First chink in the armor... maybe

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Re: First chink in the armor... maybe

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu May 24, 2012 07:07 pm

Awww, what a sweetie pie! He's going to be an awesome big bro- no instructions required. That shower sounds like a blast! :)

A natural finish line... that's too cool and so deserved!
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: First chink in the armor... maybe

Postby danielsmom » Thu May 24, 2012 06:08 pm

Daniel is just precious, in my professional unbiased opinion. Every night when we tuck him in to bed, he wants a story. And all week, he's asked to hear about baby sister and how to be a big brother, and grins ear to ear hearing about it.

Just got back from the doctor and we get to stay pregnant! As far as fluid, my biggest pocket measures 5.9 all by itself. There's smaller ones on each side and a few tiny ones here and there. Doctor is pretty optimistic that we'll make our scheduled delivery on 6/5! I go back next Friday and then Princess will be here the following Tuesday at 38w3d.

It's weird...this whole time I've associated that finish line with WHEN I'll get preeclampsia or at least have fetal indicators to need delivery. But it's just now occurred to me that there is a natural end to this thing, and we're...THERE! :lol:
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: First chink in the armor... maybe

Postby lennoxlm1 » Thu May 24, 2012 04:44 pm

Oh my goodness! I am so excited for you guys! sounds like your son will be a good big brother, how sweet of him!
Lee and Melissa,
Delilah 4 years old, born at 38 weeks. Isaac 3 years old born at 36 weeks due to pre-e. Shiloh 2 years old born at 37 weeks due to high b/p.

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Postby cmccaffrey » Wed May 23, 2012 09:47 pm

That sounds like the most amazing baby shower! I can't wait to hear your birth story.... so so soon!
Christa (25) & J (26)
Mommy to:
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!

learn more about our story... http://tinyurl.com/7a979vy

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Re: First chink in the armor... maybe

Postby JB » Wed May 23, 2012 03:10 pm

Your shower sounds awesome. So happy for you!
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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Re: First chink in the armor... maybe

Postby danielsmom » Wed May 23, 2012 11:26 am

The baby shower was incredible. Wall to wall people filling the fellowship hall at our church. My husband gave a really heartfelt speech about how God worked a miracle once for Daniel to be here, and he felt like we've been given another one. Everyone there has lifted us up in prayer and we told them that that was worth more than any gift they could have sent.

They put this Miss America-like sash around my belly that said PRINCESS, and the next day Daniel asked me to put it back on. I threw it over my shoulder, but he jerked it down on my belly and said "no mommy, it goes this way." HA HA! He's so excited about being a big brother. I'm hoping that sticks once she's here. ;)
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: First chink in the armor... maybe

Postby MomTimesThree » Tue May 22, 2012 06:59 pm

I'll keep crossables crossed that things hold steady at 7 or above for at least the next week. :)

How was the baby shower? How cool to have one pregnant!
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: First chink in the armor... maybe

Postby danielsmom » Sun May 20, 2012 02:47 pm

YEAH BABY! 36 WEEKS AND 1 DAY!

MomTimesThree - I think that AFI was about the same as last week. It's not great, but at least it's hanging in there at the very low end of normal. My next ultrasound is supposed to be Thursday. I'll talk to the doctor tomorrow and make sure we're on the same game plan.

I've been really paying attention to kick counts, but that's been pretty easy since she's kicking SO HARD! I'm tall, but so is she (femurs are 75th percentile), and she has no trouble reaching my ribs. :lol: I never went through this before, the whole 3rd trimester experience. I look at Daniel's going home pictures when he was 4 lb 4 oz, and I can't believe I'm carrying a baby even bigger than that!

My baby shower is tonight. Another first... being pregnant at my baby shower. ;)
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: First chink in the armor... maybe

Postby JB » Sun May 20, 2012 02:46 am

5 lb 12 oz sounds great! 36 weeks is so close to full term. I really hope you can hold out another week, but if you have to evict baby sister now I think you will be just fine. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
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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Re: First chink in the armor... maybe

Postby MomTimesThree » Sat May 19, 2012 01:20 am

Aww, was that lower, better or the same as last week? I'm crossin' crossables lil' sis can hang in there for another week at least... though already close to 6lbs sounds very nice and healthy to me. When is the next check.

I don't remember how long it took... I think probably an average day or two turn around.
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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