Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Momo Miracle

For the first time, I am lost for words.

I've had the title drafted for days but just do not know how to begin.
The same feeling I usually have, every time I start a prayer.  I do not know where to begin and what to specifically ask for.

You see I just found out I was having Momo Twins!

Mo-Mo...

Mo - Monoamniotic
Mo - Monochorionic

Simply put, the twins share the same sac  and the same placenta but have 2 umbilical cords. This kind of pregnancy is rare and happens only in 1% of all pregnancies.

The more I google and read, the more nervous I get.
  • 50% mortality rate for both twins
  • One twin can die as a result of tts (one twin getting all the nutrients).
  • If one dies during the 2nd trimester, the other may suffer from brain damage or die.
  • If both are healthy, mom can be confined on the 26th week for monitoring and the twins can be born at the latest, on the 32nd week.
  • 75% of the time the twins are girls.
  • 100% of the time they are identical
My first ultrasound had the twins at 6w 5days.  Twin B had a very weak heartbeat at 84 beats while the other was normal at 124 beats.
At 84 beats at almost 7 weeks, doctors are positive on a miscarriage.

I was just super in happy shock i'd have twins and said I'll pray for the weak one to be alright . The OB was very straightforward and said, the best case scenario was for the other twin to just die and be absorbed by my body while he/she is still small.  

That did not sound very positive or encouraging specially since upon closer look we saw the little one's heart pumping slowly.  

But all these reading data support the OB's advice.  

How can a mom wish for her baby to die.  Secretly I am guilty of entertaining the thought.

Today I am writing this because I finally know what to ask for in prayer.

I pray for life.

I pray for a miracle  - that by tomorrow's ultrasound twin B's heartbeat will normalize.

I pray for that separating membrane (that is just probably thin at this point that it can't be detected by ultrasound yet).  Yes there is still a chance for my momo to become mo-di .  Still high risk but better chances of survival - 70%!

I pray for God's perfect will.



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday, September 28, 2015

Tips to a Happy Baguio Vacation with Children

Baguio has always been my happy place.

I’ve been there a total of 8 times and all were memorable trips that make me want to come back.



My first trip there, nawiwi ako sa panty in wright park right in this very steps.   I was the same age as my eldest daughter then and I was too excited (lazy) to go to the restroom that I left my mark among the horses.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

10 Impulse buys YOU wish YOU never bought

Friends call me the queen of kuring (kuring = cheapskate).  I never took offense because at an early age I knew my priorities are almost always not aligned with most young people.

As classmates and early officemates splurged on signature items and dined in fancy restaurants - I had my eyes set on my own condo, a car, a business, investments and a dream of sending my future kids to only the best schools (Wala pa ako bf noon, gusto ko na bumili ng educational plan).

It was only when a million peso investment on a vehicle i was buying and selling went kaput (na-carnap po) and a portion of my investments were lost because 2 banks of mine closed that I realized how I got old without really enjoying my earnings yet.


So now, if I like, I buy.

This list is a result of that.

10 IMPULSE BUYS, YOU WISH YOU NEVER BOUGHT

1.  This laser and other Skin Gadgets you should just leave to your derma.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tus' the reason to visit the South

 Ok, ok pardon the lengthy intro--- I have been gone for so long (iba na napromote) I've got too much in my mind.  But I will make the come back of all come backs with a restaurant tho far away from home, is now close to my heart.

Tus' the reason to be jolly fa-la-la-la-la....la-la-la-la!



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What do you want to be when you grow up?


SASHA's HOMEWORK


When I was little, I just wanted to be:  A showbiz talk show host, a wife/mother and/or a Barbie.
I guess you can be anything you want to be as long as you want it bad enough.

I'm a mommy ...gossiping about my family in my blog---and I have bleached (fake) blonde-blandan hair!  Close enough!

That is why I wanted to guide Sasha in this most important decision this early.

Monday, January 19, 2015

My Pope Francis Experience

I always had the perfect answer to the beauty pageant question: If there was one celebrity in history you would like to meet, who would it be?

Me: Thank you very much for that wonderful question.  I believe in the saying that Love is blind and since God is Love, I'd like to meet Jesus.

Pardon the logic, but I’m sure you get my drift...

Seriously, I always wished I could be there during the time of Jesus.  Mala-flying house, super book moment, where I can just zap my way back in time and listen to Him speak or just touch his robe!

And since I have no near plans of joining my Creator just yet, I think the closest I could get to meeting my ultimate super star is through meeting good people whose lives are a reflection of Christ’s love.

Example:


I see Jesus in my girls.  They remind me of God's generosity and love.