Monday, December 12, 2011



These images blow my mind. We have our collection of ultrasound shots up on our fridge, and I often take Cheech up to them and enthusiastically ask her, "Who's that baby?!". She looks at them confused and somewhat amazed, because they obviously look nothing like any of the babies she knows. Pregnancy always felt like such an immense mystery to me, and seeing such clear photographs of what exactly goes on in there seems to help make sense of so much. Can you believe that little H and Cheech once looked like that? It's unreal.

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  1. you might like this TED talk, it's pretty amazing.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/alexander_tsiaras_conception_to_birth_visualized.html

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  2. Oh man, OMSI in Portland has a room with preserved zygotes/fetuses arranged in chronological order, donated by labs etc. It is INTENSE. I mean, I am a pro-choice lady, but when I saw the 9-week old fetus, I was like, Whoa. (Even if 9 weeks were what we consider 11 weeks a la date by LMP, it's still w/in first trimester.)

    Pregnancy was a mystery for me too. That book looks really intense too!

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  3. Celia, this post scared the %&*@ out of me.

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  4. I FUCKING LOVE THESE. i added the book to my wishlist.

    though i am too tender too handle the real thing, kristen.

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