Pregnancy, Uncategorized PREGNANCY WEEK 7 – 15 5 August 2010

So below is my record of Months 2 – 4, basically from the day we found out 🙂

size of a blueberry
Week 7 (2 – 8 June):

MOMENTOUS. For the first time in my entire lift, I sat on a toilet and stuck a pregnancy test under me as I peed. So surreal. Popped the cap back on the tester wand and stuck it all back in its foil wrapper, then placed it on the counter. Chris and I cuddled and chatted in bed before he got up exactly 6 minutes later to check. He brought it in and I knew he peeked first, because his face with an irrepressible, massive grin said it all.

I was delighted, but not shocked. Surprised it happened so quickly though, is that normal?! I already had a hunch.. it was weird, but I just felt ‘different’. I haven’t had full-blown morning sickness (whew), but I’ve been absolutely ravenous and keep eating throughout the day, but I guess I already eat more than the average female so it’s not THAT obvious to everyone.

size of a raspberry
Week 8 (9 – 15 June):

1st prenatal visit. We did an ultrasound! The fetus is just about to start on the 8th week and is almost 1.6CM and the heart is beating at 150 beats per minute. It was a heart-stopping moment when we saw the heartbeat, clear and beating so rapidly on the ultrasound. One of the most memorable moments in my life, ever. And the look on Chris’ face as he held my hand and looked between the ultrasound machine and me… 🙂 I’m 8 weeks, due 23 Jan 2011 🙂

I’m really grateful I’m not experiencing the bad parts of pregnancy (nausea/morning sickness).. yet? My main 2 symptoms are incredible HUNGER and I get tired easily. My food-intake has increased by about 50%, it’s starting to freak Chris out because I’m hungry all the time. My body is processing food in around 2 hours, so even though I may have a full 3-course meal, 2 hours later it’s as if I haven’t eaten all day. Really worried about the insatiable appetite because it just means I’m going to become a humongous pregnant person, argh. Also, by 10PM every night, I have to go to bed because I’m so sleepy my eyelids can’t stay open.

size of a green olive
Week 9 (16 – 22 June):
Chris is in Seattle this week and I was worried about my Tantou Island beach holiday without him. Had to be super careful about what I ate (brought a bunch of my own food) and it was SO hard to refrain from the alcohol! But I think it all went ok.. It was really fun but in retrospect I probably shouldn’t have gone considering The first 3 months of a pregnancy are the most critical, where all the organs are forming etc. It also prevented me from fully enjoying myself because I was really concerned about my well-being most of the time. Well… in future I know to stay away from activities like this when I’m pregnant 😉
size of a prune
Week 10 (23 – 29 June):

So far I’ve gone from 45KG to 46.5KG (102lbs). The extra weight shows. Plus, my belly is pooching out already. I am NOT supposed to show until I’m 5 months I reckon, not so early! Scary. I suspect it’s because I have such a thin/narrow torso and I’m a short-ass, so there’s just nowhere for the baby and uterus (currently at the size of a grapefruit) to go, so it has to pooch out. But still. It’s frustrating and a bit sad that whilst women don’t show this early, I do.

size of a lime
Week 11 (30 June – 6 July):

My appetite is OFF THE CHARTS, it’s scaring me. One day, I actually ordered 2 lunch meals, thinking I’d eat half of each and save the other halves for the next day. Instead, I ate BOTH. Eep…

Fortunately though, I haven’t experienced any nausea or morning sickness, nor excessive fatigue (apart from wanting to go to bed about half-to-one hour earlier than usual), nor any of the bad side effects. By and large, I feel as if I’m not pregnant at all. I have to keep reminding myself that I am blessed and this is a GOOD thing, because a small part of me does wish I’d feel something – anything!!

size of a plum
Week 12 (7 – 13 July):

2nd prenatal appointment. We saw the baby stretch and kick around, give us a *high five*, then roll over and show its butt to us before promptly falling asleep. Did the tests to check chromosomal deformatives (tested negative, whew) and length is 5.42CM from head to bum. It was pretty jaw-dropping seeing all the hands and feet moving around and hearing the heartbeat 🙂 Doc was super impressed with Chris and asked “Do you have a medical background?” ‘cos he was so familiar with all the measurements to look for, and all the medical terms, tests, etc. LOL! Very proud of him.

