The light is visible at the end of the tunnel! Your oversized self and amazing growing baby have finally reached the single digits (in terms of weeks till birth)! The fine lanugo hair that has been growing all over their little monkey-like body is going to start falling off this week in preparation for the big day. But don’t be shocked if they’re hairier than you’d anticipated, some babies keep their lanugo until after birth. Still, it’s not any cause to be concerned as it will fall off eventually. No surprises here: your little porker is getting even cuter with increasingly pudgy arms and legs this week thanks to the ever-growing layers of subcutaneous fat. In terms of numbers, your baby should be weighing in at around 3 pounds 12 ounces (or more!) and be nearly 16 inches long.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Yeah I LOVE THIS! Eight (8) Random Things. Thanks Dane for filling me in your list of persons to be tagged, to think I'm the first. You know too well that I like 8, only you should have placed me on the 8th place for consistency. Anyway, I still appreciate the thought, thanks again.
Moreover, the 8 random things about me that I guess peeps haven't heard about yet are:
1. Last December 30, 2007, I had my long hair relaxed to create an impression in welcoming the new year of 2008. The night of December 30, not really sure what had gotten into my mind, but I took a shower before sleeping. The morrow, I woke up and vanity struck first into me so I went out to check my hair. As soon as I faced the mirror while combing my hair through my fingers, I was shock and nervous to realize that my hair was damaged, burned, ruined! I cried and cried out of frustration and pity for my hair, my money, my goal of welcoming the new year with nice. long and shiny hair. Dammit! I was crying, sobbing and screaming like a baby that time that my mother thought I was pregnant or something. Even my neighbors thought so too. But I didn't give a damn about what they think as to what was I crying for. So I cried over burned hair, that wasn't easy, why don't you guys try it then so you'll know.
2. There's this one time during my childhood which I barely remember of doing but my brother insists that I did. They left me sleeping home alone after bribing that they'll bring me with them to the grocery. I woke up realizing that I was alone and locked up, I went to our window standing over the edge screaming and crying, "God, please help me! uhuhuhuhuhu".... lol I can't remember doing so but for sure I know that I did since I was a bit of an actress during my childhood years. lol
3. I memorize all of Madonna's songs from her first 3 albums.
4. I almost committed suicide using a pusher. So shallow and ineffective. Boo me.
5. I already made a name for my baby boy, for future purposes, Grecko Japhar Rodriguez. So don't you ever use that name or else I'll curse you, for real! That's a threat...
6. I'm an elementary dropout.
7. I hit my 3rd grade classmate's head using a "scrub/bunot". He pissed me a lot and that's what he got. I still think he deserves more than that. Devil in me speaks.
8. I used to listen to Vinyl records. Blast from the past drama.
Done. Now the fellow bloggers I hope to do this tag with me are:
4. Molit5. Orellie
And the RULES are:
1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
Monday, September 15, 2008
If you’ve been feeling butterflies moving around in your belly, it’s not just your run-of-the-mill pre-birth performance anxiety. No, it’s your amazing baby with a case of the hiccups: a fairly common occurrence at this point resulting from practicing breathing for their big birthday. In addition, to getting a round of butterfly-like hiccups, your little swimmer has arduously managed to accumulate enough baby fat to account for nearly 3.5% of their overall body weight. Yeah, compared to we adults, it’s not a lot, but when they’re little like that—it’s certainly a healthy (and warming) accomplishment in its way. Another fantastic accomplishment: your baby's spleen is now in charge of hematopoiesis—the 10 dollar name for the process involved in building up certain important blood components. Another fantastic-accomplishment: your little monkey has been peeing into their amniotic sac for a little while now (this is why potty training takes a while) and if you didn’t know, actually swallows it along with the rest of the amniotic fluid. Although the concept is nasty, their urine is sterile and as part of the amniotic fluid base, is replaced several times throughout the day. So if you didn’t know before, now you can tell people, that yes, you drank your own urine—you were still in the womb, but nonetheless, you’ve been there.