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slurpeegirl13's picture
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Update on me

Hey girls! It's been awhile so I thought I'd post an update! I'm all recovered from my surgery, where they had to remove my left ovary along with the tumor, but my Dr said he's confident we can get pregnant just on the one. It was a rough few weeks (especially the first 3 after the surgery), they ended up not using my c-section scar area, they did a vertical incision instead, which was 10 times worse to recover from than my c-section! But now we're hopeful we'll get a BFP sometime this year! Smile

Kaitlyn is growing like a weed, she's about 28 lbs now, finally fitting into 3T clothes and won't shut up (in a good way lol). She loves her dayhome that we switched to in September, which makes it easier on me to go to work and leave her there all day. She's got quite the character, always worried about people and bringing them what she thinks they need and generally so happy all the time. We're pee potty trained but she doesn't seem to mind pooping in her panties, we're working on it but it's frustrating for me because I figured she'd get that first.

Here are a couple recentish pictures Smile

All ready for dance lessons (they didn't go well lol she's a little too shy still)

On her 3rd birthday

Pretending to be a princess cowgirl

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Joined: 07/23/07
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TFS!
Didn't they used to always do vertical incisions for c/s? And doesn't that mean the risk of a vbac is much higher when you've had a vertical one?
Don't worry, most kids get the pee before they get the poop!
Can't wait to hear news of your BFP!

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"tori729" wrote:

TFS!
Didn't they used to always do vertical incisions for c/s? And doesn't that mean the risk of a vbac is much higher when you've had a vertical one?
Don't worry, most kids get the pee before they get the poop!
Can't wait to hear news of your BFP!

Someone told me recently that they started doing c/s horizontal when Jackie O had one so she could still wear a bikini. No idea if that's true or not lol I wasn't really keen on doing a vbac anyways, so if I get pregnant again and have to have a c/s I'm ok with that - much rather do that than never get pregnant again (because of the tumor being there I mean, I'd rather have had the surgery and do a c/s then never get the chance to have another baby).

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Oh, absolutely agree! I would take a baby and a c/s over no baby anytime!! Just curious. Wink
Here is what I found about vertical incisions:

In certain circumstances, c-section requires a vertical incision through the abdominal and uterine walls, which is more prone to tearing during subsequent deliveries than the scar left by the current technique of a low transverse (horizontal) incision.
Women who have had a vertical incision (or "classic incision") are not considered candidates for VBAC because of their increased risk for uterine rupture.
(from http://www.womenshealthchannel.com/vbac/index.shtml)

So fyi, sounds like you'd be having a repeat c/s. Which makes sense in this situation.

slurpeegirl13's picture
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Thanks for looking that up! Smile I figured as much, even though they didn't cut into the uterus this time I figured my the vertical incision would preclude me from being able to try a vbac if I changed my mind and wanted to try it.

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Joined: 04/17/07
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Trina, Kaitlyn is ADORABLE!!!!!!

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I love, love, love her blue eyes, I'm jealous! Smile

Sounds like things are going well and I pray for your BFP, I know how much and how long you've been wanting it. :openarms:

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Good to hear you're all recovered Smile fingers crossed for a BFP sometime really soon!

My mum had a vertical incision with her first baby and it was an emergency situation (ie. get the baby out NOW or they'll both die) so it wasn't exactly neat or carefully done. She had me a year later, without any problems, repeat c-section of course but that's a small price to pay for a safe, healthy baby and mummy.

Rhys got the peeing side of things way before the poos too - it was strange to me since Maddi was the complete opposite and it seemed weird since you have to DO something to poo whereas wee just kinda happens... ah well they all get there in the end. Rhys is now completely day trained but everytime he poos in the toilet he comes to ask for his chocolate lol guess we have to wean him off the bribes now!

Kaitlyn is gorgeous Smile love the last pic!

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Haha, M is like Maddy, he hasn't had a poop accident in undies for days now but still has several pee accidents a day - usually because he just can't hold it in before he gets there I think. But he is always asking for candy when he poops and he's been good at that for awhile now. Maybe I should change the rewards to when he pees w/ no wet pants!

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Joined: 01/29/07
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Kaitlyn is getting so big!

I love her dance outfit I am am really looking forward to putting Bella into dance when she is old enough.

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Joined: 04/27/07
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hey trina-i read your post when you posted but havent had a chance to respond.Glad things went well and you are recovering slowly but surely. I can not imagine the vertical cut-Im glad they done away w that for c-secs. I am hoping you will be getting a BFP this yr to.How soon can you TTC after this surgery? GL

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Joined: 02/26/07
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We've been given the go-ahead to TTC now Smile 6 weeks post-surgery for DTD and he said to start doing 'homework' on days 12,14,16 of my cycle lol.

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