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Exploring Baguio City

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More Baby Stuff - Hello Baby Store

The thought of going out for a baby shopping makes me feel energized. Hubby and I went to Hello Baby Store at #48 Zodiac Street Bel-air 3, Makati...

September 24, 2011

Third Trimester - 33 Weeks


The third trimester of pregnancy starts at week 28 to week 42.  This stage seems quite difficult for me especially now that I’m on my 33rd week. I felt the sudden bloat of my tummy and any other changes that’s bothering me through out the day.

At this point, I can feel that my baby’s movement is stronger than the usual. There are times that when she kicks or maybe switches position, she puts pressure on my bladder that makes me rush to the bathroom immediately.


My baby bump is getting bigger and heavier especially after eating.  Sometimes I’m still in shock seeing my self in the mirror. This is the biggest I have so far!  I can’t even reach my toes.  I have to bear with backaches everyday and my feet or lower legs are getting tired often.


Hunger is the worst feeling in the world.  I get hungry every 2 hours and if I don’t munch on something, my baby gives me jabs and kicks. I like it when I drink coffee in the morning because she goes high and wild inside as if she’s dancing or giggling.

Weight gained is normal because the baby grows almost double in size. Maybe in 2 weeks or so I would weigh 50 kilos or more!  I gained an approximately 10 to 12 kilos from my original weight.

Sleeping is not really a problem for me.  It’s true that there is always a discomfort in sleeping position because of the bigger tummy but I already trained myself lying on my left side so it’s not giving me difficulties. Being tired all day makes me fall asleep fast.

Overall, despite of the uneasiness, the final trimester is a great time in my pregnancy. It’s the time when I totally feel that I am pregnant, the time when motherhood emotion starts to come out and the time when we can strongly feel our bond to our baby.  We have made it through the trials and challenges of the first and second trimester.  More weeks to go and we continue to hope and pray that everything will be alright for baby and me. For now, I have to enjoy the experience of being pregnant while waiting for the day that I will become a mother.


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Happy Times at Work!

This is me and my work mates in our office when we were taking funny pictures after lunch. Who says you can't have fun while working? 


I just love this photo. Happy faces indeed :D

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September 22, 2011

Playpen for Baby

A playpen is a safe place to put your baby when you are doing some important things. As babies grow bigger, they need an enjoyable place to stay and play with their favorite toys.
When babies start to crawl, you should ensure that they never bump into hard corners of your house or never leave them wandering into the room unsupervised. Safety is important for our babies and therefore at some point, a playpen can be really useful. Buying a playpen is actually on our list but we have decided to wait for the baby to learn how to sit or crawl before buying one.

Luckily, we found a sponsor for our baby girl's play pen! My hubby's brother and his wife gave us a beautiful blue playpen. We agreed with the color so we can still use it if ever the next baby would be a boy (and that would be more years from now).



 Just a reminder:
* Do not put too much things inside the playpen such us toys and blankets until the baby can sit or stand to avoid suffocation.
* And also do not leave your baby inside the playpen unattended.



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September 20, 2011

More Baby Stuff - Shopping at Hello Baby Store

The thought of going out for a baby shopping makes me feel energized. Hubby and I went to Hello Baby Store at #48 Zodiac Street Bel-air 3, Makati. I learned about this place from reading blogs and forums in the internet. The Hello Baby Store sells overruns baby clothing and essentials from Hello Baby Garments Manufacturing.  They supply baby garments to the malls in different brands like Carters, Child of Mine, Precious Moments, Red Tag, Small Wonders and many more.

The store is located inside the Bel Air 3 Subdivision. For me it looks like a little warehouse inside the house rather than a store. The place is crowded with pile of clothing from floor up to the top. The mittens, booties and bonnets are separately packed in cellophane so the buyers won’t get confused. Also the hooded towels and blankets are also arranged separately. There are new garments delivered that are not yet arranged properly. I feel like diving in the sea of clothes because they're just everywhere!  There are lots of designs and colors to choose from.  We have to pick those clothes that are needed because we have to stick to the budget. They have almost everything for babies like rompers, onesies, frog suites, pyjama sets, shirts, shorts, under wares, etc.  Sizes range from new born up to 4 years old.

The space in hello baby store is so limited and I think it cannot accommodate more than 5 customers at the same time. You have to wait outside for your turn to make sure you can check and select all the items properly before buying them.

People come to this place because they can purchase good quality garments in cheaper prices. Like 30 to 50 percent off! We bought the following items:

2 hooded towels
2 hooded blankets
5 onesies
1 pajama
2 pairs of mittens
2 pairs of booties
2 bonnets
1 mini towel
3 bibs
1 pair of shorts
1 Panty
2 bigkis (in case needed)


All these items cost us P1600.00 only. I also learned from ate Vicky (the one who manages the store) that the discount is bigger when you purchase at least P5000.00. So the more you shop, the greater discount you'll get.  By the way you can contact ate Vicky at this number for inquiries: (02) 896-4802.

Going to hello baby store is not a hassle for us even if we just commuted to get there. And also my work office is just located at Bel Air Village, Makati so they're just in the neighborhood. What we are after is good quality item in cheaper price and I think the Hello Baby Store is a perfect place to go. All worth it!


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