|This is about how big our baby is at 8 weeks.|
- Fort St John, BC, Canada
- My husband, David, and I had been trying to have a baby since November of 2007. After 'letting things happen', we got the amazing news that we were pregnant in June of 2008. Sadly, that pregnancy ended at 9 weeks with a natural miscarriage. After two more chemical pregnancies, we turned to fertility treatments in 2009. That decision was a disaster, with lousy medical care and poor monitoring. In December of 2009, we made the huge decision to move onto IVF. Things fell into place like magic and we began treatment on January 15, 2010. After a blighted ovum in March, we did a successful FET in June, only to endure another blighted ovum in July. We kept up and underwent another IVF in September/October of 2010 with the arrival of our son, Brogan in July of 2011! After our lovely success (finally) we decided to undertake yet another IVF treatment and hope for a sibling for our little red headed boy. Well... so far it's worked. Our story continues below!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Well it's been five days since our ultrasound. The baby, measuring 11mm at the time, should now be up to a whopping 16mm, or just over 1/2 an inch long. That's about the size of a raspberry. (If you ever google raspberry you'll come across some really amazing photos with yummy raspberries so beware.)
David and I have, of course, been talking a lot about what's going on inside my uterus. I said it felt kind of strange to have this little worm-like thing inside me, with a heartbeat and everything, and then I put my arms hands up to my chest and kind of flapped them like a T-Rex and made a strange sound to convey what my image of what was inside me looked like. David, horrified, said that he hoped to God that our baby would not have flippers and making a gahhh-gahhh sound. Hey. A sense of humour is seriously required in all this baby-making process.