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Postby cmccaffrey » Sun May 01, 2011 07:40 pm

by cmccaffrey (458 Posts), Sun May 01, 2011 07:40 pm

I guess I can officially join this group now. Hubby and I have been bad recently and not been using protection (which he has been adamant about for the past six months basically out of fear because of my vertical incision and being on coumadin) and I called him on it and said... "If I get pregnant you are going to blame me for you not using protection" and he said... "eh, I'm not worried about it". I know that sounds strange, but I got pregnant while being on birth control last time around, so he knows that I could easily get pregnant again and so I take those words to mean... Let's just have fun and see what happens!

Anyways, I am not putting too much hope into getting pregnant any time soon, but hey... it's more of a possibility than it was before.
Christa (25) & J (26)
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Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

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Re: Crazy

Postby aajatwins » Sun May 01, 2011 08:51 pm

by aajatwins (476 Posts), Sun May 01, 2011 08:51 pm

What a great place to be, though! That's a lot more fun than charting and doing the waiting game every month (at least I think so)!! glad you're in a comfortable place :)
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Aidan & Jordan - 7.2.09 at 36 weeks. Induction turned emergency c-section due to eclampsia. big healthy toddlers today!
Asa - 10.23.11 at 39 weeks. NO hypertensive issues!! successful VBAC :)
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Re: Crazy

Postby kerisue » Sun May 01, 2011 09:59 pm

by kerisue (623 Posts), Sun May 01, 2011 09:59 pm

And your doc is cool with it too? Just want to make sure! Positive thoughts for your next pregnancy.
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Re: Crazy

Postby cmccaffrey » Mon May 02, 2011 00:51 am

by cmccaffrey (458 Posts), Mon May 02, 2011 00:51 am

Yep... both MFMs I have spoken with are cool with everything...in fact, one called around the time of my period just to see if I was pregnant ye (i thought that was hilarious)t. My blood pressure is great without meds, back to my pre-pregnancy weight and off of coumadin. I am personally trying to wait until we find out more about underlying conditions, but the treatment will be the same no matter what... so it doesn't really matter either way. I think it will just be nice to not have to try and prevent for a while. That takes a LOT more effort when you can't take hormonal birth control.
Christa (25) & J (26)
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Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

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Re: Crazy

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue May 03, 2011 07:17 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Tue May 03, 2011 07:17 pm

Aww that makes me smile. I have followed your story and I know all you have been through. We too are quietly kinda trying again after one more test may 10th. I am thinking happy thoughts for you,happy healthy thoughts...xoxo
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

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Re: Crazy

Postby cmccaffrey » Tue May 03, 2011 07:25 pm

by cmccaffrey (458 Posts), Tue May 03, 2011 07:25 pm

Thanks Holly. I am trying really hard not to rush things and not get my hopes up, but it's just so hard not to get too excited... I want to be a mommy so badly.
Christa (25) & J (26)
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Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

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Re: Crazy

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue May 03, 2011 08:49 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Tue May 03, 2011 08:49 pm

Oh I hear you loud and clear. Me too so badly,I am scared I know you are too we both lost our boys. I understand as many on here do,the feelings that come with trying again after our loss. I know like you the desire to be a mommy to a baby we get to take home and love is greater then the fear of not trying again. One day at a time for us. I know we are meant to know what it's like to take our babies home,I just know it. xo
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

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Re: Crazy

Postby cmccaffrey » Tue May 03, 2011 08:59 pm

by cmccaffrey (458 Posts), Tue May 03, 2011 08:59 pm

You are so sweet and positive... I need to follow you around for a bit and I might start being more positive myself!
Christa (25) & J (26)
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Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

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Re: Crazy

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue May 03, 2011 09:40 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Tue May 03, 2011 09:40 pm

Ha!! Funny I follow your lead alot too!! We will both support eachother xo
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

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Re: Crazy

Postby trish9 » Wed May 04, 2011 10:21 pm

by trish9 (74 Posts), Wed May 04, 2011 10:21 pm

Christa I'm with you on the idea of just having fun and seeing what happens! My husband and I just started TTC this month. I bought the Taking Charge of Your Fertility book and read about charting and all of that. I decided not to do it because it just seemed too stressful. I don't need anything that would make me more obsessive about pregnancy than I am already! If I do get pregnant I will be monitored like crazy, so I'm kind of hoping to keep the TTC process as "natural" as possible! :oops: I figure that if we don't have success after several months, then I can try the charting later. Hope we both have positive news soon!
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