This week I am 25 weeks pregnant, which is the gestation of being viable outside of the womb. It is a huge relief that I have made it this far in my pregnancy. I have started taking progesterone shots, which I hate so much. I have never been one who was terrified or needles. I have multiple tattoos and piercing and with previous shots I would watch the needle as it was poked into my arm. With a progesterone shot it doesn't go in the arm... So I can't watch and be aware of when I will be poked, which causes me to be jumpy. The consequence of being jumpy is the needle moving causing more discomfort than normal. But whatever it takes to have a healthy baby.
My doctor's goal for me is to at least make it to 32 weeks of gestation. So any time after that they won't try to prevent premature labor. The 32 week mark isn't that far from now. That's only 7 weeks but a lot could happen in 7 weeks.
This pregnancy has already seem to of flown by. My baby shower is a month a way and there is so much to do still. There is a lot that still needs to be planned and thought out. For example, who do I want to raise my son if Travis and I both die. He has three sisters, two of them smoke marijuana and the other one has really strange kids. I don't want Landon to be that weirdo in class. Plus none of them have gone to college. Academics and athletics are two things that are really important to me. Knowledge is the only thing that can never be taken away from someone and athletics teaches discipline, team work and many other lessons. My best option is my oldest sister since she has a drive for academics but not athletics. I also what Landon to know about his older sister so I have to have someone who also will have knowledge about Allison. Travis thinks that I am over thinking and over planning. His solution is also for us to not die. I am trying to enjoy this pregnancy and cherish every kick and movement. I didn't get to with Allison. But when you have a Type A personality it is a little difficult to take things one day at a time or one week at a time.
Hugs and Love. I can not wait to see this sweet rainbow. Enjoy these coming weeks!
Thinking of you, I know those progesterone shots are no fun! Congrats on 25 weeks! Hang in there mama, and keep us posted.
I am so happy for you girl! I remember those P17 shots, just keep reminding yourself it is so worth it. Can't wait to meet your sweet rainbow! Hugs!
I too understand wanting to plan out every aspect you possibly can, especially after a loss and being so much more aware of unknowns than other people usually are. I hope you can form a plan that will bring you some peace and enable you to enjoy your pregnancy. Wishing you a very uneventful next 7 weeks.
Love and Hugs
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