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After an 8 year battle with infertility and countless struggles, our family is finally complete. This blog chronicles the journey it took for us to start and build the family we always wanted. Background on the blog (started in 2012, just days before I found out the embryo transfer for our son worked).... 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.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

23w0d - Weekly update

(large mango)

How Far Along: 23 weeks!  Only 3 weeks until the third trimester!

Gender: BOY!!!!!!

Size of baby (from babycenter.com) He's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango).

My baby this week (from babycenter.com):   Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With his sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that he's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see him squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing him for entry into the outside world.  Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze him when he hears them outside the womb.

Stretch Marks: No.

Sleep: Pretty good lately actually.  I usually only wake up once a night now!

Best Moment of the Week:  Seeing him kick from the outside!  :)

Movement: Yes.  I can feel kicks and him rolling around in there.  Especially after my morning glass of OJ.  Usually at night as I'm laying in bed too.

Food cravings:  Still no real cravings.  I love me my chips and dip.  Dip counts as dairy, right??????

What I Miss:  Being able to get up from laying easily!!

What I'm Looking Forward To:  It's still a ways away but I am excited to see my baby again on June 28th's sono and then even more on July 7th's 3D ultrasound!

Milestones: Seeing my baby's kicks.

Emotions: Pretty even keeled this week.  :)

Symptoms:  Nothing new.

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