Almost halfway there!

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Almost halfway there!

Postby ashleyhae » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:35 am

I'll be 18 weeks tomorrow and am doing/feeling great (finally)! I see MFM docs for 100% of my prenatal care and they tell me everything is as perfect as they could want. I had the blood test that goes along with the NT scan around 12 weeks that measures a protein in your blood which can predict preeclampsia, my number was in the 70% and they said they get concerned if it's below 5% so my numbers are great. And at my last appointment I had a level II ultrasound to look at uterine blood flow which also looked great! :) I'm feeling the jellybean everyday now and couldn't be happier!
Ashley
Mommy to Malia born March 15, 2013 at 29 weeks due to severe preeclampsia.
She spent 2 precious days with us that we will forever cherish.
Baby #2 due 6/16/14
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Re: Almost halfway there!

Postby sam10 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:49 am

Yay :-) Fingers crossed for an uneventful second half.
~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: Almost halfway there!

Postby ashleyhae » Mon Feb 24, 2014 07:28 pm

Update: Today marks 24 weeks, about this time in my last pregnancy is when my blood pressure began to rise and swelling became excessive. So far my bp has been "optimal" and no protein, also swelling has been minimal!I have my 6th ultrasound tomorrow to check baby's growth, which, as of 4 weeks ago was a few days ahead. Fingers are crossed but I'm having a good feeling :). I go in biweekly now with ultrasounds at every other appointment. After a little panic attack over fear they offered to see me even more often. I'm so thankful to have found such a caring team! They are supportive and understanding of my fears and millions of questions!
Ashley
Mommy to Malia born March 15, 2013 at 29 weeks due to severe preeclampsia.
She spent 2 precious days with us that we will forever cherish.
Baby #2 due 6/16/14
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Re: Almost halfway there!

Postby MomTimesThree » Tue Feb 25, 2014 01:15 am

Woo Hoo!!! Thinking of you guys as you cross this very big milestone!!
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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