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April 2009 Spaces!

Please reserve your spot after you get your BFP!

Spaces are reserved for pictures of our growing bellies, ultrasound photos, and nursery shots.

* This is a NO COMMENTS thread. Please post your newest belly pictures to the general threads for comments.

* Reserve your "space" once you get your BFP and edit it each time you post a new picture. DO NOT create a new post for each new picture you are posting. Make a post ONE TIME and then EDIT it each time you'd like to add new pictures. Do this by clicking the "edit" button in the bottom right hand corner of YOUR post.

* Because this is already a picture heavy thread, please turn off your signatures. You can do this by unchecking the "Show your signature" button before your hit submit to post your message.

* Most importantly, POST PICTURES! We want to see those growing bumps and beautiful babies!

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Proud Parents: Eren (30) & Bryan (32) -Married May 20, 2000

Big Brother: Jack, born July 5, 2007

BFP on July 24, 2008

How Everyone Found Out:

Ultrasound Pictures:

Belly Shots:

9 Weeks: 9/2/08 ----- 20 Weeks: 11/18/08 ----- 28 Weeks: 1/10/09 ----- 37 Weeks: 3/16/09

Birth Day
Born at 1:44 pm. Weighed 7 lb, 2 oz & was 19 inches long. Apgars 9 & 9.

Newborn Pictures -Taken April 3, 2009

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Baby Slings at Nurtured Family

BFP 12 dpo: 7-25-08
12 dpo
BFP 15 dpo: 7-28-08
BFP 21 dpo: 8-3-08
BFP 8-3-08 21 dpo

Parents: Nikole and Jonas
Together since 7/25/99, Forever since 9/4/05

Our Pride and Joy Damien, and our Furbaby Jasper
Soon to be big brothers Smile


A Boys will be boys2


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Aug. 12 ~ 1st Ob appointment -uneventful Smile [wt:131.5]
Aug. 20 ~ Size and Dating Ultrasound-measure 8 weeks and saw a strong heartbeat Smile
Sep. 09 ~ 2nd OB Appointment [wt:134.5] Heart the heartbeat for the first time
Oct. 08~ 3rd OB Appointment [wt: 137.5] Heartbeat 145bpm, gave blood for AFP test and scheduled our U/S for Halloween Smile So far so good!!
Oct. 31 ~ U/S Scheduled - It's a girl!
Nov. 04 ~ 4th OB Appointment [wt:141.5] 153bpm
Dec. 2 ~ 5th OB Appointment [wt-151] Thanksgiving did me well Sad
Dec. 29 ~ 6th OB Appointment [wt:156.5] - Start appointments every two weeks...can't believe its that time already!
Jan. 10 ~ 3D/4D Ultrasound
Jan. 13 ~ 7th OB Appointment -29 weeks [wt:163]
Jan. 27 ~ 8th OB Appointment - 31 weeks [wt:165]
Feb. 10 ~ 9th OB Appointment - 33 weeks [wt:166]
Feb. 24 ~ 10th OB Appointment - 35 weeks [wt:171]
Mar. 10 ~ 11th OB Appointment - 37 weeks [wt:175] 3 cm dialated
Mar. 12 ~ Lost Mucus plug
Mar. 17 ~ 12th OB Appointment - 38 weeks [wt:178] 3, almost 4 cm dialated
Mar. 24 ~ 13th OB Appointment - 39 weeks

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Baby #3 (pics to come of DD #1 & 2)


Belly Pics
5 Weeks

1st OB appt - August 12th

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Due Date: April 5, 2009
BFP on July 25, 12 dpo!!!
Hcg at 3pm on 15 dpo: 305
hcg at 9 am on 17 dpo: 485
hcg on 25 dpo: 9,786 (( Thank you Lord!))

8/7/08 first ultrasound, should be 5wk 4days. Baby measured perfect for 5wk 4 days and I couldn't be happier!! Too early to see a heartbeat but we will at the next one. Yay!!
8/18/08 2nd ultrasound at 7wk 1 day. We saw the heartbeat and baby!!! What a beautiful sight! HB was 130.

OB appt.
8/19/08 first official OB appt.
9-29-08 We heard the heartbeat on the doppler today! Such a beautiful sound!!

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Expecting #3Baby Slings at Nurtured Family

Jenny Reading
Your reading reveals that your current pregnancy is with a baby girl. Her birth is shown quite close to her EDD of April 3rd 2009 - the cards indicate the 5th. Her birthweight is shown around 8lbs 6ozs.


