ika duha?

a few times, people would ask me if it’s my first pregnancy. i don’t know if i should take it as a compliment or not. compliment because it can mean i look young? or do i look some case of teenage pregnancy? or it can also mean i look like i know nothing about pregnancy? of course, great surprise when they learned it’s my 3rd.

from what i noticed, one way to spot first timers is that they usually have a support group with them (which i don’t have). they usually have their husband/partner/mother/father/sister/brother/friend/neighbor with them when going to check-up, lab tests, ultrasounds, and whatnots. while waiting in line, they’re usually chatty, excited to share their experiences, and so concern with the do’s and dont’s. =) they’d tell stories about how the first time they felt their baby move and such , with their support group seconding the motion in background too. really, they look the happiest bunch like nothing can burst their very high spirits!

but the most or all reaction i received is if it’s my second baby. mostly from friends who i do not see for a very long time then just one day bump on them, or from acquaintances who saw me pregnant before. and when i tell them that this is my third. they usually have this big-question-mark look or how-did-it-happen look in their face, followed with are-you-sure-what-you’re-doing kinda look, or with the do-you-know-how-hard-life-is kind of look, or any thing you-are-crazy kind of reaction. =) yes, it made me think when was i not crazy. to answer their confusion, i would then narrate to them that i have a 3-year old boy, and a 2-year old girl. if they still have that how-did-it-happen look, i’d continue telling them that when my eldest turned 1, i also gave birth to the 2nd. and, then this one is baby number 3. =) this time, it’s clearer to them. yes, it’s possible to get pregnant and pregnant and pregnant! no economic inflation/deflation can stop that! =)

some conversations i can remember which i find funny:
1. in a bank
bank employee(BE): excuse me. you look familiar lagi. sa xlibris ka work?
me: yes, i worked before sa xlibris.
BE: mao diay familiar ka nako. i work sad before sa xlibris pero 5 days ra ko didto.
(wow! i felt so popular — she’s just there 5 days but she still remembers my face.)
me: ah owkeis.
BE: di ba you were with the production people? editor ka, di ba?
me: no. di ko editor. didto lang ko dapit naglingkod sa ila. ikaw sa finance ka noh?
BE: yes. hapit na ka manganak?
me: yes. buntis man sad ko before sa xlibris.
BE: bitaw. ika duha na na nimo?
me: dili. ka 3 na ni.
BE: the question mark look.
me: 2nd baby to nako sa xlibris. this is my 3rd.
BE: ahhh…
(now i know why i was familiar to her. it’s because of my always pregnant state, and not because i’m popular. duh!)

2. in school migi is applying for.
psychometrician: dako naman imo tiyan. pwede ra man unta di na nimo kuyogan imo anak.
me: sige ra, mdm. owkei ra man ko.
p: ika duha na nimo na baby?
me: no, mdm. ika 3 na ni.
p: the question mark look.
p: dako na diay kaayo imo eldest?
me: no, mdm. mao ni (referring to migi) ako eldest.
p: still the question mark look.
me: ang ika duha kay 2 years old. then ika tulo ning sa ako tiyan. (then i continue telling the story of how i gave birth to the 2nd when my eldest turned 1 to totally erase the confused look she had.)
p now has a satisfied look. i would love to add, ‘dawata na ako anak, automatic you have a total of 3 students from us.’ your school would surely profit from us. =) heheheh

trivia: for every company i worked for (except for the 1st one) is equivalent to 1 pregnancy. migi is OSI baby.
meg is xlibris baby.
barakiel is DWC baby. since this will be my last baby, meaning wala na ko’y trabahoan nga company next. yay. =)

ika duha?

a few times, people would ask me if it’s my first pregnancy. i don’t know if i should take it as a compliment or not. compliment because it can mean i look young? or do i look some case of teenage pregnancy? or it can also mean i look like i know nothing about pregnancy? of course, great surprise when they learned it’s my 3rd.

from what i noticed, one way to spot first timers is that they usually have a support group with them (which i don’t have). they usually have their husband/partner/mother/father/sister/brother/friend/neighbor with them when going to check-up, lab tests, ultrasounds, and whatnots. while waiting in line, they’re usually chatty, excited to share their experiences, and so concern with the do’s and dont’s. =) they’d tell stories about how the first time they felt their baby move and such , with their support group seconding the motion in background too. really, they look the happiest bunch like nothing can burst their very high spirits!

