I kind of wanted to get that last post off the front page before the weekend. I have a wonderful husband and I wouldn't swap him for anyone. Except maybe... no, let's just stick with that first sentence. Because, actually, it's true.

However, I don't have much to say. Maybe you could skip this post and go over to say hey to Vee and Max, because they do need support.

For those still reading, I should probably confess, after the bravado of Monday's baby purchases, that everything* is still sitting in its original packaging in the spare room (aka The Room That Doesn't Exist) with the receipts securely taped to the front. However, I did book prenatal classes. I guess I'm going to need to know about labour and delivery either way, and quite frankly it would be silly, at this point, to prepare for everything except the possibility of a live, take-home baby. I considered going in unprepared for any sort of good outcome, but I think it would be overdoing the pessimism slightly.

Because, check me out! I reached the end - no no, the beginning** - of another gestational week! Without any risk factors for preterm labour, stillbirth, pre-eclampsia, um, let's stop this list short by just adding "or anything else bad", I sometimes feel silly singing, "Whee!" as I tick off the little milestones. I imagine some of you reading, thinking, "Lady, you don't know the meaning of either fear or relief." So I want to set the record straight before we go any further - when it comes to last-trimester bollocksing-up of pregnancy outcomes, I do not know the meaning of either fear or relief. But I still get a small sense of victory each Friday as the ticker ticks over. So, for what it's worth, and with all due consideration, "Whee!"


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*ie. both things

**It's a fine line between too much pessimism and too much perkturdiness. We all waver.


18 Comments

TeamWinks said...

Weeee for another week down sounds appropriate to me!

mynewreality said...

This is good news!

No Minimom said...

Weeee indeed!

I love seeing the next week pop up on our tickers, too!

serenity said...

Very practical, the preparing for ALL contingencies - including the take home baby one.

29, wow. That's a good number. So whee indeed.

Beagle said...

Ah . . . the eternal quest for balance!

Happy 29th!

Heather said...

For what it is worth, I'm out here screaming "WHEE!!" with you every single Friday!

Heather said...

Oh, and not just cause it is Friday, I'm totally doing it for you!

Caro said...

Hooray for ticking off another Friday and another week gone.

Jess said...

Bea! Where has time GONE?! You will be 30 weeks next week, dear! I'm so happy for you and hoping hard for you to know the meaning of relief soon enough.

29. That's really something. I feel you, though. I just always felt like it couldn't end well, it couldn't. But it did. Sometimes I'm still just like..."you know, I just really didn't think he was going to live." to Travis and he rolls his eyes dramatically and "honey"'s me. But from the spotting and dropped temp the day of the pregnancy test to the very end, I was literally not sure things would happen every.single.day even though there was no reason for that. So you're not alone, but on the same thread, things can work out. They really can.

GLouise said...

I just looked at your ticker- only 77 days to go!!!! Woo hoo!!

Lut C. said...

One fine line? Everyone has their own, and you can't walk all of them.

You have my permission to enjoy your pregnancy as best you can. Not that you even need permission, obviously.

Steph said...

It's amazing how I could be having just another day until I check in on the blog land. And then it's a roller coaster of emotion.
I am so happy to read how well things are going for you and find myself smiling at your weekly 'accomplishments'. I feel as though I've seen a lot of your journey and can't wait to hear (and hopefully see) the outcome.
Then I head over to the links and tear up at the struggles of these other people whom I don't really know (in the loose blogland sense of the word).
It just reminds me you never know what life will throw at you. Some days it's good, some days it's bad, and other days it's SO bad you aren't sure you can continue.
My hope is for more good days then bad for everyone out there, especially you.
Can't wait until that weekly ticker turns into hourly feedings (0:

Geohde said...

COngratulations on another week down,

:)

J

Sarah said...

hurray for 29!

Cibele said...

Happy third trimester!!!! Happy 29!!! slowly we're are getting there!

The Town Criers said...

Huge congratulations on another week and another milestone.

Pamela Jeanne said...

and the letter "F" -- FABULOUS!

The Momcaster said...

it's a huge milestone so go ahead and celebrate.
baby'll be here before you know it.

oh - and enjoy the preparations. it's part of the fun ;)

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