the Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment or BLISS, Sun Life will show how optimism, prosperity, and the bayanihan spirit can produce a positive ripple from ourselves to our loved ones and to the community where we live.

BLISS is a Facebook application that aims to get the pulse of Filipinos about their current financial situation as well as their outlook for the future.

“BLISS gives us the canvas to paint our #LiveFreePH campaign. Through crowdsourcing, we seek the brightest spots while also determining the areas that are in need of a bit more sunshine,” explained Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa. “Together with the Sun Life Foundation, we will help turn dim prospects to bright opportunities.”

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Pregnancy Diary: 25 Weeks

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Pregnancy Diary: 25 Weeks and 6 Days (September 1)

Pregnancy Diary: 25 Weeks and 6 Days (September 1)

Diary entry dated 27 August 2015.

I cried. I was worried that something bad happened to B after he stopped messaging me for more than an hour. Apparently he woke up in time for his conference but he fell asleep again for more than an hour! That’s why he stopped messaging me. Plus, Globe lines cut his phone line that’s why when I called, it was off! The Golden Gate hotel reception did not open on time too (730am) so I got the voice recording! All the right ingredients to make a “worrisome Jaycelle” recipe!

Good thing a little past 730am, there’s an available receptionist and I was able to call B through his room phone number! Whew! I hate being paranoid and worrisome. I’m just glad B is safe and just feel sleepy because of the cool weather in San Francisco. Thank God. Please continue to protect my B and my baby in my belly.

baby’s size:

Tarte Tatin

my mood:

Paranoid, anxious, worrisome.

my symptoms:

Pelvic girdle pain. It really hurts my left lower back and buttocks!

Tender breasts.

Swelling. 

Flatulence. Happens anytime, anywhere.

Restless leg syndrome. It’s tingling in the legs. In tagalog it’s called “ngalay“.

Sciatica. It’s a pain that starts from my lower back to my lower body. I’m just grateful I rarely experience this.

 

Pregnancy Diary: 24 Weeks

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Pregnancy Diary: 24 Weeks

Pregnancy Diary: 24 Weeks (August 19)

August 20. It’s 1:25am. I just finished my shower and I’m now in bed beside my B. He’s sleeping. He’s too tired from all the tasks he needed to do for office work, carwash business, my personal requests like photo editing of my baby bump photo shoots, and his personal tasks in preparation for his trip. He’s been busy for weeks now! I feel like crying because in a few hours this morning, he will drive me home to mom. I will stay there while he is out of the country — San Francisco USA, for his UX conference. We’ve never been apart since 2009. I don’t know how to handle this feeling of loneliness being apart anymore. Insert tears here because they already fell as I type this. I’m paranoid. There’s a storm or typhoon and I’m worried something bad might happen. I’m usually like that. But I feel like it doubled now that I’m pregnant, and since because we are never apart for this long. I pray to God and all the saints to keep my B safe going there and until he comes back to us.

baby’s size:

Demi-baguette

my mood:

Feeling happy, in love, loving, yet worried and anxious.

my symptoms:

Headaches. Still troubling me from time to time. And I still haven’t give into taking meds of any kind. A little more sacrifice for our baby’s health.

Tender Breasts. I feel this pain whenever I woke up from sleep. It feels like they’ve been squashed while I was sleeping.

Leg Cramps. I’ve been stretching and keeping myself well-hydrated but I still get this.

Swelling. No shoes can fit anymore!

Pelvic Girdle Pain. One-sided pain on my left lower back all the way to my buttocks.

 

Pregnancy Diary: 23 Weeks

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Pregnancy Diary: 23 Weeks and 5 Days

Pregnancy Diary: 23 Weeks and 5 Days (August 17) ||| Dress: Ashley Collection – Aloysia Strappy Maxi Dress from ZaloraPH

We had quite a scare when we were at a mall for errands. I peed and wiped and saw light spotting on the tissue and on the pantyliner. I took photos and showed to my B. We were alarmed and tried to call our OB but no answer. We texted and waited and finally she replied that it isn’t normal. We’re advised to monitor it until the next day and if it still persists, I should go to a hospital’s delivery room to get properly assessed.

My guess is that the blood came from my V because of the irritation or itchiness I’ve been experiencing lately. I hardly noted when it started but I can only think of the time when I switched pantyliner. I’m suspecting my new pantyliner is the culprit. Someone also advised not to put cornstarch powder (esp not talc) on my V and to refrain from scratching that can lead to skin abrasion. I didn’t feel anything painful in my belly nor my V but I’m somewhat worried. I kept praying that our baby is OK. Let’s hope for the best and I will continue to monitor my condition.

On the bright side, baby’s starting to kick like crazy — I hope this is a good sign!

baby’s size:

Buche de Noel

my mood:

Happy to be feeling my baby’s kick more and more, yet anxious about this recent scare we had.

my symptoms:

Headaches. This is the symptom that I haven’t figured out exactly when it strikes.

Stomach itch. I’ve been having acne and itchy skin on my belly.

Swelling. Aside from my hands swelling, my feet swells like crazy!