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pillowqueen

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2011 at 04:15 PM »
Sorry for checking in late. We had little Evelyn Audrey at 41 weeks and 1 day at 8lbs 12 oz! Goes to show you that a short cervix isn't a guarantee for PTL. I tried everything to bring the baby on after 40 weeks - my biggest fear was being induced after 16 weeks of bedrest as I was hoping for a natural birth - minimal intervention. We tried intercourse, spicy foods, even hula hooping but she wasn't coming till her time was ready.

Labour itself was pretty wild. I had sporadic contractions on and off from sunday night but didn't go into active labour at 7am on Wednesday morning. I passed my mucous plug and then minutes later my water broke (a la Hollywood) in one big gush at 8.15am which started my contractions to go every minute for a minute and a half. Of course by then it was full on rush hour which meant a 20 minute drive was now going to take 1-1.30 hours. My mom was great though and got us to the hospital in 45 minutes driving on the paved shoulder of the highway with me screaming and swearing all the way!! There was a moment where I knew it was going to be a funny story but at the time I didn't care. Little Evie was born within 2 hours of arriving at the hospital and 40 minutes of pushing. It was intense but I am really happy with how my birth went. It was so fast though that I hemmoraged, all is fine now, but I am just really exhausted and probably will be for the next few weeks until my iron is back up. Luckily I have practiced laying on the couch with all the bedrest! LOL

I have to say ladies that after this whole journey I do want to let you know another silver lining of bedrest - this past week since delivering has been exhausting and it is so NICE that everyone at home is 'well trained' to know what I like and how I like it!!!!! And believe me how nice it is for someone to make you a perfect cup of tea or your favorite comfort food when you are as sleep deprived (aka cranky) as you are and the laundry and tidying up is being done as well (without being nagged).

Jac - congratulations, sounds like Gray is a little champ. I'm sorry he didn't cook as long as you hoped but I think all will go well for you. I am amazed at his weight - that is so great.

For everyone else - happy cooking. Can't wait to hear about your births and am hoping for full term for all of you!

Christine
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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2011 at 04:36 PM »
Hello All,

I just got home from the doctor. Everything was looking good and has stayed the same, so I am relieved. She told me that she really wants me on my back for the next 3 weeks and once I get through week 30 (I'm 27 weeks now), she will let me do a little more...that is if things remain the same. She says little Loran is extremely low and she could really feel him. I go back in another week and praying for things to stay the same (or get better of course)!
Put on bed rest at 25 weeks on January 19th with cervix measuring 2.8.
Expecting our first - baby boy Loran Lee Morgan III on May 5th.
Getting induced at 39 weeks + 1 day on Wednesday, April 27th because of preeclampsia.

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2011 at 08:46 AM »
Welcome Keewee

Congrats-pillow queen, what a wild story :-)

Loran-glad your dr visit went well

I am so sleepy, which doesnt seem right since I dont do much, but sit or lay around. Anyone else having 1st trimester sxs like gas and nausea?

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2011 at 10:18 AM »
I never had gas in 1st trimester, but nausia was bad. My husband got me those sea bands you wear on your wrist for sea sickness. It may have been power of suggestion, but I thought they worked for me. They are not very attractive looking...it looked like I was trying to bring back the 80's sweat band look lol! But I didn't care as long as I felt alright. Give it a try - if anything it will at least make you feel like it might be working.

I get sleepy on bed rest ALL the time! Laying down all the time will do that to you! Also, I was exhausted in my 1st trimester...I would come home from work and lay on the couch until I went to bed.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2011 at 10:20 AM by LoransMommy »
Put on bed rest at 25 weeks on January 19th with cervix measuring 2.8.
Expecting our first - baby boy Loran Lee Morgan III on May 5th.
Getting induced at 39 weeks + 1 day on Wednesday, April 27th because of preeclampsia.

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2011 at 03:30 PM »
Congrats to twins2beintx, JacErnst,and pillowqueen! Enjoy your newest family members!


