Sonogram Update

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Re: Sonogram Update

Postby MomTimesThree » Tue Jul 24, 2012 07:28 pm

Also keeping you in my thoughts. I hope the appointment brought all good news.
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: Sonogram Update

Postby blythe » Mon Jul 23, 2012 06:54 pm

Thinking of you as well.
Heather, mom to
#1 7-18-03 - 5#8oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#2 8-11-06 - 6#14oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#3 9-10-09 - 5#10oz 37 weeks PE/PIH

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Re: Sonogram Update

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:39 am

Hi just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have been keeping up with all your posts and crossing fingers and toes. xo
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013

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Re: Sonogram Update

Postby danielsmom » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:30 am

*sigh*
Sometimes we don't know what's going on, but there is one who does. Praying selfishly that Julia is healthy and remains here with us.

Here's my little man who basically quit growing for 8 weeks (week 19 - 27).
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Try not to stress like I did!!!
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: Sonogram Update

Postby kbielec » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:45 am

Thank you for all the kind words. I am praying there was an error. Have been back to my blood doc this morning - they want to see if they need to adjust the lovenox intake - last time when we had the growth scare it helped to up it.
I am resting, eating some natural antioxidents, blood thinners and lots of protein...laying on my left side, anything that will help for the next 12 days.
Baby girl is moving all around today...so that's a good sign.

Trying to stay positive!
Mom to Annabelle born at 26 weeks due to HELLP (2008) I found out I had Factor V and MTHFR after delivery.
(12/2011) miscarriage, twin boys 8 weeks, on LDA, Folbate, Lovenox
(02/2012) Pregnant - praying for beautiful take home baby due Nov. 3, 2012, on LDA, Folbate, Lovenox

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Re: Sonogram Update

Postby jules2 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 02:02 am

Oh, I am so so sorry it didn't go better for you and Julia. I can imagine how terrifying this must be now. I am really hoping this is a measurement error - when my Alice had stopped growing she had also stopped moving (and I had a single notch and BP 200+/100+ etc.).

Measurement errors do occur, even with experienced sonographers and even if you had the same one measuring both times.

Thinking of you at this time xx
May 2009 - Alice stillborn at 26 weeks due to severe PE and HELLP post-partum

2 early miscarriages

And then 4th pregnancy baby girl due 29th December 2010! Born safely after totally normal pregnancy on 17th December.

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Re: Sonogram Update

Postby blythe » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:23 pm

I'm so sorry you got such scary news - in the middle of seeing cute little Julia play on the ultrasound. I'd add my hopes and prayers that there was a measurement error and that she will grow more in these next two weeks and beyond.
Heather, mom to
#1 7-18-03 - 5#8oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#2 8-11-06 - 6#14oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#3 9-10-09 - 5#10oz 37 weeks PE/PIH

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Re: Sonogram Update

Postby MomTimesThree » Wed Jul 11, 2012 03:50 pm

Oh no, I'm so very sorry that the appointment wasn't filled with all good news. Your MFM sounds awesome, and I'm so thankful you're surrounded by what sounds like an awesome team.

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts these next 12 days, I know they'll be so difficult.

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: Sonogram Update

Postby lemons » Wed Jul 11, 2012 03:17 pm

I'm so sorry that you got disappointing news today about baby Julia's growth.

I wanted to offer you a little bit of hope- My daughter was born at 30+0 weeks partly due to an ultrasound (5 hours before her birth) that showed she had not grown at all in two weeks (in fact, the estimate was that she was smaller than at 28 weeks, which isn't really possible). When my daughter was born, the neonatologist asked, "How big were we expecting?", because my daughter was 8 ounces (yes, half a pound) bigger than the ultrasound estimate. After the fact, I found out that it is not abnormal for ultrasound sizing to be 20% off. And for my daughter, the estimate was 33% lower than my daughter's actual weight.

I am sure the next 12 days are going to be very long, stressful, and hard. You and Julia will be in my thoughts. Sending you hugs.
Diana
Diana, happily married since 2007.
Miscarriage at 10 weeks (June 2009).
DD at 30+0 weeks weighing 2lbs 9oz (October 2010) due to PE and IUGR. Today, a happy and healthy toddler.

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Re: Sonogram Update

Postby kbielec » Wed Jul 11, 2012 02:12 pm

Well, today's appt did not go at all as I had hoped.
Baby girl Julia was moving all around and kept turning her back on the tech which was "cute". She kept playing with her face with her hands...also cute. Ok - on to the good stuff. Uterine dopplers on left and right looked great, umbilical cord doppler looked great, baby girls heart rate, great 160...fluid, great...BUT, Baby Julia had only gained 1 ounce. That's right, in 14 days...only 1 ounce. They are concerned and "frustrated" and don't know why she's not growing.
My MFM actually hugged me and said, "I am humbled by this, and I don't know what's going on".

I have to go back on the 23rd (12 days) to see if baby Julia is growing, I will be having an intro meeting with the NICU that morning as well so they can get me on their radar. If she's growing, she gets to stay in there, if not, we "access" at that time. The MFM did tell me, there's a possiblity that she could pass away in-utero between now and then ...she said when babies stop growing they sometimes do that.

I am truly at a loss. I feel good this time, my BP is great, weight gain is great, no swelling, no liver issues taking meds...and she's still not growing. What do you even say. :(
Mom to Annabelle born at 26 weeks due to HELLP (2008) I found out I had Factor V and MTHFR after delivery.
(12/2011) miscarriage, twin boys 8 weeks, on LDA, Folbate, Lovenox
(02/2012) Pregnant - praying for beautiful take home baby due Nov. 3, 2012, on LDA, Folbate, Lovenox


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