Thursday, May 14, 2015

24 Weeks!

We made it! Today we reached 24 weeks and viability.

I've been counting down to this day since I found out I was pregnant in December. We knew at the beginning of this pregnancy that things could go two ways. I could have a totally normal, healthy pregnancy, or, I could be susceptible to a lot of serious problems. Because of the nature of our past experiences, we had no way of knowing what was going to happen. Sometimes I had a strong feeling that everything was going to be just fine. Sometimes I was scared that I was never going to be able to make it this far. But we did. I know it's still really early and there are still some things that could be difficult. But I also know how big of a milestone this is and I don't think I could describe how lucky I feel.

In general, things are going just about as perfectly as they could. My shortest cervical measurement to date is still the one they took right before they put the stitch in. Every measurement since then has been average or even on the long side. Last week we did an echocardiogram on Baby's heart because her initial NT measurement was a little off, but they didn't find any evidence of heart defects at all. Yay! They told me at that appointment that she weighs around 1 lb, 6 oz. I know it's crazy, but that seems "big" to me.

To celebrate, here's a picture. I sort of have a thing with belly shots. Like, I sort of hate them. BUT my rational side knows that there isn't any reason to. So here goes.

Next stop: 28 weeks and 1000 grams!