Thursday, May 20, 2010


Just thought I'd throw up a quick prayer request...

Traveling Thursday, June 10th....about 5 months pregnant, alone with a toddler.

Biggest worries are not losing her in the airports, especially when I have to pick up all my luggage to go thru immigration; and that she doesn't get too antsy on the flights (especially the 3hr flight mid-day).

Thanks :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quick pregnancy update

So, here you can see how the belly was growing last pregnancy.

This pregnancy, I was obviously showing by 2 months, and here is a picture shown today - about 4 months. I've gotten lots of comments about how I appear to be more like 6 months pregnant, and lots of people asking if I'm not having twins or something.

Considering I looked like this by the end of the last pregnancy, and considering that at 4 months I already look like I did around 6months last time, I'm a little nervous about what the last trimester will be like this time.

We did finally go in for a check-up a couple of weeks ago (insurance issues still haven't been resolved, so we shelled out money we didn't really have for a private exam with ultrasound). Thanks to the ultrasound, we are now sure that the larger belly is NOT due to multiple babies. There is only 1 in there. And the Dr seemed pretty sure that it is a boy, but we are trying not to get carried away until we get that confirmed at a later date. Interestingly, although my tummy is quickly growing, I have barely gained any weight - about 3 or 4 pounds in the 1st 14 weeks.

Here are a couple of other pictures for fun - Katya playing with her friend Clara, and one of the three (well, 4) of us.

Ok, I am on borrowed time. Looking forward to seeing lots of you soon :)