Friday, July 30, 2010

had i met you, i would've fallen in love again last year

pregnant or not, you can say that i'm a bit clumsy. i often find myself tripping, in most instances, on the same spot -- like the first 2 steps at our apartment. so, as a precaution, i decided to wear flats while pregnant.

i thought, that would have been the perfect time to rest my poor soles after all those high-heeled wearing days. unfortunately, the flat footed me was only used to wearing havaianas and thong sandals. finding comfortable ballet flats was a big challenge.

too bad, i only discovered what i would say the most comfortable shoes a single working mom can ever own, after giving birth. i could have been singing in the rain with those shoes, big belly and all. teehee...

so, without further ado, meet suelas. the shoe that you can fold, flatten, and roll.

don't they look comfy? i think moms-to-be should have one pair (or 2...or more) in their closet. i haven't seen one but i heard these are really comfortable and flexible.

i ordered online a few months back, but being the average filipina woman that i am, my shoe size -- in all 3 colors that i like, is not available. 

i'm currently drooling over their llanura collection and would love to get my hands on these:

don't they look lovely?

i think my feet would thank me if i have these. and i'd probably turn my back on my heels for a few days. or not. lol.

if you can't wait to get your hands on one, go to the supersale bazaar this weekend at the rockwell tent. they have new styles and you can get up to 20% off on selected items!

happy sole searching!

is there a fairy godmother out there?

coz i really need a wish right now.

when her fairy godmother appeared, cinderella was crying and her clothes were torn. my clothes may still be in tact and i may not be shedding a tear, but i really, desperately need my fairy godmother. if i don't have one, can i borrow hers?

these past few days, it's like i'm going thru hard labor.

1. work in the morning.
2. give uno a bath when i get home.
3. feed him. put him to sleep
4. clean and sterilize the used bottles, teat, breast pump, cups, etc
5. wake up every 2 hours to feed him.
6. wake up early to do #1.

i have no qualms with 1-3 and 5 -- those are my bonding sessions with my little prince. all i want is for someone else to do #4.

well, what i really want is a nanny for uno.

we've gone through 4 nannies in a month's time. wow. 1 lasted for 3 days, the other was just a day...i thought the 3rd was a charm since she stayed for 2 weeks until she finally said she couldn't handle it anymore. and finally, the 4th lasted only for 2 days.

reasons for not staying? they can't handle my baby coz he's too big for a 3 month old boy and moves a lot.


i wish...

...i was rich so i wouldn't have to work and i can stay at home to take care of uno.
...i can work at home.
or (to make it more realistic)
...i can find the perfect nanny.

unlike cinderella's granted wish, i hope mine won't just last until midnight.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

mugshot monday

say goodbye to monday blues!

but, honestly, how can you leave for work when there's an adorable little someone at home? 


Thursday, July 1, 2010

in other news...

my day didn't start out the way it should.

but 2 people changed my disposition. let's start the countdown shall we?

2. gevs. (did i spell that right?)

it's very rare for an applicant to make me smile coz i'm usually poker-faced. i'm glad i met him/her and i hope he passes the client interview. he was very engaging and entertaining! can't wait to see him again!

uno. need i say more?

after a very loooooooooooooooong day,
i'm glad to be home.

finally, bonding time!

it's t.g.i.f. tomorrow, yey!

my milk cafe experience

aps gets 5,000 pogi points for coming up with this.

is it a very small office?

a loner's pantry? ;-)

a detention room perhaps?

presenting...(drum roll please)






it's just a cubicle but it works for me.

i like the swivel chair. it's not as comfy as a sofa but at 
least i don't have to stand up (wearing high heels) for at 
least 20 minutes just to pump milk.

 there's a mirror so you can check and fix yourself
after all that "pumping"

mood lights! to help you relax and get into your rhythm. 

it also has 110 and 220v sockets for electric pumps.

there's a makeshift table for your breast pump lunch box...

there's a hook on each side so you can hang your 
shirt or jacket.

and the most important thing we need when it comes to breastmilk...

 ...a breastmilk refrigerator! i hope i won't see any
tupperware with rice and viand. =D

i know i've posted too many pictures but this experience won't be complete without taking pix of myself. *wide grin*

ewww. oiliness is next too motherhood... =P
i like the poster! bravo! it shares a few of the benefits of
breastfeeding and how you can still continue this
even after returning to work.

a must: mirror shot!

more flyers that talk about pregnancy and breastfeeding.
see that one on the right? i was able to "harvest" around 7
ounces. sabi nga ng friend ko, "good job, mum!" hihi

it's super cold inside so make sure to cover up. ;-) the cubicle's door is facing several workstations so don't forget to check the lock too.

it may not mean anything to the 9,000 (give or take) employees of aps, but it means a lot to me. it's a good thing i remembered it was already up and running, otherwise i would have waited for the disabled restroom to be available... then i would need to ask someone from maintenance to spray lysol inside...wait another 5 minutes or so for the spray to subside. and as mentioned, pump milk standing up wearing high heels. plus of course there's the pantry refrigerator with all sorts of things. yikes.

kudos to aps for being an advocate of breastfeeding (and supporting the expanded breastfeeding promotion act). i'm proud to be part of aegis... (can i mention that?)

always remember, breast is best! hmmm. i wonder when they'll allow us to have lactation periods... so  lunch time is used for eating instead of harvesting. is that asking too much? hehe...