Monday, January 9, 2012


85% of women who have had ONE miscarriage go on to have a healthy pregnancy.
(And it's 75% if you've had 2 or more, STILL a high number!)

This is a FANTASTIC statistic.

One of the best I've heard in this game of statistics.

So much better than 20-50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage.

I don't like that one so much.

But 85%!  Great great number.

In honor of this huge huge statistic, I have taken to calling my baby 85.

I talk to him a lot, tell him he has an 85% chance of surviving and that he needs to just keep growing AND ALL WILL BE OK.

And two days ago, me and little 85 had a moment.

I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep (in the middle of the day) and I had that feeling, that feeling that everything was going to be OK and that one day I would get to meet little 85.

And ever since then I have felt a certain amount of positivity and hopefulness take over the negative feelings that I have been splashing all over this blog.

I have SEVERAL posts that I was going to post this week, all of them with a tinge of negativity, not because I was necessarily feeling negative but as most of you know our blogs are a way to force the negativity out, to give it a voice and then we can let go of it.

But today I didn't have it in me to post any of my posts.  They were TOO negative, EVEN FOR ME!

Today is 8 weeks 5 days, we've hit the milestone where Baby A stopped growing and my temperature is still way way up.

Guys, for the first time I'm able to say I think 85 just might make it.  One week and 3 days until first ultrasound and praying hard for a heartbeat.


  1. This is SO Good to hear! I am So happy for you! and sending you & 85 lots of prayers!

  2. Love this! keep thinking those thoughts! I think 85 is your baby! :-)

  3. Love that statistic! I can't wait for you u/s, I just know you are going to get great news!

  4. Good luck and I'm so glad you are able to push forward with some positive energy. I'm sure 85 appreciates it.

  5. A much, much better statistic! I like it.

  6. Fingers crossed!

  7. Thanks for sharing this! Love it!

  8. Glad you're feeling more positive - I think baby 85 is here to stay!

  9. That statistic is comforting. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Glad you have a little nickname for your baby. :)

  10. Yes! I love that! Also, you know should all turn out well and you welcome baby 85 into the world, you will have to get a baby jersey that says 85 on the back!

  11. Loving this post - it's very easy to get bogged down in the negative thinking. I still get occasional twinges of "oh nos" but each day I try to be more positive and look forward to the end result!!

  12. I've been on holidays and I started reading this post got very confused and then realised you are pregnant! Congratulations, that is such amazing news.