We’ve reached Week 24!!! If you don’t know, this is the week we reach fetal viability. Meaning that if for some reason I have to deliver the baby right now, they have a 50% chance of survival. It doesn’t seem like much, but it means everything.
I’m actually surprised how relieving it is. I thought I was being so positive, but reaching this point definitely makes this feel even more real. Wow, we’re so probably going to have this baby.
Aside from then worrying if I’m ready to have this safe natural labor (I’m not, but I’m hoping after our childbirth class in May I’ll be a bit), my next fear is the gestational diabetes test. I’ll either take it in two weeks, or just after I get back from Cincy in about a month. I know I may not have it, and that it’s not the end of the world if I do.
It’s really stupid, but I just want to have a normal pregnancy. I don’t want to have to go on a diet. Mind you, I would if I had to. I just have no fond memories of when I had to lose the weight before the IVF and the food I had to eat then (remember Congee?). I don’t eat super bad now, but I did just receive the Girl Scout cookies from my nieces and if I can’t have my Thin Mints I will lose my s#*t.
Blah, enough worry for now. A few more weeks and we’ll be at 90% viability! DH’s birthday is coming up. Oh, and we’ll hopefully have our first healthy nephew in a couple of weeks. Crazy.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Passover or Easter!