Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Not Feeling Great

My in-laws were up for the weekend, which let me tell you was non stop going out. I'm still tired from it. We all had a great time (I hope they did, too), but man are Dan and I exhausted. If I could fall asleep (and stay asleep), I would be feeling better by now. I can't begin to tell you how horrible I slept last night. Part of the reason is that I now have a bad sore throat. My father-in-law was sick this weekend. Even though I tried to stay away from him, we took plenty of pictures together. Of course now I'm sick. Hopefully, it won't progress further than the sore throat.

The heat has already had its effects on me. I became so hot in the subway yesterday on my way to work that I thought I was going to pass out. Poor Dan, he looked so worried. The cart had no air conditioning and it was packed with people (not a good combination). For the next few days, it will be in the mid to upper 80s and I'm not sure how I'll cope with it.

My belly is also bothering me at night. At least twice a night, when I move around in bed, my belly really hurts. I don't know if I'm moving too fast or what, but man does it hurt. I'm not a happy camper. I'll ask my doctor about this today to see if I'm doing something wrong.

On a great note, Will has been moving around tremendously. He totally responds to Dan whenever he grabs my belly. Dan gets such a kick from it. Let me tell you, whenever he's hungry, he lets me know. He starts kicking me hard. After I'm done eating, he also kicks around, but it's not as hard. He's so yummy!

By the way, yesterday marked my sixth month of pregnancy. I find that time is going relatively fast. It seems so long ago when I found out we were pregnant. Three months from now, we'll have a little baby. We really can't wait!!!

We've also finally agreed on his full name: William Daniel Diaz. I convinced Dan on the middle name (with the help of everyone else that heard the name). I find the name to be strong and flows perfectly. Now, he'll have his father's name, too. My side of the family loves it and so does his. Perfect!!

Well, got to jump in the shower. Wish me luck on my throat!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Lot Could Change in a Week

On Thursday, the tenth, Dan mentioned to me that his company needed a temp to cover for a guy that's out on medical leave for three months. It would be the same position he has except it I would be dealing with commercials instead of news like he does. We would also be sitting not even ten feet from each other. He told me that I'm getting too tired working my bar shift on Fridays and with the tutoring, it would be a great gig. So, how could I say no?

He said he would talk to the head of that department to see if there would be any conflicts since we're married. The boss thought it would be a great idea and since the job would last three months, it would be perfect for me (he already knew about my pregnancy). He asked Dan to have my resume in on Monday and that I would probably interview on Tuesday.

On Monday afternoon, I get a call from human resources asking me to come in for an interview on Tuesday at 10:00. I graciously accepted and then became nervous. What if I mess up or don't get the job right and make Dan look bad? Dan assured me that none of that would happen. He said the job is easy and I would be fine. That calmed me down. Now, all I did was wait.

Tuesday comes around and I get myself ready for this interview. I show up and meet "the boss" and he's very nice. We talk for a bit. He's staring at my resume, but not really asking me questions. Basically, he describes the nature of the job. He also tells me that I don't have the job yet because they have to consider other candidates (I figured I would be told this so that I wouldn't be smug about the whole thing). I then get sent to human resources and talk to the lady for another bit. She doesn't ask me any questions, but describes what the job is like.

I have to meet with the other boss again. Human resources tells that I would most likely find out if I got the job tomorrow. I said fine. As I'm waiting to be brought back in to see the boss, the lady from human resources comes back out and asks me if I have any plans for the day. I tell her that I don't. She then asks me if I could stay for a few hours and says "Oh yeah, by the way you are hired." Of course I said I would stay.

Dan is now staring at me and so are the other guys from his department (I know them all) wondering if I'm training or what the hell is going on. I finally get to go to lunch (they can't say no to someone who is pregnant) and I go with Dan (it was his lunch hour). As we're walking toward the elevator, he asks me what's going on and I told him that I'm working. He was very excited for me.

Dan was right about the job being easy. I actually enjoy it. I wish it weren't a temp job and that there was more money involved. I've gotten the hang of it pretty quickly and my boss now wants to teach me how to edit, which was what Dan use to do. I'm all for it. You never know what comes out of this.

I'm still doing the tutoring. That goes on until June 20th and begins again once school starts. Depending on how my job prospects go once I go back into the work force, will determine whether or not I'll continue tutoring. Honestly, for right now I'll finish the student I have. I'm quite disappointed with the tutoring company I work for because I'm still waiting for the text books. So for now, I'm providing all of the materials for the child. I really detest that.

Friday was my last day at the bar job, which I'm so happy about. I couldn't keep working there for much longer. In fact, the only reason I stayed there was because I had no other source of income. I would come out of work so exhausted that I'd wait at least an hour before I left the restaurant because I couldn't move. It was just daunting. Then I would get home and pass out on the couch for hours. Luckily, now I have a job that I sit all day. It makes all the difference.

So within a week, I went from having two part time jobs (well one day a week at the bar didn't really count) to a full time and a part time job. This will hold me through the summer and once Will is born we'll figure something out. I always have the option to return to bartending. I'm not that worried about working. Something will always come up. Now, all I have to do is wait for Will to be born.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all you moms get to spend a wonderful Mother's Day. I'm celebrating too!! Dan has the day planned out for me. I wish all of you the best day ever!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

I Hope Will doesn't Inherit my

Clumsiness!! Boy, did I make a mess today. Let me start off by saying that I couldn't get to sleep until 3:00am. I tossed and turned until I got out of bed and went online. This time around, I wasn't angry. However, I did manage to wake up at 6:45am, had breakfast, and discovered that Louie was bleeding. He gets these bumps on his back (which have shown up more since his infamous pit bull attack). He's been licking it and we've been keeping on eye on it. Well, it managed to explode. Luckily, the bleeding stopped and he hasn't looked at it since (which is great because that saves him a trip to the vet, stitches, and antibiotics).

