5lb 1oz at 32 weeks... (Updated with week 33 info)

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5lb 1oz at 32 weeks... (Updated with week 33 info)

Postby anathor21 » Thu Aug 18, 2005 01:30 pm

Well, we're feeling pretty good considering protein and BP is still rising... U/S today put him at about 68%tile which is pretty darn good I'd say. All measurements seem to be in line with each other too which is good...

Only lab of interest (i.e. all others still in "normal" range) is the 24hr which is now up to 480. Not great (up from 400 last week), but not alarming. BP now crosses the 140 systolic and upper 80's diastolic pretty regularly (ususally mid day). Getting higher highs and lower lows (first thing in morning getting 110's/lower 70's).

Continuing with the same wait and watch and wait some more routine. Mom feels fine (albeit a bit hungry... had to drive 30 miles to find a particular buffet restaurant she wanted, heh). Expect that lab work frequency may go up from once a week if protein continues to rise, but that's for next week's worries [:)] (have to schedule our worries these days, no point in getting worried too soon ya know).

Anyway here's to looking at 33 weeks soon!
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Re : 5lb 1oz at 32 weeks... (Updated with week 33 info)

Postby melissam » Thu Aug 18, 2005 02:25 pm

32 weeks is great. Hoping she can hang in there for just a few more. You guys are so close now. He is a good sized baby. Thanks for the update. I hope it continues to go well.
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Re : 5lb 1oz at 32 weeks... (Updated with week 33 info)

Postby jillmushet » Thu Aug 18, 2005 04:19 pm

This is wonderful news! Congratulations on a great u/s!

You get a gold star for driving DW to her choice of restaurant...

Hang in there. You're all doing great. :)
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Re : 5lb 1oz at 32 weeks... (Updated with week 33 info)

Postby annes » Thu Aug 18, 2005 06:15 pm

32 Weeks is great, my 33 weeker is now a troublesome 2 year old! Good Luck!
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Re : 5lb 1oz at 32 weeks... (Updated with week 33 info)

Postby gordon k » Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:35 am

Looks like your baby is going to be big and healthy. Ever considered football as a possible sport for him? Also, it sounds like you've gotten the "priority worries" in order. Thirty-two weeks is great.

To the extent possible continue to monitor and relax. It seems that your doctor team is very much on top of this case and your role is to stay focused and keep all parties calm (except the doctors...they should be able to keep themselves calm). Good luck and keep us posted.
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Re : 5lb 1oz at 32 weeks... (Updated with week 33 info)

Postby rachel a » Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:49 pm

Wowwie, wow, wow! What a little chunk! My little guy was born at 32 weeks and he was 4lbs 4oz and we thought that was huge! Congratulations mom, dad, and little (big) man!
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Re : 5lb 1oz at 32 weeks... (Updated with week 33 info)

Postby anathor21 » Sat Aug 20, 2005 01:10 pm

Well, I will say the weight has us excited - ignoring the possible +/- 1lb, it seems he is about twice the size Isabel was at birth - but I hear boys need that extra when they are preemies. I keep thinking about someone's comment that PE babies develop faster and grow in anticipation of early delivery... I realize this is likely unsupported by medical facts, but it is a nice thought.

Emotionally it is a great boost to know he is doing well though as you can all imagine. I just hope that we're able to make it to 35 weeks now... not that far away. If we make it to 36 then we might be able to deliver in our local hospital and save the 45 minute drive to Boston... One week at a time though.

I think the stress of the situation has become routine now so it is affecting us less...

Thanks again to all for your support!
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Re : 5lb 1oz at 32 weeks... (Updated with week 33 info)

Postby gordon k » Mon Aug 22, 2005 02:57 pm

Continued well wishes as you approach the 35 week mark. It truly is a "one day at a time" gig for you right now and I recall the anticipation of hitting the big benchmarks. In spite of some of the elevated readings that your wife has had, it does sound like the pregnancy is going well. I would say at this point you should be cautiously optimistic, albeit vigilant, about a successful outcome.

Keep a close watch and moving forward day by day, event by event...your 35 weeks will arrive.
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Re : 5lb 1oz at 32 weeks... (Updated with week 33 info)

Postby anathor21 » Thu Aug 25, 2005 02:46 pm

Almost to 34 weeks now :) Things are looking good - labs are stable as is BP, basically reads just like last week so no point in a new thread. 24hr came in down from last week (450) which was encouraging too.

We all (OB included) are feeling pretty confident that we'll make it a few more weeks at least... unless we don't make it. (sounds odd, but does make as much sense as anything with PE eh?).
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Re : 5lb 1oz at 32 weeks... (Updated with week 33 info)

Postby amillhouse » Thu Aug 25, 2005 04:36 pm

I was so excited when I read your son's weight - CONGRATS!
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