Tuesday, March 30, 2010

7 weeks photos

7 weeks, or 6 weeks day 4; I'll just keep taking them according to the original schedule unless my OB-GYN changes the dates this Friday.

First ultrasound!

So, we had the first ultrasound today, which according to my OB-GYN was my Week 7 Day 2. After they measured the baby, they think I am more like Week 6 Day 4. But, they are leaving my due date at November 15.

We heard the wittle heartbeat, but we forgot to ask what the heart rate was. Hopefully, that's in the report that was sent to my doctor and I'll find out on Friday, which is my very first prenatal visit with her.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Week 7 completed!

According to The Bump, the baby's size now is:

And, I Am Pregnant states:

Your baby's leg and arm buds are longer now and they have divided into segments where the hands and feet will be. The hands and feet also have an area where the fingers and toes will begin to form. At this point of your pregnancy, the heart is bulging from the body and it has divided into right and left chambers. The brain's hemispheres are continuing to grow and the air passages into the lungs are visible. Your baby's eyes are beginning to get pigment. The nose is developing and the beginning of the face can be seen.

Wow, hands and feet this week, people, I am making hands and feet!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Oh my God, I understand pregnant women cravings so well now. Not so surprising since I am pregnant. But, today at 4 p.m., all I wanted in the whole entire world was a slice of greasy corner store pizza slice. The kind that has orange grease dripping from it and the cheese is almost sliding off the crust, you know? That kind. I could not get the image out of my mind and the almost taste out of my mouth. So, I made Jeff come with me to the corner pizza joint, and ...

they didn't have any slices! I could wait 10 minutes and get a whole pizza. But, I couldn't wait and I didn't want a whole pizza. So, I left and got DiGiorno at SuperFresh instead.

It just wasn't the same.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Chips and spicy salsa!

Announcing the baby

I have been spending hours trying to figure out how I would announce the arrival of our first baby. Right now, only our immediate families and my friend Brenda knows. Brenda had to find out; I only spend 8-10 hrs a day with her and sometimes weekends too.

This giveaway on a blog I follow would be the perfect way: I am a Money Magnet!

Click the link to enter for your own chance at winning a 100 full color postcards that can be used to announce anything :-)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The pregnancy story

I realised I never posted about how I found out I was pregnant. Jeff and I decided in January to go for it. We figured what with my advanced age and being on birth control pills for so many years, it could take us up to year to conceive. I stopped the birth control pills on February 5th and on February 8th, the dreaded period descended.

I bought a set of ovulation and pregnancy strips off of Amazon becuase they were the cheapest. They weren't digital. They are the kind you have to immerse in your pee (yippee). I kept an eye on my ovulation. A month passed.

March 7th, my sister-in-law (Jeff's youngest sister) called to tell us she was 12 weeks pregnant. We were so excited. We were also a little stymied. If we got pregnant now too, would the fmaily be upset? Then, we though, oh well, it won't happen for a few months, at least, so why worry about it.

Monday March 8th, ideally, I should have gotten my period. But, my friend was visiting from CT that week and we had a party at our house the following Saturday, so I was busy. When, by Wednesday, March 10th, no period had showed, I took the pregnancy test I had at home. you know, the one with the strip you had to immerse in a cup of ... yeah you get it. Well, it gave me a faint pink line. I did another one because for the first one, I left it in the bathroom and forgot about it for 20 minutes. the second one showed a faint pink line as well.

Jeff and I talked and he thought it might not mean anything. The next morning, Thursday March 11th, I called my OB-GYN's office and spoke to a nurse. She said I should come in and see the doc, and made an appointment for Friday March 12th. I asked her if I should do a digital test to make sure the faint pink line wasn't a fluke. She said I didn't need to, that even a faint line meant pregnancy. Well, I was supposed to meet my sister and my friend for lunch and on my way, I bought a digital test kit at Rite Aid. Which I then proceeded to use in the restaurant's bathroom. And, viola, a very strong bright blue line!!!

On Friday, a urine test at the OB-GYN's proved the same thing. She sent me for bloodwork the next week and we have our first ultrasound on March 30th.

