January 18, 2012
10 weeks and 4 days
Today has been an emotional and mental roller coaster.
Im finally nearing the end of my first trimester!!
Read that my baby will more than double in size in the next three weeks. Woohoo!!! baby bump see you soon!!
He or she is now swallowing and kicking, and all the major organs are fully developed.
More minute details are appearing too, like fingernails and peach-fuzz hair.
The external sex organs are beginning to show and in a few weeks they will be developed enough to tell whether you’re going to have a boy or a girl!!
Isnt it exciting?!here’s an illustration from babycenter.com for the 10th week!
Im going to try out lemon and honey steeped in hot water tomorrow as they say that its an appealing alternative.
It was nice to have a spontaneous lunch out with my dad and sister earlier this afternoon! Its been awhile since we last ate at Alfredo’s. hayyy the joy of eating steak! good thing im required to eat protein and iron heehee!! i have an excuse!
In the evening, I got to share dinner with my siblings are Cerchio for some filipino food.
Im so much at peace this evening, despite the chaos. You know the feeling that everything will be ok because God has your back?
I wondered how come we do the right things and we constantly change to improve but we end up being persecuted or those who act badly are those who get blessed. like paying the right taxes and people who have nothing else to do but instigate. I even cried and told God that i wanted to give up but after hearing my brother’s unimaginable encounter with the BIR, you know that God knows what He’s doing. it gives you peace that despite you dont understand why, as long as youre right with Him, He’ll defend you.
Thank ful for my husband who constantly reminds me that despite people who hurt us, the fight is not between them. That the enemy’s first tool is to kill relationships thats why we need to never give up. A lot of people have so many complaints about other people and sometimes out of frustration i catch myself doing the same thing.
I was doing my regular reading when i understood what it meant to let go and let God. a lot of people complain about other people that we forget that we have a lot of things to change first before changing others. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5
I learned to value the wisdom and authority of mentors especially on how I saw Jayjay and his relationship with his mentor- Jong. Thats one of the traits that I love about my husband, He trusted the suggestion, words of his mentor despite not understanding it and getting hurt. He honored him. and because of it, he got blessed.
I asked a group of high school girls how different “respect” is from “honoring”
difficult? Respect is listening and obeying what youre asked to.
Honoring is like getting a medal in school, you give recognition and speak highly about the person.
Its like when a parent asks for water, you not just give him water but with ice or with juice.
So where is this headed? Ive been having these realizations during my pregnancy about parent-child relationship.
When we were younger, we had complaints about our parents and I did the same.
And now that Im becoming a parent, I cant help but worry, and fear that my child might do the same to me.
Its difficult to be a parent, an employer, a mentor…because youre expected to do things right every time. To discipline but at the same time be a cool parent. To be a friend but at the same time instill rules.
Good thing the dogs are around for some parent hood training. we discipline them to learn tricks but it hurt when we tell them no and discipline them so they wont repeat the mistake.
Theres so many things to learn about being a wife, a mom, an employer, a mentor, a friend. And Im glad to be making mistakes
Better is hurtful rebuke than shallow flattery. You know youll grow to be a better person than a trait that is tolerated.
p.s. am so glad to be wearing my engagement ring again!! ( remember the ring that coffee ate?)