10 things about me

29 November 2007

I know I haven’t updated, but it’s hard to find the energy or the time to do so. It’s actually not the easiest thing in the world to be pregnant, have a full-time job that requires you to be on your feet, take care of an almost-two-year-old, and juggle all your daily chores all at the same time. There is really not enough hours in the day to do everything you want. But I’m really not complaining. Really. I like being pregnant now almost as much as I did the first time. I don’t have any major problems save for the fact that I feel the baby’s coming out at the end of the day! Heck, yesterday, I got monitored by the doctor because I climbed 6 flights of stairs (what can I say, our elevators work only when they want to) and started to cramp (and spot!) So to be on the safe side, she asked to see me. All was well. .

So as an update, here’s 10 things that are going on in my life (in no particular order):

1. I am 3/4ths done with my Christmas shopping! I usually like to wait till the last minute (better sales), but I went shopping the Saturday after Thanksgiving and got a lot of gifts. I love giving gifts and would spend $$$ on my family and friends if I could! But alas, I am currently living on $37.61 in my bank account until next payday (which is not until Dec. 7th!) because I used up what little I had.

2. My momma took me shopping! At Neiman Marcus! A store I hardly go in because I always walk out sad and empty-handed. But thanks to her generosity, I am now the proud owner of a cool Marc Jacobs top, a gorgeous silk Theory top, and a beautiful silk Theory dress! And they fit now AND after I give birth because they are normal size! Yay! My mom rocks!

3. I have started to wear make-up to work just because I feel old and busted most of the time. I’ve been using Bare Escentuals for a few years now ever since I saw their infomerical circa 2002. I swear I look the same with or without it and no one’s ever made a comment about it. But recently, I go for the whole nine and do all 4 steps of it (and not just the first powder topped with Warmth). Still no difference. But now I’m using eyeliner AND mascara too! Alas, no one has made a comment either. Pshaw!

4. I hate the fact that I am not photogenic. It’s true, even the hubs says so. When I was preggo the first time around though, I suddenly became photogenic and got that “glow” everyone talks about. Not so this time around! Just look at this photo my friend took. I look old and tired in this pic. I’m starting to get fine lines under my eyes! Egads! No crow’s feet, but still! Fine lines. Under my eyes! This is also why I started wearing make-up.

5. I found a new perfume that does not make me gag. My perfume of choice has always been Yves Saint Laurent’s Baby Doll, but I haven’t worn this in a while (even though I still like it). They tell new moms not to wear perfume or use scented soaps around their baby, and I’ve followed this even now that rockstar baby’s almost 2 years old. I hate it when I pick up Jakey and he smells like some other person’s perfume. I mean, it just makes sense not to wear over-powering stuff when you’re around babies, right? But my new favorite scent is Philosophy’s Amazing Grace. I had their lotion and bath gel years ago and forgot all about it. I rediscovered it over the weekend and now I go crazy trying to layer scent. It smells like baby cologne and is oh-so-refreshing! I highly recommend it!

6. I now weigh 126 pounds. At this point, the recommended weight gain for pregnant moms is about 1 pound a week which is 4 pounds a month. Last month, I gained 8 pounds apparently. But I actually don’t care; I’m trying to fatten up the kid although I should do it in a more healthy way and stop eating sundaes every night! And Popeyes!

7. I am in nesting mode and I’m trying to organize and clean the house constantly (although the hubs would probably says he doesn’t see a difference!). A couple of weeks ago, I cleaned out some boxes in the garage; and this weekend, I’m trying to put together a bookcase so I can put some stray books away. I have waay too many books. My next goal is to unearth Jakey’s old baby clothes to get them ready.

8. I really want to just go out with the hubs and have dinner and see a movie. One of these days. *sigh*

9. I’m thinking of quitting the band. I hardly have energy now, and I’m sure I won’t have energy when I have two kids to take care of! I’m currently “training” my replacement right now although she doesn’t need any training. She’s only 19 years old, plays by ear, picks up licks in a second, and has been playing for 7 years! She rocks! I guess I’ll have to decide later…

10. I’m really worried about how we’re going to survive while I’m on maternity leave. With generous parents, I’m sure we won’t go hungry; but it really sucks to have to rely on them to help me with my car payments when I’m out-of-work and unpaid for 6 months. This is why I really need to find a higher-paying job whether I want to or not. Talk about crossroads.

There’ll be another 10-things-about-me soon enough.



  1. kat, your preggy photo’s so cool, what are you talking about! it has that melancholic feel to it. πŸ™‚

    take extra care!

  2. You’re so hard on yourself. You look great in that pic!

    Hope all is well with the family and esp. with your belly. Hey, you get to binge without worries during this holiday! πŸ˜‰

  3. You’re insane! You look beautiful in your picture!

    And sundaes every night?? We can DO that?? πŸ˜‰ Hehe, take care! *hugggs*

  4. 3/4 done with your shopping? You. are. SUPERWOMAN.

    Girl, that pic of yours is gorgeous!!! You look fantastic!

    You sound like you got it together, Kat. Hang in there. *hugs*

  5. KAT! I linked to your blog with mine! (chanoodle.cilphi.com) You are gorgeous that’s why I wanted to take pictures of you!

  6. I think I already said you look great in that picture, but really, you look so good…
    I do kinda wanna see the make-up picture though πŸ˜‰
    Dude, don’t quit the band… I haven’t been right since I stopped playing in a band –> that was almost twenty years ago!

  7. a very candid post! πŸ™‚

    the photo’s cool, kat! you look really good!

  8. kat naman eh *pouts* i am 130-something pounds and i am not even pregnant! huhuhu. i will feel better, though, if your mom takes me out shopping, too. πŸ˜€

    don’t be climbing any more flights of stairs now, ok? *muah*

  9. hmmm… popeyes…

  10. about you in # 4, the photo just needs good/right lighting to highlight your belly and face.. and don’t worry about the lines.. that’s what photoshop are for πŸ™‚
    But that pose is great and that angle is a nice idea.

  11. i didn’t know that there’s no maternity leave pay or benefit in the US. here we do for a full year.

    that’s a great shot. i just love it. it’s like kate winslet in titanic except that you’re pregnant and yet you looked radiant. kudos to the photographer.

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