Wednesday, August 10, 2005
“Had my u/s this morning, what a nerve wracking experience. The u/s tech could not find anything but what appeared to be an empty sac. She poked and prodded me for what seemed like forever with the “dildo cam” and she said that the sac measured 5 weeks 2 days, so it was early to see anything. She just didn’t seem to upbeat. I stared up at the ceiling tiles and just prayed for something to be there, whether or not we could see it. A couple minutes later she was checking out my ovary and she said “wait a minute, we have something” and there it was on the screen! a beeeaautiful site, a yolk sac developing inside the gestational sac. Whew…. she said it was so weird to see it empty but then see it full the next shot. I was so relieved and I could tell she was too. Here’s is our very first picture of bean!”
Do you know what you are looking at? That’s a photo of my now 4 year old daughter floating in that round yolk sac. The ultrasound was performed almost 5 years ago to the day. I came across the original The Modchik when I was on Blogspot back in 2005. I renamed it since so there was no confusion what that was a pregnancy blog. Looking back I’m glad I documented the pregnancy even if it is public fodder (yea there are shots of me in my underwear, not my best decision.) I certainly had no idea how popular blogs would become, maybe had I known I would have continued I would have penned my first book already. At the time a blog was a way for me to keep in touch and share photos with my friends, especially the girls who held my hand while I went through a very dark time in my life as a result of losing a pregnancy. These girls (and you know who you are) were my pillars of strength and my cheerleaders who never lost hope that someday I would become a mother again. We created our own “virtual home” before facebook was around. They even threw me a virtual shower where everyone send the gifts ahead of time and we met online and chatted as I opened. Of course the entire time my husband (and probably some of my friends) thought I was certifiable. Some people can not understand how friendships can develop over the internet. Now with the invention of facebook you could almost ask the question, are blogs going to become extinct? You can micro blog to hearts content on your facebook page and Twitter. I even joke to some of my friends that they are bloggers but they just don’t know it, all you have to do is look at their facebook page it’s all there.. updates, links, photos.
It’s pretty amazing how much documenting we are doing these days. All of your memories, your past relationships are only a key stroke away. I wonder where this is all going to lead to. Human-like computers is my guess.
Oh… I have a video for you about the future. Dr. Michio Kaku: “The World in 2030”. Dr. Kaku is a famous physicist who also happens to be a great speaker and very funny. Can you even begin to imagine the advances in medicine alone for our children? Dr. Kaku says our toilets will be able to detect proteins from cancer cells during the onset of the disease. This will change everything we know about cancer.
fast forward the intro he starts in around 5:30
image source: istock photo
edited to add: over dinner last night I was explaining to my family (“enthusiastically” would be an understatement) what the video was about and all of these incredible things that were going to happen in the next twenty years when all of the sudden my husband proceeds to get up for the table go our room and comes back with Dr. Kaku’s book Physics of the Impossible. He’s already a step ahead of me, how appropriate.