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Postby juliem » Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:43 pm

Hi everyone!
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!
-Julie
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Re : new here

Postby lorelei » Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:14 pm

Just wanted to add my welcome to you! If you haven't done so already you may want to copy this and paste it to the "Roll Call" board. More people might see it there. I am sure there are some members that only read their own states board~

Glad to have you join us!! Look forward to seeing some posts from you.


Congrats on the birth of your children!
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Re : new here

Postby tafkap » Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:34 pm

Hi Julie!!

So nice to see you here. I went ahead and copied this to the "Roll Call" section as well.

: )

Jess
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Re : new here

Postby lucy » Sun Sep 11, 2005 03:36 am

Hey Julie welcome to the boards!!

Oops [:I] saw this in roll call with the link here and just now realized it is in Colorado forum sorry guys[:p]
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Re : new here

Postby youtan » Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:15 am

Hi Julie! Welcome to the boards. I had to comment here (even tho' I'm not from CO, but neighboring) cause I saw that you're in grad school. Congrats on keeping it up AND having kids. I had both my preemies in grad school, golly its been 3 yrs ago. What a rollercoaster!

Glad to see ya here! Did you sign the PF registry yet? http://www.preeclampsia.org/register.asp
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Re : new here

Postby tafkap » Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:59 am

http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11739

And more from the roll call forums... I guess people didn't follow the link... : ) Such is life!

Tanya- I didn't know you went to Grad school- what was your field of study how did you DO IT??? I am on temporary hiatus myself, but Julie has inspired me... You gals are amazing.
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Re : new here

Postby youtan » Mon Sep 12, 2005 04:23 pm

Yes, well, saw the link AFTER I posted - thats the way it is with me...

Jessica - my field of study - chemistry and my dh was in law school. All I can say is that my graduate advisor and dept chair didn't mind me being AWOL for 3 months while I recovered physically and emotionally from having a 27 wkr. Most of the dept didn't even know I was pregnant when I delivered. We were both in our 2nd yr of grad school. Dh took his law books to read in the NICU between classes. After that point, it became a mantra to 'just finish' - who cared how or when.

Jonathan came literally came right when I was finishing up - my defense was pushed back a couple of months, as was my job searching.

So much for family planning.....[;)]
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Re : new here

Postby jknutsen » Tue Sep 13, 2005 01:18 pm

Welcome Julie!!! Glad to have you aboard! lol[:p]

I'm Joyce, from Denver. DH, Chuck, and I have a 14 m.o. son, Anton, who was born early due to pre-e. I received some excellent care at SJH. Lucky us, Kaiser docs know their stuff....at least mine did.

I work for the state health dept. in public health microbiology. I have to say that you inspire me too. I've considered going back for my master's or PhD several times. I just don't know if my two boys would let me concentrate on something besides them for that long. [:D] Besides, we're considering TTC #2 sometime after Anton turns 2. (still a debate in our house)


Anyways, sorry to hear you had such terrible pregnancies. But, I am glad to know that they both had wonderful outcomes!!!!

Welcome!!!!


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Re : new here

Postby caitlynsmama » Fri Sep 23, 2005 09:13 am

Hi Julie! Hope you are doing well. I am moving back to Colorado within the year so I am trying to post in here and get to know some of the ladies. I too have had to hard pregnancies and know how you are feeling but my dh and I are done. I had my tubes taken care of with Genna. I am sad about it but know that nothing bad will happen to me and I will be here for my girls. We can always consider adopting another child down the road. Anyway, welcome.
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