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Re: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2011 at 07:55 PM »
Thank you McKoygirl!
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: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2011 at 10:58 PM »
Hi Ladies,
I am 36 weeks 3 days today. I got two good news today and am soo relieved.

In last week's appointment my blood pressure was 140/90 which scared me a lot. My doctor wanted me to go to the lab and have some blood works. She also noticed the baby is measuring more than what it should be. Both she and the nurse in the hospital were surprised by the size of my belly by just looking at it. I started wondering what if I have gestational diabetes and it was not caught in the GTT. My OB asked me to go back to bed rest unti she gets the results of blood work. This weekend the weather was so nice and I cheated a little on my bedrest. I went out for a walk with my husband and the blood pressure monitor in my purse ;) Once in a while we would stop and take my blood pressure to make sure we are not over doing it :D

This morning I got a call from my OB telling me the blood work was negative and I don't need to continue the bedrest anymore. yaaaay! Also I had an ultrasound scheduled for this morning to measure the baby's growth. He was about the right size, not too big not too small :) 6 pounds and 2 ounces. Hopefully this was my last ultrasound before our little boy arrives.

So once again everything looks fine and there is nothing to worry about :) I will be 37 weeks - full term - this Friday and will have my cerclage removed next Monday. I will be expecting the baby to arrive anytime after that.

Hope everyone else will have a week with lots of good news from the ultrasounds and doctor visits.

Sara.

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Re: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2011 at 11:13 PM »
Hi- I am new to the website. I am at 27 weeks today-  I have my apts on Fridays- My big day out in the city :)
This week I have a cervical length and another FFN.  Fingers crossed that all is still ok- Baby weighed in at 2.1 pounds last week and I am hoping he has put on some weight.  I can put on 5 pounds in 2 days on bedrest- wish this little guy could do the same :)

Hope everyone is hanging in there and doing well.


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Re: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2011 at 08:55 AM »
Sorry I am late...

I am 28 weeks and have 1 appointment this week for US to check cervical length and funneling.  fFN last week was negative-yay!  Doing okay...just stressed out most of the time with family and friends having to do so much and take care of our son.  Both sets of Gparents are at least 45 min drive away and with traffic in mornings, it can take up to 1.5 hours to get here.  Then, that makes DH late for work on certain days...At least, we have people wanting to help.
Hope everyone is doing well!
Mother to 12 mth old boy(IVF/ICSI)
EDD June 28, 2011 to baby boy #2 (IVF/ICSI)
Cervical funneling and shortened cervix(3.8, 2.8, 2.4)
Bedrest and Progesterone suppositories

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Re: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2011 at 05:51 PM »
Just got back from my specialist's appointment. I'll be 27 weeks Thursday. I'm so excited!  :D :D My twins are measuring 2lbs, 10oz & 2lbs, 8oz! They're measuring a week big too, which makes me proud. I feel like I'm growing them well (not that I really have ANYTHING to do with it!). Their AFP screen was negative, and next appointment I'm to start having biophysical profiles and non-stress tests. The doc says they look great and are measuring wonderfully for twins. My cervix is hanging out at 2.8cm. My gestational diabetes screen was negative, so I can keep satisfying my cravings! Woot-woot!!!!  ;D Also had a negative FFN yesterday, which means I'm nearly guaranteed two more weeks of pregnancy. So psyched, I actually have a growing hope things may turn out normal. :)  My doc yesterday, however, said I'm going to be HUGE if I make it to term with my twins. She said I'm already measuring 40weeks along (womb-size), and then asked me if I'd ever seen a TLC show on sextuplets, or something of the sort. I told her "No, why?" Images floating through my brain of huge bellies and she said: "Well, the most I've ever delivered was quads and she delivered pretty early but I wouldn't be surprised if you get as big as her"!!!!!!  :o   At this point, I don't care as long as they're healthy!!!!!  ;D
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: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2011 at 06:10 PM »
Sounds like a great appointment with lots of good news mckoygirl! That is a great way to spend the day! :)

Mama to 7 blessings~Baby Girl Due 4/29/11~Bedrest since 26 weeks for preeclampsia~Missing my family & looking forward to being home again soon~

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Re: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2011 at 06:57 PM »
I had a great appt today as well which really lifted my mood.  My cervix is stable at 2.7 and my baby weighs 3lbs 15oz which is 78th percentile...yeah! 

My next appt is mar 14th and by then I will be 32 1/2 weeks and she told me no hospital worries after 34 weeks.  So unless something happens before next thursday I won't be in the hospital for more than 1 1/2 weeks.  That sounds good to me!  Of course I don't want to be there at all but I will take what I can get.  I'm just happy to be doing bed rest at home and not at the hospital.

My cerclage will be removed at 36 weeks and from then on out anything goes.  Less than 5 weeks! 

My little guy will be 2 on April 28th and we are having his birthday party on may 1st.  I am thankful I will be home for that and to celebrate with him and my family.  I ordered all the party supplies online yesterday which was a lot of fun.  I guess online shopping is all we can do, right? 

Thanks again for all the ladies and this website, it is wonderful to vent and share good news with others going through the same things!
Mom to RJ born at 36.5 days bed rest from31 weeks on
Mom to Dylan born at 35.4 weeks tvc placed at 13 weeks, bed rest from27 weeks on
Abdominal cerclage placed in December 2011
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Re: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2011 at 10:30 PM »
Lanespoli, I sent you a message about what to bring to hospital.

