I 'm a 30 year old mom of two kids and married to a wonderful man.Living in a different country is hard for me,made merealize what i was missing from the smell of the bbq on the street to the shouts and laughter of the kids and teenagers playing tag in the moonlit night. The sweet noise of my mum calling or be it shouting my name.
With the economy at its worst everything is changing. Ralph's brother Larry was trying out for the Police Academy and his interview with the Chief of Police was suppose to be on Monday. The other night Ralph found out that the Police Department is Postponing the Police Academy for how long he doesn't know. I just feel bad for my BIL since he poured in so much effort into driver back and forth from NJ to here, and only to find out his hard work was all for nothing. Wilmington Police should never have started recruiting if they were thinking about postponing it, I sure hope that Larry wont give up and he will try again the next time. Last night Ralph sat down with me and MIL to talk about our financial situation. He is very worried that we may not be able to make our bills for long. He just found out that the whole overtime jobs are to be suspended. Ralph depends on his long overtime to cover some of the bills, specially the mortgage of the house. We really need to start thinking about consolidation loans that would help us in the long run. Managing a household that lives on a one income is very hard. We are really going to start tightening our belts and watch our spending. Ralph and I need dept management to help get to a secure place were we don't have to worry about loosing our home and getting creditors off our back. Just as we were starting to get on track with handling our debt and improving our credit score then this things happen. It sucks when i cant do anything more financially to help. Still, both Ralph and I are still thankful that he still has a job, we just have to work out a plan to lessen our spending, no more eating out and buying unnecessary stuff that we don't need. Prioritizing the wants from the needs would be one of the key thing to do in order to save.
When your pregnant for the first time you try to prepare yourself for the day you will have your baby and held her in your arms. I prepared myself by reading books and watching television shows like A baby story, Little people big world, Adoption Stories anything that has something to do about having a baby. I watched as women go into labor and see the pain they are experiencing, that fear of complication and also emotion when a child is born. Watching those prepared me on what to expect and i also got some tips on how to manage pain, how to push, how to breastfeed, and not be afraid to ask your doctor questions. I was calm, quiet when i was in labor, i wanted to cry from the pain but i didnt want to embarass myself or worry both my MIL and husband. When i called my mom in the Philippines i was in pain and wanted her to hold me and just cry but i could not allow myself to make my mother worry. Ralph had trying and left but he came back after they broke my bag of water and he saw the birth of his second child. He and MIL were taking lots of picture to remind us of that wonderful day. Like most parents we took tons of picture of the baby while we were still at the hospital, when we came home and also the first time she had a bath here at home. I showed and sent all those pictures to my mom back home via the internet. All seemed fine until a couple of weeks after when our computer crashed and we lost everything. Those precious pictures of my baby gone. I was able to upload some of her picture on my social network site but it was still not enough. I should have thought about Online Backup in case things like this happened. Having a source where you can actually save all your files, data and pictures is a must. With sumobackup system you can access all your files faster, quicker and have easy recovery. I should have thought about this things before i lost everything.
Pictures of the girls with there daddy when we had a sleep over to celebrate our new King Size bed. Of course Kayla was so happy that we got a bigger bed so both she and baby sister could sleep with us from time to time. These are my girls, Kayla just had ice cream that's why her face is dirty i didn't get to wipe her face yet and baby sister drinking her "baba". Wonder why they are so behaved and not jumping up and down on the bed? They were both watching Blue's Clues and both girls enjoy watching it. And Kaitlyn wanted to snuggle with her big sister and Kayla loves it as well. As for daddy he is glad that we got a bad where the 4 of us can sleep comfortably. I'm just worried about Kaitlyn falling off the bed since the bed is high and she cant get down as easily as she did on our last bed.
What do most mother's or parents do to a baby? Is it just to cuddle, feed or change them? Nope, parents love doing dress up to enhance the baby's features and make him/her more cuter. As a mother i know that for a fact when women find out they are pregnant they start looking at baby clothes when they get to the store. It does not matter if the sex of the baby is a boy or a girl, what matters is that they will be well dressed. I love picking out clothes for my daughter when she was younger and i loved dressing her up in style. She would have looked so cute and adorable in these onesies. What i love about this one is the color and the words " Does this diaper make my butt look big?" its just hilarious, babies tend to look like they have big butts with the diaper. Since she cant talk all she has to do is show off her shirt and I'm sure everyone who sees and reads it will crack up laughing. Looking at onesies reminds me so much of when my baby was younger not even walking, crawling or talking yet.
As a toddler, she is more active, funny and very very intelligent. Lately for the past days i have been playing dress up with her. She loves to wear dresses,put on her shoes and have her hair done even if were just in the house. The Retro Baby has this cute cookie monster rainbow dress that will be just perfect for her. I cant wait when it starts to get a little bit warmer so she can wear cool outfits that say something.
What is something big that im expecting this year 2009? Thats' very simple, another baby a new addition to our family. We have been trying to have another baby for more than a year now and every month it gets harder and harder to accept that im not pregnant yet. Still we are hoping and waiting for the right time and when it does we will be blessed yet again. Now that i have said my piece i would like to invite my readers to join another cash and entrecard credit extravaganza. I actually got a msg from the person responsible for this great contest. Before i forget im doing it now, who knows this time around ill be lucky. How about you care to try your luck? here are the rules and regulations of the contest. WHO WILL WIN AND WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
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