Our little one is finally mittens free and can freely suck his thumb now. I have previously wrote about how to cut baby’s nail hoping that it will help me to have the courage to cut baby Z’s nails. And as promise, I finally did it last weekend while he is on a deep sleep. And I have discover that its not too hard to do it. As I’ve said before, you just need to have that courage, that tiny nail cutter for baby then follow the instructions or tips found on your research or from experienced mommies, plus minding that super extra care in order to avoid accident then you’ll have your baby’s nail cut done. I’m happy I just did, because now, I can see the satisfaction he gets from thumb sucking. Love yah baby....
When I move from Blogger to Wordpress, I was having a hard time poking my blog’s appearance. I thought wordpress platform is not user friendly. unfortunately, whining won’t help me so took time to familiarize its features. I was then able to tweak my blog’s appearance slightly. One of them was changing the custom header on my purple pastel theme created by Mel Pedley. So, how do you change your custom header? First thing first, log in to your wordpress account. On your dashboard, select Themes under Appearance tab. To select which theme you would like to install to your blog, choose Install theme. You have different option to search for a theme. Either by keyword, author or tag. Or you can either choose between the featured, newest and recently updated themes. Or, if you have a custom theme, just choose upload to upload your custom theme. Once you have chosen a theme for your blog, install and activate the theme. Now, for you to customize your header, just select header under the appearance tab on your dashboard. Important note: Choose a theme that supports custom header option to be able to customize the header. Upload your custom header by
Im not into gardening ever since I was born. Though my grandmother love’s it and has her garden at home the thoughts of following her gardening tricks doesn’t interest me. If I do, I don’t think I will be a good gardener at all. I always thought that gardening is for old and boring people. This is why I was surprised to know that one of my colleagues, a not so old yet a hip engineer is in to gardening. I was kinda laughing when I heard about it. And yes, it was affirmed last weekend when we visited his house that he is indeed a gardener. So what’s funny about being a gardener? Nothing is really funny about being a gardener, what makes me laugh, was the affirmation that this hip, cool, techy and career oriented engineer is actually into gardening. I thought it is only for my granny and other grannies and mommies out there. Well, that’s what I thought. Just imagine a garden in a bachelor’s pad with a small pink planter boxes on his kitchen’s nook. Isn’t it cool? I just feel sorry for not having a camera with me not even a cam phone so I
I have this old picture of me and my sister in my wallet. I have been keeping it for almost 3 years now since I took it from my father’s wallet with his permission. It was during my recognition day when I was in my first grade. I was 6 and my sister was 3 years old when that picture was taken. I got an honor thats why am holding a gift and my sis holds some of my gifts. And why am I writing about this damn old photo? Who cares? Well, I just got interested of sharing this when this photo for the second time won a price from the popular parlor game Bring Me! I was in a friend’s birthday party when this photo grabbed a pack of chocolates as a game prize. And by chance, I didn’t know that it will grab another prize for the second time. Last Sunday, during our church anniversary, the old photo won a display frame from bring me parlor game. Simple prizes from an effortless fun game. It just gives me another reason to keep more old photos inside my wallet. LoL. Who knows, next time it will grab a fancier prize. How
My Baby Z is turning 3 months this coming march 3 and I thought of cutting his fingernails to keep his hands mittens free. I have noticed that he is frequently sucking his mittens; I think it’s about time that he learns to suck his thumb. Aside from milk, I think sucking is one of their satisfactions at this stage. I bought a baby nail cutter last week but I haven’t cut his fingernails yet. I am not yet ready to cut his fingernails. They are just so tiny and I worry of clipping more than just a nails. And so I did further research on how to cut baby’s finger nail to slake the apprehension inside me. Tips on cutting baby’s fingernails Make sure that you and your baby is on a safe and secure position. Hold your baby’s hand. Take his finger and softly press down the skin on his finger tips to create a gap between the nail and the finger. Carefully insert the nail cutter to the small gap between the nail and the finger. Make sure that the entire nail is in the nail cutter. Before pressing the nail cutter, make sure that there is no
Today, slings are used even in the most civilized country. Though I came from a country where a sling is not widely use, I have been thinking of using it to carry my little one. So I carefully examine the benefits of using a sling before grabbing my piece from the store. So, what are the benefits of using a sling? Carrying the baby cannot be avoided, this is actually the reason why am I thinking of using a sling. Carrying the baby in a sling is an ergonomic method. It prevents from straining or injuring the parents back due to its balanced support. Its breastfeeding friendly. You get an opportunity to breastfeed in a position that is comfortable for both mother and child. It promotes good posture while carrying the baby without any compression applied to their spine. Helps get things done. You can move around, do household chores or go for shopping while your baby go along with you in a sling ride. Being hands-free is definitely an advantage. Lastly it strengthen attachment or bonding between the mother and the child. I just bought my piece of baby sling yesterday. At first try, i don't know how to put the baby
When I move momsicle to a new domain and web hosting, my alexa page rank dropped to 6M. And so I have to start blog hopping again to gain traffic and started advertising my blog at adgitise. I started advertising momsicle at adgitise last January 28, and in less than 3 weeks, my alexa ranking was up by millions. Momsicle have now crossed 1M. From 6M now at 800,000. I have been advertising my other blog in adgitise and the $14 for 1 month advertisement is really a value for money. So if you want to increase your traffic, try adgitising, to draw traffic you want to your blog. Register for free here.
