Not only am I pregnant, but I'm SO close to viability!!! Not that we're expecting him ANYtime soon (he WILL be born at 38 weeks if I can do anything about it). I'm SO SO SO SO thankful for the mobility that I have with the TAC. I feel so NORMAL. I think every day how scared I was to conceive again, knowing that with a vaginal cerclage that gravity would be my enemy. Being in bed for 22 hours a day sounded fun at first, but I can't imagine being on strict bed rest the entire pregnancy. I feel for my friends who are currently in that situation. I know that it's temporary, but it takes a TON of energy to not go insane in the membrane.
I put up Christmas lights yesterday, DEEP cleaned my kitchen, carried stuff, rearranged furniture, vaccuumed, took a walk, went shopping and to Taco Bell. To most people, those don't sound like glamorous things, but when I think of the alternative, I am SO thankful that I was able to physically handle those tasks.
On a daily basis, I'm so glad I went this route with the TAC. It was scarier at first (major abdominal surgery in the first trimester!? insane!) but now I have this confidence that my body CAN do the right thing!
If I could outlaw the vaginal cerclage, I would. I wish insurance companies would cover, and I wish surgeons would learn and recommend it. I think the efforts are in place to have the medical field re-think the surgery, but it can't happen too soon to save these precious lives.