September Sapphires

Discussion in 'Pregnancy After A Loss' started by Uni tsi, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. hopie2015

    hopie2015 Well-Known Member

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    Inviv- so great to hear from you and I was relieved to see you on the Sept. board last week. I am sorry about the heart finding. Trust that the doctors will decide the best treatment for you after babies are born. Babies sound like they are doing v. well! 95th percentile for baby B..amazing for a twin!!
    Sure they will keep close eye on the high fluid and if needed induce maybe a bit early if it goes too high. I think that is what they will do for me since my fluid is low and if it goes too low that wouldn't be good.
    I know just what you mean-- just want our babies here safe and sound!! I am a bundle of nerves now before each ultrasound and have to have 5 more if baby stays til 40 weeks.
    My baby also dropped percentile. Dr. is not concerned..they will just watch growth..he said measurements are not exactly reliable.
    Great you have the gd under control with diet but sure you are sick of the same foods and hungry. I am sick again and zero appetite. I keep telling myself-- just a few more weeks of feeling miserable like this!!
    So glad you said third tri feels easier on you than 2nd!
    I have the insomnia too...it's awful.

    Caz- great you are having time with your little guy. Great doctors agreed to a vbac.

    Sweety/Uni- such great advice from Uni on cat/cow. I read that changes baby's position and many do it to get baby out of breech position. I've been doing cat/cow and some other yoga poses almost every day since 20 weeks..wonder if that is why baby has been in down position since 25 weeks? Probably not but I do believe will help you get baby into new position when uncomfortable.
    Uni- yes, take measurements with a grain of salt. I am sure baby Uni is growing just fine!

    The tiredness past few days is unreal. I don't want to leave the house!
    Baby has been moving around like crazy all day long. I still haven't scheduled my 35 wk ultrasound for this week..I so want a break after the drama from last week's appt. but know I need to make the darn appt. :(

    How is everyone feeling today? I sure hope this fatigue gets better!
     
  2. mackjess

    mackjess Grateful Mommy

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    Oh yay Hi inviv!! Sorry you haven't been feeling well and for the GD diagnosis. We are almost there though. Hang in there with the diet. I'm glad they discovered the heart issue and hope you feel better after treatment after the babies are here. I agree totally with Hopie about taking the measurements with a grain of salt. I also have polyhydramnios, but they still scheduled me all the way out for Sept 7, which is only 4 days before my due date (I'm a planned csection as I was too nervous about being 39 to try VBAC) so it doesn't seem like my OB is too concerned which reassures me. And I don't mind the weekly scans of seeing my little girl. I can't wait to meet her!

    Hi everyone! Sorry I miss ppl in every post. I'm usually baby braining and can remember 1-2 things. :haha:

    Hopie-also unreal tired here. Feeling a lot of pressure really low on my belly, right above my pelvis I guess? She's not quite all the way head down, a little at an angle, but her hands are all the way down so girl are you punching my cervix or something?? cut that out!! :)

    This week should be better. Drink your cold drink or have your ice cream. I chug a cold Gatorade on my drive in and she's usually pretty active. Last week I got a glimpse of her face for the very first time, and they see hair all over her head and bunches of it are together so they think she has lots of curly hair. So of course I bought all the bows. :haha:

    We are soooo almost there ladies, and really if any of us had to labor any time soon the babies would be just fine. Which I don't want as I'm not ready yet, still have 2 weeks to finish up a work project. Also, my dream job/promotion I've been dying for just posted last week, and I have to apply by 8/11. I need to quit procrastinating with so many things. Ugh
     
  3. Sweety21

    Sweety21 Well-Known Member

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    Hello invivo. We missed you, so sorry you have so much worry and health issues but, all we can do now is hang in and wait for babies to come out safely. I am keeping everything cross for you and babies to be safe and sound.
    Having hole in heart and to be discovered during pregnancy is kinda scary but, since it has not created any major problem so far I think it should be fine for few more weeks. Will you need surgery or something?
    Lots of hugs and prayers coming your way.

