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    April 2007 Jellybeans



    Flower:Sweet Pea & Daisy
    Birthstone: Diamond
    Astrological Sign: Aries & Taurus
    Chinese Lunar Calendar:Boar


    ARRIVALS!!

    - 42
    - 43

    January
    January ~ 3rd
    Olivia Hope ~ (devermee)
    6:13 am
    2lbs 3 oz
    14.5 inches


    January ~ 24th
    Jennifer Renee ~ (ljones4521)
    2 lbs 5 oz


    February
    February ~ 16th
    Caoilainn Gael ~ (firefly34)
    9:59
    3lbs 15.8 oz
    16 inches


    February ~ 23rd
    William "Gavin" ~ (CearaGen814)
    5:10 PM
    5lbs 6oz
    18 inches


    March
    March ~ 1st
    Josh ~ (Saige)
    6:00 PM
    3lbs 4oz
    15.5 inches


    March ~ 5th
    Isabella Ryann ~ (caitybugsmommy)
    5lbs 7oz
    18 inches


    March ~ 6th
    Caleigh Grace ~ (auret)
    1:57 PM
    3lbs 6 1/2 oz
    15 3/4 inches


    TWIN GIRLS!!
    Luci Anna ~ Ella Rose ~ (Django)
    9:51 AM****9:53AM
    5lbs 1oz****4lbs 7oz
    18 inches***18 inches


    March ~ 14th
    Brayden Nicholas~ (ericamgreen)
    1:21 PM
    6lbs 13oz
    20 inches



    March ~ 18th
    Liam ~ (SandyBaltimore)
    3:44 pm
    6lbs 15oz
    20 3/4inches


    March ~ 19th
    John Henry ~ (ilovesporty)
    7:38pm
    8lbs 5.5oz
    21 inches



    March ~ 22nd
    Jackson Reid ~ (Audna)
    6:55pm
    5lb 13oz
    19.5 inches


    Anayah ~ (Bella01)
    7 lbs 7 oz
    19 inches


    March ~ 23rd
    Hailey Elizabeth ~ (xSweetAngelx)
    4:43am
    6lbs 6oz
    19 inches


    Connor ~ (ElishaConway)
    4lbs 7oz
    18 inches


    Jonathan Connor ~ (Cassidy1999)
    12:32am
    6lbs 6oz


    Luke Joshua ~ (corydory74)
    7lbs


    Michael - John ~ (kayla_joy)
    8:07am
    8lbs 5oz
    21 inches


    March ~ 24th
    Braelyn ~ (brandywine01)
    1:48pm
    6lbs 11oz
    18 1/2 inches


    Annsley Faith ~ (tiff0502)
    8:25pm
    7ibs 3oz
    19 3/4 inches


    Maverick Gabriel ~ (pie_u)
    1:05pm
    8lbs 9oz
    20 inches


    March ~ 25th
    Riley Jean ~ (stephstretch2001)
    5:19pm
    5lbs 14oz
    19 1/2 inches


    March ~ 26th
    Grant Jakob ~ (JennRoser)
    1:26pm
    6lbs 9.2oz
    19 1/2 inches


    Maddox Cole ~ (hhuntley)
    8:28pm
    6lbs 15oz
    20 inches


    March ~ 27th
    Jameson William ~ (gump)
    12:53pm
    7lbs 1oz
    20 inches


    March ~ 28th
    Claire Isabelle ~ (scorpio1971)
    11:49pm
    8lbs 11oz
    20 1/2 inches


    March ~ 29th
    Phineas Richard ~ (Happay)
    7:51pm
    7lbs 9oz
    20 inches


    Colton Charles ~ (christne)
    8:11am
    7lbs 10oz
    19 1/2 inches


    March ~ 30th
    Brandon ~ (chelly_baby)
    3:38am
    7lbs 8oz


    Tabitha ~ (mommysheenax3)
    1:03pm
    8lbs 7oz
    20 inches


    Avery ~ (birdy_17)
    1:54 pm
    7lbs 11oz
    21 inches




    April
    April ~ 1st

    Rylee Paige ~ (gabby9
    2:13am
    7lbs 2oz
    18 inches


    Seth ~ (armywifefisher)
    9:43am
    8lbs 3oz
    20 3/4 inches


    Benjamin Lowell ~ (MrsLaurieJean)
    7:57pm
    6lbs 2oz
    20 inches


    Kyon Deshon Kier ~ (MyShim)
    11:53 pm
    8lbs 15.2 ozs
    21 inches



    April ~ 2nd
    Gianna Belle ~ (ClassiclyAmber)
    1:12am
    6lbs 9oz
    19 inches


