Weekly Friends TV Quote!

Season 1 Episode 16 TOW Two Parts, Part

ROSS: I don't know whether he's testing me, or just acting out, but my monkey is out of control. But, he keeps erasing the messages on my machine, supposedly by accident.

RACHEL: Oh, yeah, I've done that.

ROSS: And then, like three days in a row he got to the newspaper before I did and pee-ed all over the crossword.

RACHEL: I've never done that.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008


The day has finally come!!! Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince's trailor has been released! I cannot wait!! The movie will be released November 21, 2008, so 114 days to go! I think I am going to reread the 6th book to look back at all the details! The sooner this movie comes out the sooner the 7th movie hits theaters! Did you know that they are going to split the book and make 2 movies to fit in all the info from the last and final installment! I was so sad when I finished the last book 2 days after it was released. I wish the books could go on FOREVER!


Today has been a day where I wish I could rewind and restart!!! It has been a lot of ups and downs! I will give you the rundown of recent events.

The story starts at about midnight the start of today. At this time I finally fell into a deep sleep which has been a normal bed time this pregnancy. At 1:30 am I woke up to take Angela to the bathroom. Before I could go back to sleep I waited to feel Emma move (one of my many anxieties this pregnancy). Well it took longer than I wanted, but once she started moving I was wide awake! I thought reading my book would make my eyes heavy, but nope and I almost finished the book. I look at the clock and it is 5am and I have to be up at 7:30am for my doctors appt. That is a grand total of about 4 hours of sleep.

So being completely exhausted I went to my appointment. The nurse checks my urine and blood pressure like normal. Well for the first time in my entire life my blood pressure was slightly high. Being sleep deprived and hormonal I start tearing up while waiting for my doctor to come in. He came and in and actually checked my cervix for the first time. I was not dilated but was starting to thin. He checked for her position and guess what this little booger did? She turned to the head up position. Yes that means she is breech. We talked about the options with were if she doesn't move...
1. Wait till I go into labor and hope she has turned
2. Have them flip her manually (already said no to this!)
3. Schedule a c-section for a week prior or 3 days prior to my due date.

Well I am kind of hoping for number 3 because my doc told me today that he will not be here the week of my due date. Well after all that they redo my blood pressure and it is normal once again! I am thinking it is sleep deprivation that caused it to spike a little. They did some more monitoring and checked her heartbeat and fluids. She passed with flying colors! Leaving the doctors office I was finally relieved and SO TIRED and just wanted to go home and sleep.

That of course did not happened. I get home talk to Eric about the events that happened and waited for my sis to call because she was going take Angela for awhile while I slept. Well at 11:42 am the day just got more eventful with a nice, good, old Cali earthquake! Yep... It has been years but today was the day that the earthquake decided to grace us with its presence. I first jolted, which I think scared me the most and these usually don't phase me. Well this was my first being a mom and springing into action, staying calm, all about keeping my baby safe moment. She of course was upstairs. I yelled for her and the poor thing is screaming asking what is happening. Poor Eric was in the shower getting ready for work. Angela got downstairs and we stood in the front door doorway. I gotta say it was the first time I ever watched the outdoors actually shake. My poor baby was shaking so bad that all I could do was calm her down. We went to my moms because with the lines of communication on hiatus I knew she would be worried about us. Plus with the mornings event she was already on edge.

To calm Angela down I told her all about my experiences with earthquakes. She seemed to relax a bit when I told her that I had been through quite a few and some being a lot bigger. Then as I am telling her these stories I came upon some interesting comparisons. We were both 7 when we went through our first earthquake. Our moms took us to our grandparents to hang out so we weren't all alone. Well I am hoping today finally calms down a bit and I am able to relax a little. To find out more about the earthquake head to my friend Tena's page... she has a link posted.

If you live in southern Cali and felt the earthquake... I hope you are all okay physically and mentally. For the rest I hope your day has been a lot less dramatic!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

It's Monday yet again!

I am still suffering from writers block! My mind is a blank slate and I wish I had something witty to write about. I do have to say that the blogging world amazes me! There is just so much out there! I just can't seem to catch up on the world of blogging and I don't know where to start. Doing this has sparked my interest in other areas. I want to learn photoshop and other types of graphics and I want to learn how HTML and how to make websites. There is so much out there and I feel computer illiterate when I thought I knew a lot about that was out there! I told Eric about this and told him I may take some online classes at the local city college during Spring 2009 semester. Eric also said that if I really end up pursuing this he would get me an imac!!! I have wanted one for so LONG!!! I loved working on them when I was teaching computers last year.

This Friday I am officially 38 weeks pregnant and I am starting to loose the energy that got me through cleaning my WHOLE place. I walk to another room and I am beat! I know the end is near and I will be even more exhausted, but at least I will be able to walk to another room without carrying a 6-7 pound baby in my belly. I have elephant feet that never go away lately as well. I know I am becoming Miss Negativity (and I dislike hearing it myself) but man oh man are my emotions fighting the good battle inside. At least I can control them for the most part, but poor Angela sometimes gets the brunt of them. I have had to go into another room to count to 10 just so I can calm down. When Eric is here the mood swings stay under control. He has that effect on me.

