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Last edited by MrsDisel; 09-21-2009 at 03:07 PM.
I'm Erin and I turned 40 this year. My DH is Stephen and we met through Match.com in April 2003. By April 2004 we were married. We tried for over a year to get pregnant and in September 2005 we found out that we were expecting our first. My pregnancy was fairly normal - except for 2 infections early in the pregnancy. I ended up getting my first good u/s around 24 weeks. It was there we found out our baby "girl" which we had named Emily had cysts in her kidneys. The tech tried to pinpoint why there were cysts and ended up getting the perinatologist involved. They spent a lot of time looking to find out there was not only the issue with the kidneys - but also with her heart. Needless to say the rest of the pregnancy was filled with appointments and worries. It was at that time we first heard about Trisomy. After the amnio we found out it was not a chromosome issue. Emily was born in May 2006 and at 8 days old she had her first open heart surgery. We spent our first 3 weeks in hospitals. It was during her stint in the hospital when we first heard of VATER/VACTREL association. According to the geneticist, an infection early in the pregnancy caused these issues. For Emily she has the following conditions: 1) Pulmonary Atresia/Tetrology of Fallot (pulmonary artery didn't form correctly at the heart) 2) Cystic Kidneys (she basically has 2/3's of a working kidney) 3) Congenital Scoliosis (9 vertebrae didn't form correctly). We've had a lot of surgeries, cath procedures and appointments - but I can say right now she's 3 and doing well.
After that, we were ready for another pregnancy. I unfortunately had an early m/c in Jan 08. Then work got in the way. So in Oct 2008, color me surprised when I found out I was pregnant again with baby #2. The joke was not who the father was - but the mother as I hadn't been around due to traveling a lot that summer. That pregnancy early on was filled with all sorts of issues. I was diagnosed with placenta previa. So basically, that meant "pelvic" rest. By Christmas that had cleared up, but in January with the quad screen we had a positive for Trisomy 18. We had another amnio and it confirmed that diagnosis. For those that have never heard of Trisomy 18, it's called Edward's Syndrome. There are a multitude of health issues and developmental issues that these babies have. A good percentage die in utero, another good percentage are stillborn and a slight percentage make it month or a year from birth. We again had named a girl - Sarah and we carried her to term. I the middle of things, I moved to another OB office that was closer to work and a hospital that had a level III NICU. They had also been through families going through this. All I can say is God works in mysterious ways. It was the best place for us. We knew Sarah had a heart issue and a cleft palate/lip. I was all set to fight for her surgery for her heart until Emily's cardiologist explained what T-18 really was. These children have the health issues and developmental issues (Like Downs (t-21)) but they also have issues with swallowing and breathing. Any surgeries they have, figure it will take even longer for recovery because of these delays. It was at that point, we knew we wouldn't take drastic measures for her. I then had another complication with the pregnancy - extra amnio fluid. By 35 weeks I was measuring 50 and the fluid had started compromising the cord - so they decided it was time for us to meet her. I had no bag packed and luckily my MIL had showed up early to take care of Em. I was also lucky to have my little camera in my purse - otherwise we wouldn't have had pictures. I ended up having 4 liters of fluid from my little girl. That was due to her esophagus not attaching to her stomach. So we knew it was just a matter of time. I had given her milestones, not to be born on her sister's bday or her daddy's birthday and wait until we had someone to watch Emily. Em's bday is May 16, DH's the 19th and Sarah was born on the 22nd. After she was born, I told her I wanted her to meet her sister and grandparents. She coded a few times, but brought herself back. On the second day around 4pm, my parents got there and got to hold her and tell her they loved her and within 10 minutes of them arriving - she died in my arms. I feel absolutely blessed to have had that time with that special soul.
We are now expecting #3. Dubbed MO (Microscopic Offspring). We really hope this pregnancy is uneventful and healthy including the baby this time.
I got my BFP on September 18, 2009.
Confirmation of Pregnancy - September 19, 2009.
