Annnnnd, we're viable. The idea behind this day absolutely makes me want to be sick. On the one hand, I'm thrilled to have made it to this day. This is a huge milestone for me, and for Aidan. If he were born today, there would be roughly a 50% chance that he'd survive. That number sounds simultaneously insanely high and terrifyingly low.
I am so outrageously lucky to have had such an easy, uncomplicated pregnancy. Aidan has been wonderful, and while I am feeling very uncomfortable, it's all due to my own body's problems and not because the pregnancy is in any way complicated. I am very thankful for the wonderful doctor I have found, and for the fact that he is not an alarmist psychopath. Hearing him tell me how wonderful Aidan and I are looking is the highlight of my month (soon to be the dual highlights!).
We have an ultrasound today to look at Aidan's spine and re-measure all of his little parts. Tom has been able to take time from work to do this together. He hasn't seen our baby boy since 9 weeks, and I think he's going to be floored at how much has changed. I haven't seen him in 5 1/2 weeks, and I know I'll be shocked.
I haven't previously asked many questions during ultrasounds. No news is good news, right? If all continues to go well, this will be our last ultrasound. I am hoping for the confidence to ask lots of questions today.