34 weeks and 5 days

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34 weeks and 5 days

Postby crocusgirl » Mon Jun 04, 2012 01:11 pm

I have made it 2 weeks and 5 days past my last pregnancy. This feels weird, in a good way. I am getting to experience the last month of pregnancy and all its new aches and pains. I am now off work on sick leave as a precaution. So far, my BP is holding and I feel good (except for heartburn - man, am I sick of TUMS). My feet swell up some, but nothing like last time. Next appointment is today. I am now checking my BP twice a day and waiting for the date for my c-section. Looking like the last week of June.

Even if the baby comes now, she's 2.5 weeks past her older sister, and 2 lb. heavier. Crazy! :D
Severe PE/HELLP - diagnosed 31 weeks, Violet born 32 weeks - April 23, 2010 - 2.5 lb (IUGR). 5 weeks in NICU, home and going strong.
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Re: 34 weeks and 5 days

Postby danielsmom » Mon Jun 04, 2012 03:37 pm

Get ready, you just might have a lot further to go with this one! :D I'm now 11 weeks past my son's pregnancy (38 weeks), and I know, it does feel weird. The shock hit me last night as I was reading something... our baby will not be considered premature anymore.

I also remember when this baby passed the size of my son when we took him home, which was 4 lb 4 oz. I think my mental expectations sort of froze at that point, because I still can't imagine them delivering a normal sized baby. Guess I won't have to imagine for long, she'll be here in the morning.

Yeah, I've enjoyed this new thing called a 3rd trimester. So THIS is what heartburn is supposed to feel like? LOL... not that "OMG kill me please" pain I experienced before with HELLP that they originally thought was heartburn. I got a little bit of a reflux too. My feet are more tender even when I'm not on them much, with slight swelling that comes and goes. It's nice for these symptoms to behave themselves, not go crazy haywire like they do with pre-e.

I've been taking it easy too. Maybe that's been good to me? Who knows... ;)
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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