In my uncle's garden
Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Am I still pregnant? I suppose so, but it doesn't feel like it. My bump hasn't grown at all, and I can't feel the baby move (I'm not supposed to). There's nothing happening. I wish I could go to the midwife just to listen to the baby's heartbeat with the Doppler. You can buy fetal heartrate monitors for home but they're only good in the third trimester. When you can feel the baby kick anyway.

We have an ultrasound on December 4th, when we should learn whether we're having a boy or a girl. And whether I'm still pregnant.

Oh, and according to, week 18 is officially the start of my fifth month. Do you see that picture? It looks like an actual baby. Holy crap. Apparently it's almost eight inches long this week.