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Monday Roll Call for February 28
« on: February 28, 2011 at 08:08 AM »
Look at you! One day until March 1st! I came across a quote from a Greek philosopher named Epictetus that I thought might be a good mantra for getting through those tough moments on bedrest when you're feeling down or like it won't ever end:

"No great thing is created suddenly."

My sister had her 19/20 week ultrasound last Thursday and I'm excited to report that she is expecting a girl! And with our family history of preterm birth, I'm even more excited to announce that her cervix is measuring a healthy 4+ cm. A short cervix is an excellent predictor of preterm birth (info here: http://keepemcookin.com/prevention.aspx) so I'm thrilled things are looking good.

Anybody else have appointments last week? Any trips to L&D for monitoring? And what else is going on?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela


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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM »
Today is my last 'still cookin' rollcall.  Going to be induced tomorrow morning.  I can NOT believe that I lost my mucus plug on the 16th, was 4cm dialated on the 17th, then 5cm dialated on the 23rd - and I'll have to be induced because I'm not going into labor.  It's insanity after all of the 17p injections and bed rest and trebutaline!  I tried several 'home remedies' this weekend to induce labor and not one contraction came from those efforts.  So glad today is my last day of pregnancy because the heartburn is absolutely horrible these days.

I'm excited to be at the end of my journey, and I'm excited for all of you ladies who are still cookin this week.
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 #2 on: February 28, 2011 at 11:51 AM »
Congrats Reagan!!  I'm jealous, I wish I was going to deliver tomorrow... 

I'm still here, cooking away.  Been feeling extremely tired and queasy these last couple of days and kinda out of sorts.  Also been having numbing feelings all across my abdomen.  It seems she is right beneath my skin.  I can feel her head constantly on my right side (she is breech). There's so many things I would like to do to prepare for her arrival, it stinks I can nest right now :(.

Failed my first GD test last week, heading to OB wednesday so they can lidocaine my fingers and do a glucose finger reading for 3 hours as my 2nd test.  I'm crossing my fingers that the results will be negative, b/c GD is the last thing I need right now.  Then high risk specialist doctors appointment on Thursday along with my 17p injection.  I'm excited to see how much weight she has gained since my last high risk appt 2 weeks ago.  I'm hoping my cervix has stayed stable as well.

The weather has been soooo beautiful here, my friends offered to bring a lounger to the beach yesterday to get me out for a few hours, but I feel weird now when I am out so I passed on it.  This week marks 30 weeks, I'm counting them down - I hope the next 2 months goes by FAST so I can enjoy life again outside this darn house!

Good luck to all!
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!!!

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011 at 01:33 PM »
Reghan-congrats again, super excited for you. Bet it feels good to be up and around. Good luck tomorrow, I will be thinking of you.

AFM: I failed my 3 hour glucose test  :(   I go for diabetic training tomorrow and I also see my reguluar ob and have a growth scan.

I am 31 weeks

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011 at 01:55 PM »
Oh wow Arenee, sorry to hear that, I'm sure I'll be joining you....
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 #5 on: February 28, 2011 at 02:11 PM »
Congrats Lori on 30 weeks & good luck on your GD test.

Arenee - Sorry to hear you failed the test.  :(   Once you get the hang of counting carbs, it's not that terrible.  I kept a journal of what I ate so that I could look back and see what foods I had the best results with, and what time of day it seemed I could handle more carbs.  Sorry again though....I know it seems a lot worse when you are already on bedrest.  To me it felt like they were taking my last bits of freedom away!  :(   On the brightside, the new diet seemed to take some of the chubbiness out of my pregnant cheeks.   :D
At least pat yourself on back for making it to 31 weeks!!     
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 #6 on: February 28, 2011 at 04:12 PM »
NEWS FLASH AGAIN !?!

This morning I had a doctor's appt - I am still 5cm dialated!  Because nothing has changed since last week she wants to follow  "the rules" and wait until I am 39 weeks to induce me.  So our NEW date for being induced is Friday March 4th.   
this is going to be the longest week of my life   :-\
« Last Edit: March 01, 2011 at 01:20 PM by Reaganh3 »
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 #7 on: February 28, 2011 at 05:13 PM »
Lol, oh no Arenee...  When you were all being treated for GD, did you have to do the glucose monitoring at home every day?  I don't think I'll be able to do that to myself.  I couldn't do it last week, hence the reason I am going to the doctors to have them do it this week....I am the biggest sisssy lol.
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 #8 on: February 28, 2011 at 08:22 PM »
Checking in...

