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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for March 6, 2017
« on: March 07, 2017 at 02:41 PM »
Hi...I'm not sure if I should continue to update being as I'm not pregnant anymore nor am I on bedrest.  Jessi and Andi I just wanted to tell you guys I'm praying for you! 

Malachi is doing really well with his feeding.  He's 36weeks and he's taking a lot by bottle and they are trying to get him acquainted with the breast.  We are hopefully going to do an SNS, cause it's a lot of work at the breast...But if he can take all his feedings by mouth and not use feeding tube he can come home!  There is a light at the end of the tunnel! 

Well my mr. Malachi is 2 weeks old 35 weeks plus 2 adjusted. He's doing really well he's trying to learn to take all his feedings by mouth or by breast it's been a real challenge being in the NICU and just want my baby home. The nurses are not all that nice sometimes and my wishes do not get recognized and I'm just really tired of being a NICU mom. It's really hard leaving my baby in the hands of someone else. It's really hard when I'm working on breast feeding him and then they and the nurses just want to NG tube feed him or bottle him. Sorry today is a bad day my emotions get the best of me sometimes and I'm just tired of people taking care of my baby but I just want I'm home.

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for February 13, 2017
« on: February 15, 2017 at 01:38 AM »
He's doing really well!  He's only on a liter of oxygen, he's maintaining his temperature, and he started donor milk feeds.  He's come a long way.  We got to finally hold him last night.

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for February 13, 2017
« on: February 13, 2017 at 11:48 PM »
I'll be delivering my son tomorrow morning.  Prayers please.  He'll be 33+1.  The perinatologist saw a possible blood clot on the varix on his umbilical cord. I'm scared and don't know too much on what to expect...

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for January 23, 2017
« on: January 24, 2017 at 10:17 AM »
Sorry I missed yesterday.  I was in hospital for the fifth time.  Blood pressure was high, I was seeing floaters, had chest pain.  They checked labs and sent me home...I'm so tired.  I report concerning symptoms, and get sent home each time.  I'm glad to get sent home, I don't want my baby born at 30 weeks.  They are leaning toward delivery at 37 weeks if everything remains stable.  They were talking of delivering at 34 weeks, but I saw a doctor that specializes in cord and placenta issues, and she though everything looked stable with the varix on the cord.  I'd like him cooking as long as possible, but I don't want to hold off too long for the cord to rupture and I find out it's too late.  I'm more comfortable around 35-36 weeks...I am leaving it in God's hands and he can tell doctors when the right time for delivery is... I'm really having a hard time enjoying this pregnancy with everything that's going wrong!  I just want a healthy baby!  Prayers are appreciated!

I'm really quite scared.  It really feels lonely.  I bought a Doppler so I can hear his heartbeat, but Dr said either nothing could happen and I have a normal healthy baby, or he could stop growing, or the umbilical cord could burst.  Has anyone known anyone with this?  What was the outcome?

Does anyone have a varix?  I need to deliver by 32-34 weeks because of that and because of the preeclampsia.  I'm really nervous.  I'm not ready for baby.  I only have six weeks! I need a crib mattress, car seat, preemie clothes, how is this managed on bed rest?

It's been nearly three weeks since I started bestest.  They started me on a blood pressure med and it really working beautifully and helping me with my anxiety!  It's helpful for my tachycardia.  I'm hanging in there!  I must say I'm much more positive today as I'm 27 weeks and apparently over 90% of babies born during this week make it!  I'm choosing to be happy, cause last week in hospital was no fun and I got very depressed! 

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 26
« on: December 28, 2016 at 06:07 AM »
Hi everyone!  Just got admitted yesterday for preeclampsia and transferred to a larger hospital with a level 3 NICU.  Meds seem to be helping my blood pressure.  They have me on magnesium sulfate and labetalol, and migraine meds.  I'm not sure what exact plan is.  Right now hospital bedrest.  They are hoping to get me on oral meds, and send me home, but honestly I just find it impossible to rest at home.  I don't know what to think of everything.  Baby measured 2# 7 oz.  I'm 26+2.

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 19, 2016
« on: December 19, 2016 at 01:20 PM »
I haven't been on bedrest quite a week...but I'm 25 weeks today!  I'm starting to get pretty bored on bedrest!  I'm enjoying my dr appointments as it's the only time I've been able to get out of house.  I currently have childcare for my toddler, but come January 4th, I have none for two months, so we are looking into hiring a nanny or mother's helper for two months.  It's been difficult finding help!

But I've been told we'll probably have a preterm birth.  I just got done with my steroid shots yesterday.  On modified bed rest.  I'm not sure I belong here. 

I'm 40.  Expecting#4 on April 3.  Baby is a boy.  We are naming him Malachi Lewis.  I have a 16 yo son, almost 14 yo daughter, and my youngest will be 3 in February.

How do you prepare for a preterm labor and birth?  I'm kinda shocked by everything over the last few days.  My husband and I have been married for almost 19 years.  We've made it through many any hard times, we've got this.  I'm just trying to prepare.

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