In my last post, I wrote about the mental milestones for my higher risk pregnancy. The period of viability begins at 24 weeks and by 28 weeks, babies almost always survive with lots of medical help to begin. These dates are burned into my mind: August 16th and September 13th, respectively. I certainly hope they do not make their entrance until Halloween or so.
Gone are the days of keeping busy to distract myself, although I do have many wonderful visitors to break the monotony, and my family is always around, which is a huge blessing. My daughter and I made a "Countdown until 24 Weeks" calendar. I cannot wait to wake up tomorrow morning and see there are only three weeks, or 21 days left until our first milestone.
She loved the idea and made one for the next time her 13-year-old friend and "mother's helper" comes to play in three days. Her 3-year-old spirit wants to tear all the sheets off in one day, and while I tried to explain why we can only do one page for each day, I completely understood her wanting something that cannot come sooner to happen likerightnow. I want to be in the safer zone, to know that if something happens suddenly, there will be a chance for our babies.
For now, seeing the days pass and torn away to reveal a new day is comforting.