Monday, December 19, 2011

More on babys clothing

We received the order we purchased online just today and it was just one day since we order it. I was happy to get it even if it was my 4th time to order from What they included for free were two stickers for Christmas.

The package with free two stickers
package 2

This is what it looks like when delivered

I like the colors we have chosen for baby. Although the sleep suit looks so big than what I expected. It seems that it is for more than a year older kid rather than what it claims suited for 3 to 6 month old baby. Anyway we can still wait for baby to grow bigger and use this sleep suit.
Diaper pajama which is red orange in color
jump suit

Sleep suit or frog suit as I may call it
baby wear

Green colored long sleeves
long sleeves

Socks for baby

I also thought the socks were longer but its not anyway, its there already, we have no choice but baby to use it and not to return any. Christmas is just around the corner and we needed extra warmth so we ordered additional long sleeves and diaper pants. It was just lovely and I like what we ordered.

This is what it looks like when I removed the item from its plastic cover
green sleeves


sleep suit1

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bath Tub for Baby

Hubby just placed an online order last night and it was so fast that we received it this day itself. It was from MeeMee company which is known for their baby bath tubs. I was the one who selected the design and the type of bath tub.

Musical Baby Bath Tub for Baby Samuel

I was eyeing to get a bather but we don't have a bath tub for it to be placed so we started to buy one first. It was a a cute design of course, colored blue and it was musical. This is the main reason why it was more expensive then other ordinary looking tubs.

It was wrapped in a Meemee wrapper and inside it was the bubble wrap with free toothpaste

I always set aside the receipt

Anyway, you need to place two AA batteries to make it work. It has five selections of songs to choose from and different animal pictures in it. I guess baby would not mind those in the first place. But he will appreciate it once he gets to distinguish colors and lights and sounds.

Selection from the musical tones

Powered by two AA batteries

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Buying and Changing Diapers

Most of the time, mommies do find time to change diaper because we need to check if certain diapers are good for our babies skin and if certain diaper gives more rashes than other diapers. I accepted the fact that cloth diaper can be better but there will always be advantages and disadvantages of using cloth diapers than disposable diapers.


My MIL gave me cloth diapers to change baby's' diapers during day time and just to use disposable diapers at night time. The problem is that whenever baby tend to use the cloth one, every 10 to 15 minutes he would pee and start to cry and that would disturb his sleep. Good thing MIL is the one washing the clothes and she can hang it dry and iron it. But now that she's come home to their place, I don't have time to do the laundry and ironing.


I do struggle in changing diaper cloths every time. It is much more convenient for me to just use a disposable diaper. Although I do take some time to inter change the two, meaning from an hour in the morning I would use the cloth diaper, and after 4pm on-wards, I will be using disposable diapers.

I have used Pampers, Huggies and the latest was this LoLla's Diapers which is good up to 6 pees before changing. It is fast absorbent although not that cheaper on a regular price. Good thing that hubby considered buying it on a promotional price of Rs399 for 60 pieces, 60 because it was buy one take one offer. But if that is back on original pricing, it will be much more expensive than Pampers and Huggies.

Anyway, I'm glad to use this diaper for now which costs around Rs6 plus on a discounted pack. Next time that they will change it to its regular price, we won't be able to buy it anymore. At the end of the day, if I may count the diaper changes I had, its about 7 or more. But its okay, it was the normal thing since babies tend to drink more and more as they get bigger.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Useful tools for Mommy

Actually I have to post a lot but for now these will be the tools I have to showcase and moms would also agree especially if they have used these items already. I do have nose aspirator for clogged nose of baby and digital thermometer which is easy to use.

Digital thermometer we bought for only Rs 75 offer promo
digital thermometer

Nose aspirator which we also bought online which is Rs50 in a promo
nasal aspirator

I have to say that I really like the features of a digital thermometer which is accurate, mercury free and fast and convenient to use. It can be use for oral, rectal and basal use. It also has beep alarm so that you will know that the reading is done. It also records the last reading and it is not that easily breakable.

Only thing is that mine reads in Fahrenheit instead of Degrees. But so far, so good. Although the nose aspirator we had was opt for 3month old above but no worries, you can still use it as is.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Third order from Hoopos

We received the latest order we have from Hoopos and it was really fast since they have used Blue Dart as the courier. I am happy to receive the following orders and it was really needed by my baby.

