Happy Viability Day, my sweet sons! Today, we have reached the much anticipated milestone of 24 weeks which means that if you were born today, you would have a chance at life outside Mommy. That said, please try to stay inside as long as you can, for another eight or ten weeks. Every day you stay inside, you grow stronger and more ready for the world, more ready to meet your family. If you can make it just another four weeks, we are almost guaranteed that you'll be healthy and here to stay. So listen to Mommy, since I know what is best in this case, and stay inside. I am doing everything I can to make sure my body keeps you safe.
Enjoy the days of swimming in a warm and safe place, of feeling your brothers right next to you and hearing our muffled voices. We can hardly wait to see your faces, kiss your heads and hold your little hands. We have been waiting so very long for you to make our family complete, and we can wait a little longer while your bodies grow bigger and stronger.
I love you!
Here is a song for you, boys. Coldplay's "A Message". When I was trying to conceive your sister, and then you, I felt like this song sang to you, my future children whom I wanted so badly. Now sometimes I listen to it and imagine you singing it to me. Here are the lyrics. (Give it a listen, but don't watch the silly homemade Youtube video.)
The boys, in alphabetical order:
And the (ginormous) belly in which they reside:
Tomorrow I have a full growth ultrasound to see how big the boys are, and a cervical measurement. Hopefully it is unchanged or has grown, but it is not so likely. I will bring my hospital bag and be prepared for admittance (which as Miss MVK suggested may jinx me into getting to come home) for a while. Thank you again for all the cheers, support and celebration!