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LizR

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2011 at 02:33 PM »
Reaghan!
Congrats on making it so far!! Good luck tomorrow w/ being induced. Sooo very exciting!!!
Great hearing from all of you guys.
I'm 26 weeks along and been on bed rest since week 14.5. Insanity. I had a few low weeks but am trying to stay positive. My c-section is scheduled for May 31 (I had a c-section w/ my first pregnancy). So, only 13 weeks to go. Woo hoo! I think I'm feeliing optimistic now that it is March. Still wintery here in Chicago but at least I know there will be some good weather coming at some point this month! Even if only for a day!
I haven't had any bleeding in 5 weeks so my doctor has granted me TWO outings a week!! Another woohoo. I've been out to dinner and to the movies. Anyway, hoping you ladies are hanging in there.
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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2011 at 02:44 PM »
Wow! Sounds like everyone is doing well so far! Yay for good news!  ;D

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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2011 at 03:57 PM »
Still cookin at 22 weeks. Just had my appointment and baby is looking good & the cerclage is holding up no funneling or dilating :)

I'm supposed to do my glucose test in 2 weeks but i had gastric bypass and can't drink that much sugar at one time or else I vomit. So my doctor is trying to find alternative ways for me to test.

Also, I've gained 6 lbs in 2 weeks bringing my total to 8 lbs. At the beginning I lost 2 lbs then another 2 then gained 2 then stayed steady and suddenly gained 6. She's very concerned which has me a little freaked out. I still get nauseous and can't tolerate much. So I'll probably have to see a dietician sometime soon.

Other than that things at the home front have been good. My husband comes home next month :) I'm so excited!

Hope all you ladies are doing well :)

I didn't gain any weight in the first 4 months and then suddenly had gained 8 at 5 months! I freaked out! Then gained another 4 after just 2 weeks and then 2 every week since then...totalling at 25 as of last week and I'm now 31 weeks. If you're 22 weeks and have only gained 8 lbs, I'd say you're doing very well!! As long as your glucose test goes ok, then I would not be worried. You're supposed to gain weight during pregnancy, so as long as it gains steadily, then it's alright. It's losing it later that's hard!


Also, got home a while ago from visiting my students and I got my big commotion! They were so happy to see me and I was so happy to see them. It made my whole week to see those cuties :) they all came running and gave me a million hugs and were all trying to talk to me at once. I had to go around the room and let them all have a turn to tell me something. It was fun :)
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 February 28
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2011 at 09:34 AM »
Hello everyone. 22weeks tomorrow, starting into my fifth week on bedrest with twins and shortened cervix. I have an appointment Friday with my specialist to check cervical length and measure the babies. I'm just getting over a bad sinus infection which moved into my chest and exacerbated my asthma. I've been having to take breathing treatments all weekend... :-\   Right now I'm just counting down the weeks until viability. All the aches and pains of pregnancy are starting, which make me laugh because I've always been the one to tell my pregnant patients: "That's all normal" (and implied: "You're just going to have to put your big girl panties on and deal with it!")
I believe I have two little soccer players in there, for they have hourly matches now which leave me sore!
@ Reagan - the only advice I can give you on speeding up the process is intercourse.  :P Sounds awful right now I know, but semen is a natural prostaglandin, which can help ripen the cervix or induce labor. In labor and delivery we use cervidil, which is a synthetic form of prostaglandin to induce or ripen for labor. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
@ Yvonne - Good for you for making it this far! I pray I make it to 35 weeks with my twins!!! Have fun with your girlfriend!
@ Arnee - I fully expect to fail the GD screening when it's time. I was borderline with my daughter and I was working out with her! There's no wonder we all turn into piles of GOO laying around like we do. Food can be a little of a comfort thing and the ONLY thing we might have some control over.
Keep on Keepin' on everyone! Slowly but surely we are getting there!
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 February 28
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2011 at 11:14 AM »
Hi Ladies,

Sorry I am a little "tardy" for roll call, my internet has been down since last Friday.

I am officially at 25 weeks today! My Cerclage is holding well and my cervix is holding steady at 1.5cm.  I have a weekly appt. on Friday so we will see how we are doimg again then. Been on bedrest 5 weeks.

Reagan, hope the week is going by quickly for you. What an accomplishment. I hope and pray I can make it another 10 weeks!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday.

Bre


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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2011 at 10:16 PM »
Great to see SO many mamas still cookin'! And welcome to our newest forum members, BWilson and GrowinEli. We're thrilled you found us!

