Nicole-if you dont mind me using first name makes me feel closer to ya! I guess i had not realized that you also made it to 12 weeks with a blighted like me...i agree with Janelle i do not think i could have the strength you do after losing your baby boy i honestly cry every time! So happy you came here with us def would not have been the same with out ya! and love
Tasha-WELCOME!!!! I hope we provide a friendly comfortable place! and I am glad Janelle said what your picture was because i was going to ask. But yes whatever you want to share with us please do! if you want to wait to share some stuff till you get to know us no problem to! i want you to feel ready no rush here with any of us...just happy to see a new face!
Thanks girl. You can call me Nicole. I dont mind. Just prefer not to be called Nicky or Nickii. Ugh...I hate not being able to stomach plain pasta! Now I have to stock up on Hamburger Helper when we go shopping on Monday. Looks like I will be surviving on PB & J and Reeses Cups and meat this pregnancy (if it lasts). So nervous about tomorrow but I don't think they'll be able to see anything. Which means I'll be called back probably on Tuesday next week for another ultrasound. I hope they at least give me a few to keep!
Probably the May due date thread for PAL is where you've seen my avatar before? That is my Riley Rae's foot. I that photo x
My story; I am Tasha, 27, married to Matt for eight years. We have been pregnant seventeen times and have three children in our arms. I had Morgan was I was 18 (days off my 19th birthday), his early days were traumatic. Diagnosed with a heart murmur at birth and sent an emergency appointment to go to Great Ormand Street Hospital, everything was fine though. Then at six weeks old he got menigitis, and shortly after that me and his Daddy got married. 15 months after he was born we had his little sister Naomi-Mae.
When Naomi-Mae was 18 months we were pregnant again and at 28 weeks and 6 days my waters broke, I was terrified. They took me to SCBU and showed me around, and two days later started induction as I had an infection. It failed and so they left her in me until a planned induction at 37 weeks, only we never made it that far. Honey was born sleeping at 36+6 on the 16th May 2007. The post mortem said she died as a direct consequence of no waters for so long. It had compromised the placenta (as well as he kidneys an lungs not growing), it was 50% too small, 50% clots and a 10% abruption.
Three hundred and sixty one days after Honey was born, her little sister came in our life. Kaysie Blossom was born screaming. She helped us to heal a little, like a sticky plaster over our broken hearts.
In the August 2008 I had my first ever first trimester loss, and I went on to have six more between then and September 2010. In November 2010 I got pregnant again, this time I had lots of medication to keep my baby sticky, it worked and at seven weeks I saw a heartbeat. On the 21st December I got the best christmas present I could get and that was a scan photo of my baby At sixteen weeks a doctor took me off the heparin (blood thinning injections because I have clotting disorders), despite me begging them not to (I said my baby would die), at 21 weeks she was below the 3rd centile, I got a private scan at 22 weeks and she was now below the 1st centile and there were signs she was fighting for her life. At 24 weeks and 3 days, Riley Rae was born sleeping. She was a tiny 340grams (12 ounces) which is about the size of a 20 weeker. The post mortem said she had severe early onset of IUGR. The placenta was far too small and that it was 60% clots and a 10% abruption To top it off because they had taken my blood thinners away I got a DVT.
I've gone on to have five more miscarriages since Riley Rae in April 2011; June 11, December 11, January 12, May 12 and now September 12. Which brings me to here.
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