Here we are, three days away from the third trimester. As our second pregnancy progresses I begin to feel nervous. Nervous about when I will go into labor, I had Spencer at 35 weeks and we just don't want to go through that again. We've taken the per cautions of progesterone shots, but it's not a guarantee and it's frightening. I am not nervous about having two kids, which is probably what most in my position would be nervous about. I know Spencer will be a good big brother, he listens well, is on a good schedule, is talking and communicating with us and can entertain himself all day. So I know the transition from one to two will be okay, I just want our daughter to cook a little longer than her big brother.
Daughter. Is it weird it still hasn't sunk in yet that we're having a girl. Kyle is very nervous about a little girl, he's worried about diaper changes and doing her hair, I keep telling him he will learn just as he did with Spencer, but the unknown is scary. I mean, it's new territory for me too so we're kind of diving in together. Of course I know a little more from babysitting and being a nanny, but it's always different when the child is your own. Kyle and I had a conversation in the car the other night that we honestly won't believe it's a girl until the moment we see her, why is that? I am not sure but, we both feel that way. Spencer knows it's a girl, he walks around saying sissy all day or trying to lift up my shirt to kiss my belly. We think he's starting to understand a little more what's happening. Especially since my belly is literally growing by the hour.
I am so proud of Spencer, he's been my little pregnancy warrior. He's accompanied me to every injection appointment and is my little cheerleader. He even holds my hand while I am getting my shot. The nurses love him and they all know us by name now. Tomorrow we have our 11th injection and our last second trimester doctor apppointment. It's so exciting on one hand, but on the other hand you have anxiety. I never made it to my two week appointments and that is my goal this time. I will receive my last injection on January 24th and they will not stop my labor (if I go early) after February 1st. Basically all of February will be a waiting game. And we're determined to make it that long. From the research I've done on progesterone injections, about 70 percent of woman go into labor 14-16 days after receiving their last shot. So we will see if I fall into that catagory. It's possible, I fall into the 10
percent catagory for PROM (premature rupture of membranes) and then we fell in the 3 percent of pregnancies for an EIF on Spencer's heart. Yea, my body and pregnancy, they don't always see eye to eye. It could be worse so I count my blessings everyday. As long as we get healthy babies in the end it's worth every single thing that gets thrown our way. Plus, we have a great doctor I trust with my life and would do and will do anything she advises me too. Now we just pray she's on call when I do go into labor because I don't know how we will do it without her.
So, all we ask is you say a prayer for us through this third trimester and keep hopes high that we make it to 37 weeks. We will see what life throws at us, but its definitely about to get exciting soon, so stay tuned. And happy thanksgiving to all of you, I hope your bellies and hearts are full this Thursday as you celebrate with family.