Celebrating my pregnancy's major milestonesWednesday, August 7, 2013
4 weeks: Pregnancy kit shows positive result. Hurrah!
6 weeks: Pregnancy is clinically confirmed. Ultrasound scan shows a round gestation sac. There's a life form in me!
8 weeks: Hear baby's heartbeat via ultrasound for the first time. Awesome! Very touched too.
14 weeks: Second trimester begins. Nuchal translucency (NT) scan shows baby is healthy.
17 weeks: Feel baby's movements for the first time. The sensations, known as "quickening" are quite sudden and feel like subtle tickles / twitches under my belly's skin.
19 weeks: Blood test results come out normal.
21 weeks: Baby's movements are getting stronger. This week marks the midpoint of pregnancy. Belly is showing.
23 weeks: Fetal anomaly scan (detail scan) shows baby's major organs are all accounted for. Baby's gender is revealed too.
24 weeks: This week marks baby's viability. Baby's kicks are stronger and I can actually see my belly's skin moves when baby moves!
25 weeks: Linea nigra (the slightly darker line down the belly) is showing.
28 weeks: Third trimester begins. Did glucose tolerance test. My result: 4.8 (before) and 5.7 (after) is super excellent, according to the nurse. :)
30 weeks: This week marks 75% of my pregnancy journey.
31-34 weeks: Baby's movements especially kicking are now so much stronger with prominent pattern of sleeping and awaking. Prepared our birth plan.
35 weeks: Washed all of baby's clothes, mittens, booties, etc.
36 weeks: Discussed birth plan with our obgyn. Accepted. Packed our hospital bag. Done our pre-maternity photoshoot.
37 weeks: Full term. Baby is now ready for birth.
38-42 weeks: Baby will be here soon.