My new WAHM table


As a work from home mom, I need a corner at home where I can work without interruption, and where it’s convenient for me to stretch my legs and my arms. I bought a working table (big one complete with comfy chair) but when we transferred to a new flat, the table (which we just parked temporarily outside because of lack of space inside) vanished into thin air. Someone stole it. I am still looking for that perfect working table.

I spotted this table (see pics below) at Hawally when we went there last Dec. 7 to buy an iPod dock. Good thing I didn’t buy the first table that I saw at one of the stores. Not only that the first table I saw was expensive, the quality wasn’t also good — it looked so cheap as compared to the one  I bought at the same price, actually, at KD4.

WAHM table

It has a fan. It is adjustable. I can read a book here, or watch movies in my laptop since the table can be adjusted. On both sides of the legs, there are screws to adjust the height of the table.

The laptop guard on the table can be removed if the laptop is not in use or if I don’t want my laptop to be slanted.

There’s a drawer on the side where I can put the laptop guard or any stuffs.

This table is convenient when working in bed.

Dear Baby1: 94th natural letter for my 1st baby


T H E  94th  L E T T E R

Dec. 17, 2011 @ 3:20p.m.

Dear Baby1,

Howdy, baby! How are you now?

Ohhh, I wish you will eat well. When you were 1.4 years old, you’d eat by yourself, and you would chew your food properly. Now at barely 3 years old, it takes you 2 hours to finish your food! Ohh no…You also don’t chew your food. You just let them stay on your mouth for ages. However, when we eat outside, or when there’s a party, you tend to eat properly and you chew your food well. Is it just the venue or the food, baby? This reminds me to print the PDF of foods for toddler.

At your little sissy’s christening, you impressed the guests with your wits. You spoke in straight English when asked. You were so behaved, at first. After awhile though, you mingled with the visitors, and you played with them.

There was a funny incident last week.  I told you that I’d be giving you a new laptop, Mommy’s old Dell XPS, newly reformatted so it’s as good as brand new. I was trying to help you when you pushed me to go away from you. You told me to do my thing in my Apple Macbook Pro, and when I was seated on the sofa (in front of my laptop), you told me to turn around, meaning to face my laptop so I wouldn’t mind what you’re doing. You just don’t want to be taught. You’ve long wanted to be independent – in reading, writing, and in learning anything. But, baby, you need me to teach you first.

There was an instance in reading your book when you insisted that the sound of the letters “am” (aaaammm) was “sa” (ssaaaa)…Haha.

I hope that you’ll be reading anytime soon. Just allow mommy to teach you, baby. I’m glad though that this morning, you were trying to mimic the instructions on the DVD of shapes and colors. I think every morning we’ll be doing that.

This is all for now.



Dear Baby2: 4th natural letter for my 2nd baby


T H E  4th L E T T E R

Dec. 18, 2011 @ 3:00p.m.

Dear Baby2,

Hi baby! It’s a week to go and finally it’s Christmas! Your first Christmas with daddy, mommy, and ate. Wow.

You’re now six months, and you have been eating solid on your first day as 6-month old baby. Thank God you just love food but lately I controlled what you eat because I want you to drink more milk than eat your solid. At this stage, milk should be your main source of nutrients.

Ten days ago, you had your christening. Thank God for the blessings. You cried a lot during the ceremony at the church. 😉 I will upload the selected pics as soon as I receive the last set from the photographer.

At six months, you started to roll over every time there’s poop on your diaper. You also “talk” a lot, nonstop, and you sing a lot, too. As always, you adore your big sissy so much. Lately though, when Mommy goes out of the room, you cry. I make it a point now to be with you for at least 7 hours a day. You now sleep with your yaya at night so Mommy will have enough energy in the morning to take good care of you and Ate, and in the afternoon, I can do my work.

It’s so cold outside so it’s just daddy and mommy who go out at night or even during the day. There are times that we bring Ate along with us. Soon, baby, when you’re big enough to weather the freezing cold of the night or day, you’ll go along with us – anywhere. Promise. I’m just scared to let you go out at night because majority of the people outside have colds. I still could not forget the time that you were admitted at Al Salam at 3 months with drip attached on your hand.

You have been wanting to sit down, and you just couldn’t yet. But nowadays, you’re sitting on your side, your left/right arm on the bed for support. You could not last a minute or two without doing something like watching Baby Einstein, or toying something with your hands, or humming a song while doing another thing. You’re just like your big sissy. You’re both like daddy and mommy. We hate wasting time. We just don’t like it when our minds and hands are idle.

This is all for now, baby.



Dear Baby2: 3rd natural letter for my 2nd baby


T H E  3rd  L E T T E R

Dec. 3, 2011 @12:42a.m.

Dear Baby2,

Howdy! After 17 days, I finally hugged you last Nov. 27. Uh-oh. Glad though that you and your big sis Ate didn’t get the flu from mommy.

Baby, I’m soooo sorry for lately, I haven’t been cuddling, hugging you after Mommy got sick. It’s because Mommy and Daddy are very busy crafting your Web site for your special event 5 days from now.

You’re five months now. I just heard you say the word “yaya” yesterday. When will you utter Mommy’s name, “mom”, “mommy”, or “mama”? Like your Ate, she uttered my name at a latter part than Daddy’s, her previous yaya, and ninang J as “lola”.

This is just a quick letter. I just miss you so much. Daddy will get you from your yaya’s room later. You will sleep beside Daddy and Mommy tonight. Last night, Ate slept beside us.

This is all for now.