MrsC I am not allowed to take prenatals anymore due to my thyroid problem (there is iodine in prenatals), and my iron tabs are 200mg, I take one a day, with a glass of orange juice to get the vitamin C needed to absorb the iron
RMSH1 - Wow you are doing well I keep referring to baby as 'they' and people still panic and say, "what, two?!" I wish I had a nickname for bump like last time but nothing has stuck, would make it a bit easier!
Skeet: Hope the MS wears off again Also, hope the sugar is nothing to worry about and it's not there for the next test Although, bonus for being able to leave work early!
Lou1234: It's good work have accommodated your hours. I'm aiming for 38 weeks too, I have two weeks holiday to take so I am using it then and starting my MAT leave on my due date. I did this with my first pregnancy and I have to say, 38 weeks was enough (and I had a car then ) - I'll be counting down with you!
Rose: Hope your bump is feeling better. Mine cramps up occasionally, I told my MW about it anway but it can be perfectly normal. I'm forever getting emails about being healthy in pregnancy and walk for exercise so I'm sure you will be fine. Rest up
Kellycool: Glad they are keeping an eye on you. One of my friends had it when she was pregnant, if you need any info I can ask her for you, I'm sure she would be happy to help
Right, back to bed. OH just got up for work and I suddenly remembered Chloe's library books needed renewing, so I did it now otherwise I will forget 'tomorrow'! I had some crazy dreams tonight, one where loads of people were hugging me and it was hurting my bump so badly (maybe I was lying on it?!). Second dream was I came around just after giving birth. I was excited that I had my baby . . . then I realised it was a dream and I would have to do the whole thing for real I think seeing my ticker yesterday say 60 days has made me panic a bit more
Definitely feeling pregnant today, my body hurts, while I was driving I felt super heavy down below. My tummy is a bit sore. Uh.. I'm so over this pregnancy. My last pregnancy by 36/37 weeks I was ready for the pregnancy to be over, but this time around I am ready NOW!
I haven't read but wanted to update you ladies on what is going on... sorry for copying this post several places, if you've noticed... I have 3 threads I am a part of and I am just too exhausted to try to recap the story each time..
I had to deliver the baby on Wednesday by c-section. I definitely had Pre-eclampsia and got critically ill (including a drop in my oxygen level that they couldn't get to come up, it was so bad that they were concerned at one point that it may have been a blood clot, they did a CT scan and it was not.)
Emily had turned breech (little stinker) so between that and my critical health they opted to deliver her by c-section. She arrived at 12:40pm on Wednesday 1/23/13 and was 5 lb 13oz and 19 inches long at birth. She was born at exactly 34 weeks. She is in the NICU but, so far, is doing really well. My health has improved drastically since she was delivered but I am an emotional wreck. My husband asked my nurse last night to put in a consult with a social worker for me to talk to, which I am hoping helps. I am also considering seeing a therapist when I go home to help me cope with all the guilt/fear/emotions of Emily being a preemie and, still, the miscarriage.
I didn't even get to see Emily (other than for a split second after she was delivered) for over 24 hours, which was so hard but my husband spent time with her and brought me lots of pictures and videos. I've now been to see her twice and even got to attempt to breast feed her last night. I am still in the hospital and will be here through tomorrow night or Sunday. I am weak and in a lot of pain but otherwise doing well. My sister is flying in from across the country to be with me tomorrow- Thursday which is going to be good as this has been really hard (for both DH and I... at least I only had to worry about losing her, at a few points along the way he was terrified of losing us both.)
Here she is, my beautiful prize fighter (that is what I am calling my strong preemie.)
Congratulations Amy! Emily is gorgeous! She looks like a strong fighter and I'm sure she will be out of NICU soon.
I'm really sorry things didn't go as planned. And that you didn't get to see her for 24 hours. Your husband sounds like he did a good job with the photos and videos he took for you.
I can't imagine what you are going through after that experience but I think talking to someone is a really good idea and will hopefully help you.
Edited to add I just had a look further down the forum and there is a Premature and NICU babies section. There might be a thread or two there that might offer support but I didn't look in too much detail.
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