Almost there!

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Re: Almost there!

Postby gratiana » Fri Oct 18, 639867 7:38 pm

Good luck to both of you! You're almost there!!!

Had my 30-week check-up this afternoon, and everything looked fine. After all my superstition, we are finally starting to assemble a registry, set up the nursery, etc., so I've jumped from total denial straight into OMGSOMUCHTODOTHISMAYACTUALLYBEHAPPENING. I agree, it's very weird.

Hang in there!
Age 37
Pre-eclampsia and Stage IV HELLP, c-section at 25.6 weeks. RIP Felix (July 25-Sep 27 2011).
Expecting #2 in early March 2013. So far, so good!
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Re: Almost there!

Postby » Fri Oct 18, 639867 12:13 am

YAY!!!! I'm 37 weeks tomorrow !!! We are almost there!!! What a journey huh!? I just found my pediatrition tuesday so one more thing off my before baby list!! It is so surreal packing a hospital bag etc, things most women take for granted. I am so happy to be packing big granny panties for my csection ha ha so silly but I really am happy to do it.
Hope the calcium channel blocker does the trick and sooooo awesome that his Bpp's are great! Keep us posted on your 24 hour urine results! Thinking of you. :)
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: Almost there!

Postby MomTimesThree » Tue Oct 08, 639867 3:53 am

WOW! Congrats!!
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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Almost there!

Postby Raposa » Mon Oct 07, 639867 2:05 pm

36 week appointment today. 24 hour came back 724, so lower than last time and still close enough to my baseline of 611 to avoid worry. Platelets and liver numbers great!

The baby had rolled onto his side by the time I got to the appointment, so they decided to wait and see if he turns head down on his own. By now, I think he is, but it's so hard to be sure, sometimes! BPP was great, as usual.

Only downside is that my blood pressure was above 140/90 again, and didn't come down enough after resting on my left for a bit, so the OB is adding a calcium channel blocker to my meds. Another 24 hour tomorrow, and the next appointment is on Monday, which will be 36 weeks, 6 days!

I'm 50% effaced, no dialation yet, so I'm hoping I can keep going a little longer to get set up better for a possible induction. I avoided C-section last time, really hoping to have another vaginal delivery this time!

So close! Still have a few things to do, like call around and line up a pediatrician!
1st son, induced at 37 weeks due to pre-e, born 6/18/10.
2nd son, c-section at 37 weeks due to hypertension, born 1/15/13.

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