10 week prenatal Appointment September 5--heartbeat 172 bpm, uterus measured a 14 weeks (4 wks ahead)
NT scan September 16
14 week prenatal Appointment October 3-- heartbeat 154 bpm, uterus measured 21 weeks (7 wks ahead)
18 week prenatal Appointment October 28-- heartbeat 162, uterus measured 26 weeks (8 wks ahead)
Level 2 ultrasound November 5-- Still a girl Smile
Fetal Echo November 20--
22 week prenatal appointment November 25--
26 week prenantal appt December 23-- heartbeat 164, uterus measured 31 weeks

8 weeks http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v239/mapst/?action=view&current=1fb78c7c.pbr
10 weeks http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v239/mapst/?action=view&current=0905081727.flv
12 weeks http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v239/mapst/?action=view&current=0919081357.flv
14 weeks http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v239/mapst/?action=view&current=1003080746.flv

Allyson Grace
11 weeks 4 days

17 weeks 1 day- It's a girl!!! -------------------------18 weeks 4 days

My Kids
Left to Right- Zachary 9 (born at 37 weeks weight 7 pounds 11 ounces, 18 inches long)
Isabelle 4 (born at 41 weeks 4 days weight 8 pounds 10 ounces, 20.5 inches)
Joshua 7 (born at 38 weeks weight 8 pounds 15 ounces, 21.75 inches)
Matthew 3 (born at 39 weeks weight 9 pounds 4 oz., 20.5 inches)

Belly Pics
3 weeks before BFP---------------14 weeks----------------------20 weeks

23 weeks-------------------------------- 29/30 weeks----------------------- 37 weeks

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My Chart

pregnancy week by week

BFP 07/26 (18 dpo)

07/27 (19 dpo)

EDD 03/30/2009

Baby's First Outfit

Baby's Stroller

Belly Shots

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It's a girl!

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[COLOR=Black] Due date April 4, 2009[/COLOR]

+ HPT on 7-31-2008 on CD 35

1st Ultrasound ~ 9 weeks

2nd Ultrasound ~ 19 weeks

3rd Ultrasound ~ 22 weeks


July 31 ~ I got a + HPT today at CD 35!!!!
Aug 1 ~ First blood draw done (results were 471)
Aug 25 ~ We have a heartbeat! I got my first ultrasound and was measuring right on.
Sept 15 ~ Doc found the heartbeat with the Doppler (147).
Oct 13 ~ Just a normal appointment. Doc found heartbeat right away.
Nov 10 ~ I had my anatomy ultrasound. The doc said that my fluid was low so I need to go back in 3 weeks for another ultrasound. Something is telling me that I just have not been drinking enough water. I hope that is all it is. And yes, it is another boy!
Dec 1 ~ I had a repeat ultrasound and everything looked much better this time. The baby was breech last time and he was not this time. My fluid looked good and the tech got all the measurements that were needed.
Dec 29 ~ Just heartbeat and urine
Jan 12 ~ 28 week ultrasound for growth. They found that I have polyhydramnios (too much fluid). He is growing fine, actually measured a week ahead. The doc seems to think I have GD and that would be why my fluid is high. I went for my GD test the day after, and still did not get my results yet. I figure she will let me know on Monday at my appt.
Jan 19 ~ Non-stress test (No GD!)
Jan 26 ~ Non-stress test
Feb 2 ~ Non-stress test
Feb 9 ~ Non-stress test & ultrasound scheduled

Oct 7 ~ Felt movement!
Nov 10 ~ It's a boy!!!!

March 24, 2009 ~~~ Ryan Anthony is here!!!

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My name's Kelley (obviously) I've been married for 3 years but DH and I have been together 8 1/2yrs. I have a DD that will be 1 on Aug 4.


Belly Pics
No belly pics yet because it's just fat


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EDD: April 12, 2009

BFP - August 1st, 13 DPO

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Name - Kati
DH - David
BFP - August 1, 2008
EDD - April 13th, 2009

1st Appointment - August 13th, 2008. Went Well, given script for 4mg folic acid. Beta's ordered.

Beta #1 (23 dpo, 5 weeks 3 days) - 12173

Beta #2 (25dpo, 5 weeks 5 days) - 19958

1st Ultrasound - August 27th, 9:30am - We have a heartbeat!!!!!!!

2nd Appointment - Sept 8th, 2008. Prenatal Bloodwork Ordered. Received info for testing.

3rd Appointment - Sept 22nd, 2008. Got Bloodwork results. Heard heartbeat on doppler!

