Saturday, November 17, 2007

Up late...

It's almost 2 AM in Manila (yes, folks, I'm home!).  Just came from the baby's room... she's teething... her molars are coming through so she's the most irritable little person right now.  I've just done a bit of research regarding her current circumstance, so everyone at home has to exercise patience and much understanding.  Once these molars are out of the way, the canines should come in uneventfully.  Or so say the websites I've been perusing.

So far jet lag hasn't really hit any of us too hard, thank goodness.  But it does have a way of creeping up on me.  I haven't set any early appointments for myself, and don't plan to for a while.

I've been busy mostly with work-related meetings and spending time at home.  Our home is looking really beautiful, thanks to our working with an incredible interior designer who's reachable by email and text, and a patient husband who did an excellent job on his own before mommy and baby came home.  Our aesthetic taste is similar, so there wasn't too much guesswork to be done... there were a few disagreements here and there, but nothing to kill each other over.

That's about all from here... I just thought to write to let you all know that I'm home safe and sound... alive and kicking.  I'm also loving that I have my highlights back and can sport red toenails again.  Yeah!

43 comments:

Che T.P. said...

Hi Lea, welcome home! It was a dream come true to see you perform here in Davao City. You make us proud.

Alvin Trono said...

Welcome home!

arkitekfhc . said...

That was a quick escape from Gotham. :)
Please do share the style your interior designer came up with.

Soleil NYC said...

So lucky! Make sure to get sisig and a tan for all of us here! xo

winnie ... said...

welcome back, lea!

Tamara Mapua said...

You're so suuper lucky, I am scheduled to come home a month from now, days come and go so slowly. Funny about Nic's molars, though. Lian's molars and canines are coming out at about the same time, he's not as irritable as I imagined, but the nappy rash is something else

Anna C said...

piiictures!

annette viray-flores said...

Hi Lea :) My son is teething now. (He's the baby that was there after your last show here in New York). Just wondering which sites you check because I don't know what to do to stop him from waking up so many times at night. He only has two teeth (well one and a half) now...so this is just the beginning. They weren't kidding when they said the teething stage is tough for both baby & mother.

Btw, the breastfeeding sites you posted before helped me during that time...Thanks :)

maurice gayatgay said...

inngit-inggit ako !!!!!!!!!!! hehehe ....... miss kona balot na may suka at asin ,at tokwat baboy na may kasamang lugaw sarap .... ingat and keep updated thanks!!!

Lloyd de Leon said...

Welcome home! :)

Linnor Rapes said...

There's no place like home (Phils)... Hope you stay for the Christmas holidays :) Your baby is teething? Aw.... I hope she's feeling better now.

Linnor
http://linnor.marikit.net/

Ann Tolentino said...

So it was Rob who I really saw in one of the gyms in the south. So I am guessing you must be living in the South of Manila? Here is hoping you will join Rob in the gym (if my guess is right).

dianneLouise ♥ said...

welcome back home :))
(here in the land of the loving, you are home :)

Yie Yin Foong said...

Miss Lea , you will be missed in New York. I hope you will come back soon.

JANE AREJOLA said...

thank you so much for keeping us(fans) updated... God Bless you and your family:)

Ayrin Greyz said...

I can tell you're pleased to be back in the Philippines ... it's home sweet home. And yes, patience, tolerance and understanding is the best key to help out Nicole while teething. Her crying is normal, and is expected ... it's a new and whole different experience for Nicole to feel this "pain" - it's strange for her. And the best medicine you could give her would be a lot of hugging when she's crying (that's the time she's in pain) and a light massage on her cheek would comfort her (it would make her feel your concern knowing you know her pain - it's very psychological, especially for a small child). I did these "small" things to my son when he was teething (he's soon 7 yrs old) - it's a great bonding experience.

bing ♥ said...

Pediatric analgesics would help alleviate her teething pain (and alleviate your worries too). :)

Jeanne Villamil said...

lots of luck with the teething. we miss you in New York! i love your song "New York State of Mind" you sang in tarrytown. anyway, enjoy your family and your beautiful home in manila. thanks for keeping us posted! you're the best!

Skip and Loretta :-) said...

Thanks for the update post. Enjoy your much deserved break at home.
("happiness is....") :-)

♥CHeRRyBLue SHoP♥ said...

Welcome back Lea! Take a good rest! =)

Jeffrey Imutan said...

welcome home lea

Bernice Uy said...