    Hopie, I agree about the tiredness. I have toddler who is full of energy and all I want is to lie down but, Can't. But, dd is really very understanding and she takes care of mumma well. Her trantrums have gone down. Touch wood.
    About Cat/cow pose I am greatful than uni reminded us. I did it with dd to get her headdown from breach but, after few weeks she was again breach. Stubborn lil gal.
    And ofcourse you need to get that appointment I know it's kind of scary experience but, we just have to put up with docs few more weeks.

    Mack, aww. I love curly haired baby gals. My dd has curly hair too. It's the other thiq she doesn't like it to be tied.
    But, I am sure you must be over the Moon looking at her beautiful face and hairs. Can't do anything about tiredness though. You are right almost there. Just one more month to go!

    Afm, I am tired too. I have taken break from cooking for 2-3あ days now. It's Just so darn tiring. I am focusing all my energy (which is left ) to enjoy time with dd. I am becoming very emotional now.
     
  4. InVivoVeritas

    InVivoVeritas Well-Known Member

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    Hopie, so sorry to hear that you're sick again. I threw up all over myself in the car for the first time in a couple of months last Friday -- lovely to have it back! And if your body is telling you to rest I hope you have your feet up and vegging out in front of the TV. This is my final week to work (for real this time), and I'm dragging myself in every morning.

    Mack, sorry that you've been diagnosed with polyhydramnios too. It's given me a much rounder and more of a "TV pregnant" bump than I've ever had before! Sounds like your docs are well on top of things and keeping a close eye on you. And lots of curly hair sounds lovely!!!

    Sweety, I a seizure years back, plus I have some aphasia (my words don't always work) and absence type episodes that have been put down as rare migraine symptoms. It looks now as though they may have been TIAs caused by particles/air getting through the hole and moving to my brain. I think the plan is to properly work over my history and the size of the hole before we decide what to do. I really don't want cardiac surgery, but I don't want a stroke either. It's a toughie.

    Sounds like your DD is making things as easy as possible on you. I'm starting to be a bit emotional too. I feel really weepy today for no reason at all, because all's right in my world right now.

    Really looking forward to seeing pictures of all these babies when they get here. Not long now!!
     
  5. Uni tsi

    Uni tsi Well-Known Member

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    InVivio, thank you for being so brave. It helps me feel brave too :hugs:
     
  6. hopie2015

    hopie2015 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, both of your braveness helps me feel brave as well! I seriously think of you guys when I get scared.
    Inviv- it sounds like you have great doctors and they will make best decision on your treatment after baby. Sorry you get hit with the sickness sometimes still too. But I think back to the first 4-5 months and it is nothing like that, thank God!!
    SO cool this is your final week of work!

    Mack- hope baby is in a more comfortable position for you now. The tiredness must be so hard with work and your little guy. I have to nap most days since I only sleep 5 hours at night. Best of luck applying to your dream job!!

    Sweety- good idea to ease on the cooking, etc. and focus energy on your little girl. Hopefully you can nap when she naps too! Naps are really helping me but I do wake up so groggy from them. I guess I'm expecting this extreme fatigue to last. :(
    Thanks- I know I need to keep my appt. this week even though scared. My dr. office had a hazardous spill and might be closed all week! OH wasn't too happy when I expressed my excitement I might get to skip appt. this week.

    Uni- hope you are feeling good and Caz, too. Have a great Wed. everyone! :)
     
  7. mackjess

    mackjess Grateful Mommy

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    Haha Hopie I got a good chuckle out of you and OH. I hope you do get in this week but honestly I don't see the difference sometimes between late in the week or early in the next. I just started weekly scans and appts myself. Ugh. What if I didn't want to wear real pants and be publicly presentable so often!! :D

    I unsubscribed on accident!! Glad everyone is still here. Uni how are you? Hi sweety caz and inviv. I'm sure docs are keeping a close eye on us all now this late in the 3rd and that we are all doing well despite minor concerns.
     
  8. Sweety21

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    Invivo, I do pray that's it is curable by medicine only. And glad you have answers to everything you are going through so for long. I agree with Uni, you are brave. Hang in there!

    Hopie, lol. I imagined how your OH might have reacted on your excitement and couldn't stopped laughing. I think few days difference should not matter though.
    Ya, less cooking and more resting but, dd is really getting bored at home and i kind of feel bad for her.

    Hey Mack, glad you are subscribed again. Weekly appointment started already? Mine is still once in two weeks but, I think that is going to change soon. How is finn doing?

