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The 5th Belongs to Calvin: You made me a mother

Dear Calvin, I am the furthest I have ever been in pregnancy, carrying your baby brother or sister. Today, I am 18 weeks and 3 days. I delivered you at 18 weeks and 1 day. Although you did not come out of my womb alive, although you were born two…

Warm wishes from our family to yours

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: The NT Scan

Dear Calvin, On Thursday, I had the NT scan with Bumble Bee. It was at the same place where I had my first ultrasounds with you, where I first saw and heard your heartbeat, where they told me they found amniotic bands during your NT ultrasound, and where the doctor…

Bumble Bee and Daddy (PG Update)

First, thank you so much for all of your encouragement, support, thoughts, and prayers. We are so grateful and so overwhelmed by all the love that we’re receiving for us and our babies. Second, as you can tell from this photo, our ultrasound went well. We were able to see…

Less than 18.5 hours until the ultrasound

We’re going to see Bumble Bee again tomorrow afternoon, and I should be 6 weeks and 4 days along. This is around the time that we should be able to see the fetal pole and a heartbeat. And that is what I really, really, really want to see. I know…

Not-so-Wordless Wednesday

On October 12, 2011, Posted by , In Charlie Bastian,Photography,Pregnancy, By , With No Comments

For the past 8 days, I’ve been sticking one of these capsules in me when I wake up in the morning and before I got to bed at night. I don’t like it. It’s uncomfortable and messy and sometimes it hurts. But I will keep doing this for the next…

One small pregnancy goal at a time

On October 7, 2011, Posted by , In Charlie Bastian,Pregnancy, By , , With No Comments

Because I was so anxious and worried and nervous and scared and terrified that I might have an ectopic pregnancy that would burst while I was traveling to Florida, my nurse agreed to do a blood test to see if my hCG levels were high enough to do an ultrasound…

I always bring my BBT thermometer

On October 3, 2011, Posted by , In Charlie Bastian,TTC & Infertility, By , With No Comments

The NaBloPoMo prompt for today is: What is something you always pack on a trip? For that past two years, one of my packing staples has been a digital thermometer, a digital basal body temperature thermometer to be exact. For those who don’t know, your basal body temperature is your…