D with our parents.
I am super happy and proud right now. Yeah, can’t describe my feelings. I received a good news from my family back home that my baby sister D, who graduated from college of nursing, passed the Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) in the Philippines. Oh my goodness it was a very happy day when I learned that she did it. That good news was a great birthday present to me.
My sister graduated from college in April last year and took a review in a NLE Review Center in Cebu City, Cebu few months after her graduation. I don’t remember the name of the review center exactly but I will update this post as soon as find out from my sister. My husband and I were so confident about letting her join the review classes in preparation for the licensure examination. Review centers help nurse graduates to learn techniques and strategies in answering the test. The Board of Nursing changes the structure of the examination yearly. So they have to study and review hard.
D is now a nurse. We are very proud of her. The Oath Taking is gonna be held in Tacloban City, Leyte next weekend. She and her classmates who also passed the examination will be registering at the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on that day. Now my husband and I have to figure out how to get her over here in the US. We want her to work here and get a Master’s Degree in Nursing. We live in Texas and we want my sister to work in a hospital close to us.
If you know of hospitals that do sponsorship and hire nurses from overseas, please let us know. Your help is highly appreciated.
Every parent’s desire is to see his/her child reach a milestone. And there are lots of milestones to look forward to. One of them is when the child learns how to go to the potty. That is just an awesome achievement. But we do not have to force the little ones to do it. We can teach them how and wait for them when they are ready. Potty training toddlers is not an easy task. It requires patience. But if you’re little tot is ready, potty training comes easy.
Well, my darling daughter is already potty trained. I was very happy that day when she asked me to take her to the bathroom because she wants to go. That was a “hurray” moment. Did that mean good-bye diapers already? No. Not yet for us at least for another year maybe? I still put a diaper on K at bedtime. My concern is bed wetting. There are nights that K pees while sleeping. So I don’t take chances of that to happen without her diaper on. Or else she will be soaking wet in the bed.
Thanks to Well Beginnings™ Diaper and wipes for the opportunity to try them on K. Not only the diapers are comfortable, they are very absorbent and leak-free. The wipes are soft and smooth on her skin. The wipes don’t leave any particles on K’s skin. I like that.
The Well Beginnings™ diapers fit just right on her and the snaps don’t hurt or poke her skin. The price is affordable and you can find these at Walgreens.
But how should I solve bed wetting problem? What I do is let K go before bed. And I don’t let her drink much water at night. These helps minimize the possibilities of bed wetting.
*I received the products mentioned for free and for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.
K has a new bed set.
I am happy to share that my darling daughter has graduated from her toddler bed. My dear husband and I put her big bed together last night and she was very excited to sleep in it. It’s a full size bed so K and I fit in there very well. Now I don’t have to have my legs hanging off the bed when reading a book to K at bedtime. We bought this kid’s bedroom furniture set from a neighbor who had a moving sale two years ago. The set was sold to us for $250. I think we had a good deal. And the pieces still looking great.
And because the new bed occupies most of the space in my daughter’s bedroom, I am taking away a few toys and toy storage that she doesn’t need. I am not keeping some in the closet because I already re-organized it. I am thinking of donating some of the old toys, books, and other toddler items to charity. There is big donation box close by where I can drop the stuff in.
About buying kid’s room furniture, there is always a good deal at garage sales or at online stores. Though it takes you time to find one, it is worth checking. We will surely have this furniture set in K’s bedroom for a while. K said she has a big girl’s bed now. 🙂
When babies started to roll over (probably about three months old), this is the time to child-proof your home. Because babies grow so fast, sooner of later they will start crawling. And before you know it, they will start cruising immediately.
Child safety is very important in the home to prevent serious injuries. Babies are naturally curious with the things around them. They grab anything they can reach. They do not know if it’s dangerous. Now, if your baby is rolling over to his or her tummy it is time to remove unnecessary things in the crib like stuff toys and blanket. My little girl started rolling at three months. We moved her from the bassinet to the full-sized crib. She was a wiggly baby so there was nothing in the crib at bed time except herself. She liked sleeping on her tummy too. I think most babies do.
Then when your baby begins crawling, it is advisable to remove or relocate all the small and movable home furnishing like the small side tables or tv trays to a place where he or she cannot access immediately. I learned my lesson when our tv tray fell over my little girl when she crawled towards it and tried to pull up. Because the tv tray is light, it easily stumbled over her. She got a big bruise on the forehead. I felt very bad and was hysterical when baby cried to the max. We have two tv trays so I took them all away. We do not have a center table either. My husband told me that little kids will get bruises as part of growing up, but I can’t take it. It breaks my heart whenever I see baby cry when she bumps her head or stumbles down.
Child-proofing your home is advisable in many ways. Covering the power outlets is another important thing. Babies like sticking their fingers in little holes. You think they won’t notice those outlets because their on the wall? Uh-ah. My baby and I were playing in the living room when she decided to crawl away from me. I was watching to see where she’s heading. I was amused when I saw her crawling towards the wall, looking at the power outlet, and tried sticking her index finger in there. Hurriedly, I told her “No, no! That’s dangerous.” She listened and crawled back to me.
Baby crawling towards the wall where the power outlet is.
As a toddler now, my daughter is into everything. She grabs her small chair to use as stepping stool so she can see what’s on the kitchen counter or on my dresser.
Teeth marks on the tomato. 🙂
Somebody couldn’t wait. 🙂 My dear husband and I together with our little one picked some vegetables in our small vegetable garden this afternoon. Knowing our darling daughter, she loves tomatoes. She likes to help pick them. So we let her take these two tomatoes back to the house. Not even at the door, she said she wants to eat them right now. She gave one a bite. I think that was funny and cute.
It’s really nice to know that DD loves to eat vegetables. Besides tomatoes, she likes broccoli and green beans. When I make stir-fry or soup, I add some green leafy vegetables for her to try. She doesn’t complain because I mixed them in rice or meat. Most of the time she eats green salad. She loves it with ranch dressing.
These tomatoes went to her salad for dinner. And oh, she also likes the tomatoes dipped in soy sauce.