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Wow! Welcome to Maggie (love the name! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">) and healing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"> to you Amy. May you heal quickly and easily and may Maggie continue to grow strong and thrive on your mama's milk!
 

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You are in my thoughts and prayers. It's such a good thing you've been able to pump milk! Congratulations, take care <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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Now tht my head is not spinning, here is my somewhat hectic birth story.<br><br>
To start- what we think happened was there was a tear in the amenic sac. But the story starts last Monday when we were in of all places- Florida visiting my parents. Hold on, this is a very bumpy ride.<br><br>
I started feeling uncomfortable a bit on Monday and had some clear discharge. By the end of the day it was also a bit spotty. I figured another UTI like w DD1, so I started drinking cranberry juice and relaxing a bit in the pool which helped. Tuesday I called my OB at in Chicago and made an appt for when we got back Wednesday afternoon so they could treat it if need be. They readily agreed- no need for a repeat performance of bedrest and stress of worrying again (god that would be a snap!) But I just could not get comfortable and was hurting all day Tuesday. I started to feel ok and we were going to go out on Tues the 14th (my parents had other plans) for a quick family dinner. I was getting ready and then I peed. I felt something coming down w force I screamed for DH and he also felt it. We called 911 and they came. It turned out I had a nasty UTI and a bit of a yeast infection. They think that was my enflamed blatter that was pressing down, not a crowning like we thought. They also checked me and I was 0 dialated and no aminotic fluid on the test. The strong antibiotics they gave me and then the ones I took the next morning before our flight actually made me feel much better. We got home around noon and my ILs offered to take DD1 during my appt that afternoon at 3:30pm. So we got home, had lunch, I took DD to school, DH went to his office, saw a few patients blah blah blah.<br><br>
I figured I would unpack and do some laundry while they were out of the house but I was exhausted and a bit chilly. So I laid down until my appt and I also felt feverish and my back hurt from the plane ride. Later on, as I waited in the OB office my back ache got worse and worse and then I realized- it was contractions. I figured he might send me over to the hospital to get monitered. I was still spotting and it smelled weird. They did the amenitoc test and the stick came out black (positive) then when he examined me, I was FULLY DIALATED. He said very gently- get dressed, I will be right back to talk to you. My Dr is normally a easy going joking kind of guy and he did a major 180. He said- you're fully dialated, we need to get to the hospital NOW and do an emergency c section. He did a quick u/s and it proved I had low fluid.<br>
thank God my ILs had DD and thank God DH's office is a half a block away from the OB and also a 1/2 mile from the hospital. He wanted us to go to the hospital that Maggie is at now, but we would have never made it in traffic. So she was born about a 1/2 hour later and by 6pm I was in recovery and by 8 pm Maggie was on the way to the Loyola NICU. So to say my head was spinning would be an understatement. We are just glad this happened here and not in Florida which is like a 3rd world country in medicine in my opinion. Not looking for an agruement, just my experience, I'm sure its fab-leave it at that.<br><br>
So now we are taking each day and getting plenty of meals and support. The only issue is the phone will not stop ringing so we decided to have a no talk policy and have someone call them back or email them. Otherwise we could spend the entire day just telling this story over and over and not have time with Liz or Maggie. We sent out a huge email on Friday to friends and family to say- don't have time to call or talk! But a few people are offended they did not hear right away- I mean give me a frigging break!! I sicked my sister in law on them! They also got pissed we would not take their call to tell them the whole story. Other than that- we have had great support and even better support from several online buddies.<br>
So thats it in a nutshell, I hope I am the only one to go thru with this and for you first time mamas- the odds of this happening to you are slim and none so do not worry!!
 

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Wow, Amy - I'm so glad you were able to get the care you needed for both of you! I will continue to pray for all of you and send out spunky, healing vibes to both you and Maggie!! Take care of both of you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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wow amy, what a roller coaster!! im thinking of maggie and the family...i can't believe people would have the audacity to be offended at your hesitancy to answer the phone a 1000 times a day!! sheesh!! some people!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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wow,amy, i can see why your head is spinning. you guys seem to be holding together very well though. hang in there and keep getting mama's millk ready for your baby. you are a very strong woman. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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wow Amy, thanks so much for the update. i can only imagine what you are going through.... it sounds like you have excellent care for both yourself and Maggie. I am thinking of you and your family all the time, sending prayers, and positive vibes your way. Let us know how things are going when you have time....... (((((HUGS)))))<br>
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Wow Amy! What a story!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope you, Maggie and your family are all staying strong and will continue to pray for you.<br><br>
In my multiples book they recommend putting a brief message on the machine with an update and then not answering the phone.
 

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Thanks for sharing your story Amy. YOu'll be in my thoughts. I'm so glad it's all turning out well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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wow, Amy! Congratulations! Take care, stay positive.
 

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Thanks mamas for all your well wishing!<br><br>
Actually tonight we are both on cloud nine (compared with LAST wednesday!)<br>
We both got to hold Maggie in her isolete. Also the nurse gave us one of her blankets. It smelled so much like her, I had let down and pumped a gallon or so. I brought it home to dd and she is thrilled. We also brought home a few premie dipes from there too.<br><br>
Since she cannot see Maggie yet she loves stuff from Maggie. I am going to have a few things sent to the house she would like gift wrapped and from Maggie. We were actaully planning on having presents from the baby when Maggie was born but that would have been months away.
 

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you've got me in tears Amy, i'm so thrilled for you to have had such a wonderful day! it must have been such a relief to hold your darling daughter.... that's so sweet about the gifts from Maggie to her big sister, how very special this will make her feel. hopefully she will get to see little Maggie before too long. (((((hugs)))))
 

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Oh, Amy, what an ordeal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I've been thinking about you and Maggie and sending prayers, good thoughts, and healthy, thriving vibes to your little family ... I know we all so appreciate your taking the time to keep us updated as to how she is doing. Please, let us know if there is anything that we can do ...<br><br>
As for answering the phone, etc ... well, I've always been in favor of letting a few dishes fall in favor of keeping the more important plates in the air <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Sending lots of love to you, dh, Maggie, and your dd!<br><br>
Take gentle care of yourself, mama!
 

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dang hormones! got me thinking of that wonderful baby smell. keep producing that milk amy! i am glad you had a wonderful day!
 

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Wow Amy! What a surprise to see your post. I am so glad little Maggie is doing so well. Congratulations and I will keep all of you in my thoughts.
 

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MArcy- do you guys have premie sized diapers??
 

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Amy, you and your family are in my prayers. I hope Maggie thrives and gets stronger each day! And I hope you stay strong!
 

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Amy,<br>
Congrats on your little one....Im so sorry to hear about her surprise arrival but it sounds like she is one tough cookie! I know Im fairly close to you, please let me know if there is any help that you might be in need of. Pm or email me if you get the chance. Id be more then happy to help in any way you might need <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> You are your litle ones are in our thoughts and prayers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Take care of you Amy<br>
Lots of Love <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"> to your family
 
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