    Caroline Jo ~ (Juri)
    2:17am
    8lbs 5oz
    20 inches


    Jameson Scott ~ (mommy2krj)
    5:18pm
    6lbs 5oz
    18 1/4 inches


    Tyler ~ (catwmn00079)
    10:45 pm
    9 lbs. 1 oz
    22 inches



    April ~ 3rd
    Garrett Wayne ~ (brandyr)
    6lbs 12oz
    11:00pm
    17 1/2 inches


    Aloryn Paige Randall ~ (txducky)
    4:01pm
    7lbs 13oz
    19.5 inches


    Alyssa Lee ~ (jesyka990
    4:23 am
    9lbs 6 oz
    20 inches


    Lydia Hope ~ (Tommi)
    7:55am
    8lbs 4oz
    19 1/2 inches



    April ~ 4th
    Quinn Lee ~ (rollergirly)
    7:53pm
    6lbs 11oz
    19 3/4 inches


    Allison Beatrice ~ (abschropp)
    2:23am
    6lbs 11oz
    19.2 inches


    April ~ 5th
    Corban Jedidiah ~ (Renee0407)
    2:27 am
    8 lbs 9 oz
    20 1/4 inches


    Juliana Andrea ~ (heather32200)
    1:39 am
    8 lbs 9 oz
    20 1/2 inches


    Nora Ann ~ (my2turkeys)
    9:58pm
    9lbs 4oz
    20 1/4 inches


    April ~ 6th
    Sophia Grace ~ (Mimi820)
    9:49am
    7lbs 11oz
    21 inches


    James Edward (Jamie) ~ (Gaidinsgirl)
    8:04am
    8lbs 13oz
    20.5 inches



    April ~ 7th
    Sophia Renee ~ (ProudMommy729)
    11:47 a.m.
    7lbs 3oz
    20 inches


    April ~ 9th
    Noah Atticus ~ (dorahall)
    4:28pm
    6lbs 15oz
    20 inches


    Emma Nicole ~ (Sweet_T)
    12:24pm
    7lbs 1oz
    19.5 inches


    April ~ 10th
    Elijah Esteban ~ (miszstephy)
    5:20 pm
    7lbs 9oz
    21 inches



    April ~ 11th
    Helaina Ember ~ (Chrissy77g)
    2:04pm
    9lbs 4oz
    21.5 inches


    Luke Bower ~ (racidoodle)
    6:04 am
    7lbs 12oz
    20.5 inches


    Cannon Richard ~ (Silverwind)
    7:29pm
    8lbs 14oz
    51 cm


    April ~ 12th
    Cora Grace ~ (MaryCat)
    1:08 pm
    8lbs 0oz
    20.5 inches


    April ~ 14th
    Ella Dawn ~ (merrycharter)
    11:22 pm
    8lbs 15 oz
    19 1/4 inches


    Amelia Ryan ~ ( klassiqbeauty)
    5:42 am
    7lbs 6oz
    20 inches


    April 15th
    Cashton Charles ~ (jksmiller)
    11:41 am
    6lbs 12oz
    20 1/2 inches


    April ~ 16th
    Sarah Sioux ~ (ttcgal)
    2:58 pm
    7lbs 7oz
    22 inches


    Hayden William ~ (robgem)
    5:30 pm
    7lb 8.5oz
    51 cm


    Jacob Thomas ~ (MaybeGracie)
    11:03 am
    8lbs 9oz
    51cm


    Shiloh Eleanore Grace (MissMichigan)
    9:47 am
    7lbs 8oz
    19 inches


    Sophia Jean ~ (Leia'sMommy)
    9:20 am
    7lbs 11.1oz
    19 1/2 inches


    Sebastian Blake ~ (babyit_uk)
    8:46 am
    3.480kgs
    50cm


    April 17th
    Toby William ~ (tracelynn)
    5:52 pm
    9lbs 0.5 oz
    21 inches


    Brandon Michael ~ (dea8885)
    11:41 pm
    8lbs 13oz
    22 inches


    Brooklyn Nicole ~ (bugbutler)
    10:16 pm
    9lbs 6oz
    20 1/2 inches


    April 18th
    Aiden Matthew ~ (thinkpink)
    7:37 am
    9lbs 5.8oz
    21 1/2


    Mariah Juliet Ida Woo ~ (My4th)
    7:05
    7lbs 2.4oz
    19.5 inches


    Shelby Grace ~ (Princessemily)
    10:15 am
    8lbs 10oz
    20 inches


    April 19th
    Cole Joseph ~ (mommyglb)
    8:03 am
    7lbs 8oz
    19 3/4


    Sabrina Deborah Mary ~ (MomToBe26)
    3:18 pm
    8lbs 7oz
    22 3/4


    April 20th
    Adam Vance ~ (TrishaMomto3plus1tobe)
    3:08 am
    8lbs 1oz
    19 3/4 inches


