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Week 32 – Hiyaah!

So on this week, I was surprised when I received some sort of nudge in my shins. When I looked, the baby was kicking me, at the same time, shouting, “hiyaah!” (Yes, I was so engrossed with what I was reading that time, I did not notice his antics!)

Dunno where he got it, maybe some of the commercials, maybe even Disney, but it was adorable!

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Pig

I often read about women who blog about their kids having a comfort object. Whether it is a toy, a blanket, or a pacifier, it’s something that the child cannot do without. I can’t say that I am lucky that Geoff does not have one, but, he does have his favorite toy.

Presenting, Pig!

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Pig is a puppet that Babe gifted me when I was his senior QA we were still friends. It came as a freebie from Dads buffet in Megamall. Back then, I had this penchant for stuffed toys and will bully charm anyone into giving me one. Given the number of stuffed toys at home (which includes a pony, Barney, Mickey Mouses, Elmos, several pigs, and a whole lot more), Pig has become his favorite and would not let go of. He usually includes Pig in his adventures outside the house, when sleeping, and even when watching his favorite Disney shows. He even reserves a spot for Pig on MY pillow.

Dear Geoff,

I am not sure if one day you will be reading through my blog. I used the term “not sure” because as a boy or man, I am sure that your attention will be focused somewhere else. But right now, I sure hope that when time comes, you will fully understand the words loyalty and faithfulness. You will eventually meet and find a girl, but let me not go there. You are still my baby boy, and I intend to keep it that way until you push me away (well, maybe, I’ll just be on the sidelines then).

The traits that you show right now with Pig is quite a development for us. It is a sign that you are finally getting the grasp of the term “importance”. Pig is an important part of your day, thus you won’t let go. Even if we are just going to the bathroom to wash your prot prot. I pray that Papa Jesus continuously guide us in order to be the best parent that you will have.

I love you my first born, my baby boy, my son. Daddy and I will work hard for you, to provide you the best that life can offer.

Love,

Mommy

P.S. This cheesy post is brought to you by a boring few minutes in the office. 

The Naughty Baby

Geoff is my first born, thus, I never had any experiences taking care of a baby boy, nor any babies for that matter. They said baby girls are much nicer, more timid, than baby boys, and I outright agree,

During the early part of my pregnancy, I was always anxious as to why I cannot feel anything from within. When I said within, I meant, I can’t feel the baby kick, move, or whatever he was supposed to be doing then, I remember blogging about it, (please click here) about how he made me aware that he is still a part of me. Since then, he never failed to let me know about his presence. Malikot kahit nasa tummy ko pa lang!

So anyway, we are at a stage when he cannot keep still. He would climb, run around, follow us everywhere in the house. As much as we would like to baby proof everything, it was not that feasible and somehow, I don’t want to restrict him that much (bad ba? to each his own na lang). As long as someone is supervising his actions, we are good with it. We have less photos of him lately because he does not want to pose for the camera, or when he is in the mood, he wants his picture to be taken real close! Here are some of the pictures that I manage to get, however blurred because the baby is constantly on the move!

close up or blurred? you take your pick!

close up or blurred? you take your pick!

I have heard so much about the terrible twos, and I am kind of dreading for the day. For now, here are some of Geoff’s “kalokohan”:

  • He would repeatedly shake the stand fan’s body.
  • He will continuously insert his fingers on the blade area of the stand fan
  • He has this habit of diving on any part of the bed, including the headboard and the edges (heart attack!)
  • He will run away from us when we try to pull him away from the stairs or center table, or whatever it is that he wants to climb to.
  • He will make haste in climbing the stairs when he feels that we are not looking.
  • He intentionally spill powder on the floor and try to slide while standing.
  • Whenever we are in LP, he would go for my mom’s marbles and throw everything on the floor.
  • He will get a hold of any toiletries and try to taste it. (Even perfumes or cologne too!)
  • He will play with his stacking cup and if he can’t get it to pile correctly, he will throw everything away.
  • He will have us open this lunchbox with the puzzle pieces, scatter it to the floor, and play with something else.
  • He will ask for his toy piano, play it on demo mode then step on it.
  • Will get near the TV and try to climb on the rack while holding on to the base stand! (OMG!)
  • When he notices Choi the cat, resting, or at least one of the kittens, he will grab them by the neck and will either try to use them as pillows.
  • He will ask for one of the juices, drink for a while then will try to spill them and show us what he did.
  • He will play with the remote, munch on it, and throw it once he gets bored. (which usually takes about a good 10 seconds)

So there, dami no? I am proud to say though, that even with the sutil looks that he gives us, he is still the sweet baby that he is. He will usually give us hugs and kisses, or force himself to sit on our laps and check whatever it is that we are doing on the phone. He is most of the times obedient as well, following our requests to pick up something that he threw, or play nicely with his toys.

