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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Inspirational Video
« on: February 01, 2014 at 06:31 PM »
Those twins are at the same hospital I was in when I went into preterm labor with Harrison! I heard their story on the news before they were born, it is nice to hear that they were born safe and sound and that they are both doing ok!

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Sending positive thoughts your way! I hope your infection clears!

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations to you! Sending positive thoughts for a full and speedy recovery for you and your babies! :)

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Update on Baby Ace
« on: January 07, 2014 at 04:20 PM »
Sending lots of hugs your way Heathuur! You are such a strong person, your son was lucky to have a mom like you <3

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Bed rest baby update! :)
« on: December 19, 2013 at 01:43 PM »
Thank-you both!

And @Angela, that is exactly how I felt. I felt like my body failed my son and I with the pregnancy and I felt like it failed again when it stubbornly refused to make enough milk. I tried everything. I hated my body, I felt like it was broken. I felt like less of a woman, and less of a mom even. I felt like I should be able to have a normal pregnancy and that I definitely should be able to exclusively breastfeed my son. After all, "everyone's milk comes in", yeah, well everyone's except mine. I feel that it is important to be open about my IGT because there isn't enough discussion about it. Five percent of women will have IGT. That 5% is brushed off by so many breastfeeding professionals, it is given a little mention then brushed to the side. If you have true low supply you are constantly told that it is because you didn't try hard enough, or because you supplemented, or because you gave a paci, or because you just aren't putting baby to the breast often enough, it is infuriating. Five percent isn't small. Five percent is a lot. It is 1 in 20. I feel like there needs to be some discussion, especially among health professionals, about IGT. How to recognize it early (before the baby is born) so that the mom can be prepared. LOL Sorry for going off there, it is a subject that I have a lot to say on!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Update on Baby Ace
« on: December 19, 2013 at 01:38 PM »
How are you doing? I wish there was anything I could do to help. Sending positive thoughts and hugs your way!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Bed rest baby update! :)
« on: December 19, 2013 at 07:51 AM »







Harrison is doing very well! He is 4 months old tomorrow :). We continue to combination feed and I have finally been told a reason for my chronic low breastmilk supply. I have IGT (insufficient glandular tissue, aka glandular hypoplasia, aka tuberous breast deformity). After being told for so long by so many people that I just wasn't trying hard enough, or it was because I offered a soother, or introduced supplements too soon (at 3 weeks when he was still 4oz below his birth weight and severely dehydrated, poor boy was starving. He NEEDED the formula!), or I didn't pump enough, or I pumped too much, or I didn't stand on my head and dance a jig, it sure was nice to hear that it wasn't all my fault, after all.

Good luck to all you ladies who are still on bed rest! I hope you all have happy, healthy and full term pregnancies! There is a light at the end of this bed rest tunnel! Hang in there!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: My Bedrest Baby!!!
« on: December 19, 2013 at 07:44 AM »
Congratulations!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: PPROM x 2, expecting again!
« on: December 09, 2013 at 07:21 AM »
wow, you are so strong to have gone through all that! I am so very sorry for your losses. I was group B strep positive, so was a friend of mine who was due two weeks after me. I went into preterm labor 4 times during my pregnancy but managed to hold on until full term. My friend had pPROM at 30 weeks and held on until 32+4 before delivering her son, Caiden. He is happy and healthy now but both my friend and I wonder what our pregnancies would have been like if we were tested and treated for the group B strep before going into labor and pPROMing. Maybe you can seek a second opinion about getting treated? I'm really not sure it would make a difference, but it wouldn't hurt (as far as I know).

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Update on Baby Ace
« on: December 06, 2013 at 05:38 AM »
Oh I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. He was beautiful. He was lucky to have a mother as good as you <3

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no advice but wishing you luck! I hope you're still pregnant? If not, I hope you and your baby are both doing well?

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for November 25, 2013
« on: November 30, 2013 at 03:55 PM »
she is a big baby! Good job! She's gorgeous, congratulations! :)

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My story...Well, only the beginning
« on: November 30, 2013 at 03:52 PM »
He is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! He looks so much bigger already :), he's lucky to have such a good momma making sure he gets healthy :)

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My story...Well, only the beginning
« on: November 20, 2013 at 04:44 PM »
CPAP soon? What a strong little guy you have!! :) Glad you're doing well too! Sending positive thoughts for a full and speedy recovery!

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