Giving Birth

When I started this blog, Keyn was 2 years old, therefore I wasn’t really posted anything about how I gave birth to him (in detail). So now that I have Selene, I could share it to you guys!

Nobody knew this before, but yeah, you can keep a secret right? HAHAHA!

I told them (friends and family) that I didn’t know that I was in labor before going to the hospital. But it was a white lie? I don’t know but I wasn’t very honest with it. I think I was in labor a day before (April 11, 2018). I don’t know but I have frequent contraction from noon until night. I observed myself of course. The contraction was gone around 10 P.M.

I wasn’t nervous at all actually. I was having contraction from 12 noon I think then it will be gone for 2 hours then back again. then after 10 P.M. It was gone completely (or so I thought)

I told to myself that I’m going to the hospital the next day for my weekly appointment (I was close to my due so my OB and I have weekly appointment. Plus I missed my appointment that week before) So I just have to wait, plus I would ask her if she help me to not be in labor for one more week because Kenneth’s arrival was next week.

So I told myself, relax and stay put. I told my baby to not be excited. We want to have his daddy when she’s born. But my baby’s a little bit excited.

Around 5 in the morning, I woke up because I needed to pee and of course I have contractions. I went back to sleep again because it was too early. Around 6 am, I woke up again to pee. Again, I went back to sleep. Around 6:30, I woke up again to pee. I know, I was in labor.

Since, I’m going to see my OB that time, I didn’t panic. I talked to Kenneth that I will wait for him (As if I could hold it myself right?) Around 7:30, I felt that it became intense. My lower abdomen hurt a lot and I knew, I am really in labor. I packed (because during my pregnancy I was too lazy to pack) my things, clothes, important documents and all. I texted my mother that I’m going to give birth. (“Ma, manganganak na ata ako” that was my exact text) I showered (Because I have lots of time! Chos!) I changed my son’s clothes because she’s going with us. And waited for my father.

Around 8:30 we’re ready and we’re going to the hospital. and I was intensely in labor (if there was such a word). I know that I might give birth inside the car but I told myself and my kid that “no! we needed to give birth in the hospital! Keyn told me that I should sleep to not feel the pain (How sweet right?!).

Around 9:00 we arrived in the hospital. My father went to the lobby and not in the emergency room so the guard gave me a wheelchair and pushed me (he was running, mind you!) to the emergency room.

My water broke when we arrived in the ER, but unfortunately we needed to be on the 3rd floor, where the OB complex was located. The nurses told me that I should stay put and to not push because it was not safe to give birth inside the elevator.

When we arrived at the OB complex. They help me removed my clothes and to change into a hospital gown. They brought me inside the delivery room. While in labor, they ask me to fill out the forms, good thing that I could write fast enough because I finished it in no time.

We waited for my OB to arrived and while waiting during contractions, a nurse or a doctor will insert his/her finger to prevent my baby to come out. I asked them frequently if I could have anesthesia, unfortunately it was too late for me to have one.

My OB arrived around 9:30 A.M. Good thing that she was in the parking lot of the hospital that day. I gave birth around 9:35 A.M. with a 2.35 kg baby girl.

I gave birth without an epidural anesthesia and it was hell. Good thing I could take it. (I had an epidural anesthesia when I gave birth to Keyn) I could feel the needle when they are seaming my wound. But of course I could only feel happiness because Selene’s healthy. 5 minutes of pain for a lifetime of happiness.

I slept when I saw my baby and woke up in the recovery room around 10:30 to 11 A.M.

Around 11:30 or so, they brought me inside our room. I asked my phone to mama so I could inform Kenneth’s family and others that I already gave birth. After a while, Selene was brought to our room.

I was high with happiness. Here are some of the pictures that day! Enjoy!

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We stayed at the hospital for 3 days. My kuya keyn’s been a good kuya from day 1. It was hard being a mother of two but it’s all worth it.

Here’s Selene when she was a month old or so.

Giving birth is really hard but it was all worth it.