    Uni, Hope you are feeling confident and better now.

    Afm, appointment on Saturday and I am feeling better with meds. However, I feel baby keeps on changing his position and it hurts when he is breach. Can't complain though because, he must be really squishy inside and trying to find some roon. I am short so, kind less room for baby I guess?
    One more thing I just wanted you Ladies to know that I feel so close to you all however, on other board I feel everyone is ranting their own tune and the connection is not there. So, thank you all!
     
  9. InVivoVeritas

    InVivoVeritas Well-Known Member

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    Uni, how are you? When I get scared I tend to retreat into myself -- I'm so impressed with how you open yourself and your worries.

    Hopie, I know how you feel about just wanting to skip sometimes. It's probably a good thing that your husband wasn't having any of it!!

    Mack, I'm so with you on the pants. I don't have anything comfortable to wear these days, and when I'm at home I'm definitely not presentable.

    Sweety, it's hard to balance DD's need to get out and about with your own tiredness and need to snooze on the sofa. I remember DS changing from breech to cephalic at about 32 weeks last pregnancy and it was extremely uncomfortable.

    Me, I had a scan and antenatal appointment today. Good news is that the GD diet is working. Babies are closer to each other in size and the polyhydramnios has resolved itself. I'm carrying about 9lbs 12oz of baby inside me right now.

    Bad news is that it looks like I'm starting pre-eclampsia. BP is up, I have headaches and protein in my urine and I had to plead with the consultant to let me come home today. I'm back on Friday and again on Monday to see how things are looking.

    I also found out that the hole in my heart is an even bigger deal than I thought. I've been urgently referrred to a cardiologist to figure out the safest way for me to deliver.

    All in all, not the greatest day.
     
  10. hopie2015

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    Gosh, Inviv, I am really sorry you got that news today. I know so many people, including my mom who have had to have very extensive heart surgery- some were very risky and with excellent medical care they have all done very well. If it does come down to surgery someday and not just meds, trust all will be okay with great doctors. I am not sure what part of the country you are in but could give excellent cardio referrals if you ever wanted, though it sounds like you are under great care currently from your doctors.
    Sorry also about the pre-e possibility but important thing is they are catching it very early. And also babies are a good size now if they wanted you to deliver early.
    I am thinking of you and praying for you. You are so strong and I can't wait to hear the news that your babies are here!

    Sweety- so sweet of you! I know what you mean..sometimes it gets hard on other board. Maybe because there are so many people?
    I feel really close to you ladies as well and hope we keep it going well into when we are raising our new little ones!
    Glad you feel a bit more comfortable now.

    So far the doctor's office is still closed down..so maybe I miss this week.
    ha! OH said no way- and found they have a second location I could go to. I know I need to stop being such a baby about the scans.

    Mack- I know what you mean about the pants at the appt. At 36 wks I am determined not to buy maternity clothes. I've been getting by in yoga pants and big sundresses and really hope my yoga pants fit me the next few weeks for these appointments!
    I'm going to take your attitude and just be happy I get to see my baby on these weekly scans and stop the darn worry so much!

    Uni and Caz- hope you are great and work has calmed down.
     
  11. Uni tsi

    Uni tsi Well-Known Member

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    Invivio :hugs: I'm glad they had some good news for you at the appointment. Wish it had all been good news. Hopefully, things look better on Friday and I hope the heart consultant sees a safe path forward for you. Sorry about the PreE as well. So stressful to find out about that and the issue with your heart, but I'm glad now they can take the steps necessary to keep both you and the little ones safe :hugs:

    I agree with all the general sentiment about feeling close with you ladies and I'm not sure what I would do without you all. It will be great once we all have our babies to hang out together on the parenting threads :D

    I got some reassurance this week about the growth. At my nst on Tuesday I asked to see the high risk doctor and he was very reassuring. I also talked to my OB about it and she made me feel even better. She said (I think, hopie, you said this too, if I recall correctly?) that the estimates can be off by as much as 20%, so I really shouldn't worry about it changing 11% over two months. The high risk doctor did go ahead and move me to NSTs twice a week, so I have to go back on Friday. Only appointment available was at 8:30 am :O I normally wake up at 10am for work, so idk how that's going to work out.

