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Discussion in 'Pregnancy After A Loss' started by Darlin65, Aug 19, 2013.
Arya Rose born May 6th at 12:53pm weighing 7lbs 9oz and 21in long.
No induction today... I'm dilated 1cm, cervix is thinning and soft, baby is very low.... So no gel... If I'm not in labour by Thursday morning we go to the hospital to have my water broken!
Was really hoping to get the ball rolling today, but I guess Thursday is only a day and a half away... At least we have a date now . So I'm off for a nice walk... And I'll walk again tomorrow
Just downed a chocolate cupcake too . Lol. Really should go walking before my sugar spikes! Lol
Not much longer then! And I hope your GD hits the road quickly after baby arrives.
Starry it should.... The specialist said that the nurses will check my sugars during labour and about 2 hours after complete delivery. It should be back to normal.... Mind you mine hardly goes up, so not eating during labour it'll likely be low anyways. Lol. But I do have to take the glucose test (like when you're pregnant) 3 months after baby to ensure it's back to normal.... Something like 98% of women go back to normal.
We'll I'm home, turns out I had internal bleeding!! I had ruptured an artery and was bleeding out inside, blood levels fell to a dangerous level so I had to have a transfusion. And I now have a very large scar same as a c section from the surgery. Which is a shame as I have now had 4 natural births but ended up with a scar anyway!
So I am really uncomfortable and feeling pretty fed up as it's difficult for me to do anything!!
But I guess the main thing is I'm alive and here!! And of course baby Nancy is well and healthy! Will try and attach a picture this time! Haven't read back yet so will catch up now. Hope ur all well xxx
nats - how scary! I'm glad that is all behind you now and you and Nancy are both here and healthy. Be patient with yourself as you recover. I hope your other children will be patient with you as well. I know kids don't always understand.
afm - just waiting and waiting. I know baby could surprise me and come early but it could also be another four weeks if I do end up going to 42 weeks. Ugh, hope not. I really am in a lot of pain. Baby has finally dropped at least a little bit so walking is really, really hard. Some days I can barely lift my feet high enough to go up the stairs. Lots more bathroom trips too. I need one of those bars that wheelchair bathrooms have so I can get myself on and off the toilet. LOL
Sunny - hope the induction is going well and your baby arrives soon and safely!
Welcome baby Asher
Thursday May 15, 4:26 pm
6lbs 10 ozs, 19"
Dark blue grey eyes, minimal light hair
Aw, he's so teeny and cute! I love how his hands are clasped together and you look positively radiant! Congratulations!
Now I'm the last woman standing. lol DH still won't rub my ankles or anything so have to wait for baby to decide when her birthday will be. I hope it's soon. The pain is becoming unbearable.
Congrats sunny, he's gorgeous!!
I'm still trying to upload a picture of my little lady but it just won't let me do it xx
Yay it uploaded meet Nancy xxxx
Hope all you ladies are doing great! These past couple months were crazy so I barely been on.
My precious baby boy Dexter was born at 4:03pm 7lbs 13oz 20 1/2 in. Pushed for 18 minutes I was nervous and scared and worried so it took longer for me to push. I was induced at 37 weeks! He's doing awesome.
May 1st I saw my MFM I had already been dilating I was now a 3-4cm and 60-70% effaced. I was having contractions like always but these ones were more painful but nothing I couldn't handle. After getting all my info and completing my scan. Baby was so low they could no longer see my cervix baby was weighing 7lbs 14oz but paper work says 7lbs 11oz. Dr said bc if my antibodies it's safer to deliver me early rather then later plus my body was prepping for baby it's own. He then shocked me and said baby should be delivered by Wednesday that is if I don't go on my own.
I wanted to avoid induction so I had membranes swept on Tuesday induction was scheduled for Wednesday. I was now 4cm. The sweep was painful but bearable. I walked for an hour cleaned did lounges squatted and bounced on yoga ball. I had blood that was not from the sweep it was thick and a good bit I also had mucus color discharge contractions were picking up.
I got to the hospital I was 4-5 and 75% bc I have gbs I needed antibiotics they were going to break my water but with my last two I had my baby's in 2-3 hours I needed second dose of meds so they started low dose of pitocin(sp) I was already contracting 3-5 minutes. After first dose was done they upped the pit they checked me I was a 5 contractions were picking up. After my second dose they broke my water I was a 6 things intensified 10x. I asked for pain meds no epi. I was still a 6 they have me a really low dose bc they knew I wanted to go as natural as I could. The meds did not work. I was hoping they would put me to sleep so I didn't feel the contractions but I was in lots of pain and crying. I screamed for midwife and I was now a 9 and baby's head was moving down I could feel her touching his head.
