Today is 18 weeks 1 day and I felt you kick for the first time today. I put daddy’s hand on my stomach and he felt it too! I was a little disappointed a couple weeks ago when we didn’t get to check in on you, but I guess you’re letting your presence be known now.
We’re now officially in the year of the DRAGON! You will be our lucky dragon baby.
I wanted to see you again at the doctor’s yesterday or at least hear your heartbeat. No such luck though. All they did was poke me with a needle and draw my blood yesterday. Nothing exciting.
I think I can feel you tickling me from the inside. I’m not sure if its you or just gas, but it feels very strange and I’ve never noticed this same sensation before. I’m thinking you’re doing the boogie. I hope you have better rhythm than Daddy.
You’re no longer Mommy and Daddy’s little secret anymore. Baby Maknugget, I can’t even suck you in to hide you anymore. Keep growing!
We also got a big new car for the new year so you can be all safe and comfy in it. Say hello to the Makmobile.
New year’s resolution 2012:
This year, we hope to be good parents.
My dearest Maknugget,
It’s Christmas today, and you’ve reached 13 weeks. Daddy bought you a big bag of green gummy bears for Christmas. Only green ones! Yum!
Yesterday, we had Christmas Eve dinner with the whole family - 嫲嫲, 爷爷, 阿公, 婆婆，伯伯, 伯娘, 吴婆婆, Alyssa姐姐, and Alton哥哥. Then today, we feasted again! A-gong made a turkey and it was delicious! I think you thought so too. This time next year, you will be joining us at this dinner table!
Doctor says you look healthy and normal. We’re so happy and so glad! Every time we go to the temple we pray that you are happy and healthy and the doctor today confirmed our prayers. He gave you some cool 3D photos too, so you don’t look so much like a blob in these photos.
And, a little surprise…
The doctor called it your rocket. He’s betting you’re a boy. We’ll find out for sure in February.
You’re 12 weeks (about the size of a plum) but not making an appearance yet on my tummy.
A-gong and Po-po came to LA to visit us for Christmas last night and I can’t wait for you to taste A-gong’s cooking! You know, he’s the best cook. They also brought you a taste of Canada. These are my favorite!
I hope Maknugget loves these too!
You graduated yesterday! 11 weeks means you’re no longer considered an embryo and you are officially a fetus. What does that mean? It means our little MakNugget looks more like a baby now and not so much a gummy bear. We saw you today at the doctor’s and you made a big stretch and we saw your long legs and your little hands moving about. We also heard your heartbeat for the first time. Last time, we saw it on the screen, but this time, we got to hear it.
Here’s your latest picture. You’re now the size of a lime!
PS: Don’t you just love green gummy bears?
My dearest MakNugget,
You’ve reached 8 weeks today! Apparently, you’re about an 1″ long and you have little fingers and toes now. I can’t wait to have those little fingers hold my hand and to tickle those little toes.
I think you inherited Daddy’s appetite. All I do is eat, eat, eat! Your favorite is fried chicken, bacon and peanut butter. I don’t think you like salad that much though… You’re really a Mak aren’t you?