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.