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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Ho HO hO

What's a better way to say Merry Christmas to everyone than blogging?? I really wish I could spend this holiday season with my family in Vancouver, but this year my husband and I get to spend our very first Christmas together in our new home in San Francisco, which makes it extra special (even though i'm working)! I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday! And it's only another week till the new year, so make the best of what's left in 2007!!

xoxoxo Cathy

Sunday, December 23, 2007

I delivered a baby!

What a night! As a labor and delivery nurse, we don't actually "deliver" babies per se, that's the DOC's job. Our role is to coach and support patients through their labor and to assist the obstetrician during the delivery. Yesterday however, we had a patient come in for her 3rd baby, and she quickly dilated to 10 cm and felt like pushing! The doctor was coming from home and obviously wouldn't make it, and so I ended up delivering the baby for my first time in my 2+ years in L&D! I clamped and cut the umbilical cord and the baby was whisked away to the infant warmer, then about 5 minutes later the doc comes strolling in to make her appearance...

So of course I had to take a picture with my camera phone to document my first baby delivery! Oh, and before I weighed the baby I made a guess that she would be 6 lbs 4 oz, and I was on the dot! Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket today :)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

E-session: Becky + Jimmy = Sentimental

I had the ultimate pleasure in photographing Becky and Jimmy for their engagement session yesterday, who were referred to me by our mutual friend Yuann :) After 5 years of dating, the couple plan to say their vows in October of 2008 at the Shakespeare Gardens in Golden Gate Park, and this was their location of choice for yesterday's shoot. Becky's sweet laughter and beautiful smile captured very well in all of their photos! Many of the pictures came out really well, and I had a tough time just choosing my favorites from the bunch! I had so much fun, and you two make a sweet, sweet couple :) Congratulations!

Friday, December 14, 2007

First Xmas Dinner Party

Last night, Randy and I hosted our first 'couples' Xmas Dinner with my coworkers from CPMC, and the exception of who brought along his dog Caillou as his dinner date :) Following dessert we had a white elephant, with gifts like a lumbar back massager and 'The Complete Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook'!! -- it was a great night to celebrate an early Xmas dinner and to enjoy each other's company! We also had the night off because of the CNA strike!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Our Place, ALL furnished!

After taking several trips to ikea and other home furnishing stores this past week, we are finally done decorating and we're so happy with how our new place looks! It's a treat to come back to a comfortable home after a long night's work, and the apartment is definately a lot more spacious to entertain! Here are a few "after" pictures, hope you'll like it!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

APT #2 : Our New Place

View of the dining room area and hallway

Gobble, Gobble! Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone! I haven't been posting lately because my husband and I have been so busy moving into our new 2 bedroom apartment, about 30 blocks away in the Richmond area! What an upgrade from our previous studio apartment! Here are a couple teaser pictures of our new place, just so you can see part of our color theme. Once we have everything set up, I will be posting more pictures of our contemporary space :) To all our friends, we will definately be hosting more dinners, and our good friends from out of town will finally have their own guest bedroom and a real bed when you stay with us! No more uncomfortable futon! YAY :)

View of our Living Room/Dining Room