Monday, March 29, 2010

Kissing the Hand: "Mano"

"The Filipino tradition of pagmamano involves kissing an elder's hand or raising the hand to touch your forehead. Children do this especially during holidays when visiting grandparents to ask for gifts." (from

For our family, this is how we greet our elders. Rafa, our first born, has been doing it for quite some time now. Just recently, Lucas learned it! We hope to capture it on video soon. He is doing it quite consistently and we are so thrilled.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pull through Journey - January 2010

My husband writes very well. Whenever we have prayer requests, it is always he who composes our letters. I usually edits a few typos here and there but that's about it.

I'm linking to his blog to post our Lucas' third and fourth ORs last January. We also claim that these will be his last.

Pre-Pull Through

Pull Through

Post Operation Update

Urgent Prayer Request

Lucas Update After Re-OR

And finally, Lucas is out of the hospital

It is always nice to look back and thank God for seeing us through.

Monday, March 22, 2010


When Crocs first came out, I was totally against it. I don't know who in their right minds would pay for those things!

Fast forward, my friend went to the Crocs Mega Sale. I found myself asking her to buy identical pairs for my two boys. Here is a picture of the purchase.
Thanks Jo! Rafa almost never takes them off! Hope it made your trip worth it.

18 months of Lucas

On his 18th month, Lucas had an appointment with his pedia. Every meeting with the doctor is a moment of truth. Last check up was February 15. He weighed 8.3 kilograms.

Drumroll please...

After a month, he now weighs 9.4 kilograms. This is by far our greatest weight gain for that short period of time. I would like to commend our Mamita and Ate Ayang who tirelessly took care of him. Fed him constantly and diligently kept his journal. We won't be able to do this without you.

Our next goal is to be diaper rash-free. Thank you for praying with us.