Thursday, December 15, 2011

Updates

Life is going well. Kyra is getting bigger and bigger everyday. And it is so much fun to see how much more aware she is becoming of her surroundings. Her smiles really make me melt.

Work is also going well. Even though I am starting to get very busy at work, things are still manageable. I think it has something to do with having a few years of experience under my belt. I no longer have to research my subject matter extensively for every project. It feels good to be able to answer questions off the top of my head. My only stressful project is preparing materials for a speech I am giving to a particular industry next month. I need to find some spin on a subject that tons of attorneys and consultants have already spoken about. Plus, I am supposed to take a management course that my firm signed me up to start next month. Hmm...I am sure I will figure something out!

And today is my firm's holiday party. Strangely enough, the party is at a brewery that also has a location in Portland. So, I am already familiar with the menu. Should be fun to leave the office a little early and kick back with some co-workers for a few hours.

That is all I have for now!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Exhausted

Kyra is a morning person. She smiles and happily eats her formula in the mornings. However, she can be very-very cranky at night. For instance, last night she decided that she wanted to cry non-stop for about two hours. My husband and I, in our sleep deprived state, decided to drive her around until she fell asleep. I knew we had to take some sort of action, as I was actually getting jealous/mad at my husband because he had napped for two hours earlier in the day, haha. It took an hour and a half of driving to finally get her to pass out. In a sick way, I actually had fun singing Christmas songs while driving around in the middle of the night with my fussy little girl. :)

Back to cranking on another client project.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cranking Away


New Routine...Get up 3 to 4 times a night for diaper, feeding, and hanging out with little Kyra. Get up early while Kyra is asleep and answer client emails. Hold Kyra on my lap while cranking on client reports. If only I could bill for both us working on client projects.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fall

Fall is my favorite season. I love wearing sweaters and my cute pea coat. I love watching football with my family. I love the first snowfall and watching my dog play in it. I love eating Thanksgiving food. I love shopping for Christmas gifts...And now I will love spending these months with my little girl.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

More Updates



Well it has been a week since my little girl was born. Weird enough, we still have not made it to her original due date of November 12. I am so glad she did not go to her due date or after. 8 pounds is big enough for me, haha.

Anyway, being a parent has been awesome so far! Having my mom and my husband home to help has made my life a million times easier than if I had to do this all myself. And yes, I will admit I have been doing a little client work here and there, when I have a bit of time to myself. Its the beginning of my busy season and so I have had to sneak in a few phone calls and emails every once in awhile.

Alright, a few updated Kyra pics for all you...I think she is going to be a pole vaulter, just like her mom.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Meet Kyra!



8 pounds, 1 oz...Born yesterday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

B.K.

So I went to my weekly doctors appointment yesterday and was told that I need to start going on daily walks to speed the process up...Why you might ask? Because I already have a big baby. She is over 8.5 pounds (90th percentile) and if I go to term she will be over 10 pounds...OMG.. I never would have thought I would have such a big baby..My husband and I have started calling her B.K., for Big Kyra. Do not worry, we do not plan on calling her that after she is born. We do not want to give her a complex. :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

In the office today

I am in the office today because I need to learn how to setup client projectcodes under the new peoplesoft system. What a gigantic waste of my time. It literally takes weeks for us to set up these stupid codes so that we can bill our clients. Seems like my company should hire a few people to set up these codes as their daily jobs. Ugh, just mad that I have to waste hours upon hours (on top of my client work) just trying to bill for work I completed weeks ago.....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another Day Another Doctor Appointment

I am at that time where I have to go to the doctor every single week. The office I go to rotates between four doctors. Two are super nice and two are not so nice. My track record is that I typically get the not so nice doctors. I just hope that when I actually go to the hospital to deliver I get one of the nice doctors..Wish me luck, haha.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Working From Home