What I did lack were long sleeves and pajamas. This time I ordered a diaper pants and added a bottle cleaner with nipple cleaner for baby bottles. I do breastfeed but when I need to express my milk, I really do put it in the bottle as I put the Vit. that the doctor prescribed us for baby.

Here is the complete order we have at

Check what's inside the box
hoopos box
White Pajama
baby pajama
Cute Mittens
Green Long sleeves shirt which is Cotton
green shirt
Diaper Pants for Baby
diaper pants
Receipt of the order
receipt,order list
Free Gift from, a Hardbound picture booklet of Wild Animals

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pampering Baby

I really have a difficult time to adjust yet and so I waited for my mother in law to come and help me when it comes to pampering my baby. Pampering in a sense that when taking a bath, I really do need her help since most of the time, I was feeling groggy because of lack of sleep.

J&J Baby Bath Set

Its okay since this will really be natural for mothers to be deprived of sleep when baby tends to change in his or her sleeping pattern. I am just thankful that at the moment, she will be here with us to take care also and look after baby and me.

I really suffered from Post Natal Depression on the first to second week of my delivery. I was really scared and was worried about my baby's health and I feel so alone in this world. But since I really do trust God on what He can do to us, I begin to worry less and brave out every time that I have questions in mind whenever I feel that something is wrong when in fact, there was nothing wrong.

Baby just finish his first vaccination which is the BCG and anti Polio drops. We will be back again after a month for another round of injection. I am always praying for God to give my baby the strength and protection he needs. Most of what I just worry is his spilling of milk and whenever I don't usually burp him even if I try so much.

But what I just do is to give him small amounts of milk, plus keep him in upright position first before laying him to his bed. Sometimes it does work, sometimes, milk spill is still there. I just don't like whenever I see the spill becomes forceful at times like its a volcano eruption coming out of him and sometimes on his sleep, he gets jumpy or startled.

Now that I get to lay him on his side, It is much better to monitor him sleeping like that. At least that is what the Pedia told me also as I needed to pat his back whenever he gets to spit out milk. Just this day we gave him a good quick warm bath which is just a sponge wipe. It made him felt good.

Hubby brought some Johnsons and Johnsons' set for baby bath, kinda okay if you ask me. I haven't used the shampoo, soap and lotion yet. Probably another two more months, depending if hubby asks me too since he said not to use the shampoo yet till 6 months. I also would like that idea since I really wanted safe and natural products to use first, so excluding shampoo is one of what we will do. How do you pamper your little one?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My First Order from

This time it was hubby who ordered online for our baby stuff. It took only three business days to arrive and it was just a fast transaction too. Before I tried to order via and it was for C.O.D. (Cash on Delivery). This time, was another online store that offers baby stuffs but they have more varieties when it comes to baby's clothing, beddings and more.

Our First Order from

Hubby was able to pay it through their option of EBS (Electronic Banking System). It was just easy although there was no confirmation call once you have finished your purchase. No customer representative is going to call you too for the confirmation and status of your order. Instead they will just settle you an email notification and that's it, mail the delivery status or the tracking number and you just need to log on using that tracking number given.

Unboxing the package

When it comes to prices, well I can say that it is somewhat affordable compared to other online stores that offers free delivery. Their items are also offered by other sites but they give you discount which is advantageous. I do like the quality items too. I was happy to order baby's beddings, mosquito net and some baby mittens.

Baby's bedding, pillow with bolsters, comfy comforter with mosquito net and mittens
baby bed

A view from the inside of the beddings
mosquito net2 has more options for payment system and you can rely that your order will come to your door post soonest. We didn't opt to buy a crib yet since we were encourage by our Pedia that its better that the baby would sleep and stay near us or to our bed because it develops bonding of child and parents. I really don't mind even if we have to squeeze in, as long as we can check our baby's needs during this early stage where moms need to take good care of her young one.

I like the color and design of the mosquito net
mosquito net

By the way, this is not a paid review of the site and it wasn't influenced by any marketing and advertising firm. All I said was my own opinion as a consumer and I also warned people not to use my article and plagiarize for their own advantage.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Breast Feeding isn't that Easy

I thought that it will be just easy to breastfeed a baby. Since bottle feeding is discouraged by my Pedia and I never thought that it will be that difficult. Difficult in a sense that it was painful at the very first experience when your lactating, your breast will become bigger and engorge.

