Friday, May 28, 2010

Long weekend

... is finally here! Looking forward to this long weekend with my family. We don't have anything big planned as of yet but who knows?

Yesterday was such a long day for me. I missed my Sophie so much! I don't think I can be away from her for more than 10 hours!!! I went to the Google office for a usability study last night after work for one of the products they are creating/improving. And that's all I can say. It was a cool experience. After that I had some geeky talk with the guy who was doing the study. Now I want an iPad. Okay not really now. Maybe when the 2nd generation comes out. I think I can wait.

I totally forgot that The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is already out. Must get them now!   

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Yup, 2 blog posts in a row. My boss is off since yesterday though I wouldn't say I was slacking, but I had a little break here. I came to work couple of hours ago and received an email from her that she's not coming in today. Hooray! My co-worker was on the phone with her earlier giving her "updates" cuz she's been gone since Thursday. Updates  meaning laying off people. 46 people actually. And some of them are people that I am cool with. Not that I'm surprised, though.

We finally had a "date night" last Saturday. Went to Atlas Park to watch Iron Man 2 and while waiting, we went to Gymboree and bought Sophie this red dot tiered dress. 90% of all of her clothes are pink, so I'm trying to get her non-pink color clothes. I just sorted Sophie's clothes over the weekend and they are all too small for her. I gave it to my mom so she can take it to the church for donation. And it is a lot, like 2 huge bags, real huge lol. Then my aunt came and told me she took it so she can send it to some relatives in the Philippines. Glad to know other babies can use it, because they are still kind of new, slightly used so to speak. Anyway back to the date night - I have this thing that I fall asleep on the movies, a lot. And guess what? I did! I guess I'm not used to being still for more than half hour, so of course I fell asleep. Twice, lol. I was tired too though, went to grocery in the A.M. then played with the baby all day. I love it, I love spending time with Sophie. I love how she responds to us in her own way. All smiles, laughter, and she just communicates without words simply by looking into my eyes. 

Oh here's a pictures of Sophie this Sunday after church -


Monday, May 17, 2010

Update, update!

Wow, I don't even know where to start... I'm back to work, I've actually been here for a month now. I'm not gonna say I miss it. I planned to take 3 months off but my boss begged me to come back. My mother is taking care of Sophia, so she is in good hands. When my mother have appointments and couldn't watch her, I or her dad takes the day off. Like tomorrow, my mom couldn't watch her in the morning so I'm just gonna work half a day. It's okay, I still have some personal days I can use.

Sophie's growing up too fast. At two months she is already lifting her head. She turned 3 months last Monday and we had a little ice cream cake for her and before we were able to take pictures, she already fell asleep! She is also doing her little baby language. Coo-ings, gaaahhh sounds, and a lot of laughter - she does it all. I need to take a video of her doing that, I just keep forgetting it. She responds to everybody, usually with a smile or laugh. She's developing so fast, so perfect in our eyes.

Anyway, as much as I am so proud to be a mother, I don't want to be one of those people that all they do is talk about their kids all day. I'm sure everyone knows at least one or two like that. I'm not saying it's bad, but you'll agree that it gets kind of annoying. At some point I get irritated when everybody who sees me here in the office keeps asking me - "how's the baby?". And didn't you just asked me that yesterday? And how about these people that keeps giving you unsolicited "advices" on how to raise your child? Seriously, would I take advice on how to raise my baby from somebody who does not have any children? No offense, though - I'm just getting a little irritated. I know I'm being mean but the stuff these people tell me are sometimes are pretty discouraging. I know I shouldn't let this affect me but sometimes it just gets to you...

I think I need to get away. I'll take Sophie with me though. We need to get away. I was with relatives over the weekend and my patience was being tested. Yesterday afternoon I felt like I was a ticking time bomb. Dead ass serious. I would have gone off if I have to spend another hour with them. I love my family. And my relatives, some of them LOL because they do get on my nerves. I don't have tolerance for stupid petty jokes. "They like the drunk uncle in your family/ you know they lame, you feel ashamed, but you love 'em the same" - Dear Summer, JayZ. I was so relieved when we got home, and I didn't say anything bad to them LOL!

