Friday, September 12, 2008

Today is....

VIABILITY DAY!

Today is the first day that if I went into labor and had to deliver my Drs would do everything in their power to save baby. ((((sigh))))) I am so happy this day is here.

That said baby is under strict orders to stay inside and grow and grow and grow for another 14 weeks. Mommy wants a healthy full term live baby! Amazingly I feel fairly good about actually making it to full term, it no longer seems like a pipe dream with little chance of happening. Of course I am still nervous about it all. I worry like any mother-to-be does who has an anxiety disorder and knows the risks and complications that can occur even in "normal" healthy women, which I guess is to say I worry a lot.

I am reminded today of my sister's first pg. I remember like it was yesterday her getting to 24 weeks and me being so excited about the baby being viable. She was high risk from the start and prior to conception they gave her a 25% chance of her losing the baby at any time in pg. I remember the conversation like it was yesterday me congratulating her on making it to such an important day and her dashing my hopes saying that she wouldn't want them to perform life saving measures on my nephew at this point. I was devastated! I had no idea how she and her partner could make a choice like that. But now I more fully understand. It is not the choice R and I would make, but it is one we understand.

The last 24 weeks have been wonderful and I am really looking forward to what else pg brings. I am truly enjoying it, even with the nervous moments and anxiously awaiting today. I promise to make R take a belly pic tonight so I can share it with you guys. My belly is more round now and everyone who guesses gender thinks it is a girl. Other than that nothing new to report, so happy viability day my baby! May you have many many more healthy weeks inside me.

12 comments:

~Jess said...

YAY! FOR VIABILITY! *hugs*

I'm so glad you've made it this far, I'm sure everything will just continue perfectly.

ggop said...

This is a big hurdle to cross. Congratulations! You can breathe a bit easy now.
Next is 28 weeks which takes you to the home stretch right?

Jen said...

woo hoo for viability!

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

hip hip horay for viability!!

Hope the next 14 weeks go as fast as the last 24.

theworms said...

OMG!!! 24 weeks already, it flew by. Congrats on getting to this very important milestone. 14 more weeks, I'm so excited for you!!

Nicholas said...

Congrats!!

Maria (MKC101103) said...

Yeah for getting to 24 weeks!!!!!!!!!

I hope to be there in two weeks :)

nora said...

yay! HUGE milestone! the rest will fly by, well..i say that because i only made it 6 more weeks! you have plenty more to go ;)

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

Hey - I can't find your e-mail address. But, I can promise you - I will probably post on the nest if I get a BFP. So - you will know soon enough.

If I get a BFP, I will be telling them on Sat. All of my sisters will be together for one of my sister's baby shower.

So, check the nest. If I get a negative, I will post about it after my beta on friday.

And yes, the wait is killing me :)

Echloe said...

I'm so happy that you've made it this far. Gosh time flies. I feel like you just got your BFP.

Just Me said...

Congrats!!!!

(Baby- Now stay in there and GROW) : )

Stephanie said...

Congrats on making it to viability!! That is a big relief. I hope that the little one continues to stay safe inside until you are ready.