Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Viability

Today marks week 24 of this pregnancy and the VIABILITY milestone. That means there's (about) a 50% chance of taking home a live baby right now. Those odds go up with each day that I remain pregnant. We're not talking about disabilities, micro-preemie issues or that sort of thing, just the general concept. I'm not having any issues that would make pre-term labor a reality or anything like that. I don't expect a baby to arrive before the end of May. But if he *does* decide to get the show going, his odds of survival increase from this point on.

For me, that's a huge reality check. There will (most likely) be a BABY in this house this year. (woah) A baby that is 50% me, and 50% D. Amazing. Not a single day goes by where I don't think about CCRM and Dr. Surrey and how they made this possible.
THANK YOU CCRM, for giving us hope and the possibility of a child. Thank you.

10 comments:

Elana Kahn said...

Wooo!!!! Congrats on reaching this awesome milestone! And if you're like me and enjoying obsessing over how well your baby would do if born at X week, check out the chart about half-way down the page on this site: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/260998-overview

DAVs said...

I'm so glad you have made it this far! I hope the time flies and it is smooth sailing from here on out.

Isn't it funny--not a day goes by where I don't think "damn CCRM for giving me so much hope." Perspective, eh?

Cindy said...

Yep, there is really going to be a BABY at the end of this road.

And by the way, I too go excited about the viability mark... and then my due date came and went and I was STILL pregnant. The end of pregnancy can be soooo long. Not that I'd wish an early birth on anyone... just saying that the road can be a long one.

Shannon said...

Kathryn, I'm so happy for you and have hoped for you to have this in your and Dave's life. Your baby is going to keep growing and be beautiful and the center of your world just like Atticus is for us. I can't wait to meet your little boy. He's going to be happy and healthy, I know it!

MamaSoon said...

What a gorgeous milestone. I actually have goosebumps on my arms from the this post. Gooooo baby go!

Shannon said...

Hey Kathryn,

Just wanted to say congratulations on making it to this milestone which means that you will have some peace of mind. So glad that things have worked out and your dream has finally come true!

Shannon from Resolve

Lost in Space said...

Congrats on such a huge milestone. May the next 16 go just as great!! Yes, that is 16 weeks!!

Jill said...

Congrats on your big milestone! It is huge! And, there will be a baby in your arms after all this. :-)

And, I think exactly the same of CCRM and Dr. Sch...fantastic.

Retro Girl said...

Congrats! May the rest of the time go well!

Linda said...

This post made me tear up with happiness for you! BTW, both my DH and my birthdays are in May. :)