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Roll Call for Monday April 18
« on: April 18, 2011 at 09:01 AM »
How are all you amazing mommies doing?  Let us know how many weeks you are and if you have any appointments scheduled this week. I'm looking forward to your updates!

And I hope you all can make it to the live chat tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern on the KeepEmCookin website http://www.keepemcookin.com/thechatroom.aspx. Tuesdays at 2! And I've been trying to find a time for Thursday evenings, but the turnout hasn't been very good. If anyone would like to recommend a time for Thursdays, I'm open to suggestions.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
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Re: Roll Call for Monday April 18
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011 at 10:32 AM »
Hi :)
Still cookin- at 29 weeks today and I have another Sono and FFN on Friday of this week.  Last Friday at my apt. he was 3 pounds so we were really excited.  No change in cervical length which is also a plus....

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Re: Roll Call for Monday April 18
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011 at 12:08 PM »
Hello Ladies...33 weeks and 2 days, we're still cooking.  Luckily, my cervix has been behaving itself.  My cerclage was elective/preventative so I stayed at 4cm for the majority of my pregnancy.  Just 3 weeks ago, did I actually get below 4cm, so we've been doing really well.  Got a phone call today that my cerclage will be removed on Monday May 9th.  I'm so excited that she's almost here.
Aniya Mckenzie - due June 4, bed rest since 14wks (12/7/10), due to IC: cerclage

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Re: Roll Call for Monday April 18
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011 at 12:21 PM »
I am happy to announce that this Monday roll call has me sitting in bed next to my new baby girl who is sound asleep... Harper Grace entered the world on April 12, 2011. She did spend some rough hours in the NICU but we are happy to say that we are HOME in Wyoming and she and I are doing great.

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 Monday April 18
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011 at 01:53 PM »
Look at me!! It isn't Wednesday or later and I'm checking in already. You know, I am soooo busy being on bedrest and all. I am not quite sure how I let most Mondays pass before doing roll call but I am on time this week. I will be 34 weeks tomorrow and am getting really excited. My BP is still holding steady and my 2x a week NST are doing well. Levi is obviously doing fine as he spends most of the day finding new spots to pummel and kick. I think he has been the most active out of my four kids.

I have been doing this weird mental thing lately. My own little roller coaster. I get so excited that I am 5 weeks out from my induction date and then 2 minutes later am almost in tears because it is so long until my induction date. Then 2 more minutes and I am giddy about holding my baby soon! I may have to be commited before Levi comes! I struggling to stay even keeled.

I am going to try to attach some pics to this post. My husband bought me a photo shoot to celebrate this pregnancy. I have to say I wasn't stoked about having my pic taken after 10 weeks on bedrest but after we got them back I LOVED them. I feel so loved when I look at them. I am blessed to have such an amazing family!

Okay, I tried to post pics. I can't figure it out. Any advice?

Corrie
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Re: Roll Call for Monday April 18
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011 at 02:15 PM »
Harper is adorable! Congratulations!!!

I'm 27 weeks 4 days today. So excited to reach 28 weeks on Thursday :) This week will be an eventful week. I see the perinatologist tomorrow (still going weekly) and I hope my very short cervix (8mm last week) hasn't gotten any shorter. I also see my OB on Friday. This week my youngest little guy turns 3 years old! These last 7 weeks have been an adjustment for him, but he's been a trooper! It's also Easter week! I'll be watching my family celebrate from the couch...but it will be a celebration nontheless!
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Re: Roll Call for Monday April 18
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011 at 02:18 PM »
Hello, I am here at 29 weeks I think- I started bedrest almost 2 weeks ago at 27 plus a couple days. It's going ok, but I definitely have moments where it is all I can do not to freak out (more than usual). I had an appt last Thurs where my OB did a manual check and I'm not dilated and my cervix felt pretty good to him. I do get really sore and heavy if I'm up for too long though.
I go in this week on Wed for another check, and to do an u/s for cervix length (I assume) and check on baby's growth. That's when I'll know more about my prognosis as they said if I'm still stable there's a chance some restrictions would be lifted (which I'm really nervoux about still being in the danger zone).
I've had a lot of help, from my husband with our toddler who is not taking this too well, to my parents (stayed over there for a few days), to my co workers and my mom's group who are bringing dinners and visiting. It's so comforting and amazing the help that appears when you really need it!
hang in there everyone i'm definitely taking it one week at a time!
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Baby #1 BD 9/1/08: natural uncomplicated term birth

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Re: Roll Call for Monday April 18
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011 at 02:36 PM »
Hi all,

I'm 33 weeks today and no appt until next Monday.  Hopefully everything is stable and I get even more freedom!  This weekend was great, we had some friends over for dinner, took my son to a little park area where I watched my hubby chase after our almost 2 year old, and actually gave my son a bath for the first time since I was put on bed rest 6 weeks ago!

I feel great, only having a few BH contractions here and there.  No pressure or pain in my pelvis so hopefully no more problems the rest of this pregnancy.  I'm looking forward to meeting the new man in my life in just a short time.  This part of pregnancy is the exciting part, as long as I don't get stuck in the hospital I will feel great! 