Breast Feeding is still best for your babies
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Later did I know is that you need to release the milk inside so you need to massage your breast and massage it using a sponge or face towel soaked in hot or warm water. This will make you help to produce milk while cold compress to help you ease especially if your breast is already feeling sore.

It was really painful when the nurses helped me out to release the milk from my engorged breast. I even had a bruise from that hard massage and everyday, I was advice to do "express", as they may call it to provide milk for my baby.

Actually I did not know for how long will I be able to keep my milk flowing. I was really going to drain because of stress but they gave me a medicine to take plus a jar of powdered drink to include in my hot milk so that it may help me juice up for more and have milk. I am just enduring the pain just because I wanted to give the best for my baby and its good for his health although I have nothing against formulated drink milk. 

We may have different opinions with regards to breast feeding versus formulated milk or bottle feeding. I myself am I product of bottle feeding since my mother was not that lucky to breastfed me because she don't have enough milk supply. But what is really the difference among the two when it comes to nutrition? I guess what I can just rule out with this one is that one was natural and the other one was artificial. But with regards to the quality and nutrition, that I still need to know since I already said to my hubby that I would not be that hypocrite to still continue on breastfeeding if there is really nothing more to give. So far, I am on my second week of breast feeding and thanked God, I still have more because of the help of that drink and medicine given by the Pedia.

The Joys and Pains of Being a Mom
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Our Bundle of Joy

I just want to thank God for all the strength, protection and provision that He has given me and my family especially last week when I gave birth to our handsome baby boy John Samuel. We're caught by surprise because hubby and I were expecting to have our baby to come by next month of November of second week.

I just didn't know what happened because the Gyne-doctor said that I am just fine. At early morn of Oct. 9, 2011, around 3:30am when I peed, I noticed a sudden gush of fresh blood flowing down my legs. I hurriedly called hubby and asked him to call the doctor and rush me to the hospital. Well to make the story short, I gave birth but on my 36th week so we had to get baby into incubator to get baby ready because his underweight.

Anyway, we just want to give back the Glory to God on His goodness and grace for us. I will be posting some more information about pre-term labor reasons so that other women may be able to avoid it and know how they prepare themselves before giving birth.

Friday, October 7, 2011

On my 35th Weeks of pregnancy

My tummy gets bigger and bigger each week and it feels heavier as I can feel that baby is getting all the space inside. It’s so fascinating to experience every kick and movements that my baby does especially if I happen to talk and rub my belly, it automatically responds with a strong kick or movement.

I can also see my feet swelling now because I spend most of my time seated and I just stand up and walk whenever I have to do something inside the house like washing the dishes, do the laundry or cook food. We (baby and I) do sometimes go outside to walk and exercise so that my legs would be okay and blood to circulate as well as the muscle on my feet since early in the morning I can also experience muscle cramp on my ankle area.

Few more weeks to go before the big day, need to see my OB-Gyne for another checkup and we will be ready with other things including what hospital hubby and I to decide for since we need to share the list of hospitals that the company is entitled for a discount aside from the health card that I have from hubby’s company.

I just viewed this presentation courtesy of baby center and just like to share it with you. How baby looks like inside the tummy especially on week 28-37th. I really get a lot of information by watching these types of instructional videos.

Click the Image or this LINK to watch the VIDEO

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Inviting you to join my Very First Online Give-away Contest

Hello Mommies! I am inviting you to join me on my first ever online contest which I am sure you will also enjoy if you participate. I am hosting a Virtual Baby Shower Contest on one of my blogs. All you needed to do is to read and follow the given instructions I posted there. The give-away started Oct. 3 and ends Nov. 3, 2011.

I will be giving away $20.00 for those lucky winners who will be drawn randomly as I will also post the winners here on this site. I do hope you share it also with your friends who love to blog. Just click the image below to go to my site and join the contest.

Jackie's Virtual Baby Shower $20 Give-Away Contest

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Second Order has arrived

Yipeee, at last I have my second order of baby’s stuff arrived yesterday which I really did not expect because it took them only three business days to deliver my order unlike the first time that I ordered from their site, it took five business days.

