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Dirk Ludwig's Mom

♥ I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me Mama ♥

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Paracetamol hypersensitivity + Mild Pneumonia

Last June 24, 2013, my little man was admitted to the hospital due to allergic reaction from Paracetmol. Paracetamol is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. I let Dirk have a dose of it because he had a fever a night before he was admitted. I blame myself of what happened because I never thought that paracetamol can have a bad effect on my son. Who would expect that this kind of medicine that seems to be present on our home will have a bad reaction to my little boy?

Rashes were all over his body and the most dangerous effect was my son was having hard time breathing. He was given an oxygen support for 24 hours. All lab tests was done to ensure what is his current condition, aside from the Paracetamol Hypersensitivity, he also had mild pneumonia. Mild pneumonia is a respiratory infection that causes a swelling of the lungs (caused by bacteria) and also known as "walking" pneumonia.

I am really worried about this condition of my son. I don’t have an idea where did these bacteria come from. Dirk’s Lola is very careful in taking good care of him. This really served as an eye opener for me.

As of the moment, our little man is recovering and is still taking his medication at home. To all who prayed for Dirk, Thank you so much and Godbless you all. ♥

Saturday, June 22, 2013

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dirk Loves Jungle Junction

At Dirk’s young age, he is truly having fun watching different shows from different TV channels. In this case, I am very much careful on the shows that he is watching and honestly I can’t really monitor it especially I am working. I am thankful because my Mom chooses Disney Channel shows for our little toddler. One of my little man’s favorite is Jungle Junction.

♥ Jungle Junction ♥
It is a series created by Trevor Ricketts. It features animals "with wheels instead of feet" who journeys around a hidden jungle with its own town and highway system. These animals on wheels spend their day cruising around the jungle, helping & solving their friends with different problems, discovering new things on their surroundings and most importantly, able to learn lessons from the things they are doing. The values of friendship and team work are apparent on this show.

Here are the main characters that Dirk really enjoys watching and always causes him to giggle:

• Zooter: the lively pink pig jungle messenger on wheels who loves to sing.

• Ellyvan: the blue elephant van who carries deliveries for his friends around the jungle. He is Zooter’s best buddy.

• Bungo: the yellow rabbit on wheels who is good at geography & loves to make street signs and put them all over the jungle. He also leaps as high as his height.

• Taxicrab: the crab on wheels that loves to dance and makes the yummiest smoothies in the jungle.

• Crocker: the crocodile fire chief with a yellow hat. Always alert on times of troubles.

• Miss Jolly: the zebra on wheels school teacher. She wears eye glasses and spent most of the time teaching the beetlebugs.

• Beetlebugs: the cute junior wheelers.

• Toadhog : the toad on wheels that loves worms and fifi flies.

• Bobby : the toucan police officer on wheels.

Hope your little ones also love Jungle Junction same as my Little Man does.♥

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy Quotes

Living a blissful & having a positive outlook in life is one my ultimate goal. I love to read quotes from different sources; it serves guidance for me to start my day right most especially that I am surrounded with co-employees that I need to deal everyday (listening to their personal and professional concerns).

Aside from reading love quotes, Happiness and inspirational quotes are my favorite. Here are some those I want to share with you with their respective author.

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  - Marcel Proust

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”  -  Dr. Seuss

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”  - Mahatma Gandhi

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” - James M. Barrie

“Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.” - Rose Lane

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
 - Chinese Proverb

“Happiness is like a butterfly.
The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
But if you turn your attention to other things,It comes and sits softly on your shoulder.” 
 - Henry David Thoreau

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”  - Marcel Pagnol.

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” - Thomas Jefferson


Monday, June 17, 2013

Dirk’s Milestone– 1 year and 3 months

Our little man is more playful than ever on his phase. He is more confident in his steps but still needs little guidance if he walks on big aisle. He loves to go up and down on our stairs, a very tiring part for me but seeing Dirk’s laughter made it worth it. He also loves to climb on the pile of boxes in our room and pile of pillows in our bed. He loves to play peek – a- boo using the blanket.

Every time we go to malls, he is very fascinated with escalators and elevators. In short, we always ride back and forth with the escalators and elevators; causing him to cry every time we go out the elevator or not going back and forth with the escalator.

His language skills are growing, he babbles a lot and he tends to understand us when we say something to him. He keeps on staring on our mouth when we talk to him. Every time he hears his favorite TV commercial, he always seats in front the TV. He laughs on commercials with kids and gets afraid on those icons that have a very strong and loud voice. During feeding time, he already knows how to sip using the straw; he also loves to eat tuna fish, pork and beef.

Separation anxiety is also evident on him, he cries a lot when he saw me someone leaving the room. What we did is we keep him busy when someone will go out from our room in order to transfer his attention to other things.



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Friday, June 14, 2013

A Letter for my Little Man # 1

Our Baby Dirk is now 1 year and 3 months old. I will write a letter for him yearly so that time will come; he will be able to read it and hopefully, will value these letters.

My  Dearest Dirk,

It’s been a year already, 12 months had passed by so fast; our little sick boy had turned to a healthy and strong one. Mama can still remember the day you were born and the 45 days agony we had. Sleepless nights turned to be a very memorable one and seeing you grow made me realize how much I am blessed to have you.

I can still remember when you were 2 months old; you love to smile on people’s faces and moving objects that surrounds our little room. When you were 3 months old; you are learning to raise your head on your own. When you were 4 months old that you started to eat solid foods and loves to pinch the nose of Lala Vangie. When you were 5 months old; you started to crawl very fast and loves to laugh on your toys. When you were 6 months old that you were able to recognize Mickey Mouse and keeps on smiling when you hear the theme song of Mickey Mouse Club House Show.

Every month is very special because you were the best thing that ever happened to me. My son, as you grow, always remember that Mama will always be here for you.


Friday, June 7, 2013

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Welcome JUNE!

Before I welcome the month of June, I would like to thank the month of May for the over flowing blessings my son, my mom and I was able to receive. It’s the 6th month of the year and there are a lot of reasons to celebrate this month.

I am turning 26 on the 26th
As much I wanted but I am not getting any younger. I will turn 26 years old on the 26th of June. I am very thankful because I am able to reach this age with good health, adorable son, supportive family and stable job. To my dear readers who will also celebrate their birthday this month, cheers to us!

Father’s Day
The month of June is also known as the father’s day month. This month we will give tribute to our loving fathers.

Independence Day
As a Proud Pinoy, this 12th of June, we will celebrate our Independence Day.

I know some of you also have your own celebration this month of June, hoping that this month will be memorable and special for all of us.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

My Summer 2013 - WIN a GC from NATIVE SHOES

I and my little man really had a very awesome summer this year, we spent it together in our home town in Samboan, Cebu. A 4hrs travel form Cebu City, a peaceful province in southerner Cebu.  What made our summer memorable was it was the first time that Dirk was able to meet his cousins and was able to have a swim in the very clear and clean beach.

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