Saturday, October 25, 2008

Week 6

Fetal age 4 weeks (ya'll see where I'm going with this, right? I'm going to stop after this post).

The baby is the size of a lentil this week (growing by leaps and bounds!) and is working on growing a nose, some ears and a mouth. It also has little buds where the arms and legs will be.

The humorous event this week was my uncle Walla's birthday party. As my family members are big wine drinkers, I had some anxiety about turning down drinks and the attention that would draw. I recruited Morgan to be my designated drinker; if anyone offered me a drink, I would accept, and then subtly hand it over to him. But no one offered, and I just sipped ginger beer all day (the bottle looks remarkably like real beer). I don't think anyone noticed...?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Week 5

Fetal age 3 weeks

This week, the kid is the size of a sesame seed and looks more like a tadpole than a baby. Neat. A little bit of nausea has started to set in, but mostly we just want to be able to start telling people...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Baby's First Vacation

Week 4 (Fetal Age 2 weeks)

This week, we had the official confirmation - both an at home pregnancy test and an official blood test. This week, we also had a trip planned - my (belated) birthday getaway to the East Brother Light Station - a bed and breakfast on an island housing a working lighthouse in the San Francisco Bay, about 10 minutes offshore from Richmond. Because Morgan had booked this way in advance and requested the in-room champagne and chocolate package, our innkeepers out of necessity became the first people to know about our pregnancy (they kindly replaced the champagne with sparkling cider). And please, baby? I hope you continue to travel so well on water.

This week, the kid is about the size of a poppy seed and is busy growing the bits that will eventually become all its major organs. Grow, baby, grow!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Week 3

Yes, I know. The kid is only a week old, but I'm in my third week of pregnancy. It makes no sense, but get used to it.

Week 3 (Fetal age 1 week)

This week, the baby is the size of the head of a pin, and is just a clump of cells, rapidly dividing. Its parents are hopeful, but don't actually know it exists yet. Trust me, there are no pretty pictures to demonstrate this.