Friday, January 23, 2009

The ever loving Grandmothers!

My mom and I seldom talk or email in details about my baby's milestones due to our busy lives. A while ago, I had a chance to talk to my mom, Lance' Grandmother a.k.a "Granny", in the YM chat room. She was living in Australia for almost a year now and she failed to see the continuing growth and development of her "apo" - (Grandson).

I told her that my baby knows how to imitate the sounds of a lion, cow, monkey and duck. That he also knows where are his feet, hands, shirt and nose. When you ask my baby to point the elephant, chicken, pig, horse, giraffe, clock, truck, turtle, baby, orange, banana and a lot more he'll show them to you. I mentioned all of these to my mom just today and she was amazed, excited and happy to know his Grandson is "matalino or bright"! She wished to go home in the Philippines at once!

I stiil remember when my mom was still with us, she was very hands on in taking care of Lance. She would voluntarily do everything for my baby. I believe all Grandmothers are like that. They play a very active role in their Grandson's/ daughter's lives, sometimes as if they are the mother of our child. They supersede the real mothers! Sometimes they reprimand you for doing or not doing this to their "apo". In spite of that, they are the ones who shall be commended for sacrificing and pouring out love to our children especially in the case of those working mothers who don't have anyone to rely on but our own mothers/ mother-in-laws. A service which is difficult to pay in return.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fabulous Award!

Thanks DEZ! yours is fab too.

The Rules for the Tag are:

1. You need to list 5 Addictions that you have.
2. You have to pass this Tag to five (5) or more people with fabulous Blogs.

My Five Addictions:

  1. Web surfing and Blogging
  2. Coffee
  3. Nuts
  4. Household Cleaning
  5. Shopping Groceries

Awarding this to fabulous online friends namely: Jhona, Monique, Yhang, Lhen, JennyTalks.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cute Blogger Award

I need to keep moving…

Am thankful my friend Eds tagged me this award!


Here it is:

1. Each blogger must post these rules.
2. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
3. Bloggers that are tagged need to write ten facts about themselves. You need to choose ten people to tag and list their names.

So, here are my ten, weird, random, little known facts or habits about myself.

1.) I’m starting to implement “the real” family budgeting as I’ve learned from Bo’s book

2.) I have to agree with Eds.. I need to focus and start my year right too!

3.) I’ve realized that I’m having difficulty facing conflicts.

4.) I really love doing household chores

5.) I have a Temporomanidibular Joint (TMJ) disorder

6.) I love to cook for my family. For my friends?... hmmm..hehe

7.) I am afraid of snakes!

8.) I dream to have a house and lot, and a family business

9.) I had undergone surgical operation twice in my life now plus giving birth

10.) Me and my baby are Jollibee fanatic!

I’m tagging Kathy, Ka, Vannie, Maus, Shy, Mye, Arlene, Berrybiltz, Gina and Mehann for this one.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oh my teeth 2!

I visited my cousin, who is an orthodentist, last friday to have my TMJ check up and I've learned a lot about it. As a result, I was diagnosed having a TMJ disorder!

Temporomandibular joint disorder
(TMJD, TMJ or TMD), or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment.

There are many external factors that place undue strain on the TMJ. These include but are not limited to the following:

Over-opening the jaw beyond its range for the individual or unusually aggressive or repetitive sliding of the jaw sideways (laterally) or forward (protrusive) - teeth grinding. These movements may also be due to parafunctional habits or a malalignment of the jaw or dentition. This may be due to:

(1) Modification of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth through dental neglect or accidental trauma. (2) Speech habits resulting in jaw thrusting. (3) Excessive gum chewing or nail biting. (4) Excessive jaw movements associated with exercise. (5) Repetitive unconscious jaw movements associated with bruxing. (6) Size of foods eaten.

During my check up, my cousin requested me to answer a questionaire on TMJ symptoms and I am experiencing almost all the symptoms except in the throat. Here are some of the symptoms on the questionare:

Headache: Front Head and Back Head

Eyes: Pain behind the eyes

Ears: Hizzing/ Buzzing

Neck: Neck Stiffness

Jaw: Clicking/ Popping

Throat: Throat Soreness

The treatment my cousin advised is to use a TMJ clear rubber Splint in my lower teeth case. I need to wear the Splint 24 hours in at least 3 months and will remove it only when eating and brushing!

This is how it looks when it is worn (teeth on top)

The Clear Rubber Splint

This Splint treatment costs not just a penny but Php15,000! My gosh! Now I'm thinking if I will still continue my teeth braces which costs Php30,000! Oh my teeth! My cousin also mentioned that my TMJ disorder could recurr if I will still continue my incorrect habits that's why I still consider the braces in order not to stop it but due to financial constraints I doubt to pursue the braces. Hu hu hu.... Teeth are really very precious - love them!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oh my teeth!

