Desk Shelf & Baby #3!

Does anyone know of a desk shelf that can be added to any desk and is tall enough to sit above 30 inch monitors? It doesn’t need to support a lot of weight, it just needs to be sturdy enough to hold pictures and a few tchotchkes. I’ve rendered an awesome mock-up, so hopefully it demonstrates what I’m looking for. I’ve done numerous web queries and haven’t found any matches, so if you know of a product that I can buy off the shelf right now, please send me the details!

As for how life is going, Diana is officially pregnant with baby number 3. I feel that I’m much more prepared this time around and I plan on being 5 better than when Dexter was born. One of my biggest regrets for Dexter, was only taking a week off of work and not focusing more on my family’s needs. At the time my partners suggested that I take more time off, but I was selfishly consumed by my love for what I do. Fortunately, I’m married an amazing woman, who picked up the slack and provided enough love and support during my ignorant absence.

This time, I’m prepared to take a bucket load of time off. I’m ready to wipe a ton drool, change a lot of diapers, sing a bunch of lullabies for the baby. I’m ready to perform a bunch of massages, prepare a bunch of meals(grab take out and put on plates), physically and emotionally support Diana as she recovers. I’m ready to take Ethan and Dexter to soccer, swim and other classes, build a bunch of Legos, sing along to a bunch of songs and make sure those boys know that they’re still incredibly loved even though another person is added to our family.

Dexter coming soon!

I am now 36 weeks awaiting the arrival of our second son, Dexter Kim. I am definitely having Braxton Hicks contractions now. I extremely tired. Still we just moved 2 weeks ago and my husband and I have nonstop tried to unpack as I decorate the new apartment. We had our baby shower and the theme was a vintage bow tie and mustaches with rustic, wooden touches of gold birds, a birdcage, and ethereal flowers. We had a photo booth with props for the guests. I had such a fun time planning with my girls but I have to say that I was a bit overwhelmed this time around since I am much slower at unpacking with a 30 pound belly. Min was so good at setting up the living room up and helping me realize my vision for our home decor. Here are some photos of the baby shower.


Contractions – packed and ready to go…

So contractions are starting now… at midnight on December 18, 2011. The contractions are coming every 10 minutes or so. Now, I am breathing through them but I will probably not go to the hospital until my water breaks. I do not plan to lay in a hospital bed for hours when I could walk and be comfortable at home. I want a good labor. I am staying well dehydrated. So let me know Ethan when you are ready to come out to this brand new world!

Lazy Friday

I really love to steam my chai tea latte. It so smooth and warm for the winter season. I am trying to get the apartment together now. But before I pampered myself with a hot, skinny chai latte and gave myself a mud facial & mani/pedi. It was not a real pedi though; I can’t reach my toes. Ethan was kicking the whole time. He wants more space but my belly can only accommodate so much. 

Ethan is growing so big and strong. I wonder how he looks like. I know I will fall in love with him when I see him. How can you not fall in love with your baby? Ethan will look like the man I love or me. A bit of vanity I know but looking into Ethan’s eyes, I just know that I will love him so much.

Pregnancy progress

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Min and I went to the hospital 4 days ago when I started having contractions every 10 minutes then every 4 minutes as we took the cab to Beth Israel. The resident checked me and I was only 1 cm at that time. We went home around 4:30am.
Today I stayed home all day and rested. I want to be a good mommy for Ethan. He needs to grow big and strong with well developed lungs inside my belly. I went to the doctor yesterday and I am 2cm dilated, 50% effaced, and -2 station already. I am only 36 weeks! There has been some cervical changes so I am taking things slow. I do not want to go into preterm labor. Ethan needs to cook more. He is so active now, punching and kicking all the time.
I will be getting a sonogram next week. The bedside sonogram showed that Ethan is vertex and doing well with a strong heart. He is approximately 6 1/2 pounds now. He’s my big boy.
Min is so proud and eager for Ethan to come but at the right time. He loves us so much. He has been so supportive and cute with his man diaper bag he got at the baby shower. We are both counting the days.
I am excited that my family is coming for Christmas. I just need to finish my Christmas shopping though. I love this time of year; I love wrapping presents, decorating the house, making food and hot chocolate! I am missing the snow though. I want Ethan to see snow.