20 weeks — whoa-oh! we’re halfway there!

So thankful! Everything looked good today. Right anterior placenta that reaches across that side probably explains why I feel little to no movement most days.

We saw four chambers in the heart, three vessels in the umbilical cord, different parts of the brain measured, along with large arm bones, thickness at back of neck, saw an empty bladder, then full tummy, kidneys, followed by a full bladder, one hand behind head, one over his boy parts, and legs straight up over his head. He kept his chin tucked pretty tightly into his tummy. Cervix length is good. No placenta issues noticed. Good margins between uterine wall and placenta. No scar tissue noticed. No growth restriction.

I keep wondering, how is this actually possible?

How did I have no uterus, severe Asherman’s syndrome, no endometrial lining building on its own, one day of light periods, and yet, here we are?

I guess it’s just God stuff. One day, we will understand.

One day, we will know why both embryo babies transferred in 2016 didn’t have the same fate as this one. One day, we will understand how lucky we actually are to get this life.

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20 weeks and a new baby pic

We had our anatomy scan today. Our doc confirmed that all is well and said “go shopping!”

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We new the gender fromĀ our PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) testing, but all doubt is now gone because boy parts were also confirmed! He was curled up with his head in his chest for quite a while, knees to elbows, and hands up behind his head. We got one pic where he was trying to put his hands in his mouth. It’s my favorite. He is measuring nearly a week ahead, but that is normal as their growth at this stage can vary by a week or two.

Thanks for cheering us on. We’re so glad we have good news to share!