Monday, May 16



That's it.

I've been thinking a lot lately about the difference between this pregnancy and the boys. And really, it comes down to a little thread.

How crazy is that?

When I went into the hospital at 27 weeks in March, Baby A's water was pressing against the stitch. I was told then that, without the stitch I would have already had the babies. Again, I would have had 27 week babies. I'd be playing the NICU dance (hopefully) instead of laying here on the couch.

But that tiny piece of thread was keeping things closed past the stitch.

That thread has kept me pregnant for at least 6 extra weeks.
6 more weeks inside.
6 more weeks of growth.

How crazy is that? It amazes me that something so simple could have possibly kept Connor & Colby inside longer. It amazes me that something so simple IS keeping these two little ones in.

It also makes me wonder where we would be right now if I had gotten a late cerclage with the boys. Would I have stayed pregnant longer with them? Would I have two energetic toddlers running around (though 'energetic' is not a strong enough word to describe Colby!)? Would I be pregnant right now?

How different would life be with something so small?

And for now, I lay here and hope for more time! :) And relish in my new-found love of thread!


Leah said...

Hindsight is such a wonderful thing. When you were pregnant with your boys, no one knew or could have realized that you would have 27 weekers. But thank goodness for that stitch the second time around! Everytime I check your blog and you are still pregnant, I rejoice! Every single minute of every day that those babies are in utero, they are growing and their lungs are maturing. I'm still hoping you have a few weeks left in you, and that you can know the joy of leaving the hospital with your babies. :)

iamstacey said...

I'm so glad that thread is helping you bake those babies so much longer! :) What a sweet post! I can't wait to find out if they're girls or boys!

Michele said...

I remember my OB saying something similar when, at 17w, I had dilated to the stitch. It was terrifying to think that a thin piece of thread was keeping me pregnant.

Jen: Proud Mom of 7 Adopted Miracle Blessings said...

I'm so happy that you have made it so far with the girls- I just know it's twin girls-lol!!!

If you would have had a late cerclage with the boys, you may have gone into immediate labor as I was told that cerclages sometimes irritate the cervix and cause preterm labor... please, if you are beating yourself up, don't... you are such a wonderful and amazing momma to all 4 of your babies!!!

I sent you an invitation to my latest blog- if you didn't get it, let me know...

Hugs!!! And love on that beautiful belly!!!!

Love ya!!!