Wednesday, August 22, 2007

What are the odds?

We were curious, so we looked up the odds of birth at various weeks. I found this: That should give you an idea. I am now in week 33.

Friday, August 17, 2007

being pregnant is hard work

Ah wimba way ah wimba way,
Ah wimba way ah wimba way,

In the bedroom,
The quiet bedroom,
The Lion's mum sleeps today...

Please, ignore the clutter over on Paul's side of the room!

Two Kilos!

Yes, the baby now weighs as much as a bag of rice. A *heavy* bag of rice. And, as on every scan I've had so far, he seems to be about a week ahead of the curve, meaning most likely that my cycle doesn't match the "standard" and he really is older. Fine by me. This would mean that instead of being in my 32nd week, I am now in my 33rd. A little less than 2 months to go! (I also think he is a big boy. His legs are especially long. One day he will tower over me!)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

A Lion for Leo

My good friend Andita, who's studying to be a doctor with a concentration in midwifery, told me that being pregnant is all about celebrating my creativity, procreative and otherwise. So I drew and colored in a lion for my little Leo. Here he is. I hope that look in his eye doesn't mean "I'm hungry! Where're the tasty, juicy babies?" Note: My inspiration came from Emanuele Luzzati's short cartoon about Genova, "Sinfonia della Città."

Thursday, August 2, 2007


OK, so I admit that I've been a little paranoid about actually *looking* pregnant, versus just overweight. Now, though, I think we are starting to achieve unambiguous/obvious stage. Next week I'll be 7 months pregnant--so only 2 months to go! Woohoo home stretch...

I've also just started a pre-partum class, so I get to hang out in a room FULL of very pregnant ladies (most of them are ahead of me, as I am a little impatient to get started knowing what the hell I'm supposed to do). So I can see what I have to look forward to... Watch out world!