We broke the good news to all our relatives and some close friends this week too. Another BIG milestone for us, because now, everything becomes very, very real….

size of a peach
Week 13 (14 – 20 July):

This week, our baby can hear my voice (but not external sounds yet). Apart from a small bump, only noticeable after I’ve eaten and it’s later in the day, I still don’t have any other major pregnancy symptoms and I suppose I won’t expect to from here on out, since symptoms really only occur in the 1st trimester. It means I’m always wondering if I’m really pregnant and there’s actually a baby growing in there, because there’s no real evidence! I’ve been careful in everything I do/eat, and Chris has been HYPER aware and monitoring every single thing I do (he is just amazing) so fingers crossed everything is progressing just fine.

size of a lemon
Week 14 (21 – 27 July):

We are officially in our 2nd trimester 🙂 Not much has changed, though my pants are tight at the waist so I tend to wear dresses or skirts now. My tummy’s pretty flat in the morning, but gets a slight bulge by the end of the day – probably more from food than actual baby 😛

size of a large orange
Week 15 (28 July – 3 August):

Mum and Dad are in Shanghai which is nice, first time seeing them since getting pregnant! Belly has officially popped – definitely no hiding it now. Had our doctor’s appointment and we got to see the little baby again, jiggling around and happy as a clam. It was all kinds of awesome 🙂

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84 Comments

  • rainingumbrella posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Oh my gosh this is SO exciting! I just love reading about progress 😀

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

      Aww I’m glad I’m not boring you! It’s all v exciting for us so I can’t help meself, heh

      Reply
  • crackerchris posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    For any of the lads out there considering it: seeing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time when it’s so *fragile* is about the most mind-shattering thing I’ve ever seen.
    It’s so tiny, and small; utterly delicate. At the same time you know that this baby of your’s, and your wife, will be wholly dependent on you.

    Of course, now, I can’t stop thinking about it… but that’s another matter.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

      Doomp.. doomp.. doomp…!

      Reply
  • jesuisariel posted on August 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Congrats once again Bev! Your updates are so detailed! Love reading about them 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you hon! It was basically a backlog of weekly entries I made in the past few months, heh.. Thought it would be nice to post it too

      Reply
      • starbucksweetie posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:28 pm

        Did you write those entries and set them in private first? Or did you write in an actual journal and then typed it out? Just wondering b/c I like knowing how people journal.

        Reply
        • beverly posted on August 7, 2010 at 7:29 am

          I just wrote them in notepad and saved it offline 🙂

          Reply
  • epson posted on August 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    So exciting, keep the updates coming! Congratulations again to you and Chris!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      Thanks! I don’t want to entirely swamp my blog now with baby related posts.. so will try and find a normal medium, hehe

      Reply
  • sistersugar posted on August 5, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Yay Bev! Still soooo excited for you both! Hope you’re able to find some extra cute maternity clothing. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 10:59 pm

      Me tooo.. Though ideally I can find some of my existing clothes (ie. babydoll, loose dresses) that work as maternity, then I don’t have to spend money buying any, heh!

      Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on August 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I am already looking forward to read the post when he/she is out!! Wonder if he/she will look more like you or Chris?! :0)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm

      Me too OMG.. can’t wait to meet our baby, heh!

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on August 5, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Beautiful diary entries, it’s just all wonderful and lol at doc thinking Chris has a medical background, awesome he studied up so much!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:07 pm

      He’s a smartypants…. so cool though, i tmakes me feel a lot better 🙂

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Oh my gosh this is SO exciting! I just love reading about progress 😀

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

      Aww I’m glad I’m not boring you! It’s all v exciting for us so I can’t help meself, heh

      Reply
  • pishako posted on August 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I haven’t gotten a chance to congrats u proper! It’s awesome news m welcome to the mommy club soon!

    Btw, if your hearty appetite keeps up, u got to start eating super super low calories stuffs. Not sure if u rem but I was sooooooo hungry every 2hrs back then. The flip side is the baby absorbed lots n was sturdy when he came out.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you sweetie!! You are way ahead of me but I’m excited to join the club teehee.

      I’m trying to just eat healthy stuff, but erm… so difficult to 😛

      Reply
  • crackerchris posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    For any of the lads out there considering it: seeing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time when it’s so *fragile* is about the most mind-shattering thing I’ve ever seen.
    It’s so tiny, and small; utterly delicate. At the same time you know that this baby of your’s, and your wife, will be wholly dependent on you.

    Of course, now, I can’t stop thinking about it… but that’s another matter.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

      Doomp.. doomp.. doomp…!

