My contractions haven't really gotten any better, in fact yesterday was really bad. Once I get the results from my 3hr glucose test (hopefully today or tomorrow), I will get scheduled for steroid shots (Celestone). Dr C. wants me to have them just in case I deliver early, and I couldn't agree more! I will do anything to give Baby K a better chance!
One of the blogs I read before I got pregnant (when I was researching cerclages and other treatments for me) showed a picture each week of her belly with baby #2 still in it and a picture of her daughter at the same gestation (but already born and in the NICU). I loved the idea and decided then, that I would do the same. I am cheating a little bit by one day.
Today Baby K is 28 weeks 1 day!
I had to use this picture of Julianna for a few reasons. The first is because it was taken exactly 2 yrs ago today. The second is because it really shows just how tiny she was. And third, it was the first time I got to hold her! I finally got to hold my baby girl when she was 2 days old.
I wasn't expecting to hold her that day. Joe wheeled me down to the NICU and the nurse was in her room. She asked me when I needed to be back to my room to pump again, and when I told her I had about an hour, she got Julianna out and handed her to me. AAAAHHHH! I was terrified and so excited and I still really couldn't believe I was about to hold a baby that should have been safe in my belly still. It was the most amazing moment!
I only cried a handful of times from the moment I was told I would be having my baby at 1 day shy of 28 weeks, until she was discharged from the NICU, but today, trying to decide what picture to post, I cried. It could be the pregnancy hormones. But I couldn't help but think what a miracle Julianna is and how much I want this baby to make it to full term and not deal with the hardships she has had.
I am so thrilled to be in this uncharted territory and to finally be experiencing a pregnancy in its third trimester.