Monday, May 04, 2009

Babies on the Mind

So, there is a slight chance that I'm more obsessed with babies and pregnancy now than my sister who's actually pregnant.

Now, I'm guessing that's not actually the case, seeing as Lil and Bear have been trying to get pregnant for about 2 years (I'm under the impression 'trying' involves frequent trips to cabbage patches to see if they could find a baby....). Still, it's been on my mind a lot. I keep going to websites to see how far along in development the baby is and to calculate the baby's/babies' due date.

Firstly, pregnancy junk is very confusing because different people are using different scales. Apparently, the most common "how far along are you' calculations start 2 weeks after your last period. In other words, on day one, the first day you're actually pregnant, you are technically 2 weeks into your 40 week pregnancy. Does that make sense to you? Doesn't this mean that someone like me who is not pregnant at all is, by this scale, pregnant 2 weeks out of every month? I know that's being a little facetious, but, it's annoying to put in a conception date of April 9th and have it tell you that your sister is 5 weeks pregnant when you can clearly count 26 days from April 9th - and, unless they changed the definition of a week, 26 days does not 5 weeks make.

Anyhow, I finally figured out that the pregnancy calculators add in that 2 weeks at the beginning but the 'how far along is your baby' information counts from the day of conception. At least, I think that's how it works.

Then, I found a nifty widget to go on my blog that handles all the thinking for me. The downside is that it says "We're having a baby". My options were "We're" or "I'm". Neither one of those is great, but, I figure it would be very 'hand that rocks the cradle-ish" if I went around saying I'm having a baby, so, "we're" it is. If it gave me the option, it would have said, "Lil and Bear are Having a Baby" as that's the truth of the matter, but, that wasn't an option and my attempts to edit the code on the HTML level were not successful.

The widget is cool. It has a countdown to the due date (which is neat, of course). Even cooler is the fact that it has a 3-d image of the baby at it's current stage of development. If you click on the image, it takes you to a page with more detailed information. Apparently, right now, the baby/babies are about the size of a poppy seed. Think about that when you're munching on your poppy seed bagel tomorrow morning!

Sometime this week, little tiny baby ears & eyes will begin to form. So, if you have any cussing you need to get out of your system, do it now. After this week, 'they' will be listening to everything you do and say. Don't F-it up!


  1. I'll be more obsessed when I'm not so sick. Untill then you have to be excited for me.

  2. Don't worry about those little ears and eyes... I have it on good authority that all you have to do is distract them with a computer game, Barbie doll or puzzle and they tune everything else out... Like Saw 4 on the TV in the same room with them.

  3. I'm not sure how it works, but, I think getting a barbie doll to the little tadpoles will be quite uncomfortable to Lil.