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 time the contraction pattern was still irregular. I called the hospital to report what was going on with me, and was advice to go to hospital for checking. I was constantly communicating with Hubby and he was almost in a panic mode while at work, too bad he need to finish something for that day. I waited until the end of office hours to go home. At home, I lie down and rest for a

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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 in a short period of time.
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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 with Slow Breathing take a deep relaxing breath at the beginning and end of each contraction through your nose and release it through your mouth. It will provide more oxygen to your baby, your body muscles and your uterus. This will also help you focus.  During the active phase of labor, use Light Accelerated Breathing, where you breathe in and out rapidly through your mouth which is about one breath per second. The intensity

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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 me is knowing that God is with me and that I can do it in partnership with Him and claiming that everything would be fine under His control. This really makes me confident. Meanwhile, my baby Z’s bag is all up for grab once he gave me a sign that he is ready to meet me and his big daddy Z. There have been a lot of changes physically. Lately my ankle had a mild

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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 in our pockets, having your car maintenance is very much necessary to keep your auto running efficiently and will ensure your family’s safety while driving. For quality car repair need, get the quality accident prevention which will ensure to you by Dallas auto repair who actually gives an unbiased repair estimates and a friendly service.
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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 found this black crib bedding elegant. I still have to check with hubby if a touch of black would be fine with him. Meanwhile, there are also different designs that I was contemplating of buying. Their farm crib beddings design was cool, where there are different colorful and bright color designs that you can choose from. The crib bedding set usually comes in 4 pieces which include comforter, bumper pad with ties, fitted sheet 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 1st. They believe that on the last evening of the year which is October 31, the ghost of the dead returned to the earth, roamed the world and causing damage to crops and performing other mischief as they searched for living bodies to possess. So on that eve, the celts would dress in scary costumes and parade to the town with an intention of frightening the spirits away. After the Celtics lands were conquered by

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