blog hiatus is officially over! yay!
for those who have been religiously visiting my blog (you know who you are!), thank you so much. here’s the update that you’ve all been waiting for. although if you’re following me on twitter and instagram, most of the stuff i’ll share here are not so new to you anymore.
yes, i finally gave birth last june 5, which is a day earlier than my scheduled delivery date. i initially chose june 6 as my third baby’s birthday so we checked into the hospital a day before. however, my little boy showed his decision-making skills early and decided to say hello to mommy right there and then. so, at 9:36PM of june 5, my rico alexander was literally dragged out of my tummy.
ico fresh out of mommy’s tummy
rico only weighed 6.2 lbs when i gave birth to him but two months after, you wouldn’t believe he was this teeny weeny baby. he was delivered to my room a few hours after my surgery so he really had my colostrum. i exclusively breastfed him for two weeks, post-operation pains and all, and i have zero regrets. he now drinks formula every morning, while i sleep, otherwise, he latches on to me.
you would think three cesarian sections later i would be a pro at managing pain but i still cried during the first few days when my nipples were too sore and my ligation spasms were a bit too much to handle. i only sleep an average of three hours a day and this is actually better than the one to two hour shuteye i got when rico was still a few weeks old and wailed for milk every hour.
now i feed him every two hours during daytime and if i am lucky, every three hours, during evenings. i am actually back to work since july but ico made finishing some of my assigned tasks on time challenging because he doesn’t want to be put down at night. he wants to sleep on my chest most of the time and i cannot work on my laptop while balancing a baby, despite best efforts. LOL. now that he’s a bit bigger, i place him on my lap during times when i need to rush something. i guess he doesn’t mind, as long as he can feel mommy beside him.
now at two months, he coos and tries very hard to make conversation. i guess his sight is a bit clearer now, although hazy, but he certainly knows when it’s mommy who’s holding him because his nose says so! what can i do, eau de milk! LOL.
two-month old ico who weighs around 9 lbs now
i am hoping that i can set a more stable work schedule now, although my boss allows me to work anytime i want to. that’s the beauty of working from home, and having a really awesome boss. but i really want to have a definite time when i will be glued to my laptop, preferably in the afternoons when the nanny looks after him. i’ve also accepted some makeup gigs so i can add more to my portfolio. some makeup products are due for review soon. first up would be the the balm nude tude palette which i was supposed to post before i gave birth! so sorry for those who have been waiting for it.
glad to start the week with a new blog post. crossing my fingers i can post regularly again, as usual. LOL. here’s to a fun and productive, albeit rainy, week