4th Appointment - Oct 20, 2008. Heard Heartbeat - 155!! Got Another script for bloodwork.

5th Appointment - Nov 17, 2008. Hearbeat - 149. Script for Ultrasound.

2nd Ultraound - Dec 2nd, 2008. Everything looked great!

6th Appointment - Dec 15, 2008. Hearbeat 154, gained 7lbs, boo! Otherwise everything went well.

Bloodwork - January 5th - Check thyroid, CBC, Glucose Test, and get my Rhogam Shot, go me, lol.

7th Appointment - Jan 12, 2009 - Bloodwork good, blood pressure good.

8th Appointment - Feb 2, 2009 - BP Good, Urine Bad/Found protein in urine, had to do a 24 hr one

9th Appointment - Feb 9, 2009 Bp Still Good, so for now we're just watching the protein HR 145

10th Appointment - Feb 18, 2009 - BP Good, Still have protein, HR 150, measuring 33.5 weeks

11th Appointment - March 4, 2009 - Had GBS test done, pelvic, and baby is head down yay!

12th Appointment - March 11, 2009 - BP starting to get high, 143/73 boo!

13th Appointment - March 19, 2009 - BP better 121/63. Cervix short and thin, but not dilated yet.

14th Appointment - March 26th, 2009. 100% Effaced, no dilation.

March 27th, 2009 - Water Broke @ 830pm

Rebecca Dawn Born March 28th, 2009 at 11am via c-section

Baby's Anatomy Ultrasound 12/4

26 weeks 5 days

DH & I at a baseball game in June.

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Reserving my space -- will update later!

DH: Craig
DD: Kendall Evelyn; 10-6-06
BFP: 8-4-08 at 10 DPO
EDD: 4-17-09
Keeping it a surprise, but hoping for a boy!

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DH: Brian
DD: Brynna born 12.18.06
EDD: April 16, 2009

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Nicole's Space

DH: Jason
DS: JJ (Jason Jr.)
EDD: April 10, 2009
Got my BFP on Aug. 2, 2008

Me and my big boy

JJ's First Birthday

Me and my husband

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Dh and I married August 17th 2002

Steve and I now:

My husband and our daughter:

My daughter Born September 9th

Our Family, minus our little bishon frise dog

Also, My last Belly Shot(9/8/05)

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Reserving my space!!!

Soon to be Mommy and Daddy

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My DH (Justin) and I met when I was in the Navy and he was in the Marine Corps. We were married on March 12th, 2004. He is my biggest fan and the biggest pain in the ***, but I love him Smile

Owen was born June 16th 2006 (he was due July 4th). I went into preterm labor the first week of June and was given Terbutaline to stop contractions. I think I may go early again this time too. Owen is very much a two year old right now, full of spite and malice, but at the same time very very loving. He is my bubba, my lovebug and my little **** all at the same time. Smile

Our family portraitMy face...Daddy and his CloneMirror Mirror On The Wall....



Ughh I have a feeling I'm just going to look bloated for a long time!


First Appt: Thursday, September 4th at 3pm!
Second Appt: Thursday, October 2nd at 3pm!


Meet Baby Blob!

Our baby at 7w5d Smile


Sheryl and I met on the July 2006 board when we were both expecting our first. We didn't know it at the time, but we only lived about 1/2 mile from eachother! We finally met up when our boys were about 6months old and we've been inseprable since! We both fell in love with photography and our journey has been amazing. She is a great computer geek and helps me A LOT! My website and half of my photo editing is due to her!
Above all that, Sheryl is a true friend. She is someone who will drop everything to be there for you and she has a heart of gold. I am truly lucky to call her my friend! I love you Sheryl!!!

Sheryl and I both found out we were expecting this time around on the same day! 8-8-8
Our due dates are about a week apart. I am so excited that we get to go through this together again! The only problem is that we won't be able to shoot each other's maternity and newborn pics Sad

Rain3My partner in crime!The night we met!

Our Boys through the years

First DateWaaahhhhhPhoto tortureThe boys together...

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Next OB Appt: 8
Milestones: I'm 1cm dialated Yahoo

8/8/08 BFP
9/3/08 Measured 8wks 3days, weighed in at 124 lbs
10/01/08 12wk. Appt. Growing healthy. Dr. tried to see gender (casually he started it) but didnt see anything yet. LOL. Unfortunately I have a UTI, weighed in at 125lbs (woohoo).
11/05/08 17wk Appt. IT'S A GIRL!!! Major growth spurt (for me and gained 5lbs...grrr!!!!)
12/03/08 21wk Appt. All is measuring well, all except my weight. Hey, i was very thankful for Thanksgiving..hehe
2/25/09 No weight gain! Historic moment for me!
3/11/09 Strep B Test and 1cm dialated!