Till next time.

All the love,

Sidneyenyen

Maternity Shots in Boracay

During my pregnancy days, I traveled a lot and walk a lot. I preferred walking than riding jeepneys and sidecars, I don’t know why but we all have weird hobbies when pregnant right?

Aside from the fact that we went to Cebu last December, we also went to Boracay last March! See how lakwatsera I am? I think I will forever regret not having a hashtag #lakwatserangbuntis when I was pregnant! HAHAHA!

Up to date, it was my 3rd time visiting Boracay Island, my first time was way back 2003 when I was in elementary. My second time, I was already blogging so you could read our adventures in Summer in January.

Even though I already visited Boracay, it was different this time because first, It was my first time flying without my mama! Would you believe that ma? I survived! yey! hahaha! Second, I went with Kenneth’s family. Lastly, it was different because I was pregnant.

Who would pass the opportunity to have a maternity shots in Boracay? Definitely not me! I have two maternity pictorial locations and that’s more than enough for me. One was taken when we were in Cebu. Check my Maternity shots in Cebu.

I think my introduction is a little bit longer than I intended to be so without further ado. My maternity shots in Boracay everyone!  (Why so formal? hahaha!)

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till next time

xoxo,

sidneyenyen

Mother of Two

Being a mother of two is  a little bit harder than I thought. Okay, it is not a little bit harder, it is harder than I thought.

You see, when I gave birth to Keyn, all the attentions were in him. Even to my parents’, and Kenneth’s parents’ but since Selene existence into this world, I don’t think this is easy to me nor to Keyn.

At first, it was hard for me, sleepless nights and tiresome days. But I realized it was harder for Keyn because there are times that it was sleepless nights for him too because he, sometimes wakes up because of Selene’s cry. When selene was about a two months old or so, Keyn slept a little bit late because we couldn’t make Selene to stop crying and he couldn’t sleep because it was too loud.

Being a mother of two is difficult but having a sibling is also difficult. I don’t remember much on my childhood days but when I became an ate I am just two or three years old, so I don’t really know what its like when my sibs are crying or not. But given the gap I would say that it is much easier to adapt since I am young.

It is different for Keyn, their age gap is 6 years so there are some events that Keyn may remember until he’s old. There are times that when I look into my son’s eyes, they are longing for attention.

As much as I wanted to give all my attention to Keyn, it is difficult since I am a mother of two and I need to give my other attention to Selene since she can’t talk yet and that really breaks my heart.

Now, that Selene is 4 months old, I think Keyn adapted well on being a brother. He really loves Selene. He even cries when Selene got her newborn screening test because he knows that it was hurtful for his baby sister. He almost cry when he found out that Selene got her vaccine. You see, we turned the almost jealousy feeling Keyn feels for her sister to a brotherly love. How? By informing him that Selene is just a baby and can’t really express what she wanted to tell because she can’t speak yet so she needs a lot of attention.

We forgot that our babies are intelligent and can handle the information we want them to know or learn. Keyn and I have lots of heart-to-heart talks and I made him understand what’s happening in our lives.

I, often asked him if  we could buy Selene’s things. We let him understand that it was his decision if we could give Selene something and we always included him in decision making.

Also, we don’t forget about his special events. Like his 7th Birthday, PTA meetings, Card distribution and so on. When he talks, he have all (or some) of my attentions. I laugh at his jokes. I made him understand that even though we have a baby, he is still my little Keyn.

And I think he gets it.

I shared to you some of their pictures together. Today, Keyn loves to play with Selene and if he heard Selene crying, he will leave everything (even his precious tablet) and will go to Selene to make her stop from crying.

Till next time!

xoxo,

Sidneyenyen

P.S. I planned this post as an informative blog. About how I handle being a mother of two. How I do things now that I have two kids. I never plan this to be this emotional but tadah! I don’t know what happened but it happened. I hope you like this.

P.P.S. should I changed the title? HAHAHA!

We’re Pregnant!

