Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DIY Charm Bracelet

July 31, 2013 0 Comments
I really want to make my own charm bracelet. I bought different musical charms a year ago because I wanted to make one but unfortunately forgotten all about it. Anyways, my hubby bought me a set of tools that I needed to make jewelries, so I finally decided to continue that overdue project. ;)


Here are the materials you need to create your own DIY Charm Bracelet:
  • Bracelet or Chains (your choice: silver or gold plated)
  • Charms (depends on you, mine were musical charms: guitar, musical notes, microphone and trumpet.
  • Jump rings (used to connect your charms and bracelet or chain).
  • Pliers (used to open and close the jump rings).
It's just easy to make these charm bracelet when you have all the materials ready. All you have to do is connect your charms to the jump rings and from the jump rings, connect it to your bracelet or chain. Here, take a look at the final output... :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Anmum Pregnancy App

July 24, 2013 0 Comments

The Anmum Pregnancy App is just one of the many great apps for expectant mothers. It is indeed a wonderful tool that you need as you journey from pregnancy to motherhood. I wish I had my iPod Touch and Android phone back when I was still pregnant, so I can have apps like this one. Anyways, I really like this app because it has weekly pregnancy tips, yummy and nutritional recipes you will need to help you keep fit and healthy. 



The appointment scheduler can be helpful too, you don't wanna miss any appointments to your OB?GYN right? The Kick Counter is one of the great features of this app, it can tracks your baby’s movement to help gauge its health inside your womb. Set regular reminders so you won’t forget to take your milk, vitamins, and supplements.


With this app, you can also receive weekly updates on the progress of your pregnancy so you know what to expect and you can be better prepared for it.. You can also take the 1-Minute Folate Test and check if you’re fulfilling your daily Folate requirement. Remember, Folate is a crucial nutrient for your baby’s proper brain and body development. It also helps to reduce the risk of having serious birth defects (like defects on the brain and spinal cord).


The Weight Tracker helps you track and maintain a healthy pregnancy weight. I used to drink Anmum too when I was still pregnant, but my doctor let me stopped drinking it when I was in my 3rd trimester because my baby is getting bigger already as shown in my ultrasound test. As much as possible she don't want our baby to be too big or I'll end up giving a Cesarean section  (CS or C- section) birth. As much as possible my doctor wants me to have a normal delivery. 

The Exercise Tips also helps you stay fit with the app's pre-natal and post-natal exercise tips. Maintaining a healthy pregnancy is now just one click away with the use of Anmum Pregnancy App.

The Anmum Pregnancy App helps you connects to Anmum's Caring Team of Experts (OB-gyne, Pediatrician, Nutritionist, and Parenting Experts). Get the answers and assurance you need when you need it with just a click away!

The Anmum Pregnancy App is available on Android and iOS.





Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DIY Bobby Pins

July 23, 2013 0 Comments
I've been wanting to do this Do It Yourself (DIY) Bobby Pins but I always forgot to buy the materials needed to make one. So, yesterday, I finally had the chance to go out and bought the materials. I saw some cheap buttons in the Mall before and so I went back and bought the good ones. 

I got so excited when I got home. I can't wait to wash it all because most of the buttons where dusty and I don't want to work on dusty things, hehe... Anyways, after I've finished washing them with water and alcohol, I arranged them and started to stick them all with the use of a glue gun.

The process is really really simple! Put your desired buttons on the bobby pins  and clips then stick it with a glue gun. Wait for a few minutes and it's all done! :)

And here's the results:


Aren't they cute? I ran out of buttons so I might check out for more next time when we go out... :) Those two clips with the wobbly eyes aren't button, I just tried to put it on those cutie circles I found here at home and it turned out cute... ;) My little one liked it too, the blue one looked like cookie monster, she kept on saying 'cookie mommy'... :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Infused Water - Citrus Water (Lemon, Lime and Orange)

July 15, 2013 0 Comments

I've chanced upon a page in Facebook where it shares a lot of healthy tips for its followers and I just happened to be one of them. It's my first time to have learned about these "infused water" there, where you would add fresh fruits, herbs or vegetables in the water. There are lots of examples on the list like these combinations:


  • Green tea, mint and lime - fat burning, digestion, headaches, congestion and breath freshener.
  • Strawberry and kiwi - cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation,  and digestion.
  • Cucumber, lime and lemon - water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration,  and digestion.
I wanted to try the Citrus Water which is the Lemon, Lime and Orange combination (should be at room temperature). It aids in digestion, lots of  vitamin C, for skin care, immune defense and heartburn. This flavor infused water can also help us clean the toxins in our bodies, which is also the main reason why I tried this one.

What do you need to make a Lemon, Lime and Orange Infused Water? Just simple, you will only need: 1 Large Orange, 1 Large Lime, 1 Large Lemon (our lemons here are not that big, so I used around 10 small lemons, hehehe), I sliced them all and add them in 2 liters of water and serve after 30 minutes. :)

Note: Do not keep longer than 48 hours. You can put more water using the same fruit, but discard after 48 hours.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Essential Vitamins During Pregnancy

July 09, 2013 0 Comments
It is important for all pregnant to take prenatal vitamins, to ensure her health and her baby/babies. If you are having regular Prenatal Check-ups, your OB/GYN will prescribe the essential vitamins you will be needing during your pregnancy.
Folicard (Folic Acid) 

On my personal experience, during the first trimester of my pregnancy, my OB/GYN prescribed 'Folicard (Anti-Anemia) 5 mg.' to me. It has Folic Acid which helps to support the placenta and it also reduces the risk of having serious birth defects called the 'neural tube' (defects on the brain and spinal cord). There are fruits and vegetables that you can eat that has folic acid like: nuts, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, pasta, fortified cereals, oranges and strawberries. 
Calciumade (Photo Source: Unilab.com.ph)

Macrobee w/ Iron

During the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy, my OB/GYN prescribed Calciumade and Macrobee with Iron to me. Calcium helps you to have strong bones and teeth, helps prevent blood clots, helps muscles and nerves function. It can also prevent a new mother from losing her own bone density, as the fetus uses the mineral for bone growth. Other sources for Calcium are: milk, yogurt, cheddar cheese, breads, cereals, dark green leafy vegetables, and calcium-fortified foods like soy milk. Iron prevents anemia and it helps the mother and baby's blood carry oxygen. Other sources for Iron are: pork, beef, spinach, dried beans, and oatmeal or grains fortified with iron

On the 3rd trimester of my pregnancy, I continue to take Macrobee with Iron then my OB/GYN changed my calcium vitamins into Caltrate Plus. I also drink Anmum but when I was in my 3rd trimester my OB/GYN let me stopped drinking milk because my baby is getting bigger already. 

With the right vitamins and supplement added with a healthy diet and lifestyle, you and your baby will be in good health. 

 How about you, what are the vitamins you took during your pregnancy?