Dec 29, 2010

Safe And Successful Delivery

I am very thankful to God that my delivery was successful. Although I had complications with my pregnancy and problems came up during labor, my baby had given me the inner strength I need. My honey and parents-in-law were there for support. Me, my family, and friends prayed for our safety.

I have no complain with my health care provider. She handled a high-risk patient like me with proper, absolute care. Everything was well-managed. And she had my cooperation. For a very satisfactory woman's health care, I recommend my health care provider.

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Dec 19, 2010

Focused On The Baby

We are going out-of-town on Christmas eve. The family will have gifts exchange with a game but we haven't bought anything yet. Our attention is focused on the baby, and I am still in postpartum recovery. The house is a mess. I know everything will be organized soon. We'll be fine.

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Dec 17, 2010

Major Operation

I am recovering but I am still in pain. It is more than two weeks since I gave birth to a healthy baby girl through CS (Cesarean). She weighs 6.8 lbs...tiny but she is healthy.

I was in labor for 26 hours in the hospital. I thought I can deliver normally but my baby is still high in my uterus and a problem occurred, so my doctor suggested a C-Section. That was the first time in my life to have had a major operation. But there's no regrets at all.

Thank God all went well. My high appreciation to my OB/GYN, to the nurses in the labor and delivery, postpartum/recovery, and nursery.

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Dec 13, 2010

Today's Humor: Signs You're "All Grown-Up Now"

-- You keep more food than beer in the fridge.

-- 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.

-- You hear your favorite song on an elevator.

-- You watch the Weather Channel.

-- Your friends marry and divorce instead of hook up and break up.

-- You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.

-- Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."

-- You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won't turn down the stereo.

-- You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.

-- Your car insurance goes down and your payments go up.

-- Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.

-- You no longer take naps from noon to 6 PM.

-- Dinner and a movie is the whole date, instead of the beginning of one.

-- A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff."

-- You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.

-- 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.

-- You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.

-- You read this entire list, looking desperately for one sign that doesn't apply to you, but, can't find one to save your life.

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Dec 4, 2010

Dads And Moms Hard-wired to Love Babies Differently

Researchers studying bonding between parents and babies recently mad a discovery. Oxytocin levels reached their peak during the times mothers were caressing, hugging or simply gazing in their babies' faces. Dads, however, had bursts of the hormone (known as the "love hormone" by scientists) during playful interaction, such as rolling around with the baby encouraging him or her to explore, lightly tossing the child in the air causing laughter, or encouraging the child to sit up. The study also found infants were more likely to prefer their fathers for positive playful interaction while preferring mothers' comfort for distress.

Suburban Parent North Dallas, November 2010

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Lockers For Safekeeping

It's my sister's second semester this school year. As I was talking to her this evening, she is enjoying her course so far. Though some of her classes this semester require more laboratory time, she feels tired but she is learning a lot.

It's good to know that her school provides lockers for students. With all the heavy nursing books she has to carry, school lockers are the best place to keep them during classes. Imagine carrying those thick heavy books everyday? You will get exhausted and skinny in days!

I am very thankful that my sister have her own locker. She learns how to become independent and takes care of her privacy.

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Weekend Snapshot: Herb Stew Chicken

What's for dinner? My honey made some Herb Stew Chicken for supper.

When we were at the Asian Market this afternoon, we were kinda talking about what to get. He asked me what do I want for dinner? I said Herb Stew Chicken. We haven't had that for a while. It is really good with rice. So here it is!

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Twinkling Lights Of Christmas

Guest post written by Marty Ford

It doesn't officially feel like it's the Christmas season until our whole family is standing in our front yard and watching me flip the switch to turn on all of our Christmas lights. My wife always makes the joke that it's like the National Lampoons Christmas Vacation where Chevy Chase flips the switch and knocks out power to the rest of the town. Well that doesn't happen, but I do like to make sure that my family gets to see all of my hard work's result.

I was online a few weeks ago, ordering some of the last Christmas lights for our house, when I came across some DIRECT TV INTERNET BUNDLE specials, read a little more about them and signed our family up for one of them.

I'm especially excited about some new Christmas lights decorations that I put up this year, like a huge inflatable snow globe in the shape of a snowman that has fake snow blowing inside of it. It looks so neat! I have a spotlight on it so that you can see it at night even better, although it lights up itself.

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Dec 2, 2010

No Holiday Wish List Yet

While I was putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher after dinner last night, my honey asked what do I want for Christmas. "We haven't thought of Christmas shopping yet," he added.

I told him that we were busy, and we have a baby coming. "And I haven't done my wish list yet." He laughed. Then he said, "So I will be expecting a wish list hanging in the Christmas tree one of these days."

"You bet," I replied.

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Holiday Parties, Galore

Guest post written by Ben Sanders

I always feel blessed around the holidays. Maybe even more-so now that I'm retired with my wife living the good life! But really, this time of year gives us a chance to get back to what's really important: family, and fellowship. We make it a point to have two big parties each year: one amongst our family members, where we spend the evening together eating, watching movies and exchanging gifts, and another amongst our friends and neighbors, where everyone brings a dish and we hold a holiday pot-luck. And this year? No different.

I'm looking forward to this more than ever (and not just because I've been craving my wife's amazing baked lasagna she makes for it every year!). I've really had the urge to get back to what's important and fix the things in my life I sometimes let fall by the wayside, like the relationships that are most important. In preparation, my wife and I are trying to spruce up the place with to make it as nice as can be. These are, after all, the memories we keep the longest!

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