SAHM: Stay-at-home-mom-to-be, painless childbirth, and dangers of ultrasound


Posted on : 25-03-2009 | By : dutdot | In : Beauty Care & Fitness, Parenting, Pregnancy

It’s past 10p.m. and I’m here at the Starbucks with husband. Finally I got connected to the Net via my laptop. I didn’t have to pay for the connection since it’s free, unlike my husband who bought his Internet card for a few hundred pesos. Now he’s connected to the free Internet line. Hehe. I am drinking cold mocha and my baby has been moving a lot, probably she’s feeling a bit cold. Ohhh.

Anyway, it’s the first time in weeks since I started to use my laptop. I just needed a time to unwind. I have been confining myself to the bed. What else can I do at home except to lull myself to sleep morning and afternoon till night? Damn. I am hating this country, really. I can’t imagine staying at home for the next two years without going out every now and then. I know I long have wanted to be a stay at home mom for the next two years just so I could take care of my baby girl. But I really don’t want a dragging lifestyle, which means that I can only go out, that is, my baby and I can only go out if my husband would be available to go with us. Can you imagine life like that? I used to be an independent person who walks out of the house, stroll around the city back home, go wherever my feet would tell me to go, Read the rest of this entry »

Does maternal height affect the delivery of baby?


Posted on : 22-03-2009 | By : dutdot | In : All about my baby

I’m broke but I’m happy
I’m poor but I’m kind
I’m short but I’m healthy, yeah…

I have to emphasize the last sentence.

I’m short but I’m healthy, yeah…

I blogged before that I have had 6 OB Gynes. The last OB Gyne was referred to me by a new found friend. She isn’t that tall, but she keeps on saying that I’m short. The first time she saw me was last March 15, and I was kinda sad when she told me that I’m short, and that my baby is also small. Did she really read my medical readings? I don’t think my baby is so small. She’s of average weight at 34 weeks then. That uncalled for remarks really saddened me.

Awhile ago, I had an appointment with her. There she went again, boasting about how short I am, and that we will see the chance…the chance of what? I rarely got her point of view. Of all the OB Gynes, this one is so nasty. I already told her before that my previous OB Gynes confirmed to me that I can deliver my baby normally since my pelvis can accommodate my baby. This morning, when she told me about my height again, and said the word “chance”, I never bothered asking her for an explanation. Why? Because I believe in God. I believe in my baby. I believe in my subconscious mind. I believe in myself. Read the rest of this entry »

Naked Shirt


Posted on : 22-03-2009 | By : dutdot | In : Life's Musings

I found this naked shirt design while surfing the Web. It’s really a unique stuff. It resembles a person’s skin. Take a look at the pictures.

I can’t imagine if there’s such a design of naked shirt for women. But it would be awesome to wear a naked shirt showing a preggy belly!

Hmmm.. interesting idea!

Book Review: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind


Posted on : 22-03-2009 | By : dutdot | In : Life's Musings

Finally! I was done reading the book, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, two nights ago, and this is my first book review entry for The 2009 -100+ Reading Challenge; but, it’s only this time that I am able to make a thorough review of it.

What can I say? Two thumbs up! It’s my first time to read a self-help book that not only convinces me of the power of the subconscious mind, but opened up opportunities for me. It’s not just a self-help book, but a how-to-book that offers insights on how to literally get on with the good life that is available for everyone, only if we learned how to tap our subconscious mind, the highest power within ourselves. Although it’s only a 295-paged book, it took me over 10 days to finish reading it. I literally read the book word for word, inculcating in my mind the wisdom that the author has put unto that book.

It usually takes me just a few days or a few hours non-stop to read a book, but this time around, I couldn’t just finish it up. Along the way of reading the book, I visualize in my mind the countless possibilities of success waiting for me. I also put into practice those steps that were introduced in the book. The book has helped me visualize a perfect delivery of my baby. Every night before I retire to sleep, I think of my baby coming out from me in a painless, smooth, easy, and normal way. It’s what I am attracting. It’s what will happen. I dismiss any fear, any negativity that people would tell me about childbirth. I believe in the power of my subconscious mind.

I researched about the author of the book – Dr. Joseph Murphy (1898 – 1981), and I learned about the many books he wrote. After reading The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, I’m going to purchase his other books.

Reading the book, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, is like ‘listening’ to a living guru on self-development. It’s powerfully written because it addresses one’s questions on how to live life, how to be healthy, wealthy, and make use of the power within. Under each chapter are vivid examples of how the power of the subsconscious mind was used by people he mentioned in the book, and on how we can apply them to our specific needs. At the of each chapter are the various keypoints or ideas worth remembering. If you want to take a look at the various chapters of this book and an excerpt of Chapter I, please go over this site to give you an overview of the book.

Believe it when Dr. Murphy said, “I have seen miracles happen to men and women in all walks of life all over the world. Miracles will happen to you, too—when you begin using the magic power of your subconscious mind. This book is designed to teach you that your habitual thinking and imagery mold, fashion, and create your destiny; for as a man thinketh in his subconscious mind, so is he.

Readying for childbirth


Posted on : 18-03-2009 | By : dutdot | In : Life's Musings, Pregnancy, Spirituality

Childbirth. I’m quite ready, and so is my baby. I’m currently on my 38th weeks now, and 13 days more to go! WOW. We have come this far, baby! Thank you so much for assuring me everyday of your little kicks in my ribs, in my bladder, in my belly. I just love the feeling how you kick inside me. Thank you so much, Lord, for the gift of life.

Last night, husband and I attended mass at 6:30p.m. Fortunately, there was an ongoing confession. I wasn’t prepared to confess, but decided right away to confess after I had meditated for a few seconds. We just missed the Holy Communion, though, so we are returning tonight at the Church. Last night, too, it was so timely that the parish priest saw me, and he prayed over me. He asked me first about how many days more to go before my delivery, and I told him, “2 weeks”. He prayed over me and said, “You’re now ready. It won’t be 2 weeks. It would be anytime.” Haha. Read the rest of this entry »