Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Breastfeeding Nanay wishlist

We always wanted what’s best for our babies. Through extensive research, I was able to gather a lot of information on Breastmilk. I actually never thought of this while pregnant but chancing upon the benefits of breastfeeding I became an advocate. But to be able to reach my goal in providing may gorgeous little girl all the benefits that she needs, I must have these items, especially now that I will get back to work anytime soon. Though expensive, I am sure the payback will be big time!

This Avent BPA on-the-go breastpump (P4350) and will be convenient for me once I get back to work. I already have a manual breastpump at home that I brought from Megamall with eyes closed. Aside from the fact that it is not BPA free, it was more expensive than online buying. If I did have a choice, I shouldn’t have brought it, but cash is not available at the moment so I need to use my credit card. Once I get back to work, I will buy a new one which is BPA free.

I have already have few pegion bottles at home, unfortunately those were the standard-size bottles and my Avent breastpump only fits wide mouth bottles so it is really a hassle for me to transfer milk every time I pump. So this BPA free bottles (P2500) are must have for me and my baby. The set has 2-4 oz bottles, 2-9 oz bottles 1 bottle brush and 1 milk formula dispenser

I also plan to buy extra avent BPA free storage bottles (P1500)

And these sealing dics (P undisclosed).

My few MEGS friends and I went for coffee to update each other. I just learned how little I produce breastmilk. My other friend were able to pump 12 bottles a day in one session when she was still nursing her first baby. That made me sad. I thought I was already producing enough. Now, I am determined to use every means possible to increase my supply. Though, i still want to have this lansinoh storage bags (P380) for future use.

Prices may vary and availability should be check from time to time. All the above items are available from a multiply seller (

This victoria fridge-to-go can fit an air tight lock and lock container with my breastpump inside with 6 bottles for my expressed milk. This is suitable for an 8-hour job with no available refrigerator and can last up to nine hours sorround cooling. For a hassle free shopping, you may visit

Going to the mall is the thing of the pass. With the high technology, shopping is just one click away. Selling and buying online are “IN” thing. Though, one must be carefully in dealing with all these online sellers.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Relaksasi Day

I’ve been wanting a massage for the longest time. I never had a chance to have it while in Dubai…Aside from the fact that it will be luxury to have such a treat, it’s not as available anywhere as it is here in Manila. As far as I remember, the last time i had a relaxing 1 hour shiatsu was last year, May 2008, after i got married and before we fly back to Dubai to work again.

When I went home last March, I still did not get any chance for a pregnancy massage which by the way has many benefits for then pregnant like me. ” Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs and relieve aches and pains in the muscles and joints.” – Sadness. Anyway, so much for my whining. As I am now a mother to a gorgeous little girl.

My first few weeks of taking care of my daughter was a riot. As a first time mom, it was hard to adjust to motherhood especially when my husband is working abroad and I am a SAHM (Stay-At-Home-Mom) at the moment. I feel at lost then, because my baby is breastfed, there are sleepless nights until now but then this is not an issue to me as I intend to breastfeed her for as long as my supply will allow. Our room was also a mess, everything was disorganized, and I can’t seem to recover. Now, I got use to my routine and i can say that I can move on to my next priorities. My child still and WORK.

But before anything else. I need to recharge my energy and relax my mind and body. Massage came to my mind.

Finally, the long wait is over as we had our relaxing 1-hour massage. We chance upon Relaksasi located in the 5th floor, Building A of SM Megamall. First, this spa is convenient for me since they have a branch in my favorite mall. Also, the reception itself has a nice ambiance that would entice stressed individuals like us.

For a traditional holistic theraphy, we chose to try a different type of Massage which is the Hilot (P750). As what wa explained to us, this is like shiatsu but strokes are different as this one concentrates on removing “lamig” in our body. This type of massage is more expensive than Swedish (P550), Shiatsu (P550), Combination of the two (P550), Thai (P695) and Tuina Massage (P600) but cheaper that Balinese (P850), Ayuverda (P850). We have yet to try several of the others.

Their place were maze like, you might end up at lost if no one will assist from the staff. After we have decided on what service we want, We were asked to choose a in-house cold or hot tea which was serve after the massage. Pia chose the cold one and I had the hot tea which was by the way, refreshing and a real nice one. Not your ordinary tea.

We were headed to our nice room, with soft, tranquil music and change our clothes to their towels and robe. Our things was placed on their lockers for safe keeping. We went to 15-minute sauna and headed to their bathroom for a quick bath in preparation for the main event. I love the eucalyptus smell of their shampoo and liquid soap.

The one hour break was very relaxing and peaceful. It soothe my aching muscles and relax my mind even for a short period of time. It definitely renewed my spirit and recharge my energy that I need for my 2-month old baby. It was one of the treats that you would want to have regularly.

By our next visit, we plan to have a Javanese lulur massage salt and oil (P950) and maybe…just maybe a pedicure too.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

One Thing I Hate About Me

OVERLY SENSITIVE. It’s so easy to hurt my feelings. I just cry for no reason and I hate that. I hate it because it makes me feel vulnerable