Holy Week, Fish Week, Happy House!

I was truly excited when Thursday came.  It was the start of vacation and it will be four days of pure rest and relaxation.  It will soon end.  Tomorrow, it will be the start of work again.  Endless, again.  But at least I get to experience vacations such as these.

We were not able to get to our plan checking out one of those famous baroque church in Bulacan but the whole four days is fun with the family.  I really did not get myself so busy writing though I attempted to write some easy and quick family recipes which main ingredient is fish.  Last Thursday, I documented (?) the procedure of preparing and cooking Sinigang na Talakitok in Miso.  It was fun.  I didn’t know that talakitok is trevally in English.  I guess we really never stop to learn.

On Friday we had grilled tilapia, not exactly the one cooked under the fire but one using the turbo broiler.  I had it documented again here.  I am getting used to writing down these easy and quick  family recipes.   Again, it was fun!  😀

Then on Saturday, I wrote down the recipe How to Cook Delicious Lomi.  That was our lunch.  Papsie suddenly thought that we should not be together all the time because we want to eat together all the time!  And that would bloat us fast.  Kay reminded him that we should always eat in moderation therefore.  Daryl does not mind the two.  He was busy savoring the sublime. he he  😀

The house is happy.  Yes, you heard it right.  Of course, the family is happy but the house is happy, too!  They missed me a lot, the furnitures, the floor, the cupboard, the comfort room, everything!  They had once again experience being ‘clean’.  Didn’t I tell you this week is for relaxation?  😀

I remember that day

That day the doctor let me hear through the fetal doppler Daryl’s heart sound and heart rate, I was overwhelmed with joy.  Forget about the technical specs of this medical device like tele-interface and all, this invention is truly awesome.  The unequaled effect of such medical invention will always be the indescribable, extraordinary feelings of joy a mother feels.

Then the news came after five months being preggy that I am one of those ‘lucky mothers’ (1 in every thousand) to be delivering a child under placenta previa condition.  On that fifth month, the situation was only imaginary, the placenta covering only a little of the cervix.  The doctor said if the boy will stay still, the condition will not change.  But being healthy and strong, my son moved a lot, and I think especially when he’s hungry inside my womb.  He kicked a lot.

I was brought to the hospital two times before I delivered Daryl through CS.  It was a good thing that my blood clotted because during those times I bled a lot and I could die from it.

The day I was going to be operated through CS, my belly was moving up and down.  Daryl wanted to get out already and there was no way to do it.  I was profusely bleeding that time.  My blood rate went down to 60.  During that time, all that I was seeing were chess board marks all around me.  My senses were alive and I writhed in pain, with my body unable to react because it was so weak, when the catheter was inserted.

I did not see Daryl at once.  I only saw him when we fetch him after staying in the hospital for a week to be monitored because he had a respiratory illness acquired probably from being inside my womb almost drowning from blood.  He was not breathing when he came out and he looked dark.

When I heard him cry for milk, I felt that same joy I heard the sound of his heartbeat through that fetal doppler.