@Reagan: I love that you did a "news flash." I am so sorry they postponed your induction. I know you must be so excited/anxious/off the wall by now! Can't wait to hear about the safe and speedy arrival of your baby girl on Friday (or maybe before). Biggest hugs!!!  :-*

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2011 at 10:32 PM »
Just an update: had my dr & ultrasound appointments today & found my cervical length is now 1.8cms from 1.1cms & the funneling we saw 2 wks ago has disappeared! My baby is on the small side tho & now I'll need weekly ultrasounds to check his weight & growth  :( aside from that I am very happy that my cervix is behaving !  ;D

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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2011 at 06:02 AM »
Try to focus on the positives Aylw88.  They'll find a way to fatten your little baby up!  We are all pulling for 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 February 28
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2011 at 05:55 PM »
Hi ladies!!  I know, a little late for roll call.  It's really nice to read about all the progress that's taken place thus far. 
I'm now 34 wks 5 days and have been out of hospital bedrest at my mother's home for 2 wks 5 days after a 2 months stay at hospital!!  Still cookin which makes me so happy after all.  Needless to say, I'm full of aches and pains everywhere in my body.  I'm sooo weak!!  I have a difficult time getting myself up from the sofa every time I have to use the bathroom.  The joints in my hands are hurting so much for some reason, and my back is hurting so much...... I could go on and on, but I have to admit, I'm so glad i've reached a point in my pregnancy where I have all these discomforts that begin later on in pregnancy!!   
Reaganh3 - GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!!!!!!!
 

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2011 at 09:20 PM »
My appts went well this week....went for 2nd GD test and it came back negative, thank God and today my cervix was up to 2.9.  Doctor said I could "walk", not swim, in the pool for exercise, and I can actually go out and get a prenatal massage.  She said in 2 more weeks, she will let me go out for a quick dinner, go to the dentist etc.... just can't do more than 1 thing per day.  I am soooo excited that there is now a light at the end of the long dark tunnel.  Amazing how the little freedom I'm being granted now is so appreciated, where prior to being told I could no longer enjoy those freedoms, they were always taken for granted.

Baby Gia also got a good report today....she is now 3 lbs and 15 inches long, way to go Gia!

Lori
Baby Gia, due May 10th....bedrest since 1/25/11 at 25 weeks, due to shortened cervix (1.6).
C-section scheduled for May 3rd, yea!!!

mckoygirl

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2011 at 02:00 PM »
@ Lanespoli - That's wonderful! Sometimes we just need a little light at the end of the tunnel, however bleak it seems at times. I would LOVE to be able to have permission to go out for little excursions once a day! How awesome!
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 February 28
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2011 at 04:34 PM »
I guess I should stick my hand up here.

I'm beginning a 15 week stint on bed rest - eeek!
My infertility warrior blog
Graduated from 104 days of bedrest. My IVF Baby girl born in July 2011 perfectly healthy @ 39w2d, 8lb9oz and 21 inches. 6 years of infertility battles have been overcome!

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2011 at 05:30 PM »
Thank you Mckoygirl and yes, that light has made a world of difference in my state of bedrest depression...

Welcome to bedrest flowerchica....I won't lie, for me it has sucked and been awful.  It's been only 6 weeks so far, yet it feels like 6 months.  It is starting to get easier, but I think that's only b/c I consider myself past the "danger zone" and b/c my dr has told me they will ease up in a couple of weeks.  Good luck to you, this forum has been great for support and to get me through the long days!
Baby Gia, due May 10th....bedrest since 1/25/11 at 25 weeks, due to shortened cervix (1.6).
C-section scheduled for May 3rd, yea!!!

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2011 at 05:41 PM »
@ Flowerchica - Welcome! My "stint" will end up being 20+ weeks, God willing! I would like to make it to 37 weeks with my twins before I deliver. Draw strength (and entertainment) from everyone's stories on here. It really helps. I've laughed and cried with some of these stories. Only women going through what you're going through can truly understand the many frustrations. This is into my fifth week on bedrest and it's really not that bad. The time has gone by pretty quickly. I may not say that the bigger and more uncomfortable I get, but at least I'm not on my feet 12hrs a day working like I was before they yanked my freedom away  ;)
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 February 28
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2011 at 02:00 PM »
Really looking forward to everyone's updates tomorrow! In the meantime, just wanted to be sure everyone had a chance to look at the "Four Ways Prison Is Better than Bed Rest" t-shirt. Let me know what you think! It's available in a variety of sizes and styles. http://bit.ly/eyFV6R