Hi - I am really late at reserving a space, but better late than never, right?
I am 27 years old, married 2 years to my amazing hubby, and we are expecting our first baby in January! Needless to say, we are ecstatic!
There have been a few minor complications along the way, but as it stands now, the baby is happy, healthy and...growing! (So am I)
Not sure how to add pics at this point - as soon as I figure it out, I will bare my belly (which, even though it isn't perfect, I am extremely proud of - there is a new life in there!)
Somehow it has taken me all this time to get my space going! Sorry for the delay!
Am now 26 weeks along with our baby girl Hallie Jayne and feeling HUGE! Next doc appointment is October 15th and I will have the glucose test and Rhogam shot. Wish me luck!!
A Few Ultrasound Pics:
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Im Kati, 26 proud single mommy to my dd Trinity Marie who is 2 years old. She is my first Jan baby. I am pregnant with my second child. Who on Sept 17th we found out is a BOY!!!!! He is due Jan 21st, 2009. His name is going to be Taylor John or T.J. I had Taylor John on Dec. 31st, 2008. He was 3 weeks early.
Here are some pix from the u/s on 9/17/08
Here is some pix of Taylors big sister, Trinity. She seems to understand that there is a baby in mommys tummy.
10-7 Dr appt
I went for other things and Taylors heart rate was really good and he kicked the doppler. It was funny.
10-14 Dr appt
Heart rate was good. Lost a cpl lbs. Bp is up and failed the 1hr glucose test. Next appt is 11-20 then every 2 weeks after that.
11-6 Ob appt
Check up on my gd numbers. They arent looking the best. I also have high bp now. Spilling protein in my urine and keytones in my urine to. One good thing is I lost a cpl lbs again.
11-19 GD nutritionist
She was saying Id prob get put on insulin or the pill because of my numbers and everything even though for under a week now they have been normal. She also corrected me on a cpl things I was counting wrong for my carbs and everything. But otherwise it went well. I go see her in 2 weeks.
11-20 Ob appt
Ive lost 5lbs was prob fluid. Still have protein in my urine. My bp is a lil high. He upped my meds. Taylors heart rate was 136. Im measuring about 31 weeks which is where I am so thats good. Things are starting to look better on not developing pre-e. No insulin or pills for my gd yet. They are still going to be watching me rather close though. Since things are looking better for me I asked about being able to leave town to go to thanksgiving next week with my family and he said it was fine as long as I stayed in Iowa. Yea not an issue only going 2.5 hrs away. He did tell me that if I still have the protein and my bp isnt coming down I'll have to start every week appointments.
11-25 Unexpected trip to see the dr
Because of pain in my lower right abdomen, massive migraine and got really tired really fast, not feeling Taylor move all day. Everything is fine with Taylor.
Left the house at a lil before 4am and didnt go pick up Trinity until 11:45. 7.5hrs shopping at 8 months pregnant.
12-9 GD appt
Im so excited. The nurse I saw was really happy with my numbers. I only have 6 weeks till my due date.
12-11 34 week ob appt
I lost more weight. Not sure what Im at now. BP is a lil high still even though Im on Adalat 90mg or something like that. Everything else is good. He is happy with my GD numbers and everything. Babys heart rate is good(didnt give me a number). He is measuring a lil over 34 weeks. Which is right on target. He is head down and almost fully engaged. He said that explains the pressure Ive been feeling which I knew. Told me everything looks good. I start NST at 37 weeks because of everything thats been goin on with me.
12-22 almost 36 week ob appt
Im not sure about my weight gain/loss.My bp was actually the exact same as it was last appointment. Its a lil high but since its the same Im guessing the meds are working. He wasnt concerned about my (GD) numbers being a lil higher then normal yesterday and today. Taylors heart rate was 137 so about normal. Im measuring around 34 weeks so about a week n a half behind. He's not concerned because of how low he is. The one strange thing is I had to do my own GBS test. So I will find out next tuesday the results or if it needs to be redone. lol I think I did it right. No internal. Unless Im contracting or 37 weeks. I told him about loosing part of my mucus plug last night and he said it could mean I'll have him within 2 weeks maybe. So we will see. He said if I make it to 38 weeks he would strip my membranes and start talking about an induction because of the GD and prehypertention. So maybe another 2 weeks or so considering Im 36 weeks on tues/wed. So maybe the week of Jan 5th. Which would most likely mean BEFORE Trinitys birthday. Which is a good thing. We also got our flu shots finally. We always forget about it.
