Summer Getaway at Pinamuntugan Island

Pinamuntugan Island has very light sand, though it's not white. But the water is bluish-green. When we were swimming the current was quite strong in some parts that we were being tossed in the water like dolls.

The Breathtaking Aguirangan Island

It took my breath away! Its 1.5-hectare formation with white beach and crystal clear waters was so beautiful!

Jelly Fish: The Rarely Seen Beauty Under the Sea

Have you ever seen a jellyfish up close? I have. I think it's one of the most beautiful creatures of the sea.

January 21, 2013

Almost Time for Baby Boy

Time really flies so fast these days that January is almost at an end. And I think in less than a month our little one will be joining us here in the outside world. I'm so excited! And anxious at the same time too. I can't help but think of my impending labor. I just hope I can withstand the pain and be able to deliver our baby boy normally. And I hope and pray that everything goes well for us.

Anyway, now that my due date is getting nearer, we've tried to get all of baby's things together. Placed the ones we'll need to take to the hospital in a bag and it's just ready to go anytime baby boy decided he wants to come out already.

We went for an ultrasound this weekend and according to the scan baby weighs 3 lbs and 13 oz. I'm not sure if that's within the normal range for his gestational age but I hope it is. During my checkup the other week, my OB told me that baby's weight is within the normal range and I'm the one who's gaining lots of weight. Looks like I'd have lots of exercising and dieting to do after baby comes out.

It's a good thing the pain on my pelvis has subsided. It was probably caused by the lumpy foam in my bed. Now that we've replaced it, I feel much better. Baby boy's not giving me a hard time at all although he loves to kick and swim around in my tummy. I can feel that he responds to my voice when I talk to him. We're counting the days baby boy!

January 10, 2013

Eight Months and Counting for Baby Boy

Well, it's now the second week of January and the big day is drawing nearer! I can literally feel it because of the pain in my pelvic area. I've been to my ob the other day and I told her about the pain and she said it's probably due to the baby positioning himself for delivery. I started feeling this pain on Sunday and sometimes   it feels too much. I did some research online to see if this is normal and most of the forums I've been to say it is.

The pain is not in my tummy but in my pelvic area. I don't feel any pain when I'm sitting down but it's a different story when I stand up and walk. Sometimes there's piercing pain when I put pressure on my leg when I get up from bed and when I walk. Well, I can't even walk normally anymore; what I do now is waddle! Not a graceful sight to see I know. But there's nothing I can do about it.

My due date isn't until the end of February but at this rate I don't think I'll reach it. But if ever, I hope this pelvic pain doesn't last until then! I don't think I can handle it. I hope this pain goes away soon. 

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

I'm not really in the mood to make a post today but I feel I just have to considering it's the first day of the New Year and all. Anyway, I want to greet you all a VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR! May all of our wishes, hopes and plans be granted this year 2013. Surely this year is going to bring good tidings and great surprises I just feel it! And one of our greatest gifts will be arriving soon so, it's all good vibes for this year.

I know many of you have their New Year's resolutions written down before the year 2012 closed and unlike you, I didn't make any. I don't make New Year's resolutions anymore because I cannot follow through. I just make it a point to do my best everyday and in everything I do. That's what's important right?

At this point I want to share a beautiful prayer for the New Year that I found on Inspiring I hope this inspires you too!

A Prayer for the New Year
What shall I ask for the coming year
What shall my watchword be
What should thou do for me, dear Lord
What can I do for thee?
Lord, I would ask for a holy year
Spent in thy perfect will
Help me to walk in thy very steps
Help me to please thee still.
Lord, I would ask for a trustful year
Give me thy faith divine
Taking my full inheritance
Making thy fulness mine!
Lord, I would ask for a year of love
O let me love thee best
Give me the love that faileth not
Beneath the hardest test.
Lord, I would ask for a year of prayer
Teach me to walk with thee
Breathe in my heart the Spirit's prayer
Pray thou thy prayer in me!
Lord, I would ask for the dying world
Stretch forth thy mighty hand
Thy truth proclaim, thy power display
This year in every land.
Lord, I would ask for a year of joy
Thy peace, thy joy divine
Springing undimmed through all the days
Be thy days of shade or shine.
Lord, I ask for a year of hope
Looking for thee to come
And hastening on that year of years
That brings us home to you.

Happy, Happy New Year everyone!