What Natural Childbirth Is Really Like

It was my first time and I was still so naive.

I didn’t know how it would feel for a water bag to break. I had no idea how painful contractions would really be even though I read about it numerous times. I also didn’t think there would be so much more to the birthing process than the coming out and cutting of the umbilical cord.

There are many tiny details that no one tells us about and that’s the main reason I’m sharing my birthing experience.

If you’re a soon-to-be mom planning to have a natural birth, consider this a What To (Really) Expect guide. I promise you’ll be more prepared than I was — physically and mentally — if you read this till the end.

If you’re a seasoned mom, feel free to laugh at my embarrassments. I was a total amateur. LOL.

From labor to delivery, here’s how my big day went.

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A Whole Bag of Chips On An All-Puke-Day

The past month hasn’t been so good to us.

Just the week after I launched this site, Mia got sick. She was vomiting and we didn’t know why. Her face was thinning and she was losing the pounds we worked hard to gain. And I found myself eating a bag of potato chips (in hiding) everyday while dealing with it.

Yes, I’m a stress eater and I find comfort in food. Salty food. Okay, unhealthy salty food. Tsktsk. Continue reading

Are You A Distracted Parent?

These past days, I have been trying to recall how our parents and grandparents did it without smartphones. Let’s enumerate quickly shall we?

They used snail mail and telegrams to connect; they used landline phones, beepers, and bulky cellphones to keep in touch; and they waited for radio announcements and the TV news hour to get the latest headlines. Looking at this, I say, they get information only on certain times of the day, and not all day.

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