    April 21
    London Mae ~ (Junebugz77)
    3:57 pm
    6lbs 7oz
    19 3/4 inches


    April 23rd
    Beatrix ~ (MRSDJ1234)
    6:04 am
    10lbs 10oz
    21 inches


    Allison Nicole ~ (2x's_a_charm)
    1:08 am
    7lbs 10oz
    20.75 inches


    Henry Matthew ~ (Nikkinms)
    11:31 pm
    8lbs 9oz
    22 inches


    April 27th
    Brian Alexander ~ (Halfpass4)
    12:40 am
    7lbs 10oz
    20 inches


    Cadence ~ (Basschick)
    1:16 pm
    8 lbs 9 oz


    April 29th
    Reilly Elin ~ (Sunny_az_mom)
    11:30am
    8lbs 5oz
    21 inches


    May
    May 4th
    Andrew Robert ~ (teachercarrie)
    4:39pm
    9lbs 10oz
    21 3/4 inches



    Expectant Gender Tally


    - 40

    - 47

    (waiting for delivery)- 18

    April 1

    Chelly (chelly_baby)- BORN: Brandon March 30 ~ 7lbs 8oz
    Genevieve (CearaGen814)- BORN: William "Gavin" February 23 ~ 5lbs 6oz
    Brooke (Klyllie)-
    Heather (heather32200)- BORN: Juliana Andrea April 5 ~8lbs 9oz
    Kris (caitybugsmommy)- BORN: Isabella Ryann March 5th ~ 5lbs 7oz
    Charlene (cdorkin)- Madison Grace
    Julie (Juri)-

    April 2

    Tracy (Django)-BORN: Luci and Ella March 6th ~ 5lbs 1oz & 4lbs 7oz

    Amber (ClassiclyAmber)- BORN: Gianna Belle April 2 ~ 6lbs 9oz
    Sara (babywishing)-
    Jessica (Jesyka990- BORN: Alyssa Lee April 3 ~ 9lbs 6 oz
    MyShim- BORN: Kyon Deshon Kier April 1 ~ 8lbs 15.2 oz
    Cassidy(Cassidy1999)- BORN: Jonathan Connor March 23 ~ 6lbs 6oz
    Brandy (brandywine01)- BORN: Braelyn March 24 ~ 6lbs 11oz
    April 3

    Lisa (scorpio1971)- BORN: Claire Isabelle March 28 ~ 8lbs 11oz

    firefly34- BORN: Caoilainn Gael Feb 16 ~ 3lbs 15.8 oz
    Brandy (brandyr)- BORN: Garrett Wayne April 3 ~ 6lbs 12oz
    April 4

    klassiqbeauty- BORN: Amelia Ryan April 14 ~ 7lbs 6oz
    Bella01- BORN: Anayah March 22 ~ 7lbs 7oz
    Angie (angiepat)-
    Sweet_T- BORN: Emma Niclole April 9 ~ 7lbs 1oz

    April 5

    Brie (brianna1972)-
    Melissa (Silverwind)- BORN: Cannon Richard April 11 ~ 8lbs 14oz
    Steph (stephstretch2001)- BORN: Riley Jean March 25 ~ 5lbs 14oz
    Joelle (my2turkeys)- BORN: Nora Ann April 5 ~ 9lbs 4 oz

    devermee: BORN: Olivia Hope Jan 3 ~ 2lbs 3 oz
    Beth (suprisebaby)-
    birdy_17 BORN: Avery March 30 ~7lbs 11 oz
    mrsdreaslove-


    April 6

    Tiffany (tiff0502)- BORN: Annsley Faith March 24 ~ 7lbs 3oz
    Krista (Mommy2OliviaNQuinn)- Quinn Alan
    Karen (gabby9- BORN: Rylee Paige April 1 ~ 7lbs 2oz
    Monica (monadel74)- Guessing boy & girl

    Amy (abschropp)- BORN: Allison Beatrice April 4 ~ 6lbs 11oz
    Meg (ilovesporty)- BORN: John Henry March 18~ 8lbs 5.5 oz

    Cara (cjlalonde1)-


    April 7

    Christine (christne)- BORN: Colton Charles March 29 ~ 7lbs 10oz
    Karen (kbeaudrie71)-

    April 8

    Tracey (traceylyn)- BORN: Toby William April 17 ~ 9lbs 0.5oz

    Audrey (My4th)- BORN: Mariah Juliet Ida Woo April 18 ~ 7lbs 2.4oz
    Dani (DaniDueApril07)


