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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Baby has arrived!
« on: February 17, 2011 at 01:42 PM »
Didn't know where I should post this....so here goes!

As most of you know I've been on bed rest since 27 weeks...my water broke at 31 weeks 5 days and I was on hospital bed rest until yesterday (32 weeks 4 days) when I delivered Kiefer Ryan. He's 4lbs and 17 inches long. The plan is to keep him on CPAP until tonight. He already started receiving breastmilk via g-tube and is doing super well so far!

I'm pretty happy we made it this far! I've been so thankful for this forum. Good luck ladies!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Long-time reader....first-time poster
« on: December 03, 2010 at 02:27 AM »
Hi! My name is Katie. I've been lurking this site for a little over a year now and decided it was about time to make myself known!  :)
First, I have really appreciated reading a lot of the posts on this forum and have been grateful for all of the resources that have helped me make different decisions for my current pregnancy.
Second, my story started a few years ago when I was surprised to find out that I was pregnant! I had had multiple surgeries/procedures done on my cervix before getting pregnany however my OB didn't seem too concerned at the beginning, we just planned on being a litle more cautious. So at my 20 week anatomy scan they also did a transvaginal US to check my cervical length. It was 3.8cm so slightly short but we still weren't too worried. I don't recall the reasoning but we didn't do another cervical check until 28 weeks. I was under 3cm (don't remember the exact # for some reason) so I was sent home on bedrest. Two days later I woke up and I was leaking fluid, which I honestly thought it was a bladder infection or something as it wasn't constant and it wasn't very much fluid. Fast forward a few hours later I had gotten the steriod shots and transferred to a hospital with a NICU about an hour away from our home. I made it to 29 weeks 4 days and after 14 hours of labor delivered our wonderful little boy on Leap Day 2008. He weighed 3lbs 3oz and was 16-1/2 inches long. We spent 6 weeks in the NICU and were so fortunate to not have many issues other than the normal A's&B's and feeding troubles.
He is an awesome little boy and is super excited to becoming an older brother! I'm currently 21 weeks with our second baby boy. My cervix measured just a hair over 4cm at my 20 week US. I've also been getting the 17P injections since the 16th week. So far I"m not on bedrest yet but my OB expects that I probably will be somewhere between 24-28 weeks. I'm terrified and thrilled all at the same time. I do think I might possibly have a UTI so I'm going in tomorrow to get that checked out. I think I occasionally am having BH as well.....but I"m not so sure since I never had any contractions with DS1 until the day I delivered. So I"m a little paranoid but have come to the conclusion I will do whatever I need to do to have my family make it through this one day at a time.
Hoping to get a termie this time!

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