I am 20 weeks!!! I have actually made it halfway . .. and better yet . . . My cervix is closed!!! Sure its not super long - but its not short enough for bed rest and its not changing yet! The amount of relief is HUGE.
I went to my groups OB M&M yesterday. In medicine there is the practice of reviewing patient cases where the outcomes are bad as a way to keep educating the staff and to look into if anything could have been done better. I think every type of medicine does it - Ours are really educational. We have the neonatologist team and the perinatology team come too and we talk about all aspects of care. The topics though are usually a little depressing - and nerve racking when you are sitting though it thinking what could go wrong with your own life.
Anyway I was sitting next to my OB and she leaned over and whispered "I think I am going to ban you from these conferences until you are 30 weeks". Its not a bad idea. Exposure to complicated cases is not what my head really needs right now. I already know everything that can go wrong - the reminder is not good. I need to try to forget what I have learned and remember what I know - the majority of pregnancies have no problems at all. (must keep repeating the mantra)
On a separate note - I ran into my old infertility doctor at my prenatal visit while I was waiting for the restroom. He is quite possibly one of the nicest and most brilliant physicians but he does not do IVF - but he oversaw some of my clomid /injectable cycles and was the one who was so disappointed it wasn't working. He smiled at the belly - asked me how many cycles it took. "Only one" I responded.
He dropped his head, smiled this huge smile and looked up. "Isn't that just amazing"
yes it is.
Happy 11-11-11 and Happy Veteran's day! I have lots of happiness today and a lot to be thankful for!