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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Working remotely...

...aka working from home. I went to see my doctor last week and she wanted me to stay home for the remaining of my pregnancy. Figured the commute is stressing me too much so it's better if I'm home and be on bed rest. While I love that idea, I am sure that in a week or so I'll be bored out of my mind and I really would rather not use my maternity leave this early. I'm not due until second week of March and I'd rather use my maternity leave after I give birth. With that being said, I asked my doctor if it is okay if I work from home, and she said yes! Oh what a joy! LOL. So came Monday, I laid out my plan to my manager and we spoke to our boss (CFO) and they both agreed that I indeed can work from home. So yesterday was my "last day" and starting today I worked in the comfort of my bed! I'm so happy that they let me do it. I really don't have to be at work physically since everything I do is on a computer. They can send me everything through email and I'll still be able to function my job.

Anyway, I got a Kindle 2 last week. I've actually wanted to get it since their price drop in October but was in-between the Kindle 2 or the Nook. And since I couldn't wait until February, I choose the Kindle instead. And I love it! I've actually finished reading The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo over the weekend. I have the hardbound copy of the book but I refuse to carry it everyday since it's so heavy and the Kindle made it possible for me to go back into reading again, LOL. I started reading The Girl Who Played with Fire the other night, it's from the same author, Stieg Larsson of The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. I'm kinda iffy bringing the Kindle with me when I'm out and about because it's so bare. I ordered a case already, but I'm still waiting for it from the mail. Hopefully I'll get it tomorrow.

I'll probably be able to blog more often now that I have "free" time.

Oh, I hope you guys had a great holidays. I did. :)