Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DIY Charm Bracelet

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I really want to make my own charm bracelet. I bought different musical charms a year ago because I wanted to make one but unfortunately forgotten all about it. Anyways, my hubby bought me a set of tools that I needed to make jewelries, so I finally decided to continue that overdue project. ;)


Here are the materials you need to create your own DIY Charm Bracelet:
  • Bracelet or Chains (your choice: silver or gold plated)
  • Charms (depends on you, mine were musical charms: guitar, musical notes, microphone and trumpet.
  • Jump rings (used to connect your charms and bracelet or chain).
  • Pliers (used to open and close the jump rings).
It's just easy to make these charm bracelet when you have all the materials ready. All you have to do is connect your charms to the jump rings and from the jump rings, connect it to your bracelet or chain. Here, take a look at the final output... :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Anmum Pregnancy App

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The Anmum Pregnancy App is just one of the many great apps for expectant mothers. It is indeed a wonderful tool that you need as you journey from pregnancy to motherhood. I wish I had my iPod Touch and Android phone back when I was still pregnant, so I can have apps like this one. Anyways, I really like this app because it has weekly pregnancy tips, yummy and nutritional recipes you will need to help you keep fit and healthy. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DIY Bobby Pins

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I've been wanting to do this Do It Yourself (DIY) Bobby Pins but I always forgot to buy the materials needed to make one. So, yesterday, I finally had the chance to go out and bought the materials. I saw some cheap buttons in the Mall before and so I went back and bought the good ones. 

I got so excited when I got home. I can't wait to wash it all because most of the buttons where dusty and I don't want to work on dusty things, hehe... Anyways, after I've finished washing them with water and alcohol, I arranged them and started to stick them all with the use of a glue gun.

The process is really really simple! Put your desired buttons on the bobby pins  and clips then stick it with a glue gun. Wait for a few minutes and it's all done! :)

And here's the results:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Infused Water - Citrus Water (Lemon, Lime and Orange)

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I've chanced upon a page in Facebook where it shares a lot of healthy tips for its followers and I just happened to be one of them. It's my first time to have learned about these "infused water" there, where you would add fresh fruits, herbs or vegetables in the water. There are lots of examples on the list like these combinations:

Friday, July 12, 2013

The 7 Wonders of Breastfeeding

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(Photo Source: WHO.int)
WHO (World Health Organization) strongly recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. At six months, other foods should complement breastfeeding for up to two years or more. In addition:
  • breastfeeding should begin within an hour of birth;
  • breastfeeding should be "on demand", as often as the child wants day and night; and
  • bottles or pacifiers should be avoided.
Even my baby's Pediatrician and some Hospitals here in Davao City, promotes and recommends us to breastfeed our babies, because of the benefits you and your baby can get. I'd like to share with you the 7 Wonders of Breastfeeding:
  • Antibodies – Protect your baby against infections. Antibodies along with other infection-fighting cells found in breast milk, are continually transferred from you to your baby for as long as you breastfeed.
  • Bonding – Cultivates a strong emotional bond between mother and baby.
  • Convenience – No hassle of milk preparation and bottle sterilization.
  • Digestible – All its nutrients are easily digested by the newborn’s immature digestive system.
  • Enhanced well being – Breastfed babies have fewer allergies later in life. Breastfed babies often have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol, as well as lower rates of overweight, obesity and type-2 diabetes.
  • Free – It’s nature’s gift to your baby.
  • Get in shape fast – it uses more calories and your womb shrinks faster. Did you know that you burn up to an extra 500 calories per day while Breastfeeding?
Breast milk is the ideal food for newborns and infants. It gives infants all the nutrients they need for healthy development. Breastfeeding also benefits the mothers who breastfed as it reduces the risks of breast and ovarian cancer later in life, helps women return to their pre-pregnancy weight faster, and lowers rates of obesity.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Essential Vitamins During Pregnancy

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It is important for all pregnant to take prenatal vitamins, to ensure her health and her baby/babies. If you are having regular Prenatal Check-ups, your OB/GYN will prescribe the essential vitamins you will be needing during your pregnancy.
Folicard (Folic Acid) 

On my personal experience, during the first trimester of my pregnancy, my OB/GYN prescribed 'Folicard (Anti-Anemia) 5 mg.' to me. It has Folic Acid which helps to support the placenta and it also reduces the risk of having serious birth defects called the 'neural tube' (defects on the brain and spinal cord). There are fruits and vegetables that you can eat that has folic acid like: nuts, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, pasta, fortified cereals, oranges and strawberries. 
Calciumade (Photo Source: Unilab.com.ph)

Macrobee w/ Iron

During the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy, my OB/GYN prescribed Calciumade and Macrobee with Iron to me. Calcium helps you to have strong bones and teeth, helps prevent blood clots, helps muscles and nerves function. It can also prevent a new mother from losing her own bone density, as the fetus uses the mineral for bone growth. Other sources for Calcium are: milk, yogurt, cheddar cheese, breads, cereals, dark green leafy vegetables, and calcium-fortified foods like soy milk. Iron prevents anemia and it helps the mother and baby's blood carry oxygen. Other sources for Iron are: pork, beef, spinach, dried beans, and oatmeal or grains fortified with iron

On the 3rd trimester of my pregnancy, I continue to take Macrobee with Iron then my OB/GYN changed my calcium vitamins into Caltrate Plus. I also drink Anmum but when I was in my 3rd trimester my OB/GYN let me stopped drinking milk because my baby is getting bigger already. 

With the right vitamins and supplement added with a healthy diet and lifestyle, you and your baby will be in good health. 

 How about you, what are the vitamins you took during your pregnancy?

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