Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Megan "Little Pearl" -- How Neat

Little Pearl
(MEH gan) [Guide]

Used in:
English and Welsh speaking countries
Additional info:
Megan is a Welsh diminutive form of Margaret, from Greek 'margaron', "pearl", and thus means "little pearl".

The form may have been borrowed from, or given rise to such abbreviated forms as Meg, Maggie and Mags.

In USA, Megan's Law requires the law enforcement authorities to notify the public if a sex offender moves into the community. It was named after rape and murder victim Megan Kanka.

Notable Megans include actresses Megan Fox and Megan Mullaly.

It was the most popular girl's name in Wales in 2006, but fell to 2nd place in 2007.

Monday, March 28, 2011

How Far Am I?

I seem lost tracking my pregnancy these days due to farming in my backyard. All I can remember is I'm in my five months pregnancy. To make sure I also know how far am I in weeks, I visited one website that I used when I was pregnant with my first born. So I am now in my 19 weeks of pregnancy, the bump is getting big and heavy everyday. Heartburn is becoming my enemy these days but drinking a cup of milk before bedtime helps a lot. Since I did it, I noticed no more recurring bad dreams that make me shiver and frightened when I wake up in the morning. There are still dreams but they are not as bad as the previous nights. I also feel I get tired easy after just a few minutes of movement or doing my chores yet I choose to be active as I can and walk in the neighborhood if the weather permits. It's not only beneficial for the baby but for my body as well as Jadyn's.

Photos below are recent shots of my bump. Take a look at them and tell me if I look heavy now.

... photo above taken just a week ago at my OB GYN's office.. this was before we know our baby's gender...

...... the photo right here was taken just yesterday in our front yard. You might want to click on the picture to see clearly how big is the bump now....

Sunday, March 20, 2011

6 Secret Laundry Ingredients

I guess we all need answers to make our laundry look clean and white if they are whites and dark if they are black. So here is a helpful article lifted from Yahoo to help us with our laundry especially moms and wives who want to give clean laundry to their family.
Get whiter whites and darker darks with these ingenious additions to your laundry.
Whiter whites

Do your white T-shirts tend to go grey? White socks look dirty no matter how many times they’re washed? Try one of these tried and trusted methods for making whites stay white.

1. Baking soda

Soak in a solution of 4 liters water and 1 cup baking soda.

2. Aspirin

Soak in hot water in which you’ve dissolved 5 aspirin tablets (325mg each).

3. Vinegar

Add 1 cup white vinegar to the washing machine’s rinse cycle.

PLUS: 9 Quick Kitchen Cleaning Secrets

Blacker blacks and darker darks

While faded and distressed-looking garments are sometimes the height of fashion, you may prefer not to look as if the last time you went clothes shopping was in the 80s. Here are some tips for keeping black and dark-colored clothes looking like new.

4. Coffee or tea

For black clothes, add 2 cups brewed coffee or tea to the rinse cycle.

5. Salt

For dark colors like navy blue or plum, add 1 cup table salt to the rinse cycle.

6. Vinegar and salt

To keep denim from fading quickly, soak jeans in salt water or a 50:50 solution of water and white vinegar before the first wash. Turn the jeans inside out before putting them in the machine and turn the temperature setting to cold.

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's A Baby Girl!!!

So the most awaited day has ended, we now know that our second baby is a GIRL. This means another "PRINCESS" addition to our family is coming. August 2,2011 I'll be due. I knew I am going to have a baby girl again, mother instinct is so strong right from the beginning that I didn't even hope for a baby boy or if I did it was only 1% at least.

We already have a name long before we can conceive a baby girl. My husband told me long time ago that if we have another baby and it's a girl we are going to name her, MEGAN. Why? Because it sounds close to MORGAN which is his late father's name and my husband's second name. Since I like the name Megan, I didn't look for another name nor debate with him. But, I was going to spell it this way "MEGHANNE" or "MEGHAN" but my husband thinks it's silly so I stick to the simplest spelling possible. It is simple, easier for the baby to write her name in the future and it has five letters in it same as JADYN. Simple and easy!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Nice Cop, A Good Husband??

My husband came home from work yesterday thirty minutes late. I don't mind him being late coming home but as a wife I can't help but asked as I am concern of him why. He then told me a story about a woman blocking her vehicle on a highway that caused traffic from backing up. He was on his way to the sector to get off work and go home but then he saw this woman in the middle of the road so he stopped.

To make the story short, he helped her pushed her car to the side (don't know what he did exactly to help her, should be more than pushing car etc...) that made that woman utter such an outstanding compliment to him saying "You are a very nice cop and please tell your wife that she has got a good husband". She said that because several cops have passed by her rushing to go home and nobody seemed to care stopping to know what's going on with her. She actually got her kids with her in the backseat and even those little innocent ones said the same thing, "mommy, wow he is very nice!". It turned out that she wasn't just a black woman but a professional one, a registered nurse...and she was pleased of what officer Sanborn's simple gesture did to her. She was probably tired of being treated like a ghetto by other people 'coz she's black!

Hearing that story from yesterday is very flattering and like music to my heart. I am glad other people see his kindness in him and I, as a wife can't help but admire him more.

Lesson here is that, by doing simple and kind gesture to other people help them know that there are still good people left in this world. A simple gesture that can make someone's day and that's what my husband exactly did to that family. There are still a lot of stories he did from the past that makes me very proud of him. Yes, he's truly a good man and I feel blessed, the luckiest woman exists on earth I have him in my life.