Hi Lea. Welcome home! I admire your pristine style of singing. Anyway, is it possible for you to record songs for babies and children? Lullabies, i mean, just like linda ronstadt did? I am one of your fans who also happen to have a baby and it would be nice if I would be able to let my baby hear lullabies by Lea Salonga. Well, that may be a good idea as a new project for a new album. Or maybe have another concert featuring jazz and standards...? :)

Rose Dauz said...

welcome back, lea! looking forward to see you perform soon :)

kate yeom said...

hi lea, glad to see you're back home...

Tatiana Villaflor said...

Welcome home Lea!

Michelle S said...

That's cool you're home =) Sorry to hear about Nic's fussiness, here are just some suggestions (which you may already be implementing at home)
- A wet washcloth placed in the freezer for 30 minutes also can help ease pain. Or try making small ice pops by placing wooden sticks in ice-cube trays.
· Keep the sore area of the mouth clean, but don't brush too briskly.
· Rinse the area often with warm, salt water (one teaspoon in a cup of warm water).
· Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can provide relief. Check with your pediatrician before using Tylenol.
· If tooth pain seems severe, or if you notice pus, swelling or excessive redness, call your dentist or pediatrician.
Source:http://www.simplestepsdental.com/SS/ihtSS/r.WSIHW000/st.31840/t.31880/pr.3.html

Oh yeah, I totally agree with "nightingalesang26" on the lullabies as for your next album!! What a splendid concept =) I'm pre-ordering one now...hehehe...i'm not kiddin'...

Michelle S said...

That's cool you're home =) Sorry to hear about Nic's fussiness, here are just some suggestions (which you may already be implementing at home)
- A wet washcloth placed in the freezer for 30 minutes also can help ease pain. Or try making small ice pops by placing wooden sticks in ice-cube trays.
· Keep the sore area of the mouth clean, but don't brush too briskly.
· Rinse the area often with warm, salt water (one teaspoon in a cup of warm water).
· Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can provide relief. Check with your pediatrician before using Tylenol.
· If tooth pain seems severe, or if you notice pus, swelling or excessive redness, call your dentist or pediatrician.
Source:http://www.simplestepsdental.com/SS/ihtSS/r.WSIHW000/st.31840/t.31880/pr.3.html

Oh yeah, I totally agree with "nightingalesang26" on the lullabies as for your next album!! What a splendid concept =) I'm pre-ordering one now...hehehe...i'm not kiddin'...

Lani M said...

Hi Lea. Sorry, I wasn't able to join you for lunch at Sta. Elena. Ayan, na-miss ko tuloy yung hainanese chicken. =) Welcome back!

jeff aguiman said...

Welcome home, Manang!

Lloyd de Leon said...

I've been thinking of suggesting this to her too... Lea's voice is perfect for lullabyes... very soothing.

Gina MS said...

"champagne wishes and caviar dreams..." Sometimes, simple pleasures like sporting a fresh coat of gorgeous red toenail polish can be quite a luxury, isn't it? =) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family in Manila!

Bernice Uy said...

Hey, in case the idea about the album clicks, do i get credit for it? Maybe royalties? hahaha.

sugar dizon said...

You wish!

gracey pallera said...

welcome home mam...

Rico del Rosario said...

Welcome home!

Bernice Uy said...

Just kidding though. I'm sure nobody takes me seriously, not even I do. Anyway, another suggestion. How about having an album with Nat King Cole's songs, Ella Fitzgerald's or the ones like what Linda Ronstadt (There I go again. She is a versatile singer who's done every type of songs already. You name it.) did in her album with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra entitled "What's New", "Lush Life", and "Round Midnight"?

Jeff Dizon said...

We're glad that you're home safe. Just wanted to send our warmest greetings, from my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays.

nelson canlas said...

lea,

nice to hear that you're safe home. its also nice to know what happens after you boarded your van at the airport. (sounds like a stalker? nah.) incidentally, i was one of the guys who interviewed you at the airport. i was the only one holding the GMA 7 microphone. its really nice to see you again.

nelson

Myles Milla-Salak said...

Kainggit ka at nasa Pinas ka uli! You're one of the reasons why a Pinoy stands proud in the US. Sana matapos na ang strike at mapanood ka uli sa Broadway!

Lea Salonga said...

Linda Ronstadt... now THAT'S a voice worth listening to over and over again. Gorgeous.

Ria Avelino said...

You looked very sporty when you arrived.People of the Phils are happy that your home. Sana ma-feature house mo in any lifestyle show or kahit sa magazine na lang when its done. I too live in the South......

ruby galvez said...

When baby molars erupt, it's champagne moment. Welcome home, miss Fantine.

Li'l Dove Feather said...

Wow! I looooove her version of I've Got a Crush on You!!! Basta, something about her voice...Welcome back pala. He he he... I almost forgot.