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#1 of 20 Old 12-22-2009, 09:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I know have a new found appreciation for sappy Hallmark made for TV movies as I think my life this past month could qualify for a viable plot. My Dr just released me from the hospital after a week!!! I was just about convinced by the perinatologist that I was going to have my baby last Friday, and here I am, 34 weeks exactly, lying on my own bed! How quickly things change once you hit 34 weeks (and get second opinions from your OB and not the rounding perinatologist who has never seen you but makes a judgement by sticking his fingers up your hoo hoo for 1 minute).

I have more fleshed out details of the trials of the past week on my blog http://little-linus.blogspot.com/ and will post pictures there and more updates, but wanted to give you all the quick update because you all contributed to the positive vibes that I know along with STRICT bedrest got me here.

I am on the max dose of procardia (20mg every 4 hours) and not needing fluid b/c I can eat and drink w/o problem. Blood pressure isn't too low, no temperature-- just contracting consistently...but my threshold was pushed to "labor" the other day. This means that if I go into labor, there is nothing more than can do but deliver. (Too late for mag sulfate--the risks aren't worth it since the baby is so far along). And the procardia will slowly stop being as effective. 3cm and 70% effaced. SO, might as well rot in my own bed rather than the hospital and endure monitoring ever hour, hospital gowns and awful hospital food. (I also live 15 minutes from the hospital, so they felt good about that, too). I just promised the doctor I would stay on strict bed rest--like only getting up to go to the bathroom and shower. That's IT!

The ultrasound today indicated the baby is 5lb 3oz! and he has lots of hair. My son was born at 34 weeks any 4lb 9oz, so this is HUGE. And his head is pretty much engaged in my pelvis

Here's to spending Christmas at home--albeit in my bed.

There is nothing like coming home and having my peanut butter breath toddler jump on the be and kiss me over and over and over.

I think I'll be calling Hallmark tomorrow...and watch me beg to be induced at 42 weeks.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

Ali: Proud mother to Miles 05.16.08 and boy #2Felix 01.04.2010.
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Wonderful news Ficus! I hope you have a fantastic Christmas at home. Even though you are still on bedrest, I can imagine it will feel 100xs better then spending it in the hospital. Stay inside a little longer little one!
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So happy for you Ali!!!!!

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!! That is such great news. I'm so happy you're home for Christmas and that the baby is doing so well. That is a big baby! YAY for big babies!!!
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Glad to hear baby is still baking, and hope you get to stay home for Christmas!

Nicole, Mommy to Jasmine (7/05) , Athena (2/07) , Shane (3/08) , Caleb (1/10), and 2 angels (4/06 & 4/09)
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Girl, you go on wit' yo' bad self! That is awesome!

I was finally reunited w/my toddler this morning for the first time in 6 days; OMG, heaven! She was SO happy and excited; she had a million things to tell me about, and grabbed my face and covered me with kisses. OMG, home. So good.

Happy for you! Take it EASY!!

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This news made my night!!

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Fantastic! Merry Christmas!!

Maggie, American expat, mother to DD1 5/27/2007 and DD2 2/15/2010
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Merry Christmas, mama.

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Oh, YAY!!!! That is SUCH great news! Have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas at home!!!!
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So glad for you!! Merry Christmas!

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Oh, you finally get to have your Christmas at home yay!!! I hope baby cooperates and that you have a great time with your peanut butter breath toddler before your LO arrives.

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Yay! Stay in and grow, baby!
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Yay! I hope that little one stays put and that you have a great Christmas!
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(and get second opinions from your OB and not the rounding perinatologist who has never seen you but makes a judgement by sticking his fingers up your hoo hoo for 1 minute).
Love this line, had me tearing up with laughter!

So glad you're home! grow baby, grow

One son , 3 years old. One husband, nine years of love. Expecting A Girl Feb 25, 2010
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Sending good vibes your way!

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Hooray! So glad you are home! Have a lovely Christmas in your own cozy bed!

Mama to Butterfly, B(ee), Bug, and Laniecakes

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Yay for being home for Christmas!!! I am so happy for you that you still get to be the oven to your bun.
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Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Crunchy wife to my high-school sweetheart, mama to DS (10/23/05) , DS (11/22/07) , DD (3/9/10) , and DS (5/26/12),  and three babies in Heaven.
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Awesome news! Congratulations, and hope all is still going well!

 

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