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October 10th, 2012, 05:37 PM
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(I posted this in my DDC too)

Update on me.....get some popcorn... lol

So I had my "episode" 2 weeks ago where my heart started racing, couldn't breathe, felt dizzy and almost passed out. When I went to the dr, my BP was slightly elevated and my pulse was 122. (normal is 60-100 but pregnant women are closer to the high end of that) I did a 24 hr urinalysis which came back with 350 mg of protein (normal is below 150)...which would either indicate preeclampsia or an infection. They did all kinds of blood work, which came back normal (kidneys, liver, thyroid, blood sugar, blood count, electrolytes..all that). No infection was found either. I did gain 7 lbs in the past 4 weeks. Boooo.... My legs/ankles get pretty swollen if I do anything OTHER than lay around.

I did have an u/s last week when I went back after all that. Everything with Mollie is fine. She was moving all around, measuring good, fluid looked good and she weighed 1 lb 10 oz.

So..I went back again today after repeating the urinalysis. My protein was up to 430 mg. Not good. BP was about the same. Pulse goes up and down from 80s to 115ish. (I only start noticing it and feeling bad when it gets around 95 or over.) I didn't have much swelling today but gained another dang pound since last week. I am going to be a gigantic buffalo by the end of this. UGH! Anyway...my dr. wants to see me every week now. I have to repeat the urinalysis AGAIN and get blood work AGAIN on Friday. This blood work is specifically for "Thrombophilia." ( Some kind of blood clotting disease) My dr. seems to think I may have it for some reason? So I go back to my dr. Wednesday and get some specialty ultrasound (checking fluid, breathing, movement etc. of baby). Thursday I see a cardiologist about my heart rate. AND...I have to see a Maternal Fetal Medicine Dr. Idk when that will be but they told me to "take a snack and a book" so I guess that means I'll be there all day. *sigh* Idk how people with cancer and other diseases/disabilities do it. It's so annoying, depressing and expensive to spend your life at the dr.'s office and having somebody drain you of several bodily fluids every week. I know this will all be over in 3 months and I'll have the greatest gift at the end. I feel bad for even complaining when I know so many people live like this for years....maybe even their whole lives with no "reward" at the end.

I feel like I'm totally neglecting my child and homeschool too with all of this. I was at the dr all morning and then had to work until 2:00. By the time we got home I just didn't feel like doing ANYTHING. *Sigh* I guess we'll catch up another day.

Oh....and I said something to my dr about not wanting to be in the hospital at Christmas because I'll be 36 weeks the week of Christmas (thats when they induced me last time due to PE) and she said "Well I HOPE you make it to 36 weeks!" So I take that to mean she doesn't think I will make it that far and I will be having a December baby. That would be fine with me as long as she's completely healthy and ready.

Ok...on to happier subjects...

I finally registered at Buy Buy Baby and Target. That was really FUN! My shower is November 4th so thats just a few weeks away! I FINALLY got the crib bumper I ordered and also found a rug for the nursery. We still don't have stuff on the walls, baskets for the dresser/changer and I may get some other type of chair or something so it's not complete but looking more cozy. I also bought Mollie her first stuffed animal. I found a really soft, pretty bunny when we were in the mountains a couple weeks ago. I also got a diaper bag that those of you who love OWLS will love! I need to get it monogrammed though, so I'll wait to show you pics of that later.


Here's my 24 wk Mollie:



25 week belly:



The Bunny:



The Bumper:



The Nursery:

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October 10th, 2012, 05:49 PM
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I'll keep you in my prayers! I hope everything goes along just fine!
You're looking great!
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October 10th, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Many prayers going your way!! Hope everything turns out fine! Glad baby seems to be doing good and pray that little Mollie stays that way!

BTW.... You look beautiful!
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October 10th, 2012, 08:40 PM
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I will continue to pray for you Ginger. I love Molly's little nose
You look great !!
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October 11th, 2012, 06:19 PM
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OMG...you can tell Mollie will be gorgeous like her Mama..and BTW, you look great!! NOT FAT!! xoxo

I'm sorry you are going through all this. Never fun. You are in my prayers. As much as it is hard and draining, I am glad you are getting good care. I had to go to a Maternal fetal medicine specialist with my 2nd dd bc my first was IUGR and I also had an elevated risk during my 1st tri screening. You are going to make it and have a beautiful and healthy baby girl! A friend of mine had her baby at 35 weeks and she went home with them! I was a 32 week preemie and was out in 4 days without any breathing assistance. My brother was a 30 week baby.....25 years ago and he was only in for a month. That is still a long time but if you think about how long ago it was, it's incredible. If for some reason you go a little early there are lots of stuff they can do to help her mature.

How are you emotionally feeling? With all that's going on, nervertheless being pregnant, it's no wonder you have no energy left. Hugs....it's totally understandable and expected.

You are a strong Mama who is a trooper!!
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October 11th, 2012, 06:36 PM
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I know it isn't easy going through all of that (and I hated the 24 hour urine tests too!), but you are doing great. Keep listening to the docs and baking that little girl. Hopefully your MFM is not as bad as they are making it out to be. I saw an MFM twice with the twins, and neither time was my wait long at all. They also had a great detailed u/s machine there and I loved the chance to see the babies again. Take the chance to get a another peak and try not to stree about all the doctor visits. Praying for you and little one in all of this!
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October 11th, 2012, 08:14 PM
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I know it isn't easy going through all of that (and I hated the 24 hour urine tests too!), but you are doing great. Keep listening to the docs and baking that little girl. Hopefully your MFM is not as bad as they are making it out to be. I saw an MFM twice with the twins, and neither time was my wait long at all. They also had a great detailed u/s machine there and I loved the chance to see the babies again. Take the chance to get a another peak and try not to stree about all the doctor visits. Praying for you and little one in all of this!
Thank you for saying that. My sister really made me mad tonight. She was all gloom, doom, negative and drama about the MFM dr. She went to this same one two years ago. She claims she waited five hours, that they told her the baby was showing signs of Downs, that it cost her $6000 out of pocket and they kept finding stuff wrong with her and the baby so she just QUIT. Then.....she referred to my sweet Mollie as "The Fetus.". Even people I barely know call her Mollie!!!! Grrrr..

Erica....I felt a little down yesterday but I'm fine now. I just don't want this to cost a fortune or scare the crap outta me. I've been doing good not being obsessive and worrying.
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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb...I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made...My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together...Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139: 13-16

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