Tuesday, April 28, 2009

semi-gentle migration

with colors, my husband lets me decide--due to a previous incident. *click here*


last weekend was the start of our slightly gentle migration to the new grown-up place. we are a little sad to be leaving astoria soon, but we're beginning to see ourselves in that new place.

part 2 of the move will probably happen midmay.

this is the last newlyweds' transition we would do (after putting it off for almost 2 years). we leased our first home already furnished, so we are just experiencing the whole furnitures/fixtures buying frenzy. okay, not so much the former, but more of the latter.

under normal circumstances, it would be a lot of fun to fix up an empty place. but it gets a little overwhelming while preparing for baby's arrival at the same time. financially, it really hurts. with my pregnancy incapacitating my earning abilities, it sucks big time to feel so helpless and useless.

on the other hand, i get to satisfy my nesting instincts. i picked some colors for the rooms, met and showed our contractor, robert the plumbing, electricals, & repainting to be done, and finally securing the work permit.

we got some very clean-looking lighting fixtures, that are (yes!) energy efficient and eco-friendly. and above all, the design is beautifully sexy and streamlined.

jerome gets animated whenever we look at furnitures. basically stuff we would buy...well, perhaps q3 or q4. lol. hmmm...maybe they'll go on sale.

mama garcia gave us some furnitures. we got a handsome mahogany dining set with 8 seats. with it is a cupboard. a small fridge to put treats and babyfood. we also got a yellow leather loveseat that used to belong to jerome's brother, joel to function as our official couch for now.

come saturday, some major bedroom pieces will be delivered. this is fun and exciting. i get to color one wall of our bedroom red. seriously.

Monday, April 20, 2009

kungpao preview

it was a little past lunch when we got the scan. she must have been hungry, she's sucking on her fist and thumb.

we got our first glimpse of what kungpao baby might look like. the general consensus is that she looks a lot like her daddy.

i heart technology.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

birthday girl



to celebrate my 38th year, i had a very short list of plans:

1. take the day off from work
2. be offline all day
3. indulge in a quick foot spa
4. tuck myself in for a 3 hour afternoon nap
5. date my husband
6. eat a cupcake
7. be home by 12 to catch csi

mission accomplished, and my birthday was simply happy.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

baby names



on my first trimester, i went through a kungpao chicken phase. hence, baby's pet name is kungpao. these days, the pet name has morphed into "pao-ey", and sometimes i'd call her "paoey taylor" if she's especially zippy.

kungpao seemed to have stuck. it's cute, but i know paoey won't thank me for it.

on the first visit to the doctor after i confirmed my pregnancy, i got a baby names book. we've already agreed on baby boy's/girl's names by month 4. but we decided to keep calling her kungpao/paoey until we fill out her birth certificate. :)

and of course there are the usual jokes about some names that guarantee a law degree; names so hideous and spiritually damaging that the kid will, without a doubt become a lawyer just so he/she can sue his/her parents.

one such name was brilliantly put together by ipe and eddy: fabulous tombraider garcia.
the explanation being: mom's just "o.k. garcia", so baby has got to be fabulous. and tombraider is in the spirit of...well, the notorious celebrity baby names.

found in one portion of the book, 60,000+ baby names , i've listed some totally fun favorites:

Audio Science (son of Shannyn Sossamon & Dallas Clayton)

Daisy Boo (daughter of Jaime and Jools Oliver)
Poppy Honey (daughter of Jaime and Jools Oliver)
Petal Blossom Rainbow (daughter of Jaime and Jools Oliver)

Dweezil (Son of Frank & Gail Zappa)
Moon Unit (Daughter of Frank & Gail Zappa)

Elijah Bob Patricus Guggi Q (Son of Bono & Allison Stewart) -!!superlative!! lol

Fifi Trixiebelle (Daughter of Paula Yates & Bob Geldof)
Peaches Honeyblossom (Daughter of Paula Yates & Bob Geldof)
Heavenly Hirani Tiger Lily (Daughter of Paula Yates & Michael Hutchence)

Moxie Crimefighter (Daughter of Penn & Emily Jilette)

Pilot Inspektor (Son of Jason Lee & Beth Reisgraf)

Scout LaRue (Daughter of Demi Moore & Bruce Willis)

so yeah, i think "fabulous tombraider" could give these names a run for their money.
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