My First Bloggers Product Launch


Getting my first invitation for a product launch got me all giddy! I didn’t expect it! I was so happy I got an invitation!I immediately told my dear husband and of course being supportive, he congratulated me!

After awhile, I got hesitant because I didn’t know what’s going to happen in this event and I was not sure if I know anybody there. I kept on reading the invitation all over again. Since the invitation was about Mamas & Papas and the theme is Teamwork, I thought I had to bring Rio with me. I emailed and asked if I needed to bring him with me and they told me I don’t have to. I even brought pen and notebook with me just incase I needed it.

When I got to the event, I was so happy to see familiar faces! I felt comfortable and relief. Also, good thing I didn’t bring my husband with me because majority of the people there were mommies.

The place was impressively staged with beautiful centerpiece and of course showcasing the Mamas & Papas products.Mamas&PapasLuncheon-1

The program prepared was interactively fun and very informative. I enjoyed their games and our table even won the “Family Feud” game!

It felt really good that in this event I was able to talk about my motherhood experience with fellow mommies and asked questions about traveling with a baby/toddler etc. I learned a lot.

As for the food, it was delicious! I’m impressed, and will definitely eat there again.

Listening and learning about Mamas and Papas product made me want to buy their products because they are designed based on experience which is a good basis. Functionality and design is not compromised! Probably future baby # 2  you’ll have Mamas & Papas Stroller!!

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At the end of the event, Mamas and Papas gave us this colorful pillow IPAD holder that is very good for traveling!  When I opened it, I was really happy because we usually travel a lot and It’s hard to hold the IPAD and the baby at the same time. When I got home I gave the IPAD holder to my son and he was happy, he played with it and then we placed the IPAD inside and watched some nursery rhymes. We LOVE it!

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Overall  It was a great experience for me!

At the end of the event they announced that they will be having a contest:

Here are the mechanics:

1. Like Mamas and Papas on Facebook and IG
2. Post a nice picture of you and your husband and share how you both work as a team to raise your child/ren.
3. Tag @mamasandpapasph in IG and FB and make sure to put hashtags#mamasandpapas#teammamasandpapas
4. Make sure post is set to public
5. Contest will run from Aug 11 to September 15. Winner will be chosen on Sep 18 and will be contacted via PM
6. Open to all Metro Manila residents only
7. Winner will get a Mamas and Papas Sola City Pushchair! (worth P25,000)

*Most photos are from the event organizer : Creative Juice Communications

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Breastfeeding

I’m happy that my sister got pregnant first simply because I was able to learn so many things about handling the baby and of course breastfeeding.

Before giving  birth, I was a bit scared that I might not have milk right away and that my baby will have to drink formula. I just had so many things in mind, I worried too much. I really wanted my baby to have all the benefits of breastfeeding and also the special bond/closeness that we get from breastfeeding.

As I gave birth to my little boy, the first latch was quite painful! My nipple got sore and very sensitive.There are times that I thought of stopping but I never gave in to that thought because I know breastfeeding is the best thing that I can give to my son and myself. I just have to endure the pain and go on. I know that eventually I’ll get used to it and I did! Days passed and the soreness began to subside until it was all gone! Woohoo, no more pain! However, after a few weeks I suddenly I felt another pain its not my nipple anymore but my breast! I experienced a swollen & lumpy breast I panicked I thought I developed a cyst. I immediately called my OB. She explained to me that this happens to most breastfeeding moms when they don’t empty their breast. There is just so many milk supply!  I followed her advise to massage my breast, apply hot compress and most importantly pump or feed the baby until emptied.I’m happy that it worked!

Another thing that I experienced is little milk supply?! Yes this happened to me too. Here are the things I tried:

I drank Malunggay capsule- worked!

Tried lactation massage too and it worked!

Lactation massage showed me the clogged ducts on my nipple and how to properly remove it and also how to hand express which is very important for me.

Experiencing all those things completes my motherhood experience! My son is now 15 months old and I’m still breastfeeding. Breastfeeding does not only nourish my baby but also work wonders for me. I truly believe that its the best and healthiest option for my baby.

I know that time will come for me to wean him off, it’ll be hard for him and for me too. I’m just happy that I breastfed him right 🙂

Do you have the same experience as mine? I hope you can share with me your breastfeeding experience too!

Being A Mom

I really thought I’m prepared for this. I thought its gonna be easy
but it’s not.  No amount of books & advice will prepare you for this
because your child is different from theirs. What is applicable to
them may not be applicable to you. It takes a lot of physical,
emotional and psychological challenge to be a mom. It’s a 180degree
change of your life.

First, there is sacrifice.
There will be a lot of things that you have to sacrifice when you
become a mom. This will include your time, lifestyle, sports or
hobbies. For me, I don’t get to do what I normally do like the sports
that I’m good at and the life that I used to have. It is totally
different now and I accepted it already.

Second, there will be questions.
Everything you do now is for the baby. There will be times that you
get to question yourself, am I losing my identity? Who am I becoming
now? Is this the new me?

Third, test of patience
This is something that got tested the most. The crying, the throwing
of things plus my tired body. Oh boy! It is really hard to have
control. There are times that you want to scream, cry and breakdown!
Hey , it’s alright! I tried it! After awhile you will be back to your
normal sane self again.

Fourth, LOVE
despite all of those crazy things happening to you, the LOVE that you
will experience is much more greater than those.

When your baby looks at you,

hugs you, kiss you or calls you MAMA.

It’s all worth it! We
love selflessly, we become stronger and tougher in this journey of
ours being a MOM!! It’s a 24 hour job.We don’t have vacation leave, we
don’t get to have time-outs, no sick leave and no salary but the
feeling of fulfillment is more rewarding. It might be hard but then
again IT’S WORTH IT! I am a mom and I won’t trade it for anything.