My sister’s visit pass is due on Feb 28. Since we have decided that she will join our trip back to the Philippines this coming march, we went to Malaysian Immigration yesterday for her visa extension. I was hoping that we could finish the whole process in halfday, but unfortunately halfday was not enough. But thank God we were able to get her extension pass on the same day. Here’s a short guide on how to apply for a visit pass extension in Malaysia. Go to Visit Pass, Social Visit Pass Division at the Malaysian Immigration in Putrajaya. Fill out the Application Form for Visit Pass Extension. You can get the form at the form counter or you can download it from their website. Furnish a copy of the required documents such as, original and photocopy of your passport, confirmed return ticket, visit pass application form, supporting documents if any, and submit it to the designated officer assigned. You have to pay 100 RM for the visa. That's it. You just have to wait until your number gets called, for your payment and for the release. Sounds so easy, the only thing I didn't like was the long cue; we waited for
This dandruff like thing on baby Z’s head bothers us for almost two weeks now. Though it is nothing serious, we just feel uncomfortable seeing his head in that condition. Since our next appointment with his pediatrician is still two weeks from now, I have no choice but to count on Mr. “G” to educate me on this matter. And so, Mr. “G” taught me that this dandruff like thing or event thick yellowish / brownish patches on my baby’s head is actually a Cradle Cap and is normal to new born babies. It shows up during the baby’s first few months. On baby Z’s case, it showed up on his second month. Cradle cap is harmless and often clears up in six up to 12 months. Wondering what causes cradle cap? It is believed that the cause of cradle cap is from the mother’s hormone which was received by the baby in the late pregnancy stage that have stimulated the baby’s seborrheic (oil producing) glands. It is not caused by poor hygiene or allergies. Some parents get upset, thinking that it is caused by a poor hygiene. Though parents get bothered, what we don’t know is that cradle cap
I just get hold of my little one’s passport last Monday. I remember how funny it was to take his picture when we were applying for his passport last January. It was funny yet we enjoyed the experience. I’m excited for his first trip to the Philippines this coming march. Thanks to our friend Zaide of Philippine embassy for the assistance and the quick processing of baby Z’s passport.
It's Google Friend Connect once again at Weekend Blog Follower Caravan. And I would like to welcome my new follower through WBFC. Grab the badge below to join the caravan. Here are the simple rules in joining: 1. Make sure you follow our hosts: Pinay Mommy Bloggers and Pinay Mommy Online. 2. Every Saturday, you make a post to welcome your new followers with any of the badges above. Submit the LINK of your post to our weekly post. 3. Once added visit other players’ post and leave a comment telling them that you have followed them from the Weekend Blog Follower Caravan. Then don’t forget to place the link of your blog to where you wanted to be followed back. Weekend Blog Follower Caravan is a simple online blogger-helping-blogger weekly meme. It was design for bloggers to help each other.
It was a long weekend last week due to the Chinese New Year Celebration. The family was invited by Jay & Zai to have fun at Sunway Lagoon. Yes you heard it right; the whole family went to sunway lagoon including our two months old baby Z and his tita aina. Sunway Lagoon is a premier theme park in Malaysia which offers adventure, excitement and entertainment. It is located in the Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, totalling of 80 land acres. There's a lot of way to enjoyment at sunway lagoon. Get amuse at the amusement park where great rides are waiting for you. Let your muscles be stretch as you do your favorite swimming stroke at the water park and let your scream be heard at the extreme & scream park but don't get wild if you enter the wild park. Yes thats all in one place. Sunway Lagoon is also known as Malaysia’s first integrated themed resort which offers its visitors the expediency of a 5 star hotel and a shopping mall right next door.
Recently I have moved this blog, from blogger to wordpress platform with a custom domain. I have notice that my alexa rank is still showing the ranking of my old blogger blog. I then figured out that I need to add my new domain on my alexa account and have it claimed in order to track my ranking. So, here’s a short tutorial on how to claim your wordpress blog in alexa. Log in to your Alexa account. Under your account, select your sites and then click add. Then you will be directed to claim your site page. Just add your URL and click claim your site. Then choose option number 2. This will show alexa that you can upload contents to that URL, for you to be able to claim your site. Copy the meta tag given to your blog's homepage. To add your meta tag to your homepage, just log in to your wordpress account. On your dashboard, go to appearance and select editor. Then select Header (header.php) and paste the code and finally hit update file. Go back to your Alexa account and then click verify my meta tag. You will then be prompted to a message
It’s Wednesday and it’s time for Just Beautiful brought to you by Thoughts Online. We are now on its second week and today’s theme is Sunset Pictures. I just love sunset as I mentioned in my first post for this meme. This sunset picture was taken last year, during a photowalk date with my hubby in Intramuros. We were walking along the walls of intramuros when I saw this young lady in front of us, i was glad to have this composition in mind and quickly press my shutter to capture the scene while the sun is setting down.
Our baby had a BCG vaccine when he was born. I was not actually aware what’s BCG vaccine is. I trust the pediatrician; I know whatever jabs he gives our baby it was necessary and beneficial for his growth. Few weeks after the injection, a small red bump popped out in the injected area and one month later the bump burst. A yellow mucus and a small blood came out which caused me to panic. I called the pediatrician and was relieved after being informed that what happened was normal. So what is BCG Vaccine? According to Wikipedia, BCG or Bacillus Calmette-Guerin is a vaccine against tuberculosis that is prepared from a strain of the attenuated live bovine tuberculosis bacillus, Mycobacterium bovis, that has lost its virulence in humans by being specially cultured in an artificial medium for years. Is BCG Vaccine Effective? The BCG vaccine is intended to prevent disseminated form of tuberculosis in children. The degree of effectiveness of BCG vaccine varies from 0-80% where it is given right after birth or before reaching 1 year old. However the vaccine cannot prevent contagious tuberculosis disease in adult. The world Health Organization recommends BCG vaccine to be compulsory in countries where tuberculosis