1st draw (9/19/09) 92
2nd draw (9/22/09) 316
3rd draw (9/29/09) 4301
OB Appt due to spotting 10/13/09 - It's TWINS!
Twin A Heartbeat 154
Twin B Heartbeat 147
Ultrasound at 11w3d (11/13/09)
U/S 1/25/10 (21w6d)
Names Decided 12/26/09 - William Graham & Samantha Lynne
CVS Appt 11/19/09 Initial Results 11/22/09 - No chromosome issues.
Baby A=Boy, Baby B=Girl.
U/S 12/09/09 - Babies Looking Good.. 15w5d/HR 155
U/S 1/25/10 - Babies Looking Good - approximately 1 lb 4oz (Will) and 1 lb 2 oz (Sam)
U/S 3/16/10 - Will - 3 lbs 4 oz Sam 3 lbs 2 oz.. Sam's got fluid on the brain currently
On bi-weekly BPPs/NST/OB appts
William Graham born 4/29/2010 5:22 pm
Birth: 5 lbs 7 oz 18 1/2 inches
Left hospital at 5 lbs 1 oz
1 week appt : 5 lbs 8 oz
1 month appt: 8 lbs 1 oz 21 1/2 inches
2 month appt: 12 lbs 3 oz 23 inches
3 months: 14.8 lbs
4 months appt: 15 lbs 14 oz 25 1/2 inches
6 month appt: 17 lbs 12 oz 27 inches
Samantha Lynne born 4/29/2010 5:24 pm
Birth: 5 lbs 12 oz 18 inches
Left Hospital: 5 lbs 6 oz
1 week appt: 5 lbs 9.5 oz
1 month appt: 7 lbs 12 oz 21 inches
2 month appt: 11 lbs 4 oz 23 inches
3 months: 12.8 lbs
4 months appt: 14 lbs 9 oz 25 inches
6 month appt: 15 lbs 10 oz 26 3/4 inches
(Dec 2008 )
Emily (Aug 2009) & Sarah (May 2009)
Will & Sam
Last edited by kerina313; 11-01-2010 at 12:15 PM.
In some circles, babies born to families after the loss of a child are referred to as "Rainbow Babies." The idea is that the baby is like a rainbow after a storm. "Rainbow Babies" is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope.
"Princess" ~ "Beautiful"
May 21st, 2010
Read Sadie's Birth Story
3 weeks old
7 weeks old
At Birth - 8lbs 4oz, 19 Inches long - (May 21st, 2010)
First Doctors Appointment - 7lbs 12oz, 19 Inches - (May 25th, 2010)
2 week Weight Check - 8lbs 4oz, 19 Inches - (June 4th, 2010)
WIC appointment - 9lbs - (June 8th, 2010)
Quick doctors appointment - 9lbs 5oz - (June 10th, 2010)
Quick doctors visit - 11lbs 9oz - (July 9th, 2010)
First Doctors Appointment - May 25th, 2010
2 week Weight Check - June 4th, 2010
A Princess is Born!!! - May 21st, 2010
First Doctors Appointment - May 25th, 2010
Back up to her birth weight!! - June 4th, 2010
First BFP 09/18/09 at 8DPO
This one was taken on 09/24 at 14DPO at the clinic
Quick Ultrasound (because of bleeding) - October 30th, 2009
1st OB Appointment - November 2nd, 2009
2nd OB Appointment - November 24th, 2009
3rd OB Appointment - December 2nd, 2009
4th OB Appointment - December 18th, 2009
18 Week Ultrasound - December 29th, 2009
5th OB appointment - January 19th, 2010
6th OB appointment - February 16th, 2010
Follow-Up Ultrasound - February 19th, 2010
7th OB Appointment - March 9th, 2010
3 Hour Glucose Test - March 12th, 2010
8th OB Appointment - March 30th, 2010
9th OB Appointment - April 13th, 2010
10th OB Appointment - May 4th, 2010
11th OB Appointment - May 11th, 2010
12th OB Appointment - May 18th, 2010
Induction - May 20th, 2010
Sadie's Birthday!! - May 21st, 2010
Taken at 9 weeks 1 day
Heart Rate - 170bpm
Taken at 9 weeks 5 days
Heart Rate - 184bpm
Taken at 13 weeks
Heart Rate - 165bpm
Taken at 16 weeks
Heart Rate - 157bpm
Taken at 18 weeks
Heart Rate - 163bpm
The money shot - Its a Girl!!!