    April 9

    Noel (babym8kr)-
    Erica (ericamgreen)- BORN: Brayden Nicholas March 14 ~ 6lbs 13oz

    April 10

    gump- BORN: Jameson William March 27 ~ 7lbs 1oz

    April 11

    Patty (armywifefisher)- BORN: Seth Taheton April 1 ~ 8lbs 3oz

    txsducky- BORN: Aloryn Paige Randall April 3 ~ 7lbs 13oz

    April 12

    Mimi (Mimi820)- BORN: Sophia Grace April 6 ~ 7lbs 11oz
    laurieblondie
    soyyodt
    miszstephy- BORN:Elijah Esteban April 10 ~ 7lbs 9oz
    MaryCat- BORN: Cora Grace April 12 ~ 8lbs 0oz
    snowfox
    Chris (2x's_a_charm)- BORN: Allison Nicloe April 23 ~ 7lbs 10oz


    April 13

    Sheena (mommysheenax3)- BORN: Tabitha March 30 ~ 8lbs 7oz
    happay- BORN: Phin March 29 ~ 7lbs 9oz
    Meg (Meg C)- Guessing boy
    corydory74- BORN: Luke Joshua March 23 ~ 7lbs
    rkzorn-

    April 14

    fufub- Guessing girl
    Helen (MRSDJ1234)- BORN: Beatrice April 23rd ~ 10lbs 10oz
    dea8885-
    jonacie22-
    rollergirly- BORN: Quinn Lee April 4 ~6lbs 11oz

    MaybeGracie- Jacob Thomas April 16 ~ 8lbs 9oz
    April 15

    Jenn (JennRoser)- BORN: Grant Jakob March 26 ~ 6lbs 9.2oz
    Jenn (jksmiller)- Cashton Charles April 15 ~ 6lbs 12oz
    Ann (girl007)-
    Lisa (ttcgal)- BORN: Sarah Sioux April 16 ~ 7lbs 7 oz
    Nikki(Nikkinms)- BORN: Henry Matthew April 23 ~ 8lbs 9oz
    pie_u- BORN: Maverick Gabriel March 24 ~ 8lbs 9oz

    April 16

    Rachel (racidoodle)- BORN: Luke Bower April 11 ~ 7lbs 12oz
    Claire (babyit-uk)- BORN: Sebastian Blake April 16 ~ 3.480kgs
    Angie (gaidinsgirl)- BORN: James Edward April 6 ~ 8lbs 13oz
    Jane (jjlsim)-


    April 17

    Megan (meggowaffles)-

    Tommi (Tommi)- BORN: Lydia Hope April 3 ~ 8lbs 4oz
    bugbutler- BORN: Brooklyn Nichole April 17 ~ 9lbs 6oz
    crazyjane25
    Tina (MomToBe26)- BORN: Sabrina Deborah Mary April 19 ~ 8lbs 7oz


    April 18

    Ingrid (Leia's Mommy)- BORN: Sophia Jean April 16 ~ 7lbs 11.1oz
    staciej- Guessing girl
    NewAtThisJen- Guessing boy
    mwallace
    Elisha (ElishaConway)- BORN: Connor March 23 ~ 4lbs 7oz

    April 19

    Laurie (MrsLaurieJean)- BORN: Benjamin Lowell April 1 ~ 6lbs 2oz
    Angel (thinkpink)- BORN: Aiden Matthew April 18 ~ 9lbs 5.8oz
    Beth (auret) BORN: Caleigh Grace March 6th ~ 3lbs 61/2oz
    Danielle (danielle91113)-
    sarahdawn-

    Gemma (robgem)- BORN: Hayden William April 16 ~ 7lbs 8oz


    April 20

    basschick-
    dorahall -BORN: Noah Atticus April 9 ~ 6lbs 15oz
    CrazyJenn
    LanesGirl-
    LaCole - Guessing boy
    Melinda (Junebugz)- BORN: London Mae April 21 ~ 6lbs 7oz
    Sandi (kayla_joy)- BORN: Michael-John March 23 ~ 8lbs 5oz

    April 21

    Hannah (MissMichigan)- Shiloh Eleanore Grace April 16 ~ 7lbs 8oz

    April 22

    St. Margaret-

    AlwaysSoSilly

    Saige ~ BORN: Josh March 1 ~ 3lbs 4oz

    April 23

    Mary (merrycharter)- BORN: Ella Dawn April 14 ~ 8lbs 15oz
    Heidi (hhuntley)- BORN: Maddox Cole March 26 ~ 6lbs 15oz

    April 24

    Julie (Saundersgirl)-

    Erica (daisies73)-

    Lisa (ljones4521)- BORN: Jennifer Renee Jan 24 ~ 2lbs 5 oz
    Sazix-
    YummyMummy2Be-

