Friday, July 25, 2008

16 week ultrasound

I had my 16 week ultrasound last Wednesday morning and everything looks good. The baby measures about 12 cm (around 5 inches), which is pretty huge considering you can't see much of anything from the outside. The only problem was that the baby was so active, the doctor couldn't get a very good picture of it. It was literally doing something that looked like somersaults or bicycle kicks.

Here is the clearest picture she managed to take. The baby is lying face-down:
Here, the baby is looking at the camera. You can see what looks like a little skull:
So it was nice to know once again that everything is going smoothly. I did find out something surprising, though. I found out that I have an RH negative blood type. I guess this is common enough in the west, but in Asia, hardly anyone has negative blood types. I read that 0.1% of the population in Korea has type A- blood type. So if I ever need a transfusion, I'm going to have a tough time. My doctor told me on the way out to be careful not to get into any accidents. -- no problem!

Although I've been busy, I've been trying to get back into knitting. There's never been a better time, now that I actually have a purpose. I started with this really easy little wrap sweater. I just have to knit down to the waist, and then I'll have to go back and pick up the sleeve stitches and knit some long sleeves. Next I think I'll make some socks and booties. I'd like to make at least one afghan.
My book came in the mail! It's just book 1 of 3 of the I Can Speak English series. I will receive books 2 and 3 as they are printed. I'm surprised at how good they look. They're very colorful and cute, with a workbook and a CD. And the sticker activities are pretty cool too. It all looks quite different from the Word documents I was working on!

Finally, my new painting. I saw this painting of roses in a gallery in Insa-dong and had to have it. I decided to also have them frame it, since I knew that I would get it home and it would sit around for months before I got around to it. I love it.


Aaron said...

So have you learned all the English in those books yet?

(Congrats on the publication, by the way).

Sarah said...

Haha, very funny! Yes, it's not for the most advanced learners, but it's something. I'm going to be doing another project with that same company, but if you can believe it, they want me to go down a level. Does it get any easier than "I like carrots?"

Cairo Mama said...

Congratulations on the book!