Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and "Take Home Babies"

Well friends, today is the first day of a whole new year. And I am pretty excited because it's the year we will bring home our daughter. Something about turning the corner on the new year, makes me feel like we are getting so much closer to meeting her! Still have a few months but I think it's going to fly by. Until the month of April of course when I am counting the minutes until I go into labor! I just pray that she stays cozy inside until at least April. I told her she can come anytime she wants in April but not before. At least then she'll be pretty much fully cooked. I've noticed in the blog world lately a lot of us are using the term "take home baby." I feel bad for us that we have to think this way. Not only do we have to fight to achieve a pregnancy (or an adoption match), but then we have to worry about keeping the pregnancy for nine months and bringing an actual baby home!!! As excited and happy and hopeful we are when we finally get our BFP, it's still an uphill battle. I've noticed there's mix of happiness and sadness in the blog community lately. Lots of new BFP's and babies being born! But also a lot of BFN's and disappointments. I just hope this coming year is filled with more happiness! Because you all deserve it.

Question: What week is viability? I've read all different answers online, but I thought I would just throw the question out there and see what you all say...

Last night we had a low-key New Year's Eve.We got Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake to bring home and just hung out in front of the TV. We didn't think we'd make it to midnight, but we did! And then immediately fell asleep. As we were watching the ball drop in Times Square, I was remembering the time when my brother and I were kids and my mom took us down there to see the ball drop in person. We stayed with a friend of hers and they took us down there. What a memory! We had so much fun but it was soooo crazy! I remember almost getting peed on by a drunk dude. But for the most part it was a blast!

Then today we went to a housewarming party for my brother and his fiancee. They bought a brownstone with his fiancees mom. It's SO pretty and charming! I'm in love with it. And it's really cool because it's side by side, but my brother and his fiancee live in the "half" portion of it. There's a bigger side to the brownstone and a smaller side. My brother and his fiancee bought the smaller side and her mom has the bigger side. It's really pretty amazing. I'm so happy for them! And from what I hear, the people who owned it before them invented Guitar Hero.

I'm asking for prayers for my friend "K" who finds out soon if her second IVF worked!! Oh, I am praying so hard for her because she REALLY deserves this to work! She'd make the best mommy and I'm just hoping and praying with all that I have that it's her turn. It also makes me feel so blessed and thankful that our first IVF worked. I know we are so very lucky. And I just hate that anyone has to go through more than one IVF...

It's a new year. A new start. A new hope for beautiful things to come!!! Happy New Year, blog friends...

5 comments:

Marissa said...

I'm pretty sure that the "standard" for viability is 24 weeks.

But some hospitals can save babies at 23 weeks, and maybe even 22.5ish. I *think* those hospitals (at least I know mine does) will give you a choice to take action or not. The chances aren't very good. At 24 weeks, I think they're required by law to do what they can (within reason), because that's technically when the baby is "viable" (has at 50% chance of surviving with medical intervention).

Liz said...

I know a baby that was born at 23 weeks 4 days (she was 1lb 2oz at birth & in the NICU for 127 days). This baby just celebrated her 1st Birthday this fall and is a very healthy girl! It is amazing what medicine can do these days!

It seems to me that your pregnancy is going by quick but that is prob because it seems like I just found out I was expecting a few months ago myself! April will be here before you know it!

Faith said...

Happy New Year! 2012 is going to be a magical year for you! Yes, "take home baby" is a reality in our world. I have 2 take home babies and 2 angel babies. I'm mom to all of them. I believe viability is 24 weeks.

cgd said...

much love to you in 2012
I know I have not been commenting much but I am still following along

Rebecca said...

mmm...cheesecake. nope that's all I can think about now.