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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2011 at 08:27 PM »
Hello ladies!  I had my baby girl Paisli Lynn on Jan. 28 at 2:39.  She was a healthy 7 lbs. 11 oz. and 21 inches long. Needless to say since that day life has been a little chaotic!  I can't thank Angela and all the Keepemcookin ladies enough for all the support during my 13 weeks of bedrest!  Without bedrest there is no way my baby would have been born as healthy as she was.  I will definitely still lend support as I truly believe in the benefits of community during pregnancy. 

If you would like to know what my husband thought about the birth of our child visit his blog at www.babiessportsbeer.blogspot.com. If you are interested, he also wrote a blog about Keepemcookin that you may enjoy as well.

Hugs and best wishes to all!  Stay positive and take it day by day it will all be worth it in the end!

Lyns

 

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2011 at 10:33 PM »
lynsrich  - CONGRATULATIONS!!  So excited for you and your family.  Very encouraging to hear your story!!!

Your husband's blog is hilarious - thank for sharing it  ;D

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2011 at 11:27 AM »
lynsrich.......Congratulations!!  I am so happy for you, your husband, and your families!!  The blog was Great!  What a sense of humor - I loved it!!  All the blessings in the universe to Paisli Lynn.  You did a great job keeping her in for SO long and it truly is an encouraging story!
Elizabeth

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2011 at 11:38 AM »
pillowqueen - CONGRATULATIONS!!!  It is amazing how you kept her in for so long - 41 weeks!!!!!  I am so glad things went pretty smooth for you and hope your iron goes back up as fast as possible.  With a new born, you need all the energy you can get!! 
All the blessings in the world to little Evelyn Audrey, you, and your families. 
Elizabeth   

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2011 at 03:37 AM »
Our littlest brother is here!
Wednesday, 6.16 pm.
He's perfect!
2565 grams (5 lbs 10.5 oz) and 47 cm (18.5 inches).
38+0 weeks.

I got my VBAC! And not just that, it was fantastic! Dream birth. Couldn't have been better.
I haven't written it down yet, but I'll be back with that and pics, it's a wonderful story.

I'm in excellent shape, I was up and walking two hours after birth and have felt great ever since. Just a little tired, but I have a newborn I have to keep looking at. :D

Popcorn got the "perfect sticker" from the ped. yesterday. And he is a rockstar nurser.
So all is well, and we're just enjoying every minute snuggling, we're so in love!


Congrats to the other mamas who also had their babies!! Enjoy!

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2011 at 07:41 AM »
OMG - congrats Pixie!!!
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 #41 on: February 05, 2011 at 11:12 AM »
pixie - Congratulations!  So glad to hear everything went well!!  I can't wait to hear about your birth story!!
All the blessings in the world to your baby boy!
Elizabeth

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2011 at 10:14 PM »
A little late for role call, but since I'm new I'll introduce my situation. I'm 18weeks, 3 days pregnant with twins, we're not finding out what they are. I was put on a modified bedrest last Monday (tomorrow will be a week) for contractions but my cervix was 3.68cm then. Friday I went to my specialist and discovered my cervix is now 2.7cm. I was sent to hospital contracting and started on medication, then sent home on strict bedrest on oral meds. I have an appointment tomorrow with my regular OB to check cervical length again to determine further course of action. Thank you ladies for all of your stories! Keep us posted!
Melody
Due date: 7/7/2011
Twins (we're not finding out the sexes!)
5th pregnancy (5yrs old-put on bedrest with her @ 35wks for PIH)
3 previous losses
Put on bedrest this pregnancy @ 17weeks for Cervical shortening & preterm labor
Thanking God for each day I'm given with my twins!

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2011 at 06:41 AM »
Good luck Melody - sounds like they are taking your situation seriously, which is great.  Follow the doctor's orders and try not to go crazy on bed rest (easier said than done).  Best Wishes for 2 healthy babies.
Baby Girl EDD 3/10/11.  Bed rest since 25wks (11/23/10), due to contractions & history of pre-term delivery.

arenee22

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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 31st
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2011 at 12:52 PM »
Welcome Melody,

Congrats Pixie