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#1 of 132 Old 12-31-2008, 09:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is Brad, Cristi's (Squeeky's) hot, talented, extremely smart (like Urkel smart - seriously) loving husband.

Cristi is lying in a hospital bed with tubes coming out of very private holes and into parts in her arm where holes didn't used to be. She has HELLP syndrome and will be delivering our baby tomorrow morning 13 weeks premature.

We've had a long talk with the neonatal physician (I don't know how to spell neonatalogist/neonatologist because both of them look both right and wrong so I choose to use the term neonatal physician). We've been told that girls are better than boys at surviving such an ordeal. We've also been lucky enough to have afforded the baby 48 hours of steroids (we've been here since early Tuesday morning) which we're told is also a great benefit. We've been given a ballpark estimate that 70-80% of deliveries this premature can walk out of the hospital, when it's time, with no serious problems. That means the odds are in our favor. There's always the remaining 20-30% but we're not thinking about that.

Anyway, Cristi wanted me to log in and keep all of you informed so you could keep her in your thoughts. She will resume normal posting as soon as she is able, hopefully with promising news.

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P.S. - she asked that you not throw her out of the March 2009 club

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Thank you for the update! All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope Christi is doing well. Good luck, and congratulations on becoming a father tomorrow! Let us know how everything goes.

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I hope the delivery goes smoothly and that your new little girl grows quickly so she can go home!

S, mama to L(DD)-12/04, K(DS1)-12/06, C(DS2)-03/09 & B(DS3)-05/11

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Congrats to both of you on your New Year's baby! Wishing for a healthy baby & keep us updated!

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Hoping everything goes well & your little one is strong & healthy!

mom to all boys B: 08/01ribboncesarean.gif,  C: 07/05 uc.jpg, N: 03/09 uc.jpg, M: 01/12 uc.jpg and far too many lost onesintactlact.gifsaynovax.gif

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WOW! Seems like you are doing incredibly well and keeping your sense of humor.

Sending lots of love and good energy your way...

Let us know how it all goes.
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thanks for the update. hope everyone is doing well and those meds do their job and your little one comes out strong.

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best of luck to your little family! i'll be keeping you in my thoughts!

a side note, interesting that this thread should happen today...i was just thinking, not even 5 minutes ago, that no one from our DDC has delivered yet, and i was seriously wondering who would go first and for what reason. glad all seem to be in good spirits.

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I hope you can take your little one home soon! I'll be thinking of you all, please keep us posted. And congratulations!

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You're in my thoughts! A New Year's Baby!

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and his rainbow1284.gif baby brother (7/2011)
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Lots of good thoughts for healthy baby and mama!
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Sending positive and healthy baby and mama thoughts.
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Thanks for the update, Daddy! I'm glad that your spirits are up. I'll be sending all three of you healthy vibes. And tell mama that there's no way she won't be part of our club anymore!

Marilyn, wife to DH 09/02 and mama to my boys, DS1 11/06 and DS2 02/09, and a new one on the way in 06/12!

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a side note, interesting that this thread should happen today...i was just thinking, not even 5 minutes ago, that no one from our DDC has delivered yet, and i was seriously wondering who would go first and for what reason. glad all seem to be in good spirits.
I was thinking that this week also. We all seem to have been so lucky to make it this far.

I am hoping for a healthy baby for you!

Laura wife to Chris proud mommy to our lil monkey (c-section 6-10-06), our other lil monkey (HBAC 3-08-09) Our next and last son (due by HBAC mid July 2011) and our angel (10-03-04). My middle son has many severe food allergies.

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Congratulations! I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and hoping for the best!

 knit.gifmama to my boy autismribbon.gif (9/06) and my girl (3/09) and surprise 1sttri.gif due in May!
 

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You will all be in my thoughts!
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I hope all goes well. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way!

Wife, Mother and Doula.
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Thinking about your family and wishing for the best! Tell her she will always have a home here with us!

~Lanie mom to Layne, Liam, Maren, Meridian, and Melora
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Sending lots of positive thoughts and energy to your family!
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Sending you lots of healing vibes! Post when you have an update! We are all thinking/praying for you & yours!

Warmly,
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Hellp syndrome is horrible, glad it got caught in time... let her know we are thinking about her and the baby!

Kristin- Wife to J, Mommy to B (11), M-S (8), and little J (4) and J&J (7 months)
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Thinking about you guys today and hoping all is going well.

Vanessa - aspiring Traditional Foods momma of Graham & Margot
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Maggie Isolda Ray Whiddon
born 10:33 AM, January 1, 2009
1lb, 5oz
Mom is doing fine
Maggie is doing fine from what we've been told. I'm sure there are as many issues as you can all imagine but we've heard nothing discouraging yet. I plan on going to see her sometime after 1:00 in the NICU and Cristi will get to see her tomorrow.
I've read all your replies to her and she was very appreciative.
Thank you all.

Just a squeaky girl in a squeaky world.

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Congratulations! Maggie is a beautiful name.
Wishing you much love and support during these NICU days. I'm sure there are many MDC threads on helping deal with prematurity~
Take care of yourselves, and your little darling.
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Congrats!

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welcome to the world, maggie!!!!

i'm sure she's got a fabulous team of doctors working around the clock to make sure she's in good shape. take good care of yourself and cristi in the meantime. you will get through it.
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Welcome to the world little one.

Wishing mom & baby lots of health & healing vibes.

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mom to all boys B: 08/01ribboncesarean.gif,  C: 07/05 uc.jpg, N: 03/09 uc.jpg, M: 01/12 uc.jpg and far too many lost onesintactlact.gifsaynovax.gif

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Welcome to our first little one... be strong, be healthy.... our thoughts are with you!

Kristin- Wife to J, Mommy to B (11), M-S (8), and little J (4) and J&J (7 months)
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Congratulations and I'm glad your wife is OK!

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