Movie Date + A Mom’s Worry

I am not the best person to be considered as creative, and I am running out of ideas on what to caption this blog post. Anyway, here is what we did during the weekend, what the baby was up to, and a nice find to add to my arts-wanna-be-materials at home:

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Went grocery shopping, look at our gwapong gwapong little driver 🙂

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Fixing his broom broom

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nga-nga while playing with the little flowers from mommy’s new toy

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Lookit my new craft punch! Bought this for P44 at Saizen Metro East

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Baby! Wait lang! I have to take a picture first!

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Lunch date. Pizza craving solved!

In addition, Babe and I was able to watch this kick ass movie called Pacific Rim. I might post about the details on a different blog post so as not to be a spoiler to those who haven’t seen it but would chance upon this blog. All I can say is that it is a must see. We were able to watch it in 2D, and it does not make it any less interesting. The actors were good, the action scenes were great, there was a tearjerker moment and a brief instance of romance. Two thumbs up, and I am really glad that Babe asked me to watch this movie. Sulit na sulit eh.

Lastly, I think Geoff has this “will” issue. He speaks a lot of gibberish and certain words such as “dee-dee” for daddy and “teh” for ate and how to pronounce the “P” word phonetically. Other than that, he does not really like to repeat words when I am trying to teach him how, either deadma yung peg, or he will give me his “sutil” smile and will say something completely different. At 17 months, I was kind of hoping that he will learn to say more, pero yun nga, I am thinking that it may just be a will issue. Any other mommies who are having the same issue?

Weekend Visit and Babe’s New Baby

So, after a few days of not being able to post anything, here I am, ready to document some exciting and fun filled days we had.

Thursday, the new “babe” arrived. Babe was so ecstatic and just could not hide it. After wanting and lusting (lusting talaga? haha!) for so long, he finally have his hands on Z. Z is Babe’s new phone. It is a phone from Sony, and it is an Xperia Z model to be exact.

I like the phone because it is purple. According to the website, it is also waterproof, shatterproof, scratch proof, and baby proof. These “proofs” I have yet to test as the hubby does not want to take any chances in testing the device. The phone itself is fast and unlike the previous touch screen phone that he had, I find texting pretty easy with this phone. I also like that our Internet connection is cooperating, thus, Babe was able to install some games and applications that I liked.

Come Saturday, we went to Fairview to visit my sisters in law. In addition, Babe was also intent on having Leni (the car), fixed. Unfortunately, we were unable to have Leni checked, however, the little baby had fun.

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Can you see the joy in the little boy’s face?

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Thank you Tita Jen!

Side kwento: Since the main purpose of our visit was to have the car checked, Babe felt bad as it was really unfortunate that we were unable to do so. It was raining kind of hard and we heard this awful sound again, coming from the back of the car, bandang gulong. Babe suggested that we head back, and I asked what the next plan was after heading back. I’m not sure what happened, pero Babe still went on and drove real slow na lang until we could not hear the noise anymore. He had Leni checked the next day, and it turned out that the hub connecting one of the back wheel was loose, while one was cut into 2. It was pure luck that we were able to go home safely.

Random Shots For The Weekend

As usual, the weekend is just around the corner, 3 hours to be exact. Since I won’t be able to post anything during that time, here are some random shots of my adorable baby boy in action. 🙂

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Carry me daddy!

 

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I’m so maloko Mommy.. Look oh, yung cover ng BB cream mo 🙂

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Ang schleepy na ako..

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Huli! Makalat na balbon in action. Pa-inosente pa!

 

A Wiggle From Within

I finally felt baby Gabe move!

This is one milestone that i will forever remember. The date is November 1, 2011. This came a surprise as I was having a rough day at work. Baby Gabe must have felt that and gave mommy reassurance that everything will be alright. Guess what, it worked. The feeling was so pleasant, I can’t think of any adjectives to describe it.

I am now looking forward to every movement our precious darling will make. I am pretty sure daddy is too. 🙂