Ohana Means Family.

July06 Cutie Pie BFFs!


Week 5 - That's not a bump, that's a love-for-food bump!
Week 6 - Man, was I bloated! Sad
Week 7 - Uh oh, I think it's getting to be a little obvious Wink
Week 10 - Eek, I was slacking off...man I look fat! Sad
Week 14 - Bare Belly!
Week 18 - eh, can't complain, they say it's cute..lol
Week 22 - Feeling the pregnancy...Oh my aching back!
Week 27 - WOW, 3rd Trimester! So far so good!

8weeks 3 days


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EDD April 11

Rachel & Sean married 7/24/04

Ryan & Mom 4/22/07

Ryan 1 year

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Reserving my space! First OB appointment: August 28th!
Expecting baby #3.

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Jori's Space

Hi, I'm Jori... my DH is Patrick. We've been married for a year and 4 months and we started TTC back in May. I thought we would have a difficult time TTC because i have some medical issues. Well, apparently they weren't that bad and i was able to get pregnant!

Here are some wedding pictures

We are expecting #1 sometime around April 24 i think.

BFP - Aug 9
1st Appointment - Aug 25
1st Ultrasound - Aug 27
Endocrinologist Apt - Sept 2 - he put me on insulin and wants me to see a nutritionist to get me on some meal plans to better control my blood sugar.
2nd OB Appointment - Sept 23
4th OB Appointment - November 11 - heard the heartbeat really clearly..she said that it was nice and strong. Current weight loss is 10 pounds! Did the AFP bloodwork and scheduled the BIG ultrasound for 11/25.
Gender Ultrasound - 11/25 - It's a girl!!! Possibility of a due date change waiting for confirmation from OB
5th OB appointment - 12/9 - got my booklet from the hospital and my bottle of stuff for my glucose tolerance test for my next appointment - not sure why i need to do that, i was under the impression i already knew i have GD! have started to gain a little weight - still down a total of 6 lbs.
Endocrinologist Appointment - 12/9 - 2 hours after my OB appointment - nothing to exciting - BP was almost the same, weight didn't change, she wants me to be enrolled in the "Sweet Success" program offered by the hospital to manage my GD. Probably because i didn't go see a nutritionist.
6th OB appointment - 1/6/09 - nothing too exciting... i think i've lost 2 pounds since my last appointment, which means my weight gain is -8 pounds. Belly is definitely growing though.
8th OB appointment - 2/24/09 - had another ultrasound, this one changing my due date and pushing it back 11 days. Weight gain is still negative, but she is growing fine (according to the ultrasound she is well over 4 1/2 lbs). Blood sugar is doing ok.

Here are some pictures of my BFP...its really hard to see the line on the first test, but the digital is pretty self explanitory:
The first test

ultrasound pics

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This is my DH, Tim, and I. We were married 8-27-05...

I got my first BFP's with Cameron on 1-3-07

Me preggers at around 7 months

Me around 38.5 weeks preggers

Cameron almost 3hrs old with me

Here's Cameron now (10 3/4 months old) and me

Here's my + HPT for #2 on 8-8-08 (there's a line there, I swear; the lighting is too bright)

Here's an O test I took as a PG test on 8-12-08 and as you can see they work well as a PG test too!

Here's how Cameron told Grandma & Grandpa he was going to be a big brother!

First OB appt and u/s on Sept. 15th!

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Hi all, I'm pregnant with my 5th child, surprise. I don't know how to do all the funky pictures, timelines and so forth. Maybe I'll learn. I have 4 children, 3 girls 1 boy ages 14, 8, 6 and 4. Haven't made any appointments with any ob. Maybe I'll do that next month.

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I am new to this, but excited to share this experience.
I will post pictures of the family soon.

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Martie's Page

My DD with baby # 2 is April 23 (according to my O date).

Hi I am Martie and I'm married to hubby Carel for just over 6 years now. We have a son, Marcel (3y), who was born on October 4 2005.

Home Pregnancy tests taken. I got my first BFP on Sunday August 10, but the line only appeared a long time after the testing time so I doubted whether it was an evap line or the real thing. I tested again on August 12, but with a far less sensitive HPT and the line was very faint. I did two more "reassuring" tests on August 15 and again a week later on August 22 and the lines got darker and darker.

