Baby Luke Update...What a Ride

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Re: Baby Luke Update...What a Ride

Postby miamibunnie » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:49 pm

Hi Jasmine...aww sorry to hear that...things will get better. When I delivered I also had to have the baby admitted, she was dx with reflux at birth. I am assuming that your baby is taking some sort of special formula to help him digest food properly. My daughter drinks Nutramigen. Also wanted to let you know that most health insurance plans cover baby formula. Im not sure if you were aware. By the way he looks just like your hubby ...hope he gets better soon!
Lisette 37 Hubby 37
Lisette 36 / Luis 36
1996 25 weeker due to Eclampsia with seizures daughter alive today 15 yrs old " Julyzah Caridad"
2010 23 weeker due to severe preeclampsia my angel left us

2011/27/July we beat preeclampsia and made it to 36.5 weeks 6lbs 1oz baby girl "Kendall Lauren " pe-free just bp started acting up.
Thanks to God, my doctor, Lovenox and Lda.

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Re: Baby Luke Update...What a Ride

Postby jean » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:16 am

Aww..I'm so sorry you have had to go through all of that! Glad to hear that he is now home. Wishing you the best!
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!

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Re: Baby Luke Update...What a Ride

Postby brandib » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:09 am

Wow, Jasmine. I'm soooo sorry your little guy has had such a rough start after you guys escaped PE!! You must have been terrified. Like Blythe said, I sure hope you've seen the last of these issues! I wouldn't give up on breastfeeding just yet though! Its def still possible.

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Re: Baby Luke Update...What a Ride

Postby angieb » Mon Nov 21, 2011 08:47 pm

He's gorgeous!

I'm so sorry you've had such a rough first month though.

As far as breastfeeding, I would keep trying and working with a LC because nothing is going to help keep your supply up like a baby will and there are plenty of babies who can eventually breastfeed even after a NICU stay, but also I'd look into taking fenugreek and blessed thistle or other supplements to help get your supply up, and if you aren't already using a hospital grade pump, definitely check into renting one--some insurances will cover it. There are also lots of websites and resources out there for exclusive pumping mom's so maybe google around a bit. Good luck!

I'm glad he's home with you and hopefully he will be an easy baby from here on out!
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#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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Re: Baby Luke Update...What a Ride

Postby mom29 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 07:14 pm

I'm so sorry you and Luke went through all that. Having your baby in the nicu is so hard.

I just requested this book from our library ... 18&sr=1-1b Maybe it will give you some good suggestions.

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Re: Baby Luke Update...What a Ride

Postby wrennie » Sun Nov 20, 2011 06:28 pm

wow! congrats on Luke, hes super cute! sorry to hear everything you had to go throuah, some people never catch a lucky break! but, hopefully all that is over with and now you can just enjoy!
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Re: Baby Luke Update...What a Ride

Postby kerisue » Thu Nov 17, 2011 02:11 pm

I'm sorry you've had so much stress and he's had so many doctors poking and prodding- not the way you wanted him to start out his life, but I'm very glad to hear he and you have gotten through it and he's chunking up as a newborn should.
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born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
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Re: Baby Luke Update...What a Ride

Postby kbielec » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:20 am

Oh my goodness you have been through a lot. I am so very glad it seems to be turning around for you now. Your son is beautiful and I was so glad when I came back to the boards to hear that you had a successful pregnancy. Hang in there and enjoy your little man! :)
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
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Re: Baby Luke Update...What a Ride

Postby blythe » Thu Nov 17, 2011 09:43 am

Poor guy and poor you!! I hope you've seen the last of those issues! He's adorable, thanks for the pics.
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#1 7-18-03 - 5#8oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#2 8-11-06 - 6#14oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
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Re: Baby Luke Update...What a Ride

Postby ktsl123 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:44 pm

He is soooooo cute! I am sorry that you had to go through all that you have in the past few weeks. He is precious.
Son born healthy at 5lbs 8oz at 35 weeks +2 days due to Severe PE on 7-21-09

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