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Life doesn’t wait for plans

Posted by on July 9, 2006

I realise it has been quite some time since I’ve last written anything for my WordPress online journal. Jeremy has been begging me to do so for quite some time, but I just haven’t been bothered to use the scanner to share some pictures with the world.

However, I realised I couldn’t just keep putting off telling the world/Internet that I am, in fact, pregnant. It happened about a week into Jeremy’s and my honeymoon, releasing the spawn in Singapore, with conception likely taking place somewhere in Phuket. One thing I plan on telling baby in the future that one of the very first things it did with us after conception was getting to ride atop an elephant.

So I’m now about 14 weeks into the pregnancy, and I’ve had two ultrasounds. The first one being bulk-billed to Medicare, and therefore free for us, but the second one lending no Medicare rebate at all. Had I known, perhaps I wouldn’t have bothered with the first trimester screening. After all, I didn’t expect to be carrying a baby with Down’s Syndrome. And given that I haven’t heard back from my obstetrician, I must be in the “low risk” category, which is exactly what I expected.

Anyway, here’s some ultrasound pictures I wanted to share.


This is baby at 8 weeks and 6 days. As you can see, the person taking the ultrasound was nice enough to label all the bits.


This is baby at 12 weeks and 3 days, full body, with its head on the left and feet on the right.


This one was labelled as baby’s face, so I’m just going to repeat that it’s baby’s face.


This is another one of baby’s body. It’s where baby was measured at 65.22mm from head to rump, and I guess the writing in the bottom is indicative that this height is typical of a baby of 13 weeks, and therefore baby is a little tall for its age.


This is a 3D interpretation of baby at 12 weeks and 3 days.

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Dominica has a strong interest in exploring diversity in media, seeing people subverting corporate control of creativity through crowdfunding and indie publishing, and spending as much time as she can travelling the world and discovering culture. This is what she most regularly blogs about. In her spare time, Dominica is primarily focused on long-form improv theatre, and writing and publishing speculative fiction. You can find links to some of her free and published stories and screenplays on her writing page, or check out her pirate time-travel novel Adrift. Though born and raised in Australia to American parents, Dominica lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 2008-2014, until she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She also has a background in web programming, filmmaking, and stand-up comedy. For more information, check out her about page, or any of the specific pages about her various creative pursuits in the links at the top of the page.

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