    Hopie, all the appointments, I understand why you're interested to skip one lol but I'm glad hubby is there to encourage you to go anyway. Do you find that more appointments makes each one less anxiety provoking or are they still stressful every time? I hope things go smoothly for you at this next one!

    Sweety, I know what you mean. I do like looking at the other board, because it's nice to see how innocent some of the ladies are. I appreciate their innocence, and to be reminded what a "regular" pregnancy is like. But sometimes I just don't know what to say over there. I'm very fond of several ladies on the other board, but it's also kind of hard to keep up over there sometimes. Whereas here, I feel like we really get to connect with each other in a way that's more of a challenge over there.

    Mack I'm glad you found your way back here! <3 :flow:
     
  12. hopie2015

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    Uni- so glad you feel more re-assured now! Everything is sounding so very positive. I am so excited for you! Yes, dr. told me to take measurements with a grain of salt. One day baby was 4 lbs 1 oz, the next day they got 4 lbs 11 oz. I did find the good results of the 1 hour NST test comforting. I guess I am so scared before each scan because every time something of concern is found. Especially last time being sent straight to hospital! But I trust tomorrow's will go better and a v. good thing they are doing the weekly scans since my dr. said another helpful thing to me -- he said if the biophysical weekly scan goes well then it indicates baby will be fine until the next week. So they will do one each week and that comforts me a lot.

    Good that nst's will be twice a week. I'm sure I'll go again soon. I actually found it very comfortable and at the end very re-assuring! Next scan is tomorrow.

    You're doing so great Uni. Should be so amazingly proud of yourself.

    Thanks from all of us to Uni-- for starting the Sapphire board back in January that brought us all together!
     
  13. Sweety21

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    Invivo, so sorry you are having difficult time But, on the positive note atleast you will be monitored closely and won't have to go through high risk delivery without even knowing that there might be some problems. I know it's difficult but, fx that everything goes well for you. Can't wait to meet the twinnies.
    I agree that my dd's care and my own health is difficult to handle at same time. Two more weeks and my parents will be here to take care of her and me.

    Uni, that's a good news. Glad you are feeling better and confident now that specialist gave you reassurance. Good luck waking up so early though. I cannot get out of bed either.
    About other board, I do love talking to few ladies but, as you said it's difficult to bond in big group. Glad you made this group which we all mutually feel close too.

    Hopie, I remember your post about hubby being very very strict and treating you like baby and it surely seems that way(in a good way ofcourse). I think just go ahead and have appointment because even he seems to be little bit nervous. What will be will be. And i am surw everything will be alright.

    Afm, I am very happy today. My dh and I were about to discuss name and we don't even had to discuss for a minute. We both were thinking of same name all along and when it came out we both were laughing and were happy that we didn't have to agree or disagree on anything. It's like it was meant to be. Will disclose the name once he is born. But, I can't stop smiling.
     
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    mackjess Grateful Mommy

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    Awe sweety that is awesome! DH and I struggled with names. He is not picky about anything in life, but names. I probably went through 100 that I liked. My sister has mentioned waiting until after baby is born to order something embroidered because people sometimes change their minds. yea right I am not dealing with that again. :haha: Isn't it nice when you know the name and you and DH can say it now when talking? It just makes it even more special. And how lucky your parents will be there to take care of you. It's tough prego with a little!!

    Uni, good news you are on such a good path. Makes my heart happy after all you've been through. With Finn, they were right about his size, like the bone measurements, he was looong legged and had shoulders like a line backer, and while he had chubby cheeks and a bit of a tummy he was 1lb under what they said. Measurements definitely aren't exact!

    Inviv, twin pregnancies are complicated and births are trickier. I'm sorry for all you have to go through. My cardiologist was amazing and wonderful and very reassuring. Since I am not laboring, planned section, it worked out better. It is easier on my heart. I hope that your cardio appts go well and that you have an amazing doctor. And Pre-e may or may not increase in severity but it sounds like it was caught early enough to prevent problems. It sounds like you may have an earlier delivery possibly? I don't feel like I'm going to make it until Sept 7 at all, but feel reassured I'm far enough along the risk is minor for baby.

    I know I'm forgetting somone....every time I have something else and forget...

