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June 26, 2007 10:54 AM Whine  |   Link
Challenge of Naming a Baby

So J and I decided we wanted to name our child starting with "B." It's been quite a challenge since we just don't know what the baby would like. I want to call her Tigger sometimes since she tends to bounce alot. But I thought I had a challenge. There's one little girl near London who has a middle names of famous boxing champs and another a kid whose parents want to name him '4real.' So we'll just wait until that moment arrives to see if one of several names fit.

June 25, 2007 06:37 PM Just Because  |   Link
21 Weeks and Going

So I'm at 21 weeks as of Sunday. Woah I'm passed the halfway point now. I've been quite busy with work and even reviewing additional projects but I know I'll be wiped out in the next month as I wrap up. Jeli's movement is alot more pronounced especially after a hot cocoa or ice cream sundae. I can't wait for J to feel the kicks. As you saw on the ultrasound video, she's quite active or she has major hiccups.

Yes I know I should watch how much sugar I have, but without caffeine it's the lesser or 2 evils. I do my GT test in a few weeks so I'm trying to really cut out sugar. I opt for fruits when I need a sweet kick. Just the other day I picked up a Hanson's Mandarin Lime soda, I figured "all nautral" won't be bad. Have you seen the nutrition label on it. It's like 32g of sugar in there! So now I'm down to water with lemon or lime slice and steamed plain soy milk or nonfat milk for something to warm me up.

I bought the baby an outfit online the other day. I just love the colors and styles from Zutano. A good friend who is also pregnant recommend Norstrom Rack for discounted Zutano baby outfits. I just love it.

One other gripe, why does baby furniture & stuff have to look like it was old skool and mainly pink/blue/green/yellow. Why can't I get the wild lime greens, purples, oranges, and wacky dots and stripes galor! And why does modern/contemporary furniture and baby gear have to be priced for celebrity moms. I love really good modern design like any other person but I'm just not sure about spending that kind of money for my kid.

June 19, 2007 10:50 AM Health & Fitness  |   Link
Weight Loss and Alcohol Tolerance

Stanford folks studied a bunch of bariatric surgery patients in their alcohol consumption. They discovered that their tolerance went down. I remember when I lost my 50lbs(a few years ago) I couldn't handle caffeine and gave up coffee drinks right away. I also noticed that I couldn't drink as much before getting tipsy.

Bariatric surgery patients have less alcohol tolerance
One drink is enough to put many at the legal limit, study says
Erin Allday, Chronicle Staff Writer June 19, 2007

June 16, 2007 10:02 AM Business & Finance  |   Link
When Children Learn Financial Responsibility

In Debt-Plauged US, Summer Camps Teach Kids Thift by Virginie Montet

I wish I could have gone to this type of summer camp when I was kid. It's taken me years to get myself really on track with this type of thinking and I could have saved alot more growing up. I guess when you don't have role models you just have to live and learn. Hopefully I'll be able to instill in our kids the value of saving.

June 14, 2007 10:25 AM Whine  |   Link
It's Hot and I'm Pregnant

Ok it was 8am and the house was already 78. Argh!

Top 10 places to hang out with A/C:
- Blossom Birth
- Movie Theatre
- Library
- Bookstore
- Indoor mall
- Friend/family house with a/c.
- BaySix Massage
- Drive around in car with a/c full blast
- Ice cream store
- Tea bar

Oh this is going to be a rough summer :(

June 10, 2007 09:14 PM Just Because  |   Link
Return of the G-Clan

Had such a whirlwind week. 2 days in LA fly back home to spend time with friend visiting from NY. Fly down next day for 2.5 days in SD to meet new nephew and gather with the G-Clan. Return home in time to host K & G for the weekend! What a fun-filled week of friends and family from all over the place. Lots of food, lots of baby stories and of course lots of Apples to Apples.

I'm at 19 weeks according to the calendar. We find out if boy or girl tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned for a special email blast to friends and family.