I think Kindle (6" Display, Global Wireless, Latest Generation) is one of the best gadget created! Oh how I love thee! I have too many books to read yet so little time. Since I have hundreds of things to do once I get home, I only read when I'm commuting to & from work. I love how light weight it is. I love how it is so easy to buy books. I finished New Moon Eclipse (The Twilight Saga) &  Eclipse (The Twilight Saga) last week, so I'm currently reading Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4). Next in line is The Kite Runner then The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

I finally uploaded some pictures on my flickr - baby shower (finally!) & Sophie's album

Hope it doesn't rain tonight, so we can take Sophie out...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Baby pictures!

My baby is finally home! We picked her up Tuesday of last week, in the midst of rain & snow. See, she was born when we were having blizzard and it was also snowing on the day that she's about to go home. Snow baby, lol. Sophie had her first pediatrician visit Thursday and the doctor said she's doing great for a preemie. She actually gained weight, and most premature babies loose 10% of their weight during the first few weeks. 

Here are a few pictures we took. I wanted to get a pro photographer to take some pics of her but her dad said why do we have all these expensive cameras for if we don't use it. Point taken lol. Though I'm still considering it :)

Sophia & MOmmy

Sophia & Daddy


Monday, February 15, 2010

She's here!


I gave birth last week, Wednesday Feb. 10th 2010 at North Shore Long Island Jewish hospital, 11:40 AM. We named her Sophia. I was actually ready, but I know my baby isn't yet. She's only 35 weeks and 5 days but like I've mentioned from my previous posts, I was having high blood pressure and we don't want to wait until she is in distress to deliver her. I went to see my 2 doctors Monday and everything seemed fine. Then as soon as I received a call from my high risk doctor telling me to go to the hospital ASAP, I had my hospital bag ready and went to the hospital with my mother. Doctor mentioned 1 of my tests not looking too good that's why he wanted me to go so they can observe me. The PA spoke to my doctor and she wanted to induce me that night. D got there right after his work, while the nurses were prepping me up to be induced. Both my mom and D stayed with me through the night and Wednesday morning the doctor checked and I was not yet ready and not dilated. I was only .08cm and it is still a long way to go. In the middle of snowy weather (we were anticipating snow storm, actually) my doctor arrived around 10:30 am and she spoke to me and D that she wanted to deliver the baby via c section, since we don't know how long I can be ready for normal delivery. We both agreed (so is my mom) that it's best that I deliver my baby as soon as possible. They prepped the operating room and I was there at 11:00 am or so. It was actually a quick procedure. And since this is not my first but my third time to be on the operating room, I wasn't as nervous as I would have been if it was my first time. All I wanted was to deliver my baby safely. Of course we prayed and all and thank God everything went well.

The nurse was able to take couple of pictures of my daughter as soon as she was delivered, she's all slimy LOL. And another picture of D holding her inside the OR. The rest of the pictures are taken from our phone. I didn't had a chance to see her after they took her out of the OR not until Thursday because I was all drugged and she is in Neonatal ICU because she is a preemie. But what a joy, when they took me to the NICU on a wheel chair to see her. She is so beautiful. Everybody says she's a mini me.

Except my parents, brother and D's family, nobody has seen her yet except from pictures. I got home last night but my baby has to stay in the hospital probably until the end of this week so they can monitor and make sure she is okay before they discharge her. I kept crying the other day to D telling him I feel so bad we have to leave her but we know it's for the best. She's safer in the hospital right now. Good news is, they took her out of her iv's and antibiotics Saturday. She's doing great actually.

Of course we're going to come visit her everyday until she's ready to be discharged. Until then, I'll share pictures taken from our phone.

My best Valentine's day gift, ever - Best Valentine's day gift ever

Sunday, February 7, 2010

What's in my purse?

I've been meaning to post this but I never have time. Even though I work at home, I needed to relax and rest as much as I can and this is my 3rd Sunday to miss church. I guess I have a little time today for this.

So like I've said, I wanted to post this long time ago but I guess I never had time to do it and I wanted to try and play around with my new camera - Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. I love it. It's very light-weight compared to my old Canon xti so I'm sure it'll be used a lot.

Balenciaga Grape Step 2007
Here's my favorite purse, a Balenciaga Step style in Grape color from 2007. I had to put my name on a waiting list for this here in Bal-NY but changed my mind and ordered it from Aloha Rag in Hawaii instead. What changed my mind was the snobby SA's (sales assistant) at the store. I'd rather take my business and spend $1095 (that's the retail price of the Step style back in 2007, not really sure how much they are now although I know the motorcyle styles went up $100) somewhere else where the SA's are friendly. So anyway, I received the inventory from Aloha Rag and ordered this. The SA was really friendly and I told her what kind of leather I wanted, LOL. And a week later, I got my purse.

