Thursday, May 29, 2008

At Work

I am tired. Not tired of what I am doing...just generally tired.

For the past few days or should I say weeks have been very busy for me. I have noticed that I am looking forward even more to the weekends. If you are part of my YM status usually would be LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WEEKEND even before this busy-ness of mine started. But do not get me wrong here, I really enjoy what I am doing and I love my job but I guess its just the work load that I have now because of this event I am putting up. Though I am also excited at the same time because this is something big and new for our team. So I have been really focused on putting things in order for it to be a success. I am OC like that! :-P

Because of this event, I might or I will be sent to the US by the company because the event will be held there which makes it more exciting! I told hubby that he should go with me already and make this our long overdue honeymoon --- 100x exciting! Hehehe!

Anyway, I need to get back to work. Just wanted to de-focus for a few minutes. :-)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

My Sunday Afternoon

My Sunday afternoon.

Its exactly 2:40PM and we were supposed to hear mass this morning but Gin and his dad didnt wake up early. I prefer hearing mass in the morning so that we have the whole afternoon to do whatever. So to kill time, what did I do? I fixed my closet, made our bed, arranged my clothes, surfed the net and now writing this blog.

I asked our dirver to set up the Glider which Gin hasnt used for a looong time. Why did I have it set up? Because I really need to lose weight. My weight now --- its depressing already. Not only that, I need exercise --- this is for health reasons. I just want to start being active again and not feel so lumpy all the time and maybe it will reduce the back pains I feel every now and then. After mass later, I will get on that Glider and burn those fats away. Hehehe!!! I have to stop postponing this and start exercising now!!!

What else happened in the past few hours? Hmmmm...Gin gave Chase a bath. Finally!!! But you know, Chase doesnt smell like a dog even if he hasnt take a bath for like a week. He doesnt have the stinky smell. I think its because of the dog food. We give him table food once in a while but I dont want him to get used it. Anyway, what else, what else? Do I sound bored? hehehe... Well, Gin is busy playing with his PSP. I am starting to hate that darn thing. Sometimes I wish I didnt get that toy for him. Are your hubbys addicted to their PSP's too? Gin would sleep at 3 or even 4am just playing PSP. Oh well! Boys will be boys!!! :-P

Am I still making sense with what I am writing here? I hope so...

I guess thats it for me. Will start getting ready for mass. :-)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Ten Random Things About Me

I was tagged by Joy. Thanks girl! :-)

The rules are:

1. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
2. Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their ten things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 10 people to get tagged and list the ten random things about themselves.Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here are the ten random things about me:

1. I have to be in bed by 10pm or even earlier.
2. I learned to drive on my own --- with the help of my friends and family driver. This was when I was in 1st year college.
3. I am the youngest in the family.
4. Gin and I were bf and gf for four years.
5. I love dogs!
6. My office is in Makati and I live in Pque.
7. I have three handsone nephews.
8. I like getting massages.
9. I am more of a home buddy --- i dont like going out that much!
10. I love SM and Landmark...hehe! :-)

I am tagging Jan and Tracy.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Its our baby's 1st bday!

Yes you got that right! We have a baby and its his 1st bday today! Who is this baby I am talking about? Its our doggy Chase --- a male Wirehaired Dachshund. May 21 is not really his real bday. Since we just adopted him from my nephew and he didn't know the exact date he was born. All he could tell us was that he was born in May. So Gin and I decided to set his bday on the 21st of this month. Why 21? Because we got married December 21. Hehehe!

Chase has played a significant or should I say is playing a significant role in my life and same with Gin. He's not only our pet, he's already part of the family. We treat him like our kid. Believe me when I say that he is one spoiled Dachshund! I am pretty sure all the dog lovers out there don't see their pet dogs as just pets but like us, they are already family. Given the present situation with regards to having a baby, with Chase around its like we already have our own little angel --- in this case it has lots of fur.

I remember Chase was just about 2 months old when we first got him. He was so little but already playful. From day one he was used to sleeping in our room. At first we would layer old towels on the floor and thats where he would usually sleep but as he got older he'd sleep with us on the bed. Now that he is a year old, he has tripled in size and has become more affectionate but still playful or is it super kulit?

Dogs can be like humans too. You can see if they feel bad or when they are happy. For instance, whenever Gin and I get into an arguement and I end up crying, I would see Chase looking at me then a little later he would approach me and start licking my face. Its as if he knows that I am sad.

