Milestones?

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holly3372@msn.com
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Re: Milestones?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Sat Sep 29, 2012 09:57 pm

I know what you mean. People keep telling me to just enjoy my pregnancy and I know they mean well but I am not enjoying this. I am mostly scared off and on throughout the daily waiting for something to go wrong. I am thinking that i should probably stop working and really take it easy but am afraid of the financial strain we'd be under too. I know its best though so hang in there and rest your almost there! Keep us posted!
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013

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Re: Milestones?

Postby olivejuice0806 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 05:05 pm

Not sure how many more milestones we are going to hit. My BP went a little nuts earlier this week, and my doctor put me in the hospital Thursday morning for a 24 hour urine and observation. My BP readings went down to normal while I was resting quietly in the hospital, and my 24 hour urine came back at 100 grams. So, they gave me 2 steroid injections and sent me home to "rest" with the warning that if I don't do what I need to at home, they will put me in the hospital to rest. They also said that they probably will not let me go past 37 weeks, which is about 3 1/2 weeks away. Not sure how I feel right now. Baby looks great, which is good, but I really just want it to be over because I cant even enjoy my pregnancy or anything else.
Shanda (38)
Baby #1 PE 11/3/1993 39 weeks 7lbs. 4oz.
Baby #2 Severe PE/HELLP 9/21/1999 31 weeks 4lbs. 2oz
Baby #3 Mild PE 6/1/2007 39 weeks 7lbs. 1oz.
Baby #4 PE 10/31/2012 37 weeks 6lbs. 11 oz.
Miscarriage 5/2010
Miscarriage 10/2011

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Re: Milestones?

Postby olivejuice0806 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 04:58 pm

I am so happy for you Holly! Keep us posted!
Shanda (38)
Baby #1 PE 11/3/1993 39 weeks 7lbs. 4oz.
Baby #2 Severe PE/HELLP 9/21/1999 31 weeks 4lbs. 2oz
Baby #3 Mild PE 6/1/2007 39 weeks 7lbs. 1oz.
Baby #4 PE 10/31/2012 37 weeks 6lbs. 11 oz.
Miscarriage 5/2010
Miscarriage 10/2011

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Re: Milestones?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Fri Sep 28, 2012 07:54 pm

I have a milestone!!! I went for my 22 weeek ultrasound today. The doc said she is measuring about a week behind according to the standard norm, but that he is not concernred at this time. She is almost a pound, blood flow looks great, my bp is great! She is in the 30 percentile range. At this point last time my son was already in the 10th percentile and we knew there was trouble. By 24 weeks he was 7 percentile 25 weeks diagnosed with pre-e and 26 weeks delivered him. The doctor said for my peace of mine as well as his he would like to see me in 3 weeks which puts me at 25 weeks and we'll do another ultrasound. I am happy with this and for the first time a part of me although I am scared is celebrating!
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013

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Re: Milestones?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:08 am

Bmoremama !! You juat gave me a good laugh!! Thank you! Yes, it is just crazy ! Some of theses moms are nuts with their sons, even after they get married I mean c'mon!! Theres no hope with mine I finally figured out. Thats why my husband told her to please not contact me until after the birth. I will not take away from her being a Grandma but that doesn't mean I have to put up with her. My last pregnancy we lived next door to her!!! Ugh no wonder my Bp shot up lol!! We have since moved and what a difference in my stress level!!! :lol:
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013

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Re: Milestones?

Postby Bmoremama » Tue Sep 25, 2012 09:24 pm

Just wanted to add...my MIL is a totally manipulative, selfish, guilt-tripping PITA too!! I often wonder how my husband turned out so great. It's definitely a trade-off! :D

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Re: Milestones?

Postby olivejuice0806 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 06:54 pm

bmoremama, yay! holly, I know, it's kind of surreal to think that a woman who gave me such a wonderful loving man for a husband could be so manipulative. Good luck to us both!! I hope that your 22 week ultrasound shows a big healthy baby! Please let us know!
Shanda (38)
Baby #1 PE 11/3/1993 39 weeks 7lbs. 4oz.
Baby #2 Severe PE/HELLP 9/21/1999 31 weeks 4lbs. 2oz
Baby #3 Mild PE 6/1/2007 39 weeks 7lbs. 1oz.
Baby #4 PE 10/31/2012 37 weeks 6lbs. 11 oz.
Miscarriage 5/2010
Miscarriage 10/2011

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Re: Milestones?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue Sep 25, 2012 04:50 pm

Olivejuice yay for you making it to your sons game woo hoo!!! I remember you mentioning that game a while back!! Ugh it's so hot here in Florida too!! Went for a walk the other day and hands swelled yeesh! Wow your MIL really sounds just like mine! It's so sad because I have such a big close family , I never thought I would have MIL issues, oh well. Let us know how the ultrasound goes. I have a big one coming up this friday, I will be 22 weeks. At this point last time my son was falling behind in growth so this will tell alot. I am scared but hopeful I can post on here as that would be a milestone for me! Bmoremama, yay for 33 weeks!!! :D
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013

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Re: Milestones?

Postby Bmoremama » Tue Sep 25, 2012 07:33 am

33 weeks today!! C-section date with my beautiful son who is 2.5 years old.

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Re: Milestones?

Postby olivejuice0806 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 09:15 pm

Oh, I totally forgot! Made it to my 13 yr old's first home football game this afternoon! He sacked the quarterback!!! My hands and feet swelled some because it is still hot here in Texas, but it was so awesome! Next milestone is next Tuesday. I should be having my final ultrasound and visit with my MFM. If all is still well, he will release me completely back to my regular OB!!!
Shanda (38)
Baby #1 PE 11/3/1993 39 weeks 7lbs. 4oz.
Baby #2 Severe PE/HELLP 9/21/1999 31 weeks 4lbs. 2oz
Baby #3 Mild PE 6/1/2007 39 weeks 7lbs. 1oz.
Baby #4 PE 10/31/2012 37 weeks 6lbs. 11 oz.
Miscarriage 5/2010
Miscarriage 10/2011


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