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Re: How many weeks are you??

Postby olivejuice0806 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:22 pm

by olivejuice0806 (64 Posts), Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:22 pm

I was 30 weeks yesterday. My preemie's 13th birthday is next Friday, and I am just trying to get to that point without meds. But, my bp tonight was 132/102. I'm thinking we will be looking at meds within the next week or two. Then my next goal is to be able to actually attend my baby shower on 10/20.
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Baby #1 PE 11/3/1993 39 weeks 7lbs. 4oz.
Baby #2 Severe PE/HELLP 9/21/1999 31 weeks 4lbs. 2oz
Baby #3 Mild PE 6/1/2007 39 weeks 7lbs. 1oz.
Baby #4 PE 10/31/2012 37 weeks 6lbs. 11 oz.
Miscarriage 5/2010
Miscarriage 10/2011
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Re: How many weeks are you??

Postby mychaelelaine » Fri Sep 14, 2012 06:30 am

by mychaelelaine (195 Posts), Fri Sep 14, 2012 06:30 am

Ugh, so sorry but congrats!!! I bet baby is beautiful! Hope you make it to the shower. Mine was last month, awesome affair.
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)
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Re: How many weeks are you??

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Fri Sep 14, 2012 01:22 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Fri Sep 14, 2012 01:22 pm

30 weeks! fantastic!!! I so hope you make it to your baby shower! I have never had one! I am 20 weeks today so yay and gulp!!!
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: How many weeks are you??

Postby mychaelelaine » Fri Sep 14, 2012 07:26 pm

by mychaelelaine (195 Posts), Fri Sep 14, 2012 07:26 pm

Congrats Holly, you'll be there before you know it!
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)
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Re: How many weeks are you??

Postby olivejuice0806 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 09:40 pm

by olivejuice0806 (64 Posts), Fri Sep 14, 2012 09:40 pm

Good for you Holly!!! I had a scary bp reading this morning (145/102), but my doctor said to just watch it over the weekend, and the rest of the day it's been 127/89 and 122/89. I don't even know what to make of my crazy up and down readings the last couple of weeks. I'm just thankful for every day I get without moving further down the PE road!
Shanda (38)
Baby #1 PE 11/3/1993 39 weeks 7lbs. 4oz.
Baby #2 Severe PE/HELLP 9/21/1999 31 weeks 4lbs. 2oz
Baby #3 Mild PE 6/1/2007 39 weeks 7lbs. 1oz.
Baby #4 PE 10/31/2012 37 weeks 6lbs. 11 oz.
Miscarriage 5/2010
Miscarriage 10/2011
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Re: How many weeks are you??

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:51 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:51 pm

Yes, every day right now is a blessing more time for baby! Thinking of you, I know how scary the crazy bp's can be.
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: How many weeks are you??

Postby mychaelelaine » Sat Sep 15, 2012 00:27 am

by mychaelelaine (195 Posts), Sat Sep 15, 2012 00:27 am

Amen Holly! Olive, at what point will your Dr decide to medicate?? Not being on anything specially with the reading you had today would make me nervous.
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)
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Re: How many weeks are you??

Postby olivejuice0806 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:37 pm

by olivejuice0806 (64 Posts), Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:37 pm

Thanks Holly! I think he is looking for consecutive high readings. I also have no swelling, no visual disturbances, and no protein in my urine. I have not had a reading that high since. My BP is very reactive to anything. I can stub my toe and it can be 160/110. I am sure we will be looking at some kind of medication in the next couple of weeks.
Shanda (38)
Baby #1 PE 11/3/1993 39 weeks 7lbs. 4oz.
Baby #2 Severe PE/HELLP 9/21/1999 31 weeks 4lbs. 2oz
Baby #3 Mild PE 6/1/2007 39 weeks 7lbs. 1oz.
Baby #4 PE 10/31/2012 37 weeks 6lbs. 11 oz.
Miscarriage 5/2010
Miscarriage 10/2011
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