Angela has been really sweet lately! It has been a nice break from that sassy week I had. Today we went to Michaels craft store and she bought the Project Runway paper doll set. She had money left over and was able to buy the kit. This has kept her content for the last 3 HOURS!!! I do find it funny that her outfits she is making all color coordinate. I should add a pic in another blog of her clothing choices. Ever since she started watching Project Runway this season she is fascinated by the whole process! She has sketches in her room from months ago when she was designing clothes for her future rock band. I am thinking of finding classes for her to learn how to make clothing! A daughter who makes clothes? SCORE for this mommy!!! So, I wonder where fashion design will fit into her busy schedule of being rock star/marine biologist/astronaut/teacher? I will have to take pictures of her creations and share them with all of you!

Have a great Monday evening! I am off to make dinner (nothing special). Hoping writers block will end soon!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008


This week has been crazy busy! I didn't even have time to do a Thursday 13. I am so bummed, because I had so much fun doing last weeks! I am also suffering from writers block so enjoy my randomness!

I am one accomplished mommy! I finally cleaned and organized the WHOLE house! This has been a long battle! We have lived here a year now and I am now finally done. In December it was pretty much done, but then I found out I was pregnant and the fight with morning sickness came in. So on that note I could not keep up with the house since I was on my butt sick for the first 5-6 months of this pregnancy. Then entered the aches and pains that limited what I could do. Now that it is done I am one relaxed mommy!

Today I am exactly 37 weeks pregnant WOO HOO! Three weeks till my due date, however I do hope Emma decides to grace us with her presence sometime next week. Not that I can choose since Emma is the one who gets to decide this one! I do have to say that I dread this part of the pregnancy more! I really dislike playing the waiting game. I cannot make definite plans, because I don't know where I will be at that moment. A lot of my fellow August preggo mommies on CafeMom (great website for mommies...kind of like myspace but for women only) have had their babies and I am sitting here anxiously waiting to meet my new princess! I know it will be here before I know it.

Angela has been in rare form this week. I don't know what is in the water in San Fransisco, but Angela came back as sassy as ever! She is all attitude these days and this 9 month preggo mommy is on edge! So, I have had to spend all week reinforcing rules! I hope this passes SOON! There is only so much I can take!

I am off for a much needed nap! My mom had knee surgery today, so after the worrying and making sure she was settled in nicely and comfortably at home I am exhausted! I just hope she recovers fast!

Before I go... I was able to get gas today for $4.05 a gallon with a car wash. So excited! Plus now I am not embarrassed for the state of my car and brushing up against won't leave a mark on my clothes. So I feel accomplished once again! Have a great weekend! Tomorrow I am off to the OC fair with my hubby and Angela! Hope to post again soon!

Monday, July 21, 2008


I know I just posted but I wanted a separate post about Angela!! She is on solid ground and at the comforts and safety of home! Just kidding! I am so happy that she had the experience to travel to a new and strange city. She experience many new things in San Fransisco like traveling on the BART, which goes under water. She also went to the Exploratorium, aquarium, and she did something I would NEVER do... go over the Golden Gate bridge! This is mommy is scared of heights! She told me that she got to go to a BIG mall. She even went to Bloomingdale's (or Bloomies by the locals). My BIL was buying her clothes for her birthday and even let her look around in Bloomies. My MIL told me that even the clothing 40% off was too expensive. Angela I guess was bummed, because there was a shirt she wanted. I told her that is okay, because there is no way that my daughter would own clothes from Bloomies before me. But you want to know the big thing she had to tell me? This mall had NO toy store! I think I should move there for that reason alone!! A mall with no toy store is my kind of mall!! All in all the trip went very well minus some nightmares and one melt down, but hey she is 7 and this is normal! I am so happy she is home! She was so surprised by our room and how the crib looks, and most of all seeing her room clean and organized. I do ask this... Do any of you go into your children's rooms and look in a cabinet and find dirty clothes and trash stuffed in them? Eric and I are going to have to have a talk with her about what gets cleaned, what gets put into dirty clothes hamper, and what is trash!
The downside of the trip is she came home stuffy, which happens to me when I fly!

My time alone is now done, and I don't know when I will have a home without children. All in all I feel very accomplished with what was done. I got our room reorganized along with Angela's! Now that the upstairs rooms are complete I now tackle downstairs. Last though is the bathrooms... I hate cleaning bathrooms!

I hope you have had a wonderful Monday!

If I had to I'd pee on one of you!

You may think that the time I spend watching FRIENDS could be put to better use. That may be true, but then I wouldn't come up with some random blogs! As I was watching Friends last night I realized that I sometimes learn some useful knowledge.