I think had I waited a couple more days baby probably would have come on his own bc my body was already prepping. With my last son I was walking around 6 cm so I didn't have much further to go once they broke his water. I wanted this baby to have his own birthday we have several birthdays in May including mine while I wouldn't mind sharing my day with him I wanted him to have his own special day.
Congrats to all the ladies who had their babies! I thought it was quiet so I came yo check in and there was all this news! I just wasn't getting updates
I will update our main page tomorrow
Here is a picture of Arya on our way home from Children's hospital.
Aw, how lovely that she gets to come home now. And what an adorable hat!
afm - still pregnant and feeling like crap. Had another bout of false labour last night. Was hoping it was the start of something real because the cramps were mostly in my back and kept coming no matter what position I was in or if I was moving or resting. I was able to sleep through them but each time I woke up during the night they were sitll there and I had them for an hour or two after I woke up this morning, even getting them in the shower. Then they just....stopped. My stomach and lower back are still quite achey but nothing to indicate anything is happening.
And today I noticed my hands have swelled up. Blah. I have sausage fingers now.
Soon starry! It was weird to arrive at our due date the other day and Asher was already 4 days old.
I hope it's soon! Had my internal yesterday and everything was still high and closed. My OB assured me that this can all change overnight and I do recall being told with DS that he was "nowhere ready to come" and he was born the night before my next appointment. So crossing my fingers that the same happens again. But I still have a week until my due date and DS was 4 days late so it may be awhile. Sure getting sick of lightning crotch!
Starry I've heard that second babies can go from zero to born in 24 hours. Much different than first time . Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
AFM still struggling with the breast feeding. Pumping every 3 hours has improved my supply almost to a level of not needing to supplement with formula BUT lo cries for the bottle now and mostly uses the breast to sooth . We have a tube feed set up to use instead of the bottle to deter this but it's so difficult to manage and I need DH to do it. He is not doing well with being up at night and his patience is not ideal at night :/.
Ugh, I hated the tube set up! DH and I could not figure it out at all! DS was refusing to suckle anyways. Pumping didn't help with my supply so we had to go to all formula within 2 weeks. I'm glad that pumping seems to be helping with yours! And even if you do have to supplement with formula at least your little guy is getting the benefits of breast feeding as well!
Even if he only drinks from a bottle and uses your breasts to soothe you can still have that special bond that does come from latching. A few weeks after my milk dried up DS suddenly decided he wanted to latch (of course) so for about a week or so I let him just so he could feel comforted. Let me experience what I had otherwise missed out on. Though once he realized he wasn't getting anything (maybe just a few drops here and there) he gave that up. But it was nice while it lasted.
Sounds like you're doing well given the circumstances. But yeah, it is frustrating when it doesn't go to plan.
Yeah he won't even latch or suck most feedings now. He's right down to business. :/ so no matter what, we offer breast first for a few minutes (usually while he pushes away agd screams) then after half the bottle we try again then at the end. Except pumping gets in the way of our bonding as I pump right after he eats while breasts are stimulated even from him roughing etc.
That sounds familiar. Other than the first feeding after his birth, he just refused the nipple and screamed. The lactation consultant at the hospital was so rough with him too, I found it upsetting. I found he fought the boob even more after she was done with him (as he has grown I've discovered he's the stubborn sort that doesn't like to be forced into anything).
But after two weeks he went from screaming to falling asleep! I know babies can nurse and sleep at the same time but he always let go. I would get so angry but then I'd see him nuzzle against me with this ultra-content grin that I couldn't stay mad. He was so cute! lol He just wanted the food to pour into his mouth. I was forced to give up my efforts when he hadn't peed in nearly two days. I was just too stressed about his health.
It didn't even hurt my breasts when I switched to formula and I had nearly quit cold-turkey so that's what makes me suspect a supply issue on top of everything. My milk dried up within a day or so.
We know my one side is low supply. But the othe side is good. The LC is working on that. The pumping is helping. I found the nurses quite rough when we were trying to get him started. The LC though is great. Hoping for some answers tomorrow :/