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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.

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!

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

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

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.

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

Night: Cramps after peeing.  Woke up from  a sex dream to an orgasm!  Just like Victor's pregnancy.
Morning: Constipation.
Afternoon / Evening:  Nothing.  No TSB.


  1. That dream sounds much better than your dreams the other night!
    I love following your journey. Hugs!

    1. Ha! DEFINITELY waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the other one! Way more enjoyable too!

  2. Happy to see you are having sex dream instead of nightmare Lauree. Natera's blood test for gender is called Panorama. Sequenom has one called Maternit21. I recommend Natera if your Ob gives you a choice. We used them for out PGS testing and they are awesome. They will even give you a discount if you call them once you get your bill. So your graduating 8 week ultrasound will be next week. So exciting!

    1. I think my OB uses neither. They use one called Harmony. I wish I had another ultrasound! I have non in the horizon. I pray my Doppler picks up the HB at home soon. Too scared to try this early but I'm going to need reassurance soon as today I had no symptoms. :(

    2. Harmony only tests for trisomy 13,18 and 21 and x and y chromosomes. So at least you will find out the gender early rather than having to wait for the gender scan with a simple blood test. Technology is amazing isn't it :)