Pagdakkelan…

I am not sure if I spelled that correctly but that is an Ilocano term meaning to grow or for growth. Something to that effect. This word got stuck in my head the whole day. You see,  last Tuesday, I celebrated my birthday. Wednesday night, after Z’s pedia-cardio appointment, I had to send his nanny home for medical reasons. Nothing contagious or anything. His nanny had to immediately see her OB for a scheduled D&C, I believe. So today is the beginning of my being yaya-less, so to speak. It has been a busy day. I had to wake up […]

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All About Z…

I have been going through Z’s photos that I’ve posted in Facebook and the photos that I was able to recover and I couldn’t just help but think every single time that time has been going by so fast. It only seems like yesterday (or probably a week ago, if you may) when I was rubbing my swollen tummy trying to wake him up so I could feel him kick and let me know that he’s listening to my babbles. In what seems like a blink of an eye, my swollen, very pregnant tummy became flat once again, and my little big baby […]

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Little Z’s Birth Story

I know, I know. I have been planning to post this last month for the Down Syndrome Consciousness Month but I never got around to it. But then again, who said that I need to write this post at a certain month, right? This blog was created first and foremost to document our journey to life as mother and son. But little did I know that our journey would be a whole lot different from what I had envisioned it to be. Bits and pieces have already been posted here about the rough start that we have had but let me sum […]

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Z Moments…

My little boy has been in the mountain city for the past almost three months. And I have been commuting back and forth every weekend since I brought him back home. Given that we only have the weekends to bond and spend time together, I usually take a lot of photos of him as well as videos of his antics. After his birthday, the little boy was still getting gifts in paperbags. For some reason, little Z was more interested with the paper bag rather than the content. And here are three videos to prove it: So funny! 😀 I actually […]

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And The Journey Begins Again…

My son’s medical journey, I mean. After several months of hiatus from the rigorous process of setting doctors’ appointments and consultations, we are once again back in the same route. Before I go further, let me share this to you: Yes, I finally became a member of DSAPI. After several months of contemplation, I finally realized and accepted that I need them for my son. Let’s just say that I am still in the process of accepting my new reality and that it was not the reality that I had hoped and planned for. It’s not going to as easy as 1-2-3, […]

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Down With The Sickness

…Get up, come on get down with the sickness… Well, that’s how the song goes but I am not writing about Disturb’s Down with the Sickness song. Trust me, if you don’t know that song, you’d rather not know about it. Especially if you have, say, a more sensitive side, for the lack of better term. Anyway, this is a long overdue post, really, so it may be a tad bit longer than usual. I already had this title for a while now because of the song. I like the heavy beat of the song, bottom line. But like I said, […]

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Meet Our New Friends

As of this writing, my son is still awake, playing on the bed beside me. (And it is already 11:33 PM this side of the world). After a whole day travel, you’d have thought this kid is already tired and sleeping at this time. Looks like it doesn’t work that way. Not yet anyway. Update: 30 minutes after writing the above, the little boy finally succumbed to blessed sleep. Now I can finish this post by typing with all fingers on both hands. LOL! So here goes: Yesterday, well, Saturday afternoon, we met with a new friend. I stumbled upon […]

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