A HCG Beta blood test confirmed pregnancy on August 12.

Belly Pictures (sorry I can't get it fit in next to each other so it takes a lot of space)


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I'm very cautiously expecting after a m/c in June and lots of ups and downs with this pregnancy (I was told on 2 occasions that I miscarried).

August 1 HCG=44. I found out I was pregnant while I was hospitalized for unrelated reasons
August 3 HCG=40, Progesterone only 9.5!. Most likely a vanishing twin if there was no lab error
August 11 HCG=840
August 13 HCG=2100
August 15 HCG=2400

August 2nd: Too early to see anything

August 18th: We could see the baby with a heartbeat of 163 Smile 5 weeks, 5 days

September 17th: ER visit. Measuring exactly to its age at 10 weeks. Heart rate of 180 and moved around a lot Smile

October 3rd: Nuchal Translucency and consultation with specialist due to positive Toxoplasmosis test Sad

DS risk went down to 1/6000, heart rate 175, measuring 12 weeks (only 1 day behind). Second Toxoplasmosis test is negative! Smile

October 21: ER visit. Active, healthy baby. Heart rate 171.

November 19th: Big u/s! It's a boy! Heart rate 156. Echogenic bowel detected, which is an indicator of Cystic Fibrosis.

February 11th: Heart rate 136. Bowel looks normal now. Measuring 30 weeks, 2 days (4 days behind). Estimated weight 3 pounds, 10 ounces. He's breech right now.

April 16th, 2009

August 20th: First official prenatal appointment

October 1st: 12 week appointment. I heard the heartbeat on the doppler Smile Blood pressure=110/70. Weight=-17 pounds

October 29th: 16 week appointment. Blood pressure=120/80. Weight=-5 pounds (-22 total). Heard the heartbeat. AFP screening blood test done. I got the results from the blood test done at the NT scan, and risk of DS and the others all went down to 1/

November 26th: 20 week appointment. Blood pressure=114/75. Weight=+3 pounds (-19 total). Nice strong heartbeat. AFP screening negative. Measuring 22 weeks. The specialist from fetal testing recommended that I have genetic counseling and testing for Cystic Fibrosis.

December 3rd: Genetic counseling and Cystic Fibrosis carrier testing--December 10th-test results show that I am not a carrier for CF, though my fiance is. However, both of us must be carriers in order to pass on CF so .everything is probably just fine Smile

December 23rd: 24 week appointment. Blood pressure=128/82. Weight=+8 pounds (-11 total). Measuring 25 weeks. Hemoglobin=8.6

January 21st: 28 week appointment. Blood pressure=118/80. Weight=+6 pounds (-5 total). Measuring 29 weeks. Glucose test and complete blood count done. Appointments are every 2 weeks now!

February 4th: 30 week appointment. Blood pressure=114/82. Weight=+6 pounds (+1 total). Measuring 30-31 weeks. Passed the glucose test! (103).

February 18th: 32 week appointment. Blood pressure=126/85. Weight=+3 pounds (+4 total).

March 4th: 34 week appointment. Blood pressure=124/82. Weight=+5 pounds (+9 total).

March 18th: 36 week appointment. Blood pressure=126/74. Weight=+2 pounds (+11 total). GBS test. Not dilated at all. Dr. is unsure of baby's position.

March 25th: 37 week appointment. Blood pressure=125/89. Weight=+3 pounds (+14 total). 1 cm dilated. Still unsure about baby's position, but the Dr. thinks she may have felt his head (so maybe head down now!).

April 1st: 38 week appointment. Blood pressure=138/86. Weight=+3 pounds (+17 pounds). Still 1 cm dilated. I was sent over to Labor & Delivery because of the high blood pressure. After monitoring BP and baby's heart rate for a couple of hours, I was sent home. Baby was doing fine and my BP was fine. I had an u/s to check fluid levels and baby's position, and he is definitely breech. Dr. did not want to schedule the c-section yet, but if he is still breech next week, I will probably have one then.

April 8th: Scheduled c-section, unless the baby flips over before then

Damien Gage

November 17th (18 weeks, 5 days): I felt the baby moving for the first time Smile

December 9th (21 weeks, 6 days): Daddy felt the baby kicking from the outside for the first time!

