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MomTimesThree
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Re: Welcome Gabriel!

Postby MomTimesThree » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:38 pm

I'm so glad to hear your home and that your blood pressure is trending downwards. Mine is as well.. I did still get the sour face too from our OB, but I think she'd be pleased with our current numbers. :) I'm so curious to see what happens post 6 weeks and what our new normal to me. It's just wild to take my BP now and what I know pregnant would be a 150+ is just a normal 120 or less! It's so weird.

Our son was a total grunter! Many many sleepless nights there. I'm thankful that so far (knock on wood) lil' miss is a quiet calm lil' baby. I did notice that it seems to have taken almost to her due date (July 31st) for her to be more wakeful and alert- she has been a tired, sleepy lil' thing.

Sending sleepy vibes your (and Gabriel's) way! :)

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: Welcome Gabriel!

Postby mllewellyn » Wed Aug 01, 2012 08:05 am

Lauren,
Yes we are both home. Wow, he feeds every 2 hours or less and grunts most of the night. We are sleepless but making it ok. Gabriel is gaining weight well so no worries on that.
My BP has decreased but is still not normal. It ranges 130s/95-100. But, it has come down quite a bit since I delivered. I am giving it the requisite 6 weeks before I become concerned. My OB still makes the sour face when she sees my BPs.
How are things with you and yours? I hope you are doing well and your nights are better than mine!
Mistie

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Re: Welcome Gabriel!

Postby MomTimesThree » Tue Jul 31, 2012 02:16 pm

Just wondering how you both are doing... I hope both home and recovering well!

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: Welcome Gabriel!

Postby tree » Tue Jul 17, 2012 09:12 pm

Congrats!! I hope he is able to join you at home soon.
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP

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Re: Welcome Gabriel!

Postby blythe » Tue Jul 17, 2012 09:08 pm

Great news! Thanks for the update!!
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: Welcome Gabriel!

Postby lotsamom » Tue Jul 17, 2012 02:03 pm

Congratulations! I'm glad Gabriel is doing well and I hope your recovery goes well too. :)

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Re: Welcome Gabriel!

Postby MomTimesThree » Tue Jul 17, 2012 01:18 pm

So glad he is continuing to improve!! I'm hopeful he'll be home with you soon... and how is your recovery going?

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: Welcome Gabriel!

Postby mllewellyn » Tue Jul 17, 2012 08:47 am

Update: we have graduated to the last room in the NICU. They call this feeders and growers. Gabriel is breathing fine. He is maintaining his temperature. Our jaundice scare was only a scare. And I think he has learned to suck. He still has an NG tube to top off his feedings. They want him eating 35 cc of formula/breast milk (which has really come in!) every feed. I think it is a lot, but sometimes, he does finish. The things they want for him now are to finish or mostly finish (less than 5 cc left in bottle) at every feed. So we are still working there. But, he was about two weeks early and I was expecting a two week visit to the NICU. I think he improves every day.
Thanks for all the well wishes!
M

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Re: Welcome Gabriel!

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue Jul 17, 2012 07:40 am

Wow what an amazing story one that I needed to read! thank you for sharing I am so happy for you!!! Congragulations!!!
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: Welcome Gabriel!

Postby blythe » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:16 pm

Welcome to tiny Gabriel! Congratulations! I'm glad you're recovery has been relatively smooth, and as you know keep watching your signs and symptoms until 6 weeks pp!

I'm so glad pumping is going well and the LCs and NICU have been so wonderful. I hope Gabriel figures out the whole eating and maintaining his temp and he can join you at home very soon!
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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