Chandler: And then Joey remembered something.

Joey: I’d seen this thing on The Discovery Channel...
Ross: Wait a minute! I saw that! On The Discovery Channel, yeah! About jellyfish and how if you... (stops suddenly and turns to look at Monica) Ewwww!! You peed on yourself?!
Phoebe and Rachel: Ewwww!!
Monica: You can’t say that!! You-you don’t know!! I mean I thought I was gonna pass out from the pain! Anyway I-I tried, but I-I couldn’t...bend that way. So... (looks at Joey.)
Phoebe, Ross, and Rachel: (turning to look at Joey) Ewwww!!
Joey: That’s right I stepped up! She’s my friend and she needed help! And if I had too, I’d pee on anyone of you!

When I watched TOW the Jellyfish (Season 4 episode 1) for the first time I actually learned something that I could use in the real world! In this episode Monica gets stung by a jellyfish. Well as you can see there is talk about someone peeing on her sting. The reason pee works is because the ammonia in urine takes the pain away. I also learned that it takes strong type of friendship to be willing to pee on someone, or also be peed on by someone. It puts a new spin on the saying:
Friendship is like peeing in your pants,
Everyone can see it,
But only you can feel it the warmth of it.
Thank you for being the pee in my pants!

I hope all of you out there has at least one friend out there you are willing to pee on in order to save them from the pain of a jellyfish sting. To all my friends out there... Thank you for being the pee in my pants!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rollercoasters aren't always fun!

I love roller coasters, but only ones that last about 3 minutes and you find at an amusement park. Last night I tossed and turned with nausea and woke up to a back pain. I also was not very hungry, which is new with this pregnancy. (Low) I went to see Mama Mia with Tena. The movie was very cute! I love Colin Firth and his British accent... Plus I gotta say he wasn't half bad as a singer! We then went to lunch. (high) I was hungry when we got there... had 2 biscuits and when the food was placed in front of me I was just not hungry. The poor waitress thought something was wrong with what I ordered. I came home and started to chat with my other August preggo's when I had to rush myself to the bathroom. Isn't morning sickness supposed to be over by now? (low) I guess I just had to pray to the porcelain god to make myself feel better. Two hours later I ate my left overs and did fine (high). I then see that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is on HBO and turn to the channel... All I got was a blank, black screen... Cable don't fail me now!!! I had to unplug the dang thing and wait for it to reboot. Thank goodness it worked, because I was not in the mood to call Time Warner!
This is day 2 without Angela and I am hoping she is having a lot of fun! I haven't heard from them yet, so I hope I get the call sometime later... or I will be the nervous mommy calling them later.
I had these grand cleaning plans today, but of course my pregnancy issues come at me full force. So, of course my house is still messy. I gotta say I am loosing hope in finding the cleaning fairy... I think I need to put up a wanted poster with a reward. I just wish I could mow on through this house and get it in tip top shape.
I do have to admit that I am breaking a promise I made to myself. I swore I was not going to clean Angela's room anymore. I even put my foot down. Well, since she is away I was going to get in there and clean it and surprise her with a clean room. My rationale is that I am at the point where I don't want to have to spend all day hoovering over her to get it done. I also want a spotless house before Emma gets home. This would just make me less stressed when I get home with a brand new baby. Next week my mom is coming over to help me organize... maybe she will help me clean a little.
Well hope your weekends are going great... so far I can't complain! I do end by saying farewell to my alone time with girlfriends... Thanks Tena!! For the next year my going out time will be at a minimum!! Good night all XOXOXO!

Friday, July 18, 2008

It's 9:35 pm... do you know where your kids are?

Well I know of one for sure! Emma is sitting in my womb cooking away! Please cross everything that it is only for 2 more weeks!
I know Angela is in San Fransisco, and I know who she is with. Do I know for sure where she is? No. I trust my MIL with my precious angel, but the preggo hormones are on edge. I have never been without my little one for this long! Okay I have but Eric was with her. She also went on a plane without one of her parents AHHH! I hate (and I don't use the word ever, but I do with this topic) flying! If we were meant to fly God would give us wings. People were made to be on the ground and not in the air! So, with that being said, knowing my baby was going on a plane without me really put me on edge! As soon as I got the text that stated, "We landed" I was finally able to relax again. I can relax until Monday when they fly home. While there they were going to go on my BIL's fiance's boat, but it is getting repaired. I am actually okay with that. All I could see is my baby going overboard and them not being able to save her. Now don't get me wrong I trust who she is with, but hey I am pregnant and my emotions and mental state get the best of me! UGH I wish I could just listen to Eric and relax and not worry, but isn't that what mommies do... worry? At least this mommy does.
At least I wasn't as lonely as I thought I was going to be. I got to have dinner with my mom. CPK is just the best place... Yum Yum! My aunt, uncle, and cousins came over for birthday pie for my uncles birthday. I always have fun when they are around! I always have so much fun when they are around!
So, I just got off the phone with my baby... you never know how much you love that little ones voice until you actually miss it! In one day she went on a plane, a bus, train aka BART, and a taxi... puts a new spin on planes, trains, and automobiles! I just can't wait till Monday when I get my Angela hug!
Well I am off to try and get some shut eye, because tomorrow I have so much to TRY and do... try being the operative word. One thing that I will be doing is seeing Mama Mia... SO EXCITED! This will be my last time away from children to do something for me, because my life is about to change BIG TIME! I also hope to get some cleaning done after a nap... yes I definitely am including that in my schedule!
I absolutely loved doing a Friends themed Thursday 13! I definitely want to do another. I am now in the process of trying thinking up another topic. There are so many to choose from so I have to narrow it down.
Hope you are enjoying your Friday!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday 13: Rachel's Pregnancy

