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this time no PE

Postby lei.in.the.sky » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:58 am

by lei.in.the.sky (15 Posts), Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:58 am

Hi everyone,

many hugs from the other side of the world to all of you. my little baby boy managed to make it to full term, with no complications. I delivered on June 3rd via c-section at 38 weeks.
although i was anxious, worried throughout the pregnancy i tried to enjoy it fully...keeping my hopes that this time we would have our baby. my pressure was great throughout, it went up a little the last week but i was not overly concerned at that point. i was on baby aspirin from prior to getting pregnant until 2 weeks before c-section.

it was the most overwhelming moment to see Luka Santiago "jump" out of my abdomen and scream at the top of his lungs.i cried so much the anesthesiologist asked me if i was ok...it was the ugly cries of all type of emotions put together, making me shake uncontrollably on the operating table.

he was 21 inches and just over 8 pounds. he looks a lot like our little leilani, the nose, mouth and eyes...although she was so tiny at her birth.

i will never know the "why's" of my preeclampsia at first pregnancy, but i am thankful i managed to steer clear this time.

this forum has been a major support, and i hope everyone delivers their babies safely and PE free.

hugs
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Re: this time no PE

Postby alviarin » Tue Jun 11, 2013 06:25 pm

by alviarin (1635 Posts), Tue Jun 11, 2013 06:25 pm

Congratulations!!! So happy to hear that you had a normal, pre-e free, pregnancy. Welcome Luka!
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)
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Re: this time no PE

Postby sam10 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 09:01 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Tue Jun 11, 2013 09:01 pm

Congratulations! So happy to hear the good news. Welcome little Luka Santiago :-)
~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: this time no PE

Postby midwestmom » Tue Jun 11, 2013 09:58 pm

by midwestmom (74 Posts), Tue Jun 11, 2013 09:58 pm

Great news! Congratulations and welcome to the world Luka!
Lauren
Son born by emergency C-section due to severe preeclampsia in August 2009. Born 29wks2days weighing 3lbs, he is a healthy toddler now.
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Re: this time no PE

Postby princess purr » Sat Jun 15, 2013 01:59 pm

by princess purr (1092 Posts), Sat Jun 15, 2013 01:59 pm

Congrats!! What wonderful news!!! I lost my daughter during my first pregnancy and it looks like I'm having a boy this time. I hope and pray to have a wonderful outcome like you have!!
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!
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