Taken at 25 weeks
Heart Rate - 143bpm
: + : Me and DH on our Wedding Day : + :
Happily Married for 4 years!!
: + : The Big Sisters : + :
: + : The Big Brother : + :
Last edited by MrsDisel; 07-13-2010 at 02:57 PM.
Hello all !! My name is Ellie( 23) DH is Matt (25) we have 3 Wonderful children and are expecting our fourth. I will update everything as it falls in place!
Matt and Ellie
May 5 2007
Elisabeth Nevaeh Brittlee
January 24th 2006
born at 40 weeks and 4 days
Micah Robert Andries
January 9th 2008
Born at 34wks and 5days
4lbs 9 oz
January 8th 2009
Born at 33 weeks and 2 days
4 lbs 1.5oz
Baby #4 due june 2nd
c-section scheduled for??
Last edited by Nibbles_Bits_and_Snack; 09-24-2009 at 11:41 PM.
DS Kole 2 years DOB 9/21/07
8 wk 4 days HR 162
Last edited by kandereeder; 11-30-2009 at 08:41 PM.
My name is Stacey and Dh is Matt. We got married October 11th 2008. We have been TTC our first child for 11 cycles, we had a loss at 11weeks 2 days in July this year and it was very devastating. We really hope this baby sticks!! We have two fur babies that we love to death! We can't wait to add this new addition to our little family.
Nov. 3rd @ 5:30pm pap, bloodwork
Nov. 9th @ 2:00pm ultrasound
Nov. 30th @ 5:00pm heard heartbeat on doppler, bloodwork
Dec. 23rd @ 10:30am Anatomy scan
Jan. 5th @ 5:10pm Ob appoint
Jan. 21st @ 5pm Big ultrasound
Feb. 2nd 5:30pm Ob appoint
Feb. 12th @ 1pm Repeat ultrasound see if previa moved
Feb. 25th @ 5pm Level 2 ultrasound
March 2nd @ 5:30pm Ob appoint and glucose test at 5pm
March 17th @ 5pm Ob appoint, time for RhoGam shot
March 30th @ 5:20pm Ob appoint
April 13th @ 5:10pm Ob appoint
April 27th @ 5:10pm Ob appoint
May 11th @ 5:10pm Ob appoint
May 18th @ 5:10pm Ob appoint
16w 1d (It's a GIRL!!!)
20w 2d (approx. 14oz)
9/24 Nausea (evening)
9/25 Nausea (evening)
9/28 Tired, heartburn, moody
10/5 Nausea, heartburn, tired
10/12 Nausea, tired, heartburn, sore bb's
10/19 Nausea, tired, heartburn, sore bb's (hb on doppler 134 @ 7wks 4d)
10/26 Nausea, tired, sore bb's
11/9 Ultrasound we have a heartbeat!!
11/30 OB appoint heard hb on doppler
12/23 It's a GIRL!! found out I have an anterior placenta
1/5 OB appoint heard hb on doppler, did bloodwork for tris, downs, and spina bifida, came back NORMAL! Scheduled big u/s for 1/21 baby was measuring ahead possibly moving edd to 6/5/10
1/21 Big u/s everything measure correctly!! HB 144bpm baby measures approx 14oz and due date is showing June 5th again.
1/27 Dr called, I have a slight previa, put on pelvic rest. Next u/s 2/12 to see if it moved.
1/25 Feeling the baby move around A LOT more (21wks)!!
2/2 OB appoint, heard hb on doppler, OB believes the placenta will move
2/12 Repeat U/S placenta moved up a little but there seems to still be vessels above the cervix so they want me to have a level 2 u/s done @ University of Chicago
2/25 Level 2 u/s everything looked great on baby and placenta moved up and there were no vessels by my cervix.
