What to Pack For Your Hospital Bag – Preparing for Delivery

hospital bag essentials

OK, so this post is a little late for me because I already delivered my baby and even shared my birth story here. However, if you're pregnant and you landed here, then I guess you're like me who likes to do research about pregnancy and baby stuff. Every pregnant woman knows how painful labor and childbirth are. The funny thing though is...

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Posted Date: July 2nd, 2016 by: Hannah IwayMotherhood

Our Second Baby’s Birth Story

Newborn baby first photo

It's been almost 4 years since I gave birth to our first baby and I honestly forgot how real contractions feel like. Since week 33, I started having several contractions in a day. Every time a nurse or doctor would ask me to rate the pain, from 1-10, 10 being the most painful, I always say it's 5. Some mothers might laugh on this figure...

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Posted Date: June 29th, 2016 by: Hannah IwayMotherhood

Filipino Buffet With a Fair Price at Cabalen Restaurant

Cabalen Buffet

I am 37 weeks pregnant currently and I'm finally done with my bedrest, yey! My doctor already gave me a go signal to start walking because my baby's still shy to say hello to the world! During the check-up, I was 2cm dilated, 50% effaced and baby's still floating, she's still at station -3 (refer here for the definition of terms).  Walking...

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Posted Date: May 24th, 2016 by: Hannah IwayFood

Cheap Finds at Toy Kingdom – Tea Set for Children’s Pretend Play

Toy Kingdom Tea Set - 1

Going to a shopping mall with a toddler or kid, most of the time, means spending money! You may end up seeing yourself babysitting inside the playroom, shopping for clothes and accessories in the children's section or walking around for hours inside the Toy Kingdom or Toys R Us. Tiring as it may seem, this is what we enjoy as parents,...

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Posted Date: May 23rd, 2016 by: Hannah IwayKids

Simply J’s – Affordable Eat-All-You-Can Lunch Buffet In Cebu City

Simply J's Eat-all-you-can Lunch Buffet.jpg

I had my scheduled OB check-up last May 14, my doctor checked my cervix and I was shocked to hear from her that I'm already 2cm dilated at 36 weeks. She said baby might come out anytime soon. The moment I heard this, I felt anxious but at the same time excited (I want to give birth right now!!!) and hungry since it's already lunch...

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Posted Date: May 19th, 2016 by: Hannah IwayFood

The 5 Breastfeeding Mistakes I Made

I'm almost near my due date and trust me, my nesting instinct (the urge to clean and organize the house) is nowhere as of the moment. My mind is busy thinking of my situation once my second baby is finally here in my arms - will I be able to successfully breastfeed her? For some mothers, this might not be a big deal but for me, this is...

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Posted Date: May 16th, 2016 by: Hannah IwayMotherhood

Panglao Tropical Villas – Nice Bohol Resort for Family Bonding

illa Vidas - Panglao Tropical Villas

If you're planning to go to Panglao, Bohol for a relaxing beach experience, you'll definitely have lots of choices. I even had a terrible headache when I did the planning for our family vacation last January 2016. As it was scheduled right after Sinulog celebration here in Cebu, most of the beach resorts I contacted were fully booked...

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Posted Date: May 11th, 2016 by: Hannah IwayTravel


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