It's a girl!
We just found out last weekend that we're having another girl in the family.
Then, I began to think about these three things:
1. Oh my! In the Philippines, they said that if you have all girl kids, it was an indication that you were very naughty when you were a bachelor...
So then I began to reflect even more? How come?! I'm a very good boy when I was single... :)
2. Second, how can I stay manly in a world full of girls. So I started searching for articles in the internet on how a man can deal with this situation. I bumped into this article http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/how-dad-stays-manly-while-raising-daughters and find it to be very interesting. To summarize it, no matter how tough you are as a man, you really won't mind doing girly things to show how much you love your girls.
3. Third, what's good about this will be the sweetness and thoughtfulness of my girls. I may not have a sparring partner in boxing or a hoops buddy in basketball (technically they can but on a different level though) but generally and biologically, girls are more expressive of their love which could cheer me up often in this busy and crazy schedule that we have both in business and corporate life.
April 27, 2014 - Caliwag, Pasig
Irregardless of age, financial status or gender, everyone can share something for those who don't have enough.
As a rookie dad, I wanted Amanda to learn the value of living not just for herself but to have the genuine concern of loving others. I believe that it's one of the ways to live life to the full. And hopefully starting her young even if it seems that she doesn't understand is a way to expose her that not all kids experience the same blessings as what she has and that it's perfectly ok to aim to have more than enough blessings so that she can share them to others.
So starting on her first birthday, even though she's just barely walking, we coordinated with our SFC brothers and sisters serving in Caliwag to celebrate a simple birthday with our kids there. The same went on last year and on Champee's third birthday this year, it was pretty amazing since she's able to participate in some of the activities already.
Three things I've observed:
I would like to honor the brothers and sisters who helped us with Champee's birthday at Caliwag: Jhoan, Vince, Julius, Dave, Fidel, Sarah, Zaldy, Bojo, Tita Dorie, Tonton, and Jack hoping that someday, Champee will also get the same passion for serving underprivileged kids
A sigh of relief...
After the very agonizing and grueling battle with the "poop", she finally was able to let it out...
It was difficult for me and my preggy wife to sleep while seeing her wake up every now and then last night. There were instances where she would fall half asleep trying to push hard while standing up and just barely putting her head on a pillow on top of the bed.
But, the good thing is, it's all over now... hopefully this serve as a breakthrough for her to finally eat more fibrous foods and take more than enough liquids aside from her favorite milk.
From this ordeal, I got to research some based remedies which we tried, which should work:
The best remedy I guess is the first, so we'll make sure to work on her diet starting this time..
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