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October 26, 2010

13 weeks

13 weeks now!
I'm counting my pregnancy in American calender here. In Japanese calender, I was 15 weeks when these photo were taken, which was last week. Why 2 weeks difference in American and Japanese pregnancy calenders? That's because Japanese doctors count the week you start your last period (before you actually get pregnant) as week 1, not counting from the day of actual conception. So Japanese week 1 and 2, you are not pregnant, but for some reasons that's how they count. Very strange.

Although it's not really showing in the pictures, and I might be just too self conscious, but last week I started to feel like my belly is getting bigger. I can't stop touching my belly and look in sideways when I stand in front of a mirror. I gained another 1 kilo in a week, and I don't know how that was possible, since I ate right and worked out regularly. I was a bit overwhelmed with my changing body..

But the bright side is, I got to go to a maternity fair hosted by a Japanese magazine, called "Nin Sugu". My friend works for the magazine, so she let us, another friend of mine and her husband in. It was a lot of fun, and we got the photo taken professionally for free (below)!

We got a lot of samples from the fair - diapers, pacifier, caffeine free tea, body oil to prevent stretch marks etc..
There was a booth where your husband can experience what it feels like to be a pregnant. They put you the body (see below) that weighs 5 kilo or so and have you walk around. My husband tried it and it was so funny! I tried it myself too, just to see how it feels like to be 9 month pregnant. and oh boy - it was heavy! I'm whining about my body weight already, but it's a whole different story if you are 9 months pregnant!


Nai said...

Only 5kg wow that's lucky both my pregnancy's saw me gain 20kg's all gone now thank goodness. You would also be 15 weeks in Australia too.

verypurpleperson said...

The pregnancy suit is hilarious! Your husband looks like he's about to crack up :D
Take care and stay healthy, Chie!

Naoko said...

What a cute couple!!!
you guys are lovely!

Samantha Nandez said...

How exciting for you!! That fair looked fun, especially with your hubby wearing the belly ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm from the US and we count the same way as you do, the first two weeks we really aren't pregnant but it starts from the day of your last period.


::HARUNA:: said...

you are making me want to have another baby, chie!
that's awesome your hubby got to try how it feels to be pregnant(well, weight wise anyway)!
gaining weight is a good sign, better than loosing in this matter. love and enjoy your changing body :)

Emily said...

Love the picture of you two!

The pregnancy suit is hilarious! Yes, it's uncomfortable but at least it'll be gradual. Then your perfect baby will come and a lot of the baby weight comes off at in the first weeks after birth. :)

FashionJazz said...

You guys make a stunning couple, congrats on everything : ) x

Carolyn said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy!
In Australia, the pregnancy calendar is the same as the Japanese one, counted from the first day of your last period. So, this makes a forty week pregnancy, even though technically the baby is only 38 weeks old!

Anonymous said...

I'm American, and my pregnancy was also counted from the day my last pre-pregnancy period began.

Rachel said...

Yeah, American's count from the first day of your last period. But who cares about counting when they look as cute as you two do? Congrats!

vivatveritas said...

hi! thank you all for your comments! thanks for those who pointed out that the americans count the pregnancy as the japanese! i got confused because in japan, women are pregnant for 10 months as opposed to 9 months! i dont know where the extra month came from.. and i still can't figure it out:(

so i was actually 15 weeks when these photos were taken, not 13! sorry for confusion.

SH said...

I would like to introduce you Mai at She just had a baby. She has hand sewn so many items for her little tomato. Just thought you'll like it.

vivatveritas said...

>SH thanks for the great recommendation! i loved her blog!