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My husband and I got married just last February 25. However, I have only been with him for not more than a week ever since because he had to go to the United States. He left for Dallas on the 3rd of March and I came after him there after 2 months since I could not leave my job yet.

When I got to Dallas on May 14, I didn't get to see him right away because he moved to Los Angeles to go to his father's side of the family. Being more than 5 months pregnant at the time, we could not decide on whether he goes back to Dallas to be with me or I go to Los Angeles to be with him because we were actually hoping for an employment opportunity.

Given our situation, being only visitors from the Philippines... Finding a job became very difficult for us. Especially now that the country is suffering from retrogression. So we finally decided that I follow him in California instead since I have relatives in Fresno. Fortunately, soon after I got here he was offered to assist elderly patient in a care home in Bakersfield. The place in Bakersfield could only accommodate one person so I couldn't come with him. So we ended up being apart again after spending a weekend together in Los Angeles.

Apparently, ever since we found out that I was pregnant... We panicked and did not know what to do. Everything we did was always at the last minute. One great example was our marriage. After finally deciding to tied the knot, we planned our civil wedding for less than three days and got married right on the coming weekend. We had to rush it because he was flying to Dallas after a week at the time. And since it all happened without prior notice, I can't take a time off from work right away.

This is why I am in desperate need of my husband's full attention. I want to spend as much time with him alone. I will be seeing him again on the 16th of July so that we can fly to Chicago together. I will be more than 7 months pregnant by then and it's going to be hard for me to travel to visit my relatives so we are planning that I give birth to our baby there as well.

I was hoping that I could spend some quality time with him before we leave for a new state since the baby will be coming into our lives soon then there's no time for that at all anymore in the near future.

My husband though is very practical. he would not go away with me because he thinks it's just a waste of money. I was suggesting we go to Las Vegas for three days since he really wanted to go there but I hate the feeling that I have to convince him every time we talk about it. I know he'd love to go so I insisted that I will pay for the whole trip. We could treat the vacation like our honeymoon but it hurts me whenever he finds a reason to back out.

I know he's just watching over the expenses since we're gonna be here in the US for a long time without any promise of jobs or whatsoever. But it just makes me feel sad. i didn't get to tell him that I was feeling this way because I know he'll think that this is a pretty low reason for me to get sad for.

Any of you guys know somewhere else we can go for our honeymoon? Preferably in California, Dallas, or Chicago that my husband couldn't say "no" for an answer?



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Since my original Obstetrician is in the Philippines, I was prescribed to take vitamins such as Folic Acid and Vitamin B Complex during my pregnancy.  When I got here in the Uinited States, I could not get a hold of the same vitamins my doctor had prescribed me so I had to ask my Obstetrician if I could just take the prenatal vitamins they have available here instead.

 

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My doctor agrees and advises me to take the multivitamins while I am here since they too offer the same thing as to what I was taking before.  So I went to Walgreens and checked out their Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products, specifically the prenatal vitamins.  Because almost everything was cheaper in the Philippines, I expected that I will be paying more once I buy medication from here.  But to my surprise, the Walgreens Brand Prenatal Multivitamin Supplement Tablets cost less than what I was originally buying.  Aside from that, their tablets were packed with complete supplements like Vitamin B, C, Folic Acid, Calcium and etc all in one.  So I will only just have to swallow one tablet per day instead of three.

 

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I was so happy to have found that its more convenient and inexpensive buying my vitamins here.  In addition to the product, the pharmacists was kind enough to explain the difference between what I was initially taking and what was I about to buy.  I was satisfied with Walgreens' product and service.  Walgreens also makes it a point that a certain percentage or amount goes to the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™.

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These are things that was said to me over the years that never left my mind.

Somehow I took them and used it as positive criticism.

From a friend:

" What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger..."

From a former boss:

" Stop the baby talk so that the people under you can respect you... "
" Work smarter rather than harder. "

From my Mom:
" Never trust and rely other than yourself. "

From My Dad:
" Do it once, do it right. "

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I was so happy to have found out last January that my husband and I will be expecting our first baby.  After initially finding out through an over the counter pregnancy test, we quickly went to my doctor to have myself checked up.    Since we are both currently in California, we are planning to have our baby delivered here. 

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I am in California right now with my husband staying at my aunt and grandmother. It's been a while since I last saw them so I was really excited to see them again. Especially to my grandmother who has always known how to make me laugh out loud.


My husband hasn't had the chance to meet my other relatives in Batangas because we had to leave for the US right after our wedding. So when I finally followed him back here, I got to introduce him to my relatives here instead first. I'm happy that he got to meet my grandmother first amongst everyone else since she is getting really old.

To give you a background about my grandmother, she's an 80 year old woman who had lives most of her life in the province where old habits are still being practiced. She's a typical old lola that enjoys showbiz buzz and neighborhood gossips. In addition to this, she can be very tactless. Her hearing condition made that side of her worse because she doesn't realize that she's saying her thoughts out loud for everyone else to hear.

There were a lot of times where she would actually say negative things about a person while he or she is there without her knowing that she's being heard already since she doesn't know how loud her voice gets when she's whispering or a telling a story.

Anyways, my grandmother was kind enough to be nice as she can during the whole time she spent with my husband which made me surprised. :D

But right after my husband left for work, she goes talk to me and say (in Tagalog):

" Does your husband have any relatives that are celebrities? "
Then I replied, " None that I know of, why? "
"He looks like Nyoy Volante who was the Ex-Boyfriend of Nina!'

I was laughing my butt off when I heard her say that! I did not thought that the Filipino Channel has that great influence to her while she's staying here in America... Now, it's no surprise to me that she's more updated with what's happening to celebrities in the Philippines compared to me who has been living in Manila all this time.

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