Monday, January 9, 2012

85

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.

13 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. Fingers crossed!

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  7. Thanks for sharing this! Love it!

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

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

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  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!

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  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!!

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  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.

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