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Re : New prospective father

Postby natan » Tue Feb 17, 2004 04:54 pm

by natan (203 Posts), Tue Feb 17, 2004 04:54 pm

Hi Paul
It is nice to see husbands get involved. Best wishes to you and Sarah.


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Re : New prospective father

Postby wpratley » Tue Feb 17, 2004 07:22 pm

by wpratley (45 Posts), Tue Feb 17, 2004 07:22 pm

Hi Paul-

I wish you and your wife the best. I delivered my son at 33 weeks and had the steroid shots, he was born 3lbs. 12oz. (not sure what the conversion is) and has done very well. I'm glad to hear that she has made it to 34 weeks and she is in the best place she can be. I was able to carry the baby for 40 extra days by being hospitalized which is so important for the baby. They monitor you closely but in the end it's all worth it! Good Luck to you.

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Re : New prospective father

Postby sam » Tue Feb 17, 2004 09:22 pm

by sam (442 Posts), Tue Feb 17, 2004 09:22 pm

Dear Paul
I am sorry that you and your wife sarah are having an anxious time with this pregnancy. I wish you both the best and of course to the little one. Sarah is in the best place possible right now and i hope that she is being well looked after and monitored. I wish you and your family the "best of British".

xxxxx sam
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Re : New prospective father

Postby sjs40 » Wed Feb 18, 2004 01:27 am

by sjs40 (288 Posts), Wed Feb 18, 2004 01:27 am

Hi Paul
Wishing you and Sarah all the best. Sarah is in the best place, and they are obviously monitoring her well.

I did have a giggle about your comments re peeing in pots etc - that really brought back memories of my stay in hospital. I even spent my 40th birthday in hospital with a gallon container under my bed with my 24hr urine sample! Steroid shots were a bit sore, but our little girl was born with no breathing problems at 27wks 2 days after I had the shots.

I know just what you mean about the dog sitting by the door looking for Sarah - I had one very confused cat waiting for me, and he was really clingy when I got home. He even insisted on accompanying me to the loo!

Don't worry about missing the parentcraft classes, we hadnt even started ours and we coped just fine.

I hope you are getting the help and support you need too. Chris has commented that while I was in hospital he found it really hard because he was worried about me, worried about the baby, then he came home to a worried cat and endless phone calls asking about me....not many people asked about him...

Keep us updated

Sue (Havant, UK)





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Re : New prospective father

Postby paul1968uk » Wed Feb 18, 2004 04:39 am

by paul1968uk (9 Posts), Wed Feb 18, 2004 04:39 am

quote:
Originally posted by sam

I wish you and your family the "best of British".




Well, I'm Irish, my wife is English - we are sure to be having some debate later about which passport we get for the child.

I'm grateful for any luck right now - British or otherwise.

This has however re-inforced my faith in the National Health Service - long may it continue.

I had asked my wife if we could have the baby born in Wales or Scotland, so that it would be eligible for any of three national Rugby squads, but she wasn't keen on that idea :)

Anyway - I'm off to the hospital again to see the consultant.

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Re : New prospective father

Postby paul1968uk » Wed Feb 18, 2004 04:48 am

by paul1968uk (9 Posts), Wed Feb 18, 2004 04:48 am

quote:
Originally posted by SJS40

I even spent my 40th birthday in hospital with a gallon container under my bed with my 24hr urine sample!


It could be much worse - the woman in the bed opposite my wife is 37 weeks pregnant and had her 40th birthday yesterday. 6 weeks ago while on holiday in Jamaica, she was looking over the hotel balcony when she suddenly blacked out and fell three stories onto concrete.

She broke both arms and both legs in the fall, but otherwise both she and her baby are doing just fine. She gets the casts removed today - she can't wait to have a bath, and they plan to induce her in two weeks time.

She is planning on calling her baby girl 'Angel' when she is born. I think 'Bounce' might be more suitable.

It just goes to show how resiliant these unborn babies can be doesn't it ?
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Re : New prospective father

Postby mada » Wed Feb 18, 2004 06:44 am

by mada (4081 Posts), Wed Feb 18, 2004 06:44 am

You have a great sense of humor!!! Too funny!!! A "bouncing" baby girl[:)] Hope you two are holding in there!!! Good thoughts!!

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Re : New prospective father

Postby annes » Wed Feb 18, 2004 08:11 am

by annes (2527 Posts), Wed Feb 18, 2004 08:11 am

I have been smiling so much while reading about you and your wife, hopefully all of the good thoughts on the pages are helping you get through this tough time. Modern medicine is amazing and with a fun/loving husband like you I am sure your wife and baby will do just fine! I delivered at 33 wks and had to say to my nurse, "I didn't get to this part in the books, so I have no idea what is going on!" It all turned out fine, after a little scariness. My husband really kept my spirits up! Good luck![:I]

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Re : New prospective father

Postby paul1968uk » Tue Feb 24, 2004 04:02 am

by paul1968uk (9 Posts), Tue Feb 24, 2004 04:02 am

Well...

it has been a hectic couple of weeks, but the consultant decided that all the symptoms had pretty much disappeared, and sent my wife home !

We have been back to the consultant twice since, and he is still happy - it looks like we will get a little closer to 39 weeks than we anticipated. it will still be a c.section because of the extended breach, but the nearer we can get the better.

We are seeing the consultant twice a week at the moment, and he is getting a specialist ultrasound consultant to take a look later this week at the fluid levels for a second opinion.

fingers crossed !

Paul

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Re : New prospective father

Postby mada » Tue Feb 24, 2004 06:32 am

by mada (4081 Posts), Tue Feb 24, 2004 06:32 am

That's wondeful!! Let us know when it's time for that baby to come!! Goodluck!!

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