Monday, February 22, 2010

13 Weeks, 3 Days

Yeah, like I said...I suck at this blog thing. I haven't even been reading the other women in science blogs lately. And now that I've gone fully public about my pregnancy, I have much less motivation to post about it on this anonymous blog. I suppose I can use it to complain about some of the more embarrassing pregnancy symptoms (OMG the gas is AWFUL!). But I'll go ahead and update you few loyal readers anyway. :-)

My first trimester screening tests came back perfectly normal and healthy, and the angle of the genital tubercle suggests it's a girl. I did some Pubmed searching and those early ultrasound gender detection methods seem to be about 80-90% accurate. I'll be thrilled if it is a girl, as will my mother-in-law (who has no daughters or granddaughters), but I'll have to be on guard for all of the pink frilly gift outfits I don't want to dress my daughter in... :-P

Alright, that's all I have time for now. Drop me an email if you miss me! ;-)


  1. Congrats on the girl and I love that you looked up the pubmed stats! Pink was my all-time enemy as a kid, but in my twenties I discovered better shades and realized it's not so moderation!

    PS--I am still around too, although my blog is down right now.

  2. Yay! Congratulations, I am glad you're fine and your screening was good! Now that you entered the second trimester, I hope you'll feel as energetic as I do (and used to do with my other pregnancies). You go girl!