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Old Aug 6th, 2018, 00:31 AM   3451
puma1986
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I actually just became a bit choked up. I first posted on this thread on March 27th, 2016.

TWO YEARS and FIVE MONTHS ago.

Remembering the tears and frustration. Encouraging each other while simultaneously being excited but also silently broken hearted as each of our forum members landed their BFP.....

And here we are. I'm laying in bed reminiscing about our journey of infertility together while my beautiful baby boy sleeps on my chest. It's all almost unreal. It has been a long journey ladies, but all three of us have made it. Belle, I know it must be hard not to worry about miscarrying but DONT. Enjoy your pregnancy! Eat healthy, take your vitamins, and take photos along the way! Green, your baby should be arriving any day, right?! My son arrived almost 6 weeks too early so I might be off thinking about your due date!



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2018, 00:33 AM   3452
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And thanks ladies! He is a pro at making grumpy faces lol! I cant even make half od the facial expressions that he is somehow capable of!



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2018, 04:03 AM   3453
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Im guessing I'll go over my due date (sept 26) and have an October baby, so not too soon.

6 weeks early scares me (since I'm just over 7 weeks out)!! My BP has been pretty steady in the 110s, so hopefully no early induction for me. 2 weeks in NICU is not bad! Did you have an okay time of it? Duo you have an IG or somewhere you post his pics? I'd love to follow!



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2018, 06:22 AM   3454
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Yeah my BP was good too until it wasn't. A few days prior to my emergency c section I started feeling off. Everyone said it looked as though I was expanding by the hour. One day before my csection I went in for a routine OB checkup. My blood pressure was 149/95 (usually 110/70) and I had developed a headache the day prior that just wouldnt go away. I had protein in my urine at a level of 298 (300 is the criteria to preeclampsia lol!) So the doc admitted me to the hospital that day. My headache continued to,grt progressively worse and they gave me every medication under thr sun to make it disappear. None of them worked. I was in tears by the time the doctor swung back through that morning and had an iceberg wrapped around my head because it hurt so bad. Within 20 minutes of her arriving to my room, I was being prepped for my emergency c section.

After the csection I only got to see my son for a very brief moment because he wasnt breathing correctly. They rushed him down to the NICU and my husband followed. I was told that once I could move around they would take me down to see him. You bet your ass that six hours later I was walking.

The stay in the NICU was intense. He had a feeding tube down his nose and a CPAP machine to help his breathing. Every time his oxygen level dipped below 90, the machine which monitored his vitals would freak out. He struggled with interrmittent breathing (taking a couple breaths and then holding his breath or forgetting to take a breath) for a good chunk of the time there. This also set off the alarms. I didnt leave that NICU room for two weeks straight. I stayed by his side the entire time. I lived on his schedule. Every three hours he would get his diaper changed, and be fed a specific amount of breast milk or formula. Every day at 1000am exactly my husband and I would sit around a large table and listen to 10-12 specialists and nurses recap his progress the day prior and discuss what needed to happen during that day. It was as though we were living in the twilight zone and disconnected from the world. We wanted so desperately to bring him home bit terrified that he would be sent home too early. It was difficult disconnecting him from the machines which monitored his vitals because at least they gave us reassurance that everything was okay. I wasnt prepared to have my son so soon but thank God he graduated from the NICU and he is home with us now.

Setting up an IG is a great idea. I'll look into it!

*Sorry for any typos. Responding on phone at 4am and sleep deprived lol



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2018, 08:16 AM   3455
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That all sounds terrifying puma! I'm glad it worked out okay!

I know when I first joined bnb over two years ago I thought FOR SURE it would happen quickly. Then I thought FOR SURE it would happen the following year, then I thought DEFINITELY this year. Then I gave up completely LOL life is unpredictable. I hope things continue to go well because I want this baby. I'm going to the doc today to get blood work results back. Hopefully all is well



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2018, 10:25 AM   3456
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Hey ladies! I just wanted to say congratulations to you all and your journeys. I'm so happy for you!



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