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We had many struggles spread over 4 years to have our son Victor in 2012. We are now continuing our infertility journey to give him a sibling. I decided to start a blog after realizing I have only been able to make it through my TWW's (two week waits) with the help of Google and with the openness of other women suffering from infertility sharing their own stories and giving others hope. I have time and time again found my exact symptoms on other women's blogs and felt an overwhelming sense of calmness they provided me. I thought it was time to pay it forward and hopefully provide this same thing to other women on their own journeys.

Friday, July 31, 2015

7w0d - Weekly update and Symptoms

How far along? 
7 Weeks!

How big is the peanut? 
"Your baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry."

Total weight gain/loss? 
I didn't weigh myself today but as of yesterday only 0.2 lbs - which is shocking since I've been eating everything in site!

Maternity clothes? 
Not yet, but thinking about it!

Sleep?
I sleep like a rock.

Best moment this week? 
Seeing Baby Schloss's heartbeat at 6w5d!!!!!   This was just so amazing.  Mike and I are so relieved!

Food cravings? 
No real cravings but my pre pregnancy diet strictness is completely out the door.

Food aversions? 
Non really but when Mike was browning turkey meat earlier this week for tacos it smelled gross.  Of course I still ate the finished product.  lol

Gender? 
Not yet!   Though they have a new blood test that can detect it as early as 10 weeks!

Milestones? 
What happened LAST week: The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones.

What's happening this week:
Your baby’s hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny baby fingers and toes you're daydreaming about holding and tickling. Technically, your baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of her tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that's the only thing getting smaller.

Bump?
My pants are all very snug.  My lower belly is definitely firmer and bumpier.

Symptoms:
Night: Cramps after peeing.  Woke up from  a sex dream to an orgasm!  Just like Victor's pregnancy.
Morning: Constipation.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

6w6d - Symptoms

Symptoms:

Night: Two vivid dreams that were both awful (one, my basement was haunted with the ghost of a child; two, I was bleeding red blood, went to the OB and they were putting bloody chum all over my belly to help me absorb the iron from it or something bizarre and they wouldn't give me an ultrasound so I didn't know if I was miscarrying or not).

Morning: Veiny.  No TSB.  Pants aren't fitting, had to break out the bigger sizes.  Felt "off" early hours of work.  Starving!!!!   Just ate my lunch and still starving!



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

6w5d - Ultrasound and Symptoms

God is good!  God is AWESOME!   Praise Jesus!  We have a heartbeat!   122bm!  Baby Schloss measured 6w3d, exactly 7 days more than 7 days ago!   Thank you everyone so so so so so much for your thoughts and prayers!     We are just so happy words can't explain.

Heartbeat visualized!  122 BPM!

Side view.

I think this is his/her spine.  Measuring 6w3d.

Another measurement:  6w3d.

Baby!!!

Symptoms:

Night:  Starving, had to eat a bar.   One vivid dream.

Morning:  TSB, veiny.  On my feet most of the morning, so a lot of pulling mid morning.

Afternoon:  Thirst.   A tiny bit woozy and bleh feeling after work.

Evening:  Cramps when laying.   Slight TSB (hard to get).


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

6w4d - Symptoms

If you haven't noticed by now I am a nervous wreck.   Most of my symptoms have vanished.  I am a wreck.  I'm not fun to be around.  I am completely and utterly consumed with fear.  Fear that tomorrow will bring the same news as last May and I'll have to endure a miscarriage all over again.  Please pray for us.  Please pray they see a strong heartbeat tomorrow.  Please pray I find peace if they don't.

Symptoms:

All day:  Peeing a lot

Night:  No vivid dreams.  No cramping after peeing like usual.  Insomnia.

Morning:  Nothing other than veiny.  Slight TSB.   Constipation that I had for weeks is gone (not good, maybe my progesterone dropped?....which wouldn't be good).

Mid morning:  Nothing.   Brief headache (maybe 2 minutes).

Noon:  Nothing.  Headache back (praying it's not a bad shift in hormones :( )

Afternoon:  Dry eyes?   Maaaaaaybe some right side uterine pulling.  I feel like I'm just grasping at straws here now.   Tired on my way to acupuncture.  Slept during acupuncture.

Evening:  After acupuncture I had symptoms!  Slight nausea but I'll take it.  Slight cramps.  Aversion to the chicken.   I think increased sense of smell?   TSB.


Monday, July 27, 2015

6w3d - Symptoms

Only two more days until our ultrasound to confirm the heartbeat!  I am nervous/excited/anxious!!

Symptoms:

All day:  Peeing a lot

Night:  Super vivid dreams (1 scary, 1 pregnancy dream), a few cramps after peeing

Morning:  Nothing other than TSB

Mid morning:  Nothing

Afternoon:  Nothing

Evening:  Maaaaaybe like one uterine pull during a walk.  Other than that.... NOTHING other than veiny.  TSB.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

6w2d - Symptoms

Three days until our next ultrasound!

Symptoms
Night:  Vivid dreams (one was sex related, non baby), small cramps after peeing, peeing more
Morning:  Nothing
Afternoon:  Bloated/slightly crampy after nap
Evening:  Veiny, TSB

Saturday, July 25, 2015

6w1d - Symptoms

Symptoms:
Night:  Vivid dreams (non sex, non baby)
Morning:  Nothing
Mid morning:  Lots of pulling during yard work
Afternoon:  Super bloated after taking a nap
Evening:  TSB, veiny