Moving On

Posted in Home Front, Techie Stuff on 13 October 2007 by Leah

Hi everyone!

We finally have a domain of our own. Please redirect yourselves to our new home in the world wide web. Don’t forget to update your links as well because I will be deleting this blog soon.

Hope to see you there! 😀


Tooth Woes

Posted in Erin Chloe, Family, Home Front, Mommy Diaries on 11 October 2007 by Leah

Erin has been very irritable since yesterday. She did not want to be left alone in her cot and she cried for most of the afternoon. She wanted to be carried and did not allow me to even sit down. She wasn’t hungry either. I was baffled! I did not know anymore what to do to pacify her and I was getting tired already.

So I took a peek at her gums to see if that was the source of her discomfort. And there it was!

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There was a tiny white dot on her gums, which I originally thought was just a food particle. But when I tried to remove it, it would not budge an inch. Now I could conclude that, as of yesterday, she was finally teething! 🙂

The one erupting at the moment is actually her left lateral incisor of her lower jaw, which is unusual as it’s the central ones that usually come out first. I’ll take a picture of it when it’s more prominent.

Now I need to shop around for her own toothbrush and toothpaste. Erin is definitely growing up fast. 🙂


Posted in Aussie Life, Erin Chloe, Family, Home Front on 9 October 2007 by Leah

I love surprises. But, only the pleasant ones, of course! 🙂

This morning, the mailman handed over to me three parcels which came from our relatives in the States (J’s uncle, to be exact).

They were all addressed to J and me, but we knew they were all for the little girl. 🙂

Thank you, Tita A and Tito E for all the wonderful pressies! 🙂

And just when I thought that that was the end of our excitement for the day, I heard another knock on the door. It was the mailman once again. He forgot to drop off a bigger package that was still addressed to us.

And yes, it was again for Erin. This bub sure is getting spoilt! 😀

ENB Award

Posted in Bits and Pieces, Meme on 9 October 2007 by Leah

Era just handed me the Egel Nest Award this weekend. (Thanks Era for choosing me to be a recipient of this award!)

Brad Egel originally created this award and started the egg rolling to pass the love around.

I’m passing this award to:

Book Heaven

Posted in Aussie Life, Books, Family, Mommy Diaries, Shopping on 8 October 2007 by Leah

Ayayay… I am just a weakling when it comes to books, especially when they are on my most wanted list!

Yesterday, we went to Big W to do a little shopping. I had already one book in mind, which I had decided to purchase a week ago after losing it in an auction on eBay. But, lo and behold, we discovered that they were putting up a lot of their books on sale. And I’m not talking itty-bitty discounts here. It was a huge 35% off! I was desperately trying to keep true to my one-book-limit. That is until I saw Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants in the bottom shelf. You see, I have been searching for this book for some time now.

J must have seen the sheer desperation in my eyes, as I kept looking back at the shelves while we were walking away. I was also mumbling that I probably wouldn’t be able to get any sleep at all that night. Finally, he uttered, “Kunin mo na! (Get it already!)”

I was delighted, of course, to hear these words. But I was also ashamed that I had given in, once again, to my addiction. In return, I promised J I’ll stay clear of all those book shops in the coming weeks. Well, I’ll try. Easier said than done! 😛

Scattergories meme

Posted in Bits and Pieces, Meme on 6 October 2007 by Leah

Got this from Kat. I thought it was going to be easy. But it turns out, I had to google a few to help me out on some of the questions. 😛

Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following. They have to be real places, names, things … nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person who nominated you has the same first initial. You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

What is your name? Leah
4-letter word: Love!
Vehicle: Lexus
City: London
Boy Name: Leo
Girl Name: Lauren
Alcoholic drink: love potion # 9
Occupation: librarian, locksmith
Something you wear: locket, lip gloss
Celebrity: Lindsay Lohan
Food: lemon, lettuce, leche flan, lollies
Something found in a bathroom: lotion, lavender soap
Reason for Being Late: late in waking up
Cartoon Character: Linus and Lucy (from Peanuts)
Something You Shout: “Let’s eat!”

Alright, your turn! 🙂

Feast 163

Posted in Bits and Pieces, Meme on 5 October 2007 by Leah

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you look forward to your birthday?
Hmmm… I’d give it a 5. I am indifferent to it because I’ll be turning 32 then. Pretty much ‘not in the calendar,’ as they say! I am looking forward more to Erin’s first birthday, which, occurs, by the way, on the same month.

What is one word you don’t like the sound, spelling, or meaning of?
There are so many words out there so I sought Google’s help to give me a shortlist of possible words. Ok, here is my random pick: furuncle. It sounds weird to me. Its definition? Well, it’s also known as a boil. In Filipino, pigsa! Yuck! 😛

Do you wear sunglasses when you’re outside? If so, what does your current pair look like?
I used to wear a pair before. But now with a little girl who’s keen on grabbing everything in sight, not anymore.

Main Course
If you were to write a book, to whom would you dedicate it?
Definitely, J and Erin. They are the most important people in my life. My world revolves around them.

Name a beverage that you enjoy.
I love iced coffee drinks, especially topped with whipped cream! I refrain from drinking them these days because I am still breastfeeding Erin. So whenever we got to a cafe, I just order a cup of hot choco instead.