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Pretty much adore these two:
Unless you've been in this situation, it's difficult to explain what a mind game it is. I hear, "Don't focus on the contractions, but let us know if they change." "Stay in bed, but don't go crazy or dwell on the pregnancy." "Drink a lot of water but never have a full bladder." "Come in immediately if you feel different, but we may not do anything for you since you're still so early in your pregnancy."
It's enough to drive anyone batty.
Again, please forgive me if I haven't replied to your messages/texts/emails. If I replied to everyone, I would be talking about the pregnancy all day...precisely what I need to avoid. I realize this will likely be the last time in the next 20 years that I have the opportunity to do nothing...so I'm trying to enjoy it. I can read all day. I can stay in my pjs. I can use the bathroom without little hands knocking at the door. Sounds pretty great right?
I am 23 weeks and 3 days. Our goals (short and long term):
23 weeks and 6 days: The day I went into labor with Samuel.
24 weeks and 2 days: The day I delivered Samuel. Mentally, I'll do better when we get past this.
28 weeks: The baby has a MUCH greater chance of survival and fewer long-term complications.
30 weeks: The week that we can discuss delivering closer to home.
33 weeks: Another milestone for baby...again, much greater chance of survival and fewer complications.
Anything after that is just gravy!
Stay put Annalee!