Having Chase is one of our simplest joys in life. Gin and I miss him whenever we are away. Even if we are both are just at work. When he's sick we super worry. Just like regular parents. What more if we really have our own baby? Gin would even ask me, "paano yan pag may baby na tayo? saan na si chase?" I just told Gin, we will figure it out when we get there.

All I can say is --- I love having Chase around and it was a good move to adopt him from my nephew.

Happy Bday Chasey boy! :-)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Our experience in Obando

Gin and I together with our married friends went to Obando last Saturday. We left the south at 6:30am. Gin and I overslept actually. We were supposed to leave at 6am. Anyway, the trip wasn't so bad. Since it was still early there was no traffic along Edsa. We got to Obando before 9am. The mass was still ongoing and we were all amazed by the number of people that attended. Mostly married couples.

When we got there, we entered first the church and said our prayers.
As we waited, we asked the locals which among the three Saints should we follow. One local asked "Ano ba ho ang hiling nyo?" and we said "Magka baby po". Then he told us to follow the float of Santa Clara. So we immediately positioned ourselves near her float. A female local standing near us even shared her story. She danced during this festival years ago and was blessed with not one, not two but 5 kids. How about that? As per this lady, it really works!

May 17 was the feast of San Pascual - saint for good harvest but all three saints were part of the procession. The procession started a little past 9. Good thing the weather was kind of cool. Though it would rain every now and then but it didn't really pour.

We were walking and semi dancing for almost 2 hours and we ended it in the church. This is where all the dancing happened. As the priest would say "Isayaw nyo ang mga hiling nyo!" So we did! The church was packed with people. Each individual asking for their own personal longings --- either to have a baby, good harvest or even a life partner.

As Gin and I were dancing, I would continuously pray for the chance of having our own baby and for all those who are present and are asking for a baby be blessed with one too.

Some people swear by this festival and there are those who don't believe in it. Whatever it doesn't hurt to try and its our faith that keeps us going.

This experience was worth it and I know keeping my faith strong will help me get through all the challenges that will come my way.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Obando Fertility Festival

On Saturday Gin and I are going to the Obando Fertility Festival. This is a yearly event. It is held every May 17 to 19 honoring three Saints --- The Virgin of Salambao, San Pascual and Santa Clara.

I am sure all of you know why Gin and I are going to this festival. But for the benefit of those who don't, couples that are childless go to this festival and take the chance to appeal for heavenly intercession and dance to please the three Saints I mentioned above. Aside from me and Gin, our married friends who are also trying to conceive will be joining us. I was even joking the wife of our friend that I am going to do all the dance steps there is...ala beyonce, rhianna, folk dance, hip hop...what have you! Lahat gagawin ko para magka baby na kami! Hehehe! :-)

I've heard and read stories of couples who attended this festival and we're blessed with a baby. I have to admit, it really gives me more hope and it wont hurt if we try it out right?

Gin has been very supportive and like me, I can see how important it is also for him to attend this festival.

Well til my next blog...I will share with all of you my experience in this festival. I cant wait! :-)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Lymphocyte Immunization Therapy (LIT)

Finally I was able to get the name of the treatment that I need (thanks to a fellow N@Wie)! Its called Lymphocyte Immunization Therapy or LIT for short. If you are wondering what this does, here is a description that I was able to get through Google:

LIT (Lymphocyte Immunization Therapy) - Lymphocyte immune therapy is used in women with recurrent spontaneous abortions. This immunization is made from the father-to-be's blood or sometimes from a donor's blood. It is injected under the skin of the mother's forearm. This is done twice, separated by one month. Testing to see that it has worked is done one month after the second treatment. Common reactions to this treatment include: swelling, irritation, and itching at the injection site. Some women run a fever after this treatment.

Lymphocyte - This is a white blood cell that is in charge of starting antigen specific immunity responses. There are many types of lymphocytes in the immune family. These consist of T cells, B cells, granulocytes, basophils, mast cells, eosiniophils, Natural Killer Cells, etc. Each cell type has a CD designation.

So there you have it. Together with prayers I know we will have our chance!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Blood Test Update

So I went to my Immunologist yesterday to show her the results of my blood test. Most of the results were okay except for two wherein the range was quite high compared to the normal range. The good thing about it is, my case is not as bad as I thought it would be. Phew!!! But it doesn't end there. I have to undergo treatment. Thank God its not the P100K worth of treatment. My Immunologist recommended blood transfusion (there's a term for it, I just forgot what its called...its something therapy). It goes something like this: I need 100 ml of Gins blood and this process needs to be done for 3 months. It may not be as expensive as the P100K treatment but it will still cost us money. Sigh!

