New Born Preemie

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New Born Preemie

Postby kbielec » Fri Aug 10, 2012 09:29 am

Guess I'll be hanging out in this forum for a bit! We have had another preemie.

On Monday July 30th at 5:44pm Julia Faith entered this world at 26 weeks 2 days weighing 1 pound 3 ounces and 10 inches long. Julia had to be taken after a bad NST and doppler reading showing that the cord flow was reversed and she was no longer getting what she needed to be able to grow. Julia is in the NICU, doing ok every day, she's been stable...but we know we have a really long road ahead of us. We are praying every day that we'll bring our baby home safe and sound...
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: New Born Preemie

Postby blythe » Fri Aug 10, 2012 09:45 am

Gentle welcome to Julia Faith. I hope she thrives in the nicu, and I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. Let us know what you need! I'm not sure how many other micropreemie moms we have around currently, but just holler and we can call on older members for you!

How are you?? Keep watch on yourself, even during this difficult time. How is Julia today? Is she stable enough for kangaroo care yet?
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: New Born Preemie

Postby kbielec » Fri Aug 10, 2012 03:10 pm

I am ok. Hanging in there, I had a rough c-section, had to have a general so my husband wasn't in the operating room with me. It was not our ideal situation by any means. I have had mostly good days, but a few in bed all day days as well. Trying to stay strong for Julia, pumping, visiting, etc.

Thanks for asking, she's having a "good day" today...we like those. Had some good test results today so we'll take it.
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: New Born Preemie

Postby blythe » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:27 pm

I'm glad Julia had a good day :). Fingers crossed for many more of those. I hope you have more good days - and more days in bed if you need them - too.

((hugs))
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: New Born Preemie

Postby kerisue » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:44 pm

Julia Faith- such a lovely name for a wee precious one. My heart is breaking that she had to arrive so early and that once again your pregnancy was cut short and your birth process was traumatic. Oh the mix of emotions you must be having- it's bringing back anxious memories for me. I am hoping and praying that Julia is able to grow and thrive and come home with you eventually.
Mama to Millie
born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
lived 25 days, loved and missed
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Re: New Born Preemie

Postby cgoodi1 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 09:12 am

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. It is unfortunate that you didn't get to go full term, but I am ecstatic for you that you have a little baby and that both she and yourself are doing well. Please keep us updated!
Stillbirth - 21 weeks gestation due to severe preeclampsia, HELLP and IUGR - 15/02/12
Baby girl Aria - Induced due to high blood pressure at 36 weeks + 2 days - 7lbs 3oz - 05/03/13
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Re: New Born Preemie

Postby trish » Tue Aug 14, 2012 08:08 pm

Just checking in to see how you and little Miss Julia Faith are doing. PBS and (((HUGS))). :)
Trish: mama to my 3 PE Princesses:
Elizabeth 11/6/03 induced at 37 weeks for PE
Katie 4/13/05 induced at 38 weeks for PE
Allison 12/27/07 induced at 36 weeks for PE then PP PE & BP issues for over a year
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Re: New Born Preemie

Postby MomTimesThree » Fri Aug 24, 2012 04:26 pm

Sending good and healthy wishes to Julia and mommy! We keep you guys in our thoughts.
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: New Born Preemie

Postby danielsmom » Thu Aug 30, 2012 09:03 pm

Thinking of you... *hugs
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: New Born Preemie

Postby cmccaffrey » Sun Sep 02, 2012 02:50 am

I cannot believe I am just now reading the news. I am thinking positive thoughts and sending prayers your way. Stay strong!
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!

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