Early Signs of Labor or was just a false alarm?

Around 1:45pm yesterday, while in the office, I started feeling the pain in my lower abdomen, similarly to a menstrual cramp but the pain was tolerable, since I was used of having menstrual cramp during my monthly period. I continue working, until the pain lasted for hours and was actually getting stronger plus a lower back pain. With a task to finish, I simply endure the pain which was still bearable at that time, I manage to take note of the gap of each contractions. It was taking 10 to 15 mins with a gap of 20 to 60 seconds. The pain was progressing, at this time it was like a severe menstrual pain, that makes me want to lie down and rest. At that

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Eagerness and Excitement

I just had my prenatal check this afternoon on my 36 weeks. When asked by my OB how have I been in the past 2 weeks, I said, I felt like he is coming out due to uterine contraction and Braxton hicks. I thought she would give me my first internal exam to check my cervix as I have been feeling those contractions and obviously close to my due date, but she didn’t. Ideally I still have to wait until till 38 weeks, to make sure that lil Z is fully matured giving us longer time to wait hence our full grown eagerness and excitement will subdue. But its ok, it’s better to be on the safe side. Two weeks will surely come to pass

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Breathing Techniques During Labor

The past few nights I feel like I am starting my labor with the presence of frequent Braxton hicks and false contraction. Those were signs that I am moving closer and closer to the big day. I have been keen in researching of what to expect on my delivery date, particularly the painful labor stages. I am giving myself a self education on this matter for me to know what exactly to do and expect during labor. An important thing to note is to learn the proper breathing technique during labor. Breathing has been known to ease labor pain and steady rhythm breathing will make you relax and focus. Here are some points to remember during labor:  At the early stage of labor, begin

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Fear of the Unknown @ 35 weeks

Marking my 35 weeks of pregnancy today, very close to the big day and the excitement become more intense. It seems that the reality of being a mother is hitting me on this final stage of pregnancy and looking forward of everything about being a first time mom. And as we move closely to the big day, I was haunted by what I called the fear of the unknown. Being a first time mom, though I read lots of pregnancy books, I am absolutely bare about what will happen on the big day. Been thinking ahead, will I bare the labour pains? How will I cope with the pain? Will I deliver normally? And so on… Occupied with loads of questions and fear, what relieves

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Safety First

Maintaining your car means ensuring your safety when you’re driving. There are different parts and factors in your car that might go wrong but if you properly maintain your car you don’t have to worry about it too much. Being the most important part of the car, most of the time, hubby ensures that the car’s brake is working properly to ensure our safety. If he find any doubt on the car’s brake, he immediately send it to car repair shop for a brake job to maintain the working quality of the brakes. Just last week, together with his friend who owns a Chevrolet Silverado , he brought the family car for his maintenance round at a car repair shop. Though maintenance can be a pain

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Which Crib Beddings to Grab?

Last weekend, a friend offers her almost antique crib to us which were also handed down to her by someone. So we don’t need to buy a new crib for little Z, instead we will be looking for a crib beddings. Hubby and I have been checking the local stores around but did not yet grab any crib beddings yet. I have come across a series of crib bedding over the net. Local stores, commonly have yellow, blue, and pink color beddings. I saw this lavender crib bedding by Tadpoles Basics over the net and I really love the color but my little Z is a boy, I don’t think lavender would be a nice choice for a baby boy; I browsed the website and

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Should we Celebrate Halloween?

Many believe that Halloween is evil or “evil’s holiday.” The World Book Encylopedia says Halloween is a festival that takes place on October 31st where children wear costumes and masquerading as witches, ghosts, goblins, skeletons, demons, and other grotesque characters hopping through the neighborhood changing "trick or treat" while holding out a sack or basket in which one is to drop a piece of candy or other goodies. I use to celebrate Halloween when I was younger, and my curiosity wrap up my mind as I grow old, “do we really have to celebrate Halloween?” Brief History History shows that Halloween came from a Celtic Festival called Samhain (pronounced as Sah-ween or Sow-in), where the Celts celebrates the beginning of the new year on November

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