I went to my dentist friend a while ago and consulted him initially what treatment he can do with my teeth. I am planning to have my teeth braces this first quarter of the year.

Well, I still don't know what kind of treatment is applicable to the case of my teeth as I will be having my thorough check up tomorrow probably. I have decided to undergo the ortho thing due to constant headache (see the relevance?~wink~) not to mention my teeth are "suki-suki". For the past months, I encounter daily headaches and stiffed nape. Initially, I consulted an Opthalmologist as I assumed it could be my eyes then eventually the doctor gave me brain relaxant and neck exercise. The ache stopped but after a few weeks it came back again. Then I asked my cousin who is a dentist if there is a possibility that an ortho error could cause my headache. And she replied, "Yes, it could lead to migraine also." She also mentioned that she would check on my TMJ (which I forgot to ask the meaning) first before checking the ortho thingy.

Whew! It all goes down to having this thing eventually. I should have had this when I was a little kiddo but my parents wasn't serious about it then. So, here I am wandering the image of the wired teeth of myself. I hope it wouldn't be that bad to look. Well, I'll probably post of some of my pictures before and after the treatment.~wink~ hehe.. Goodluck to me!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

-=WORDLESS WEDNESDAY=-

This is Lance' first photo ever!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Family Day!

Me, hubby and baby had a family day out last Sunday. We went at SM to shop for groceries and a usual dine out lunch. We seldom go out together with Lance that's why we maximized our time that day, after which, we attended the holy mass.

Before shopping for groceries, we had lunch at Jollibee as usual. Whenever we dine out with lance, we always eat at Jollibee because Lance simply loves Jollibee! Yun kc nakagisnan niya.. hehe.. He loves the burger steak, jolli spaghetti and most especially the jolli fries! My baby will insistly point to the french fries and ask for them. When he eats fries, he would insert altogether 3 sticks of fries in his mouth! as if he would never eat them again.. ~wink~

Then, we let Lance experience riding on the car rides for the first time. We let him see first how it works by observing other kids riding on them. My baby was amazed with them and he liked them immediately. Lance rode in three cars and repeated it three times per car! At first, I thought he will get dizzy but he was tough. He even stood up at the yellow car ride while it was moving and he acts as if he really drives a car! Oh boy! my Lance really enjoyed the day.

After resting for a couple of minutes, Lance and his Papa got tickets to ride in the Grand Carousel which is also the first time of Lance. He was astonished with the wooden animals. For the first few minutes, Lance was seated on a horse with his Papa at his side then eventually he grabbed his Papa and wanted to be carried. Poor baby he might got dizzy that time..

Lance seated on a high chair in Jollibee


Car rides!!!!!


Lance with his Papa in the Grand Carousel


After SM, we went to our church for the holy mass. Unfortunately, we were not able to finish the mass as my hubby was quite uncomfortable due to Lance behavior. Lance wants to walk all the time and he reaches every plant in the church's garden. Me and hubby couldn't listen attentively to the homily. So, I carried my baby to stop him but Lance was so furious and insist on letting him go. But I remain firm in saying "NO" which makes little Lance really mad. You know what he did?! He bit Mama on the cheek! I was frustrated and confused with his behavior.. Is this a normal behavior of a one-year and three months old baby?


Thursday, January 8, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hi! Sorry I wasn't able to update my blog the past weeks due to the busy holidays. Anyway, a new year was opened again.. As I reminisce the past year, a lot of events/ happenings occurred:

~Last January, my college friend Faye came back from US and we had a reunion dinner with friends in college.

~Last February, my mom had her visa approved and took off to Australia. She has to stay there for at least four years to have her immigrant visa approved. She left the country together with my cousin who was also granted visa to live in Australia.

~Then on May, my brother had a civil wedding. A few weeks later on the same month my brother took off to Dubai with his wife.

~Last June, my colleague Ann came back from Dubai. She gave us chocolates as gifts.

~On September 28, my baby celebrated his 1st birthday in Jollibee.

~The city mayor gave me and hubby a lunch treat on birthday at Dencio's. My unforgettable birthday!

~Last December 27, my friendship Grace got married with our friend Dexter.

~Both my college friends Rodelyn and Faye conceived their eldest child as well as my friendship Yhang.

~First time to celebrate Christmas and New Year without my mom and my brother.

Whew! Fortunately, I have recorded these on my journal and recalled all the things happened in my life. All bad things made/ happened in the past year must be forgotten, as the thought on my new journal says: "Don't let the past hold you back, you're missing the good stuff!" So let's make new beginnings this year. I hope and motivated to make this new year fruitful. Happy New Year to all! Happy New Beginning!

The ever loving Grandmothers!

My mom and I seldom talk or email in details about my baby's milestones due to our busy lives. A while ago, I had a chance to talk to my mom, Lance' Grandmother a.k.a "Granny", in the YM chat room. She was living in Australia for almost a year now and she failed to see the continuing growth and development of her "apo" - (Grandson).

