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34 weeks, healthy, & so excited

Postby danielsmom » Thu May 03, 2012 10:10 pm

by danielsmom (290 Posts), Thu May 03, 2012 10:10 pm

I hope this might be encouraging. My son's pregnancy showed severe growth restriction from 20 weeks, low fluid after 25, and at 27 we had absent diastolic flow. That's when I quickly developed severe pre-e & HELLP and we delivered. It was a long road, one I'd go through a hundred times if I had to though.

But this pregnancy has been totally different. I'm now 34 weeks, BP is 110/60, no protein issues, baby is in the 49% percentile at 5 lb 1 oz, and fluid and blood flow are perfect! I'm starting to accept the possibility that I could be healthy, having a normal size baby at term, and not have to quarantine her for a year to protect from respiratory illness. I can't imagine!
Miscarriage Feb 05 & Dec 07
Daniel born Feb 09 at 27w5d, 1 lb 1 oz/12 inches (severe IUGR) due to Severe Pre-E & HELLP. Now tall for age and no complications.
Diagnosed with MTHFR
Cornual Ectopic miscarriage Mar 11
Natalie born 6-5-12 at full term, 7 lb 11 oz & 21.5 inches, progesterone 2-8 weeks (for suspected luteal phase defect), lovenox 6-29 weeks, lda 0-36 weeks, folic.
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Re: 34 weeks, healthy, & so excited

Postby jean » Thu May 03, 2012 10:33 pm

by jean (675 Posts), Thu May 03, 2012 10:33 pm

Yay! I'm excited for you!!
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!

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Re: 34 weeks, healthy, & so excited

Postby MomTimesThree » Fri May 04, 2012 02:44 am

by MomTimesThree (559 Posts), Fri May 04, 2012 02:44 am

I'm so very excited for you!! Crossing crossables that the next three weeks fly by and you'll be celebrating your full term status!! :)

Lauren
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: 34 weeks, healthy, & so excited

Postby laughinggirl127 » Fri May 04, 2012 06:15 am

by laughinggirl127 (75 Posts), Fri May 04, 2012 06:15 am

Very excited for you. Seems just yesterday you made it past your last delivery time frame. Hope you stocked up on some newborn diapers instead of preemies. Hope you enjoy the next 6 weeks.
DS born 2003- 39 weeks preeclampsia, 6LBS 7oz
DD born 2009-32 weeks preeclampsia, 3LBS 1oz
DD born 2012-38 weeks, PIH, IUGR 5lbs 4oz- no pree
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Re: 34 weeks, healthy, & so excited

Postby angieb » Fri May 04, 2012 10:47 am

by angieb (1192 Posts), Fri May 04, 2012 10:47 am

Yay that is so great!
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
My blog: http://www.butterflies-and-rainbows.blogspot.com/
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Re: 34 weeks, healthy, & so excited

Postby aajatwins » Fri May 04, 2012 04:33 pm

by aajatwins (476 Posts), Fri May 04, 2012 04:33 pm

Love hearing this!!! So happy for you!!
Anna (28) - endometriosis
Hubby (27)
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: 34 weeks, healthy, & so excited

Postby JB » Fri May 04, 2012 10:18 pm

by JB (57 Posts), Fri May 04, 2012 10:18 pm

This is really awesome! Keeping good thoughts going your way for the rest!
1st - miscarried at 11 weeks in Dec. 2009
2nd - baby girl born Mar. 2011 at 29 weeks 6 days due to severe PE
3rd - baby boy due June 19th, 2012
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