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Almost 26 weeks...update

Postby kbielec » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:54 am

by kbielec (254 Posts), Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:54 am

Haven't been on in awhile - so I thought I would udpate.

Went in this past Monday to the MFM for ultra sound to see if Baby Julia had done any growing...well, little girl sure did surprise everyone! Grew 4+ ounces in 11 days. She's over a pound now (thank goodness) and was really putting on a show. We watched her suck, swallow, suck her thumb, kick and roll around. Very active. They also had me do 40 minutes monitoring (nst) that day, she did great!

Went back today (I am there now every Monday and Thursday) had my 40 minutes of monitoring (nst) she did great and then had my Ultra sound to measure the fluid and my cord dopplers (they weren't great on Monday - and come to find out they only got one artery mesured Monday). Well, baby girl was playing with her cord on Monday so they had to be a bit more patient today in order to get them. They were able to measure both of the arteries in the cord today - one is "great" and one is "ok" ... but doctor was happy that at least one was great. I asked him if he thinks I can get to 28 weeks...he said, yes, maybe further...FINGERS CROSSED. I am 26 weeks this Saturday - come on 28. Come on Baby Julia...grow grow grow!

I have been resting on my left side a lot and catching up on my movie watching and my sleep. Done some light exercise daily to keep that blood moving...and eating good. Praying for the best!
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: Almost 26 weeks...update

Postby lei.in.the.sky » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:56 am

by lei.in.the.sky (15 Posts), Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:56 am

Hope you reach that milestone. keep growing Julia
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Re: Almost 26 weeks...update

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:59 am

by MomTimesThree (559 Posts), Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:59 am

Oh my gosh, I'm so thankful to hear this! Grow Julia grow!! May you make your 28 week milestone and more!

Lauren
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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: Almost 26 weeks...update

Postby sam10 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 01:13 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Thu Jul 26, 2012 01:13 pm

So very happy to hear the good news. Keeping my fingers crossed for baby Julia continuing her growth! Hang in there and lots of hugs.
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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Re: Almost 26 weeks...update

Postby blythe » Thu Jul 26, 2012 01:57 pm

by blythe (3060 Posts), Thu Jul 26, 2012 01:57 pm

Wonderful update! Keep growing baby Julia!!
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: Almost 26 weeks...update

Postby jules2 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 02:50 pm

by jules2 (514 Posts), Thu Jul 26, 2012 02:50 pm

Am so pleased baby Julia is growing after all! And every day helps! Good luck 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: Almost 26 weeks...update

Postby lemons » Fri Jul 27, 2012 09:26 am

by lemons (75 Posts), Fri Jul 27, 2012 09:26 am

So happy to hear your update! Keep growing Baby Julia!
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: Almost 26 weeks...update

Postby danielsmom » Sat Jul 28, 2012 03:09 pm

by danielsmom (290 Posts), Sat Jul 28, 2012 03:09 pm

YES YES YES!!! I've been looking for a post from you all week and missed this. So glad to hear something positive! Come on 28 weeks... Daniel & I are still praying for baby Julia. Grow baby grow!
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: Almost 26 weeks...update

Postby kbielec » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:27 am

by kbielec (254 Posts), Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:27 am

Thanks ladies for all your support.
I am head on into week 26 (one that I had been dreading remembering Annabelle). I am feeling pretty good though. BP has been great, no swelling, been resting and eating healthy. Baby girl has been a bit quiet this weekend, moved some, not a ton...hope that's ok. I have been moving a bit more than usual as well this weekend - it's different when the family is at home, can't just watch lifetime all day!
This week brings
Monday and Thursday at the MFM for 30 minutes NST monitoring and then sono's for cord dopplers - she did great last week, Doc didn't see any reason she wouldn't this week..so fingers crossed!
Wednesday - blood doctor to check on lovenox levels, liver levels etc.

Hoping these next to weeks fly by to the 28 week goal! Then, I'll set another goal - it's been easier for me to set these milestones throughout the pregnancy, gives me something to look forward to!
Hope you all are well, thank you for the prayers and well wishes! Julia and I need them and appreciate them. :)
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: Almost 26 weeks...update

Postby MomTimesThree » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:04 am

by MomTimesThree (559 Posts), Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:04 am

It's extra hard to be in those weeks when things awry last time. I also set mini goals with my pregnancy after our daughter passed away- it made the whole pregnancy seem more manageable. And for what it's worth I found that all my kiddos were quieter on days I was moving around more.

I'm keeping crossables crossed that week 26 is a peaceful one for you and that soon you are celebrating being the most pregnant ever!
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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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