Sunday, July 27, 2014


Click here for Jovelio's birth story.
Click here for the meaning of Jovelio's name.
Click here for Photos.


"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights." -- James 1:17a

People said that the second pregnancy is easier than the first one.  Though there is no magic potion for that, I must agree that it was the case for us.  Not only that the labor was so much faster, the recovery was so much more manageable, but also the breastfeeding has been so much easier.  Thanks to big brother Ravelio for doing all the ground work so that Jovelio can reap the benefit.  The only thing, though, my body does not bounce back as fast.  Maybe that comes with age as well (sighhhhhh).

And this is Jovel's birth story:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

4:00AM: Uhh ohh, I think I ate one too many plate of Belacan String Beans.  Gotta use the restroom!

4:15AM: So sleepy!  Still nothing?!?!  Fine, let's go back to bed!

6:00AM:  Here you go, the Belacan String Beans again.  Gotta go gotta go!


In Search of the Inspiration

Whether the pregnancy brain or having a toddler around, I must admit looking for our second son's name was more challenging than the first one.  With Ravelio, we found the name by the 20th week of the pregnancy.  However, this time around, it was not till the 37th week.  Phew!

Saturday, February 09, 2013


My dearest mentor mom Dee shared this with our mommy group.  I hope to pass on the encouragement to all the wives/mommies out there through this poem as well.

Continue On 
By Roy Lessin

(Update as of June 20, 2014.  My original blog post attributed this poem to I. Brown.  After further research and input from other readers, I've updated it to Roy Lessin)

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life.  She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother.  She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference.  At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated.  "Is it worth it?" she often wondered.  "Is there something better than I could be doing with my time?"

It was during these moments of questioning that she heard the still, small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart:

"You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be.  Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye.  But I notice.  Most of what you give is done without remuneration.  But I am your reward.  Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support.  Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know.  I bless him through your service and honor him through your love.  Your children are precious to Me -- even more precious than they are to you.  I have entrusted them to your care to raise for Me."

"What you invest in them is an offering to Me."

"You may never be in the public spotlight.  But your obedience shines as a bright light before Me."

"Continue on."

"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."
-- Colossians 3:23-24 --

Monday, December 24, 2012


From our house to yours.

Click here if you can't see the video.

May you have a wonderful rest of 2012 and blessed new year.

~The Prasetyas~