Houston, we have a monkey...
I had a doctor's appointment a couple days ago. Dr. Pitsanu did another ultrasound which was, of course, very exciting. Our little "Tumnus" now measures 7.1 centimeters from head to tush. I can hardly believe it; he has more than doubled in size in just 3 weeks! Also, though I can not feel it yet, he appeared very active on the ultrasound, waving his arms about and moving his torso. I'm happy to report that he seems to have lost his faun-like traits (the beard!) , so Paul has now re-nicknamed him "George" (after Babe Ruth). However, I think this most recent ultra-sound looks quite "monkeyish" so instead of George short for "George Herman Ruth", I think it should be short for Curious George! Plus, curious George is sooo much cuter than The Babe! Did you see the Curious George Movie? Super cute, people!
Dr. Pitsanu is very sweet and always makes cute little comments from the baby's perspective during the ultrasound, saying things like "Hi mommy! Mommy, look at me I'm waving!" Like I said, very sweet, but seriously... this guy probably does a hundred ultrasounds a week! Does he do the baby voice for everyone? If I were him, I would totally get annoyed if I had to do the baby voice for every single pregnant woman who came in! Or maybe he just does the baby voice for us farang because he knows we're suckers for that sort of thing!
As for me, I'm still not showing yet (we'll be sure to post pictures at the first sign). In fact, I've lost a few pounds since my last appointment, but don't fret, the doctor assured me that I needn't worry about gaining weight just yet. The morning sickness does seem to be abating a little and we hope to test my progress with a quick jaunt to Chiang Mai this weekend. We'll let you know how it goes!