Dengue and Pregnant

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

About a week ago, i was having high grade fever and muscle pains. I thought at first it was just ordinary flu. By the third day of my fever, i went to get a complete blood count with platelet count. It turned out normal. I went to my OB and she told me to get myself admitted in a hospital. I hated the thought of needles and all that sorts. So i told my OB that I'll just have my blood taken everyday. Over the next two days, hubby took my blood and the results revealed a decreasing platelet count and white blood count. Plus I was beginning to have premature contractions, at 34 weeks age of gestation. Hard as it was for me, got myself admitted.

I never thought I'd be one of those patients that I keep treating. I never thought dengue would hit me, let alone I was pregnant at 34 weeks. I wasn't concern that I had dengue, I was more concern of the premature contractions.

While admitted, I was referred to an infectious and a perinatologist. They had to be sure that it was dengue and nothing else since only my platelet count was increasing with no change in my hematocrit. They were also giving me meds for my contractions. And everytime they try to increase the dose, I get palpitations. Yes it was scary.

Dengue cases are indeed increasing in our country. And it doesn't choose its victims. Anyone can be bitten and become infected. I was and so can you.

My New Make-up Case

Saturday, August 6, 2011

In less than a year, I've managed to double my make -up collection. I started out with 1 foundation, 1 blush, a lip color and a set of eye shadow. That's it, believe me. For someone who just started wearing make-up, I think that'll do. 2 years passed and I had to dispose them for fear of bacterial growth in my make-up. So I started buying new products this year. And look at the mess.

This made me decide to finally take some action. I had one wooden baul left. What better use than to put all my make up in the baul. So far Im loving how neat it looks.

My Recent Buys

Friday, August 5, 2011

So having to stay at home gave me the chance to buy so many things online. Although I had to compose myself not to buy everything I like, I just  had to buy those that I really (10x) want. Here are some of them:

EOS lip balm in sweet mint
I actually bought 2 lip balms from French Macaroons Online Boutique. The other one was summer fruit which I gave to my dear sister. I love it!

My very own Infinitude by Eden Lab Designs

I bought this one at a store in Bajada named Martish. I'm very excited to use this. I couldn't wait to buy it.

The Food of Love
This is a book about breastmilk and breastfeeding which I bought from Babymamaph. Just because this is my third pregnancy, doesn't mean I have to stop learning about it.

How about you, what are your recent buys???