Wednesday, July 29, 2009

B-day Tantrums & LQ with Hubby

Firstly, I wanted to thank every single soul who remembered, greeted, texted, emailed, dropped messages on my fb wall - thank you all sooooo much!! Special thanks to my sister who baked me some crinkles even if I just got the pictures of 'em :o) and to my friends at work & old colleagues, who paid for my lunch at Famous Dave's - thanks again!!!! It was nice to hangout with them after sooo long :o)

Anyways, I had a good birthday yesterday. I'm old but came with the age are tons of blessings to be thankful of. I don't have the right to complain at all.

That being said, you might be asking, sooo what's up with the title of my post then???


I didn't want to blog about this however, I just needed some outlet to release a bit of my heartache (ha, sounds serious, huh?).

LQ, btw, means Lovers Quarrel (I'm not sure if it's coined from the Phils, but most Filipinos do understand when we say LQ).

Anyways, so, we (with hubby, mamsy, baby) went to Claim Jumper in Tempe for dinner last night. It wasn't too crowded when we got there so when the hostess seated us on a 4-chair table, I asked her if she could find us a booth instead (much easier if you have a baby in a car seat in tow). So she agreed and told me she'd find one for us. After a few minutes, she came back and seated us somewhere at the back. I think that section of the restaurant wasn't open that time so we're the only "diners" in that area.

I wasn't too happy, firstly because the A/C wasn't working in that area so it was dang warm. Secondly, when I asked my darling hubby if he could ask for us to be seated somewhere else, I was discombobulated when he said - "It's ok, it's not that bad.. we might end up having to wait longer if we ask them to find us another booth".

I admit, usually have a very short fuse, so after hearing him say that, I felt that my blood went up high to my head. It already irritated me when the hostess seated us in a sub par area. But what irritated me the most was that my hubby - the father of my baby, my supposed-to-be-knight-in-shining-armor, the defender of my tiny universe-- just accepted the fact that we were short-changed!!!!! Grrrr.

I soooo hate it when people just let things happen to them and not do anything to get the situation fixed. Grrrrr.

That time, I knew it's all up to me so I got up and talked to one of the crews and asked them if they could find us a decent table. Goodness, how hard was that???? In less than a few minutes, the manager came to our table, found us another booth, apologized and got things going!!!!!

Now why do I have to be the one to do that???? Isn't that supposed to be a guy's thing????? Am I expecting too much from my husband???? Am I over-reacting????!!!!!

So during the entire evening, I didn't speak a word to my husband. Ignore galore!!!!!! I might have went too far but he didn't even bother asking me what's wrong, so.. whatever! I went early to bed last night, so even up this morning, we haven't really spoken. I didn't prep his breakfast and lunch, so I'm guessing he's getting the picture that we're not in "good" terms at this very moment.

I'm sure he's clueless as to what he's done why I'm acting like this. Not too surprising cuz guys are always clueless anyways when it comes to reading us gals.

Oh well... what a day!!!

PS: On a not-so-frustrating note... before we left the restaurant, the manager, came to us again and apologized. He gave us a 6-layer slice of their infamous Motherload Chocolate Cake as a token of them being sorry for what had happened. I think it was hubby who talked to the manager before we left and demanded for further apology so he came by and personally apologized to me. He doesn't have to, but I appreciated the gesture.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Anikka at 5 months!

I used to cringe everytime I see parents having to celebrate their baby's monthly birthdays (meaning, getting him/her a cake, cook tonsa food, kinda like a real birthday celebration). I thought it's a bit too much, kinda like spoiling the baby at an early age. Of course, that was before I had my own baby... ha!

Now, I thought every month is a milestone for my baby so therefore it calls for a simple "thanksgiving" for me and my immediate family. Since mamsy came here to stay with us from the Philippines, we started our own mini-celebration as well. Nothing fancy but we always make sure we cook something noodly (for long life) everytime.

So, for my bebe's 5th, here are some pics we took of her. She's getting bigger and more active (Thank You Jesus). She's catching up on her growth chart that she can now fit into 6-9 months size clothing. She can also "stand" in all fours now, getting ready to creep.

To our Anikka, Mikka, Aniks, Ikang (sounds ugly but this is how her grandpa lovingly calls his "apo"), happy happy happy 5th month to you sweetie!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Separation Anxiety & Jealousy...

Last 4th of July, a good friend of ours invited us over for dinner. With me came the entire enchalada in my household including my baby Mikka. I figured it's high time for her to socialize since we only get to bring her either to the mall or to Sunday church.

Everything's doing great in the beginning (she was happily interacting with everyone) until when we were about to start dinner. She was asleep so my dear friend Ate C, put her in their room and she asked her eldest son J to watch over the kiddo.

After a few minutes, we heard the kiddo crying. We immediately went and checked to comfort her however, she was inconsolably shrieking into tears. We've never seen her that upset... I figured she must have been scared that she was left alone with no mommy, daddy and grandma in sight. Ohhh poor thing.

I didn't realize babies this young (she was just about 17 weeks back then) already could develop this behavioral milestone (separation anxiety)...

The sad part though was that when I tried to hold her in my arms, the more she cried. She did a bit better on my mom's arms. Haaay... I was definitely definitely upset and jealous. I was beginning to think that maybe my baby no longer knows that I'm her mom since her grandma spends more time with her these days as I go to work :o(

"Aray ko!!" (Ouch!). I cried that night.

Took me sometime to get over with. Well, really, I haven't...

Anyhoo, this is exactly the same reason why I wanted to bring her up close to family so she can mingle with different faces.. some friends do come over to our house to visit, however, it has a different impact on her when she's in someone else's house. But with hubby's family in Hawaii and mine's in the Philippines, I have no idea how would this "idealistic" setup would come into fruition.

Oh well...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mikka's Giggling :o)

Mamsy's trying to make Mikka laugh, haha :o) SOooo funny, checkout this clip

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Then and now...

Her first pictures were taken July 17, 2008, our first ultrasound...
A year later, this is her... at 19 weeks with her lola
I still can't believe I became a vehicle of a miracle... I love my Anik-anik :o)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


this would definitely fit my harajuku baby... i'm soooo excited to get her one of this...

my mom calls my Mikka "Japonessa" sometimes. i thought it's funny. she does look Japanese-y, huh?? she got her dad's fair skin (thank goodness) and facial features :o) though hubby could easily pass as a Filipino, I could still make-out his Okinawan features.

anyhoo, i'd post a pic here when i finally get to convince myself that $25 for a baby shirt is worth it... but it just looks sooooo cute!!!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Which one to eat????

My bebe's sooooo funny on this video, hahah! She was distracted and can't decide which toy to put into her mouth. Goodness, she's been wanting to eat almost anything she can grab...

Hubby and I both can't get enough of this video, aheeeeee :o) Sooooo funny my sweetheart...

My Goku and Harajuku Baby

Nothing to do on Father's day since mommy gotta work so daddy and the little kiddo had the whole day hanging out...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's been a year....

About same date last year, we found out that we were pregnant...

And now, we have her... the "bungisngis" (like the dad) and the impatient (like the mom) Anikka Marishi @ 4months... my 13lbs & 12 oz bebe who poops and toots like nobody's business, haha!

Love you bebe!!!!!


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