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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 13:47 PM   21
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I can't believe how fast things are coming around, June will be here before we know it!

Julia is a strong baby, and she is showing you so much strength. She is a little super star. I hope this week is kind to you all; I know how long it will feel, and testing I'm sure, just keep putting that one step in front of the other

Please do keep me updated on how you're getting on, you are often in my thoughts.

I've been diagnosed with SPD which is painful but kinda the least of my worries after everything, if that makes sense. xxx



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2016, 10:08 AM   22
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Hey there friend,

So much had happened since last update. Julia was indeed anemic that Thursday after my last post and she immediately received a transfusion. Unfortunately, later that night my water broke, a risk of the procedure. But I never went into labor! I've been admitted since then (it will soon be 3 weeks in the hospital) and Julia's been monitored every day. It's been day to day, worrying about going into labor and now we are worrying about her next transfusion, which will happen sometime next week.

Julia seems to be doing fine, I take great comfort that she has no clue what is going on, and is still thriving on her donor blood from last transfusion.

Trying to keep positive. This little rainbow is strong and I hope she survives the next transfusion. And then birth. We will now have to deliver around 34 weeks because my water broke and risk of infection will be high. Plus they don't attempt transfusions inutero after 34 weeks.

We are 26 weeks! Such a huge milestone. Is your baby kicking and wiggling? Julia does after meals and during her NSTs.

Write back, let me know how you are doing. Is the SPD better? I hope it was just a short term thing.

Thinking of you,



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Old Mar 23rd, 2016, 16:50 PM   23
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Hi there lovely,

what a time you're having; Julia is certainly a strong rainbow. I have so much faith in her (and you) and I pray that 34 weeks rolls round quickly for you.

I'm sorry you're having to be admitted into hospital, that's no fun but I'm glad that you're being looked after. do you feel any better being in hospital? will you be staying in now until delivery?

My spd seems to have subsided this week. I was signed off work for 3 weeks with it as it got really bad and I couldn't move or even dress myself! poor oh had to do everything!

26 weeks....I can't believe it! madness isn't it?!

baby is moving round all over the place, with dd my placenta was in the way so I couldn't feel much where as now, I can feel everything. I'm cherishing every movement.

time feels like it's flying by and then when I think about it June seems like ages away still. my brain is boggling me.

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Old Mar 23rd, 2016, 20:48 PM   24
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No kidding, June does seem far. They have informed me that we will likely deliver around 34 weeks, so we are looking at mid may, if all goes well. I'm totally fine with early delivery. Transfusions are much easier outside the womb. Plus if we make it to 34 weeks, her lungs and everything will be developed enough where prematurity should not be as much of a concern.

I'm actually happy being in the hospital. Yes, it's not ideal and there's plenty to complain about. But it's the absolute best place for Julia. She's being watched around the clock. And we are well known here. People are really looking out for us and it makes me feel safe and comforted.

I'm so glad you have faith in her. I do too, she's a tough cookie. I'm just lacking in faith in the things that I can't control. It's not knowing what's in store for us that is most difficult these days. Plus I've been grieving William harder now that I'm in the hospital. His nicu doctors will be Julia's doctors. And it's all a bit too familiar sometimes.

The plan was to stay until delivery. But sometimes people do go home in between. We will be here at least another week to get her through the next transfusion. Then we will see how she does.

Ouch, SPD sounds awful. Hang in there. Glad you find joy in the kicks and wiggles. I do too! I live for them.

Sending warm wishes,



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