So this week of the pregnancy is an exciting, and scary week to hit. The baby is officially halfway through the gestation period of a normal pregnancy! And the best part is…there has been no problems so far!
The doctors still keep a really close watch over Lady Hiva. We have an ultrasound or a doctor’s appointment at least every 8 or 9 days. The progress has been really positive. SO that is exciting! Little baby, Tau’aho (yes we finally finished negotiations on the name and found one that we like), has now made it farther than all his sisters. In 8 weeks he will have made it as far as his brother.
The scary part about this week is that usually about 20 weeks is when Lady Hiva starts to have pre-term labor. We are hoping the cerclage will keep that from happening. So far everything is good. As the pregnancy progresses, we celebrate each milestone. Of course, each week we complete is a happy moment. Then we were happy to pass 12 weeks, the first tri-mester is over and complications diminish a bit. At 15 weeks all of the vital organ are formed, another milestone. 20 weeks is halfway. Our next will be 24—the “viability date.” 26 is when we will start to feel comfortable because quality of life is stronger. 28 is how long Vaitafe made it and he was alright….and it goes on from there.
The last few weeks we continue to be blessed. Some members of our ward gave us several of their “over-stock” items that were barely used. So we now have the bassinet, stroller, baby carrier, car seat, and swing. As I have said many times, there are some good people in the world.
Thanks for taking the journey with us. It has been uneventful so far, let’s hope it does not get too rocky in the upcoming months.