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Baby bears get vaccinated

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My little bears got vaccinated last Saturday.

Days before the scheduled vaccination, Papa Bear already started priming Big Brother Bear.  This was their conversation:

Papa Bear:  E, you and shobe are going with us to the clinic.  You are having injections.

pause, then

E Bear:  Ouchie ba?

Papa Bear:  Not really.  A little bit.  Like the bite of an ant.


When I asked Big Brother (E) Bear, he said that it’s not ouchie, it feels like the sting of a mosquito.  I’m thinking that he probably psyched himself up.  I was a bit worried that he might find it more painful than how Papa Bear described it.

The big day came.  I decided to let Big Brother Bear go first.  It was just me, the pedia and E.

He didn’t cry.  He even looked at the syringe while the vaccine was being administered.

I was so proud of him :).

As for the Little Sister Bear, she cried, but only for about 5 seconds.  I think she just cried because we immobilized her, rather than because of any real pain.

Very proud of my little bears :).

The Bears on Valentine’s Day

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As I have stated in this post, I did not expect anything special on Valentine’s Day.  In fact, I was asked several times by different people about our plans for that day and I said no, we’re not going anywhere special or doing anything out of the ordinary.

But Papa Bear surprised me with this when he got home:

I was thrilled!  :)  Kilig!  Grabe, ambabaw ko!

Then, since both my kid bears are well enough, they got to enjoy a bit of fun in our room.  E Bear bugged Papa Bear to play Just the Way You are.  It was the kid bears’ fave song of the moment.

While the strains of Bruno Mars’ voice filled the room from Papa Bear’s cellphone, my little Baby R Bear started dancing and my big E Bear sang along and “played” an imaginary piano on top of the personal ref.  It was so fun, I tell you!  It’s not easy trying to explain how fun it is, but suffice it to say that we do not regret not having a special just-the-two-of-us dinner and date.  With a front seat performance by 2 of our fave performers, flowers, chocolates…What more could a Mama Bear ask for?

Nothing.  It was perfect.

I love my family. :)

Tonight is Chinese New Year’s Eve

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…and this year our family is holding the celebration HERE, in my mom’s house.

We’ll have the usual good food, the kids will get their ang paos, and we’ll all grow a year older, according to the Chinese way.

Tomorrow will officially be the start of the Year of the Rabbit.  I’ve read up on it, and while I generally am not a superstitious person, I like the fact that most predictions this year are positive.  It does not hurt to stay optimistic about the days ahead.

Too bad tomorrow is not a Holiday though, I sure could use the rest.  Oh well, the Philippine presidents don’t think that Chinese New Year is anything special anyway, except maybe for the tikoy they get.

Another hospital trip

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My little baby Bear got admitted last week because she had another bout of benign febrile convulsion.

As doctors, we know that it’s really nothing to be worried about, but it really is different if the child involved is your own.

Oh well, she’s all better now, like nothing ever happened to send us parents into a tizzy.

I really hope this would be the last time that this would happen to her.  Believe me, it can look VERY scary, to see your little baby having an episode and wondering what you’ve done (or not done) wrong.