but the most or all reaction i received is if it’s my second baby. mostly from friends who i do not see for a very long time then just one day bump on them, or from acquaintances who saw me pregnant before. and when i tell them that this is my third. they usually have this big-question-mark look or how-did-it-happen look in their face, followed with are-you-sure-what-you’re-doing kinda look, or with the do-you-know-how-hard-life-is kind of look, or any thing you-are-crazy kind of reaction. =) yes, it made me think when was i not crazy. to answer their confusion, i would then narrate to them that i have a 3-year old boy, and a 2-year old girl. if they still have that how-did-it-happen look, i’d continue telling them that when my eldest turned 1, i also gave birth to the 2nd. and, then this one is baby number 3. =) this time, it’s clearer to them. yes, it’s possible to get pregnant and pregnant and pregnant! no economic inflation/deflation can stop that! =)

some conversations i can remember which i find funny:
1. in a bank
bank employee(BE): excuse me. you look familiar lagi. sa xlibris ka work?
me: yes, i worked before sa xlibris.
BE: mao diay familiar ka nako. i work sad before sa xlibris pero 5 days ra ko didto.
(wow! i felt so popular — she’s just there 5 days but she still remembers my face.)
me: ah owkeis.
BE: di ba you were with the production people? editor ka, di ba?
me: no. di ko editor. didto lang ko dapit naglingkod sa ila. ikaw sa finance ka noh?
BE: yes. hapit na ka manganak?
me: yes. buntis man sad ko before sa xlibris.
BE: bitaw. ika duha na na nimo?
me: dili. ka 3 na ni.
BE: the question mark look.
me: 2nd baby to nako sa xlibris. this is my 3rd.
BE: ahhh…
(now i know why i was familiar to her. it’s because of my always pregnant state, and not because i’m popular. duh!)

2. in school migi is applying for.
psychometrician: dako naman imo tiyan. pwede ra man unta di na nimo kuyogan imo anak.
me: sige ra, mdm. owkei ra man ko.
p: ika duha na nimo na baby?
me: no, mdm. ika 3 na ni.
p: the question mark look.
p: dako na diay kaayo imo eldest?
me: no, mdm. mao ni (referring to migi) ako eldest.
p: still the question mark look.
me: ang ika duha kay 2 years old. then ika tulo ning sa ako tiyan. (then i continue telling the story of how i gave birth to the 2nd when my eldest turned 1 to totally erase the confused look she had.)
p now has a satisfied look. i would love to add, ‘dawata na ako anak, automatic you have a total of 3 students from us.’ your school would surely profit from us. =) heheheh

trivia: for every company i worked for (except for the 1st one) is equivalent to 1 pregnancy. migi is OSI baby.
meg is xlibris baby.
barakiel is DWC baby. since this will be my last baby, meaning wala na ko’y trabahoan nga company next. yay. =)

lactation aide (pa gatas!)

Do you know any product which can enhance milk production? Please share. Milk does not come to me easily. Any suggestion?

Following are some milk enhancement stuffs i gathered:

ORGANIC MOTHER’S MILK from Healthy Options — i saw this in John Lapus’ blog (how pathetic i am. source jud nako information ang chismis!). this is what kris aquino use to increase her milk production. and, according to kris aquino, this is what jennifer garner used also. this is in tea form.

PRO-LACTA by Pascal Laboratories — a sales staff of Rose Pharmacy suggested this to me. Based on the leaflet/literature she gave me. It’s a capsule made of malunggay.

Any one here tried the above products? Effective?

lactation aide (pa gatas!)

Do you know any product which can enhance milk production? Please share. Milk does not come to me easily. Any suggestion?

Following are some milk enhancement stuffs i gathered:

ORGANIC MOTHER’S MILK from Healthy Options — i saw this in John Lapus’ blog (how pathetic i am. source jud nako information ang chismis!). this is what kris aquino use to increase her milk production. and, according to kris aquino, this is what jennifer garner used also. this is in tea form.

PRO-LACTA by Pascal Laboratories — a sales staff of Rose Pharmacy suggested this to me. Based on the leaflet/literature she gave me. It’s a capsule made of malunggay.

