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Anyone already welcome their LO?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I use the BabyCenter pregnancy app on my phone and I saw on the boards that a good handful of September mamas over there have already had their babies, though they are all obviously in the NICU. I haven't seen anyone here post about an early birth yet. Getting so close for all of us though! Hoping everyone's babies stay nice and cozy for a while longer!

Link to the September birth announcement thread on BabyCenter: http://community.babycenter.com/post/a33262420/september_2012_-_birth_announcement_thread

post #2 of 14
Thread Starter 

Also, can you tell third trimester pregnancy insomnia is setting in since I'm up at 4:30 reading about and posting on pregnancy forums?  sleepytime.gif sleeping.gif(I wish!)

post #3 of 14

No one that has posted so far has.  Thank goodness.  Here's hoping that all the babies stay put for a while.  (and that I spelled Hope-ing correctly)  

post #4 of 14
I saw that on babycenter. Some had their babies as early as 20/22 weeks. So heartbreaking. Now most of them are in the nicu and doing fine , considering the circumstances that they are still needing medical help.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

Yes, it is extremely sad and I'm sure emotionally exhausting for all involved. DS1 was in the NICU for a week after his full term birth while being treated for an infection I caught in the hospital and transferred to him. Seeing those tiny babies lay there for hours on end with little to no human contact except for diaper changes and baths was heartbreaking, but I'm sure their families had very little choice when the babies have to stay for weeks/months on end and there are jobs and sleep and other children to take care of. Though it did give me hope that if for some reason I delivered early this LO would have a fighting chance. I was sincerely surprised though to see how many had already delivered.
 


Edited by KLeeCW - 7/6/12 at 7:36am
post #6 of 14

Its very comforting knowing babies born so early can be cared for and grow up healthy, but I'm glad to hear all our babies are still cozy and growing in the womb :). I myself was a premie. I was born at 33 weeks, and that was in 1977. I was 4 lb 3 oz! But my lungs were fully developed and all I needed was a feeding tube while I learned to latch/suck. It only took 10 days and then I got to go home. 

post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Worldshakerz View Post

Its very comforting knowing babies born so early can be cared for and grow up healthy, but I'm glad to hear all our babies are still cozy and growing in the womb :).


Very well put. I think the first August DDC baby was born in June, and while on the one hand it was incredible to think an August baby could be born and okay that soon, he was tiny and needed lots of help- must have been really scary for the mother. 

post #8 of 14

I peak at the Oct. due date club every once in a while and it looks like a Mama on there has recently delivered her little boy.  Very scary, but it looks like he is doing really well so far.

post #9 of 14
I have been wondering this myself the past few days. I am sure by mid August we will start having a few. I have to be honest and say I'm hoping my little Christabelle decides to come anytime soon after 37 weeks. I won't hit that untill Sept 8th. I've got what seems like an eternity. My little princess seems very content and lazy so I'm sure I will make it past the 40 week mark. :-)
post #10 of 14

Im 32 weeks now and thats considered "at goal" for triplets. Obviously I am hoping to go longer, but I don't know how much more my body can take at this point. So I think it will be sometime in the next 2-3 weeks.... 

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by momtoafireteam View Post

Im 32 weeks now and thats considered "at goal" for triplets. Obviously I am hoping to go longer, but I don't know how much more my body can take at this point. So I think it will be sometime in the next 2-3 weeks.... 

That's awesome that you've made it this far, mama!! You are a baby-baking machine!! Keep baking as long as you can, but I'll admit to being so excited about your birth announcement and seeing pictures of those three beautiful babies!!
post #12 of 14

momtoafireteam - That is awesome that you have made it so far already!  Any signs of impending labour yet?  How are you feeling? 

post #13 of 14

On my phone pregnancy ap (not baby center) there are also a lot of moms on there who are sick of being pregnant and wanting to know how to get labor started as early as 34 weeks. One mom was considering firing her doctor because he wouldn't induce her at 35 weeks. It really does blow my mind how many people do not appreciate the difference being term makes for a baby. Some have even said, in response to some of us saying their baby would be in the NICU, that they know but that we have technology now so they could be more comfortable while baby just finishes baking in NICU. Since I feel sure that anyone invested enough to be posting on a message board really does care for her baby, I think there just must be an incredible amount of ignorance about the issue. I'm sure some of these preemie moms on Baby Center would be happy to explain!

post #14 of 14
Yeeska- wow. Just wow. Wanting to be induced at 35 weeks?? Just for fun? I am glad her Dr said no!
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