30 weeks!

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Re: 30 weeks!

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Mon Dec 10, 639268 7:24 pm

Oh wow he is so beautiful!! Hang in there you are doing so great!!! Grow baby grow !! Go baby go!!!
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

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Re: 30 weeks!

Postby danielsmom » Wed Nov 28, 639268 3:44 pm

I totally get that! I want to be the size of a whale with this kid. My friends are praying that I will be gloriously miserable late in pregnancy! But like you say, a 5 pounder would feel like I got my wish.
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: 30 weeks!

Postby cmccaffrey » Fri Nov 16, 639268 4:53 pm

Thanks everyone... I can't even explain how much I want to love on this baby and take him home with us( I know you all understand!).

danielsmom, yes, Mason was growth restricted. They said that he was the size of a 26 weeker at 30 weeks. He wasn't what I would consider to be a micropreemie by any means, but he was so so tiny. I keep telling everyone I want a 10 pounder, but honestly if this one is 5lbs I will feel like he is a giant because I don't know any better!
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: 30 weeks!

Postby danielsmom » Fri Nov 16, 639268 1:52 pm

Look at those precious cheeks! So happy for you, and glad to hear everything is right on track. Question - Was Mason growth restricted? My son really was, and I'm hoping for a different scenario this time.

It was such a struggle and stress (though I'd do it all again) with feeding/measuring/weighing in the NICU and at home. They put so much neosure powder and human milk fortifier in my milk, thinking I wasn't supplying enough fat and calories, later to find out by analyzing my milk that it was the highest caloric and fat content they had on record! Poor kid was getting a milk shake and they finally figured out why he was having trouble digesting it.
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: 30 weeks!

Postby laughinggirl127 » Tue Nov 06, 639268 4:30 am

Well congrats to making it to the 30 week mark. That pic is adorable. That looks like a chubby is a little cutie. you just want to kiss those sweet cheeks. Hope you have another boring 10 weeks.
DS born 2003- 39 weeks preeclampsia, 6LBS 7oz
DD born 2009-32 weeks preeclampsia, 3LBS 1oz
DD born 2012-38 weeks, PIH, IUGR 5lbs 4oz- no pree

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Re: 30 weeks!

Postby jean » Mon Nov 05, 639268 11:25 pm

yay! Great pic too!
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: 30 weeks!

Postby Shannonlynn » Mon Nov 05, 639268 2:30 pm

WOOHOO!! You are getting close and it's so great this guy is measuring spot on. I am very excited for you, it seems like only yesterday you announced you were expecting. How time flies? :D Have fun in the final stretch!! Shannon
Shannonlynn-mommy to Frederick Otto "Fritzy"
born May 6, 2011, became an angel one hour later
Severe PE at 24 weeks to the day
Gavin Walden born 8-4-12,lovenox, folgard, lda, prenatals. PE and HELLP free.

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30 weeks!

Postby cmccaffrey » Mon Nov 05, 639268 10:42 am

i just wanted to update on how everything is going for us so far. I hit 30 weeks today and I saw my MFM this morning. My blood pressure has been holding strong and consistant in the 120s/70s. Little boy is measuring spot on and has an estimated weight of 3 lbs 5oz which is in the 40th percentile (so yay for no IUGR). He finally flipped head down and the doctor said if he stays that way he might be inclined to let me have a trial of labor, especially if my blood pressure continues to cooperate. I have been keeping up with my daily lovenox shots and lda. The shots don't hurt too bad anymore, but I am running out of places to jab because my skin is stretched out so much.

I am getting super nervous because my last pregnancy ended at 30 weeks 3 days, which is so close to right now. I am trying really hard to not get too anxious and raise my blood pressure and to just appreciate every day that I have, but man is it really hard when you know the absolute worst that can happen.


Anyways, he is the most precious looking little thing and we got some adorable shots from the ultrasound. I hope and pray he is our take-home baby!

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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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