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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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

17w1d - Weekly update!!

This past week has been crazy.  All of these hives are still there and driving me bonkers!  I wish I could pinpoint their cause.  I have been taking Claritin during the day and Benadryl in the evening.

Crazy busy at work too so my apologies on such a short update!

Oh, baby boy gave me a scare the other day.  His heart-rate was only 115ish.  I poked him with the doppler wand a few times and it shot up to 155ish.  But that low rhythm scared me.  I hope he was just sleeping or something.   This is the second time this has happened.  I have my anatomy scan next Wednesday where they analyze each organ on each baby.  Hopefully his heart is okay.  Always worrying about something.  God is in control though!

Babies this week:
  • Baby continues to beef up. Now baby's about 5.1 inches long and weighs about 5.9 ounces.
  • Baby's rubbery cartilage is now turning to bone.
  • And baby's growing some meat on those bones-putting on some fat.
  • Baby's growing a stronger, thicker umbilical cord too.

Bump this past weekend:


  1. Hi there!!! How are you feeling these days??? I'm 15 weeks today! Took a peek at them yesterday! Looks like a boy and a girl! Yay!!! I have a 16 week OB appointment on the 10th. Feeling HUGE!!!! Short of breath, stuffed up, and sleep is tough! Constantly waking up and it's a struggle to turn over already!!! Anyway, just wanted to check in!!! Glad to hear all is well with you! Hope your baby boy's heart is behaving for you!

    1. Feeling huge over here too. Never had shortness of breath until TODAY! This morning I thought I was going to keel over. lol.

  2. I am a nurse midwife who found your blog by googling my super early pregnancy symptoms by gestational age... just wanted to say thanks for sharing your experiences as it has given me a better understanding of some of what my patients with fertility challenges might go through. I read backwards almost through the whole thing ;)
    I continue to follow your blog as I am chugging along over here w/ my first pregnancy (23w5d). I'm so excited for you and your family!! Congratulations and best wishes for continued health!

    1. Thank you so much for your note! It means the world to mean that this blog is well received. Thank you and good luck with your pregnancy!! :)