Z’s First Christmas…

first christmas

This year is my little Z’s first Christmas. If last year’s holiday season was celebrated without my Dad, this year’s Christmas was celebrated with the newest addition to the family. ┬á­čÖé Since Z’s doctor gave the go-signal that it is OK for Z to travel, my Mom and my sister brought my baby home for the holidays. I stayed in the big metro for another day to do the super rush shopping for gifts. You see, it has been a habit (well, a tradition) for me to give gifts to the kids during the holidays. It doesn’t really feel the […]

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The Waiting Game

waiting game

As of this writing, Z is already in the operating room for about an hour. I left him there crying – well, screaming. I think he was restrained again. And knowing that kid, he loves being able to move freely. Someone restrains him and he will scream and yell.

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Countdown Terminated

Having no control with the situation is making me mad, truth to be told. We are running against time but time is making us wait. And it is really, really frustrating that there is nothing else I could do but wait.

Every time we get closer to having an end to this, whatever you call this, we get pushed back and we are being pushed back big time.

This delay is putting me on the edge and I don’t know how long I could keep my cool in this situation. Telling me that everything will be fine is no longer comforting, rather it irks me all the more because every time something happens, it doesn’t happen for the better. It always becomes a dreaded event.

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And The Countdown Begins

congenital bilateral cataract

My son was born with congenital bilateral cataract. For my son’s first week of life, I was actually hoping and praying so hard that it was just a film covering his eyes caused by his jaundice (I read something about this one when I was doing research). ┬áDuring his confinement, we got a referral to a pedia-ophthalmologist (who I later on learned was not really a pedia-ophtha). My heart broke when the doctor confirmed that my son indeed have cataracts in both eyes. The only option given us was surgery. There is no other way to correct cataract but to extract the lens from the eyes. While the doctor was explaining, my mind was raising. How? Why? Howcome it did not show any sign of it during pre-natal check ups?

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Day 12: Something That I Miss and A High Angle

Blog Challenge: Something that I miss I just transitioned from being single with no dependent to being single with dependent. In other words, I just became a parent. And as most of the people who, well, technically changed status, there will always be a few something that you miss doing. I hope I will not be looked at in a bad angle for being honest with this topic. One of the things that I miss is my “me” time. Before I got pregnant, I have the liberty to do whatever I want whenever I want. I have quite an impulsive […]

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Day 11: Last Book Read and Bath Time

Blog Challenge: Last Book Read Geez, the last time I read a book feels like a lifetime ago. Let me see, hmmm. I think the last book I read was one of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I just can’t remember if it was book 16 or something else. So I guess if you want me to tell you the synopsis, I can’t. I don’t remember how the story goes. There was a time when I had way too much time on my hands that I could grab a book and read until I finish it or until […]

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Day 10: Daily Routine and Favorite Toy

Blog Challenge: Daily Routine Yeah. Uh huh. What routine? LOL! I think I lost my routine when I started my maternity leave. The routine that I knew was: wake up, prepare for work, go to work, get coffee, work, work, work, work, get something to eat (if I remember to eat), work, work,┬áget coffee, work, (is that light outside? Oh crap it is almost morning, I gotta get home), work, go home, prep for bed, sleep for the next 3-4 hours. Then the whole thing starts again. During weekends, the scenario would be, wake up, stare at the ceiling, channel […]

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Day 9: Bucket List and Where They Sleep

Blog ┬áChallenge: Life List / Bucket List I don’t have an actual list written down somewhere although there are quite a lot of things that I would like to do before I die. Or before I get too old to do them. I don’t know if I will ever be able to do them, but then who said you can’t dream of something outrageous, right? So, here are a few of the things that I have in my virtual list: 1) Skydiving. This is something that I have wanted to do for a long, long time. The thought of jumping […]

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Day 8: Biggest Pet Peeve and Favorite Photo

Blog Challenge: Biggest Pet Peeve My biggest pet peeve: government offices. Seriously. I hate dealing with government offices. If I could only avoid it, I would. But a lot of requirements needed come from government agencies. And trust me, I could go on and on and on and on about my complaints for each and every agency I’ve encountered. My top reasons for this will be: red tape, their lack of respect for time, a lot of known loopholes in the process but no action is being done to fix it. I guess those are the top ones reasons I […]

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Day 7: Dream Job and Nap Time

Blog Challenge: Dream Job I dunno. I wanted to be a pediatrician for the longest time. Then I made a turn to a different direction. Then there was a time when I my goal was to become an executive. Not sure what kind, though. ­čśŤ I would go up the corporate ladder easily, own three cars and a house. Well, not exactly a dream job. Anyway, I haven’t really thought about this for a long, long time. I ┬áhave always thought that climbing the corporate ladder will be easy as 1-2-3. I never realized that being in the corporate world […]

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