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Yippee! Growth back up...

Postby danielsmom » Thu Apr 05, 2012 02:41 pm

by danielsmom (290 Posts), Thu Apr 05, 2012 02:41 pm

The last time I posted, I was concerned about our baby girl dropping 50 percentiles in 2 months (from 82% to 52% to 32%). Well, now she's back up in the 50s again! So she's 3.5 times the size of my son at birth already...lol... unbelievable! I'm 30 weeks and we just had an incredibly positive appointment. She's even practicing breathing. Everything looks completely normal: fluid, blood flow, growth, BP, everything. She's a mover and a shaker, so it took a little while to get a good look at blood flow. My OB even asked me to hold my breath! But we got it and it looks perfect.

He also pulled me off of lovenox. I have MTHFR, but it's not the bad type, so he really only had me on lovenox because of my history. Since placentation is complete at 28+ weeks, and I've shown no signs of trouble so far, he no longer sees the benefit of it. He told me to continue the baby aspirin though.

So, we're scheduling a C section at 38w4d, and he kept reiterating that he expects me to get there. He said that it's likely we would have seen *something* by now if this wasn't to progress normally. Obviously we're keeping a close eye on things, but I'm glad he felt comfortable enough to offer that encouragement. He left the room telling me to go buy some normal size baby clothes. LOL!
Miscarriage Feb 05 & Dec 07
Daniel born Feb 09 at 27w5d, 1 lb 1 oz/12 inches (severe IUGR) due to Severe Pre-E & HELLP. Now tall for age and no complications.
Diagnosed with MTHFR
Cornual Ectopic miscarriage Mar 11
Natalie born 6-5-12 at full term, 7 lb 11 oz & 21.5 inches, progesterone 2-8 weeks (for suspected luteal phase defect), lovenox 6-29 weeks, lda 0-36 weeks, folic.
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Re: Yippee! Growth back up...

Postby Hollykay » Thu Apr 05, 2012 03:51 pm

by Hollykay (4 Posts), Thu Apr 05, 2012 03:51 pm

That's fantastic! Great news!
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Re: Yippee! Growth back up...

Postby angieb » Thu Apr 05, 2012 04:59 pm

by angieb (1192 Posts), Thu Apr 05, 2012 04:59 pm

This is such good news! I also stopped lovenox at 28 wks with Luke.
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#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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Re: Yippee! Growth back up...

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Apr 05, 2012 05:21 pm

by MomTimesThree (571 Posts), Thu Apr 05, 2012 05:21 pm

Yay, yay and YAY! I'm so thankful to hear how well things are going for you both!!
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Yippee! Growth back up...

Postby MaisiesMama » Thu Apr 05, 2012 05:26 pm

by MaisiesMama (19 Posts), Thu Apr 05, 2012 05:26 pm

Yay! I'm imagining the relief you must be feeling and I'm so happy things are going so well for you and your little girl!
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Re: Yippee! Growth back up...

Postby sam10 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 06:31 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Thu Apr 05, 2012 06:31 pm

Great news. Happy to hear :D
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Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: Yippee! Growth back up...

Postby mychaelelaine » Thu Apr 05, 2012 07:45 pm

by mychaelelaine (195 Posts), Thu Apr 05, 2012 07:45 pm

Congrats! :D
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)
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Re: Yippee! Growth back up...

Postby trish » Thu Apr 05, 2012 09:43 pm

by trish (2949 Posts), Thu Apr 05, 2012 09:43 pm

Great news!! :) Whoo hoo!
Trish: mama to my 3 PE Princesses:
Elizabeth 11/6/03 induced at 37 weeks for PE
Katie 4/13/05 induced at 38 weeks for PE
Allison 12/27/07 induced at 36 weeks for PE then PP PE & BP issues for over a year
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Re: Yippee! Growth back up...

Postby Shannonlynn » Fri Apr 06, 2012 06:34 am

by Shannonlynn (102 Posts), Fri Apr 06, 2012 06:34 am

I think that is wonderful. I was hoping you were doing well since you hadn't posted for a bit. You are getting really close and it's very exciting. Keep up the good work mama!!! :D
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born May 6, 2011, became an angel one hour later
Severe PE at 24 weeks to the day
Gavin Walden born 8-4-12,lovenox, folgard, lda, prenatals. PE and HELLP free.
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Re: Yippee! Growth back up...

Postby mom41 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:00 am

by mom41 (20 Posts), Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:00 am

congratulaions ! please make sure they continue the scans for growth, fluid and umbilical cord flow. my baby was falling off the growth curve, went back to 40 percentile at 33 weeks and at my last sono at 35w 5 days there was almost no fluid left and was on 14%, despite good flow and good looking placenta. but i had bp issues, with my bp actually going down at 31 weeks on bp meds... so i had to cut down on labetalol significantly. they also expected me to make it till 39 weeks once i was 28 weeks pregnant. he was also practicing breathing on sono despite being small and everything turned out great ! hang in there, you are doing a great job !
son 4/2004 subchorionic hematoma but full term, healthy
1/2011 stillborn twins (IVF) due to severe IUGR/ pre-e 23+3 wks, chronic htn
Jason born 3/21/12, 35w 6 days, healthy 4 lbs 15 oz, 18 in, no pre-e but oligo/iugr, 1 week of NICU for hypoglycemia and mild RDS, doing great ! (thank you labetalol, lda, lovenox and my drs!)
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