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I've been a lurker and very infrequent poster here but wanted to that I'm very grateful to this forum. It's helpful to know that I'm not alone in this high-risk business.
I am 13.5 weeks pregnant with my second baby. MY daughter came 7.5 yrs ago, when I PPROM'ed at 26wks. She's healthy and strong and beautiful today but the experience was traumatic enough that it's taken us this long to work up the courage to try it again.
I've been feeling pretty good but have had my moments of needless anxious worrying.
Seattlite- I saw your comment that sometimes it is helpful just to express the anxiety and I've taken your advice and have to agree.
I love my docs! They will begin checking my cervix and probably giving progesterone shots at week 16 so I'll be there ALOT but it will be worth it if we can avoid a repeat preemie experience.
I will need a C-section again because I had a vertical cut the first time. My due date is 2-11-12 but they will probably schedule me a week or two earlier because they don't want to risk me going into labor.
My daughter is over the moon at the thought of having a sibling! My hubby is a great support but sometimes I feel like I am comforting him rather than the other way around!
Anyway, thanks all once again for sharing this journey with me!
I totally get how you feel. You'd think that I'd feel better getting good news from the doc, but last time around everything seemed fine too, until suddenly it wasn't...so it's hard not to be scared that suddenly something will go wrong this time too. It did help getting past when I PPROM'd with Jim, but I know I won't feel relieved until they tell me that Maggie doesn't have to go to the NICU.
I'm also finding I have to comfort DH a lot. For example, this morning he told me he had a nightmare that Maggie was in the NICU. I was hoping the anxiety meds he's recently started would help, but honestly, he's still terrified. And I can't blame him, I mean, I'm scared too. I just keep reminding him that Maggie is her own person, and she gets to have her own experience, not the one that Jim had. Not that hearing that helps either...
Anyway, all of that is just a long way of me saying, "You're not alone."