I can hardly believe I'm writing this, the last 8 years have been such a hard slog for us that to make it to 24 weeks with a pregnancy still seems like a dream that may never happen for us.
However, come Monday - we will officially be 24 weeks pregnant - and our babies will be considered as 'viable' by the obstetricians in this country.
It still very much saddens/angers me that prior to 24 weeks, the healthcare professionals still consider your baby to be a 'miscarriage' if you should lose it, I'm guessing that the people who made up these rules have never had to face the prospect of losing a baby so close to their magic '24 week' deadline - and have never felt the gut wrenching pain that you go through when something so tragic happens, only then to be told that the perfectly formed little baby that you delivered is 'only a miscarriage' and to not be given a birth certificate or death certificate for this little one.
Anyway, I don't want to dwell too much on the sadness, as it's already painful enough, but the happiness that we might make it to that '24 week' milestone and for everything to be OK for once.
I don't want to speak too soon, so just for today - at 23 weeks and 4 days, all is well.