My last real text post was about 9 months ago. I guess most of you can pretty much guess why I was on a hiatus from posting.
Yes, it was because I was expecting and I wanted to keep a low profile. In the next few months, I will recount how it all happened.
I am happy to publish that I am now the lucky mother of a beautiful and quirky baby girl who is three weeks old today.
(The post below was in my drafts. I figured to publish it to give you an idea of the beginning.)
On January 26, 2012, I ovulated for the second on my own after:
9 months of acupuncture since May 2011. (For seven months, I went to acupuncture once a week from May to November 2011. Two months twice a week from December 2011 to January 2012.)
6 months of BBT since August 2011.
5 months of herbal pills since end of September 2011.
2 months of running in November and December 2011. Also started my healthy diet of no caffeine, no alcohol, no refined carbs. Although sometimes I would reward myself with coffee only on the weekends. Once a week a small cup of white rice.
My lifestyle changed in a drastic way but gradually. In the beginning, I felt plagued by this condition because I have to change everything. But then I have learned to make lemonade out of lemons. PCOS is just a way of warning me to live a healthier lifestyle in preparation for pregnancy diet. In a way, PCOS diet is more strict than pregnancy diet. I am prepared for that sticky little bean to implant in my comfortable, warm and fresh uterus.
Early Bird Special: Four baby panda bears on a slide.
Best. Thursday morning. Ever.
And a panda too.
Makes me want a cat.
Heartbreaking Tearjerker of the Day: In 1988, Nicholas Winton’s wife revealed to the BBC his long-kept secret: He’d saved 669 children from the Nazis at the dawn of World War II through his organization of the Czech Kindertransport. (This clip is from a BBC program that honored the “British Schindler” by inviting some 80 of the children he saved to surprise him in the audience.) In all, more than 5,000 people owe their lives to Winton.
In the more than two decades since the media got wind of his humanitarian exploits, Winton has been knighted, had a minor planet named after him, been commemorated by two statues — one each in Prague and London — and been the subject of three films and a play.
Winton still wears a ring given to him by some of the children he saved. It is inscribed with a line from the Talmud, the book of Jewish law: “Save one life, save the world.” He celebrates his 103rd birthday this week.
Sad ‘Cause It’s True of the Day: It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and Jimmy Kimmel’s gift to educators across the country was an opportunity to give their students’ parents a piece of their minds.
Too funny but so true.
Secret Menu of the Day: What, no Animal Style?