My name is Julie and I met Jessica at a BBQ last week. We started chatting and I mentioned that I had preeclampsia with my second daughter, so she invited me here!
Anyway - I have two daughters - Olivia Parker and Aspen Elise. Olivia was born at 38 weeks, 6 days weighing 7lbs, 10 oz on June 11, 2003. I had to be induced (my water was broken) due to PIH. However, I was rearing to go and did not require pitocin. My second daughter, Aspen, was born at 36 weeks, 1 day. I was admitted to the hospital with high blood pressure, blurry vision, and a headache on June 20th and started going downhill. My platelet count started dropping, so my OB decided to induce with her too. Aspen was born at 6:00pm on June 21, 2005. I had preterm labor with her, so I had a very fast labor of only about 2 1/2 hours. After an awful pregnancy (hyperemesis - requiring lots of IVs, preterm labor - requiring a hospital stay of 5 days and complete bedrest, and then preeclampsia), it was nice to have such a great labor and delivery.
I have such horrible pregnancies, that I doubt I will ever have another child. But, I am not 100% sure yet. I might feel differently in about 5 years [:)] Also - I live in Denver and am working on my PhD in biometeorology at CU Boulder. My husband, Jason, and I have been married for about 4 1/2 years.
Well, that is about it!