So if you know me well enough you know that I am obsessed with the tv show Friends. I have all 10 seasons on DVD and I watch one every night! I kick butt at the trivia games. On my Myspace page my headline is always a Friends quote that has to do with my life at the moment. Well in honor of my pregnancy I compiled my favorite quotes from season 8 when Rachel was pregnant. We all can relate, but hers were just comedy!!
1. Rachel: Hey! y'know sometimes you can do everything right, everyone can wear everything they're supposed to wear and one of those little guys just gets through!
( I relate to this with both my pregnancies... take out condoms insert birth control)
2. Rachel: Okay Ross come on let’s just forget about the condoms.
Ross: Oh well I may as well have!
3. Monica: You're supposed to wear a costume!
Rachel: I am! I am a woman who spent a lot of money on a dress and she wants to wear it, because soon she won't be able to fit into it.
(Don't we all feel this way when we find out we are pregnant?)
4. Joey: Hey, Rach listen, did you know that during pregnancy your fingers swell up to twice your size and never go back?
Rachel: Oh my,... God! Let me see that!
Joey: You fall for it every time!
(Us pregnant women had wild imaginations)
5. Pheobe: Yeah! And look see how they expand as the baby grows? And then after the baby is born they're great for shoplifting melons.
(I am still looking how to transform preggo pants into post pregnancy pants)
6. Rachel: I have a hint of morning sickness and I am wearing underwear that goes up to about... there.
(picture her snapping her underwear under her breasts)
7. Rachel: Aw! It's unbelievable! Wow! She is kicking so much! Oh she's like umm... oh... who's that kind of annoying girl soccer player?
Joey: Mia Hamm?
Rachel: Mia Hamm!
(Don't we say this with all our in utero kickers?)
8. (watching a birthing video)
Chandler: Wait you guys look!
Rachel: What? Did her ass explode?
Chandler: No, the baby's out! Look! And look how happy the mom is now!
Monica: Oh! Rach!
Rachel: Oh screw you guys. You don't have to do it!
(I at least feel this way when women who have never pregnant try and give advice!)
9. Ross: Did you get a fresh batch of pregnancy hormones today?
(I want to slap people when they say this sort of thing!)
10. Rachel: What?! It goes 10 times a day! What are we feeding this baby? Indian food?
11. Rachel: That's right still no baby. What's the matter? Is the puffy sweaty pregnant lady disturbing your precious coffee time?
12. Rachel: Just think of me as a ketchup bottle, y'know you sometimes have to bang on the end of it.
(Oh yes... I will try anything to go into labor!)
13. Doctor you gotta do something! I think you gotta give me drugs or you gotta light a fire up in there and just smoke it out.
Here is my Thursday 13. I added some thoughts under some quotes, but some seemed pretty self explanatory. I will try to come up with another topic for next weeks Thursday's 13 Friends edition! With this baby on the brink of her arrival I hope I have the time to do this!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

OMG only 29 days to go!!

I was looking at my Myspace profile to look at my preggo tracker. Well I look at how many days left and it says 29!!! I am in the 20's now WOO HOO! I cannot believe I finally made it that far! I remember the days when I would look at the tracker and see 140 days left, 120 days left, 80 days left etc. I thought the end was never coming!

Really I did know the end was coming, but I actually sat down this morning and really thought about it. I am so anxious to have her in my arms today (more so than usual)! I had a dream last night that I had given birth to her and wouldn't let anyone hold her. I haven't had a dream like that in awhile, so I woke up to her moving around in the belly wanting so bad for the dream to be a reality. At least today will keep me busy, because Eric is off today and we are finally going to organize our room to make room for the crib. Now all we need is a matress and we are ready for real!

I can't wait to have her nursery nook ready so I can take pictures and post them! My preggo mood is that much better than yesterday. I thought Emma was going to try and actually make an appearance soon with all the braxton hicks she lovingly gave me last night. So far none this morning. She just needs to cook a couple more weeks before I know she is a healthy string bean. Did I mention that I think I am giving birth to a 6 foot tall child? She is head down low and I still feel jabs near my ribs. This girl will probably have the longest legs and big feet! Oh I just can't wait to have her here!!!

