Thursday, March 27, 2008

18W

My personal goal is to make it to 36 weeks, at least. A week or two more would be bonus. July 31'st is exactly 36 weeks. My OB has my expected delivery date to be 8/11/08. August 28th would be a full 40 weeks, which didn't even happen with Max, so I'd be shocked and I'm sure down right miserable if I go that far. I've been told that I should strive for 8/8/08, because it would be a "cool" birthday and I kind of have to agree with that. However, all that feels like a luxury and I'd really like to make it to the 36 week mark. So, that being said, I'm at the halfway mark today. This pregnancy already feels like it has taken forever and I'm not even really half way there. July and August feel so far away. I still have another 6 - 8 weeks before I even get to the point of viability. Ah, well, I'll just keep plugging along taking it day by day. I know, in the long run, it will all be worth it. And, the female hormones are a wonderful aid in helping ensure you forget the worst of the worst of it.

4 comments:

Aimee & Hannah said...

Congrats for making it to the half way point!! I can imagine it feels like eternity after all you went through! Hang in there, hopefully it's all downhill from here on out!

Anonymous said...

The best advice I got about taking care of newborn twins also may apply to getting through a twin pregnancy - take it day by day; and if that's too hard, take it hour by hour; and sometimes, you just have to struggle though minute by minute. It all adds up. This too shall pass. You're halfway through. Soon this pregnancy will be a distant memory (except when you look at your stomach which will never recover! :) nancy

Nina said...

Hi Debbie,

How did your appointment go?
Yes, you have a very difficult pregnancy, I so hope it's going to get easier going forward...

Laura in L.A. said...

Hi Debbie,

It's your worry-wart pal here, hoping all went well at your peri appointment. :):):) I'm sure it did.

I vote for the 8/8/08 birthdate for the twins-- how cool would that be???

Love, Laura