25 Weeks Pregnant :: and I now have excessive amniotic fluid

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Well, as of today, I am officially 25 weeks pregnant!  Since my last update, we have had a fetal echocardiogram and another growth ultrasound {it is the first growth ultrasound since we found out about the enlarged ventricles in his brain and the arthrogryposis in his arms, so we were very anxious to see how things may have developed}. I am happy to report that although there is some new {bad} news, there is also good news to report. To start, the “results” of the fetal … [Continue reading...]

22 Weeks Pregnant :: and if miscarriages are an emotional roller coaster ride, then this is a roller coaster ride when the lap bar isn’t secured

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{photo via OnPoint USA's Facebook page} I have now made a couple references to the emotional roller coaster ride that you can experience when dealing with multiple pregnancy losses.  And, over the past couple of weeks plenty of medical professionals have told us that the remainder of this pregnancy will be an emotional roller coaster ride.  What they do not tell you is that this ride is going to be much worse.  At least before, when we were on the peaks of the “ride”, we were feeling good and … [Continue reading...]

20 Weeks Pregnant :: and after just 48 hours, our lives have a completely different path forever

Well, this was certainly not the post for this week that I thought I would be writing.  This week was supposed to be all about finding out Cletus’s gender, confirming that the subchorionic bleed was gone, and to be elated that our little one has made it this far so well.  Within 48 hours time […]

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19 weeks pregnant :: and the gender guessing game is in full swing!

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For the most part, the 19th week of pregnancy has been “normal” {my definition of normal has certainly changed over the past four years….I think I have a higher tolerance for what would be considered in the “normal” category}.  I did have a small scare at the beginning of the week, but it all turned […]

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14 Weeks Pregnant :: and I feel like we have finally turned a corner

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What I left you with in my update a couple of weeks ago wasn’t the most positive note!  And things were not getting better which is why I didn’t get an update posted last week as I had planned.  In fact, things were seemingly getting worse, and changing so rapidly, that I wanted to wait […]

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12 Weeks Pregnant :: and I am now familiar with the terminology “subchorionic bleed”

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The past three weeks have flown by!  I had every intention of publishing this pregnancy related update on Monday {when I turned exactly 12 weeks}.  I even had it all typed out and ready to go, just needed to put some finishing touches on things.  It was a really quick and easy post as there […]

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8 Weeks Pregnant :: and we are finally entering uncharted waters

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Although I love to {easily} have something to write about for my weekly pregnancy update, I would much rather have an uneventful week {or just always have the updates be 100% problem free}.  Maybe next week will be quiet.  This week, not so much. The week started out great, but it really wasn’t because of […]

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tasty tuesdays #42

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I am so excited to be one of the hosts for Tasty Tuesdays!  Each week, our team of 10 amazing bloggers hosts this fabulous party! We’re so glad that you’ve stopped by to party with us! The bloggers: Anyonita Nibbles | Craft Dictator | Detours in Life | Lori’s Culinary Creations | Red Cottage Chronicles […]

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7 Weeks Pregnant :: and I am back on the emotional roller coaster

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Some of you might remember a post I did {almost exactly one year ago} where I compared the emotions while going through a miscarriage, or pregnancy after a loss, to the emotions while riding a roller coaster.  Well, in my 7th week of pregnancy, I am back on that roller coaster emotional ride. For the […]

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6 Weeks Pregnant :: and soup is my new best friend

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What I never thought would happen, has happened. I went in for an ultrasound on Monday {after my betas that morning were 8,660 so had increased JUST enough} and we were able to see the baby’s heartbeat at a strong 104 bpm {for six weeks along} and all other signs point to a positively perfectly […]

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