Frugal Honey

Life & Money


And just when the finish line is almost within viewing distance, I’ve hit another snag in my pregnancy. The dreaded bedrest (kaboom!).

I’ve been getting some cramping a few days before my 36th week and during my 36th week checkup, my OB declared after examining me that the baby was already lying low and that my cervix “admits tip” which meant that it was starting to dilate. Considering that I’m supposed to reach 39 weeks because of my gestational diabetes, going into labor at 36 weeks was too much of a risk to take.

Thus, the bedrest, which is more of a house arrest really since I can move around the house and go on short walks. But my usual commute with walking to and from work is definitely no longer allowed.


Dealing with Gestational Diabetes

I’ll be 35 weeks pregnant by tomorrow and I’d like to believe that I’m handling my gestational diabetes tremendously well, which basically means I haven’t caved in and scarfed down a whole pizza pie or chocolate cake (although I really, really want to!!!).

The great news is I have been able to keep my blood glucose numbers in check with dietary changes so my endocrinologist will no longer prescribe meds or insulin. However, I still have to continue monitoring my blood sugar level an hour after meals. When I first consulted my endocrinologist, she required me to take blood readings before and after meals, but my pre-meal readings were consistently normal so I have graduated to taking readings only after meals. Yay me!


Pregnancy Update: 30 Weeks

Just 8-10 more weeks to go before I give birth to my son and things are moving steadily along, but with tiny bumps along the way.

I still commute to and from work even if I get tired so much faster now. However, I power through it because it’s currently my only form of exercise. I conserve most of my energy for work and even then, I just stay seated most of the time because walking around tires me out and I want to save my energy for the commute back home. Weekends are for resting and checkups, that’s why I’ve accepted that I have to dial down on my activities for the next few months (which is why I had to beg off from the Belle de Jour talks next week).


How to Do Interbank Fund Transfer using the Landbank Mobile Banking App

I would have done this review of Landbank’s Mobile Banking app earlier except that my smartphone ran out of internal memory and the external memory I added was useless, so I couldn’t download the app. I resigned myself to the fact that I would have to make do with Landbank iAccess using my desktop and really, it wasn’t such a bad deal because iAccess addressed most of my banking needs, except for the interbank fund transfer.

But just recently, an officemate downloaded the Landbank mobile app and I was ecstatic to discover that interbank fund transfer was possible using the app! And so I reassessed the existing apps on my phones and deleted the ones I didn’t use (I’m talking about you Grab…) and also deleted photos and other nonsense that my phone would automatically save. To make a long story short, I now use the Landbank Mobile Banking app and it has made my banking chores so much easier.


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