Monday, May 16
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!