Wednesday, 6 April 2011

24w1d: Viability

So we have reached viability, with a theoretical 50% survival rate if the fetus was born today. Happily, he doesn't look like he's going anywhere anytime soon. I'm still feeling pretty good. I have a lot of heartburn, and I can't really bend over any more, but I am still able to sleep reasonably well.

We've even started doing some shopping. There was a special at the supermarket last week, so I bit the bullet and even bought some diapers. We have started talking about names, and looking at cribs. With every day that passes, I am feeling less terrified of disaster, and more excited about the future.

8 comments:

  1. Aww how cute :) Shop away...you deserve it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations!

    Reaching viability made a HUGE difference in my mental attitude- I definitely started to relax and enjoy things more. I was still really twitchy about buying anything (until this week the only things we'd bought for the baby were the crib, two onesies that were presents to Q., and a book), but I know I was much less concerned about preterm labour and what not. And by 26 weeks or so, I was well into a groove. I hope it's the same for you.

    Try so hard to enjoy it now. I feel like I've only just started to really enjoy being pregnant in the last few weeks, and I'm getting so close to the end. I wish I hadn't spent so much of the time terrified.

    hugs.
    T.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hooray for less terrified and more excited about the future!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congrats on yet another milestone! That is awesome to have reached 24 weeks! Enjoy it now while you can - the next 16 weeks are going to fly by :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy Viability Day :)
    You'll be amazed at how "real" it all feels once you bring baby things into your home...especially those teeny tiny diapers!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congrats on viability! A very deserving milestone. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yay for viability! And YAY for diapers. I realized the other day that it might not be a bad idea to pick up a package, but I haven't actually done it yet. Something still freaks me out. I'm insane, I know.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Good luck with your appointment tomorrow!

    ReplyDelete