Henry’s (and Halia’s!) World

Their story from conception to the present


Filed under: Album — Ada at 9:01 am on Sunday, August 23, 2009
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The arrival of Baby Halia Gigi
Date: August 21st
Time: 5:29 am
Weight: 7lbs 8 oz
Height: 20in


The power of prayer

Filed under: Expectant Parents — Ada at 3:21 pm on Saturday, August 15, 2009
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Another favorite pregnancy read of mine is “Gentle Birth Choices” A Guide to Making Informed Decisions About: *Birthing Centers *Birth Attendants *Water Birth *Home Birth *Hospital Birth, by Barbara Harper, R.N.

Amongst other things is included a beautiful prayer that can be used when labor starts or during labor that I’ve recorded and uploaded to my MP3 player so I can listen to it when labor starts.

As I quietly sit with you, my child, here inside of me,
I ask God to hold your hand and guide you in your journey.
You shall come to me in innocence and love.
I accept this gift and I am thankful for it.
I ask that I be made strong, and loving and that I be a good parent.
It’s time to say good-bye to my pregnant body and open to receive the
fullness of your love.
May your life always be filled with light.

Shopping spree and Baby’s first aid kit

Filed under: Expectant Parents, General — Ada at 5:13 pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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Ok I know, the two really have nothing to do with other, but I needed a break from my paper “Gunshot Wounds (could there be any more depressing paper topic in 90-degree weather and 37-weeks pregnant?!? lol).

Any who 3-weeks ago we embarked on our baby shopping spree picking up baby’s play yard and i absolutely love it! Hubby actually found it, not only is easy to break-down and put-up for easy transport, but at 20-weeks I have faithfully played classical musical from my MP3 player every night for baby, and this play yard comes equipped with an MP3 outlet, which I am so excited to try out to see how much calming it does for a fussy baby.


Our next big item was finding a compatible stroller for my Chaperone Carrier and we decided to go with the Baby Trend Snap-N-Go and love the sleekness of it to take up as little space as possible,


and finally we got a tub which unfortunately is only available at Babies R Us, but well worth the drive, it grows with baby and that is a convenience I am sure any parent will appreciate.


Now for my list of must have items for baby’s first aid kit;
* Baby nail clippers or blunt scissors
* Cotton balls
* Baby thermometer
* Bulb syringe/nasal aspirator
* Medicine dropper or spoon with measurements
* Petroleum jelly and sterile gauze
* Infant acetaminophen (Tylenol)
* Antibiotic cream
* Saline nasal drops
* Baby gas drops
* Disinfecting hand soap