      Reply
  • jesuisariel posted on August 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Congrats once again Bev! Your updates are so detailed! Love reading about them 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you hon! It was basically a backlog of weekly entries I made in the past few months, heh.. Thought it would be nice to post it too

      Reply
      • starbucksweetie posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:28 pm

        Did you write those entries and set them in private first? Or did you write in an actual journal and then typed it out? Just wondering b/c I like knowing how people journal.

        Reply
        • beverly posted on August 7, 2010 at 7:29 am

          I just wrote them in notepad and saved it offline 🙂

          Reply
  • pebzz posted on August 6, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Aawww… so so exciting. I remembered I spoke briefly with you sometime last year about your views on Bridal Veil and I was in the midst of deciding. Wow! Now you are gonna have a little family… Congrats again!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      Yeah.. it’s crazy how life can change SO much in just a span of one year! Fortunately, for the better 😛

      Reply
  • epson posted on August 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    So exciting, keep the updates coming! Congratulations again to you and Chris!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      Thanks! I don’t want to entirely swamp my blog now with baby related posts.. so will try and find a normal medium, hehe

      Reply
  • sistersugar posted on August 5, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Yay Bev! Still soooo excited for you both! Hope you’re able to find some extra cute maternity clothing. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 10:59 pm

      Me tooo.. Though ideally I can find some of my existing clothes (ie. babydoll, loose dresses) that work as maternity, then I don’t have to spend money buying any, heh!

      Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on August 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I am already looking forward to read the post when he/she is out!! Wonder if he/she will look more like you or Chris?! :0)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm

      Me too OMG.. can’t wait to meet our baby, heh!

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on August 6, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Reading that made me all emo and wanting to cry again. Haha. Love the little size comparisons!!!

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    • am_klutz posted on August 6, 2010 at 2:33 am

      Hehe yea the size comparisons was so cute.
      Love the writeup Bev. Arggh I’m so excited!

      Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm

      Haha, well, you’ll feel that all over again with your #2… soon.. 😉

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on August 5, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Beautiful diary entries, it’s just all wonderful and lol at doc thinking Chris has a medical background, awesome he studied up so much!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:07 pm

      He’s a smartypants…. so cool though, i tmakes me feel a lot better 🙂

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on August 6, 2010 at 5:31 am

    OMG this is so cute. Chris gonna be an amazing father. Very seldom you can meet the guy who cares so much. It was a great thing for him to go see the test and be the first to know.

    BTW i’ve been reading some stuff here about cravings, since i’ve been craving for lamb for the last 10 days (eating lamb every day now and crave for more). FYI 2 pregnant tests i did were negative. So I read that if during pregnancy you crave for savory stuff like fries, meats etc you gonna have a boy, if sweet – a girl. So far it seems like u gonna have a boy. Curious to check this theory in one month.

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm

      I think he’ll make a great dad… Eewyn will too 😛 How are you going??

      I crave EVERYTHING though, so who knows, lol!

      Reply
  • pishako posted on August 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I haven’t gotten a chance to congrats u proper! It’s awesome news m welcome to the mommy club soon!

    Btw, if your hearty appetite keeps up, u got to start eating super super low calories stuffs. Not sure if u rem but I was sooooooo hungry every 2hrs back then. The flip side is the baby absorbed lots n was sturdy when he came out.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you sweetie!! You are way ahead of me but I’m excited to join the club teehee.

      I’m trying to just eat healthy stuff, but erm… so difficult to 😛

      Reply
  • pebzz posted on August 6, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Aawww… so so exciting. I remembered I spoke briefly with you sometime last year about your views on Bridal Veil and I was in the midst of deciding. Wow! Now you are gonna have a little family… Congrats again!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      Yeah.. it’s crazy how life can change SO much in just a span of one year! Fortunately, for the better 😛

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on August 6, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Reading that made me all emo and wanting to cry again. Haha. Love the little size comparisons!!!

    Reply
    • am_klutz posted on August 6, 2010 at 2:33 am

      Hehe yea the size comparisons was so cute.
      Love the writeup Bev. Arggh I’m so excited!

      Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm

      Haha, well, you’ll feel that all over again with your #2… soon.. 😉

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on August 6, 2010 at 5:31 am

    OMG this is so cute. Chris gonna be an amazing father. Very seldom you can meet the guy who cares so much. It was a great thing for him to go see the test and be the first to know.

