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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!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

9 Weeks Pregnant

You've got to use a bit of imagination... the head takes up nearly half of the baby.. it's little chin is tucked up into it's chest, the dark spot at the top of the head is the developing brain - the photo makes it look like the head is forked... but you can see how cute and round it is on the bottom photo!  

Only an inch long, but we could see the tiny arm and leg buds waving around and the body wriggling back and forth.  The heartbeat was so nice and strong, and baby measured two days ahead.


  1. Hooray! I am so happy you got to see the little one moving!! Cogratulations!!

  2. Awesome!!! When is your next u/s? I remember the early ultrasounds, all I do is look for a heartbeat, if the screen is our way I'll often see it before the tech does as I am freaking out on the inside :-) Congrats!!!

  3. Just beautiful! I love the pics of your sweet little baby! Isn't amazing to see that tiny bean moving on u/s and think that is your son or daughter? Wow. So glad things are progressing smoothly!

  4. woohoo! He or she's a cutie patootie already! (wink, wink) I'm so happy for you guys!

  5. What an adorable little picture!! It's absolutely how amazing how quickly they utero AND out!!! I am so happy for you. You most certainly deserve your Christmas miracle. I am so happy you are keeping your blog followers updated along your journey. Best wishes!!!

  6. Yay, little baby!!! So happy there is a healthy little one growing in there. You deserve it. I'm excited to hear about your progress.
    Stay well,
    Andie from wte