Dear readers, first and foremost I want to apologize profusely for going MIA! I've received multiple emails, tweets, and comments inquiring about my well-being, and every single one honestly makes me feel so touched... so a warm and appreciative thanks to all those who wrote to or thought of me.
Basically, this happened...
And I found myself suffering from terrible morning sickness which left me no will to do anything but sprawl on the couch and try not to throw up. Fortunately that eased up in my second trimester, but now I'm insanely busy studying for my board exam, working on another resident lecture, and applying for fellowship all at the same time. Hence no time for some blog love... not to mention I've been on the longest unintentional shopping break ever since I didn't want to buy new clothes that I may or may not fit into post-pregnancy.
I actually haven't had to purchase a single maternity item yet despite being 23 weeks pregnant. I still fit in my scrubs for work and have been doing okay with my current wardrobe otherwise (which goes to show how ill-fitting my clothes were to begin with). For example, the LOFT top I wore for the first PFC can still comfortably accommodate my 6-month pregnant belly:
In fact, I can still fit into almost all my tops. And as for bottoms, my lifesaver has been the Bellyband - a somewhat magical contraption that allows me to wear a lot of my existing pants and skirts, albeit unbuttoned but without fear of indecent exposure.
In any case, I just wanted to finally post an update to let you guys know that I am indeed still alive. But between residency and pregnancy, there already isn't enough hours in the day and sadly blogging has to be put on a hiatus for now. But I'll leave you with a quick 10-sec peek at my 'lil bun in the oven... I've been scanning myself when I get a chance (free access to ultrasound is one of the few perks of being a radiology resident), and happened to catch the little one in a fit of hiccups!
P.S. The answer to the question everyone always wants to know (boy vs. girl) is at the end of the video :)