Any one here tried the above products? Effective?

guilty?

honestly, i’m not that excited with my baby number 3. sometimes i feel guilty about it. but of course, it does not mean that i love this baby less. it’s just that having baby one after another, there’s nothing much new to look forward to. and, i have not developed that ‘amnesia,’ of forgetting the not-so-easy parts of child rearing(?).

every time i try to imagine cuddling a cute litow baby, all i could see are 3 screaming kids.
when i imagine putting the baby lovingly and gently to his crib, i will see 2 kids also screaming and fighting wanting to be inside the crib too.
when i imagine walking around with the baby in the stroller, i could see 2 little people fighting who will push or who will ride the stroller.
all i can see not 2 but 3 little people soon fighting over the remote control, toys (even if each one of them has the same toy), who gets which pillow, who gets to sleep beside who, who gets to  open the door, and just whatever little things.
and, don’t let me start thinking about kids getting sick!!!

sanity, please do not leave me!

guilty?

honestly, i’m not that excited with my baby number 3. sometimes i feel guilty about it. but of course, it does not mean that i love this baby less. it’s just that having baby one after another, there’s nothing much new to look forward to. and, i have not developed that ‘amnesia,’ of forgetting the not-so-easy parts of child rearing(?).

every time i try to imagine cuddling a cute litow baby, all i could see are 3 screaming kids.
when i imagine putting the baby lovingly and gently to his crib, i will see 2 kids also screaming and fighting wanting to be inside the crib too.
when i imagine walking around with the baby in the stroller, i could see 2 little people fighting who will push or who will ride the stroller.
all i can see not 2 but 3 little people soon fighting over the remote control, toys (even if each one of them has the same toy), who gets which pillow, who gets to sleep beside who, who gets to  open the door, and just whatever little things.
and, don’t let me start thinking about kids getting sick!!!

sanity, please do not leave me!

i quit

so i quit my job of almost 2 years. i want to betch about it but it’s not fabulous thing to do because i’ll just appear bitter. (bitter ba ko? hehehhe.). and, it’s not gonna contribute to world peace.

looking back, my past companies/jobs were:
1. field researcher aka recruiter/salesman — my 1st job after college graduation was with AGB Phil. if you’re familiar with the ‘network ratings war,’ then you know what AGB is. it was not AGB Nielsen before. AGB and AC Nielsen were competitors as tv rating providers then AGB or Nielsen bought the other one whatever. 

just seeing the ‘field researcher’ on the job ad was such like WOW to me so off i rode a bus to the city and lined up for it. but you know how companies spice up your job title. to cut the story short, the only ‘research’ part of my job is going around cebu city, mandaue city, lapulapu city, and then carcar to ‘search’ for subjects/panels who will agree to be source of the tv ratings. 8 hours/day, 7days/week, rain or shine, i’m literally on the road/eskinitas walking, and knocking doors of different households from A to E asking them to be part of the ‘research.’ it was fun at start but as days went by you get tired of ‘pabaga’g nawong’ and getting rejection after rejection. plus the danger and hazard of the work — 1 workmate of mine was bitten by a dog, another fell into a mini manhole which gave her ‘kagid.’ thank God, nothing bad happen to me. but anyhoo, wa may trabaho nga easy lang.

the tv rating was not popular at that time so people always had this big doubt in their face. just to convince people, we had to resort to sales/acting skills — from acting like some intellectual bigwig, to have the ‘looy’ look, to talking like some religious pious, to bribing, and even flirting.

we just don’t know, basin nakaanha na ko sa inyo. =) one of the things i gained from that work, i became a ‘walking map,’ and that i realized that mandaue city has the worst zoning (just my opinion though).  i only lasted there for 3 months. i had to quit because my nanay then had a stroke and had to take care of her. but really, i doubt if i would last 6 months there.

2. CSR – after my stint as pt/ot to my nanay, it was then callcenters started here in cebu. callcenter job fairs back then were like some sinulog event — in-ana kadaghan sa tawo naglinya. anyhoo, i never get to a callcenter company. i ended up in a bpo/outsourcing company, OSI. i then worked for the Xlibris account. before xlibris owner put up a company/office here, they outsource some of their jobs here – formatting, editing, cover designs, etc, then the customer support. i was the 1st CSR here in cebu at that time (wa’y mokontra!).

3. Post-Publication Representative/Marketing — then Xlibris finally opened their office here. i was still a CSR but they just gave me/us a different job title, Post-publication representative. then months before i quit, they moved me to the marketing department because they reliazed that some of the tasks i did were for marketing.

all in all, i guess i worked 2 years + for xlibris.

