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My due date is
May 24, 2001

Today I am
12 weeks, 3 days
pregnant.

I'm not weighing myself anymore -- it's just easier on my mental state that way.

 

Boy or girl?
Cast your vote!

November 12, 2000

Oh my Lord, I don't believe it: I'm only a few days away from reaching the second trimester. This pregnancy is going much faster than I thought I would.

We had our first OB appointment on Nov. 2. Everything went very well. My uterus measured exactly as it should and the doctor found the baby's heartbeat with no problem. She says that the risk of miscarriage is now only 1 in 200. When I compare this to the 20% chance of miscarriage I started this pregnancy, with I feel like we're going to make it.

I have so much to look forward to in the next few months -- and so much to do! To start with, I need to buy maternity clothes. Soon. My belly has suddenly popped out and I can barely button my pants. It isn't obvious to a casual observer, but when I'm naked it's very clear that I'm pregnant. (Not that I'm going around indiscriminately naked, you understand, it's just that I can't help but look in the mirror when I'm changing my clothes and such. And man, that belly is sticking OUT.) I'm glad I'm starting to show a little (although it's kind of early, isn't it? For a first pregnancy, I mean?). It'll be nice when I'm obviously pregnant. As it is now, nearly every one of my coworkers spends more time talking toward my stomach than toward my face -- they're looking to see if I'm showing yet. It's eerie having my stomach scrutinized so closely all the time. And they try to be so coy about it, sneaking glances at it while they're talking to me, but I notice. I'm used to people (well, men) talking to my breasts, but I'm not used to all this abdominal attention. I'm hoping that when I'm nice and big the stomach scrutinizing will stop -- after all, it'll be obvious that I am, indeed, showing.

But what I'm really looking forward to is the middle of December. Because then, you see, I'll reach 17 weeks. And when I'm 17 weeks I get to have an ultrasound! An ultrasound that should, if the baby cooperates, reveal the sex. (Yes, we're finding out! I hope. Keep your fingers crossed that the baby doesn't cross its legs.) So, any guesses? Do you think it's a boy or a girl? Make a guess; we'll know in about 5 weeks if you're right or not. I have my own suspicions, but I'm going to keep them to myself for now. I'll know soon enough if I'm deluding myself with my *ahem* women's intuition.

 

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