I've been reading a great book called "What to do when your baby is premature" by Joseph Garcia-Prats, M.D. and Sharon Simmons Hornfishcher, R.N., B.S.N. Which is a great handbook that deals with high-risk pregnancy and caring for the preterm infant. I've learned some really useful and sometimes scary things from this book. Babies born at 28 to 32 weeks gestation have a survival rate in excess of 90 percent which is a huge relief. A baby born during this time frame will most likely spend 8 to 12 weeks in the NICU which is sad because that would mean we would have to leave our little man here :( This book goes over everything that a 28 weeker to 32 weeker must face on the outside and a great look into how life in a NICU could be for Cooper and for mommy and Daddy. Again, I'm in a frame of mind that I can do this but the type A in me wants to be prepared for the possiblities! I would highly recommend this book to any parents that maybe walking down this very same road. I know that I didn't understand how stressful a high-risk pregnancy could be~ boy, was I naive?
We met with my peri yesterday and everything continues to look stable with my uterus. Actually, he hasn't seen any changes with my uterus in the last 2 months! My peri is completely confident that we'll make it to 34 weeks and the c-section has actually been scheduled for November 23rd...which is literally only 6 weeks away!
So, on a lighter note~ October is Pregnancy and Infant loss awareness month and breast cancer awareness month BUT did you know that October 29th is national cat day? Giving a shout out to all my cat lovers out there! Please visit your local shelter on October 29th, offering love and life by adopting a homeless cat. The goal of National Cat Day is to facilitate the adoption of 10,000 shelter cats nationwide on October 29th.
Delilah is such a good sport :)