    BTW i’ve been reading some stuff here about cravings, since i’ve been craving for lamb for the last 10 days (eating lamb every day now and crave for more). FYI 2 pregnant tests i did were negative. So I read that if during pregnancy you crave for savory stuff like fries, meats etc you gonna have a boy, if sweet – a girl. So far it seems like u gonna have a boy. Curious to check this theory in one month.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm

      I think he’ll make a great dad… Eewyn will too 😛 How are you going??

      I crave EVERYTHING though, so who knows, lol!

      Reply
  • carorules posted on August 6, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Such a nice way to put it with the size and picture of fruits 😉

    This is all so very exciting. My best friend is pregnant as well so I can relate.

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      Aww congrats to your friend too!:)

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 6, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    oooh large orange now! cant wait for you to get to watermelon stage!!

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      Haha not for agggges tho

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on August 10, 2010 at 12:40 am

        wont be “agggges”! time passes real quick!

        Reply
  • carorules posted on August 6, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Such a nice way to put it with the size and picture of fruits 😉

    This is all so very exciting. My best friend is pregnant as well so I can relate.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      Aww congrats to your friend too!:)

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 6, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    oooh large orange now! cant wait for you to get to watermelon stage!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      Haha not for agggges tho

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on August 10, 2010 at 12:40 am

        wont be “agggges”! time passes real quick!

        Reply
  • alongcameaspydr posted on August 7, 2010 at 5:30 am

    This was a fun post! 🙂 Thanks for using food to explain the size of the baby. 🙂 Congrats again.

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks! It’s nice tracking the size each week.. makes it feel more ‘real’ 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 7, 2010 at 8:30 am

    gender

    sms me the gender in 5 weeks so I know what color to buy in Paris!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      Re: gender

      Heh kk, we are strewn as to what to buy here cos dunno whether to get pink or blue! What are some really good Parisian (preferably organic) infant brands? I haven’t seen many baby clothes so far 🙁

      Reply
  • alongcameaspydr posted on August 7, 2010 at 5:30 am

    This was a fun post! 🙂 Thanks for using food to explain the size of the baby. 🙂 Congrats again.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks! It’s nice tracking the size each week.. makes it feel more ‘real’ 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 7, 2010 at 8:30 am

    gender

    sms me the gender in 5 weeks so I know what color to buy in Paris!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      Re: gender

      Heh kk, we are strewn as to what to buy here cos dunno whether to get pink or blue! What are some really good Parisian (preferably organic) infant brands? I haven’t seen many baby clothes so far 🙁

      Reply
  • blondedawn posted on August 7, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    congrats bev! we’re expecting our first on march 2! so exciting!!!!

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:14 pm

      YAY congrats to you too! How fun to have someone also pregnant, hehe
      😀

      Reply
  • blondedawn posted on August 7, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    congrats bev! we’re expecting our first on march 2! so exciting!!!!

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:14 pm

      YAY congrats to you too! How fun to have someone also pregnant, hehe
      😀

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on August 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Great little blog about the weeks! So exciting!!! Wow you were at that island during the early stages! So brave of you to go!!!

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm

      I know.. Chris was NOT happy about it.. but oh well, we survived 😛

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on August 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Great little blog about the weeks! So exciting!!! Wow you were at that island during the early stages! So brave of you to go!!!

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm

      I know.. Chris was NOT happy about it.. but oh well, we survived 😛

      Reply
  • koffiekitten posted on August 13, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Wow congratulations! Only reading this now as I was on vacation. Your kid is going to be so cute, and so used to eating everything! 😀

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

      Thank you sweetie! I think our kid will be a real foodie, teehee

      Reply
  • koffiekitten posted on August 13, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Wow congratulations! Only reading this now as I was on vacation. Your kid is going to be so cute, and so used to eating everything! 😀

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

      Thank you sweetie! I think our kid will be a real foodie, teehee

      Reply
  • azuredrifting posted on August 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    OMG congratulations!!! wishing you a very healthy and happy pregnancy! Chris does sound amazing, that’s really important =)

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:55 am

      Thank you! So far so good *whew*.. hopefully it stays that way for the next half, heh

      Reply
  • azuredrifting posted on August 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    OMG congratulations!!! wishing you a very healthy and happy pregnancy! Chris does sound amazing, that’s really important =)

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:55 am

      Thank you! So far so good *whew*.. hopefully it stays that way for the next half, heh

      Reply

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