Sunday, November 28, 2010

So many colors!

Vito is mesmerized.

There's a lot of photos from this particular scene, all of Vito's expressions and reactions captured. It's so entertaining. But I'm lazy to resize them all!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Don't blink!

My friend Daphne told me, "Don't blink." She told me that repeatedly.

Well, Daphne, I looked away for one second and the next thing I knew, Vito was walking.

Well, at just three months old, it's more of he's trying to walk. Vince and I are proud, of course. But we also despaired. Vito's growing up fast.

I'm keeping my eyes peeled from now on.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The breasts issue

My former officemate Sorsi emailed me recently. She said Vito "is sooooooo cute" and asked how was the labor and delivery. She also asked, "Are your boobies bigger?"

Now first, a little history. I have the flattest chest in the world. Well, I used to have the flattest chest in the world. I even wrote about it for Candy magazine. But it sure does help that I have other things going for me--like I'm smart and I have nice legs! To my relief, Vince happens to be a leg man. Even when it comes to chicken, he ignores the breasts and devours the leg and thigh parts!  

Then pregnancy happened and I filled out. Everywhere. But I knew, to my consternation, that it was my breasts people looked at. Insert exasperated sigh here.

So anyway, back to Sorsi's email. This was my reply:
Labor was okay. It hurt like hell but kaya. Di man lang ako sumigaw o nagmura. Parang super grabe over na LBM. Then I pushed the baby out in 5 mega pushes. Tapos na! So anti-climactic. 
My friends na di pa naganganak asked, "Did you shout or scream?" And I was like, "Well, if you're on the toilet having a mega-dump, do you scream and shout? I just basically closed my eyes and pushed!"
And yes, the boobs are bigger. Like double. So weird looking! Kasi they're full of milk so they look distended and hard. In Vince's words, "They look fake." The irony, Sorsi, the irony! For the first time in my life, I finally have boobs and they look fake!
My breasts aren't huge, though. Just okay-sized. Except that they look fake!