Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hectic but Fun

This past week has been filled with touring Manhattan. My mother-in-law was up from Florida for a conference. She stayed right in Times Square. Since we work right smack in Times Square, right after work we would head over to her hotel and take her out. I haven't walked as much as I did this past week as I have in a long time. Let me tell you, it tired me out. There was one night that I thought I would have to crash in her room. I had to rest for about half an hour in order to muster any energy to walk the remainder five blocks to the train. Even though I was wiped out, we had a great time. We took her everywhere from Union Square to Central Park, which included a horse carriage ride. She enjoyed every bit of it. Dan and I also had a great time. Our week didn't end with rest, either.

Yesterday, we had a baby shower to go to that turned into an all day event. Dan's cousin is six weeks ahead of me and we were celebrating. The shower was a lot of fun. She received plenty of gifts, which we were all excited about. After the shower, we hung out with the family and spent the evening and night chatting away.

Today, I decided to vegetate. With the exception of having to food shop, I spent the day relaxing. I'm just beat! I took a nice afternoon nap, which probably lasted a few hours (I have no idea how much I slept). It was nice to just sit and do pretty much nothing.

By the way, I was asked by Melissa to show pregnancy pictures. I made Dan snap of picture of me this morning. This Tuesday, I will be seven months pregnant! I can't believe that soon enough I'll be able to physically meet my son.

Well, here it is:

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

I hope all you dads have a wonderful and relaxing day!! I made Dan a very big breakfast, which he enjoyed very much. I also did not nag him about going out (I usually try to hurry him up so that we could leave early). We grabbed a bit for dinner and watched Fantastic Four. Now we're home and he's watching the game.

He did get the best father's day gift ever (very cool for the first father's day). Right after we stepped out of the place we were eating at, I spotted Bernie Williams! I turned to Dan and pointed him out. At first, he didn't believe me, but then he got a good look at him. We were heading his way and Dan got to shake his hand!! Bernie Williams is Dan's favorite baseball player of all time. How cool was that? It's always very nice when stars are pleasant. He even said "hi" to me.

So, I think the day turned out to be very nice for Dan. I hope all you dad's have a great day!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

14 Hours

That's what I slept last night. We got home around 6:30 and I laid down to read a book. After maybe 10 pages, I was sleepy enough to take a nap. Yeah, Dan got me out of bed close to 11 pm. I stayed up for about half an hour and went back to sleep. It's now 8 am and I'm up (but not for long). I think after this post, I'm going to lay back down. I was really hungry (since I didn't have dinner last night) and got up to eat. Besides, Will was kicking me to do so.

I didn't realize how exhausted I was! It's for the best because today will be a long day. We're finishing our registry (at least try), going into Brooklyn, and then going into Queens for a going away party. It will absolutely be a long day and I'm not sure how long I'll last. I might as well take advantage now before the baby is born. I won't be able to hang out at bars for going away parties with a baby hanging off me.

Alright, I'm going back to bed. Talk to you soon!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

More Random Things

My job is going well. I actually like it and don't mind going into work everyday. The pay sucks and it's temporary, but I'm having fun while I'm there. This kind of office job I could do. It also helps tremendously that Dan works right next to me. I know, some of you would hate to work with your spouse, but I love it. I have a great time with him. I love being able to have lunch with him. Best of all, we get along great. I'll surely miss it.

I'm done tutoring. My student did very well and I have no doubt that he will excel in first grade. His parents were also very pleased with the amount of work I put in. They even got me a gift for the baby! They are a very sweet family. I presented my student with a certificate after we were done with his test. He was so happy! He ran and showed it off to his parents. What a sweet kid! I'm going to miss all of his turtle stories.

I'm still utterly exhausted. Last night was my first night off from tutoring and I spent it cleaning. There's still a lot left to do, but I have to take it easy. With the air conditioning not working at work and being just plain tired, I had such a hard time staying awake. If I could have gone home, I would have. Let's see what I get done today.

That's about it for now. I have more stuff going through my mind, but I just can't get it together. So, until next time.

Friday, June 08, 2007

What's Your New York Age?

I got this off of one of Dan's friends, Cody. We all did it at work (well, except for me because I was too busy).

My New York age is 27

This New York age puts you-generally speaking-into the young category. That's what you were hoping for, right? Run and tell your friends. Then get drunk (as usual). Then sleep it off. Then pop an Adderall. Then come back and consider experimenting with a more mature type of New York life (just once in a while). Have you ever been to the Village Vanguard or the Living Theatre? Eaten at Elaine's? Taken a date to Michael Feinstein? Before you laugh, check 'em out and see what old-school NYC experiences you can add to the new.

Does your age reflect how you're living? Let us know.

What's your New York age? Take the Time Out New York quiz and find out!

