Thursday, June 26, 2008

Kevin & Bean

So I really don't listen to these two in the morning anymore because they have gotten pretty bad lately. I happened to turn to KROQ the other day while I was cleaning my classroom (no kids present). I happened to catch the end of this podcast and it was quite funny. If you have time, take a listen and scroll all the way to the end where Mayor Villaraigosa speaks about reducing traffic, and then they interview him...

Literacy Fair

Last Friday was our school's Literacy Fair. It's basically a fair where you visit different booths with your students and they get to play games that have to do with the theme and with Literacy. This year's theme was "College+Career=Successful Future" and so we had a bunch of college related things to do and also things to do with careers. I was in charge of the read aloud rooms. I had to decorate them in the theme of the book that was going to be read aloud. The books I chose were not related to the theme. One of the books I chose was Horton Hears a Who. I took a photo of the big banner that my aide and I worked on. We traced it from an overhead projector image to save time. It turned out pretty good and as you can see, it reaches from the top of the ceiling to the ground and then some. It was a nice banner.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Baby Shower at Work

Today, my coworkers were so very kind and threw me a baby shower. It was very nice and I received a lot of gifts from them. Ms. Pleman made 2 cakes for me and Ms. Reyna made a cake for me too. They were all very scrumptious! Whoops, so I tried them all, who cares! So many people worked hard to put it together for me. Best of all, they were all there to say congrats and to also say goodbye. I am certainly going to miss them and it will be a happy/sad close to a chapter of my life. I don't know when I will go back, and at the same time, I hope I can spend as much time as possible with my son. I am really getting super excited!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Four things you may not know about me: 1. I am addicted to Sudoku 2. I watch Naruto with Mike (Japanese animation) 3. I can change the oil of my car 4. I like chickens (as pets silly) *I can't get over my fear of spiders *I am extremely hankering for chocolate but can't have any because of my diabetes Four places I go over and over again: Work, Home, Parent's home, bathroom Four people who email me: Home Again (for lost pets), Motherhood, LDS Gems, Food Network My four favorite foods: Pizza, hotdogs, Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing, Martinelli's (So yummy! Okay, I know it's a drink, but it is so good!) Four places that I'd rather be: The beach (namely Mazatlan), San Francisco, Jamaica, fast asleep (I mean the good, uninterrupted kind of sleep!) Four movies I watch over and over again: Recently? None. But I do have some I like to watch over and over, Conan the Barabarian (or Destroyer), Indiana Jones series, Alice in Wonderland, and I went through "The Notebook" phase...there's others, but too many to list.
*I tag Heather and Fawn

Friday, June 13, 2008


I am now going in to NST (Non-Stress Test) Department twice a week so they can monitor our baby. Even though it seems like a lot to do along with seeing the doctor every 3 weeks, it has actually been a blessing in disguise. I get to hear our son's heart beat and movements, I get an informal ultrasound each time, and the bonus is that I am really getting to know the nurses there . They are very kind and caring. Mike and I went in for a tour of the Labor and Delivery area today and I knew half of the people there. I felt very comfortable and at ease knowing that they would be taking care of me. I also made friends with the head nurse of the 5th floor where I will be recovering. She took a liking to me because her daughter and I had a lot in common, due dates and such. She was very nice and gave me lots of tips that she really shouldn't have because she isn't supposed to. We said goodbye at the end and she told me she hoped she would be working her shift when I deliver. I am really excited to have our baby and now I am more confident that things will go well.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Renal Pelvis and the Pee Pee Tube

Well, I just went in for a routine check-up with my doc and he says that the ultrasound results were fine except for the fact that the baby still has a dilated renal pelvic area in his left kidney. In simpler terms, the tube coming out of his kidney (the part where it is attached to the kidney) is dilated and causing the kidney to have extra fluid because the pee pee won't come out properly. Our baby will now have to be monitored regularly and through ultrasound in order to see the progress or lack thereof. The worst that can happen is that the baby will have to go into surgery so they can fix it, if they can't fix it with a catheter placed stint to open the tube. So we shall see how things go. But that is the latest in that area.
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