24 week update

Baby update: baby is doing great! He moves and kicks all day long and it is the sweetest feeling (sometimes, it brings me to tears). Dad got to feel his kicks for the first time today!

Pregnancy update: this pregnancy is flying by and I have to admit, it has been pretty easy thus far. Our next big milestone is going to be the glucose test this month. Prayers that all goes well!

We reached viability week this week! This is a huge milestone for us!

Picture is of my 23 week bump (because I don’t have any others to share 🤦🏼‍♀️)

Anatomy Scan

We had our anatomy scan yesterday (19w5d) and baby was absolutely perfect! He was bouncing around everywhere. Heart rate was 153 and baby weighs 8oz. We also officially have a name for baby: Jameson “Brooks” ❤️

It’s a BOY!

Our gender reveal was last Saturday and we found out our miracle baby is a BOY! As much as I wanted a girl, I am ecstatic about having a boy. I am praying for a brown hair, brown eyed boy who looks just like daddy. 💙

12 weeks 5 days (late post)

Baby update: we had our first appointment with the OB on Tuesday! It was my first time hearing the heartbeat and it was the most beautiful sound. Michael had to work in Texas so my mom went with me to the appointment. Everything was great with baby and we have our gender scan scheduled for June 29th! The doctor confirmed my due date is December 19th.

Pregnancy update: I have craved subway everyday for a week. I have literally eaten a turkey sub (heated of course) 4 times in the last 6 days. I still haven’t had any sickness! One of my least favorite things about being pregnant: being emotional. I am not really a crying person and the smallest thing will make me cry right now.

10 weeks 5 days (late post)

Baby update: we had our 10 week appointment Tuesday and baby is measuring right on schedule! Heart rate was 167. It was our last visit at the fertility clinic! Such a huge milestone but so bittersweet! I have tapered my progesterone down to once per day and I will stop completely this week!

Pregnancy update: I have had back and neck pain terribly over the last week! Thankfully a quick visit to the chiropractor helped tremendously! I have had a major craving for “side” foods: rice, mashed potatoes, macaroni, pasta salad, etc.

9 weeks 4 days

Baby update: we had our 9w4d check on Monday and the doctor says baby is right on track! It was my first time getting to actually see the baby move (thanks to a little Dr.Pepper). Heart rate was 176. My progesterone was 18.97. The doctor said I am ready to start tapering off my progesterone pills! I am super excited but also super nervous (if I could take them until delivery I would) but he says I don’t need them anymore! That is definitely a victory but it brings on a whole new wave of worry.

Pregnancy update: still no morning sickness (thank goodness). Still extremely tired and extra hungry. But other than that, everything is good!

We announced our baby news on Facebook on Sunday! I also had several people reach out to me and tell me about their infertility struggles and it made me happy to know that those people wanted to open up to me about something to hard.

8 weeks 5 days

Baby update: We had our 8 week check up today! Baby is doing great. My progesterone is rising (17.62) and baby’s heart rate was 170!

Pregnancy update: I bought my first pair of maternity jeans last week. I have never been more comfortable! Still craving all things spicy and haven’t had any sickness yet!

Sunday was my first Mother’s Day and my husband spoiled me by taking me to the beach for the weekend. He also bought me a 3 heart necklace (a heart for me, a heart for him, and a heart for baby). I cried several times throughout the day. I cried happy tears for me. I cried sad tears for all of those who still long to be a mother.