Thursday, May 22, 2008

Counting


Karin’s first doctor appointment since finding out she was pregnant is on June 4th, two weeks from yesterday. That is also the day that I plan to put this website online and share our awesome news with the world.

Today, Karin is 9 weeks pregnant, which means the fetus is about 7 weeks old. Only 31 more weeks to go! :-) Now, a quick lesson. I’m sure some of you (notably, the mothers) know how duration of pregnancy is measured, but I’m sure others don’t. I sure didn’t. It’s not that important, but just so everyone is informed: The average length of human gestation is 40 weeks, measured, not from conception, but from day one of the mother’s last cycle. Because fertility is highest around day 14, a woman typically isn’t actually pregnant until the end of week 2 or beginning of week 3 of her pregnancy, as measured by the official timeline.

-TGR

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Unreal


Karin has been pregnant now for five weeks (which means she’s seven weeks pregnant—I know, it confused me too) and we’ve known for about two and a half weeks. Still, though, it hasn’t sunk in for me. Obviously, I know in my head that it is real; she is pregnant, and we are going to be parents, but it doesn’t feel real yet. At least not to me. I think the nausea is making it pretty concrete for her.

I think part of the reason it hasn’t hit me yet is that we’re not really telling people yet. Our families know, of course, and a few close friends, and a couple of the people Karin works with. Other than that, we’re keeping people in the dark until after the first doctor visit. We just want to make sure everything is going well. Both of us are very much looking forward to the appointment on June 4th. Both so we can be sure our little Tadpole is OK, and also so we can tell the world (or at least as much of it as will listen).

-TGR