We've had a mother-to-be expecting a long awaited bundle of joy recently in L&D. She was admitted earlier in her pregnancy for multiple complications. I had her when she had her IUFD baby a few years ago. It's so wonderful to see her blossoming and enlarging belly over the past several weeks and months! She and her husband are holding on to just little bits of happiness, taking everything one day at a time. I can't say that I blame them. After their loss, and their long struggle to conceive, there is always the question of "what if we lose this one too?".
They've made it past some obstacles during this pregnancy. They've made it past viability (24 weeks). Now, it's a waiting game. We're working on trying to keep her pregnant a little longer, to give the (unknown gender) little one more time to grow.
I also find it incredibly sweet that they do not want to know the gender, despite having multiple ultrasounds. They want something to be a surprise, after all of this planning and waiting. They are so patient. They're going to be fantastic parents!!!