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i heart Martha!

I've been a huge fan of Martha Stewart since forever. I don't care what people say about her I think she is one of the most fabulous women in the world and recently she released a new book titled "Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts". Well, of course I've got to have it! Lucky for me, I got a 50% off coupon to use at JoAnn, so I bought myself this book last night (retail price is normally $35 in case you are wondering). Purchased at half the price, this book is awesome. I love it.

This book is jam-packed with how-to's and simple projects. It's like a text book for craft school. You'll learn various techniques for sewing, applique, embroidery, quilting, dyering and even fabric printing! If that's not enough, this book also comes with a CD featuring print-at-home patterns and templates. Super, right?

I have to warn you though. I find most projects (if not all?) featured in this book are available on marthastewart.com. I've seen them on the website before---I visit her website almost on a daily basis. Regardless, I find it nice to have the hard-copy of those projects.

All and all, I love the book. It's great and even better if you could score it at 50% off the retail price! Highly recommend the book!


back to work...

this mommy is tired....

I really am. Today was my 3rd day coming back to work. Still not liking it. I missed my baby so much throughout the day. Saying goodbye in the morning is the hardest thing to do. I get teary-eyed everytime I think about it...


not looking forward to this...

I am going back to work this coming Monday. Baby Audrey has to go to the daycare. We're not looking forward to this. Monday is going to be a long day. For both of us. I have prepared all the things baby Audrey is going to need for her first day at the center. I hope they'll take a good care of her.


praise Jesus....

I seriously don't know what to say right now other than Praise Jesus, the Blessed Mother, and St.Anthony for interceding my prayers!! I spent sleepless night praying and Lord have mercy on me for He has helped my baby, Audrey, to get through the worst time and to keep her safe.

MRI result came back very good. The fluid that was shown during cat scan turned out to be crystalized blood from an old injury. Pediatrician confirmed it was an injury that happened when Audrey was delivered. The dr who delivered her had to use a forcep to pull her head out and that caused some kind of head injury to my poor baby. The small skull fracture that was seen on cat scan result is also from that same time. The good thing is the fracture is healing properly.

The fall yesterday didn't result in any major injury other than bruises on Audrey's forehead and knee.

The pediatrician has advised for us to monitor Audrey's development for the next few days. We also need to schedule a follow up visit to the dr's office sometime next week.

For now, the worst is over. Audrey is resting peacefully. She has eaten twice since she woke up from the MRI. They had to sedate her so right now she is feeling pretty drowsy.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank everyone so very much for your kind supports and prayers. They all helped me to get through the worst time. I'll be praying tonight thanking Jesus, the Blessed Mother, and St.Anthony for holding my hands during the tough time and for keeping my baby safe. I know they'll always be there when I need them.


please pray for my baby...

The littlest member of our family is in need of prayers.

She fell off the bed today when I was cooking downstairs. I'll never forgive myself for this accident.

I called the dr's office and they asked me to come in. Doctor checked everything and seemed fine but she recommended a cat scan anyways. So she sent us to the ER. Went to ER; did cat scan; few hours later result came back and they told us that they found liquid on baby's brain. They said looked like from old injury; not from today's accident. Our baby never fell before today. So, doctor told us that the baby would need an MRI. She is now admitted to the hospital. We're here by her side.

I feel so guilty. The fall today was my fault. I still can't believe I made this stupid mistake. I'll never ever forgive myself for this. For all of you who have infants, please NEVER EVER leave your baby unattended. Don't make the same mistake I made today. I didn't realize my baby was capable of pushing herself off the bed.

Please, please, please pray for my baby so that everything will be okay. She is too yoing to go through all these. She just turned 11 weeks old today.
Please pray for her....


Wed, April 7, 10:14AM: Baby had to fast for 8 hours (but ended up more like 9 hours) since 4AM. They wanted to do an MRI at 8AM this morning but that didn't happen. They took the baby to have an Xray. Result won't be back until later this afternoon. As of now, MRI is scheduled to be around 2PM.

Wed, April 7, 2:50PM: 20 more mins to MRI.

Wed, April 7, 5:27PM: MRI was done. They had to sedate her. She is back in her room. Audrey just drank some milk. Now she is sleeping. We're waiting on the MRI result, which unfortunately won't be back until sometime tonight *sigh* Your prayers are very much appreciated.

here's to all stay-at-home mothers out there... (i envy you!)

"A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand."

- Helen Steiner Rice (1900 - 1981)


what I treasure most...

We had a beautiful Easter celebration. My baby, Audrey, and I got baptized on Easter vigil, which happened to be my birthday as well. Everything that day was just beautiful.

We didn't do egg hunt since Audrey was too young for that--looking forward to doing that next year!! This Easter is extra special for us since this is our first Easter as parents.

To me, Easter is about love. And to be able to celebrate the happy day with the ones I love most was so precious. This is going to be one of those moments that I will remember forever. I am so thankful for my loving husband and my beautiful daughter. I know these are the ones that I will treasure most until the day I die.