12-29 L&D visit
I thought my water broke while we were at the mall. Water didnt break and I had an internal Im 2cm dilated and about 90% effaced so progress. But she could feel my bag of water. Taylors heart rate was fine other then when he didnt want to be monitered lol He kicked/hit the moniter. My dr came in and we talked for a bit. He gave me crap about thinking that since he just delivered all the women that are due in Dec that it was my turn
Taylor John was born December 31st, 2008 7:18pm. My New Years Eve baby born 3 weeks early.
---Heres the story---
I woke up about 7am with alot of abdominal pain/pressure and back pain. So I got what clothes I needed and went and took a HOT shower to try to releave the pain in my back. It helped for a bit while I was still in the shower. I was having contractions off and on all day. Anywhere from a few minutes apart to over 30 minutes to a hr with nothing. I got blood and part of my mucus plug around 5:25pm or so so I called my dr's office left a message with the service since they were closed and waited for my dr to call me back. My dr called back around 5:30 told him what was going on but that my contractions were anywhere from 3minutes to half hr apart. He told me that I needed to wait till the contractions were 3-5 minutes apart for a hr then call back/go into the hospital. Needless to say I did what he told me to do. Almost right after I got off the phone with him my contractions got steadly worse and was timing them with the contraction master(http://www.contractionmaster.com) all day other then some when I was trying to move around or in the shower or whatever. I was talking to a friend of mine at 6:30 barely being able to talk to him he told me to call the dr. I told my mom we needed to go NOW!!!!!!!!!! The contractions were almost right on top of each other by that time and the pressure was so bad. My dad stayed at the house with Trinity and my mom drove like a mad woman to the hospital. While on the way I had the strongest urge to push which I tried my hardest not to but OMG it hurt. We got to the hospital and came in the ER. They made me re-resgister(even though I was pre-registered, they did that monday when I was here) while they could tell I was in ACTIVE LABOR. They got some/all the paper work done gave me the wrist band and ran me upstairs. I got upstairs to L&D and when I got to my room got ran into the door on accident while I was in the wheelchair. The nurses were waiting for me since they called upstairs while they were doing my paperwork and my dr was called. They had enough time to strip my pants, shoes and underwear off me toss a gown on over my shirt and stick me in bed. The dr checked me I was complete one of the nurses was trying to find Taylors hb with that monitor and was pushing on my stomach really hard. I tried to push her hand/monitor off cause it was causing me to need to push. She wouldnt let me. I guess they told me not to push till my dr was here even though one of theirs was here. I couldnt help it because the pressure was so intense I pushed and my bag of water burst all over the dr, me, the bed and floor. I pushed again and his head was out. Pushed a third time and he was out. They gave me a shot of pit. in the leg so I would continue to contract to get the placenta out. That hurt. Got it out. I got to the hospital around 7pm Taylor was born at 7:18pm. My dr got here about 10-20 minutes after he was born. He gave me crap about not calling him when I went in but I really couldnt considering I could barely text the word HOSPITAL to a cpl people that were supposed to be here. His apgars were 8 and 8. Weighed 6lbs 3oz at birth and was 19inces long. He is so tiny. Preemie clothes fit him perfect. He gets his circ tomorrow morning by our dr. His sugars are dropping and were having issues with bf. Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to go home in the afternoon after he gets cleared after his circ. I got a Natural birth that I never wanted. I barely tore with him since he was so tiny. Didnt require any stitching. So thats a good thing. He is so precious and my lil impatient peanut.
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DH Tim, 39
DD Madison 9-19-2006
DD Kameron 1-06-2009
My name is Merrilee (Merr for short.)
This is me (talking to you all ):
I have 3 beautiful biracial boys.
Aaron is 13 and we share a birthday on Dec 12th, 1994. He was born when I just turned 21.
Trevon is 5 and will be going to Kindergarten this year. His birthday is Nov 3, 2002... right before I turned 29.
Terry is my baby and he was born on May 22, 2007. I was 32. As a side note, it's the same day we found out we were expecting again... so it was a shock.
I'm married to Rickey.... we live in McGuire AFB, NJ. I'm in the military and have been for 15 years.
Lets start this blog....
On May 22nd, I got my somewhat shocking BFP!
MAY 22- BFP!!!
MAY 28- CONFIRMED BY DOCTOR
JUN 24- FIRST OB APPT
JUL 8- MFM specialist (maternal fetal medicine)
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