17 week appt.

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Re: 17 week appt.

Postby heather j » Fri Jan 27, 2012 03:06 pm

That's a good update! :) I wouldn't be worried about the weight. Really. I gained the most with my first (which was my PE pregnancy), and it was a lot. I think I gained around 30 with Ella. With Oliver, though, I thought I'd never gain. Each time I'd gain three, I'd lose at least two. I didn't gain anything until the second trimester, and I think I ended up having gained around 15 lbs by the time I delivered at 37 weeks. No one was really concerned, except to find some sort of med combo that would keep me from being sick (I was sick the entire pregnancy with him, most of it with my daughter, and only 10 weeks with my first). He was my biggest baby of the three (he weighed almost an ounce shy of 7 lbs) and the one I gained the least with. Your body just knows what it's doing now. ;)
Heather (PAI-1 4G/4G) mama to:
Nicolas Edison (6/2004) 36 weeks, PE, HELLP, and placental abruption
Ella Amelia (3/2007) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Oliver Lyon (1/2011) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Milo Mason (2/2014) 39 weeks PE-free

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17 week appt.

Postby mommy2maddie » Thu Jan 26, 2012 08:58 pm

I just thought I would update :)

I had my 17 week appt today and everything looked great! BP was 120/80 (which is really REALLY good for me even on meds), and I just feel so confident this time around that I will have a termie. The only thing that my doc seemed a little concerned about is the fact that in the begginning I gained 7 pounds, I then lost 4 pounds in a month and now I havent gained any since then. I had the stomach flu last week so he said that could be why I havent gained any this month, and I told him I had morning sickness (which has thankfully gone away since my flu). I am a big girl so I thought that not gaining that much weight yet is good cuz I will gain a bunch later. Does anyone think I should be concerned?
Alissa 23
DH Richard 25
DD Madison Rene 6/2008 29 weeks 4 days 2lbs. 7oz. 45 days NICU Severe PE
DS RJ 10/2009 35 weeks 5lbs. 13oz. 5 days NICU PPROM
Baby #3 Due July 2, 2012


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