Archive for June, 2015


I’m almost done with my 2nd Trimester (I’m 26 Weeks and 4 days now)  and I feel so blessed that I’m almost back on track now. My first trimester was not so enjoyable because of hospitalization, Spotting, tons of medicines and pregnancy acquired asthma. I was on Leave sa work for 3 1/2 Months.

Evolution of my Preggy Tummy ♥

Evolution of my Preggy Tummy ♥

God is good and he knows that we need to save a lot before the hatch day! Im now back to work and hopefully hanggang lumabas si baby e makapag work pa ko for our savings. Shout out to my hardworking husband for providing what my baby and I needed when Im on leave sa work.

With my Hardworking Hubby. Were both pregnant LOL

With my Hardworking Hubby. Were both pregnant LOL

Here are the things that my super nice OB, Dra Rowena Sese advised me to do when I reached my 18th Week.

The best OB in town! Dra Rowena Sese.   Source:  www.ollh.ph

The best OB in town! Dra Rowena Sese. Source: http://www.ollh.ph

1) Laboratory Exams
CBC (complete blood count)
-Urinalysis
HbsAg Screening (hepatitis B surface antigen)
2Hr 75 Grms OGTT (2 Hour (75 g) Oral Glucose Tolerance Test) Need mag Fasting Overnight (10pm-7Am)
RPR (rapid plasma reagin, test for syphilis)
HIV (Required now sa mga Preggy, You can have the screening for free sa mga Brgy Health Center)

Lab Request from My OB

Lab Request from My OB

Total Expenses if we will do it in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital will be P3500 so we searched for other Lab na mas mura. Good thing may malapit saming clinic na mura lang ang pakuha ng mga exams.
We did everything at Quezon City Diagnostic clinic (aside from HIV) for only P800.

We did the HIV screening at Globalhealth Diagnostic Center, Inc. just 1 ride from QC Diagnostic , it is near the Pinaglabanan Shrine. HIV Screening costs P800.

Thank You Lord for Negative and Non Reactive Results to these Test! Were both healthy!

Quezon City Diagnostic Clinic is located at #46 Caley Building N Domingo St San Juan.
Tel Number: 724 3565

Globalhealth Diagnostic Center is located at 156 Unit-A G/F, N. Domingo Street, San Juan City, 1500, Metro Manila  (02) 722 4544 

2) 2nd Trimester Ultrasound with Fetal Gender at 19 Weeks

And because we want to know if makaka quota na ba kami (1 boy and 1 girl) we also asked the OB and Ultrasound practitioner if pwede na ba namin masilip if its a boy or a girl.

Even if we really wanted a girl, were happy na madadagdagan na naman ang mga pogi sa mundo. Were having a  Baby Boy! As per the Ultrasound, the spinal cord is in good condition, nag form naman yung brain and ok yung mga daliri nya. Cant wait to see our baby in 4d!

That Thing Called Putotoy! Its a Boy!

That Thing Called Putotoy! Its a Boy!

Btw, Chinese Gender Calendar didnt work for us! LOL

Pelvic Ultrasound with Fetal Gender costs P1100 at our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (P800 for the ultrasound then P215 for the reading ng sonographer)

3) Change of Vitamins!

Ive been taking natal wiz and folic acid for my 1st trimester. Since my baby is done na sa brain development, I need a supplment for my bones and blood naman this time. So my OB gave me Hemarate and Caltrate. She also advised me to drink milk na high in calcium.

4) Stretch Marks Remedy
Im a bit sad na i got stretch marks sa pregnancy ko ngaun. Oh well you cant blame me cause I didnt have any stretch marks sa 1st pregnancy ko. I thought nasa genes sya, it depends pa rin pala sa laki ng baby. My OB recommended Bio Oil. Apply it twice a day start ng  5th month till after birth. Bio Oil is a bit pricey but its effective. It costs P495 for a small bottle.

