Monday, August 30, 2010

MM: Baby

I watched Rated K, a local TV show last night and the show's topic for the night was all about babies. I just can't believe that Jiro Manio, a once very good child actor, fathered a child at the age of 16! What a young age to carry a very big responsibility. Anyway, Justin Bieber and this song was also featured. Indeed, this song and it's video has become popular with more than 300 million viewers!

Enjoy and Happy Music Monday!




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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Never Shake A Baby

As much as possible, I take care of my babies myself.   I am never confident to leave them to the care of a yaya/nanny/caregiver.  You can't blame me as I have heard a lot of stories regarding them and child abuse which often results to illnesses.  One of them and the most I am afraid of is Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Shaken Baby Syndrome or SBS is a form of child abuse wherein infants of less than 2 years of age are the hapless victims.  Ir is caused by vigorously shaking an infant with or without impact of the head, often in anger, to get a child to stop from crying or whining.



A baby's brain and the blood vessels connecting the skull to the brain are fragile and vulnerable to whiplash motions like shaking, jolting, jerking and impact.  The neck muscles of a small child is weak and the head is relatively heavy and the child's neck cannot support the stress of shaking. Consequently, when shaken, the head would bounce back and forth that could cause swelling, bruising, and bleeding which can lead to blindness, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, spinal cord injury, hearing loss, irreversible brain damage or even death.


Symptoms to look out for SBS include poor feeding or eating, difficulty in breathing, pale or bluish skin, extreme irritability, vomiting, seizures or spasms, poor sucking or swallowing, no smiling or vocalization, unable to lift or turn head, pupils unresponsive to light and blood pooling in the eyes.  It is important to seek immediate medical attention upon noticing any or all of the above symptoms to avoid serious complications and even death. Be sure to tell the doctor or the pediatrician if SBS is suspected.

Anger, frustration and losing one's control when the baby is crying are the major culprits why the baby is shaken.  There are reasons why a baby cries. To prevent him from crying, always see to it that his basic needs are met.  Make sure he is not hungry, has not pooped, has burped and is not too hot or cold.  If he still continues to cry despite these, try soothing the baby by rubbing his back or tummy.  You may also rock the baby, give him a pacifier or teether, shake a rattle for him, take him for a walk or put some soft music and sing to him.  If all else fails, call a doctor.  If you get angry or frustrated, put the baby in a safe place and take a break.  Call a friend to take care of the baby while you let the steam out.


It really is tragic that thousands of sweet, adorable and innocent babies are victims of these disabilities just because of the parents' or caregivers' ignorance of the dangers associated with Shaken Baby Syndrome.  Many are still unaware of this.  Spread the word.  Have pity on them.  Never ever shake the baby.


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: We Love Violet

Me, Chezelle and her pal Violet

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Hello and Welcome, Xyrus Noam

My younger sister next to me finally gave birth to her second baby, a bouncing, healthy 7.1 lb baby boy last August 17 at 6:10 in the morning. She called me the day before that and told me that anytime soon the baby is coming. Hours later my mom sent me a text message saying that my sister is playing bubbles while waiting for her contractions. LOL. What a playful way to pass the time! Anyway, I'm glad my long awaited nephew finally came out. Too bad, I can't carry him in my loving arms as I am a thousand miles away from them. For the meantime, I am contenting myself looking at the few pictures she posted.  Watch out for auntie, Xyrus Noam, I will surely pinch that chubby cheeks of yours!

Baby Xyrus Noam
Kuya Zyle Nolan and Baby Xyrus Noam
sister Rina and baby Xyrus

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

July 2010 Top First Commenter

As always, my deepest gratitude to all the commenters here most especially to the Top First Commenters for July.  Here they are:

Mariuca will receive 1000 entrecard credit and 1 month ad spot.  Congratulations!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Relatives?



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Monday, August 16, 2010

MM: Skeleton Dance

Okay, I hate to admit this but I think I really am getting old. I have been suffering a pain in my knee joint, an ailment mostly experienced by old age. My friends said that I just need a little exercise. Do you think this dance will do?
Perhaps you can join me tomorrow, then? As of now, I am so tired that I really need to hit the sack.

Good night. I promise to visit and catch up with your blogs tomorrow. Happy Music Monday!





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Friday, August 13, 2010

Fluffy Friday #4: Unknown Doggy

I met this fluffy doggy on my sister's in-law's house when I went to visit her last time. Unfortunately, I just can't remember his name. Can you blame me? He is just way so cute that all that registered on my sloppy mind is how cute he is. Blame it on this fluffy dog.


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Angel and Superman

My sister, Rina and nephew, Zyle Nolan

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Little Angel At Seven Months

Last Sunday, my little angel celebrated her seventh month birthday.  She is getting a lot more lovable each day.  When she's asked if she's ugly, she would shake her head.  When asked if pretty, she would also shake her head. When asked with something answerable by yes or no, she only shakes her head. LOL. She can now wave goodbye to her older siblings when they would set off for school and can kiss us with an open mouth. She can now say mama and papa and hubby gets ecstatic every time she calls him.  And as always, I don't have sleepless nights because she can sleep through the night.  By the way, she now has teeth!


Here's more of her milestones:

  • starts crawling or lunges forward
  • starts to combine syllables ( she's becoming more talkative )
  • gets upset if  a toy or something she's playing with will be taken away
  • separation and stranger anxiety
  • passes objects from one hand to another
  • plays peek-a-boo
  • bangs objects together


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Monday, August 9, 2010

MM: I Like To Move It

When I fetch Charlton on his school last Friday, I saw him together with his schoolmates grooving to this. It is really so cute to watch preschoolers dance. Come on, move it! Smiley

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Link Exchange Project

I am joining Vernz A TEACHER’S LINK EXCHANGE PROJECT and I am inviting you to join us as well.

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1) Make a blog post of this project with an anchor text  'A TEACHER’S LINK EXCHANGE PROJECT' linking to this post.
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4) Fill up the form with your valid email address and blog URL.

Click the badge for more info.  See you!


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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Bubble Up



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Monday, August 2, 2010

MM: Pretty Girl

I also like them because they are so cute and pretty. Happy Music Monday!

Check out: Kara - We're With You


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Sunday, August 1, 2010

July 2010 Top Droppers

A million thanks to my top droppers for July. Likewise, I would like to thank those who continued to drop but didn't make it on my list. Hopefully, you'll make it on my list next month and me on your lists as well.

Top Dropper will receive 1000 entrecard credits and 1 month ad spot. Congratulations!


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