I feel I have been talking about Emma non stop, and not much about Angela!

Angela was being so funny the other day and have to share this story. I had my feet up on the coffee table because lets face it pregnancy= elephant feet. She asks me if I want a foot massage. Idon't care who is offering a massage is a massage in my eyes, so of course I accept the offer. As she is massaging she keeps asking me if I am feeling contractions and I tell her no. I finally ask why she is asking me this and she says... "Is there somewhere on your feet that when massaged can make you go into labor?" Man what a character! I swear she is the human sponge of whatever is said around here!

Hope you have a happy Wednesday! I am off to get things going! Stay Tuned for tomorrows Thursday 13!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday Tirade...

Here is a pic from the shower. The diaper cake was made by my step-mom.

Okay I start with a bit of a tirade today!

Today I had a doctors appointment at 9 am. The parking spots at this place are pretty much all compact spaces, which luckily I have a tiny Toyota Corolla. So, when I get there I always park away from cars so I can maximize the space I am given. Now for the last 2 appointments some jack ass (excuse my french) has parked SO close that I have a hard time getting in my car to leave. It is so frustrating! HELLO the 9 month preggo hear can't suck in the stomach. I am to the point where I don't mind dinging cars because they deserve it. Today the lucky car was a BMW convertible with the top down. I could give a flying you know what for damaging a door so I can get in my car to leave. Can someone tell me how hard it is to back up and situate your car so that both cars on either side can get out? UGH

Tirade over!!

SO today was my 35 week appointment. I am now officially a ever week appointment preggor!! WOO HOO! Anywho, he did the Strep B culture... feel a little violated, but hell I am pregnant so I should get used to it by now. I was dissapointed becuase he didn't check for progress. I was hoping he would but no he didn't. Why is it that doctors never divulge information willingly. It is like I have to beat it out of him! UGH! Oh well... Baby is healthy and that is all that matters. My fundus height was on track, as was the heartbeat! The countdown is on! Is there some kind of tracker you can put on a blog? If you know please let me know!

Okay so I didn't get a chance to get into too much detail about the baby shower. I am now blanking on what I already wrote... It was more of a low key shower than Angela's! We played a few games, but none that exuded social interaction. We did the necklace "Can't say baby game" Brenna won that one. We did a "Guess how many" game which consisted of cotton balls in a giant bottle my aunt Joyce won that one. The last game was a diaper raffle. My cousin Isabelle won that one. We mainly all relaxed and mingled.

If Emma decided to enter the world today I would be okay because we now have everything we could possibly need and it is all washed! I even got me a hooter hider! I wasn't going to but I splurged. The one thing I didn't get was the sling, but I have time on that. I am in major nesting mode again, because my plan is to have the whole house organized and clean before she comes, so when I come home I am coming home to a nice clean house. Anyone think that can happen?

Okay, so everytime I go to other blogs I sit in awe over how great they look and how interesting they are. I am in a rut and hope that I get more viewers. I know of 2 consistant ones. My hubby comes on, but only if I leave the window up. He gets a kick out of it. I guess I want it more inticing. I need to look into creative posts. The Thursday 13 is the only one right now and for the most part not that consistant, except I am almost done with the promised Thursday 13: Fave quotes from Friends when Rachel was pregnant. So if you have any advice or insight into livening this site up please let me know! I am cheap though so hopefully it won't cost me anything... okay I am not cheap, but Eric would not be happy spending money for this blog.

Hope you all are enjoying your Tuesday! I am off to hopefully take a quick nap.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Baby Shower and more!

*** I hope to post some pics of the baby shower later... I am upstairs with my lap top and the camera is downstairs... Stairs are my enemy right now!***

Yesterday was my baby shower! My aunt, mom, and mother in law did a fabulous job putting it all together! They are truly the best! I had so much fun being with my family and friends, some I haven't seen in a while! It was a lot smaller than than Angela's and only females were invited, which I wanted this time around. I am obsessed with pink this time around. Angela's theme was more neutral and she loves the color pink. I am the opposite this time around, so I am wondering if Emma will be repulsed by the color when she is older. We did a brunch theme and all the food was yummy. The cake turned out so beautiful! (will have pics posted soon)! I loved all my gifts. Emma will be styling in all her clothes. All the gifts will be used! I love getting shampoos and such because the bottles are so big that I know that I will never have to buy them. It was the best day ever and I appreciate all that was done to make the day that special! A special thanks to my photographer Brenna!

This week I enter my 9th month. The end is really near! With the baby shower having come and gone I now feel ready for her to be here! I have everything I need and now I just need the baby to for it all to be used! I think Emma has sensed my calmness, because I had more braxton hicks than usual today. Today I go to the doctor for my strep B test. He is also going to check for dialation while at it. I am hoping for some small progress. I doubt it, but still keeping my fingers crossed.

