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    And here are some pics:

    Last pregnancy picture:


    Right after birth




    Getting diluted


    Holding him while visiting:




    With DH:




    Going home:


    Almost forgot, he was 6lbs and 19 ins.
    Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
    Logan 3/3/07
    Rya 7/7/09
    Willow 5/26/11
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    And now for the more present. We left Japan in June 08 and headed to Tx, woopie. It wasn't our first choice for a base, but we were ready for a change. Right before moving we had decided to start TTC again (this was Nov 07) and once again it took us a year exactly. I found out that we were preggo 2 Nov! How funny. We were actually on a road trip visiting our more distant relatives and I got a pos at my grandparents place, it was a great surprise. We were able to see our baby in the er a few weeks later cause I was had so much pain in my lower right side that I couldn't even stand so we went to the ER fearing an ectopic pregnancy, but nope, baby was right where they were supposed to be, and stiff as a board I might add. Logan's first pic he looked like he was surfing but this kiddo looked like they were standing at attention.

    Logan: 7w3d


    Raya: 6w6d
    Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
    Logan 3/3/07
    Rya 7/7/09
    Willow 5/26/11
    ATTC #4

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    I love all the pics! I hope your VBAC goes well and that you have a much more positive birth experience this time!
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    Oooh! Renee! So fun to see your pics and read Logan's story! So excited for the first July lodge!

    I'm glad Vanessa started your lodge now, it will be good to have a place to go when things feel overwhelming and nerve-wracking with Raya.

    Can't wait to share in your journey!

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    And now the rest of the story
    At my 20 week u/s (which happened at 21 weeks) we found out that we were expecting a little girl. I was shocked as I was convinced that it was a boy considering that I had had no m/s. Not expecting any news other than good to go we were all fun in the room, so in that sense the u/s tech was wonderful. She never alarmed us that something was wrong or anything. When the radiologist came back though to tell us there was some abnormality in the abdomin we were shocked, but since he could tell us nothing beyond that we weren't too worried, esp since baby was not very cooperative anyway. So we went home, looked up most common abnormalities of the abdomin and started our mini-worry.
    (Here's the post on that story) http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboa...70&postcount=1

    A few weeks later we went in for a follow-up u/s to get a better idea of the problem. Still we had fun at the u/s watching Rya (forgive me if I go back and forth in spelling, I'm stilll trying to make up my mind on which I like better) and again the u/s tech here was great, never making us fearful or upset, I really liked both of those ladies.
    Once again the doc came in and was able to give us a better idea of what was going on with our little girl. He told us that one of her kidney's was enlarged with multiple cysts and probably dead by this point, however the other kidney was just fine. Because of this I was now under the care of 2 docs, I consider him Rya's doc and the other one mine since she isn't as knowledgable in this area as he is. Rya's doc is doc S and mine is doc B. So now I am to see doc S at least once a month and doc B will go on as a normal pregnancy.

    (here is the post on that part of the story http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboa...90&postcount=1

    The next step was the fetal MRI which was to say interesting. Here we learned that there was no blockage between the damaged kidney and the bladder (which was the best case seneario) and that the damaged kidney appeared to have no kidney tissue at all, meaning it was dead. So now the biggest worry is if it will stay within the one kidney or move to the other one. Thankfully we have an appt on Fri with Doc S for another u/s and I'm hoping to get some more info out of him.

    (here is the post on that story http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboa...76&postcount=1)

    That should be everything up to date. Now I'm off to get DS from school and then lunch! Woo hoo, I'm so hugery.
    Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
    Logan 3/3/07
    Rya 7/7/09
    Willow 5/26/11
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    I love your story about how your DH was your best friend and God told you both at the same time that you were supposed to marry each other. TFS Logan's birth story and the pics!
    -Brittany
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    I'm just going to copy and paste the email I just sent out and add:

    Ok, first off let me apologize. Last update I was thinking of changing the spelling of Rya's name to the correct spelling, Raya, but I think I'm going to stick to Rya. And on to the update.

    Today we had another u/s with Doc S (Rya's doc). Her fluid levels are great and the good kidney is still 100% good. On the other front the bad kidney is still growing in size with her multiple cysts. Doc S said that she had a few that were getting quite large so he measured the biggest one which was 4x5 cm. He said that was bigger than a golf ball but smaller than a base ball. Because of this she is loosing room that would normally be there between the kidneys, lungs and other organs. Or newest concern is the growth rate of the cysts. If the cysts continue on this growth rate at our next u/s next month I will go ahead and opt for a c-section mainly so her abdomin doesn't become stuck or a cyst does not rupture. Doc S will also be consulting with peds to see if they think she will need surgery sooner rather than later at this point since the kidney is now starting to cramp the spare space inside. Either way, hopefully she will not need surgery right after birth, but will be able to wait a few months, but it will really depend on whether or not the kidney is disruptive to her breathing and eating. I think that is about it on this front. As always feel free to email me questions as they might be something I haven't thought to ask Doc S yet.

    As of right now I'm more than 60% sure that I'll be having a repeat c-sec as explained in the email. Yeah I cried about it and mourned, but right now my main concern is getting Rya here safly and without more complications. I'm still saddened by it and if you all want I'll continue to update you on how she is doing and who knows, maybe the growth will stop here and all will be ok. As of right now we are still go for a VBAC and I will still attempt it, but if my next appt with Doc S says that her belly is still growing I'll be canceling that plan. On the upside I'm going to then ask that the surgery date be for July 4th. Since the docs have my EDD as 14 July they'll probably let me do it then.

    I'm just so heart broken, not just about the vbac probably being put off and doing that with a 3rd, but that she'll more than likely now being havign surgery not long after being born. I'm really starting to feel like she should be my last as it appears I can not grow a healthy normal child. My son is Autistic with cronic ear infections and now this with Rya. I think I'll just adopt my last 2 kids.

    Well that's it for about now. sorry this post is such a downer, I'm just not feeling very chipper right now. I did however get a few more u/s pics and as soon as I get them scanned I'll post them. She had her foot up by her head today so it looks really funny. Oh, and she's breech, yay me.
    Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
    Logan 3/3/07
    Rya 7/7/09
    Willow 5/26/11
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    Sorry to hear that the growth of the cysts is a concern. I hope they don't get too much bigger. I know you really want a VBAC, so it must be hard to face the possibility that scheduling a RCS might be what is best for your baby. If it turns out that you need to do the c/s, please do continue to use your lodge as much as you want and keep us updated. This board is less about actually birthing naturally than it is about making the right decisions for the health of you and your baby, and I think I speak for everyone when I say we 100% support you in having a c/s if it is the best way for Rya to come.
    -Brittany
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    Silly girl had her foot by her head so yeah you're not imagining it


    Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
    Logan 3/3/07
    Rya 7/7/09
    Willow 5/26/11
    ATTC #4

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    Welcome to your lodge Renee You have had quite the journey with this little girl. I agree 100% with Brittany, this board is about making informed decisions about birth and sometimes c/s is the best choice for you and your baby. Please KUP
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