Motherhood (A Proud Mother of Three)

Motherhood according to www.thefreedictionary.com ; 1. The state of being a mother.; 2. The qualities of a mother.; 3. Mothers considered as a group. While my own definition of motherhood are: 1. Love.; 2. Sacrifice.; 3. Joy in my heart.; 4. My life.

My 3rd pregnancy

My 3rd pregnancy

The image above is the only pregnant pic I have. Since that was the last time I got pregnant, I took one as a remembrance. I was not comfortable to capture my big belly.
I am a mother of 3 beautiful and smart kids. They are my life. Although they are also the cause of my stress at home but I enjoy every moment with them, while they are young and dependent. Hearing them utter, “Mommy…” has been giving me immeasurable happiness and self-fulfillment. Each of my children during delivery, tears fell down from my eye.

Ate Cheska, Kuya Fourth and Baby Fifth

At Present
My kids are really good and independent. As of this writing, my eldest; Cheska at 9 can already wash the dishes (not just glasses), laundry her uniform in school, sweep the floor, cook rice, cook some dishes with my supervision, can take care of her 3 year old brother and looks after her new born baby brother (2 months old). She carries him to burp and even change diapers when needed. At 7 she can already cook rice with or without using a rice cooker. Really amazing! In school she has been an awardee and excellent on her academics. For 3 consecutive years she is a placer at BULPRISA (Bulacan Private Schools Association) on Declamation. Level 1 when she was on 2nd grade and 3rd grade and Level 2 on her 4th grade. Year 2013 and 2014, she ranked 3rd in Declamation. She gets her prizes every time she wins. My son; Fourth is 3 years old. He loves his baby brother so much. No sign of jealousy that we have a new baby at home. Maybe also because I prepared him, when I was pregnant. After he plays he can put back his toys to where it should be kept without me telling him. He can count up to almost 100.. he just stops and says “agod na” (pagod na). He can wear his clothes on his own after taking a bath. Yet he does not love rice, I have to force him to eat rice on occasional cases. To add, he has initiative to throw dirty diapers of his baby brother. Our youngest at 2 months can’t do much yet, but he is the joy in our home now. He has dimples and mestizo. I can see a bright future for my kids. Given the chance, I want to send them in at one of the top 3 universities of the country.
Baby Fifth @ 2 months

Baby Fifth @ 2 months

The History
With my eldest I didn’t know I had to undergo C-section. I stayed in the labor room for 7 hours waiting for the 10 cm thing to open up. It did not happen. Water bag broke and finally based on the internal examination, the baby was on breech position. I was rushed to the operating room to undergo a cesarean section. Recovery was fast. I was able to walk the next day, which my mom and aunts were telling me not to do so. I even wanted to walk going to the nursery room to view my baby girl. She was 51 cm in length and weighed 5.4 lbs.
Cheska @ 5 months

Cheska @ 5 months

With my son; Fourth, after 6 years I was scheduled for CS, on our chosen date within my 39th week of pregnancy. It went well, though the recovery was not easy. It took me few days before I was able to walk on my own, and it was even slow. The baby was a bit yellowish but we refused to leave him on the hospital. My husband exerted effort to expose baby Fourth under the sun every morning, then his color became normal.
Kuya Fourth few days old

Kuya Fourth few days old

With my youngest; Fifth, after 3 and a half years I was scheduled again for CS. This time it is another different experience. The operation went well but while I was in the recovery room, I felt the itchiness from my face to my arms, my shoulders, neck and going down with a gap of several minutes. The nurses said, it could be the effect of the anesthesia. Then when I was ready to be brought back to my room, I felt the blood flowing heavily. I was wearing a diaper then. But the diaper leaked twice and even stained the sheets twice also. My cousin Dolly who was there with my husband assisted the nurses who were handling my condition. It was only Christmas 2014 when my cousin Dolly told me that I almost suffered from uterine atony. It is continuous excessive bleeding which possibly lead to death. (I will write about uterine atony soon for reference). So thank God the blood did not flow heavily for a longer period of time. I am glad my children still has a mother.
New born baby Fifth

New born baby Fifth

So  much sacrifices yet really worth it. I love my kids. You are all Mommy’s source of happiness.

Date to Remember

 

My husband and I are celebrating our 3rd year of being together as a couple. September 11, 2009 it was, when we first exchanged our love to each other. We thought of trying something new to our palate. He searched for restaurants in Quezon City and found a very interesting one within Quezon City. Gayuma ni Maria it is. We are located in Bulacan at the moment so we do not want to go farther than QC. Here it is. I took some pictures of the place because I know I will surely post and share this day to the world.

We’ve never been to this place. But we never had a hard time looking for it. I admit we used Google maps and Navigation until we reached our destination. The parking area can accommodate 6 cars. It is hardly noticeable if you do not know the place. But to give a tip to the visitors, It is located just beside Silong Spa and Salon in Sikatuna Village, V. Luna, Quezon City. Business hours is 10am until midnight from Monday to Sunday. This is the google map link.

http://maps.google.com/maps/msie=UTF8&source=embed&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=104271471686970345624.000493ebbbe698c8f8353

Their menu is quite different because it suggests a different title for their food. I always prefer beef menu so I ordered the Secret Lovers.  What is it? From the menu it says, “Rich braised beef pot topped with mashed potatoes and served with rice.” The menu description is hard to read though because of its small cursive font style. Then my husband ordered Nilasing ni Eba si Adan. Descriptions says, “Get that tipsy high in this pork loin dish in a ??? made of beer and apple.” Drinks available are Coca-Cola Products by the glass. Our palate is not disappointed with the food taste. Aside from that, it is affordable. We had all of this for only PhP615. The desserts are not written on the menu. The server will just let you know what sumptuous treats they have in the refrigerator which you can see in the dining area. What we had was Better than Sex. That is the name, seriously. I just pointed my finger to that slice of cake and the server told me the name. And woooo no offense or MTRCB rating, it tastes really good. After the meal, we did not stay that long because we have other places to go to. By the way, the servers are friendly and informative when I asked about reservations in the Function area, I rate them 5. Perfect! The quality of service is important to us because next to quality of food it is what the business is all about.

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