I told her that my baby knows how to imitate the sounds of a lion, cow, monkey and duck. That he also knows where are his feet, hands, shirt and nose. When you ask my baby to point the elephant, chicken, pig, horse, giraffe, clock, truck, turtle, baby, orange, banana and a lot more he'll show them to you. I mentioned all of these to my mom just today and she was amazed, excited and happy to know his Grandson is "matalino or bright"! She wished to go home in the Philippines at once!

I stiil remember when my mom was still with us, she was very hands on in taking care of Lance. She would voluntarily do everything for my baby. I believe all Grandmothers are like that. They play a very active role in their Grandson's/ daughter's lives, sometimes as if they are the mother of our child. They supersede the real mothers! Sometimes they reprimand you for doing or not doing this to their "apo". In spite of that, they are the ones who shall be commended for sacrificing and pouring out love to our children especially in the case of those working mothers who don't have anyone to rely on but our own mothers/ mother-in-laws. A service which is difficult to pay in return.

Fabulous Award!

  • Posted: 9:02 AM
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  • Author: SHARQUE
  • |
  • Filed under: Tags

Thanks DEZ! yours is fab too.

The Rules for the Tag are:

1. You need to list 5 Addictions that you have.
2. You have to pass this Tag to five (5) or more people with fabulous Blogs.

My Five Addictions:

  1. Web surfing and Blogging
  2. Coffee
  3. Nuts
  4. Household Cleaning
  5. Shopping Groceries

Awarding this to fabulous online friends namely: Jhona, Monique, Yhang, Lhen, JennyTalks.

Cute Blogger Award

  • Posted: 12:39 PM
  • |
  • Author: SHARQUE
  • |
  • Filed under: Tags

I need to keep moving…

Am thankful my friend Eds tagged me this award!


Here it is:

1. Each blogger must post these rules.
2. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
3. Bloggers that are tagged need to write ten facts about themselves. You need to choose ten people to tag and list their names.

So, here are my ten, weird, random, little known facts or habits about myself.

1.) I’m starting to implement “the real” family budgeting as I’ve learned from Bo’s book

2.) I have to agree with Eds.. I need to focus and start my year right too!

3.) I’ve realized that I’m having difficulty facing conflicts.

4.) I really love doing household chores

5.) I have a Temporomanidibular Joint (TMJ) disorder

6.) I love to cook for my family. For my friends?... hmmm..hehe

7.) I am afraid of snakes!

8.) I dream to have a house and lot, and a family business

9.) I had undergone surgical operation twice in my life now plus giving birth

10.) Me and my baby are Jollibee fanatic!

I’m tagging Kathy, Ka, Vannie, Maus, Shy, Mye, Arlene, Berrybiltz, Gina and Mehann for this one.

Oh my teeth 2!

I visited my cousin, who is an orthodentist, last friday to have my TMJ check up and I've learned a lot about it. As a result, I was diagnosed having a TMJ disorder!

Temporomandibular joint disorder
(TMJD, TMJ or TMD), or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment.

There are many external factors that place undue strain on the TMJ. These include but are not limited to the following:

Over-opening the jaw beyond its range for the individual or unusually aggressive or repetitive sliding of the jaw sideways (laterally) or forward (protrusive) - teeth grinding. These movements may also be due to parafunctional habits or a malalignment of the jaw or dentition. This may be due to:

(1) Modification of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth through dental neglect or accidental trauma. (2) Speech habits resulting in jaw thrusting. (3) Excessive gum chewing or nail biting. (4) Excessive jaw movements associated with exercise. (5) Repetitive unconscious jaw movements associated with bruxing. (6) Size of foods eaten.

During my check up, my cousin requested me to answer a questionaire on TMJ symptoms and I am experiencing almost all the symptoms except in the throat. Here are some of the symptoms on the questionare:

Headache: Front Head and Back Head

Eyes: Pain behind the eyes

Ears: Hizzing/ Buzzing

Neck: Neck Stiffness

Jaw: Clicking/ Popping

Throat: Throat Soreness

The treatment my cousin advised is to use a TMJ clear rubber Splint in my lower teeth case. I need to wear the Splint 24 hours in at least 3 months and will remove it only when eating and brushing!

This is how it looks when it is worn (teeth on top)

The Clear Rubber Splint

This Splint treatment costs not just a penny but Php15,000! My gosh! Now I'm thinking if I will still continue my teeth braces which costs Php30,000! Oh my teeth! My cousin also mentioned that my TMJ disorder could recurr if I will still continue my incorrect habits that's why I still consider the braces in order not to stop it but due to financial constraints I doubt to pursue the braces. Hu hu hu.... Teeth are really very precious - love them!

Oh my teeth!