Of course, I did not tell this order to hubby because I was supposed to pay that on the money that I saved but then the delivery man came in and knocked our door while we were still sleeping. Hubby opened and there goes the rest of the story. He was surprised to see another delivery from Hoopos. But I said yes, I did order and it was around Rs 548.00 rupees or equivalent to $ 11.65 which is composed of 5 items, all baby clothings of course.

The baby Clothes that I ordered
short sleeves 1

short sleeves2


pajama 2

blue covered

blue longsleeves1

When we opened the box, I was really happy and I did not expect that will also give me an extra gift which is a toy. It was their mascot green squid and I was really laughing when I saw the toy. But what made my day complete and happy was that all my orders were in good condition. The quality of the clothes was great and I can say that my baby would surely like what I ordered too.

Immediately right after hubby goes to work and I was left at home, I took some snaps on the clothes and wash them off with the laundry detergent powder that I ordered from them too. I had a lot of schedules to keep at that time aside from writing and updating my blogs; I also write articles and submit them on reputable sites. Anyway, being a home maker and a beauty mommy to be makes me dizzy at times.

Free Gift from Hoopos, I did not order this one
hoopos toy

Include also the menu that I have to prepare for the day as well as cleaning and maintaining the house. Hooray for busy working at home mommies! Thanks Hoopos for the quickie delivery of orders and great quality items. Hoping that they will remain free delivery and always offer discounts to their faithful clients or customers.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Baby Kicks and Maneuvers

I got another message from Baby center telling me that I am on my 34th week and the baby is about the size of a cantaloupe almost 18 inches long. Well I can see that because I have difficulty now in moving myself in the chair and transferring to bed.

cute emoticons

Sometimes when I have to lie down to sleep I can notice difficulty in breathing unless I put extra pillow on my head.
Baby is actively kicking and I can notice a lot of maneuvers from left to right and to the sides and to the upper part of my belly. I can obviously notice baby having a hiccup inside and I did read that it was good because the baby is healthy.

cute emoticons

Some kicks are hard ones and slightly giving me a good kick too like I have been pinched. Sometimes when I do sleep, and my arm was placed on the side of my tummy and baby kicks it, my arm would really be thrown away from that side and I will really wake up.

It is really precious to me because these tough moments on my third trimester of pregnancy I can see that it only takes a few more weeks to wait before baby come. I am still not prepared for the things I needed to pack, what to expect whenever no one is around if suddenly, you know, it makes me want to freak out but I really ignore the idea of it.

Now how I wish my mom was just with me in this situation where I am geographically away from them because I know she would know what to do and she will take care of me or assist me in giving birth.

cute emoticons

But anyway, I pray to God for safe delivery and also a healthy good looking baby that we have waited for so long and God has granted us that blessing. This is one of the best soon to be Christmas celebration that we will have because God has expanded our family as we welcome our adorable baby. Wishing all the moms, soon to be moms and aspirant mom happiness and of great cheer.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Finally Got my Order

Yipee! At last, after waiting for 5 business days, I have already in my hand the online order that I have placed. I was waiting for this item badly because I need to wash the clothes of our upcoming baby. I don’t want to just use the clothes without washing and I don’t prefer to use our own detergent powder which can be rough and harsh to baby’s skin.
My order and its box

TADA!!! Say Hello to my Laundry Detergent!

I really encourage mothers and soon to be moms to use safe and gentle laundry wash detergents. What I do like in this product is that its anti-bacterial, with the right PH level safe for baby’s skin, with triple enzyme to kill and eliminate germs and no stains will be left on clothes plus it is also environment friendly.

Instruction for Usage

Have to follow what is written in this label
baby laundry

Plastic wrap of the box

It does not bubble much but it is better for baby because there are no harsh chemicals included. So it can also be good for our hands when we use it. I also do like the floral scent of Tollyjoy. By the way this is not a review, I won’t be tackling about the detergent, and I am just talking about how moms should go for safe baby laundry detergents.

Receipt of my order

Disclaimer: As I have said this is not a review, it is not paid and I am not endorsing the said product. I just shared my opinion about how mothers can take advantage of using baby detergents and not harmful laundry materials. This article is not influenced by any marketing affiliate or any advertising agency. I hold the rights for my opinion and therefore I warned anyone who will illegally use my article or copy it for their advantage.