Monday, June 23, 2008

It's hunger pangs, it's indigestion, no- it's a baby!

So to-date, I have gained a total of 13.5 pounds (yeah baby!) and still have a due date of October 30th. The little girl's kicks are getting stronger by the day, as my baby bump gets bigger. Have a look-see (22 weeks tomorrow)...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Prince or Princess?

I'll cut to the chase- IT'S A GIRL!!!! We had our appointment with the perinatologist this morning and he confirmed my suspicion. We even saw the girly goods- the view we had of her goods was, and I quote the doctor, "as if she were sitting on a glass coffee table". Too funny. You can check out the ultrasound printout of her goods, labeled with a tiny, white arrow (first pic)! Yea... I couldn't see it either. We also have a 2-D photo of the bottom of her foot (second pic) and three 3-D photos of her face and leg (third pic). I must admit, I've seen better ultrasound snapshots, but I'm just glad that she's healthy.

Next step... choosing a name!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Parasite ecstasy!

If this isn't worthy of a new blog post, I don't know what is. Check it out folks, your own Rachel Melissa Fogelman is now a published author. You can read my manuscript entitled "Mancae of the parasitic cymothoid isopod, Anilocra apogonae: early life history, host-specificity, and effect on growth and survival or preferred young cardinal fishes", published in the journal "Coral Reefs". Simply click on the link to be taken to parasite ecstasy! 

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Another new haircut

I've decided to go a tad shorter this time around. I got the popular a-line/wedge style: short in the back and long in the front. I wish I had discovered short hair a long time ago! I don't know that I'll ever have long hair again!

On the baby front, the little one is very active. I've felt relentless kicking for the past 2 weeks. Its such a funny feeling being kicked from the inside. SO cool though. I love being preggers!