As per my Immunologist, after the second blood transfusion, that's the only time we can try again. The purpose of this blood transfusion is to boost up my immune system. Because right now, my immune system thinks that everytime I get pregnant, the baby is something foreign. So my killer cells attack the baby which results to a miscarriage. Sounds complicated huh? When I thought I wouldn't have a difficult time getting pregnant.

What do I feel right now? I am happy and at the same time sad but I just don't want to focus on the negative thoughts anymore but look forward to the possibilities even if its going to be a challenge for us financially and physically for me.

So the next step for us, is to check if Gin is healthy before we undergo the transfusion. If the results are good then we can start with the treatment. Hopefully, by that time we will be financially ready too.

Patience is indeed a virtue. One step at a time. I always have to remember this: "Dont Give Up. Do What You Can. Let God Surprise You."

I know in time we will have our own little angel!

What Am I?

Thanks to Gracey and Jan for tagging me! I am a Slug --- Jan we're the same! :-)

If you are a Slug : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what mak e s you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek your company and look forward to include you for all get-together's. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then!


Don't forget to scroll down to see what it says about you.

January 01 - 09 ~ Ass
January 10 - 24 ~ Slug
January 25 - 31 ~ Cockroach
February 01 - 05 ~ Parasite
February 06 - 14 ~ Bullfrog
February r y 15 - 21 ~ Skunk
February 22 - 28 ~ Snake
March 01 - 12 ~ Ape
March 13 - 15 ~ Cockroach
March 16 - 23 ~ Slug
March 24 - 31 ~ Parasite

April 01 - 03 ~ Ass
April 04 - 14 ~ Snake
April 15 - 26 ~ Slug
April 27 - 30 ~ Skunk
May 01 - 13 ~ Slug
May 14 - 21 ~ Bullfrog
May 22 - 31 ~ Cockroach
June 01 - 03 ~ Slug
June 04 - 14 ~ Skunk
June 15 - 20 ~ Ass
June 21 - 24 ~ Ape
June 25 - 30 ~ Parasite

July 01 - 09 ~ Slug
July 10 - 15 ~ Ass
July 16 - 26 ~ Bullfrog
July 27 - 31 ~ Parasite
August 01 - 15 ~ Ape
August 16 - 25 ~ Slug
August 26 - 31 ~ Skunk
September 01 - 14 ~ Bullfrog
September 15 - 27 ~ Parasite
September 28 - 30 ~ Ass

October 01 - 15 ~ Ape
October 16 - 27 ~ Skunk
October 28 - 31 ~ Snake
November 01 - 16 ~ Cockroach
November 17 - 30 ~ Parasite
December 01 - 16 ~ Ass
December 17 - 25 ~ Ape
December 26 - 31 ~ Bullfrog

If you are an Ass : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble, and down-to-earth!! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little gr! oup of dignified friends, all of them being quality-personified.

If you are a Slug : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what mak e s you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek your company and look forward to include you for all get-together's. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then!

If you are a Cockroach : Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfull! y deriv e work from people. You love being loved and when you receive your share of limelight from s omeone, you are all theirs!!!! Well, well... Hence some people could even take an advantage, flatter you to the maximum and get their work done. So be careful.....

If you are a Parasite : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you're cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You're a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don't like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends.

If you are a Skunk : You are near to perfect and nice at heart! . The e xamples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn't like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one's back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give, and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys.

If you are a Bullfrog : You symbolize a very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of fri ends! and go od at consoling pe ople in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love....

If you are a Snake : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You like all situations and things to be in the w! ay you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you.

If you are an Ape : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are.

I am tagging Nikki and Farrah!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Red Rose for the ladies

This rose came from Gracie

Thank you! :-)

A red rose has number of thorns in it, when it pinches your fingers it hurts. everyday in my life is just like red roses. sometimes life is not always a bed of roses, but life is great with GOD. now, it's my turn to share this red rose.

I am passing this rose on to Jan.

Blood Test

If you would refer to one of my blogs last month, my Immunologist asked me to take another series of blood tests to check if I had the other kinds of blood disorders aside from APAS. Well, this morning I went to PGH and had the blood test. Boy was it expensive!!! Anyway, I will get the results this Friday and then go back to my Immunologist next Saturday to consult her on what should be done so as to avoid having another miscarriage.

Hopefully, after this test and consultation, I can have a successful pregnancy already.