3/2 OB appoint, heard HB, did glucose test, nurse called 3/3 I passed! Put on 2wk appoints from now on.. getting closer!!
3/17 OB appoint, heard HB, measured belly with tape measure and I got the rhogam shot OUCH! lol Told dr I have BH contrax, he said that's normal, stay hydrated.
3/30 OB appoint, heard hb, measured belly, lost a pound..that's a first lol.. went over labor signs and went on my happy way
4/14 OB appoint, heard hb, measured belly, gained the pound I lost 2wks ago so no weight gain in a month. All is well he said and doing great!
4/27 OB appoint, heard hb, measured belly, baby is measuring right on
5/11 OB appoint, heard hb, measured belly, got strep b swab, blood count/blood draw didn't gain any weight since last appoint, he didn't check me cause I haven't had any contrax
5/25 OB appoint, hear hb, measured belly, dialated to 1cm, high blood pressure they think cause of the heat retook it and it came down
6/1 OB appoint, heard hb, measured belly, dialated to 1cm, 60% effaced, heads station is "high" stripped membranes
6/3 Lots of discharge rubbery, sticky, elasticky..
Last edited by HarleyGurl; 04-12-2012 at 09:41 AM.
Watergal's space is reserved.
I'm a 33 year old who will soon be a single mother by choice.
This hard won BFP followed 8 months of fertility treatment with 6 IUI using donor sperm, 2 cancelled cycles due to early ovulation and one cancelled cycle to have an ovarian polyp removed. It's been a long emotional journey, but Motherhood here I come!
From Drop Box
test taken 11 dpIUI
confirmatory bloodwork, 28 September 2009
EDD 8 June 2010
Miscariage, 4 October 2009
The story continues, 1 cycle IUI with Clomid. BFP 23 November... You'll find me on the August page.
Last edited by watergal; 11-29-2009 at 08:32 PM.
I met my husband when we were freshman in high school. After four years of dating, we got married on Feb 8th, 2005. John joined the Army in 2004, so I moved from our homestate of Florida to Fort Campbell, KY. We lived there for 3 years and lost 4 babies in our attempts to TTC. Our first three losses were very early and by the time they really go confirmed they were gone. Our fourth loss, our son Philip Wade, was lost around the 13-14 week mark. We're not sure because his heart stopped. They did tested his chromosomes and everything was normal. I went through the worst year of depression in my life, I don't think it was until we found out were pregnant with #5 that I attempted to snap out of it. I found out we were pregnant again on Dec 26th, 2007...to say it was a rollercoaster would be an understatement. We had been living in Germany for almost a year and Landstuhl actually had a team of doctors listen. By the time Sammie Lynn was born I had at least 40 tests run, 19 ultrasounds, wore a heart monitor, was hospitalized for a weekend...and on and on and on. Samantha "Sammie" Lynn was born on September 7th, 2008 at 9 lbs 14.5 oz and 21 inches tall. My husband was home with us until 19 weeks, then came home for her birth, and went back to Iraq until she was 9 and a half months old. We started trying again in July and immediately got pregnant with #6...we lost that baby on August 25th at around 6-7 weeks. While being followed by my OB for genetic testing we found out almost a month later we're pregnant again...#7. Our pregnancy with Alice was a dream. The issues I had with her sister never reappeared to the extent they did before. Our only complication was she remained in breech position past 40 weeks, due to a shortened cord. As much as I did not want a c-section it was life or death, I chose life! She's an angel baby to say the least!
The Big Sister!
Sammie Lynn: 21 Months Old
Estimated Due Date: June 4th, 2010
Birthday: June 2nd, 2010 at 8:14 AM 8 lbs 15 oz & 21 3/4 inches
Alice was born via c-section due to breech position & shortened umbilical cord
Last edited by KaellyNicole; 06-10-2010 at 01:07 PM.
Kelly, wifey to John, mommy to Sammie Lynn & Allison Marie + 5 Angels in Heaven