Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Decoding Your Baby's Cries—all Six of 'em!

The following article from What to Expect
helps me a lot since I have a 3 month old baby boy. I'd like to share this pointers to my fellow mommy bloggers, this can help a lot!

Crying is your baby's only means of communication. Here are some "crib" notes to help you find out what your baby may be saying.

It's too bad babies don't come with instruction manuals. It would make parenting these early weeks a whole lot easier — wouldn't it? Actually, your baby is trying to give you some subliminal clues to help out. Since she can't tell you what she needs with words — "Hey, got a gas bubble over here!" — she relies on an array of whimpers, cries, and all-out screams to get your attention. You just have to crack the crying code to know what she's saying. Here's a cheat sheet to help clue you in:

* I'm hungry: Listen and look for a rhythmic, repetitive cry, combined with other signals such as rooting for the breast or sucking her fingers.

* I'm tired: You'll hear a cry that starts slowly and builds in intensity and is accompanied by yawns or eye-rubs.

* I'm stressed out: Get ready for a fussy, whiny cry; she may try to turn her head or body away from overstimulating sights or sounds.

* I've got colic: You'll likely know it by the intense screams, accompanied by fidgeting movements; often occurs in the late afternoon or evening.

* I'm in pain here: Listen for a loud, intense, out-of-the-ordinary cry that comes on suddenly (at a time or in a way that's unusual for your baby).

* I'm not feeling so well: You'll hear soft whimpers; usually very different from her normal cries.

A lot of trial and error and time with your baby may help you break her particular code (although some infants are quite inconsistent about their cries, thwarting your attempts to read them). Having a repetitive routine can also help. If your baby's day falls into a pattern of feeding, then a period of alert play, followed by sleep, knowing where you are in the cycle can help you determine quickly what your little one needs. If she has a full belly and an empty diaper, she may be ready for a nap or need a cuddle.


Saturday, April 26, 2008

How Strong Is Your Relatioship With Your Guy?

I saw this quiz from Annie's Blog. Out of curiosity I took it to check how is my relationship with hubby is going. Well, here's my result....

Your Relationship is Strong

You've built the foundation of a great relationship, and it would take a lot to shake it.

Through good communication and respect, you have a true love that can last a lifetime.

It is still strong as ever! Wow! Being married for 7 years is not easy. We have our own ups and downs like other couples but I am so grateful that after all these years he is still understanding as ever and still truly respecting whatever it is that is running in my mind.

I know and I feel that we will grow old together, we'll be happy to see our kids grow someday, we will still holding each other's hand while walking and we will still love each other no matter what the future is instore for us.

I love you honey! thanks for being with me all these years.


Friday, April 25, 2008

I got a rose!!!!!

Just got this rose from LIRA

Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness Lira! God Bless YOU!

and now I'm giving this rose to my blogger friends....



Feast One Hundred and Eighty Eight

My Feast Is Now Served

Name something you would categorize as weird.

- I think I can name someone who is weird.... it's Michael Jackson, need I say more? hahaha!

What color was the last piece of food you ate?

-Violet.... I ate Taro Sticks for breakfast

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy being alone?

-6, I dont want to be alone most of the time

Main Course
Fill in the blank: I will _________ vote for ___________ in _______.

-I will not vote for corrupt people in 2010

Describe your sleeping habits.

-I dont have any extraordinary habits when I sleep except that I cannot have a good and long sleep without my hubby beside me

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Blog Makeover

It's been awhile since my last post...

I've been thinking of giving my blog a make over. I'm just wondering when can I do it? I've been busy with the kids these past few days.

I've been looking and searching for a nice template, a template that will fit my blog and all of it's content.

Will somebody help me find a cool new template for my blog? and as much as possible I want it for free.... hehehe!


Saturday, April 19, 2008

quiz, quizzes

It's past midnight, hubby and the kids are all sleeping. I am not yet sleepy and I thought of answering questions/quizzes to post here. so here they go....

What's Your Best Quality?
Your Result: Intelligence

Your best quality is intelligence! People like you because you are smart and always make the right decision. Your intelligence also helps you handle tough situations.

Sense of Humor
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How Old Do You Act?
Your Result: You're just your age

You look and act your age. Like Josh Hutcherson and Hayden Pantierre. Your friends love that you keep things current and fresh, and guys/girls love your chilled attitude. You are perfectly balanced.

You're mature
You're a kid at heart
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Your Slogan Should Be

Have You Ever had a Bad Time in Tricia?

You Belong in the Silent Generation

You fit in best with people born between 1925 and 1942.

You are a person of high values and character.

Family, your country, loyalty, and hard work all important to you.

You are willing to do what's right, even when it's difficult.

I think that's all for now... gotta go to sleep coz I know I'll be up a couple of hours from now to feed my baby Liam.

GOODNIGHT and till my next post

Friday, April 18, 2008

Feast One Hundred and Eighty Seven

Name a color you find soothing.

-I think it would be light blue... Since it's the color of the sky and the sea I find this color very soothing and relaxing

Using 20 or less words, describe your first driving experience.

-Would you believe that at my age I still don't know how to drive? poor me! :(

What material is your favorite item of clothing made out of?


Main Course
Who is a great singer or musician who, if they were to come to your town for a concert, you would spend the night outside waiting for tickets to see?

-It would still be the king of pop, Michael Jackson... I watched his concert... if my memory serves me right, in 1996 which was held at Paranaque City. I wouldnt mind waiting again just to see his concert... i know it'll be worth it.

What is the most frequent letter of the alphabet in your whole name (first, middle, maiden, last, etc.)?

