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Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« on: January 31, 2011 at 09:58 AM »
You're just a day away from February ladies! Let me remind you that you are doing the most important job in the world right now, and you're doing great! As always, give us an update on how many weeks along you are and if you have any OB appointments scheduled for this week.

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011 at 10:22 AM »
Good Morning Ladies.  It's the last day of January - we've almost made it into another month. 

I'm 34 weeks + 4 days today.  Getting more uncomfortable each day.  My feet have started to swell, had some back aches, and then of course trying to sit and sleep comfortably with this little watermelon inside me is not getting easier.  Only 2 more 17p shots to go.  :) 
Next doctor's appt is Wed Feb 2nd.  Groundhog Day  :D
Baby Girl EDD 3/10/11.  Bed rest since 25wks (11/23/10), due to contractions & history of pre-term delivery.

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011 at 10:48 AM »
Good morning roll call mommies!

I am 31 weeks yesterday cooking twin boys :). II am happy to say that I am feeling positive with this start of a new week.  I have no appointments or commitments this week, so it should be a quiet one...

At the end of last week I really started to feel bored and stir crazy.  I am starting week 4 on home bed rest and have run out of tv shows to catch up on...any one out there have suggestions for great tv series, or movies they've seen lately?  We watched Secretariat and Red this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed both.

There are at least 3 of us on here that are 31 weeks along this week which is kinda fun!  Last week at roll call there were a few mommies that thought they were getting pretty close to having their babies - Can't wait for the updates! 

Keep up the great work mommies!

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011 at 11:24 AM »
Hello,

I am new to the board.

I am 27 weeks and 3 days.  I have a drs. apt on Tuesday. I have been wondering if I will come off of bedrest if things are improving. But I figure if things are improving on bedrest then I will probably stay on bedrest.  Is that about right?


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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011 at 11:28 AM »
arenee22 - don't get your hopes up and you won't be disappointed.
I used to think my bedrest would only be temporary....that was 67 days ago.
Baby Girl EDD 3/10/11.  Bed rest since 25wks (11/23/10), due to contractions & history of pre-term delivery.

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011 at 11:34 AM »
Congrats on another week, mamas!

I'm 37+5 today, and I'm being induced tomorrow morning. My OB will insert a foley cath. around 8-9 am. And then we'll see how that goes and see if we'll need to do an amniotomy later on.
I'm admitted today, not allowed to sleep home tonight even, because my BP's today have been high, first one was 177/100 and the second one 148/115.
I also have water in my feet, and I have no ankles. A little protein in my pee, and a terrible headache (forehad) that's been there since tuesday. Dizzy, and some visual disturbances.
I'm shaky from the high bloodpressure.
Last week was bad, so much anxiety, I haven't felt safe for a second, so I actually can't wait to get him out now. Hopefully I'll get the natural VBAC I want!
He was estimated to 6 lbs 12 oz today, so good size on him too.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2011 at 11:36 AM by pixie »

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM »
OMG Pixie. 
I'm excited for you, but also nervous.  I hope they can keep your BP down!  Your baby is a good size, that is great news.
Tell us novices - is a foley cath, just a regular cathiter (sp?)?   What is an amniotomy??
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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011 at 12:06 PM »
Reagan-yeah I know

Pixie-Congrats on having your baby tomorrow


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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011 at 01:06 PM »
OMG Pixie. 
I'm excited for you, but also nervous.  I hope they can keep your BP down!  Your baby is a good size, that is great news.
Tell us novices - is a foley cath, just a regular cathiter (sp?)?   What is an amniotomy??

Thanks, I think I'm both excited and nervous too. My OB said that if my BP doesn't go down a little, I'll have to get some meds to keep it down, so I'm hoping it'll go down just a little now so I don't have to have the meds. I'd like to avoid that.

And sorry, I keep forgetting not everyone is as into this as I am. A foley catheter is not a regular catheter, it's a cath. with a balloon at the end that is placed in your cervix. You have water in the balloon so it puts pressure on the cervix to help ripen it and open.
And an amniotomy is simply breaking of the bag of waters.
I don't want pitocin or prostaglandins since they both increase the risk of a c-section which I do not want at all. And my OB agreed that this was a good way to induce me. (Also, with a previous c-section, prostaglandins is not the best idea.) I'll agree to a very small dose of pit. in the end if labour doesn't go anywhere, I'll take that over a c-section, but I want to avoid it if I can.
Baby is in excellent position too, left-anterior vertex, ideal really.

