Wednesday, November 30, 2011

In my 8th Month

My, I'm getting large. It's starting to get uncomfortable now ... and I still have 2 full months to go!

This past Thanksgiving weekend the PBS crew threw me a surprise baby shower. And it was such a wonderful surprise -- I really had NO clue that they were all getting together, and because it was Thanksgiving weekend, all the kids were in town (minus Arjun, Sanjna, and Michael) -- it was sooo nice to see everyone, and I felt so loved and special. All those years of being the eldest and left out is finally reaping its advantages :-)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Upgrade to full version

Believe-it-or-not, I paid for an app !!! This is only the 2nd time in my life I've done that, but the hope is that I can do mobile upload of pics with the full version. So here's my test post, hopefully this was worth the $1.99!

Winter's here!

I'm actually enjoying this change in weather ... if you dress warmly it's actually quite enjoyable to be walking around in the cold weather. Yesterday me, King and Kutu went to the Farmer's Market at the Ferry Building and bought so much stuff. It's so close to our house (we just took Muni there, even though it's a mile away and theoretically we could've walked it, but that would be too much for me) -- and it's actually not that expensive produce-wise compared to the groceries we do at our overpriced Safeway. I know I said this 2 years ago when we last went to the Farmer's Market, but we really need to take advantage of this and go more often! 

This morning we made grilled piquillo peppers, kale chips, and are eating the most amazing avocado with salt, just plain -- awesome food. This is the first Sunday that I have been home in over a year, as I just started my teaching maternity leave -- no more teaching until April 2012! It really was becoming too exhausting to teach these last few weeks, so I think I stopped in a decent time ... besides, I'm in my 7th month, so that's respectable I think. I'm still doing my work as Productions & Touring Manager, and my maternity leave for that won't start until January -- I have tons I need to wrap up before that, as we have a HUGE tour (13 cities!) and a home production coming up in the Spring ... I miss dancing :-( 

Thursday, November 17, 2011


King had a cold on Monday, so of course I had to catch it by Wednesday. Sucks bc I can't take any co-Tylenol or NyQuil or anything. And Tylenol is useless, though I just took it. Anyways, just waiting this cold out. I'm quite miserable actually. But Puchku seems to be doing fine and is still kicking away. I haven't stepped out of the apartment since Monday; I need to get out tmrw; hopefully I'll feel better tmrw.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Still fainty!!!

Here I got all excited that with my newfound knowledge that I'm anemic, and regular iron supplements, I'll no longer feel fainty and zero energy. I had a great three-four days ... I even went to Yoga yesterday after a two week hiatus, and made dinner after God knows how long (I always feel guilty that bechari Kutu has to do all the cooking & cleaning of the kitchen for us, bc I'm just so exhausted, all I can do is sit on the couch).

And then today I woke up at 7am feeling like I was going to faint. And the feeling lasted until 4pm. It was one of the worst I've had. I kept trying to get up, and just make it from the couch to the kitchen to get myself some food ... and would start seeing blackness in that short distance and then have to come back on the couch again. Finally at about 2pm I felt good enough to heat myself some food, and ate lunch. But I didn't feel much better after eating (I've found that the faint is worse after I've eaten). I think by 4:30 my food had been digested, and then I finally felt somewhat normal. But it was such a waste of the whole day ... esp now with shorter days, it was practically already dark outside.

Anyway, I got some work done (though I couldn't do my East Coast calls) and I just have to resign to the fact that it's ok that I'm not accomplishing as much as I'd like to ...

I'm in week 30 ... 10 more weeks to go, this is so exciting! Today Brahma wrote me some text about some baby planning stuff, and he referred to baby as 'him.' I don't know why I thought that was so cute! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Photo Shoot

Me and King decided to get photos taken so that we could remember this time ... I have to admit it ... we're those new-age Yuppy parents that celebrate and get over-excited about every aspect of this whole process. From my baby gender cake to a maternity photo shoot ... but I didn't take belly photos ... that's just something that still weirds me out.

Anyway, it was a little awkward at first, and I had no idea how they would turn out, but I really love the fact that this photographer sent me some proofs within the same day of taking the pictures (absolutely unheard of!), will give me the high resolution originals, and will only take 1 week to do all this! Looking forward to seeing the rest as well.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Oreos caught up with me

So, I guess that two weeks of unlimited double stuff Oreos and daily ice cream (it was my way of eating fruit!) has caught up with me. The Dr. has told me I'm putting on too much weight :( here on out I'll be putting on a pound a week, I'm scared to think what my weight will be in the end!
Anyway, I'll just have to stop purchasing the Oreos, and I'm going to drink a daily protein shake, bc I'm getting too many carbs and not enough protein. I'm also anemic, so I'm hoping this iron supplement will make me feel less exhausted and less fainty and I can start being a little more active. That's also been an issue-- bc I've been feeling so much faint that I never make it to my yoga class or get any exercise, so I'm sure that's contributed as well.
I just found three Oreos in my purse (hehhehe)... They're my last, I promise!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Last Day Driving

Let it be made official --- today, November 10, 2011 marked the last day that I will drive in the year of 2011!! I'm saying this more for myself than for anyone else, so I feel obligated to stick with it.

With all this recent feeling of faint (which I've discovered happens right after I've eaten - I think it has to do with the blood flow being tied up in digestion or something like that), I've decided that it's no longer advisable for me to be operating a 2-ton vehicle. It could also be that my iron-deficiency is causing me to feel this way (all self-hypthoseses) so let's see next week after I've taken my iron supplements for a week if there's any difference.

Regardless, I'm not driving anymore. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Maternity Jeans

My maternity jeans arrived today! They're soooo comfortable, now I wanna go out all the time bc I feel like I have stuff to wear :)

Pregnancy's coming along fine. Passed the diabetes test (thank God, otherwise I'd have to become non-vegetarian), but have a slight iron deficiency so will need to start taking supplements. Usual feeling of faint continues. It's supposed to subside this trimester but no luck so far.

Yesterday was one of Puchku's most active days yet. He was kicking non-stop, really hard for like an hour. Mom got to feel a buncha kicks and finally so did Daddy. Today he was also pretty active throughout. It's so cute, I love it :)

I'm getting more and more excited abt baby's arrival. We've signed up for our birthing classes, lactation classes, and just need to sign up for the baby care class. We've ordered the baby shower invitations, and are slowly filling up the registry. Mom came back from London with a suitcase full of baby clothes for Puchku and that's when King and I realized we had no space for all of baby's clothes, and should probably buy a dresser. So we're in the process of finalizing the crib and dresser now... This is gonna take forever.

Ok, enough boring mundane detail for the time being.