While looking for more baby stuff inside SM Department Store, Jeff and I saw a number of infant rockers, we got our eyes on 2 brands, MacLaren and Fisher Price.
4 weeks to go! I hate counting by single numbers but heck, like I told my OB last week, THIS. IS. IT! The hardest part is the waiting game, I never know when and where it will pop. On my last check up, I just have to take Trihemic (iron supplement) and a new supplement called Eveprim, an evening primrose oil brand. So what does it do?
I was told that evening primrose oil helps in softening and ripening the cervix. I was advised to take 1 capsule at night. Evening primrose oil has plenty of prostaglandins that helps to prepare the body for labor. In some pregnancy forums, pregnant moms who took evening primrose oil supplements gave birth just after taking 2 or 3 capsules. Hmmm, now let’s see how long will the effect on me…
I have to smile when my OB told me that I still don’t have stretchmarks at 34 weeks. Though I already have existing stretchmarks on my legs prior to pregnancy, my tummy is still stretchmark-free, I hope they won’t appear post-pregnancy. My secret? I applied Cocoa Butter since the early stages of pregnancy to increase my skin’s elasticity. A lot of pregnant mommies suggested Palmer’s Cocoa Butter but I opted to look for other choices, I tried Vanilla & Co. Organic Cocoa Whipped Butter, made with 50% cocoa butter.
For an in-depth review of this product, head on over at my beauty blog. Most of the products I used throughout my pregnancy are listed there such as organic soaps, shampoo, etc. Don’t expect reviews about diet pills for women though, coz I haven’t used one yet.
All mommies should watch this promotional video from Department of Health’s Unang Yakap campaign. It aims to cut down neonatal deaths in the Philippines with the help of the Essential Newborn Care (ENC) protocol. Did you know that the Philippines is one of the 42 countries in the world where 90% of all global deaths of under 5 year old children are accounted to. The ENC protocol focuses on the 1st few hours of life of the newborn classifying the procedures into time-bound, non-time bound, and unnecessary procedures.
Time-bound procedures that must be performed first are immediate drying, skin to skin contact followed by clamping of the cord after 1 to 3 minutes, non-separation of the newborn from the mother, and breastfeeding initiation.
To better understand the campaign, watch these mommies, this is more important than worrying about what acne pill works for you:
Yikes! I’m getting more and more excited to see the little princess and more nervous at the same time too! I had my check-up earlier and the doctor said that baby is still not ready to come out, still on a head-down position, very good baby. I had to ask the doctor if the baby will come out anytime soon because Jeff will be out-of-town this weekend and he’s worried that he’s not with me at the hospital.
I’m going to have the last ultrasound, a Biophysical Scoring, and a urinalysis next week. OB also stopped my Calvit intake, so now I’m just going to have Trihemic as my supplement.
A funny remark from my doctor though, she said “Stop eating rice!”, because for the 2 weeks interval of visits, my tummy doubles at a blink of an eye. Ironically, the weighing scale at their clinic is still at 123 lbs. Jeff agreed with the doctor about my food intake, but what can I do, I always feel hungry. If only I can suppress my appetite just like those phentermine reviews…
MisisB braved the crowd of 168 Mall in Divisoria at 34 weeks yesterday. I have two companions though and we went there early morning so we can avoid the crowd since it’s a weekend. 168 Mall has a newly constructed expansion mall which is more spacious. While store-hopping, I found a store that sells baby clothes, and was I lucky that they sell US brands like Baby Starters, baby GAP, Gerber, etc… Luckiest because baby clothes are cheap!