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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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

12w0d - Last week of the first trimester!

Last week of the first trimester started today!   As of yesterday, still listening for heartbeats using the doppler every day after work.  TOMORROW is another ultrasound!   I thought about waiting until tomorrow to update the blog, but I didn't want anyone to get scared that I didn't post my weekly update!  :)

Not much too new to report.  My bump is starting to pop out.  I had several coworkers ask in the last week or so.   I'll post a pic soon.   :)

From the web:
  • Baby is as big as a plum this week!  (The ticker on the desktop version of my blog says peach but the baby isn't that big yet.)
  • Most of baby's critical systems are fully formed!
  • Baby's about to enter the growth and maturation stage, in which organs and tissues will grow and develop rapidly.
  • Baby's now developing reflexes-if you poke his or her body, you'll likely see movement.
  • Baby's opening and closing fingers and curling toes too.
  • Baby's brain is developing fast!

What our babies look like this week:

What the twins look like inside me this week!


  1. Great news that all is going so well Lauree! I look forward to your update after your ultrasound!

    1. Thank you! Getting nervous for the u/s in 1 hour and 19 minutes!!!