I've been neglecting my blog recently and I really hate myself for it. Well a lot of things have happened in the past couple of days which explains my absence but I promise to make it up to you (if anybody actually cares).
My Miss Universe turned 3 months old last Thursday! 3 months and a lot of developmental milestones already. My personal favorite is how she can recognize my face. She knows who her mom is, and I'm certain about that. She just doesn't respond the same way to others (except her dad of course who she also knows so well). When I try to make her smile, it's always easy, and there's this sparkle in her eyes that tells me "Hi 'Ma, I know it's you. You don't have to try so hard to make me laugh because I love you! I'm not gonna give you a hard time." It's the best part of my day.
And don't even get me started about her strong legs and arms. Little Cuddler is a macho girl! When she hits me sometimes I'm like, OW. And not to mention her strong hair pulling abilities, literally. I have really long hair and she likes to cling on it sometimes, and it especially hurts when she tangles them. When we hold her under the arms she doesn't just stand there--little diva likes to WALK. And oh, she has also rolled over a couple of times already. Like I've always said, she's a wonderchild. Babies, gotta love 'em!
Today Iaine had her 3rd doctor's appointment with GREAT results. Her pedia was impressed with Little Tigress who weighs a staggering 6 kilos and showed off great motor developmental skills (lifting her head in prone position like a pro). She also had her 2nd dose of Rotavirus vaccine (which costs a whopping 3,100Php) that prevents her from getting loose bowel movement. The pedia also taught me how to deal with people who give old-wives-tales advice of how to take care of an infant, specifically my OWN baby. I've always known how, I just needed a go signal from someone who actually knows what she's saying when it comes to baby business. Whenever someone goes "You can feed her solids already," or "She's developing late" I respond with "I'd have to ask her doctor first." Those kinds of words get on my nerves because my pride as a mother is deeply insulted. It's just like saying they know my kid better than I do and I'm not doing the right thing taking care of her. It's the safest answer I can give without sounding like a bitch. Well I can't just say "You don't know EVERYTHING about my kid! Who died and made you WikiBaby?", right?
But you know, I really couldn't blame them for trying to help (if that is their true intention). Most of the time I'm at wits end because of the summer heat. Oh El Niño, please go away, you craky-nator.
Anyway, I met a TV star today. Sorta. I was asked to sing for a group of people, a mothers' day event actually, and this guy happens to be the older brother of 2010 Election candidate who's running for mayor. They call him Mr. Safeguard, but actually he also stars in Tide and Ariel commercials. He's really nice, he even helped me up and down the stage stairs.
This one's for Tide:
Before I could even stand up to take a picture with him,
he squatted beside me! And he was supposed to smile, but I specifically asked him
to make this face, just like in the commercials. He willingly supported my request.
I can say he's a very down-to-earth person. Told you he was nice!
3 months already?... I've been so busy being a mom and a wife.. The only breaks I get are spent on Facebook, Twitter, and Plants Vs. Zombies. But in the middle of all the haze I've been thinking.. I wanna come back to work. I miss being a nurse. Maybe next week we'll know, and because tomorrow is Mothers' day, I think filing for an application is a wonderful idea. SAHM turned WM. It's what's best for my little Gumdrop's future. Hey, money doesn't grow on tress.
Speaking of Mothers' day, I have no idea how my FIRST EVER mothers' day could be meaningful. I'm not really expecting anything, but I realized that when you're a mom, Mothers' day feels like your birthday and you just want something good to happen. Moms couldn't care any less about material things. Moms just wanna feel special, appreciated, loved.. we wanna feel someone take care of us and just let us take a day off (or at least a few hours) from taking care of everybody else for a change. A silly request, but a simple wish that comes from the heart. People who don't show effort to appreciate moms on Mothers' day are the most worthless people you will ever meet. So go out my friends, and make your moms feel super!
I would probably write another entry about mothers' day, but I'm still ending this one with "HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY, MOMMY!" I love you so much! And thanks for letting me tag along at the grocery tonight (like always) and paying for my items. I really appreciate that. :) And did I mention that I love you? And by the way, I love you. Umm. Yeah, I love you. Really. Love. You.
Sigh. I hope Iaine grows up to love me just the same...