Saturday, July 16, 2005

End of First Trimester

As of today, I am at 12 weeks 5 days. We went to visit our OB, Dr. Lu at UCLA on Thursday. I also had an ultrasound appointment, which was the exciting part. Mike wasn't able to make it in time for my ultrasound appointment because he was caught up in the GI wards. As you can see, the baby is much bigger. The length from head to rump is about 6.5 cm. I was able to see the heart beating as well as the baby moving. The picture shows the baby sucking its thumb with the legs sticking up. I wonder when I will be able to feel the baby moving.

Mike was able to come by soon after the ultrasound appointment to meet Dr. Lu for our OB appointment. They knew each other before since Dr. Lu was one of Mike's professors during his OB/GYN rotation in medical school. Dr. Lu was very nice and talked to us about making healthy nutritional choices for the health of the baby.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

First ultrasound of baby at 6 and 6/7 weeks. The head is to the left. Posted by Picasa

Nan at 7 6/7 weeks pregnant showing her maternal instincts to a baby crocodile in New Orleans. Posted by Picasa

Eleven weeks

Las Vegas, May 2005: Mike's parents and Nan, 4 days pregnant Posted by Picasa

In case Nan hasn't told you personally yet, she's pregnant. The doctor estimated the due date to be January 24, 2006. Today marks the 11th week of pregnancy and one more week to the end of the first trimester.

This means no more exotic trips. Thailand is just a memory and photos now. No more sushi. The toro will have to wait. California rolls will have to suffice. No rare steaks or mixed drinks. We'll have it well done, please. No over the counter medicines although since Nan has some pretty nauseous days and she can't shake this cold she's had for a month now.

Still we're very happy to be parents-to-be. Nan's been keeping a journal, and she's promised to write here too. Check back in later for more updates, and maybe some prenatal photos...