Hi loves! This post was scheduled last week but because of a hectic gig that I will soon share to you, this post was postponed until today. Now, I will share to you guys my pregnancy shoot in Cebu.

Last December 2017, my officemates and I went to Cebu just to have fun and escape the toxic life of metro manila. Our first plan was go to Coron, unfortunately we can’t afford the airfare that time so we decided to change our plans and find a bit cheaper price. So Cebu here we come!

I actually don’t have any pregnancy shoots when we booked our flight because first of all, I didn’t know that yes! I am pregnant that time and second, what is the reason right?

So when I actually knew that I was pregnant, the first thing that came to my mind that I will have a pregnancy shoot because I don’t want it to go to waste the opportunity. I didn’t have any picture perfect when I was pregnant with Keyn so… This will be my first.

I asked my friend to create dresses/gown for me. (You can check his social media account, I will share it down below.) I have pegs so he copied it and alter some and viola! Dresses! I asked him to create one gown and two skirts because I can’t afford having a whole 3 outfits. But because of his generosity. He created two gowns and a skirt.

I had to climb a mountain, conquer rivers and mini falls, and walk for this but it is all worth it. I just wished I could dress in Kawasan falls, but it was our first on our itinerary  so I don’t want my gowns to go to waste if they will not dry on time. Because of that I decided to wait.

So without further ado. Presenting (lols!) my pregnancy shoots care of my ever supporting officemates and my #bloggerjowa.
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So… What do you think guys? Will post about my experiences on doing this and my Cebu adventure next time!

See you soon!

P.S.

I was the first pregnant woman who held her pregnancy shoots in Osmeña Peak! Yey! another one for me! Thanks ate guide for helping and guiding me. I will be back with my little one for sure!

Xoxo,

Sidneyenyen

Dresses/Skirt : ChanB House of Enchantress | Hairstyle : Yours Truly | Places : Kawasan Falls, Osmeña Peak, Sirao Garden, Temple of Leah

Keynovela: First Day of School

I’m just taking a break for blogging about our Ilocos Trip. If you are my follower on Instagram and Twitter, you may know that my son is now a nursery student. This may not be his first time to go to school because last year we tried to enroll him in a day care center in our Barangay unfortunately someone bullied him and he didn’t want to go to school after that.

I think my mistake last year was that I didn’t prepare him in going to school. You may think that kids don’t need preparing but believe me they do! So learning from my mistake last year, I did prepare him this time.

How? Here are the tips.

Talked to him, asked him if he wants to go to school. A month before his first day, we talked to him, because being in a middle class family, plus an employee whose living a life paycheck to paycheck, a 4,500+ is not a small amount of money. I don’t want to waste that money just because he realized that he doesn’t want to go to school after sometime. So before we enrolled him. We (Kenneth and I) talked Keyn. We told him that he’s going to school this June and we’re going to leave him and will fetch him after. At first he doesn’t want to. but eventually after talking to him, he approved.

Go with him when enrolling him. If you enrolled him with him around, he can see his new school, he will know the place and he will get excited. Also, he will know that it’s a real deal and there’s no turning back. I still remember how excited Keyn when we enrolled him in his new school, we decided that let him go along with us for him to be familiarized with the teachers and facilities. He was so excited that time that he can’t stop talking about it with his lolo and lolas.

Continue the talking. When we talked with him when convincing/asking him to go to school, it wasn’t the last time. We continue the talking. Sabi ko Be, papasok ka na ah. tapos iiwan ka dun. Susunduin na lang kita. Huwag kang iiyak ah. I told him that over and over again. I think it helped conditioning him that he will be alone and mama’s not going with him. And he always answered me with “okay mama”.

And the most awaited event of the year for him had come! Last June 15 was his first day in school, I took a vacation leave at work so that I can deliver him safe and sound and fetch him after. It’s so funny because, he took little step at a time when entering the school alone because parents aren’t allowed to go inside the premises. He looked so unsure of what’s doing, he even stopped in the middle just to look for me but didn’t cry. I waved him goodbye and eventually his teacher hold him and directed him to go to his room.

