Monday, May 12, 2008

Twenty Four

On Saturday, Baby Boy and I hit a special milestone: TWENTY FOUR WEEKS. As we all know, this is the marker for viability. I decided to have a little talk with him, in honor of this momentous occasion. It went something like this:

Now, listen here, Young Man. Regardless of this viability rumor we've been hearing, you are not, under any circumstances, to come out anytime in the near future.

His response? A swift kick to my bladder.

Listen, I know you are wanting to come out and play, but trust me on this, it isn't time yet. We can discuss it again at 38 weeks.

Just silence this time.

I hope he was listening. Of course, I am comforted by the fact that should he come any time after this, he would have a fighting change at survival. But I also know that there is no magic time, that bad things could still happen. I'd rather he just hang out for a much while longer, especially since we aren't ready for him to arrive.

Of course, I have to mention Mother's Day, the bain of every Infertile's existence. Even being pregnant this year, I was not really comfortable "celebrating" the day. My mother sent a card, my mother-in-law did, too. I got cards from a couple of friends and several text messages wishing me a happy day. My husband asked me what I would like to do and I said that I didn't want to do anything special. He gave me a sweet card from him and a sweet card "from the baby." Both were very cute and made me cry. But brunches, gifts, corsages? Nope, I wasn't ready for that.

One silly thing did happen on Sunday. I was half-napping on the couch, just dozing in and out, when I felt a rythmic bump, bump, bump. It kept going for so long that I finally realized that it wasn't kicks. . . it was the hiccups. How adorable!


Jen said...

Oh, good, I am so glad you've passed twenty four weeks! Of course, I agree, stick in there until 38 weeks! But it's nice to know anyway.

Jen said...

Congrats on reaching viability! But yeah, that little boy better stay put for the time being! And how weird it must have been to feel the hiccups for the first time.

Rachel said...

I'm glad that you and your son have such an easy, friendly rapport. A few kicks here, a little lecturing there ... Congratulations on reaching 24 weeks!

Kathy V said...

I am glad you hit a great milestone. It sounds like you had a nice chance to relax yesterday too.

Fertilized said...

congrats to 24 weeks. I have that discussion with Mini weekly. I congratulate him and remind him i just need him to help me make it to 37 weeks. After that, he can do what he wishes.

Yah for hiccups -it's a really funny feeling.

Mel said...

Yay for passing the big 24 weeks... This has been such a great pregnancy, and so encouraging to read all that you write about it. You deserve every moment of this.

Ms. J said...

That is so great -- to hear you've made it this far! I can only imagine how special that milestone is for you, and knowing that EVERY DAY from here on out makes for a stronger and healthier lil' guy. BTW, I luved your stern talk to him, hee hee!

Mother's Day, sigh . . . yeah, as an adoptive mom-to-be I was feeling kinda of mixed about it, too. I am glad to not be the only one who feels this way.

Geohde said...

Congrats on the first of what I hope to be many gestational milestones,


Adriane said...

YAY for 24 weeks! Admittedly, I am holding my breath until Friday, my 24 week mark. I totally understand how you feel.

The hiccups! How fun! I bet that was quite a feeling!!

Kristen said...

YAY for Viability! I know what a wonderful milestone it was for me and I'm so happy to see you approaching it as well. We are getting closer, girl!

I am still waiting on the hiccups. Sometimes I think I feel them but then they stop. I think he likes to play tricks on me :)

Antigone said...

Yay! Congrats! I know you don't want baby to come out yet but at least you've passed that milestone.