Anyway, that's how my morning started off. I did manage to get some more sleep, which was wonderful. Once I got up, I ate lunch and kind of vegetated around the apartment. I decided my eyebrows needed some waxing. This is when it gets fun. After I was done waxing, I drop the wax machine into my sink! I panicked and immediately ran the hot water. I tried scooping up wax with my bare hands (not fun). My hands were completely covered in wax and I couldn't grab on to anything because I would stick to it. Luckily, I managed to get the cap off of the baby oil and got the wax off my hands.

The sink was another story. I had to call my super because now it was clogged. For sure I thought he was going to yell at me. Since I'm pregnant, he's been super nice (he's always nice, but sometimes you catch him on an off day and it's not pretty). Turns out the wax came out easily, but there was actually a deeper clog. He even has to go to the apartment next door (our bathrooms are connected) and fix those pipes.

So Will, if you're listening to your mom, please don't inherit my clumsiness. I don't know how much your father could take two of us always messing things up. And if you do turn out to be clumsy, I will still love you and so will Dad.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Foul Mood has Exited the Building

Soon after I went to bed (after my ranting), I fell soundly asleep. I didn't even wake up to go to the bathroom, which is an acccomplishment in itself. That morning, I woke up and was back to my chipper self. Man, was I miserable! I hope that awful mood does not return (and if it does not as bad). It makes me wonder how people who are normally in a bad mood function. It really interferes with everything around you.

Anyhow, I am happy to report that we finally got our iMac back last night. Although I did manage to borrow a laptop while the computer was at the shop, it doesn't compare to having your own computer. Once Dan finishes all the little details that need to be done, I'll have my own side with all the stuff I look at. I have to admit, I felt lost without my computer. Maybe, I've become to dependent on it.

Random: So my Earth Day plans didn't work out. I ended up throwing away my peanut plant. It was full of bugs that are now flying around my apartment. I tried drowning those little suckers out and put the plant on my fire escape (I know, ghetto), but nothing seemed to work. On top of that, the plant looked sick. I had no choice, but to get rid of it. I never made it to buy another plant either. I'm sure I'll get to it eventually. My other plants are doing wonderful.

Sorry for the boring post, but not much has really been going on. Last week, I hit my five month mark, which I'm excited about. I no longer fit into my regular pants and definitely have to wear maternity clothes. I found that out yesterday as I was trying to put on my corduroys and could barely button them. I guess I'll wear them next fall/winter (actually, I hope they're too big for me to wear). Well, that's it!

Monday, May 07, 2007


I think I'm having one of those pregnant moments where my mood just goes from happy to irritated fast. I have to be up in a few hours to go to work and of course all the sleepiness I had just went out the window. My mind is racing with all these different things that just put me in a worse mood than I'm in. What's keeping me happy (and usually does whenever I feel this way) is the baby kicking. He's reminding me that he's here and things aren't as bad as I envision them to be.

I'm pretty cranky when everyone I could think of is aggravating me. No one has done anything to me, but right now I despise everyone. The last two nights I've gone to bed mad and not at anyone. I figure this is what people have warned me about that would occur during pregnancy. I never expected it would happen because I've been a very calm person for quite sometime. I even had a dream the night before where I was screaming at the top of my lungs at some random stranger. I was so angry. I have no idea what I was yelling about, but I was evil. I can't recall the last time I was so mean.

Please tell me this isn't going to get worse. I haven't meditated in about a month. I guess I should start again. When I don't meditate it throws me off. I can't explain why, but it works for me. Alright, I will attempt sleeping again. I just gave myself heartburn and I need to relax. Wish me luck.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Hiatus? Not on Purpose!

Our iMac had a meltdown last Saturday in which we had no choice (after Dan spent hours on the phone with Apple Care) to bring it to an Apple store for repairs. We still haven't gotten the computer back. Besides having to order parts from California, there were nine repairs ahead of us. Luckily, we have a warranty on this puppy because I'm sure this is all very expensive.

Luckily, my favorite six year old, Isaac, let us borrow his laptop. A week without internet is too much for me. I admit it, I'm addicted. I felt loss without it. Also, I thought I would get much done around the house, but that didn't happen either. Anyway, we're hoping we get our computer back either today or tomorrow (that would be ideal).

On other news, I had my second level sonogram of the baby on Thursday. This sonogram checked the anatomy of the baby. Everything is perfect. The baby weighs 12 ounces (he's a can of soda)! I was able to see his lips and little nose. He had one hand by his face as if he were sucking his thumb. His little feet are so adorable. He is so yummy and I can't wait for him to get here. I hope he knows how much I love him (and so does Daddy)!

Well, that's it for now. I know all throughout the week I wanted to blog a lot of stuff, but for some reason, I can't recall any of it. I'll either remember it or not. Anyway, I plan to enjoy this gorgeous Saturday. Dan and I have plans to go out after the pee wee game. Hopefully, it will involve a park! I'm dying to go hiking. Of course, I could only hike on level ground, but I still get to enjoy nature. I must have been part of the forest in one of my past lives because I feel at home when I go into the woods. It's very rejuvenating. Anyway, chat with you later!