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Postby kbielec » Fri Aug 10, 2012 09:27 am

by kbielec (254 Posts), Fri Aug 10, 2012 09:27 am

On Monday July 30th at 5:44pm Julia Faith entered this world at 26 weeks 2 days weighing 1 pound 3 ounces and 10 inches long. Julia had to be taken after a bad NST and doppler reading showing that the cord flow was reversed and she was no longer getting what she needed to be able to grow. Julia is in the NICU, doing ok every day, she's been stable...but we know we have a really long road ahead of us. We are praying every day that we'll bring our baby home.
Mom to Annabelle born at 26 weeks due to HELLP (2008) I found out I had Factor V and MTHFR after delivery.
(12/2011) miscarriage, twin boys 8 weeks, on LDA, Folbate, Lovenox
(02/2012) Pregnant - praying for beautiful take home baby due Nov. 3, 2012, on LDA, Folbate, Lovenox
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Re: Update

Postby caryn » Fri Aug 10, 2012 09:32 am

by caryn (10111 Posts), Fri Aug 10, 2012 09:32 am

Oh my goodness. Hugs all around - and please keep us posted.

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Re: Update

Postby angieb » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:33 am

by angieb (1192 Posts), Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:33 am

Sending lots of hugs and prayers for you and baby Julia.
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Re: Update

Postby sam10 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:57 am

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:57 am

Welcome, precious baby Julia! Congratulations and wishing you lots of strength. Sending along also many many hugs.
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
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


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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Re: Update

Postby Petunia » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:57 am

by Petunia (60 Posts), Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:57 am

Oh my goodness, while I'm so glad she is doing well, I'm so sorry for the stress you must be under. Sending my thoughts to you and your family. I hope to continue to hear wonderful updates.
Married the love of my life 7/11/2009
Our first child, Peyton Mark, was born sleeping at 33 weeks on Oct. 25th 2011. Developed pre-e at 32 weeks.
Pregnant again with what I pray is our rainbow baby, due Oct. 14th 2012. Will induce labor no later than 38 weeks if we make it that far!
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Re: Update

Postby lemons » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:11 am

by lemons (75 Posts), Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:11 am

Oh my, Congratulations and welcome Julia Faith! Sending hugs and strength as you brave the NICU.
Diana, happily married since 2007.
Miscarriage at 10 weeks (June 2009).
DD at 30+0 weeks weighing 2lbs 9oz (October 2010) due to PE and IUGR. Today, a happy and healthy toddler.
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Re: Update

Postby heather j » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:35 am

by heather j (4882 Posts), Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:35 am

What a beautiful name! Wishing her strength and speed while she grows big and strong in the NICU and sending hugs to you, too, mama. Congratulations on your little one.
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Nicolas Edison (6/2004) 36 weeks, PE, HELLP, and placental abruption
Ella Amelia (3/2007) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Oliver Lyon (1/2011) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Milo Mason (2/2014) 39 weeks PE-free
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Re: Update

Postby MomTimesThree » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:45 am

by MomTimesThree (559 Posts), Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:45 am

Welcome to the world Julia Faith! I'm so sorry you had to make an early entrance, and wish you and your family lots of strength and a very uneventful NICU stay.

Please update when you can- sending lots of positive thoughts your way.
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: Update

Postby jjones1333 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:23 am

by jjones1333 (81 Posts), Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:23 am

Welcome to the world! I am so sorry you had to enter the world so early. I delivered my son at 25 weeks 2 days. He lived 6 days, but taught me so much. Some advice from what I have learned. If you do not live near the hospital, look into possible Ronald McDonald houses. If you are pumping, ask to do it in the hospital so you don't have to leave her. Ie ears of people actually sleeping on cots at the hospital so they can have naps without leaving. Also, take lots and lts of pictures and videos. You can also put something next to her, like a dollar bill, to show her growth.

Stay strong mama. There will be ups and downs. Just keep talking to your spouse, have a shoulder to lean on. Found a support group, which you have here. Good luck mama I'll be praying for you and your family.
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Re: Update

Postby hannahsmom » Fri Aug 10, 2012 01:09 pm

by hannahsmom (1141 Posts), Fri Aug 10, 2012 01:09 pm

Congratulations on the birth of your precious baby girl. Like you, my daughter was due in November, but was born in August. She was born at 26 and a half weeks. She will turn 11 years old in two weeks. I actually had to kick her off the computer so I could come post this. She is amazing, and taught us so much during her 4 month NICU stay and everyday after that. She is now a happy, healthy young lady. I pray that everything turns out for the best for your little Julia. She sounds like a fighter. Hoping you are doing okay, too. Please keep us posted.
Suzanne, Mom to:
Hannah Rose - 26 weeker - 1 pound, 1 ounce and 12 inches long, born 8/24/01. Now the tallest kid in the class!
Brandon James - 35 weeker - 4 pounds, 1 ounce and 16 inches long, born 11/11/09. Very happy baby!

Complications during pregnancies: Severe Preeclampsia, Pulmonary Edema, IUGR, MTHFR, Factor II and Factor V Blood Clotting disorders

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