    AFM, I am miserable but still happy. lots of lower back pain and SPD so bad it hurts to walk at times. I am huge with fluid and feel like I'm going to burst. =/ I am barely in the limit for being high fluid (as of last week, scan later today) so I hope it stays on the lowest end of high, or goes under.

    Inviv-did you feel like you were less big from the fluid going back to normal? I know I passed the GD test and I don't eat sugar with the heartburn, but I still wonder if I should cut back on carbs. Looked up the diet plans for GD and may try that for a week to see if it brings me any relief.

    Scan later, hope my fluid is still not too high. It could also be the heat making me feel like I'm aobut to bust. I think anything over 20 is high, and i'm just at 21 so barely over.
     
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    mackjess Grateful Mommy

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    Well I'm not high fluid anymore so I should apologize for whining so much. :)
     
  16. Uni tsi

    Uni tsi Well-Known Member

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    Mack I'm glad to hear you're not high fluid anymore :) sounds like what you did worked. And, as far as I'm concerned you're always welcome to whine as much as you want :hugs: I already figured out that one cure for what ails me is to complain about it here ;) Glad to see that's working for you as well!

    Sweety, that's so awesome you both had the same name in mind. It's so wonderful when things work out that way. It is really meant to be <3

    Hopie, I'm glad you're also finding the NSTs reassuring. If I could, I would have one every day lol You're very sweet to say such things. I'm glad everyone is here too.

    I can't believe I'm still awake. I really need to try to fall asleep if I'm going to make it in the morning. Eek!
     
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    Uni tsi Well-Known Member

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    Remember how I said NSTs are reassuring to me? Not so much this morning. She didn't hit her milestones this morning they sent me up to L&D for more monitoring. Ugh. I think it's probably because my appointment was so early in the morning I didn't have time for breakfast. But I can feel her kicking a ton and atm she has the hiccups which sounds really loud on the monitor. They brought me some food which I just finished so I'm hoping we get to go home soon. I'm glad they're being careful I just wish my appointment hadn't been so early in the morning. Free breakfast was nice though

    When I told the triage nurse at L&D I normally go to sleep at 4am she looked at me in horror and asked "why do you do that?!" You think she would have heard of pregnancy insomnia before now =P
     
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    Mack- that is great news on the fluid. Yay!
    Sorry the SPD hurts so much at times. Do stretches help relieve it at all?
    This heartburn has gotta go!! I did read the last couple weeks it goes away once every thing moves down?

    Sweety- so cool about the name. Yes, meant to be! That's awesome your parents are coming for a couple weeks to help out.

    Uni- yes, the nst's sure are reassuring. Hope you got back to sleep. Sleep just seems impossible for me lately.

    Well it is true - be careful what you wish for! The dr. office just canceled my appt. Still shut down for the emergency. They gave me 3:30 Tuesday, which now of course makes me nervous since dr. said I need a scan every week. So that will be 2 weeks since my last one. Feeling baby move a lot helps me, but I will be nervous these next 4 days.

    Caz- hope you're feeling good?
    Inviv- we are all thinking of you. Know you are under excellent care like Sweety said and doctors will keep you and babies safe and well. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Happy Friday!
     
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    Uni tsi Well-Known Member

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    Every thing checked out. I'm on my way home now.
     
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    Today is just not my day. Right as I got home from the scan I lost my mucus plug. I'm only 33 weeks. Talked to a doctor from my OB's office and they said not to worry as long as there's no other symptoms. But geesh I just want to take a nap and now I'm way too worked up again

    One nice thing the midwife on call said today was to come down any time, that I don't even have to have a concrete reason but anytime even if it's just cause I feel nervous. Obviously, I can't take her up on that or I might as well just move in lol but it was nice to have her insist like that. At the same time, I'm glad I don't have to turn around and drive right back over there since I just got home and it's like an hour drive with traffic. I'm going to go try to lay down and see if I can nap.

    One helpful thing is baby is being super active all morning.

    Hopie, I think we both posted at the same time, but the OB on call today told me that she thinks movement is more important than the results of an NST. Well, her exact words were "movement is a better indicator of the baby's health" so I thought I should pass that along while you wait on your next appointment :hugs:
     

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