This Friday Angela is going to San Fransisco with my mother in law to visit my brother in law and his fiance. I am so excited for her to go, but also anxious because my baby has never been that far away without me. I know I will cry when she leaves. I just pray Emma doesn't decide to come while they are gone! I hope Emma loves her sister enough to stay put!

I wanted to include more, but for once I am actually tired early and I have to get up early for my appointment. So I will leave off with a to be continued...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Dilemna Diverted

Today I was on a mission to get a new phone, because with impending labor I needed a phone I could depend on! Well Eric and I got ready this morning and headed to the Apple store at the South Coast Plaza (more on the mall of malls!!). This morning I was thinking iphone, because we feel they will only get better. Well we walk a mile to the store (not kidding on the walk) and there is a LONG line for people to get the phone. Well with not a whole lot of time we walk the mile back to leave. On the way to our car I tell Eric that I want to go to the At&t store just to look and see 1. If they have any more iphones and to actually check out the LG shine. On the way home I am discussing my dilemna with Eric out loud going over why I like the iphone and what I actually use when I have my iphone. As we pull up to the store I have kind of been swayed back to the LG shine... Indecisive I know. I walk on and we ask just to ask if they have anymore iphones... and No they are out. I play with the LG shine they have on display and I fell in love at first sight, yes at first sight. So, that is the phone I got. If you care here is why I made this decision:
1. I rarely go on the internet on the phone... we are wasting money on a data plan since I don't use it.
2. The new iphone may have 3g capability making the internet faster, but it drains the battery fast... I hate having a phone that has a fast draining battery.
3. I don't listen to my ipod on the phone
4. I don't go on youtube
5. I use a paper calendar and not the one on the phone.
6. There is no MMS which sucks when everyone sends me these messages and I have to log in online just to see what they sent.

So in actuallity I am not using the phone to the fullest extent it should be used. I used email on the phone, and I now have it on this Shine as well. I can make personal ringtones, which I love to do on this new phone as well. The best part of the phone... I have a battery that will last me and it won't freeze, and I have a bluetooth YAY!!! I can talk on the phone in the car if I have to WOO HOO!!!

Okay now onto my trip to the South Coast Plaza. This was the first time I had ever set foot into the mall and man was I impressed. The mall is HUGE and my kind of mall. I did feel out of place because I had no make up and just threw on my capris and a Target tank. My flip flops look like they have been through the ringer. I am the epitamy of fashion right? Eric better come into some money, because when I get my post pregnancy body back he is in trouble. The one downside to the store is that they do not have a White and Black store. Other than that I was in shopping heaven. How do I go back to the local malls when I have stepped into the mall of all malls. I know there are better ones out there, but I have yet to visit them!

Hope your weekend is starting to be a great one! I hope tomorrow will be the best! So stay tuned for my story about my Baby Shower day! Woo Hoo!

A Dilemna!

So I did not get my new phone today ;0(. With the new iphone out today the At&t computer system was slow. Eric paid our cell bill, but with all the hubabaloo with the iphone our payment didn't go through! UGH! So, I still have my phone that is still on the fritz. I do have the original iphone and LOVE it. However, I think I got water or something in the ear speaker, because when I get calls I have to put everyone on speaker phone (that speaker is on the bottom of the phone).

Well today I went in wanting the new iphone 3g... Like I said in my earlier blog I am a sucker for all things cell phones. As I was thinking about all the things an iphone can do I remembered the commercial with Lauren Conrad promoting the new LG shine. Both phones look so cool, but each one has an equal amount of pros and cons.

With the LG shine I can once again get multimedia messaging which I do miss from Motorola Razor. However I would have to go back to the T9 way of texting. It also has video, but no google maps. The iphone now has gps, which is I love because I hate getting lost (yes I do once in a great while). It has the internet and now Apple has come out with applications that do not need the internet to access (like downloading a game for a cell phone and just playing it). Also with the LG shine the camera has a flash! I cannot make up my mind at all! I know not an important dilemna, but hey this is the most excitment I have had in a while!!

So, I have finally realized that nothing is safe when a 7 year old sponge is near you! Eric and I talk a lot about random stuff when we are in the car. We put Angela's music on in the car and hold conversations. I always hope the conversations are muffled by Angela's obsession of the moment... The Jonas Brothers. I have learned that I better be careful about what I say, because miss Angela is one who rats people out. If you have a secret that you want the world to know then please tell her, because the mission will be completed in seconds! Man you gotta love her! So now I cannot spell things out, because of course she is good at decoding them, and 2 trying to tune us out with music. What is a mom to do now? At least I get a do over with Emma... 7 more years till these don't work on her!

I will let y'all know what decision I make tomorrow. I either go to the At&t store to get the LG shine or the Apple store to get the iphone 3G. I am so torn... ha ha!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Can't Sleep anymore... so I blog!

I fell asleep at an okay hour last night or first thing today (was around midnight) and found myself wide awake at 5am. It is now 5:52 am and I am still not asleep. So, that being said I thought I would blog some randomness!

