Elegy for Amy

10w4d November 28, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — elegyforamy @ 12:47 am

So far things with NewBaby are good. Uneventful. I don’t know why I should be surprised; my pregnancy with Amy was uneventful in the extreme, until it wasn’t.

At 10.5 weeks, NewBaby has officially graduated from embryo to fetus. Every day my daily pregnancy calendar has something new to report – kidneys are here! 20 teeth buds! Tiny fingernails! I’m making bones, mom! No wonder I’m nauseous all the time, right?

Also at 10.5 weeks, conventional wisdom says I’m a quarter of the way through my pregnancy. And of course my first thought is, I hope I am that lucky. I hope I’m no more than a quarter of the way through, this time, instead of, you know, halfway.

My other thought is the same one I had last time though, which is “don’t kid yourself!”

I’m a math and dates person. I appreciate numbers, and accuracy. So to say this is a quarter of the way through a full-term pregnancy is jumping the gun a bit. Pregnancy math is funny, see. Weeks 1 & 2, you aren’t even pregnant. You haven’t even ovulated yet, maybe haven’t had sex yet. Week 3, you don’t know you’re pregnant. Week 3 barely counts, too. Somewhere in the middle of Week 4, I found out I was pregnant, which really means I have completed 7 weeks of actively being pregnant. 42 injections. And I still have, I hope, 27.5 more weeks of actively being pregnant to go. And roughly 200 more injections, if we are very lucky. So to say I’m a quarter of the way done, seems crazy.

I also don’t count the days as much this time. Because today, I’m pregnant, and tomorrow, I can really only hope. I can’t wait to be able to hear this kid reliably on the Doppler. What a comfort that will be.




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