Quick Update – 26 Weeks 2 Days

Today I’m 26 weeks 2 days and only 5 days away from starting my third trimester! I can’t believe it! We had another OB appointment today and all was perfect 🙂 Little man is still measuring ahead and starting to get some super cute, chubby cheeks that we can actually see on the regular non 3D ultrasound. In fact he’s got quite a lot of cute baby fat everywhere now and is measuring almost a full 2 weeks ahead. It’s no wonder I’m looking and feeling so huge these days. I feel like I have to hold onto my belly while I’m doing my prenatal exercises because it’s starting to get heavy! I can’t imagine how big I’m going to be after these last 3 months! The other major thing that happened today is we booked our tentative c-section date. As of right now, it’s scheduled for Dec 30th. For some reason, my doctor’s office goes by the LMP for dating even though my ultrasounds have all been showing baby consistently ahead and they even told me my due date changed to January 3rd at one of my early appointments so that’s what I’ve been going with. And now, as […]

One Lovely Blog Award

This morning I woke up feeling very humbled and honored because I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by four of my amazing blogging sisters: My Perfect Breakdown, Spirit Baby Come Home, Infertility U Suck, and Twelve Week Eternities! Thank you so much to each of you for thinking of me and for your continued love and support. Each of you and your blogs are the true definition of lovely. I honestly don’t know what I would do without these amazing women and the entire IF/RPL community <3 The Rules / Guidelines 1. Thank the person who has nominated you. Provide a link to his/her blog. 2. List the rules. 3. Include 7 facts about yourself. 4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated. 5. Display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you. Here are 7 facts about myself: I think most of you know this, but although I have been living in the US for 7 years now, I am and always will be a Canadian girl at heart. I was inspired to point this out by My Perfect Breakdown because of her comment about spelling words […]

24 Weeks – V Day!

Today I am 24 Weeks, 2 Days and we made it to V Day (viability day) as Ashley from Bs and Babies put it so perfectly! Every milestone we reach is a huge relief and also a huge shock. I simply can’t believe we’ve made it this far! And even more shocking, that little man is measuring perfectly and I have no signs of any re-occurrence of HELLP. I am constantly praying this continues to be the case, but also feeling so much faith that it will. My doctor told us at our last appointment, that everything looks different (good different) with this pregnancy and with our little guy then it did when we were pregnant with Holdon, and my immediate response was that everything feels different to me too. Praying this is all a good sign! I’m 3 1/2 weeks from the point when I delivered Holdon. 3 1/2 weeks. That’s it. When I look back on it and think about where I’m at right now, it’s unimaginable to me that I delivered a Holdon so soon. And on top of it all, the HELLP syndrome caused him to be severely growth restricted so he measured more around 23-24 […]

Calling Out to All My Blogging Friends

I’m reaching out to all of you to ask for prayers and thoughts for one of our fellow bloggers: andthewindscreamsmary.blogspot.com This amazing lady has been a constant support to me while going through so much herself, and she could really use some support back right now. She is about to go through her second second trimester loss in back to back pregnancies in just 7 months. It’s absolutely unthinkable what she has had to go through in such a short time. Please check out her blog and send her any love and support you can. Thank you so much. Hugs and love to all of you <3    

Long Overdue Update

I apologize to all of you who have been asking how I’m doing and not writing this update sooner! I have been wanting to sit down and write this update for over a week, but between work, and everything else going on right now, I just haven’t had the energy to stay on the computer long enough to write an update and I hate writing updates from my phone. Below are a few highlights from past few weeks. Sorry in advance for how long this post is! Today’s Appointment With Our OB We had another appointment with Dr. S today. Everything is great. We had another ultrasound and baby is still measuring about a week ahead and now weighs about 1lb 10oz. This weight is a big milestone for us because Holdon only weighed 1lb 8oz when he was born at nearly 28 weeks and I’m only 23W4D today, so the fact that we have now surpassed that weight and so soon is huge! The rest of the appointment was pretty basic with just going over questions and concerns. The main thing we discussed was the strange abdominal pain I had a few weeks ago. It’s still there, but not […]