I cannot believe I have finally made it to viability week. I am currently 24 weeks and 2 days as I write this blog. What a journey I’ve been through to get to this point in my pregnancy. At 24 weeks our baby has about a 40%-70% chance of surviving outside the womb with advanced medicine.
My Birth: Cesarean Section
My anxieties have been low ever since I had my 23 week appointment, when my doctors checked my cervix and the growth of our baby. As long as my cervix is closed, I am good to go. Now I just have to keep my baby safe and sound inside my uterus for the next 12/13 weeks. I will be having my c-section between 36 and 37 weeks. I don’t have a date yet but hopefully I can get a date sooner than later.
For those wondering, I have to get a c-section because I have a TAC in place. Read more about TAC’s HERE. I’m not worried about the pain after a c-section either, I just want my baby to be born full term and healthy. Since I will be moving to Atlanta at the end of this month, I have to switch doctors. I’ve already found a great doctor, Dr. Jose Garcia, who delivers at Northside Hospital. He’s familiar with TAC pregnancies and he also went to school with my TAC doctor. Northside is the best hospital for delivering babies, they have really great doctors for neonatal care, which is a plus.
Am I crazy? DO NOT KISS MY BABY!!!
Am I crazy for wanting to set certain rules when it comes to visiting me and the baby in the hospital and holding my baby? Like wash your hands before touching or holding my baby and don’t come if you’re sick or coming off of a cold. I don’t even want little children coming around my baby because they carry a lot of germs from daycares, crawling on the floor, and touching everything.
My biggest rule: DO NOT KISS MY BABY! And anyone who visits needs to be up to date on their shots and get a TDAP shot. Getting a TDAP shot helps prevent whooping cough in babies. Whooping cough can be very dangerous to newborns and babies under 6 months. I feel like I am going overboard. It makes me worry about my baby’s health after hearing all these viruses and bad things happening to babies after people visiting.
Right now, I honestly don’t even want anyone else holding my baby except me and hubby. My mind could possibly change after having our baby. But for now I am being very overprotective. Did any of you experience this filling? Am I going overboard with my rules? I think they’re pretty basic rules.
Happy Birthday to our twin boys, Marquale and Marcel, who were born prematurely in 2018. I know they’re looking over me, hubby, and their new baby brother or sister.