Writing from the hospital bed now. Waiting for them to take a new BP. I'm crossing my fingers for it to be lower.
They're also doing a CTG soon, and blood work. I know baby is doing great though, he's active as usual, and he was perfect on the ultrasound earlier today.
And I'm just gonna say it again, he's full term! That is so amazing to me.

@arenee22, well, tomorrow or wednesday I'm guessing. I can take some time, you never know.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2011 at 01:08 PM by pixie »

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011 at 02:33 PM »
Hi! This is my first time on the blog. Reading your posts this morning has been great. Tomorrow I'll be 22 weeks pregnant and have been on bed rest due to serious bleeding since week 15. I have a doctor's appt next Monday for an ultrasound to see how the blood clot is looking.
Hoping everyone's weeks are off to a great start!

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011 at 02:37 PM »
Welcome LizR - sending a big GOOD LUCK to you!!!
Baby Girl EDD 3/10/11.  Bed rest since 25wks (11/23/10), due to contractions & history of pre-term delivery.

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2011 at 03:56 PM »
Pixie - Congrats on making it full term!!! I hope your BP issues resolve on their own and you have a wonderful easy birth. I'm so excited for you to be so close to holding your little one in your arms!  ;D

arenee22 - Welcome and I'm going to agree with previous posters that generally once you're put on bed rest you usually aren't released until either the babe is born or you get close enough to full term that your HCP agrees to release you. In my situation my OB and I agreed that once I hit 35 weeks I'll be able to do a lot more, including returning to work. However I work at my hospital and I am in an office setting (mostly sitting, no lifting required) so hopefully it won't push me into preterm labor. But I'm not holding my breath because who knows what can happen between now and then!

LizR - Welcome to you as well! I'm hoping you have a great week as well!

I just started on my 30th week over the weekend. I have an appt Thursday with the diabetic clinic and I'm excited to say that with minimal changes to my diet all of my blood sugar levels have been well within normal range. I mainly found that I have to eat a lot more frequently and make sure I'm spacing out my carbs as to not overload my system. My biggest weakness has been getting rid of 7UP. I know...I'm kind of pathetic....it's just that had been helping sooo much with some of nausea issues. Also have an appt on Friday with my OB and will be getting another FFN and my 17P injection.

Has anyone noticed their older child acting differently? My son will be 3 at the end of February and had been an excellent sleeper and now is having tons of problems staying asleep and seems to be having a hard time leaving the house without me. He actually started crying this weekend when his grandma was picking him up to take him swimming for his cousin's birthday party. I feel sooo bad for him!  :'(

Sorry for the novel. I hope everyone has a fantastic week!!

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2011 at 04:08 PM »
Hello to all!!   I'm now 30 weeks 2 days.  Still in hospital bed rest - It's already been 6 weeks, 2 days since I've been here.  Everything is the same, no contractions, still with an open cervix.  I have an u/s tomorrow and my husband will be here to see our boy - really looking forward to that!! 
Happy to hear everyone is doing well. 
Good thought and prayers sent your way!!!
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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2011 at 04:18 PM »
Great job on making it this far ladies - you're doing an amazing job!!!

Well Grayson decided he couldn't wait any longer - he was born Sunday at 3.45am - 32weeks 3 days- barely 3 days but none the less.

I went into prem labour friday around noon again - and they had it stopped around 8am Saturday - so I went from ICU to Post pardum ward to just be observed. Well then at 2pm my water broke and back to labour and delivery we went. I was contracting every 5 minutes but not too strong so i was loaded with oxy and by 3am fully dialated and pushing.

he didn't want to come out as bad as we thought - and was almost out for about 20 minutes - so out came the scalple and the forcepts - but he was screaming and pink when he came out.

he's doing great!! he's big big big for 32 weeks 5lbs 10 oz - but his daddy is 6'7"!! he was on oxygen for about 8 hours, but has been off for almost 30 hours with no issues. We had a consult with the lactation specialist and she's happy that he's starting to suck and we can start learning to nurse.

Ladies you're doing great!! I may have gone early - but that doesn't mean that you will - so please stay positive.
I'm here with Gray in the Nicu until he gets to go home hopefully in 4 weeks - so i'll be checking in and reminding you to stay positive.

Praying for all of you always!! You can do this!! and you are doing the best thing you can for your little one(s) - giving them the best start you can by keeping them in as long as you can.
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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2011 at 04:26 PM »
Congrats Jac!  My goodness - he is a big boy.  I'm 34 weeks, and my baby is only 4lbs, 5oz.  That is really good though - the weight will help keep him warm and hopefully out of NICU soon so you can take him home.  Best Wishes.  Congrats again.  Update us again soon.
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