    April 25

    Rachel (Mrs.S0724)
    denkula- Guessing girl
    Trisha(TrishaMomto3plus1tobe)- BORN: Adam Vance April 20 ~ 8lbs 1oz

    April 26

    Emily (Princessemily)- BORN: Shelby Grace April 18 ~ 8lbs 10oz

    Maretta (hexagonalsnail)- Guessing girl-

    Anita (ab+rb=bb)- Emily Marie
    Helena (irishlassie413)-

    April 27

    DisaCole- Guessing boy & girl
    Kristen (ProudMommy729)- BORN: Sophia Catherine April 7 ~7lbs 3oz

    April 28

    nikkismom-

    April 29

    MarineCorpsBaby- Guessing girl
    Amy (patrical)-
    Crystal (crysllewis)-
    Geri (mommyglb)- BORN: Cole Joseph April 19 ~ 7lbs 8oz
    Julie (sunny_az_mom)- BORN: Reilly Elin April 29 ~ 8lbs 5oz


    April 30

    Geri (mommyglb)- Guessing girl
    Christine (chrissy77g)- BORN: Helaina Ember April 11 ~ 9lbs 4 oz
    Carrie (teachercarrie)- BORN: Andrew Robert May 4 ~ 9lbs 10oz

    Angels in Heaven

    Pam (Perkyp99)
    Kristen (kris11483)
    Jen (JenIsrael)
    sterre
    Paula (Fiona's Mummy)
    Rachael (ShiningLight)
    J.B. (eavansmama)

    April Jellybeans Interactive Calendar

    http://freecal.brownbearsw.com/April2007

    Birth Buddies

    scorpio1971 & Saundersgirl
    CearaGen814 & Chrissy77g
    MissMichigan & Bella01
    Armywifefisher & TrishMomto3plus1tobe
    ElishaConway & Brandywine01
    Hurral23 & Crysllewis
    Mrsdreaslove& Myshim
    KMV729 &Tiff0502
    Mommy2Olivia & My4th
    Thinkpink &JennRoser
    Brandyr & MRSDJ1234
    Txsducky & basschick
    Leia's Mommy & Corydory74

    April 07 April 06
    ricalynnand reeveslady
    rkzorn melliebellie
    Mommy2OliviaNQuinn Louiseab
    Jesyka9908 sweet_nth
    babym8kr ~Angie~
    dasies73 jackierp00
    Bella01 ToniosMommy
    crysllewis AmyDS
    Junebugz77 susan_2424
    traceylynn goosieparaoosie
    CearaGen814 sabby2

