we have weight gain and a question

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Re : we have weight gain and a question

Postby jenn » Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:22 am

Well I was beat to it, if the dr. says all is well...ya' have to trust.
But how scary!!!
Jai's feet use to turn blue in the bath tub - dr's said she was ok, and that turned out to be true. It's just scary.

Can wait to hear how the weaning goes!
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Re : we have weight gain and a question

Postby samarasmom » Wed Aug 11, 2004 09:30 am

Samara turns blue around her lips and nose when she cries. I think this is normal and I know that it is scary to watch. I know I watch Samara all the time.
I am happy to see you have some weight gain!!! YEAH! Tell her to keep chugging along and gaining. I hope all is well for you and her and will still keep you in my prayers. Take care hon

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Re : we have weight gain and a question

Postby annegarrett » Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:58 pm

Gabriel always got little blue lips when he cried. He wasn't as small (born at 36 weeks) but I would guess you are right. Ask the doctor and let us know.

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Re : we have weight gain and a question

Postby maxs mom » Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:01 pm

I agree with the doc, there is no way the monitor can get an accurate readin when the baby is moving. In reality, those readings are only good when the baby is perfectly still, keep that in mind and it will save you a lot of headaches.

And I think if the baby is crying her head off, it would be normal for them to turn blue around the mouth, because she probably wouldn't be getting enough air. You usually don't have to worry about a baby when they are crying though, that's a good indication they are breathing just fine. And to hear those cries is sometimes reassuring that they have good lungs, especially when they are nice and loud!

Congrats on the 6 oz gain, that's almost an ounce a day, fantastic!

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we have weight gain and a question

Postby 5miraclez » Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:45 pm

Well, at her appointment today, Anastacia had gained 6oz in a week. Much better then the 3oz that took her 2 weeks to gain. We're still on O2 though. She was given 3 immunization shots today so the Dr. wanted to wait to try and wean her off the Oxygen. I go back in a week again.

My question is, is it normal for a baby's lips/mouth to turn blue when they cry? She also drops down and sats around 78% when she cries. None of my other kids ever did that but when I asked the Dr. about it he assured me that the monitor wasn't reading right when she cried (wiggling) and that it's normal because babies hold their breath when they cry. Is it really normal?

DD 4/1/00 35wks severe preeclampsia
DS 7/9/01 29wks severe preeclampsia/HELLP, placental abruption
DD 12/8/02 31wks severe preeclampsia/HELLP, polyhydramnios
DD 6/7/04 32wks severe preeclampsia

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