-My name is Tricia Mazo Galvez so the most frequent letter would be "A"

The Feast is up again.... click HERE for it's main site


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Charice Pempengco in Oprah

Here's the teaser of the 'YOU TUBE DIVA', Charice Pempengco's guesting in OPRAH this coming May 8....

I can't wait to watch this....


Tuesday, April 15, 2008


To my best buddy for more than 20 long years...


happy birthday


Monday, April 14, 2008

Stress Relievers

Stress Reliever # 1
Wife : You always carry my photo in your handbag to the office. Why?
Hubby : When there is a problem, no matter how impossible, I look at your
picture and the problem disappears.
Wife : You see, how miraculous and powerful I am for you?
Hubby : Yes, I see your picture and say to myself, 'What other problem can
there be greater than this one?'

Stress Reliever # 2
Girl: When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and
lighten your burden.
Boy: It's very kind of you, darling, But I don't have any worries or
Girl: Well that's because we aren't married yet.
Stress Reliever # 3
Son: Mom, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to give
up my seat to a lady.
Mom: Well, you have done the right thing.
Son: But mum, I was sitting on daddy's lap.
Stress Reliever # 4
Wife to husband: 'What's your excuse for coming home at this time of the
Husband to wife: 'Golfing with friends, my dear.'
Wife to husband: 'What? At 2 am?!'
Husband to wife: 'Yes, We used night clubs.'
Stress Reliever # 5
Father to son after exam: 'let me see your report card.'
Son: 'My friend just borrowed it. He wants to scare his parents.'
Stress Reliever # 6
A teacher asked her class for sentences using the word 'beans'..
'My father grows beans,' said one student.
'My father cooks beans,' said another.
Then little Johnny spoke up: 'We are all human beans.'
Stress Reliever # 7
Interviewer to Millionaire: 'To whom do you owe your success as a
millionaire to?'
Millionaire: 'I owe everything to my wife.'
Interviewer: 'Wow, she must be some woman. What were you before you married her?'
Millionaire: 'A Billionaire'
Stress Reliever # 8
Girl to her boyfriend: One kiss and I'll be yours forever.
The guy replies: Thanks for the warning.
Stress Reliever # 9
A husband was asked: Do you talk to your wife after sex?
He replied: Depends, if I can find a phone.
Stress Reliever # 10
Man to wife on wedding night: Are you sure I'm the first man you are
sleeping with?
Wife replied: Of course honey, I stayed awake with all the others!
Stress Reliever # 11
Why did they stop printing PAMELA ANDERSON stamps in the U.S.?
Answer: Because people started licking the wrong side.
Stress Reliever # 12
A wife asked her husband: What do you like most in me - my pretty face or
my sexy body?
He looked at her from head to toe and replied: I like your sense of humor.
Stress Reliever # 13
Doctor to his lady patient: You look terribly weak and exhausted!
Are you having your meals three times a day as I have advised?
Lady replied: Doctor, I thought you said three males a day.


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Congratulations ANNA!

My cousin Anna just graduated from college last Friday. She finished Nursing at Southville International School. After her graduation the whole family went at Congo Grill for dinner. I love their "KARE-KARE" and "SISIG"! We ate till we drop! hahaha!

Anyway, It's beew awhile since I spent time with my cousins. We may not be complete ( Cousin Jandell is still at the office, Ella and Lc still in Dubai) but we are happy seeing each other once again and making kulit each other once again. The closeness is still there and I still love them dearly.

Here's some pictures taken last Friday at Congo Grill Alabang.

AND LASTLY.... to my cousin ANNA, the family is so proud of you!


The Kind of Friend that I am

You Are a Good Friend Because You're Loyal

You stick with your friends no matter what, even if you feel like they're doing the wrong thing.

You believe in letting people figure out their own path in life. It's not your place to interfere.

And part of your loyalty means that you'll do a lot for your friends. You definitely go the extra mile.

You'll even do great things for friends without them asking. After all, that's what friendship is all about.

You are truly a friend for life. And you have friends you've known since you were a kid.

Your friends can count on you to do a favor, remember a birthday, or just be there to listen.

Your friends need you most when: They can't turn to anyone else

You really can't be friends with: Fickle people who change friends quickly

Your friendship quote: "Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows."

100% TRUE!!!!!


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Friday, April 11, 2008

The chef is busy

No Friday's Feast for today. The Chef will be back on the 18th of April


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

How to remove cough in children

How to stop cough in 5 minutes!!

WOW! How many times i had a cough. How come I never
knew this? I can't wait for my next cough. Amazing!

READ IT ALL. It works 100 percent of the time, although the
scientists at the Canada Research council (who discovered it) aren't sure why.

Treatment :
To stop nighttime coughing in a child (or an adult, as we found out personally), put Vicks Vapor Rub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime and then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about five minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. This works 100 percent of the time, and is more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly. I heard the head of the Canada Research Council describe these findings on the part of their scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness and usage of prescription cough medicines in children, as compared to alternative therapies like acupressure. I just happened to tune in to a.m. Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of these strong drugs, so I listened. It was a surprising finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, and in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly.. My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks
ago, and it worked 100 percent! She said it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her. The coughing stopped in a few minutes, and believe me this was a deep (incredibly annoying!) every few seconds, uncontrollable cough and she slept cough-free for hours every night she used it. If you have children or grandchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed by the effect.

To all the mommies out there why dont we give this tip a try.... I hope it'll work for my children and your children too. Thanks to my sister in law for passing this email to me.


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