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    Quote Originally Posted by devermee
    January 6, 2007
    My husband & I recently made the move from MI to IA. The move took place on Dec 27 and for the time being have settled into the basement at my parent's house. The move went very well, without any complications. We both started our new jobs on Dec 29.
    On Dec 30, I noticed some tightening in my abdomen and realized I was having contractions, though they were not painful. We went to the hospital that night & they gave me an injection of a medication, Brethine, which stopped the contractions almost immediately. They sent me home with the same medication in the pill form and was taking that every 6 hours to prevent further contractions. I took it easy for a few days and the conractions eased up.
    On Jan 2, I started having some more contractions again despite the medication that I was taking. That night the contractions started to become painful and were coming more regularly, so we made another trip to the hospital. We nearly got stopped by a state trooper on the drive there and DH had to explain the situation to him. At the hospital, approximately 3 AM (Jan 3), things moved fairly quickly and the doctor told us to anticipate the baby being born soon since my bag of waters was visible. We were at a small Community Hospital and since the baby would be coming so early, they called in the Neonatal ICU team from a larger hospital. They were there shortly via helecopter. At first it looked like the baby would be born there at the smaller hospital, but we were able to hold off on delivery of the baby for a while despite the contractions coming at regular intervals. I remember praying that the contractions would stop, but realized that God had other plans for us that morning. Throughout it all, I could feel baby moving around strongly which was a constant reassurance to me. Next they flew in a Maternal team so that they could transport me to the larger hospital since it looked like we had time before the baby was born. This was my first helicopter ride ever & really don't remember the actual ride much at all. With me was a NICU Nurse Practictioner and Labor & Delivery flight nurse. The contractractions continued to intensify on the flight, and I just remember them updating me on how close we were to our destination. DH, my mom, dad & sister made the hour drive as I was being transported via helicopter. When I arrived at the next hospital, I was met by the doctor immediately and he performed a bedside ultrasound. He was able to see that my bag of water was partially in my uterus, but partially coming out which is the reason I was feeling so much pressure despite only being 3-4 cm dilated. The ultrasound also reavealed that the baby's umblical cord was prolapsed so he said we needed to do an emergency C-section. Needless to say, things moved very quickly from that point. The ultrasound picture I have shows a time of 6:02 AM and baby Olivia was born at 6:13 AM. It was difficult to make the decision without DH there with me, but I knew that whatever was best for the baby had to be done. At that point, the contractions and pressure were so intense that I really believed that we weren't going to make it to the C-section. I remember seeing a clock in the OR showing a time of shortly after 6 AM, and the next thing I knew, I was in the recovery room.
    The team that was there with us was wonderful, every step of the way, they called DH on his cell phone to let him know what was happening, met him at the ER, and rushed him up to the OR where I was. He made it there just minutes after they had Olivia out and before they had stiched me back up. DH was able to be with Olivia as they brought her to the NICU.
    Our precious little girl, Olivia Hope arrived at 6:13 AM on January 3, 2007 with a weight of 2 lbs 3 oz and a length of 14.5 inches. We were expecting her to come in early April, but she decided to meet us at 26 weeks 5 days gestation. She is absolutely beautiful!
    The NICu here is a wonderful place where she has her very own room or 'suite' where there is a pull out couch for DH or I to spend the night when we want to. Since it is an ICU, visitors are limited but they have a webcam available above her bed so that visitors can see her when they are in the waiting room!
    After she was born, Olivia was given a slippery substance called surfactant to help her immature lungs work more effectively. She was placed on a ventilator to assist her breathing. She is a strong little girl and suprisingly, even within the first 24 hours of her life, the nurses were able to continually decrease the amount of oxygen that she was getting. She has bright lights shining on her to correct jaundice since her bilirubin is a little bit high. She is recieving nutrition through an IV line that is placed in the vessels of her umbilical cord. She is attached to a heart monitor, blood pressure cuff, and oxygen saturation monitor continuously. She is bruised up and has some scratches on her back, mostly all from delivery. The nurses place a gelly-lotion on her skin to help protect her fragile skin.
    They are drawing bloodwork frequently and making constant adjustments to her care based on the lab results. She did need a blood transfusion yesterday mostly because of the amount of blood that they have been drawing from her. Thankfully, her labwork is fairly stable so they haven't been needign to draw blood as frequently anymore.
    She had an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) done the other day that revealed a PDA. PDA is a patent ductus arteriosus - this usually closes within the first few days of life but since she was born so early, her artery has remained open. She was given 4 doses of medication, Indocin, to try to help close the artery. If this aretery remains open, too much blood will flow through her lungs and make it harder for her to breath and will strain her heart. If the medication does not work, they will do surgery to fix the artery.
    She is a fiesty little girl. She is always wiggling around in her bed and stretching. The nurses reposition her every few hours and she loves to lay on her tummy. They tuck her in with blankets and try to make her as cozy as possible in her little bed. She loves to hang on to things with her hands, whether it is her breathing tube, an IV line or someone's finger!
    We feel truly blessed with the wonderful people who have been placed into our lives as we begin this journey! They have told us to expect that she will be in the hospital until her due date, which is 3 months from now. Olivia has a great team of doctors, nurses, etc taking care of her who we will continue to play a major part in our lives.
    Dawn

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    Hello ladies,

    I am the girl who posted a few months ago regarding a complete placenta
    previa. It later grew into placenta increta (the blood supply of the
    placenta grows into or through the uterine wall). I was hopsitalized on
    Januay 17, 2006 after a massive bleed. On January 24, 2006 I gave birth
    to my daughter, Jennifer Renee. She weighed 2lbs 5oz and is absolutely
    beautiful. She is the pircture of perfection just in minature form. She
    doesn't hav any real medical conditions other than those expected when
    treating a 27 wk. old. Today she required her first transfusion and I
    had my 8 pint of blood. I lost a lot of blood during the surgery and am
    still stuggling with my recovery.

    Lisa in MD

    Lisa, here is the link to read any comments left for you. Congratulations.
    http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=671502

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    u can update my info if u like... caoilainn gael was born 16th feb 2007 at 0959.. she is 16inches n 3pounds 15.8ounces

    thanks jesica


    Quote Originally Posted by firefly34
    ok so, the docs have been doin uts everyday for the last week n was planning the surgery for a later time but at half 7 the uts showed that there wasnt time as the placenta stopped working and the amnionic fluid had dropped to 3cm... my doc took me into surgery right away n took her out. she is doing great right now there is no need for an incubator as shes breathing very well... anyway i dont know how to paste pics in here so u can find a couple pics of the baby at www.dropshots.com/firefly34
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissy77g
    I received the following email from gen:

    Just have a second. I'm on my way to St. Louis Childrens Hospital.

    Could you post the following info on both the april and march boards? Thanks.

