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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My story...Well, only the beginning
« on: November 18, 2013 at 07:31 AM »
he is perfect :) What a handsome guy!! I hope everything is still going well for him? And how are you doing? Well, I hope?

I was on bed rest for 7 weeks (allowed up to use the bathroom, only showering every second day, but I didn't have to lay completely flat, I was allowed to sit for meals and sit in a recliner chair the rest of the time), and I'm not going to lie it has been difficult regaining my physical strength after. I am 11 weeks pp now and am still struggling with stamina and energy levels. I also gained too much weight on bed rest so I'm sure that being 50lbs above my usual pre-pregnancy weight has something to do with my lack of energy and stamina.

I would suggest that when you're off of bed rest to start increasing your activity levels right away but take it easy and don't over do it. Make sure you speak with your doctor about how fast you should push yourself and what the signs are that you need to back off (pain, increase in pp bleeding, etc).

Good luck! I hope you can keep those babies cooking for a while longer!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My story...Well, only the beginning
« on: November 07, 2013 at 06:53 PM »
so happy that he is stabilizing, sending positive thoughts for a clear spinal tap!

I can't relate but I just wanted to say that making it to 26 weeks from 17 is phenomenal! Great job momma! You are doing such a good job looking after your body and your baby, maybe try to take some comfort in that? You must be doing something right to have come so far! Hang in there and all the best to you and your baby, sending positive full-term/healthy baby thoughts your  way!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My story...Well, only the beginning
« on: November 06, 2013 at 08:26 AM »
Thank you! We just hit a pretty bad rough patch. Doctors didn't think he was going to make it and we thought we were going to have to let him go, but he pulled through! He's defintely a fighter.

Oh no!! SO happy he pulled through! He's strong like his momma! How is he doing now? Sending positive/healing thoughts your way!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Harrison William update
« on: November 03, 2013 at 02:03 PM »
Thank-you! So happy to ear that your little one is doing well too! I definitely think that tough pregnancies makes our babies extra tough!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My story...Well, only the beginning
« on: November 03, 2013 at 11:48 AM »
Oh are one strong lady and your son is lucky to have you for a momma! All the best to you! I hope that your baby boy makes a full recovery! All the best to you and your baby!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Joining the group...21 weeks today
« on: October 31, 2013 at 07:55 AM »
I can relate. I felt the same when I went into preterm labor at 29 weeks, I was terrified and they were talking c-section that night because they were unable to get the contractions stopped with meds. I was taken via ambulance to a larger hospital with a NICU over 3 hours away from my home and there I stayed for 4 days. I was hospitalized 3 more times for preterm labor and on strict bed rest for 7 weeks (until 36 weeks completed). I contracted daily due to irritable uterus and lived in constant fear, I was always thinking "is this the day that my contractions turn into real labor again?", "is my baby going to be born prematurely?", etc. BUT my baby boy was born healthy and FULL TERM only 3 days before his due date :). He was a little smaller than they expected and had some issues with jaundice (his levels wouldn't drop for over 3 weeks) and weight gain (he didn't start putting on weight until he was almost 4 weeks old) but they think that was due to the constant contractions stressing him out and causing some mild IUGR.

My point is that there is a light at the end of this bed rest tunnel, even if it is hard to see at the beginning. Before you know it you'll be a bed rest grad snuggling your new baby :). Positive thinking helped me get through the worst of it, whenever I felt especially scared or discouraged I'd close my eyes and imagine my son being born full term and healthy and hearing his perfect little cry for the first time. It always gave me a little boost and helped me through the worst of it!

Good luck to you! I hope you can keep your baby baking until full term!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for October 21, 2013
« on: October 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM »
@ottawa33, I was wondering about you and your baby!! So happy to hear that you are both happy and healthy! My little guy came on Aug 22nd, only 3 days before his due date after being on bed rest since 29 weeks as well!! Sending you a virtual high five for making it full term too!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Elayna Katheryn
« on: October 20, 2013 at 07:49 PM »

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Harrison William update
« on: October 20, 2013 at 07:48 PM »
Thanks! :)

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My bed rest baby is here!!
« on: October 18, 2013 at 11:01 PM »

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Harrison William update
« on: October 08, 2013 at 07:24 AM »
Hello everyone! Just wanted to drop in and give you guys an update on my bed rest baby! Harrison will be 7 weeks old on Thursday and is doing very well. We had some issues in the beginning with jaundice and no weight gain and they were a little worried about his liver; but once he started on a high calorie supplement his biliruben levels started coming down and he started gaining weight like crazy. He is now 9lbs (two pounds more than his birth weight) and is doing absolutely fantastic! He is smiling (has been since he was 2 weeks old) and rolling over (from his back to his tummy, he can't quite get  from his tummy to his back yet).

I hope all you ladies are doing well and are still pregnant! Bed rest is tough but it is so worth it to give our babies the best chance of being born at, or close to, term! Good luck to all of you gals and all the best to you for happy, healthy, full term babies!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Elayna Katheryn
« on: October 08, 2013 at 07:12 AM »
Congratulations!!! Glad she came safe and sound AND full term!! :)

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