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My Dear Firstborn

olive chan —  November 28, 2011 — 3 Comments

My dear firstborn,

From the visit to our doctor today, it seems clear that we are in our final days of sharing this unique and precious physical connection; of you living inside of me.  The doctor said that I am close to being 2 cm dilated and that your head is quite low.  My body also tells me something is changing.  I am getting more frequent cramps and practice contractions and the random tears and hot flashes tell me my hormones are on a roller-coaster ride.  You are definitely readying yourself to make your grand entrance into the world!
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150 Lbs and Waiting

olive chan —  November 24, 2011 — 5 Comments

At my weekly checkup on Monday, I finally tipped the scales at 150 pounds.  So far, I’ve gained 27 pounds since my first doctor’s appointment.  Not too much, not too little.  I think baby’s growth is slowing down though because I find myself less hungry (especially in the middle of the night).
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olive chan —  November 15, 2011 — Leave a comment

This past Friday, Baby Chan reached the milestone of 37 weeks, which is considered full-term.
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Dare I say this?

olive chan —  November 10, 2011 — 1 Comment

My baby is getting on my nerves.  There, I said it.  Before you become alarmed and wonder if I’m in good enough psychological condition to become a mother, let me also say that I mean it quite literally.  You see, sometimes when I’m standing, baby’s position presses on my nerves and pain and numbness shoot down my legs.  And I feel like I’m going to crumple over unless I hold onto something and try to shift my weight somehow.
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A date of significance

olive chan —  November 2, 2011 — Leave a comment

Five years ago today, a certain young man invited a certain young woman into the adventure of courtship.  Five years ago today, the young woman said yes to that invitation.  Now, 5 years later, they are one month away from the due date of their first baby!  Needless to say, their adventure has only begun.  ;)
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