baby registry rookie

my sister suggested that i should set up my registry soon. since my sister was getting off work early on friday and she only works five minutes away from lullaby lane, i got off work early as well so we can set up the baby registry. it's only logical that my sister go with me because there's no point in registering for things that she's going to pass down to us. also, hubby is not partial to anything so he didn't really care to weigh in on any purchasing decisions. it turns out that my sister is going to give us quite a bit so i didn't have to register for too much. however, the selection at lullaby lane isn't as expansive as babies r us, so we'll still have to set up a registry there as well. i don't know how most first time parents set up their registry - there are so many options! i guess one can do research but with my sister, why would i need to!

not only did we set up one registry but we also found our crib! turns out that the warehouse has the color we want in stock so we can pick it up any day! perfect - no need to wait 12-15 weeks! however, we won't be picking it up any day soon since we still have several rooms in remodeling mode. registering was exhausting so i'm going to wait a couple of weeks before I tackle babies r us!


uh oh - too many lbs...

so the inevitable happened - i got a lecture from my doctor =( after the 3rd straight month of gaining 6 pounds, my doctor finally inquired about my diet and exercise routine. well, obviously, i am not watching what i eat and there is no exercise routine! so she suggested i only eat 2 servings of fruit a day and cut down on my grains. oh yes, cut down on my sweets as well! she also encouraged walking so s and i will be doing that in the evenings now.

so my goal for my next appointment is to only gain 2 lbs! wish me luck.

baby continues to be very excited and active. heart rate was 159 bpm and is not shy. the doctor always finds the heart beat right away as he's kicking!


happy 4th!

hope everyone is having a great relaxing 4th of july. i went to a giants game with some family members. we didn't stay too long since my nephew was with us. although it was nice to be outdoors and at the giants game, i felt so claustrophic! i was just surrounded by people and felt so paranoid about being pushed and jabbed; especially around the belly. after the game, we had dinner at r&g lounge in the city for my grandmother's birthday. i do have to say, r&g lounge is definitely the best chinese restaurant in the city (though it is pricey).

the c family

my crazy boys

i love this pic of my newphew - it's just such an innocent picture

my sis and i with our cutie



i know work has been tough when every night this week, i've really really wanted a glass of wine to wind down the evenings...thank goodness we have friday off.

don't get me wrong, i still really enjoy my job. i am always learning and being challenged. i have a great relationship with my boss. my team has tons of potential; they just need to get acclimated to the business and more training. i just wish there were more hours in the day to get what i need done and spend the time with my team.

anyway, enough about work...

baby has been kicking up a storm. it's great to feel him move everyday. it makes me feel like someone is always with me; that i'm never alone. =)

boy names...why is it soo hard to come up with a boy name?? s and i are really struggling to come up with a list of names. granted, we haven't really spent a ton of time compiling our list but nothing really stands out to us. at least we have time on our hands...

classes - i've been procrastinating on researching which classes we need / should take but i guess i better get on that since most are only offered once a month and we need to take at least 3 classes!!