First off... my friend Tena tagged me for a MEME (don't know what a MEME stands for... dense I know). Secondly I do not know 5 people on here, so I will be unable to tag a single soul (sorry for being a dead end).

This MEME says to write a 6 worded memoir. I have been thinking about this for a couple days and think I have something worth writing:

Children are a gift from God!

Now onto some randomness for the preggo:

I am 35 weeks pregnant today, so that means 5 weeks till my due date! So happy it is getting closer, and I will be able to hold my baby in my arms, but nervous about the impending labor. I now see why the human brain forgets pain after some time. If we remembered pain I bet we would have a lot of one child families! Usually I am pretty strong, but lately I have been have anxiety ridden moments... mainly at night when I cannot sleep.

Today I get my new cell phone. I am a true cell phone junky! I love all the fun things cell phones can do. My other one is on the fritz (my fault) and my husband has kindly agreed that I need to get a new one. With the end of the pregnancy coming to a close I need to be able to reach the outside world without waiting for my now cell to be nice to me and actually work for once. So, if I have ignored calls or texts it is because my phone battery drains like my energy these days.

So, last night was our weekly concert in the park night. It is a time of picnic while listening to great music. Kids run around and play and dance to the music. This is a summer tradition we have had now for about 4-5 years. Unfortunately last nights good music was tainted by drama that got the park patrons all excited (not happy excited, but oh what's going on excited). Of course where we sit was a front row seating of the spectacles. First, this poor teenager was brought limping over to the Sheriffs that always come to this every week. I look down and lo and behold I see his leg covered in blood. I shriek and turn away cause I hate the sight of nasty cuts and a lot of blood. Well the paramedics and ambulance came to take the boy to the hospital... I definitely saw stitches in his future. Now what gets me is the fact that people actually crowded around the boy just to see what was going on. They didn't care about his well-being but just had to know what was going on. Get a life people! I swear all I saw was the image of Brittany Spears being crowded by the paparazzi while being taken to the hospital by ambulance.

After that excitement died down a couple of officers come walking back to their squad cars with a man who looked to be drunk as a skunk. They take him to a car and start patting him down. Well this man did not like being violated, because he started resisting them. A couple more officers come including a park patron (don't know what he was thinking) get him cuffed and in the back of the car. All of a sudden I hear pounding, look over and the man has kicked out the window of the squad car. Sheriff pepper sprays the man, which in turn aggravates him more and he turns to do the same to the other window. What he was accomplishing I have no idea. I would have loved to see him try and actually climb out of the car from the window while handcuffed. About 5 minutes later 5 more cars bolt to the scene. In my head I am thinking "How many officers does it take to get a drunken man to the station?". After all this is Lakewood and what else do the officers have to do? So, this was a nice change for them... they actually got to get in on some action.

Poor Angela freaked out over it, even though we were laughing at the situation. If you there you would have found it comical as well. Eric and I made sure to tell Angela.. "This is what happens when you drink and use drugs (they pulled something out of his pocket not sure if it was drug paraphernalia)." I hope she remembers this every time she is tempted to follow any any of those acts! What she doesn't know are my teen stories and she NEVER WILL!!! What she doesn't know won't hurt her. Let's hope this tactic works!

So I have been wanting to do a Thursday 13 related to the one thing that can free my thoughts and calm me down after a long day. This would be the show Friends. Next week stay tuned for my 13 favorite quotes from when Rachel was pregnant with Emma (like the name... coincidence I think not).

I am now going to try and get a couple more hours of sleep. HAHA not likely. I will probably end up reading my book, "Something Borrowed" by Emily Giffin. This is a great read and highly recommended!

Good Morning to all of you early risers!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

How does someone move on?

As some of you know I belong to a group on Cafe Mom for those who are due in August. We have been with each other through our pregnancy sharing all our ups and downs. Well today we include the unthinkable heartache. One of our own lost her daughter yesterday! I am heartbroken for her. I just don't know how someone moves on from something like that. I look at Angela and I have been blessed to be her mom for 8 years now and couldn't imagine my life without her! Now I have Emma to look forward to and have already fallen in love with her more than words can describe. I am having a hard time comprehending someone loosing their precious gift from God this far in the pregnancy. She was 35 weeks 4 days pregnant. At this point we mostly feel in the clear. I know I only met these moms and have only known most of them for about 6 months, but we have bonded to the point where we all support each other and hope for nothing but the best. I just can't believe how much my heart breaks for this family that I have never met! My condolences go out to them and I hope they can mend as much as they can. I am not sure if that is even possible!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Not so manic Monday!

