Mommy Moments: Welcoming New Sibling

Theme for the week for Mommy Moment is Welcoming New Sibling.

My eldest daughter was two years old when I got pregnant to my second baby. My older daughter was aware of having a new baby sister. And as soon as we got home after giving birth to new baby, I gave her more attention because I knew she’ll be a little jealous with new sibling. But then, she was more excited with her role as a big sister.

Welcoming a sibling is definitely as excited as first born. I say even more excited, because a new sibling means a new addition and a new blessings to family.

Please bear with the quality of my photograph here. 🙂 

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moms little lady

I’ve been so busy preparing for your school opening lately. I am more than excited for you, well I guess from the first day of your preschool years till now, every little adventure of yours excite me. Now that you’re about to enter secondary, I asked myself for so many times about this. Have I prepared you for another challenge in life? I know that high school is far different from grade school where in that years, you have so much fun that you truly enjoyed.

When you were in your younger years, I found it so hard to reduced your weight. You’re a GAIN baby and you really were so big for your age.

You look so healthy here. I always sigh with this photo and I really missed those days, big clear round eyes and long wavy curly hair.

You were about four years old in this photo, you’re just too pretty in moms eyes. You love to wear bracelet. I just found out now, you have it both hands. 🙂

I still remember how happy I was to see you in this gown. I saw your beautiful eyes, a well rounded face, looking at the camera, posing like a lady.

In your pre-school years, I was there and waited for you till the end of the class. You eagerly tell stories for every little achievement in your school. When you got three-star in your hand, you always asked for a reward.

You were only ten years old when you graduated in grade school. You never know how proud I am for you when you made it only for five years as fast learner with a very good grades.

I was more than a proud mom when you passed the entrance test in one big university. Out of thousands who took the exam, only half passed the test. I was really worried about the result, but later I found out, you didn’t just pass the test, you also made it with flying colors.

I took this picture yesterday. Although you were too shy that I took this inside the mall, you still smiled at the camera for a very quick shot.

I just can’t believe I have now a daughter taller than me. I don’t say I stand too short, you were just so tall for your age. Thanks, you got your height from your dad.

I wonder why you were so conscious now of your built. I was surprised when you checked your body weight today and found that you loose few pounds again. You’re in a better shape now.

On Monday, you will enter another challenging stage of your life. Although I can’t be there beside you 24-hours a day, I am not worried because God will take care every single moment of your day.

I will always be here for you. Love you so much, Mom

instill reading habit

Just a month before classes open, I have already prepared school materials, if not everything, at least the priority lists were already on my hand. I have already bought the books needed for my older daughter. These will help her connect and refresh the past lessons and as preparation for coming school year. Ever since in her younger years, buying books for my older daughter is my way of rewarding her in every little achievement in her life. She started reading in her early age with all Disney Books and other colorful ones and that helped her to become interested in reading stories.

Now that her world is busy with technology and internet, she’s still into reading informative articles.

She totally loves books. It was her idea to buy books at this time of summer vacation. It’s tremendously rewarding for me to know that reading for her is more of a habit and less as form of studying.

Instill good reading habit at an early age and let the children discover the fun and enjoyment of reading. That habit will continue to adulthood and you’ll see the benefits not only they will become smarter but will increase and improve their vocabulary, sharpen their mind and trigger imagination on every books that they read. I’ll write a separate post later about tips on how reading will become a habit at an early age.


After few hours sleep, my baby looks refresh again.  She got few rashes  still  but they are now invisible. What she’s worried about is her vacation.  She was thinking on how she would spend her vacation because  she can’t play around.  She   thinks that she  still needs  two months recovery period like when she got sick last year.  She’s fine now.   She’s back into silly thing, but still a sweet darling..

downside of me

nothing makes me feel miserable or worse than seeing my daughter sick. Jill is sick. im so upset and it makes me feel so sick too. :'( We consulted pediatrician this morning because of some rashes with initial findings, allergy. *sigh*… she’s ok this time. she had a long hours sleep due to some sedative effect of her anti allergy med.. just can’t help but cry and sigh.. i still feel this trauma when jill got sick last year and i need some prayer and help from above to overcome this. It’s still on my mind.. :'(