    William "Gavin" E. was born Feb. 23 2007 at 5:10pm via c/s. He weighed 5 pounds 6 oz. 18 inches long. He had the cord tied twice around his neck, so it was good he came when he did. Even more important: My placenta was deteriorating rapildly, to the point if he hadn't wrapped that cord around his neck and stayed put a couple more weeks he would have been stillborn. Gavin is truly a miracle baby. He was helaported to the hospital. I got to see him all of 30 seconds. I got to touch his face, but didn't even get to see his full face because of the tubes. Scott has been with him the entire time - started kangaroo care today. He has a lung problem, but is a fighter and is getting better every day. I will be up at the hospital for the next week with him while Scott is working. I am excited to see my baby and hold him for the first time. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!

    Quote Originally Posted by CearaGen814
    After two harrowing days of hospital food I was finally discharged from the hospital. My mother arrived Saterday at a quarter to midnight and spent the night in the room with me. It had been a rather lonely day with Scott up at the hospital with Gavin. When they released me on Sunday we came to Gavin's hospital ASAP!!

    Scott was doing Kangaroo Care when I got hear. I tell you, when I saw my men I couldn't stop crying. I was so happy to see them both. Scott switched places with me and I got some skin to skin contact w/Gavin. Oh, he did not like leaving his daddy, but as soon as he was with his momma he calmed down. A little while later it was time for a diaper change. His nurse took the nose thingy off so that I could see my sons face for the first time. Oh, he is beautiful. (I was worried for a while because the only pic I had was right before the airlifted him out and it was a warped pic. I kept saying - geez, he's a bit ugly!!! Nope he's not!!!) He has light auburn hair, just like his momma. We haven't seen his eyes yet (too swollen from the nose hose). He went from 35% Oxygen on Friday to room air yesterday. He has forced air though, and hopefully later today he will be off the nose hose (CPAP?), I'm still learning these terms. If that happens I get to let him nuzzle at the breast while they feet him my BM (it is starting to come in yeah!!!) in a feeding tube.

    He's so tiny, but what a fighter!! When I look at him I can't believe all that he survived to make it into my arms!!

    1. His umbilical cord was in a spot on the placenta that 90% of babies M/C
    2. My placenta was deteriorating - if he had gone to term he would have been stillborn.
    3. I possibly have a blood clotting disorder - which can cause preterm labor, miscarriage, and a whole slew of other stuff. The test to confirm it will cost $3000 (hopefully my insurance will cover it!!!) and if it is positive than Gavin will probably be our last child.
    4. Cord wrapped around the neck.

    I'm truly amazed at the miracle that has entered into our lives. I am so grateful for your support, and prayers. It is amazing the way God works sometimes. I will update when I can, they have a great family center here and a room that we can stay in that is first come first serve. We will be tring to get into the Ronald McDonald house for the rest of the week. Scott is taking Monday (today) off, but will be leaving me here w/my mom. I'm glad she is here, I think I'd go crazy w/o her and Scott!! Donovan will be staying with us on Saterday. He was very upset at his mother when she took him from the Hospital on Friday "I want my daddy and I want to take my baby brother home!!" He screamed!!!!

    Anyways, sorry for the novel. I'll post pics when I can!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saige
    Josh is here!!!!!

    I have been in a whirlwind. Sunday night I started having contractions and went to labor and delivery. They gave me two shots to stop the contractions and was sent home. But I was having major chest pains, which at the time they said were just muscle spasms from the shots. So I spent the night in pain and then went for my appointment to assess the baby's stress level at the specialists in the morning. To my surprise to say the least, my blood pressure has sailed through the roof. I had headaches and swelling. They diagnosed me immediately with pre-eclampsia and I was put in the hospital.

    Remember, I'm only just 32 weeks at the point.

    My pre-eclampsia continued to worsen in the hospital and they told me they would have to deliver Josh no later than 48 hours from my admitance. The goal was to get in two steroid shots to help mature his lungs. Luckily, we were able to get both shots in and Josh was delivered via c-section on March 1st at 6 pm. He was exactly 32 weeks.

    He weighed 3lbs 4 ounces and was 15 1/2 inches long. He's so tiny. Miraculaously, he hasn't needed any oxygen and is perfectly healthy except for being pre-mature in almost every way. His apgar were an amazing 9 and 8!

    He must stay in the NICU for about two months until he's closer to his due date of April 22nd. He is getting fatty acids and nutrients through an iv and has amazingly started to take my breast milk as well! He only gets a tiny bit and it's still through a tube, but he's digesting it which is what's important.

    Josh is just amazing and such a little fighter. I just got out of the hosital today and I must say, leaving him behind was the hardest thing I had to do. It just broke my heart. I'm still on a major emotional roller coster over all of this, but am very grateful that he is doing so well.

