Sunday, August 10, 2008

Celebrating 28 Weeks

Tonight Jeff and I went out for supper to celebrate another big milestone--28 weeks. The babies now have a better than 90% chance of survival, and the risk of long-term complications starts to drop off quickly. We are thrilled to get to this point, especially with Mom still on her feet and doing well.

The next goal is 32 weeks, where the babies' chances of survival are as good as full-term singletons and the risk of long-term complications is virtually gone.

So we are breathing a sigh of relief, and at the same time starting to realize that we will probably be bringing three babies home.

Unlike a single pregnancy, where you just expect to bring a healthy baby home, all throughout this pregnancy we've been repeatedly warned about the possibility of losing one or all of the babies. Now suddenly the conversation has changed, and the reality of having three babies is sinking in.

THREE BABIES! Ohmigosh! What are we going to do with three babies?

Get that nursery ready! Wash all those tiny onesies! Start stocking up on diapers! Sterilize those 40 baby bottles! We're going to be bringing three babies home. :-)

4 comments:

suzy r said...

Congratulations!!

Scott said...

You are doing great. Rest while you can.

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased to here about your progress. I think your Mom told you that you come from good pioneer stock. I'm sure you will be bringing home 3 big healthy baby. Stay positive. We are
praying for you and your babies. Jeff too.
Aunt Irene.

Pam said...

Congratulations on making it to this important milestone, especially while still standing!!!