I'm officially at 28 weeks! It was my first goal when I first was put on bed rest 6 weeks ago. I don't want baby to come yet but I feel a sigh of relief that should he come he has a high survival rate :) I see my dr on Wednesday & have a scan scheduled & need to do my glucose test. I am not looking forward to any of this :( I have had to help my hubby a little around the house & for work since we own a business & work from home. It's nothing strenuous but I'm not happy to be upright as much as I have been this past week. Having lost my mother's help & my older child being home for Spring Break hasn't helped my cause at all sigh..

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011 at 08:52 PM »
Hey Ladies-

Another week passed!  We are 35 weeks now and had my growth an and cervix ultrasound this past thursday.

My cervix is practically immeasurable and baby A is so low in my pelvis that I worry that I am squishing his little noggin.

My contractions seem to start up get organized then after a bunch of hours - die off - never getting any more forceful.  It makes it difficult to know what is going on with these babies.  My OB tells me that if the boys don't come by 37 weeks on their own - they will schedule me for induction at 38 weeks.

I have a hot date with my best girlfriend for some girl-time tomorrow and a biophysical ultrasound this thursday to check the boys out.  I am looking forward to both these things :)

Have a great week everyone & Reganah - have an amazing birthing day!  Great work!

Yvonne

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011 at 09:13 PM »
Hi ladies,
I am 31 weeks 3 days today. Everything is going very well. I haven't had any contractions yet and had a stable cervix at 1.7cm for the last 2 weeks. Just my blood pressure and my heart rate have increased a little bit. Now I have to have an NST every week.

Tomorrow I am going for the third NST. Also my OB thinks it is beneficial to get the steroid shot this week in case I go to labor in the next few weeks so I am going to take the shots on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

I will have my babyshower on Saturday and I will be 32 weeks by then. Just 5 more weeks to get to 37. Stay in there baby! :)

Sara.

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011 at 11:16 PM »
I am 27 weeks tomorrow and have been on bedrest for 3 wks already. I have pre-eclampsia and am on medication to try to keep my blood pressure down. So far so good. My little boy, Eli ,is growing very well. No growth restriction yet. We have another growth scan in a week to make sure he is still on track. I have had three other children, all ending in pre-eclampsia but only one with growth restriction. This is my earliest onset of Pre-E yet so I am being monitored very closely. I know that worrying will not help my blood pressure so I continue to trust that there is a plan for me and baby Eli. Every day he stays inside me is a blessing. Now, if I could just improve my attitude about my sore butt and back from being in this bed!!

EDD 5/31/11 27 wks
Mother of 3 blessings. #4 on the way. On bedrest at 23 weeks due to Pre-Eclampsia.

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Re: Monday Roll Call for February 28
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2011 at 06:46 AM »
Congrats to Yvonne, Sara, GrowinEli, & Aylw88.  You are still cookin'...good job.  Like someone else said, every single day makes a difference for your babies.   

I'm on a jail break this morning, ha ha....  I guess it doesn't matter now that we are past 38 weeks, but my husband is taking me to Waffle House for breakfast - woo hoo!  Then to the doctor to find out about the 'inducing' that will take place Wed morning.
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 #13 on: March 01, 2011 at 12:52 PM »
I'm 31 weeks today! This was my personal goal because my dr said she might modify my bed rest at this point if things remained the same. I go tomorrow to find out. I'm also relieved because last week I had a ton of blood drawn to check if I had cholistasis. I've been EXTREMELY itchy all over my body - like going crazy over it, and the blood work came back normal. Now to figure out what's causing all this itchiness! I know my tummy is stretching and that can cause an itchy tummy, but I'm talking my entire body...from my head to my toes. I'm clawing at myself! Nothing seems to help! Lotion makes me hot and sticky, special soaps help a little and so does benadryl, so I'll keep up with that. Anyway, no cholistasis is good because it can be very dangerous for the baby and pregnancies have to be induced early to get that baby out healthy.
I'm also happy because in about 20 minutes my friend is picking me up to go and visit my students!! They have no clue I'm coming so I'm interested to see their reaction! I'm hoping for a big commotion :)
Loran's room is slowly coming together, so I'm very excited. The swivel glider chair came in last week from pottery barn kids and I love it! I have my baby shower this weekend too, so I'm looking forward to that. Anyway, all is well over here!! Good luck to everyone!
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 #14 on: March 01, 2011 at 01:32 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 :)
Bed rest since 12/31/10 - cerclage placed (13 weeks)
2 angel babies: Baby Sean Anthony born on 05/25/09 (20 weeks) & Baby Nicholas James born on 05/16/10 (18 weeks)
Due on 7/3/11 to a baby girl: Madelyn Leann