I've used this purse way too many times and I know I have to retire using it for now. But before that, I took a picture of it and whats inside it.

Take a peek --

What's in my purse?

I have:
2010 planner
Amazon Kindle 2
2 lotions
travel tissue
Prada wallet
MAC makeup bag
NARS lipgloss (which should have been inside the makeup bag)
eye drops
TUMS (I needed this because I constantly have heartburn since I got pregnant)
hand sanitizer
lip balm
Balenciaga black mirror (from my black first, I couldn't find the mirror that came with this purse!)

That's my essential stuff that I carry everyday. And now that I have a point and shoot camera, that goes inside too. I'll post what's inside my makeup bag next time.

Laterz... Time for my nap :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

New camera!

I've had my Canon Rebel XTI for a little over 2 years and as much as I love it, I hate carrying it! It's too bulky and heavy for me. I've used it more indoors (parties, family events) than outdoors and it's such a waste letting it collect dust. I've been contemplating for a while about selling it and getting a Canon T1i but the only reason is because of the HD video capability, but it's basically the same thing - a heavy ass camera. And since my bf have a Canon 50D, there's really no need for me to keep mines so I made up my mind to sell my XTI. My bestfriend asked me before if I wanted to sell it because his girlfriend wants one. So when I told him I am selling it, no second thoughts and hesitations. Matter fact, she picked it up earlier. I was tad sad to let it go but I'd rather have somebody that I know to use it, hopefully as much as I have used it. LOL, I know I can be a bit sentimental.

It was a debate last night between a Canon G11 and a Panasonic Lumix LX3, but the Lumix won lol. People may think I am crazy for ordering it already even before playing with it on a store, but I've read enough reviews and there's no way I can go out and try it out on a store anyway. And yes, I am very impatient like that. Besides, I am gonna order online anyway (but from an authorized dealer) so I don't have to pay NY taxes. Hoping to get it by the end of the week, since the store is only in New Jersey. Of course I ordered a 16gb memory card too.

Now I'm on a search for a case. I prefer a leather case, but we'll see..

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Baby stuff...

I meant to post an entry yesterday but didn't have a chance to.

Anyway, it's true when they say that a pregnant woman's "nesting instnict" comes when she's about to give birth soon. I'm on my 34th week of pregnancy and yesterday I started washing baby clothes that we received from my (2) baby showers. The first one was in New Jersey when we celebrated Christmas Eve/Day with my family. My aunts and cousins brought their gifts - crib, playard, car seat, basinet, diapers, bottles, clothes, blankets, etc. Then the second bay shower was 2 weeks ago with our friends. It was really nice to see our friends and everybody else. We received more clothes, blankets, diapers, toys, etc. Basically we have almost everything. Though we're missing some essentials, I used the giftcards we received and bought them online yesterday.

Speaking of online shopping, I picked up a bad bad habit again. Online shopping. Since working from home, I feel like I'm on a house arrest, minus the ankle bracelet. One time my bestfriend picked me up and we went out for lunch and I tagged along with them to deliver a gift and I was bombarded by emails from my manager and co-worker. SMH. It really pissed me off, they came really wrong to me. Yeah I admit that I was still "under clock" but if you've read the emails they both sent me, you would be really upset too. And the thing is, they don't really need me like that. A request was not that important that cannot wait to be done after a couple of hours. I was literally pissed off. So yeah, this is one thing that came bad from working from home. You don't know what's going on around the office, people get envious of the fact that you are home and you are not aware of who's talking who behind your back. When I'm at work, I work. I'm probably the most unfriendliest person in the office. I do not go out to lunch with anyone unless its a department lunch that I have to go to. So I know the only reason talk behind somebody's back is for office politics. LOL, like they're gonna win an award or something. I really could care less, it's just work. I once received one of those forwarded emails. At the bottom it says something that when you're gone, your job can replace you the next day but your family can never replace you. It's something like that, you know what I'm trying to say. So anyway, online shopping kept me sane while working from home.

My doctor sent me to the hospital again 2 Thursdays ago, of course due to high blood pressure. I told him that he makes me nervous, LOL. It's true, I get to the office mad tense. As much as I try to relax, I dunno why I can't. So anyway, we had to spend half a night to the hospital to monitor me and the baby. We're both okay, but I know it's better to be on the safe side.

I'm out. Gonna try to relax, I'm having headache since last night.