I am a few days away from being 12 weeks pregnant. And reality is starting to set in. I am feeling a flood of emotions. Happy, nervous, worried, excited, and scared are just a few. Our 12 week check up is tomorrow and I can't wait to see how Boone's little sibling is growing. I get so anxious before each appointment. When I was pregnant with Boone I was blissfully unaware of all the things that could go wrong. Everyone thinks that once you get out of the first trimester you are safe... not the case for me, my water broke at 23 weeks with Boone. My doctor is not prescribing any bed rest, just take it easy for a few days after the stitch gets placed. But I know me, and from weeks 20-24 I am going to be a nervous wreck and it will take everything I have to go on and live a normal life.
A week from tomorrow they will place my preventative cerclage. Not looking forward to the procedure but I think once its in I'll be able to relax a little more. That stitch will provide some peace of mind and will hopefully do its job and hold my cervix shut until baby is at a healthy age and weight. My daily prayer to God is that he gives my body the ability to carry this baby to a healthy age and weight, this is what he made my body for.
I completely understand the anxiety. When I was pregnant after losing Josie I was certain that every appointment would have bad news. I hope everything keeps going well and your new baby continues to grow and thrive, and stays tucked in and cozy for 28 more weeks! Thanks for keeping us updated.
Love and Hugs
I can relate so much to your story. I'm a mother to two beautiful rainbow boys that were carried to full term thanks to cerclages after loosing our sweet Angel to preterm labor at 22 weeks. With my second son I made it to 39 weeks and with my littlest love carried him to 36 weeks. I remember being a nervous wreck an it's totally normal. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for an uneventful and healthy pregnancy. Some days our fear will get to us but just take it one day at a time. Please keep us posted!
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