My hubby was wonderful this weekend so I would like to brag about him here.  He took my son out to breakfast on Saturday morning, took him to the zoo on Sunday morning, cooked dinner for us and our friends on Sunday night and cleaned up then went grocery shopping on top of it!  There wasn't one complaint from his mouth all weekend!  It was great and I appreciated all his hard work over the weekend. 

amythyst8, Congrats on your little girl!  She is so cute!

Hope everyone is doing well and look forward to reading everyone's posts this week!

Allison
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 Monday April 18
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011 at 03:32 PM »
Ugh....that pretty much sums it up :(.

37 weeks tomorrow and want this to be OVER and her in my arms....Dr. appt Wed, praying I am dilated and will be rushed over for delivery immediately.

Congrats Amythyst, Harper is adorable!  Good job to the rest of you Mommies :)!
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 Monday April 18
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011 at 03:34 PM »
Hi, everyone!
I'm 30 weeks tomorrow.  We have doc appt. this Thursday for US of cervical length.  Last weeks appt. had new findings...fFN was negative which is the good.  On the manual exam, she said I was 1-2cm dilated and ordered an US.  It showed the funneling was back but the length was the same, 2.4 cm.  They said continue as is and will recheck in another week.  Very concerned about the 1-2 cm dilated!  No symptoms or pain...no contractions that I am aware of.
Hope everyone is doing well and keep em cookin!
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Re: Roll Call for Monday April 18
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011 at 05:13 PM »
Amethyst - CONGRATS on meeting Harper :)

As for me - I'm 27.5 weeks today and doing pretty good. I get a fresh cervical measurement on Wednesday. Not much going on, the baby is busy as a bee inside of me kicking all the time. I've settled into bedrest and have begun the 2 month countdown to  my cerclage removal. I've got no symptoms of pre-term labor so I can't complain. The baby has been rolling and stretching in my womb like crazy at night... so sleep is becoming harder and harder to get. I'll be doing my best to keep living on the couch - and hopefully that will be enough to keep my baby in :)

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Re: Roll Call for Monday April 18
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011 at 07:52 PM »
29 Weeks today, yay!  :)

I'm glad all you ladies are doing well, and oh my GOSH that little Harper is too precious for words!

As for me...
I had what will probably be my last cervical length check last week on Tuesday and I was holding steady at 1.4 cm.  They pulled an fFN on that day as well and it was negative.  The growth scan showed that Logan is (or was) 2.5 pounds at this point, which is apparently in the 51st percentile for his gestational age.  All his other measurements were fine and they seemed very pleased in general with everything.  Since I've now been between 1.3 and 1.4 cm for 7 weeks they don't want to rock the boat and continue checking things in case the ultrasounds irritate my cervix...so they won't do another until they think it's necessary.

Today was my normal Ob/Gyn checkup and I've FINALLY gained some weight! 3.5 pounds total...and I'm guessing that's pretty much all fluid, uterus, and Logan 'cause I don't see it anywhere else.  My fundal height is measuring 30 weeks instead of 29, but it's not enough to concern my doc...esp since all my 3rd trimester bloodwork came back within normal ranges and the growth scan was normal. 

My doc DID say that I am still 1-2cm dilated, which is bad...and good...considering I've been at 1-2 dilated since 22 weeks.

Because of the dilation, shortening, and the fact that Logan is gaining weight at a typical rate...they're thinking even with bed rest I probably won't go much past 32 weeks.  That's ok, though...after all this, 32 weeks just doesn't seem nearly as scary as it could be! 

Here's hoping I make it to at least 34, and good luck to all the rest of you!

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Re: Roll Call for Monday April 18
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011 at 08:15 PM »
29 w 1 day today :)

things are going good. not much to report. since last weeks spotting scare i havent had much happen and my next appointment isnt until thursday.

my husband is finally back home from Afghanistan :) after 6 months of not seeing him its kind of a readjustment period especially since he has all this energy to go out and i cant do diddly squat & am feeling more useless than ever but im so happy hes safe and were a family again :)

hope everyone is doing well!
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Re: Roll Call for Monday April 18
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2011 at 08:28 PM »
Amethyst- Congrats on Harper Grace!!!! What a precious little thing, and I know you are now thinking it was ALL worth it!  :D

This is week 29 for me (as of Thursday this week), my 12th week of bedrest and the twins are draining the life out of me! I've been zapped of all energy and am hurting in every place imaginable, but I know they're growing well. They are measuring in the 70th percentiles!  :o I am also bigger now than a full-term pregnancy carrying one baby, so all the aches and pains are customary I guess.  :-\
I go to the specialist on Friday to have my first fetal biophysical profiles performed, and to measure my cervix again. Last checked it was 2.8cm and my fetal fibrinectin was negative.  :)
I'm just praying I can keep being strong and not turn into a pathetic, miserable pregnant woman... (yeah right)  :-[

Congrats to everyone out there for making it one more week! Hang in there, you are all doing great!  :D
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Re: Roll Call for Monday April 18
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2011 at 11:51 PM »
Still trying to post a pic from my maternity shoot.

Corrie

Yay! it worked!!
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