Bummer day for me. I was in so much pain in my pelvis that I could barely stand or walk or even move around in bed so I went in to see the doctor. I was also seeing stars. I have developed hypertension now (high blood pressure). Just when I was taken off my bed rest, I've been put back on  :-\ so frustrating. And it's strict bed rest like in the beginning which really sucks...only get up to pee (which is like every 30 minutes these days) and shower and eat. The pain in my pelvis is normal...just from the weight of the baby and my having been up and about so much. I just wasn't used to it. I guess it's what all pregnant women feel at this stage but it was amplified for me since I've been in bed for 11 weeks! And, I didn't even dilate more, which I was really hoping for since I'm 36 weeks now. So now I go back next week to have an ultrasound to check the fluid levels and obviously my blood pressure. I've gotten sooooo puffy too. The water weight is really piling on now. I know how you feel lanespoli with your hands and feet. My hands are killing me all the time and when I get up in the morning my feet and legs hurt so bad I can barely walk. And forget sleeping well. And my poor husband ends up in the guest room most nights because my snoring is insanely loud...it even wakes me up sometimes!
Gosh, I'm usually so positive everyday but I'm sick of this! I was so excited to get to be up and leave my house but I couldn't even enjoy it because it wreaked havoc on my body...it made everything hurt and gave me high blood pressure and made me see stars. I just want this to be done with. I just want hold my baby in my arms and move on to the next chapter.
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: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2011 at 11:10 PM »
My appointment with perinatology didn't go so great. I'm 25 weeks 5 days and my cervix is measuring 9mm. He almost admitted me in to the hospital, but let me come home on strict bed rest...can only get up to use the bathroom, eat, and 5 min shower. The only thing keeping this baby in is the cerclage...and she is standing on the stitch! The doc said I need to pack my hospital bag and bring it with me to every appointment. At this point it doesn't look like I'll make it to 32 weeks. Each day is another blessing!
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Cerclage 3/2 due to premature dilation (2+) and effacement

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Re: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2011 at 01:16 AM »
Hang on Bug!! You are still cookin and that is what matters. You are right, everyday matters. Each day your little girl stays in is so much less in the NICU. I know those bad appointments can really mess with your head. Try to keep positive, even if all you can be positive about is the day you are living right now. Let tomorrow have iit's own worries. You'll be in my prayers.

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Mother of 3 blessings. #4 on the way. On bedrest at 23 weeks due to Pre-Eclampsia.

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Re: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2011 at 04:37 AM »
Im new here! Im 25.6 tomorrow, with a rescue cerclage placed at 20 weeks when my cervix went down from 2.5 at 13 weeks to 1.09 at 20 weeks. I have had three losses and our son was born at 23.3 weeks. I contract almost daily, and had a fluid leakage scare today...but thankfully it was just a scare. They did a FFN test, it was negative. But the fetal monitoring showed active contractions and when I contracted baby girls HR dropped a fair amount. So it's wait and see. I am on level two bed rest, basically I can shower, and be on my feet no longer than 10 mins. I have nurses who come check on me in our home once a week, and call daily for updates and to offer advice.

I feel cruddy and guilty lately. Cruddy because my morning sickness came back. And guilty because I am 2 weeks and three days more pregnant than I was with our son. It's very hard to explain my exact feelings...and though I am certainly happy about baby girl staying cooking longer (and longer!), it hurts I wasn't able to give that to our son. It hurts more because not even my husband "gets it" either. It's fairly isolating but I do have awesome preemie parents, who do get it. So there is support there.

I am happy to have found this forum! (thanks to a preemie friend!)

Keep on cooking little ones!






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Re: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2011 at 08:25 AM »
Bug hang in there - you are in a dangerous position - but it ain't over yet!!! You'd be amazed at how long you can keep your baby cooking - even in your position.

nkb... don't blame yourself. I also went through a lot of guilt about feeling like my body failed our last baby and somehow it was my fault. There's nothing we can do about it - and it has nothing to do with you. Hang in there - and just keep cooking. Also .. my morning sickness returned at 20 weeks too. I was irritated about that.

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« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2011 at 12:41 PM »
nkbapbt- I don't know why we as mothers feel guilty when something goes awry with our bodies during pregnancy. I can identify as a mother who's lost three babies, but I can't understand it as a medical provider (I'm an L&D RN/nurse). The education and experience as a nurse who sees losses all the time reasons with my emotional side, but still, the emotional turmoil of "What did I do wrong?" or "What's wrong with me?" still guilts me. So I understand.  :-\
Let me assure you as much as I can that it isn't your fault. These things happen. Short of you sticking a clothes hanger in you to try to break your water (true story ::) ), there's nothing you did to cause what happened to your son, or even this pregnancy's complications.
 It's amazing how far modern medicine as taken us in childbirth. Back 100 years ago, we would have been labeled as incompetent mothers and unable to bear children. Now, we can sometimes bear them to the point where they can be sustained in a NICU environment when they never would have had that chance before. If this makes you feel better, the actual rate/number of preterm deliveries hasn't changed in our nation, even with all of our advancements in medicine. Displaying a clear level of non-controllable factors. It's not OUR faults as mothers.
The biggest thing for you now is to follow your doctor's orders to the letter. This way you know you've done everything you could possibly do to help your little one. That's all you can do besides pray.

Bug- all of the above goes for you too. Hang in there and obey doc's orders. You are doing great.
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: Roll Call for April 4th
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2011 at 04:15 PM »
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