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Friday, December 12, 2008

On Bora, holiday buzz, and Xofia learning words

I am not the type who spends extra effort for the holidays. As long as I'm with my family, everyday is a special day. That's why I can't understand how I become so busy and caught up these days that I don't get the chance to do the things I love doing. I try to pace myself, though, and remind myself that it won't kill me if I fail my own expectation. Sometimes, you just have to let things be and find your peace in the fact that no matter how bad you'd feel about it, it won't change the thing that already happened. Might as well not feel bad about it. But knowing me, I just had to say something about it, even for just one time, then I'm done. I move on, I get over things quickly.

We're spending weekend in Bora next week. Yesterday, I learned that Xofia's swimsuit no longer fits her. That suit is for 1 year olds. Xofia is only 1 year and 5 months old. I expected that suit to at least last her until she's about this age. The good thing is, this shows that she is growing, normal, tall and strong.

Xofia has now learned a faculty of cute words. I never knew that the words I utter on a daily basis can be so irresistibly cute when uttered by 1 year olds. She's also singing-along to some of her favorite nursery rhymes. She has memorized the words and actions of itsy-bitsy spider. You just have to really spend a good amount of time with her to familiarize yourself with her words. The best thing so far that really had me to tears was when she said "Bah-bye Mamie. Mwah!" when I was about to leave for work. Tell me, how can you make yourself go away and work the whole day when you'd rather stay home and explore the world with the little one?

Remember how I told you we have to have her undergo surgery for her ASD? Well, we asked another pedia-cardio's professional opinion. We've been talking with this particular doctor on top of our regular visits with Xofie's doctor for quite some time now. Her opinion is that Xofia will not need the immediate intervention. She will need intervention, yes, but at a later time. Two other specialists share her opinion. It's 3 to 1 this time, and we're thinking of waiting and do the intervention later. So far, Xofia's growing well, gaining weight normally, is healthy and happy, and has never showed any symptom. We're hoping, praying and wishing it stayed that way until she's old enough to undergo the operation. No matter how late she'd have it, though, we'd still prefer the cardio-cath method over open heart surgery. I just pray that I'd have the strength to see my daughter go through the ordeal. I've never felt so helpless my entire life, never felt so vulnerable. Indeed, motherhood is no joke.

I don't really know how to close this, the same way that I have no idea when my next post will be. Here's hoping that there's wi-fi in Bora so I can upload pics as they come. If I can't, I'll be sure to put everything together after New Year's day. I guess I just want to let you guys know that I'm still here, breathing and very much blogging.

Enjoy your holidays!


Jena Isle December 13, 2008 at 10:02 AM  

Wow Bora! quite expensive I must say. Enjoy our holidays and happy blogging too.

caffeinated muse December 13, 2008 at 10:47 AM  

wait ha...
nagpa-dungog2x kas mga ninang ni xofie nga she needs a new swimsuit?
na hala gow! :D

Purpled Sky December 13, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

@caffeinated muse -- bwahahahahaaa atih, i'm planning to buy her this weekend. so college plan or trust fund na lang ang sa mga ninang. hehehee!

@jena isle -- we got our fare at a discounted rate hehe we should enjoy this, we've been wanting to go for the longest time

eugene December 16, 2008 at 5:00 PM  

ya,i agree with you wholeheartedly,instead of groan and the moan,we need to move on,life is short they say,it gets shorter with all whining .

love to be back,hope to hear from you soon

DebbieDana December 19, 2008 at 7:22 AM  

Don't forget to post photos please?

I know it's so cute when our babies learn and start to talk. It's a milestone for them.

As a mother myself, I almost tear up reading the later part of your post... May the Lord continue to give your strength and courage...

Hugs to sweet Xofia.


Purpled Sky December 20, 2008 at 6:16 PM  

thanks for the kind thoughts, Debbie

cathy December 22, 2008 at 9:45 AM  

merry christmas especially to xofie... anyways... it has been a very long long time that we have heard from each other... yes as in 2 na jud ako baby... agirl and a boy... hopefully d lang mapareha ni felix ang akong boy kay duna jud "tendencies"...
amazing kau ka te... i cant imagine unsa ako life if my babies naa pareha problem ni zofie... dont worry i'll always pray for her...
hope to see you again soon... i know ur very strong...


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