  • Posted: 1:14 PM
  • |
  • Author: SHARQUE
  • |
  • Filed under: Health, Teeth

I went to my dentist friend a while ago and consulted him initially what treatment he can do with my teeth. I am planning to have my teeth braces this first quarter of the year.

Well, I still don't know what kind of treatment is applicable to the case of my teeth as I will be having my thorough check up tomorrow probably. I have decided to undergo the ortho thing due to constant headache (see the relevance?~wink~) not to mention my teeth are "suki-suki". For the past months, I encounter daily headaches and stiffed nape. Initially, I consulted an Opthalmologist as I assumed it could be my eyes then eventually the doctor gave me brain relaxant and neck exercise. The ache stopped but after a few weeks it came back again. Then I asked my cousin who is a dentist if there is a possibility that an ortho error could cause my headache. And she replied, "Yes, it could lead to migraine also." She also mentioned that she would check on my TMJ (which I forgot to ask the meaning) first before checking the ortho thingy.

Whew! It all goes down to having this thing eventually. I should have had this when I was a little kiddo but my parents wasn't serious about it then. So, here I am wandering the image of the wired teeth of myself. I hope it wouldn't be that bad to look. Well, I'll probably post of some of my pictures before and after the treatment.~wink~ hehe.. Goodluck to me!

-=WORDLESS WEDNESDAY=-

  • Posted: 10:46 AM
  • |
  • Author: SHARQUE
  • |
  • Filed under: Snap Shots

This is Lance' first photo ever!

Family Day!

Me, hubby and baby had a family day out last Sunday. We went at SM to shop for groceries and a usual dine out lunch. We seldom go out together with Lance that's why we maximized our time that day, after which, we attended the holy mass.

Before shopping for groceries, we had lunch at Jollibee as usual. Whenever we dine out with lance, we always eat at Jollibee because Lance simply loves Jollibee! Yun kc nakagisnan niya.. hehe.. He loves the burger steak, jolli spaghetti and most especially the jolli fries! My baby will insistly point to the french fries and ask for them. When he eats fries, he would insert altogether 3 sticks of fries in his mouth! as if he would never eat them again.. ~wink~

Then, we let Lance experience riding on the car rides for the first time. We let him see first how it works by observing other kids riding on them. My baby was amazed with them and he liked them immediately. Lance rode in three cars and repeated it three times per car! At first, I thought he will get dizzy but he was tough. He even stood up at the yellow car ride while it was moving and he acts as if he really drives a car! Oh boy! my Lance really enjoyed the day.

After resting for a couple of minutes, Lance and his Papa got tickets to ride in the Grand Carousel which is also the first time of Lance. He was astonished with the wooden animals. For the first few minutes, Lance was seated on a horse with his Papa at his side then eventually he grabbed his Papa and wanted to be carried. Poor baby he might got dizzy that time..

Lance seated on a high chair in Jollibee


Car rides!!!!!


Lance with his Papa in the Grand Carousel


After SM, we went to our church for the holy mass. Unfortunately, we were not able to finish the mass as my hubby was quite uncomfortable due to Lance behavior. Lance wants to walk all the time and he reaches every plant in the church's garden. Me and hubby couldn't listen attentively to the homily. So, I carried my baby to stop him but Lance was so furious and insist on letting him go. But I remain firm in saying "NO" which makes little Lance really mad. You know what he did?! He bit Mama on the cheek! I was frustrated and confused with his behavior.. Is this a normal behavior of a one-year and three months old baby?


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hi! Sorry I wasn't able to update my blog the past weeks due to the busy holidays. Anyway, a new year was opened again.. As I reminisce the past year, a lot of events/ happenings occurred:

~Last January, my college friend Faye came back from US and we had a reunion dinner with friends in college.

~Last February, my mom had her visa approved and took off to Australia. She has to stay there for at least four years to have her immigrant visa approved. She left the country together with my cousin who was also granted visa to live in Australia.

~Then on May, my brother had a civil wedding. A few weeks later on the same month my brother took off to Dubai with his wife.

~Last June, my colleague Ann came back from Dubai. She gave us chocolates as gifts.

~On September 28, my baby celebrated his 1st birthday in Jollibee.

~The city mayor gave me and hubby a lunch treat on birthday at Dencio's. My unforgettable birthday!

~Last December 27, my friendship Grace got married with our friend Dexter.

~Both my college friends Rodelyn and Faye conceived their eldest child as well as my friendship Yhang.

~First time to celebrate Christmas and New Year without my mom and my brother.

Whew! Fortunately, I have recorded these on my journal and recalled all the things happened in my life. All bad things made/ happened in the past year must be forgotten, as the thought on my new journal says: "Don't let the past hold you back, you're missing the good stuff!" So let's make new beginnings this year. I hope and motivated to make this new year fruitful. Happy New Year to all! Happy New Beginning!