38 weeks 2 days

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Re: 38 weeks 2 days

Postby wrennie » Sun Nov 08, 639553 11:48 pm

congrat to you and your family! well done mama!
Carin (34)
Mommy to an angel, Elodie (November 2007 31 weeks stillborn due to placental abruption, PE/HELP) and to a miracle, Aylah (January 2009, PE with 9 weeks hospital bedrest)
m/c March 2011
Expecting number 3, a boy, late March 2012!
PE/HELP survivor

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Re: 38 weeks 2 days

Postby cmccaffrey » Sat Nov 07, 639553 11:38 pm

a c-section without pre-e or a preemie is crazy different! The entire birthing experience was so relaxed. There were hardly any people at the surgery (no nicu team or specialists) and the sense of urgency was not there. My doctors were smiling and listening to music like they were celebrating a birthday (which they were)! The weirdest part was being strapped down to the table and looking over at my blood pressure at 105/65 and knowing that this was going to be a completely different delivery. Felt like a dream come true!

I am still looking at this baby and having so much trouble believing that he is ours. All of those scans and shots and bp readings and doctors appointments.... and here he is! I just want to stare at him for the rest of my life. I have not slept since he was born because I just want to make sure he doesn't stop breathing. He is the sweetest little thing. Holding him makes me miss his brother so so much, but I am so lucky to have this little guy in my arms.
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!

learn more about our story... http://tinyurl.com/7a979vy

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Re: 38 weeks 2 days

Postby kerisue » Thu Oct 29, 639553 5:40 pm

Image Congratulations!! Noah is beautiful. So glad he arrived safely.
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: 38 weeks 2 days

Postby danielsmom » Thu Oct 29, 639553 2:25 pm

Oh my goodness! What a cutie pie. Look at that hair! Well, I'm sorry that you didn't get the vbac you wanted, but I know you're just happy he's here and healthy. It's great that they were monitoring you closely.

Let me ask... how are you feeling? How much different is a C-section without pre-e pain-wise? It's great that he's nursing! So happy for you.
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: 38 weeks 2 days

Postby libby123 » Thu Oct 29, 639553 2:08 pm

I am SO happy for you! He is so big and beautiful and healthy! Congratulations, you deserve it!
Mommy to Sailor Ann, born on February 17th 2011 at 36 weeks by c-section due to PIH that slowly turned into preeclampsia.

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Re: 38 weeks 2 days

Postby flori » Thu Oct 29, 639553 11:45 am

Christa, I am so freakin happy for you! He is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!!
Flori, 30
Mommy to Gracie- born at 25 weeks 03/15/11, 11 inches, 1.1lbs, and absolutely beautiful. Became my sweet angel the next day.

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Re: 38 weeks 2 days

Postby cmccaffrey » Thu Oct 29, 639553 6:28 am

sorry! NST means non-stress test and AFL are the amniotic fluid levels. Once you get sucked into the doctor lingo, you forget to to say their full names.
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!

learn more about our story... http://tinyurl.com/7a979vy

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Re: 38 weeks 2 days

Postby lennoxlm1 » Wed Oct 28, 639553 9:25 pm

He is just beautiful! I am so happy you made it so far into the pregnancy! I love the name it is so beautiful!
Keep us posted on how everything goes over the next few weeks!
Lee and Melissa,
Delilah 4 years old, born at 38 weeks. Isaac 3 years old born at 36 weeks due to pre-e. Shiloh 2 years old born at 37 weeks due to high b/p.

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Re: 38 weeks 2 days

Postby sarahkm » Wed Oct 28, 639553 4:25 pm

Soooo happy for you! He's darling! And I love his name!

Can you tell me what NST and AFL stand for?

Sarah
Sarah (43)
Mother to Nathanael James born still 12/31/2006 at 38 weeks. Class I HELLP sydrome, placental abruption, acute kidney failure.
Miscarriage 12/2011
Elias Nathanael born healthy 07/28/2013 at 37 weeks 2 days, 5#11oz. No signs of HELLP or preeclampsia! Tear noticed in placenta after delivery.
Expecting again (another boy!), due date 10/17/2015 but will be induced around September 25. No concerns at this time other than low iron. On low dose aspirin, iron infusions, vitamins, metoprolol, Vitamin D.

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Re: 38 weeks 2 days

Postby blythe » Wed Oct 28, 639553 3:12 pm

I'm so happy for you! He's beautiful!!
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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