This milestone is huge, it marks the first chance of survival for baby Apple. Last week has been the hardest on my mind. The hospital that I was treated at with my cerclage had a cut off of twenty-four weeks gestation and this is a typical guideline used. I started to read up on preemies and the rates of survival, along with the risks that come with being born too soon, these stats are hard to swallow. It scares me to think of facing the choices on how much intervention should be used, and at what cost to the baby. I believe no matter what the parent chooses the road is not easy. So this week is big to me as I couldn’t imagine getting this far and losing her. She has a forty percent + chance starting now. Every week from here on out gains strong momentum, quickly jumping ten, then thirty, then forty more, before you know it I will be at thirty weeks with a ninety-five percent chance she is going to make it. That also comes with better success rates in overall health.
Apple likes to snuggle really, really low on my bladder. Resulting in 55 washroom uses a day.