After less than 3 hours, we fetch him, he told us what he did in school and how his classmates cry. He was so proud that he didn’t cry, of course I am too. the first star on his hand is an icing on a cake 🙂
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But of course, Kids are different from one another. I don’t know if I’m a good mother or my son’s a good son because he can easily to talk with everything. How’s your son/daughter/niece/nephew’s first day? comments are love!

till next time 🙂

sidneyenyen x

Keynovela: Simple Toy, Simple Joy

We all knew that we’re not rich. It’s enough for us that we could eat three times a day and sometimes with merienda (snack), we live paycheck to paycheck. A super typical employee life.

I’m teaching my son that we can’t buy everything, so whenever we’re in the mall, the limit of toys that we could afford is only ONE. (unless we tell him that it’s okay to buy more than one.) He’s okay with it. actually whenever he picks up a toy and we (parents) found another one that’s cute and we asked him if he likes it. He answered us “Diba isa lang? (I can pick only one right?) and we’ll tell him that it’s okay to buy it if he wants.

My son’s happiness is simple. He could laugh and smile on just one piece of a candy. Like me, he can laugh at everything under the sun. How I love my little kid.

Being in the modern world where technology is at its brightest. It is normal that children knew how to use smartphones. Yes, my son plays a lot of apps but we do limit his time on the smartphones for the simple reason that we teach him that his life doesn’t revolved in technologies and smartphones and apps. We like him to experience what we (parents) experienced as kids. We let him to play, we let him to run, we let him fall, we let him do whatever he wants. we let him explore his world!

Being said that, let me share a moment when we made something awesome (from his point of view 🙂 ) a cardboard spaceship/airplane. Since we had an unused box, we decided to make something out of it. And with the help of the cutter and scatch tape plus the imagination of his father, in a matter of minutes the box became this! it gave us more than 3 hours of rest (because believe me, having a son like him is like you have 2 dozens of children in your house for a night and you gave them all a box of chocolate each. get the picture?)

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Just a little tip guys. If you want a couple or an hour rest with your son or daughter let him do something. give him/her a pencil or a color. but of course just ready yourself to the capability of your son/daughter to do something out of a simple pencil or color. But please don’t scold him/her if s/he draws on the wall, just tell him/her that it’s not right and explain to him/her why. Then later on, compliment his/her drawing 🙂

That’s all for now 🙂 Hugs and kisses guys!

 

Little Macho

Since my little macho turned 3 yesterday. I would like to post something for him today. Hope he likes it if ever he’ll read it someday and hopefully he won’t hate mama for doing this. hahaha!
Dear My Little Macho,
I hope you will not hate mama for this when you get old and taller and handsomer. I am the happiest person on earth when you came into my life. You were not plan I know, but it doesn’t mean that I won’t love you. You mean so much to me Keyn. I will do everything for you and for your happiness. Since the day you were born, I said to myself that this is not about me me anymore, no more selfish thoughts and decisions. It’s not about me, it is about you now on how you’ll grow, how you’ll learn. Are you going to be a rebel just like mom? or are you going to be a goody-good boy?
 I hope I can keep you in my pocket and never show the real world. the world that full of lies and greed. But I will also prevent you from the world full of love and happiness.
I’ll always be here for you my little macho. when you cry I will always here to hug you, when you have problems I’m always here to listen. I will comfort you when you are down. I will help you write love letters when you’re in love. I will support you on every decision you’ll make. I will let you experience what I’ve experienced and learned in life and will not limit you to explore the world. 
I’m happy to be your mama. I’m happy to be your first girlfriend, your first love, first kiss. your first in almost everything. I promise you my little macho that I will always be here for you. I love you to the moon and back. and Thank you for teaching me to love unconditionally. Thank you for being my stress-reliever and my companion. Thank you because I am not alone. Thank you Macho because being your mother is my greatest achievement.
I love you,
Mama