I am currently working from home in anticipation of my due date. Theoretically our little girl could arrive at anytime. And given that there is an insane amount of traffic and construction between the hospital and my workplace, I think it is wise for me to work from home. Anyway, it is strange to work in the silence of my house all day. No co-workers popping into my office to ask random questions and harass me about the Brewers not making it to the world series. Sure, I am getting more work done..But I think I miss the social aspects of the workplace already haha.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Internal Alarm Clock

I stayed up entirely too late last night watching the Packer game. I am so happy that they came back to win the game! In fact, it was a great day for Wisconsin sports fans, as both the Packers and the Brewers won!I like seeing small markets win major games!Anyway, the late night of sports watching took a toll on me. I would've slept in this morning because I forgot to set my alarm clock, but the baby starting kicking me right when I needed to get up. I guess you could say I used an internal alarm clock this morning ha-ha. :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Paralysis Due to the Unknown

No, I am not talking about having a little girl in a few weeks..Though this title likely applies to that situation as well...

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by a project if it is something that I have never done before. As I blogged about last week, I had over a week to draft a specific plan document, but kept procrastinating due to my inexperience with this particular task. The funny part is that I should know better than to procrastinate and freak out about a first time task. Once I outline the design of a plan or a document, the pieces almost always fall into place and I am able to draft something. I guess its a lesson I learn every few months. Basically do not let fear of the unknown paralyze you. I need to remember to be confident in my abilities and to simply outline and thoroughly analyze a project, and that everything will likely work out for the best. :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Procrastination

I have had over one week to draft a plan document for a client. Its not a typical long-term incentive plan, but a pre-IPO plan document. The requested terms are complicated and I have never drafted such a document before. Hence, the procrastination. Now the deadline is here and I am forced to get it completed today...Wish me luck!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Incredible Speeds


It has been difficult trying to move at incredible speeds without my typical daily dose of coffee. However, my impending deadlines make moving at incredible speeds a necessity today. I really should have tackled a few of these projects over the weekend. However, I ended up cleaning up the house, organizing the baby room, and watching way too much football over the weekend(go Packers go)!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sobe Addict

I have a fairly expensive addiction right now. I am very addicted to Sobe Lifewaters. Specifically, I drink 3-4 Yumberry Pomegranates a day. Not sure I will be able to give this habit up, even post-pregnancy!

Work Flow

I am very slammed with work at the moment. I had project requests come in for ten different clients yesterday. Of course the deadlines for all of these projects are all a week or less! I have to find a way to balance getting all of my work done over the next few days and also finish getting my little girl's room all ready. Pretty sure things will only get more hectic from here!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Updates

So, I have pretty much done a horrible job of posting on this blog over this past year. I guess it is related to some of the recent distractions in my life. These distractions are not bad, they are just life changing for me. I bought my first house in February, and then shortly after found out I was pregnant. That is right. I am due to have a baby girl at the beginning of November. Somehow I managed to make it through some intense morning sickness during my busy season. And now, the beginning of my new life as a parent starts very soon. Scary, but cool!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Shopping Story

The other day my husband and I stopped by a local Borders bookstore that was going out of business. The funny aspect to our shopping experience is how excited we were to buy science and calculus books on sale. Even funnier is how was extremely disappointed we were that someone else had beaten us to the Feynman lectures that had sat on those bookstore shelves for the past two years! Old habits die hard. When we were younger (and pretty much broke)we used to daydream about being able to purchase those books. So, in a way, buying those books were the fulfillment of a nerdy dream we have had for a few years, ha-ha.

Alright, back to cranking out employment agreements. :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Breakfast of Champions!

Lindt 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate and a cup of Godiva hazelnut coffee for breakfast!

Seems like all I ever write about (when I actually write) is work. Seems like I am always in my busy season. Unfortunately, it seems as if all I ever actually do is work, and that the busy season is now a permanent, year-round fixture! So my husband has staged an intervention. I am apparently taking Friday off, and we are going out of town somewhere. I do not know the details, but I am excited!