Bio Oil for Stretch Marks. This bottle costs P495, available in Mercury or Watsons. www.homebargains.co.uk

Bio Oil for Stretch Marks. This bottle costs P495, available in Mercury or Watsons. http://www.homebargains.co.uk

5) Continuation ng Medication for Asthma
For Preggy Mommies who have asthma, you can still use Seretide hanggang makapanganak. It is safe for baby daw (Dosage: 2 Puffs twice a day) . Try to ask for a discount card from your Pulmo Doctor so you can get it for 1k only instead of P1500 (35% Discount)

My Companion till makapanganak! Hika Go Away =(

My Companion till makapanganak! Hika Go Away =(

Discount Card given to me by my Pulmo. I got the seretide for only P1000 instead of P1500 because of this card. You can use this every 20 days after purchase  ng seretide.

Discount Card given to me by my Pulmo. I got the seretide for only P1000 instead of P1500 because of this card. You can use this every 20 days after purchase ng seretide.

Our Plans for the next few weeks and in Prep for the 3rd Trimester:

Baby Shower
Shop ng Clothes for Baby Dylan
4d Ultrasound
Finalize ang Birth Plan (The hospital and other expenses)

Will blog about our plans for my 3rd Trimester Soon.

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Fathers Day is coming up so let me share some “makabagbag pusong” event in my life with these daddys who are so dear to me. They are those few who really deserved to be called “the best dad” in the world.

My Dad and Hubby!

My Dad and Hubby!

My Father, Mr Armando Mangarin

Smile!

Smile!

-“Wag kakalimutan magdasal at tumawag sa Diyos” laging yan ang naririnig ko sa kanya. A very ironic line cause it is coming from a man na puros tattoo and mejo siga magsalita.

-My father taught me pano magbike.

– Lagi sya ang chaperone ko sa mga activities ko sa girl scout.

– I got my “demanding and mautos” attitude from him.

– When I got pregnant at the age of 20, never nya ko sinaktan (compare sa ibang anak nya wink), instead, kinimkim nya ang sama ang loob at nilagnat ng ilang araw. Ganyan nya ko kamahal.

-He loves my pets so much. Sya pa nag lilinis minsan ng mga poops ng mga pusa ko pag naabutan ng LBM sa kulungan nila.

– Ayaw nya aminin but I think naiyak tlga sya while were dancing sa reception ng wedding ko haha!

-Lagi nya pinipilit na magawa ang aming bahay sa Montalban. He wants to make sure na secure kami if mawala daw sya.

– Were the 3rd Family but we never felt na pinabayaan nya kami.

He loves Yuri So Much!

He loves Yuri So Much!

MY Big Day with Papa and Mama

MY Big Day with Papa and Mama

My Husband, Jayson Apostol

The Best Dad!

The Best Dad!

Pogi na, Wala pang bisyo! Limited Edition ang mga katulad mo Tay!

Pogi na, Wala pang bisyo! Limited Edition ang mga katulad mo Tay!

– “Maraming bata ang nagugutom, ubusin mo food mo” famous line nya yan. Kaya sya ang kumakain ng tira kong food at di sya nagugutom ahaha!

– Kahit puyat sya, hihilutin pa rin nya mga binti ko para makasleep ako.

– Nag straight 7 days na work para madagdagan ang sweldo at pang tuition ni Yuri!

– He loves Yuri so much. Kahit lagi sya binubully ng anak nya.

– He’s a goal oriented father. He always make sure na may pupuntahan ang pinagkakitaan nya.

– He’s my one and only and the best assistant photographer.

– Mas nakatabi nya si Yuri sa pagtulog compare sakin.

– Walang Bisyo na Daddy! The Best!

One Happy Family kasi The Best ang Daddy!

One Happy Family kasi The Best ang Daddy!

Advance Happy Fathers Day to my Father and my Husband! May god bless the world with more daddy like you guys!

We Love You!

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