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Congratulations! Just one day younger than my guy! Hope his time in the NICU is short and that your milk is plentiful.

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Friday was my scheduled c-section at 37+1 due to placenta previa. I was glad to make it to my c-section date without another bleed/hospital stay.

Little man wasn't quite on board with the plan and required a NICU stay on CPAP and receiving donor milk. Now, after a few days, he's off CPAP, and taking a pumped bottle. I'm hopeful that we'll both be going home today.

Thanks for the support ladies. I'm rooting for your happy endings (beginnings?) too.

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Welcome! Sounds like you've been through this before. I don't have a similar story, but I just wanted to let you know that I'll be rooting for you and the twins.

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for November 14, 2016
« on: November 15, 2016 at 01:44 AM »
Great to hear from everyone!
msjlow12 - congrats on your little guy. I'm sure he's a fighter and will be making huge leaps forward over the next few weeks.!
MommaV - yay for being off bedrest.
carida80 - wow! What a jump. You're clearly doing something right.
Cyavca - congrats on the milestone.
StillExpection - how frustrating to have to explain your bedrest to the NP. She clearly didn't have the full story.
BlossominSpring - we have the same due date. We're in the home stretch now.
Karen - uggg! Just when you thought the hard part was over. Hopefully this was the last of the surprises for you and it'll be smooth sailing from here on out.

I'm at 34+4 with a c-section scheduled at 37 weeks. At 35 weeks, they'll do a c-section if I have any more bleeding. Which means that I've probably avoided an extended hospital stay at this point. Hooray! I feel for all you ladies who are spending multiple weeks there. I was miserable for the week I was in.

Stay strong mamas! You are all amazing women.

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for November 7, 2016
« on: November 08, 2016 at 05:05 PM »
Congratulations Karen!!! Glad everything is going okay and I hope he's out of the NICU soon (though this sounds like minor and probably not uncommon issue).

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for November 7, 2016
« on: November 07, 2016 at 01:41 PM »
Still cooking here! 33+4 and much happier resting at home (no new bleeds). I missed my 1 y/o a ton while I was at the hospital. I'm careful not to lift him, but it's nice just to get to spend more time together in the same room. Thankfully he's in daycare, which makes it easier on me. C-section scheduled for 12/2 (37+1) due to PP.

Annalise - So scary to know she'll have surgery soon after birth, but she'll be in good hands. It's good that they could identify it now though, so you can start mentally preparing.

Hang in there mamas! You are amazing women and are stronger than you can even imagine!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: New here - 17 weeks
« on: November 01, 2016 at 12:45 PM »
Christined - I'm so sorry to hear of your loss and my heart aches for you. You sound like an amazing woman and mama and no doubt did everything you could, even when you were given conflicting information about bedrest. Sadly, nothing could be done to prevent this outcome, even with the best medical care. I'll be thinking of you and your family as you go through this difficult time. Please know that you can always post here and get support, even once time has passed. There is no set timeline for grief and it can come on unexpectedly.

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for October 31, 2016
« on: October 31, 2016 at 10:32 AM »
Hi all! New to this forum.

Last week I was in the hospital for a bleeding placenta previa at 31 1/2 weeks. Now I'm home on limited activity, which is rough with an active 1 year old. Thankfully, he's in daycare everyday and my husband helps out before and after, so I don't have to lift anything.

The hardest part for me is feeling like a ticking time bomb, knowing that another bleed is likely at some point. Every time I bend over or reach for something, I wonder, "is this the thing that's going to trigger another bleed and but me back in the hospital."

I try to be a pretty optimistic person, but this situation takes its toll. I'm much happier since returning home. At least here I can help a little with cooking and getting things ready for the day as well as see my son more. I dread the thought of having to return to the hospital until I deliver. I was working 4 days/week previously, but I doubt I'll go back before I deliver. I've already handed my projects off and the longest I would return for is until Thanksgiving, and it just doesn't seem worth the hassle for an unknown amount of time.

My heart goes out to the mamas dealing with complications earlier in their pregnancies. You all are amazing!

~VancouverMama


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