We had an ultrasound at 32 weeks gestation to measure growth and confirm baby is in head down position. As expected he did not want to cooperate and was constantly kicking and punching the sonographer and the probe. But they were able to measure everything...and well... he's a big boy! He was measuring around 36 weeks in size and about 5lbs!! and although ultrasound is notoriously inaccurate, he is going to at least be a big boy.
Due to the size they are worried about gestational diabetes (she already passed her glucose test once) but they are requiring a second test, and weekly monitoring to look at the placenta and fluid level. The first one was this week and all was well! We have another growth scan at 35 weeks then weekly midwife appointments!
You might be saying "Inducing wha???" and I can understand your confusion. I had never known this was possible until a few years ago either.
"Inducing lactation refers to the process of making milk without pregnancy and birth."
It has been going on since the beginning of time... and yes even men can do it.... if they really wanted to! Women do it for a multitude of reason including having children through adoption, surrogacy and non-gestational mothers (lesbian couples).
This week is World Breastfeeding Week, what perfect timing to start my "breastfeeding" journey and share my journey with everyone!
And let me just add a disclaimer here... this post will be about boobs, milk coming out of boobs and other personal stuff, so just navigate away if you're not comfortable with that sort of stuff.
Bram's Birth Story
Ways to Save Money
Things not to say to IPs
Tips for newly diagnosed
Mothers with MRKH
Our Gender Reveal
2000- Chrissy dx w/ MRKH
2002- Chrissy & Lee meet
2007- Chrissy & Lee Marry
2009- Chrissy 'hysterectomy'
2013- Awarded Cade Grant
7/3/14- IVF egg retrieval (5)
1/18/15- Embryo Transfer (1)
9/29/15 - Bram born!