My birthday was last Tuesday and it’s almost one week of being 33. A lot of things happened this week — both good and bad.
This week, Zeeka had colds and cough. Kakainis! This was the first time she has ever gotten colds and cough. My pedia cousin though said that this is normal. During the first six months, she tells me, the baby still has the antibodies that she got from the mother. It’s during the 6 month that the immune system of the baby weakens.
I hated seeing her suffer. It was actually worse than the hand, foot and mouth disease that she had. I didn’t see her suffer like this during that time. For babies, you really need to use an aspirator since they still don’t know how to breathe through their mouth. Baby Zeeka would scream and shout when I would try to suck out all the mucus out of her nose. Huhuhu! I also gave her Disudrin (o.5 mL) three times a day and she also had to take anti-biotics, Pediamox (1.2mL), three times a day. She is still not done taking her antibiotics. Poor girl!
At least, she’s better now. She felt better during my birthday, too, so we got to go out. Check out our matching outfits during that day.
Dada Ej treated me and Zeeka (and yaya) to breakfast at Early Bird Breakfast Club. I would normally sleep until late when I plan ‘not to work’ on certain days, but since it was my birthday, it was too fabulous a day to waste. I wanted to start the day early. I had an amazing breakfast too of fish cooked in lemon garlic sauce. After breakfast, we then had coffee at Figaro, which was just a few steps away.
I then left Baby Zeeka first at home, so she could sleep while EJ and I went to mass with my parents. After mass, we picked up our little girl and headed straight to SM Aura where we ate at Tamarind, the Thai restaurant on the 5th level. It was the birthday treat of my parents. AFter lunch, we headed straight to Starbucks, where we had coffee and where we saw Dominic Ochoa. He was a pleasant and down-to-earth guy. He willingly had a picture taken with Zeeka (or rather, Zeeka willingly had her picture taken with him… haha!).
Another highlight of the week was that we got to have another run of the Yes Mommy workshop at Medele House. Yey! This workshop seems to be an annual event/workshop already. Of course, I would like to thank all those who attended and to Unilab for Co-sponsoring the event. BTW, I found this love for Disudrin (as mentioned above). It really helped Baby Zeeka get through her colds.
Other highlights were…
I finally got to try Bronuts! I will create a review of this in my other blog, ManilaReviews.com.
My little girl started crawling ‘forward’ already. She usually crawls backwards. Also, check out how strong she is already. She can stand by just holding her hands!
I again opened another account for Baby Zeeka. It was a In Trust account for her. I already have account number one for her where savings will be kept (cash gifts for her birthday). This account number two will actually be mommy and daddy’s disbursement account for Baby Z’s expenses, like her birthday, etc.
Christmas came very early this year! I already have our tree up. This is our very first Christmas tree as a family so I was excited to set it up. And guess what, I was the one who set it up since EJ was down with flu. The tree was a gift from Mommy Beth and Daddy Vic. I then bought the lights and the christmas balls from SM department store in SM Aura. I chose the pink and silver balls since it reminded me of Zeeka. She loves the color pink and she loves mirrors.
And my last highlight is that I got to book the venue for Baby Zeeka’s first birthday already 🙂 We will have it at the clubhouse in Urdaneta Village.
So you see! It was a really eventful birthday week for me. This is the reason why it is only now that I got to write this post. How about you? How are you?
What a wrap up of activities. Great accomplishments Mommy Ginger. I felt sad with your kid. My 2 kids are down with flu too. Hope virus will shoo away very soon
Oh no! I know of a lot of mommies panicking since their babies/children have flu. I hope your kids recover soon! 🙂