So, the advanced age and the birth control pills could not stop my little womb from doing it's job :-) And, my sister-in-law and I are 7-8 weeks apart on our due dates, so hopefully these cousins will become close friends.

Monday, March 22, 2010

6 weeks

The Bump gives me the following size of baby right now:

According to I-am-pregnant.com:

The heart is starting up. The fetus` blood group may be different from your own!

Facial features are visible, including a mouth and tongue. The eyes have a retina and lens.

The digestive system starts forming, beginning with the first cells of the stomach and the intestine.

There are small indentations in the head, ready for the development of facial features, eyes, and ears. The outline of the jaw starts to form.

Oh my God, it's a person inside me. A person I'll be responsible for, a person I'll have to teach right and wrong to, a person who'll always need me (though not admit to it always) ...

I think the first panic attack happened last night. I think I am over it.

I think.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Week 6 photos

Today marks the completion of Week 6 of Project Baby Williams :-) Took belly photos to mark progression of the bump. What you see in the photos is fat roll for now.

Going to try and wear the same skirt and shirt so the bump's growth is relative :)

Friday, March 19, 2010


of feeling resentful of losing my time and our time (with Jeff)

of having my relationship changed with my family

of having my friendships change, especially with those friends who don't have babies

of not being a good mother

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Nausea? check

Frequent urination? check

Fatigue? check

And today? I am crying at the drop of a hat. The mood swings have descended.

I am trying so hard to step back from every situation that irritates me and look at it rationally to see whether it deserves the reaction it's getting. But, it ain't helping. The tears just start flowing!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I personally know of 3 women who've been trying or have tried to have children and haven't succeeded. I feel guilty at how easy for me. I am not out of the woods yet, what with my age and it only being the 6th week. But, I am already wary about telling these friends that I am pregnant. I want them to be happy for me, yet I can also understand why they might feel resentful or jealous. It's human nature to ask, "why not me?"

I hope I can be gracious enough and not too grating when I give them the news and I hope they'll be happy for me and somehow realise that while I am happy for my own family, I also feel for theirs'.

This is week 6

I am right smack dab in the middle of week 6 of pregnancy and I think I want to start recording how big baby is. According to WebMD.com, the baby looks like a tadpole and is as big as a bb pellet.

0.08 to 0.16 inches, if you may.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I thought it might have been a fluke this morning when I thought I was nauseus aftere ating my protein bar.

Right now, at lunch, 2 people around me were eating fish and chips. The smell of raw fish doesn't bother me usually. but, the smell of this deep fried fish sent my stomach into rolling motions!

I think I'll start making a list of things that make me nauseus.

Can't figure out these damn widgets

So I am making a post out of this ticker because I really like it!

Oh universe!

I have been spending hours, literally, online, looking at pregnancy related stuff. I didn't think at 5 weeks pregnant, there was much going on inside me. But, I found this chart from a lecture at some school's site:

Look at the column under week 5; which was last week for me. The baby has eyes, limbs and a heart! This week, week 6 of the embryo's age, it starts developing ears and teeth. Does that mean I need to stop swearing now?

I also learned that all these symptoms I've been having were results of the pregnancy - going to the bathroom more frequently even though I hadn't been drinking any more, not losing weight when I was running 3 times a week, and today? The nausea has hit. Not very hard but I just had a protein bar for breakfast and my stomach is doing tiny flips.

Despite that, Jeff and I are so excited. It's unbelievable that I am growing a human being inside me. I have seen other women pregnant; gosh, there are 4 women in our aquaintance circle who are pregnant or have recently delivered, so the whole idea of childbirth isn't foreign to me. But, I never imagined being pregnant myself and now that I am, it's utterly fascinating.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I can't keep a secret!

So, I started a secret blog that I'll make public when we go public with the news.

Jeff and I are expecting!

Still in shock. November 15, 2010 is the tentative due date.

I am 5 weeks in. The baby sort of looks like an alien right now.

Taken from: http://www.i-am-pregnant.com/Pregnancy/calendar/week/5

We have our first ultrasound on March 30th and my first official pre-natal appointment is April 2nd.

I am petrified. Excited. Nervous. Giddy with joy. Glaringly unprepared.