    I've been able to hold him a couple of times and hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to kangaroo hold him ,as they call it. When they'll strap him to my chest, skin on skin contact for some bonding time. Keep your fingers crossed for me there. I really want to be able to be closer to him.

    My c-section wasn't too fun though. I've had a lot of leaking from the incision and swelling because of the pre-eclampsia and the steriods. I also had a little panic attack during delivery. After I heard Josh crying and knew he was alive, I just broke down and started freaking out that I wasn't feelling right. They ended up having to knock me out. But I did get to see Josh before that happened, thank god.

    Anyway, I need to rest for now, but just wanted to let everyone know where I've been and that my precious little mircacle is here!!

    PS. I know my "my day" in pics was the 1st, but I'm kind of going to have to reschedule. lol.

    Thanks for listening. (hope this makes sense. I'm a little groggy. )


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    I just posted a regular thread. No birth story yet.

    But Isabella Ryann arrived 3/5/07

    5lbs 7oz 18 Inches long.
    Kris & Jay
    DD1~Caitlyn born March 19, 2004
    DD2~ Isabella born March 5, 2007 @ 36 weeks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by auret
    Caleigh Grace was born Tuesday March 6th at 1:57 via emergency c-section. She weighed 3 pounds 6 1/2 ounces and 15 3/4 inches long.

    I'm home from the hospital, but Caleigh (with a short a, Cal like in California) will stay in the NICU for a few weeks yet.

    I was on bedrest from Wednesday until Tuesday with my symptoms fluctuating quite a bit. But on Tuesday all my blood work showed some real danger signs. My platelet count dropped to 47,000 (normal is about 300,000) and my liver enzymes were very high. If my platelet count dropped any lower, any surgery would be very dangerous to both me and baby. So, I had a c-section Tuesday afternoon! I had to put under general anesthia b/c of my health complications. Everything went without any complications and Caleigh arrived at 1:57 Tuesday afternoon! Recovery from surgery has been painful, but my health is returning well. My b/p is back to normal and my platelet counts are back to normal range as well!

    Caleigh is a real miracle! She was born at 33 weeks and 1 day ... but is doing better than we could ever expect. She has *never* gone on a ventilator even from her first breaths. She scored 8 and 9 on her APGARs at birth. She had an feeding tube for the first day, but took bottles like a pro after that. She takes nearly a full bottle already every 3 hours. She had an IV for her first day, but had it removed by day two. She spent a day and a half under the billirubin lights, but that was it. She's now completely wireless/tubeless expect for heartrate and respiration monitors! The nurses in the NICU have nicknamed her "wild woman" b/c she's so fiesty. She's so tiny, but motors around her incubator like a little wiggle worm (I think she's trying to escape!).

    Your prayers and thoughts were so incredibly appreciated ... God answered them with this perfect tiny, little miracle! And He continues to bless us all with a much bigger strength and quicker recovery than we could have hoped for! Please continue to pray for us, as the hospital is more than an hour and a half away. I'll be home for a day and a half, then we'll go back to stay near the hospital for as long as we can. We hope Caleigh will come home with us by the beginning of April.

    I'll post pics as soon as I can sort through the camera.

    -Beth












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    Brayden was born on March 14, weighing 6 lbs, 13oz, and 20 in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovesporty
    Hi girls! Here is the birth story I posted to our website...
    We arrived at the hospital Sunday evening about 4 pm and met with Dr. Lee about 4:30 to begin the induction process. The first step wasn't exactly fun, but we made it though without too much hassle. Contractions started a little later, but I was able to sleep fairly well Sunday night to get ready for the big day. I was started on Pitocin Monday morning about 7 am when I was about 3 cm dialated. I had my epidural about 8:30 am and the fun of having assistance dilating began. Dr. Lee had to break through a lot of scar tissue from my surgeries last year in order to prepare me for delivery. After laboring most of the day (thankfully without much pain), I began pushing around 6 pm. Henry was apparently happy swimming around and took his time arriving. Since he was being a bit stubborn, Dr. Lee had to help him make an appearance using vacuum extraction. Finally, Henry was born at 7:38 pm on Monday, March 19, 2007. He weighed 8 lbs, 5.5 ounces and was 21 inches long. We are thrilled to have him here and he is such a good baby!

    Dave and I were able to come home tonight (Wednesday), but we had to leave Henry behind due to a mild case of jaundice. He is going to be absolutely fine, but needs to be under a special light to help him clear his system of bilibrubin. The pediatrician says this is fairly common and usually goes away after the special light treatment. We're hoping to be able to bring him Thursday. **I just spoke with the pediatrician and we can go get him later today!**




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