Sunday, July 16, 2006

We made it!

In 30 minutes, I will officially be past where I was when I had Caleb.

At 26 weeks, 6 days with Caleb I was in labor and delivery. At 26 weeks, 6 days with monster, I am having a lazy Sunday at home with a very active monster still in me.

This is about what monster - still inside me - looks like now (minus all the tubes and wires)...

This is Caleb about 1 hour after he was born. He was so tiny.

I go to the perinat Monday at 10:30 AM. I can tell monster is getting bigger and putting more weight on my cervix. I have put myself on kind-of modified bedrest. After work everyday, I come home and lay on the couch. Cary has been great at helping out around the house. Neither of us want me to be on hospital bedrest again. But, I have a feeling real doctor ordered bedrest is right around the corner.

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am not to be in the hospital now. And to have monster still in me kicking and stretching. My next high-risk milestone is 28 weeks. At 28 weeks, monster will no longer be considered a micro-preemie and I will be in my 3rd trimester*. Can you believe that? 3rd trimester!!

When I was pregnant with Caleb, I was going through reading Your Pregnancy Week by Week every weekend to see what to expect the coming week. I still have my bookmark at week 27. I get to read week 27 now and move the bookmark to next week.

This is a strange place to be in. I know what happens now to preemies outside the womb, but I clueless to what happens inside the womb.

*What to Expect says 28 weeks is the start of the 3rd trimester, Your Pregnancy Week by Week says 27 weeks is the start of the 3rd trimester. I guess I'll find out which one's right Monday when I talk to my doctor.


The Mom said...

I did the same thing with that week by week book. What happens in the third trimester, just so you know, is you get even bigger, the kicks get even harder, and you're even more uncomfortable. It's the best! Congratulations! Here's to 13 1/2 more healthy weeks!

Red on Head...On Fire for Jesus said...

YAAAAY for 27 weeks! YAAAAY early for 28 weeks!! YAAAAAAY for a supportive husband!

Three cheers for Monster!!

Rachel said...

Congratulations on 27 weeks!! The mom is right about the third trimester. Sometimes other people will even be able to see monster moving from the outside.

We will be praying for 13 more weeks.

Emily said...

I'm so excited for you and Cary and am thinking of Caleb and the amazing little boy he is.

Hedda said...

I told you we would make it past the Caleb point. I'm excited to read about all the new experiences you are going to have. It's really to strange to be in your second pregnancy and not know what to expect.

Let me know if you need anything.

Jeana said...

I am so happy that you made it to 27 weeks!! The third trimester is fun and uncomfortable at the same time. When you get close to your due date, you'll even be begging the monster to come...hard to believe, I know!