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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, May 3, 2016

13w0d - 2nd Trimester!

I'm calling it the second trimester.  The mayo clinic considers 13 weeks the start of the 2nd trimester! Sites like babycenter.com and thebump.com say 14 weeks.  Fooey!  lol

Started weaning my PIO last week.  Down to 0.5ml today and my last butt shot tomorrow!  Mike's birthday (May 5) will be the first day intramuscular shot free (still have the lovenox, but those needles are tiny compared to the PIO).  :)

Oh, and I've been feeling flutters for the last 2-3 weeks or so.  I am certain they are from the babies!!  :)

What the babies are up to this week:
  • Can you believe baby's forming vocal cords and teeth?!
  • And even though baby's still teeny, he or she already has fingerprints.
  • Baby's intestines are moving from the umbilical cord to their more permanent place, in the tummy.
  • Baby's about 2.9 inches long and weighs about .81 ounces, and—proportion-wise —his or her head's now about 1/3 the size of the body


  1. So exciting Lauree!!! you made it!!!! Question for you... When did you stop the anti histamine protocol or when are we supposed to?

    1. I actually only did claritin/pepcid every morning. I never doubled up on the pepcid. I did that until 11ish weeks, then started cutting the pepcid pills in 1/2. I stopped both around 12.5ish weeks. :)