Eric is officially on vacation!!! WOO HOO!!! Today we kicked it off with a trip to Sea World! Of course in the back of my mind I was worried about being that far from home. Well the night before I did not sleep well and the morning sickness came that morning, actually it could have been car sickness. I have NEVER gotten car sick so I had a hard time believing it. The drive went fairly quickly, except the last 10 minutes in which we sat in traffic. Once we parked I couldn't get out of the car fast enough. Fresh air is truly a blessing!!! I told Eric to pick the first place to go and I was going to sit near a bathroom (luckily I remembered my book... they go everywhere I go). For an hour I sat there willing myself to not vomit! I won in the end SCORE!!! Once Eric, Angela, and Terri came from the Arctic area my color returned and I was back to my normal self YEA!!! We had a blast! My two faves of the day was feeding the dolphins. If you ever go to Sea World this is a must! It is the best experience for the whole family. The first trip to Seap World was when Angela was about 4. This time she seemed to take the experience in that much more! My second fave was the Shamu show. I waited in line with my MIL while Eric and Angela went on a ride. We were able to sit 6 rows from the front. Perfect eye level for the show. I just loved watching Angela's expressions when the Killer Whales were doing tricks right in front of us. My preggo emotional self almost started crying because of it! We were all pleasantly surprised by cousin Christopher showing up. He lives about 2 miles from Sea World. I swear everytime I am in San Diego I cannot get over how beautiful that area is! All in all it was a great day had by all! This is the way all Mondays should be spent! So promise me that whenever you stop by Sea World please feed the dolphins. The fish may cost 5 dollars, but the experience is well worth the price!!

Oh and just to inform y'all 6 WEEKS LEFT!!! The countdown is seriously beginning!!!!!!!! I can't believe I have been pregnant 8 and a half months! Please pray for a quick and easy delivery. I am also hoping for her to enter the world a little before her due date! Emma will score major points if she decides to come 2 weeks early!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wednesday Update!

Well yesterday was my 33 week appointment. Emma is growing right on schedule. Her heartbeat was at 140. The appointmens are so quick. My 35 week appointment they do the strep culture. They will also check my cervix. I wish I had more to say, but that is all I got!
I actually folded Mt. Everest today. I still need to put them all away, but it was getting hot upstairs and I needed a break! Now that the clothes are gone I see tons of potential in my room for Emma's little nursery nook! I have to say every time I get cleaning nothing is ever clean enough! I so would love a maid! At least she could clean where I just can't get to all the time!
This is a short post, but I end with something I truly miss this pregnancy... MILK! I am lactose intolerant this pregnancy and I am so sad! I miss those tall ice cold glasses of milk. I miss cereal in the morning. Last night I made a dish that uses 3 different cream soups. I was so nauseous that I could not sleep last night. I can eat some ice cream and I can eat cheese, but certain dairy items make me sicker than a dog. So when you have a glass of milk savor it with every taste and please send a mental thought my way as you enjoy it!!!
Hope you are having a great Wednesday!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Life of an Insomnia Ridden Prego

It is now 1 am and I am still not able to sleep. I never thought I would get to this point because I never have a problem sleeping. Plus I am one heavy sleeper at that! Angela has to poke me over and over again just to wake me up. I am hoping that blogging will finally get me to sleep!
Well I go for my 33 week doctor appointment tomorrow. I will wait 2 weeks and have another appt. and after that I go weekly... WEEKLY!!! The end is near WOO HOO!!! I am so ready to have this baby. I want her born when she is ready and healthy, but I have never been in so much pain. Everyone tells me that I look great this pregnancy, but I have had few days where I felt it! With Angela I grew to be as big as a whale all over and felt GREAT the whole way through! Emma is so low that I feel I have to put my hands under my nether regions because she is going to fall out. I have had a few tell me to make sure I get to the hospital quick when I go into labor, because she could come really quick. Cross your fingers, eyes, legs, toes, arms, etc. for me okay!! Don't get me wrong I am so thankful that God decided to bless me with another little girl. I enjoy feeling her move and get a kick out of the fact that whenever anyone tries she stops. Maybe she will be a mommies girl, because Angela is more of a daddy's/grandma's girl. I am mommy's girl when she is 1 in trouble from her father, or 2 when we are alone.
Eric is off on vacation once 4th of July hits! I am so happy because we are finally going to get our room/nursery ready for business. I really want it all done before the baby shower! I have long given up hope for the cleaning fairy to come my way, so I am coming to grips with me having to do it all myself! I also have more baby clothes for the first 3 months than I know what to do with. A friend of my aunts gave me 4 trash bags full of NB and 0-3 months outfits. I am going to have to change this kid 5 times a day just to have her wear each item once. The clothes are so darling and I just want her here so I can dress her in all of them!
Okay I end still grasping that in about 61/2 weeks I will have a new addition to this family! I just cannot wait to share the story with you all and compare the experience I had with this one with the experience I had with Angela! I cannot wait to see Angela be the best big sister ever! I have butterflies in my stomach when I think about the whole thing, but yet still cannot wait at all! Hope you all have had a good nights sleep! I envy you all who can fall asleep and lay on your stomachs. I dislike you all at the moment! I see a nap in my future tomorrow!