Wednesday, January 17


I dont really want to say, I am back because I was never gone. :)) I was just lurking around and sure have read all the posts of you folks. I was just in a sort of limbo for almost three months. It was an exciting, funny, frustrating and I-dont-want-to-go-through-again phase of my life. (I still am in that phase though I am getting better each day.) You read it right, I dont want to go through that phase again. I know it is worth it when you see even just a smile of your angel but they said, One is a good number. Hehehe. But I am very vulnerable and open that I may change my mind sometime in the future. ;)

I know for a fact and second hand experience that being pregnant is not always a cherished experience especially in the first trimester. While my friends were in their 'paglilihi blues', I always prayed that I wont go through it when its my time. I reckoned before, I wont because sometimes, it goes with the genes and my siblings weren't really that bothered during their big-belly times. Oh well, who can (human being) predict the future, as they say? Who would have thought that I will feel more or worse than normal women do? Hummmm.

The day that we confirmed that I am pregnant, I started to feel ill. First few days were just lying down in bed and sometimes falling asleep almost all day. It was then followed of feeling dizzy when I am up and about.. then always feeling hungry when I have just eaten.. and then throwing up at night. Yup, my typical morning sickness is at night. MIL said, she'd never heard of a pregnant lady throwing up at night before. ;( I might be weird. Hehehe. I hate heaving when I was not pregnant because it turned my stomach if not wits upside down, but now... I sometimes self-induced it to make me feel better.

My Hubs bought me a morning sickness formula, made of ginger, which in the early part made me feel better. But when I told my OB about it, she recommended to stop taking it as according to her, there is no proven study that ginger indeed cure nausea but I have read it in a book written by an American author. I just didn't argue with her then. I eventually stop taking it as the smell of ginger made me puke. :(

Talking of smell... I detest some kind of smell then. I don't put on cologne which the only body smell that I can stand up with, I avoided passing the garden where I can smell the gardenias... some yummy food odor makes me puke.

But I crave for various kinds of food, well, mostly exotic Pinoy dishes and the worst part is, I don't know how to cook them. And I loooovvveee eating fruits especially tropical ones and luckily, they are of abundance here. I can't swallow bland-tasting food.. so is water. It was really worst as I feel dehydrated. My remedy was to drink cold chocolate drink always.... now, I am able to drink iced water or suck on ice cubes.

Father was so excited of baby that he started to research for names the same day we knew that I was pregnant. But up until now, we havent agreed yet.. we just have different likes and favorites. ;))


The four-day Manila trip was so hectic but funny! For me, it was made not mainly for bureaucratic reason but for food. Hehehe. I started my night there with sinigang na hipon, pritong tilapia, inihaw na liempo, kangkong with bagoong, to name a few... well dont forget the mangga. I always feel "bundat" all through out the day and night that I can hardly sleep from belly uneasiness. (matakaw kasi) I met up some friends over food, did some shopping, eat, visit the doctor, eat, eat... and eat. My last night was spent with former officemates in ATSC over dinner in a resto two shops away from G3 Italianis. I tell you, their food are not yummy that I cant even remember the name of the resto. Their sinigang na hipon doesnt really taste like sinigang at all. Walang asim. If I could give credit to them, its in their lechong kawali/pata - I am not sure now and their dessert something like with ube - see, I was really in limbo that I dont remember most of the menu. Hehehe. But I didn't eat much as I had an upset stomach that night.

And then, I was really sick when we touched down Sydney airport... and through Brisbane where I have to wait for Hubs to pick me up for more than an hour. He was in the international airport and I was in domestic. Funny. Ha ha ha! Not! ;( He reckoned, I would be in the international as I flew Brisbane-Sydney-Manila from there, where I rubbed elbow with Darren Lockyer, the number one rugby league player in the world.

Because of getting sick inflight and waiting for more than an hour, my next week was spent mostly in bed. My first time jetlag.


Our Christmas and New Year were spent with in-laws - Christmas eve lunch with Hub's elder sis and family, Christmas lunch and New Year with Hub's younger brod and family. We watched spectacular fireworks in Scarborough park.


Then came this story in the first week of 2007.

Hubs (just arrived): Tell me you have the camera. (talking to me)
Me: Nope. Remember, you tucked it under the seat of the van last New Year.
Hubs: It was stolen then.
Me: Haaaa! What happened? (my tummy started to churn)

Yup, the camera was indeed stolen. The thief may have been lurking around the car and spotted the camera bag (big enough to be a handbag), thinking that it was a handbag. The wallet in the glove box was untouched though.

I almost cried. Sobrang nanghinayang ako. The cost of that thing can fly me return Manila-Brisbane. But its not just the cost. I have come to love that wonderful creation kasi I was able to learn to use it and give some effects to photos. Kainis! ;))

Hubs jokingly blamed me, saying that I arranged it to be stolen, because, I want a tourist camera. Hahaha! True that I want a slim and handy camera because for one, my use of the "then" cam was restricted. Hubs was so very careful in using it that I have to do the same, always with caution. Before taking pictures, I have to put the sling around my neck, keep the lense cover securely, and put it back right after taking photos. Hindi gaya ng handy cam na, you can take photos in an instant. Hehehe. There you go, wala na nga akong handy cam.. nawala pa yong "then" cam.

