Z is 5!

I can’t believe this handsome little boy is now 5 years old!

Photo by Lianne Baccoro
Photo by Lianne Bacorro

Unlike the past 4 years wherein there’s a full production for a birthday celebration, we opted to have pockets of get-together with close relatives. Maybe this is me, still in denial that I HAVE A BIG BOY ALREADY! Kinda hard to accept that my first baby is now an independent little man, wishing for his own bed and is not that clingy to me anymore!

Photo by Lianne Bacorro
Photo by Lianne Bacorro

You will always be Mommy’s favorite son, no matter how old you get. I can’t wait to go on more adventures with you and see the world through your eyes. I’m just so proud of how you are as a big brother to Y, who tests your patience sometimes.

Thank you for always making me cry happy tears, my love. To infinity and beyond.

My Brave Little Z Part 2

Warning: graphic content

Read Part 1 HERE.

So, here’s what happened during Z’s teeth extraction…

He was scheduled for operation at 8 in the morning at Centuria Medical Makati. We were there an hour early but there was no electricity yet as some parts of the building were still under construction. I was worried that Z will throw a tantrum or ask for food (no food or water since he will undergo anesthesia) because we were waiting for so long. I wasn’t too keen on rescheduling everything. It’ll be another day of stress for us. Thankfully, the electricity got restored a little past 8 and everything was a go!

I tried my hardest to keep calm. We were briefed by the pedia anesthesiologists on how they were going to sedate Z. We were assured that he’ll only feel uncomfortable when he smells the sleeping gas and will just go to sleep from there. I’m thankful that they answered all our questions and gave us tips on how to comfort Z when the anesthesia wears off.

Because Centuria is a fairly new hospital, they don’t have scrub suits for kiddie patients yet. Z wore a regular scrub suit but didn’t want to wear the cap. I was relieved that he didn’t resist when we were dressing him up. I carried him to the operating room and sat him down on the dental chair.

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As expected, he resisted in smelling the sleeping gas only because it was a new smell. He was even holding his breath! When he was knocked out, he got an IV line and the anesthesiologists intubated him. When everything was in order, my mom dragged me out of the operating room and we went to have breakfast. She was more anxious than I was!

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After eating breakfast and nursing Y, I went back inside the operating room at around 11:30 am. The crowns were in place and only 1 tooth was left to be extracted. It was a little crushing to see your kid in that situation. It made me think of Caitie and all the other kids who live with needles and wires every day.

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After 6 teeth extraction, 2 fillings, and a silver tooth, Z was wheeled in the recovery area, still sleeping. I asked for Bry to be allowed in so I’ll have help. It was close to 1 pm when he started waking up, crying, asking us to remove something from his mouth. I think his gums were still numb he thought something was blocking it. Blood was still trickling from his mouth but thankfully, he didn’t vomit as what was expected after undergoing general anesthesia. We had to hug him just so he’ll refrain from touching his mouth. When he finished a pack of Dutchmill, that’s when we knew that the medicines were wearing off.

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You’d expect that after a grueling morning, we’d be going home immediately. But no. We still went around Century Mall which was just across the hospital! And there, Z got his prizes (thank you Wowo and Wawa!) and even asked for food! Sadly  (or not!), he was on soft diet so I got him Bono Gelato’s Milo Dino! But he still asked for food so we just ordered pancakes and gave him small pieces to nibble.

I’m just so relieved that everything went well and that Z didn’t have a hard time adjusting now that his front teeth are gone. He even said that he looks like a vampire!

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Now, we always make sure to brush his teeth especially after eating sweets!

I’m grateful for the competent team of dentists and pedia anesthesiologists and hospital staff who took care of us! For those asking, here’s our pedia dentist’s details:

Dra. Crissy Capicoy

BrightSmile Ave. Dental Clinic

Unit 305 McKinley Park Residences, 3rd Avenue, BGC

0920-948.3561

Hooray for my brave little boy! I hope I could muster enough courage to have my teeth checked, haha!

ExpoMom 2016: The Motherhood Journey

One of the things that make being a mommy fun is the events presented by Mommy Mundo. I just realized that Mommy Mundo has been a big part of my mommyhood, I would be lost without it. It’s where I met friends, discovered new products, got blogging gigs and learned that I am never alone in the motherhood journey. I’m super grateful to Janice and the Mommy Mundo staff for always making fun events to attend to. Most of the time, it’s sort of a reunion for the mompreneurs or a first-time meeting of clients and sellers. It’s always fun to see mommy friends and their kids during these events! Sadly, I’ll miss this one but I’m encouraging all the preggy ladies and moms out there to go to Expo Mom 2016!

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Expo Mom will be on April 29-30, 10AM-10PM at the Glorietta Activity Center.

Whatever stage you are in in your motherhood journey, expect something for you at Expo Mom! Entrance is free of charge but any amount of donation will be accepted for the Mommy Mundo MOMSHARE fund which helps Childhope Asia and Alpabasa. It wouldn’t be a mommy event without a breastfeeding and diaper changing area. Toddlers can play at the play area by Mott’s 100% Apple Juice. Everyone is bound to have fun at Expo Mom! Talks, games and raffles will happen throughout the day.

Speaking of prizes, Mommy Mundo wants you to share your #themotherhoodjourney stories so that us moms can learn and be inspired from each other. Through a raffle, chosen moms will win super exciting prizes like a Aprica Stroller worth Php. 24,999.75 or an ETL Learning Book Set that costs almost 50k! Here’s how to join:

  1. Follow Mommy Mundo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  2. Use the icons provided to indicate what stage you are in your motherhood journey. Use the appropriate hashtags when posting.

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3. Post a personal photo with a short story of your motherhood journey on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Make sure your account is set to public until the contest ends on April 30. Tag @mommymundo and @expomom in your post and use the following hashtags: #themotherhoodjourney, #expomom2016, and #mommymundo.

4. Share the Expo Mom 2016 official poster on your social media pages and say that you’re going to @expomom.

* For prizes and other details click HERE.

I’m sad that I’ll miss this event. But you know what?! Mommy Mundo is on the go! And they’re taking Expo Mom all over the Philippines. Check out the poster and save the dates!

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Thank you Mommy Mundo for being a big part of my motherhood journey <3