4. CSR again — for another company, and this time it is home-based. it sounds easy but with 2 kids around, really it’s not that comfy and easy as wearing pajamas kind of work. but then again, wa’y trabaho nga sayon! =)

looking at the 4 jobs i had, they’re all customer support related, so i guess it’s time to move on to a different field/level. something that is world-peace related, some angelina jolieish kinda effect, or oprah winfrey kinda, or rosa rosal in the local level.

seriously, i’m thinking about business. i never find my self to be in business but then i’m planning going off from the corporate world/slaveworking for 2 years to take care full time(???) of my kidsss. after 2 years, i’ll be 29 — meaning i’m already off the 21-28 years old with pleasing personality bracket! so i have not much choice but to employ myself.

business ideas please come to me! =) or, maybe i can be an artist… =)

i quit

so i quit my job of almost 2 years. i want to betch about it but it’s not fabulous thing to do because i’ll just appear bitter. (bitter ba ko? hehehhe.). and, it’s not gonna contribute to world peace.

looking back, my past companies/jobs were:
1. field researcher aka recruiter/salesman — my 1st job after college graduation was with AGB Phil. if you’re familiar with the ‘network ratings war,’ then you know what AGB is. it was not AGB Nielsen before. AGB and AC Nielsen were competitors as tv rating providers then AGB or Nielsen bought the other one whatever. 

just seeing the ‘field researcher’ on the job ad was such like WOW to me so off i rode a bus to the city and lined up for it. but you know how companies spice up your job title. to cut the story short, the only ‘research’ part of my job is going around cebu city, mandaue city, lapulapu city, and then carcar to ‘search’ for subjects/panels who will agree to be source of the tv ratings. 8 hours/day, 7days/week, rain or shine, i’m literally on the road/eskinitas walking, and knocking doors of different households from A to E asking them to be part of the ‘research.’ it was fun at start but as days went by you get tired of ‘pabaga’g nawong’ and getting rejection after rejection. plus the danger and hazard of the work — 1 workmate of mine was bitten by a dog, another fell into a mini manhole which gave her ‘kagid.’ thank God, nothing bad happen to me. but anyhoo, wa may trabaho nga easy lang.

the tv rating was not popular at that time so people always had this big doubt in their face. just to convince people, we had to resort to sales/acting skills — from acting like some intellectual bigwig, to have the ‘looy’ look, to talking like some religious pious, to bribing, and even flirting.

we just don’t know, basin nakaanha na ko sa inyo. =) one of the things i gained from that work, i became a ‘walking map,’ and that i realized that mandaue city has the worst zoning (just my opinion though).  i only lasted there for 3 months. i had to quit because my nanay then had a stroke and had to take care of her. but really, i doubt if i would last 6 months there.

2. CSR – after my stint as pt/ot to my nanay, it was then callcenters started here in cebu. callcenter job fairs back then were like some sinulog event — in-ana kadaghan sa tawo naglinya. anyhoo, i never get to a callcenter company. i ended up in a bpo/outsourcing company, OSI. i then worked for the Xlibris account. before xlibris owner put up a company/office here, they outsource some of their jobs here – formatting, editing, cover designs, etc, then the customer support. i was the 1st CSR here in cebu at that time (wa’y mokontra!).

3. Post-Publication Representative/Marketing — then Xlibris finally opened their office here. i was still a CSR but they just gave me/us a different job title, Post-publication representative. then months before i quit, they moved me to the marketing department because they reliazed that some of the tasks i did were for marketing.

all in all, i guess i worked 2 years + for xlibris.

4. CSR again — for another company, and this time it is home-based. it sounds easy but with 2 kids around, really it’s not that comfy and easy as wearing pajamas kind of work. but then again, wa’y trabaho nga sayon! =)

looking at the 4 jobs i had, they’re all customer support related, so i guess it’s time to move on to a different field/level. something that is world-peace related, some angelina jolieish kinda effect, or oprah winfrey kinda, or rosa rosal in the local level.

seriously, i’m thinking about business. i never find my self to be in business but then i’m planning going off from the corporate world/slaveworking for 2 years to take care full time(???) of my kidsss. after 2 years, i’ll be 29 — meaning i’m already off the 21-28 years old with pleasing personality bracket! so i have not much choice but to employ myself.

business ideas please come to me! =) or, maybe i can be an artist… =)