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by robynh
Thu Mar 11, 2004 02:43 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: are they just trying to keep them "grounded"?
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re : are they just trying to keep them "grounded"?

<t>My ds was also a 27-weeker and we experienced a lot of the same "negative vibes". The docs and nurses never wanted to celebrate with us when we hit a milestone. I think they are just trying to do their jobs and be realistic. These kids are extrememly fragile and can change in seconds. They're sus...
by robynh
Thu Jan 15, 2004 05:09 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Question of the day re: proteinuria
Replies: 20
Views: 2319

Re : Question of the day re: proteinuria

<t>I was also a protein queen! My 24hr done two days before delivery was 16 grams, up from just 361mg five days before. (This was the highest reading my OB had ever seen and he completely freaked out! He had been trying to tell me the week before that I just had "a little swelling" and that it was n...
by robynh
Tue Jan 13, 2004 01:12 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Weight gain issues
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

Re : Weight gain issues

<t>We have made a very concious effort to provide the most calorie-packed diet we can. When his weight first became a major issue at the NICU follow-up clinic last spring, we met with a nutritionist who gave us quite a few tips on adding calories. We add butter and cheese to everything. We add half ...
by robynh
Tue Jan 13, 2004 08:27 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Weight gain issues
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

Re : Weight gain issues

<t>Thanks for the replies to my concerns. The stats I posted are for Ollie's corrected age. I can't even bring myself to look at his actual age! LOL! <br/> <br/> The biggest frustration for me has been waiting for this magical "catch up" growth that we have all been lead to believe happens. I would ...
by robynh
Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Weight gain issues
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

Weight gain issues

<t>Oliver will be 2 in March and still hasn't hit 20 pounds. He's currently 19 months corrected and is 19lbs. 5oz. and 31 inches long. That puts him below the 3rd percentile for weight for height.<br/> <br/> Have any of you had to deal with lack of weight gain? If so, what did your ped recommend? We...
by robynh
Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Question of the day re: PE and relationships
Replies: 17
Views: 1961

Re : Question of the day re: PE and relationships

<t>This is an excellent question and one that has me sitting here staring off into space and reliving my PE experience.<br/> <br/> My dh comes from pretty stoic German roots and is the last person to get overly excited about anything. When it became evident that my pg was going to * in a handbasket,...
by robynh
Fri Jan 09, 2004 08:22 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Question of the day re: race and ethnicity
Replies: 25
Views: 2317

Re : Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

<t>My dh and I are both of European descent (German and English). I have a strong family history of heart disease and high blood pressure. Both of my grandfathers died of heart attacks in their 40's and my mom and grandma both have high blood pressue even with meds. Thankfully, my bp returned to nor...
by robynh
Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: question of the day re: pregnancy ideals
Replies: 37
Views: 4148

Re : question of the day re: pregnancy ideals

<t>Unlike most people here, I got to have an "ideal" pregnancy the first time around, although at the time, I thought it was quite dramatic with a C-section following a failed induction at 41 weeks.<br/> <br/> I had a major identity crises when I was diagnosed with PE. My sister had a preemie born a...
by robynh
Sat Jul 05, 2003 08:36 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Weight Loss
Replies: 40
Views: 5475

Re : Weight Loss

<r>I've also been doing Weight Watchers online and I think it's the BEST program ever. I started at the end of February and have lost 32 pounds so far. Only 8 to go! The best part about the program is that you can eat the foods you like in moderation. The points system is really easy and you quickly...

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