survive pregnancy? I'm not talking about dealing with the ailments, I mean the long stretch of time (10 months, to be exact) till you little one is here?
Personally, I break it down into milestones:
10 weeks, or 1st ultrasound, which ever comes first... hearing the baby's heart beat, or seeing the baby
13 weeks... end of the 1st trimester, and risk of miscarriage dropping
20 weeks... 1/2 way there, anatomy ultrasound, when (if you have trouble) most hospitals send you back to the OB floor.
24 weeks... viability, and for me, when I started having time able contractions with DD
28 weeks... chances for baby's survival outside the womb jumps dramatically, glucose test, and for me, where I started having time able contractions with DS2... also, for most, where checkups go to every 2 weeks.
30 weeks... where I started having time able contractions with DS1
32 weeks... where my niece (step sister's DD) was born and was only in the NICU for 10 days
33 weeks... when my fetal fib test came back pos, I started dilating, and was hospitalized for 5 days with DD
36 weeks.... when my water broke with DS2, and both him and DD were born. Also, for most, where appts go to once a week, and some doctors start checking you for cervical changes.
37 weeks... term....
I really havent thought much past that, just because I only made it past 37 weeks with one of my kids. I dont look all the way to my EDD at this point. I am just looking a head the 2.5 more weeks till I am 24 weeks at the moment. I just take it one milestone at a time
What about all of you?? how are you making the months not seem as long....