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So the clot is gone now but it has left that spot which was feeding it exposed. Now it is like a scab that can reopen at any time and bleed which can cause an abrupt ion and quick labor. It can happen with any bump or trauma to my belly. If I go into quick labor there will not be enough time for steroid shots to be effective. Babies born this early can have long term problems including cerebral palsy, so I get my first shot Thursday, they need to be at least 23 weeks 5 days, and the second 24 hours later on Friday. The shot will help her brain development for ever and her lungs for two weeks. At 28 weeks the steroids will help the lungs more long term. So if labor is indicated in two weeks, and i haven't had her yet, I will get another set.

The cervix is long so they didn't keep me in the hospital today, and as of right now I don't need pergesterone shots. There was no blood in the fluid either, and shes still a girl. Given my case tho I am told I can have her at any moment. She is measuring behind tho except for length. Her brain was measuring 21 weeks 2 days, her long bones at 26 weeks. They can't be certain but they believe she is behind because of the bleeding causing the placenta to be less efficient. Because of this it is important I at least make it to 26 weeks. My long term goal is 28.

So for now no walking except to bathroom, so wheel chairs to OB etc. I also can't have Elora on me at all. 5 weeks, here we go.

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Sending you some *keep on baking* vibes.

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Aweeee, Kia. I'm so sorry to read all of this. What a whole lot of stress! You've been working so hard at keeping this sweet baby inside...I really hope this all turns out great.

Just when I think I'm having a bad day, I think of all you have had to endure and how strong and brave you are. It makes my problems seem like nothing. *hugs* and let's keep that wee girl baking!

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Sorry you are going through this. I am going to warn you, the steroid shots are horrible. The really hurt, I was on morphine for gallstones when I had mine and did not get the full effect and they were horrible. I watched other moms and felt really bad for them. They do help though so they are worth it. Not sure if there are any tips to make the shots better but I would ask or maybe do an internet search.

Hope baby bakes as long as possible.

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So sorry nothing can go smoothly this pregnancy Kia!! I hope that little girl bakes for several more weeks. :vibes: Hang in there, you are a champ!

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I am so sorry you are having such a hard pregnancy :bigarmhug: I am praying that she stays in there and cooks for as long as possible!

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Thanks ladies. It helps to read all the threads and posts everyday, keeps me more sane. I'm just having a hard time because I miss being a mom. I miss taking care of Elora and now I get to do even less.

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I am so sorry you are dealing with this! Yuck! Sad

I know it's hard to not be able to do normal mommy stuff. Hang in there. She may be missing out for a little while but she will gain the long term benefit of a sister thanks to all your hard work right now and someday she will really appreciate this sacrifice you are making.

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I have had the steroid shots with each of my kids, a couple different times with my first and then 2nd. I really didnt feel it was that bad. What was worse was being on mag. sulfate, or the side effects of the tributaline. Hopefully my little niece will be a good girl and stay put till June. Maybe she will even share a birthday with her other aunt, or even her big cousin Wink

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oh my im praying for her to continue baking as long as possible

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That is scary stuff...sorry you are dealing with it. Sad Hope she is able to stay put a while longer.

I agree the steroid shots weren't too bad. That didn't stick in my memory anyway. Being on mag for 48 hours to keep labor away while I got the shots was the worst part.

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You're doing such an AMAZING job of keeping this little baby girl in the best position possible - baking away!!!! Hang in there, mama.. :grouphug:

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Praying for you girlie. I hope she bakes in there as long as she can. I know bed rest sucks.. I was on bed rest with my first and it was awful and I can't imagine how hard it is now that you have a toddler wanting your attention. Hang in there!

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Wow..stay strong. This is such a short time in the long run. Keep crafting away as much as you can lying down. Will be praying for you!

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I'm sorry... Sad

quonsetmom's picture
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Thanks gals. I go through spurts of cross stitch and reading now. That's what I can do laying down.

quonsetmom's picture
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So a pad and a half today as of 3..,. Idk when I should call tho any more. Sun was 3 pads... She's moving a ton so that's good.

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Oh Kia...this sucks. Sad Is there cramping too?

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Yeah cramps and all.

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Oh geeze. I'd almost want to be at the hospital. Sad I don't know how you stay sane.

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Oh geeze. I'd almost want to be at the hospital. Sad I don't know how you stay sane.

I haven't since the appointment. I'm crying alot and nervous at everything

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I can totally see why. Perhaps you need to be in the hospital where you can be monitored. You might be calmer there. I know it's hard to sign up for that, but it might be better in the long run. Sad

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I don't know. Being here at least I get to see my baby girl. If I was in the hospital I would barely ever get to see her. Also how would that work for insurance if I chose to be in the hospital? Tho I just had a bad cramp when I ventured to the bathroom and another half pad.... Idk idk

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Hang in there! And baby girl you hang in there too! I can't imagine what you're going through. And give your baby girl a big kiss and hug from all of us, we know you miss hanging out with her!

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This has to be so incredibly hard for you! I'm sorry you have to deal with this. I'm sure if you told your OB how uncomfortable you were with all this uncertainty at home he would surely put you in the hospital if that's what you wanted. It would then be covered by insurance. I know not seeing you little girl would be incredibly hard but, it might be the best thing for you all in the long run. With that said, I hope the bleeding has gone down for you today and you are feeling better. Hugs to you!

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How are you today Kia?

quonsetmom's picture
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Camps all night, one really bad, but only silver dollar sized spotting so far. So better

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Less spotting is good. Almost to shot day!

quonsetmom's picture
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Yeah. Then I'll catch her up on the bleeding and see what she says... And where I end up...

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good luck i hope she can wait for that shot and your bleeding gets better

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Update please Kia. What time is your appt? Has the spotting stayed slow?

quonsetmom's picture
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I'm typing it up. I'll start a new thread I think.

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*gulp* Ok, new thread is good. *hugs*