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Re: First chink in the armor... maybe

Postby danielsmom » Thu May 17, 2012 11:31 pm

by danielsmom (290 Posts), Thu May 17, 2012 11:31 pm

Well, we are still pregnant for now. My AFI was a 7 today, and that's after a week of rest and drinking LOTS of water. If it goes to a 5, baby sister is getting evicted.

Other than that, we're doing really well. BP 118/64, she's really active, practicing breathing, doppler is good, growth slightly lower but at the 35th percentile overall. They think she's 5 lbs 12 oz. We'll be 36 weeks Saturday.

By the way, we did the group B strep test today. About how long does it take to get those results back? I forgot to ask. Also forgot to ask about when to quit baby asprin... so I'll call back tomorrow. Can anyone tell me when they quit lda?
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 cmccaffrey » Fri May 18, 2012 10:10 pm

by cmccaffrey (458 Posts), Fri May 18, 2012 10:10 pm

I guess I stopped taking it around 36 weeks because I was basically in the exact same AFI boat as you. I hope that little girl can hold out a few more weeks. I know that would make you and your hubby happier, but thankfully she's pretty developed at this point. I am thinking and praying for you. <3
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: First chink in the armor... maybe

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

by MomTimesThree (570 Posts), 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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Re: First chink in the armor... maybe

Postby JB » Sun May 20, 2012 02:46 am

by JB (57 Posts), 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 danielsmom » Sun May 20, 2012 02:47 pm

by danielsmom (290 Posts), 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 MomTimesThree » Tue May 22, 2012 06:59 pm

by MomTimesThree (570 Posts), 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 » Wed May 23, 2012 11:26 am

by danielsmom (290 Posts), 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 JB » Wed May 23, 2012 03:10 pm

by JB (57 Posts), 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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Postby cmccaffrey » Wed May 23, 2012 09:47 pm

by cmccaffrey (458 Posts), 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 lennoxlm1 » Thu May 24, 2012 04:44 pm

by lennoxlm1 (39 Posts), 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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