Had another appointment yesterday (will take place every Wednesday now, except for one random week in February) where I had an ultrasound, non-stress test, and doctor's visit. Much to my surprise, the ultrasound didn't include a growth check because those are done once every 2-3 weeks rather than once every week. So, my fears were… Continue reading 32 Weeks & First NST
Most of this is for myself and for my future babes to read about their journey into the world, so I figure I should keep track of my appointments. One week from yesterday, I started weekly appointments with my next one being today (and on Wednesdays for most of the remaining weeks). The babies looked… Continue reading 31 week update (delayed)
For those of you who have a curiosity regarding size, please see my first entry for the chronicle of my early pregnancy! Bump date! Starting from the last picture from that blog, see below for progress! 7ish weeks left to go!
I looked in the mirror last night and examined my belly, per usual, when I discovered stretch marks under my belly button. I swear they're only just now visible because I go through this regimen every night. But, thank goodness skin stretches rather than ripping open. Bodies are an interesting thing. We paid our embryo… Continue reading Stretching is better than splitting
At this time last year, we were gearing up for our second egg retrieval in January. We had lost all our embryos from the previous cycle and were trying to reconcile that feeling of loss with a way to push forward. And I was angry and hurt and alone and isolated. It's a weird thing… Continue reading What a difference a year makes….
After a scare last week that caused some fetal monitoring, I anxiously awaited my ultrasound. The heartrate monitoring told me that the babies had moved which explained the "lack of movement" by baby boy, but the ultrasound would explain much more. The ultrasound showed that - uncommonly - our babies are now transverse again and… Continue reading Welcome to the last trimester!
27 weeks and some days and I'm feeling pretty great, overall. I'm anxiously awaiting my gestational diabetes test next week and our next appointment to see our sweet little babes. I can't wait to check on them and make sure they're growing appropriately. Almost in my third trimester and under 11 weeks to go, time… Continue reading Cucumbers & Cauliflower