Random Things

I always knew I would be tired when I got pregnant. Everyone told me so. What I didn't expect was to be utterly exhausted. This is compounded by the fact that I've been sick for the last two weeks. Last night, was the first time that I somewhat slept through the night without coughing. I set my alarm clock for 6 am, but I wake up much earlier than that. I would stay in bed if I didn't have to pee so much. So here I am, awake forty minutes before I should be (technically an hour but I tried staying in bed for 20 minutes).

I have five hours left to tutor my student. As much fun as I have with him because he's absolutely adorable and sweet, I'm dying for this to be over. This week has been the worse because I haven't taken lunch to make some overtime hours (I need to make as much cash as I can before I can't work anymore). I run out of work to the train and fall asleep so hard that two days ago I almost missed my stop. I woke up startled by the fact that the train was sitting there because it was being held for some reason. So now, I try to stay awake as much as possible, which makes me even drowsier when I get to this kid's place.

Speaking of my student, when I first met his parents, they told me that he didn't speak to his teacher. As of result of this phenomenon, he would most likely be left back in kindergarten. They were surprised by this because he had done so well in preschool. This usually sends red flags to me. Why such a sudden change? What happened?

Immediately, what I found out was that not that he didn't talk, but that it took him a little longer to answer the questions. When he finally gave me an answer, he whispered it. Hmm. A week goes by and his parents let me know that his teacher is somewhat mean to her students. Ahhhh. He's afraid of his teacher. She doesn't give him enough time to answer the question and blows him off. Fast forward a few weeks, I can't get him to shut up. He tells me all of these different stories. He answers my questions whether it's the answer or "I don't know." He smiles and obediently does all the work I give him (correctly). Believe me when I tell you that he does an enormous amount of work for his age. It actually surprises me.

Imagine being left back because you're afraid of your teacher? Poor thing. I've also been doing homework with him. The stuff that she gives him is ludicrous. The last homework he had was find a word with "si" in it and practice writing the word "had." It's the end of kindergarten. He should be doing much more than that. The work I give him is much more difficult than that. This teacher is suppose to have a Master's degree. How do you scare your students to silence and not teach them properly? His parents told me a peculiar thing. They feel that he's learned more with me in these past few weeks than he's learned all year. How sad is that? Luckily for my student, he's passing grade.

The little one doesn't stop kicking. I've realized that when he's hungry, he kicks the hardest. He won't stop either until I start eating. Then he calms down and moves around my stomach calmly. He definitely responds to my voice and Dan's. We talk to him all the time. The movements in my stomach are now visible to others. Dan gets a kick out of it and so do I. I think Will was mad at me the other night. I must have moved suddenly while I was sleeping because he kicked me so hard. I found it funny.

My stomach is getting bigger and so are my boobs. I'm running out of clothes to wear and bras. The bras I'm having a difficult time with. This past weekend I went to get some and for some reason there was only one bra in my size. It was a nursing bra. I bought it and I love it. The bra doesn't hurt my boobs like the other ones I wear. I have to get my hands on more of those.

Alright, there are more random things I want to talk about, but I have to jump into the shower. So much is going through my mind that it would take a lot of writing to get it out there. For now, I must hit save and publish now. Talk to you later!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Registered (Sort of)

We got to Babies R US by 7pm thinking that would be enough time to register. We got kicked out of the store again. In fact, my name was called over the loud speaker to return the scanner. Of course, we weren't done picking stuff out. We're having a hard time with the crib. The price range is so incredible that we're sort of dumbfounded by it. Other than that we got a lot of the big stuff. For some reason, though, my electric breast pump (yes, I'm breastfeeding) hasn't shown up on my registry. I did pick a manual one, but what if that doesn't work for me? I have to find one that is reasonable.

The one who had loads of fun scanning was Dan. I don't think he ever let go of the scanner. Each time I turned around to see what he was doing, he was scanning something or if not he was trying something out to see if he wanted it. He was so cute at the store. I loved it!! He's going to be such a great dad. I really enjoyed watching him.

For being first time parents, I think we have a pretty good idea on what the baby needs. I'm sure there will be stuff that we'll miss, but I feel good about the registry. Let's hope Will feels the same. I think by next weekend, we should be done adding to the registry. Wish us luck!!

Friday, June 01, 2007

The Baby Registry is Close to Happening

Dan and I decided to grab a bite to eat and head out to Babies R Us to check out what we're actually picking out for the baby. I will admit that I was overwhelmed looking at everything and Dan was having a blast. He already picked out the stroller and looked very comfortable pushing it around the store (actually he looked very much like a dad). We had a blast looking at the stuff. Unfortunately, the store closed and we kind of got kicked out. I think we're going back either tomorrow or Sunday and actually register. We're getting enough people asking us to register (so we will). I'll keep you updated!!