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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Digital Makeover for The Baby in Between's 1st B-day Party!

The baby in between's 1st birthday is still a month and a half month away, but yeah I'm sooo excited already and I'm thinking about doing my preparations as early as now. And guess where I'd start? It's on her multi-media presentation which will feature all her baby pictures, including the pregnancy test pic, the ultrasound result, and Mommy's pregnancy photos. I'd love to have it played during the party, with of course a beautiful music as background. I'm sure the guests will love it, and it will make the celebration extra special.

But, there's one problem - I'm not as creative as the Roxio Extreme Digital Makeover hosts Chris and Zoey. I definitely need their help on this, just like how they helped the couple - Michael and Monica - on the Wedding Day Crunch episode. I enjoyed watching the episode myself because from the creation up to the preview of the multimedia show, Chris and Zoey definitely did a great job of turning the shoeboxes of photos into an engaging presentation.

Oh, how I wish I can have a digital makeover for the baby in between's 1st birthday party! I might as well join their contest, don't you think?

How about you, do you need a digital makeover yourself? Why don't you watch the show and enter the contest? Not only you'll have a great digital makeover, but you'll also get a chance to win exciting digital goodies. So join now!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Weekend To-Do's

One great weekend is coming up! After a stressful week, I guess I deserve a little break for two days. Hmmm, I'm thinking what's my weekend to-do list includes this time:

1. Go out with colleagues and friends tonight.
2. Play with the baby in between and her new friend, Doggie.
3. Go window shopping.
4. Clean the house with Rose (the nanny).
5. Visit a friend on Monday.
6. Watch a movie (HBO, Cinemaone, or Star Movies).

Hmmm...What else? I could not think of any thing more, except that I'd try to be away from the laptop at least just for this weekend. It's as if I've been breathing the Internet the whole week, so a few days away might help me freshen up my mind.

So, happy weekend!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Love Our Smiles

I so love this picture of the baby in between and me. Simply look at our smiles, and you'll know why. I'm really loving her more and more each day. She's my little angel, my adorable baby girl. And I really thank God for giving her to me.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

This is IT!

Finally, I found the time to set up The Baby in Between's newest layout courtesy of none other than - tadaann...Ate Carlota of Dashing Smiles...(Clapping) I know, you've all been waiting for this, since you guys have contributed a lot for this customized layout. I do apologize if it took me so long to thank all of you who voted for The Baby in Between. I know, it's too lame of an excuse if I say that I was so busy the past days, that's why. But needless to say, I'm here now and extending my warmest thanks to all those who voted.

So, THIS IS IT! I hope you like the new look of The Baby in Between. I'd be glad to read your feedbacks on this, and if you have any more suggestions, feel free to leave them here. Again, thanks to all and many thanks to you Ate Carlota. More power!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

I Love Your Blog Award

Got this tag from Jhelea. Sis, super-duper thanks for this one. You know very well that I do love your blog too.

Here are the rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated.

Now, let me give this award to the seven blogs that I love so much.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Surveys First

Okay, time for some surveys first. I'm a little bit busy lately, so no ample time for me to create posts for you guys. Here, let me share these surveys first.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mommy and Baby Pictorial on a Sunday

Sunday is bonding time for Baby Gaby and me. So, I set aside a couple of my freelance works and spend quality time with her instead. As soon as I get hold of the camera, I started taking pictures of her. Here let me show you some:

And now with Mommy:

Now that the baby in between is here with me, no more lonely and boring Sundays for me. With her beside me, metropolis life becomes a lot easier and more fun. 'Til next Mommy and Baby Pictorial! :-)

Saturday, September 6, 2008 is the Answer

I've always wanted to buy stuff from US like a new digicam, laptop, or simply baby stuff like toys and clothes for the baby in between. But since I'm here in the Philippines, I find it impractical to buy from a US online store. Why? Because first, international shipping rate is of high cost and second, it's either the online store does not ship internationally or it accepts only US credit cards. So, the end result: I settle on buying from a local online store here in the Philippines instead.

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Sometimes, I'm wondering what is right between these two: Loving means holding on OR loving means letting go. I've been thinking about these for quite some time now, and until now the answer is still vague. I'm torn between the idea of having a complete family yet losing my self-respect in the end or loving myself more but end up having a broken family. I don't really know what's the right decision or path for me to take. All I know is that the situation has become too complicated and that my opinions seem not to matter anymore.

For so many times, I've let him decide on things, and let myself obey first without complaining. I even feel as if I'm in a military camp wherein when the upper class says you do this or do that, there's no room for me to complain but instead keep only one word in mind - and that is to OBEY. It's too suffocating, it's damn too stressful! I know, I can do better than simply obey and suffer the consequences in the end. I am human, I'm not a puppet! I have a voice, a mind of my own, and above all, I have feelings too.

But I ask myself, then what am I doing sitting here, waiting, holding on, and letting him control me in such a way that I'm starting to lose my self-respect and confidence? Am I being too dumb trying to hold on just because of my ultimate dream to have a complete family? Everything seems to be hopeless now, in spite of my efforts to fix every problem that he lets me go through. And my words are becoming so useless; my part in the decision-making process seem not to matter at all. Am I really a WIFE? Or am I more of a PUPPET?

Do I still make any sense here? Darn, why do I even have to compare myself into an inanimate object? I just don't understand why he doesn't want to listen to me. He wants me to follow everything that he says yet when people are already saying bad things about me, he could not even protect me. I always believe that in every family, the father or the husband should always be the one to protect his wife and his family as a whole. But in our case, this seems to be not applicable. Why? Because he protects his other "so-called family" more rather than us who will be there for him through thick and thin. He doesn't want them to be bothered that's why he kept all his transaction with them secret from the rest of the family, but with me, he wants me to be in the frontline, to obey everything he says with no questions asked, and when problem comes, I should be able to handle and face them alone. Or worse, keep my mouth shut and act as if I didn't see or hear anything bad.

I'm tired really of understanding everything. Why can't he be more open-minded and listen to what I say? I AM HIS WIFE! But am I really?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Web Hosting Disappointment No More

When I bought my own domain name a month ago, I didn't really have a concrete idea as to how to go about hosting it. So, what I did is that I surf the Internet for info on which web hosting site can give me the best hosting service that I need.

But you know what, after purchasing a hosting service from one provider, I ended up canceling my account with them after encountering so many problems setting up my own domain name. I was so frustrated during that time. If only I have found out about this web hosting rating site earlier, I would have been saved from so much hassle and disappointment. provides detailed web hosting reviews, so it would have been easier for me to choose from the top 10 web hosting providers. They also provide web hosting articles and tutorials like how to find a secure web host and how to secure multiple domains. This way, newbies in the web hosting service like me will find it less complicated to have our own domain names running.

Boy I’m really glad that I come across this site. Although I already got a hosting provider, well I can always take a look at this site to find the best hosting providers around.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

August Top Entrecard Droppers

Well, it's the start of the month again and yes, it's "ber" month now. But before I bid bye-bye to August and say hello to September, let me say thanks first to my Top 10 Entrecard droppers for August. I do appreciate you guys droppin' by my site from time to time. I hope you'll keep comin' back and check my updates.

In My Kitchen
My Trips
Happy Thoughts, Happy Tot
Call Center Gal
Blessed With Grace
Swept Away.
Unpredictable Life
Simple Married Life
The Pond

Again many thanks to you!