Wala pa rin kaming new camera until now. But Hubs said, when we're going to buy, we'll look for a better deal and buy the professional one that he likes, and the tourist cam that I like. Sana it will be soon. *fingers crossed*


cess said...

waaa! that's so sad, losing your camera to thieves. ako din maiiyak talaga ako, ang mahal mahal non! you take great pics pa naman. at least your hubby remains cheerful about it. :)

kaya pala ang tagal mong nawawala, hirap ka pala. wawa ka naman. i wish i know what to do to make it all go away, pero wala rin akong lunas dyan. :) when i was pregnant with my youngest, dusa rin e, relief came when she was out of me na :D lol!

i hope youre feeling better now that youve began blogging again. keep us updated about your baby! :)

Princess of CJ said...

gusto tlaga kita, cess kasi you always appreciate my photos , ;)

hubs is always like that, galit if tlagang galit but after that, ok na. for him, you cant change what had happened so forget about it.

im getting better each day after the first tri. laging kong sinasabi kay hubs noon, ill be better sa 2007. hahaha. cooking and eating are keeping me busy these days.. i have so much food cravings.

i'll post for baby soon. ;))

Princess of CJ said...

*i'll post about baby pala! ;))

dangkin said...

hey! hey! welcome back!!

what a sad story..bket kasi biglang iniwan nalang sa van eh? but still, i'm glad at camera lang ang nawala, you can always replace it with a better one ;)

glad, too, you're getting better everyday.. i'm exxxxcited! :P

Princess of CJ said...

thanks.. hehehe! i finally found the time to update this page at the middle of cooking and eating spree. =)

actually, sa van na nakatira ang cam namin kasi chris goes out everyday. nilalabas lng yan to take and download pix. yup, inisip ko n lng blessing in disguise yon at material thing lng ;)) .. 2 days lng akong nalungkot then forget na.

Mich said...

yey, you're back!!! glad to hear about your updates although we'll miss your pictures here. But, i'm sure a new camera is coming up! ;)

so sorry about having a hard time with your first tri. ganyan din ako, bedrest for a month! Morning sickness, etc. Haaaay. Sacrifices that we do for our child. hehe!

Keep us posted! :)

Princess of CJ said...

hi mich, sana nga a new coming is coming soon. hehehe.

yup, sacrifices indeed that we do for our child. now i realize how my mother felt when she was carrying me. ;))

gracita said...

hi era! natutuwa ako sa pinas kuento mo! pinas for me also means food, eating, food, eating and more food and eating! kahit na maraming pinoy foods dito, marami parin kulang so i am always looking forward to going home and eating my favorite mejo madame ata, hehe.

take care of yourself and i hope mawala na soon ang morning sickness! natakot tuloy ako. anong gagawin ko if i'm sooo sleepy tapos i have to go to work?

anyway, you rest well!

Princess of CJ said...

hi gracita! iba pa rin food sa pinas db? almost all pinoy sa labas ng pinas crave for pinoy food ata. ;))

i hope when your time to get preggy has come, hindi ka maselan like me. but if you are, you'll be busy at work to fall asleep. hehehe.

medyo nawala na morning sickness ko but matakaw na naman ako and craving for lots of pinoy food. ;(

Leah said...

it's good to see an update on your blog. :)

naku, hirap tlga pag may morning sickness. but then again when i look back, i think that made my pregnancy quite eventful. hehe.. you're almost done with it so you'll be feeling better in no time. pag 2nd tri, kain ka to the max! ;)

Princess of CJ said...

hi leah, yup.. hirap tlaga kung may my pregnancy sickness and then now, kain ako ng kain. every hour ata. sana hindi ako tumaba. tama nga yong sabi ni joy sa forum. after spewing, cravings naman. hehehe.

ann said...

I experienced everything you said on my first pregnancy. I even asked hubby to sleep on the floor dahil di ko gusto yung amoy ng deodorant nya.Isang paglilihing akala ko wala ng katapusan sa hirap. But on my 2nd and 3rd pregnancy medyo ok na, nabawasan ng mga 50% ang hirap. Mas gusto ko pa nga ang manganak kaysa maglihi. Pag nag labor pain ka alam mong in a matter of hours ay tapos na unlike noong naglilihi ako, parang ayoko nang makita yung araw kinabukasan.

Sayang naman yung camera, pero buti na rin hindi tinangay yung buong sasakyan...hehehe.

Princess of CJ said...

hi ann, thanks for the visit. link kita ha!

sabi din ng friend ko, lesser na dw ang paglilihi sa sunod na anak but i've heard stories that are otherwise kaya tlagang pag-iisipan ko mabuti kung magbubuntis pa ako ulit. hehehe. pareho pala tayo, im dreading the next day to come esp the night kasi dun ako maraming nararamdaman. ;(

sinabi mo pa... hindi ba naman nakalock ang sasakyan at nandun lang ang susi sa keyhole. waaaaa! very trusting kasi ang asawa ko and first time ata nangyari 'to, so a lesson well learnt. ;)