January 9th (26 weeks, 1 day): I saw my belly moving when the baby was kicking

May 16th (5 weeks): First "real" social smiles

May 22nd (6 weeks): First big laugh

June 29th: Discovered his feet

July 18th: Rolled from tummy to back

August 19th: First tooth

August 20th: Second tooth

August 20th: First word "mama"

October 1st: Sitting unassisted

October 7th: Standing while holding something

October 8th: First solid food (sweet potatoes)

April 4th, 2010: First 2 steps

June 28th, 2010: Walking!


August 7th (approximately 14DPO)


18 weeks, 5 days

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33 weeks, 6 days

35 weeks, 6 days

37 weeks, 2 days

38 weeks, 5 days (Night before he was born)



Damien Gage was born April 8th, 2009 (at 38 weeks, 6 days) at 3:10 PM via c-section, since he was breech. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. His Apgar scores were 8 and 9. His blood sugar was a little low later in the evening, but it was fine a couple hours later and he's doing great. What an awesome birthday present for me!
His first picture:

April 13th: Weight=7 pounds, 1 ounce. Blood test for jaundice.

April 14th: Lab work done at hospital for jaundice.

April 15th: At home nurse did blood draw for jaundice. Level=16

April 17th: At home nurse did blood draw for jaundice. Level=14.2

April 22nd: Weight=8 pounds, 1 ounce. Now only his face looks jaundiced.

April 23rd: At home nurse. Weight=8 pounds, 2 ounces

April 27th: At home nurse. Weight=8 pounds, 8 ounces

April 29th: Weight=8 pounds, 11 ounces

May 6th: Weight=9 pounds, 5 ounces. Another blood test since the jaundice has not completely gone away. Level=10

June 10th: 2 month appointment. Weight=11 pounds, 15 ounces. Length=22 inches. Head circumference=39cm. Another blood test for jaundice (level=5.2) and he got all his shots.

August 12th: 4 month appointment. Weight=14 pounds, 2 ounces. Length=24 inches. Head circumference=41cm. More shots.

October 14th: 6 month appointment. Weight=15 pounds, 9 ounces (15th%). Length=26 inches (32nd%). Head circumference=42cm. More shots.

January 8th: 9 month appointment. Weight=17 pounds, 14 ounces (13th%). Length=27 inches (11th%).

April 12th: 12 month appointment. Weight=20 pounds, 12 ounces (20th%). Length=29 inches (25th%). Head circumference=46cm (50th%). MMR and chicken pox shots and lead and hemoglobin testing.

July 9th: 15 month appointment. Weight=22 pounds, 4 ounces. Length=30 inches. Head circumference=47cm. Hepatitis A and Pneumococcal vaccines

October 12th: 18 month appointment. Weight=23 pounds, 4 ounces (15th%). Length=32 inches (40th%).

April 11th: 2 year appointment. Weight=25 pounds, 12 ounces (25th%). Length=34.5 inches (53rd%). Hepatitis A vaccine and lead and hemoglobin testing.

October 28th: 30 month appointment. Weight=28 pounds, 10 ounces. Length=36.5 inches. Flu shot.

April 3rd: 3 year appointment. Weight=33 pounds (65th%). Length=38 inches (58th%). BMI=16.1 (50th%)

April 23rd: 4 year appointment. Weight=37 pounds (60th%). Length=41 inches (67th%).

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First pregnancy! Due April 19th, 2009.

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October 2nd Ultrasound (11 weeks and 4 days):

16 weeks 4 days pregnant belly:

27 weeks 3 days pregnant
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Lena and Mike's Baby

EDD: April 27, 2009

BFP August 17, 2008

Five Weeks (so bloated!)

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DH and I are expecting our second child!

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New baby on the way!

2D u/s at 7 wks

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BFP on August 25th after being 24 days late and getting 6 negatives! :eek:[/LEFT]

Seth (DH) and I married July 12, 2008[/LEFT]

We created a honeymoon bean! Wink :yahoo:[/LEFT]


How I told everyone! lol (Yeah, it's corny....I know! LOL)[/LEFT]

DH and I at the shower for my last pregnancy.[/LEFT]

Our pride and joy....hours after his birth.[/LEFT]

With our birthday boy![/LEFT]

[LEFT]Finally took some belly pics! (My one and only)
25 weeks:

[LEFT]First Dr. appointment-September 16th: Went well....a bunch of paper work and history crap. It was pretty boring. Everything seemed pretty ok, except my blood pressure. Dr.'s not TOO worried about it, but scheduled me to see the high risk dr. anyway, just in case. She also ok'ed me trying for a VBAC! Yahoo Unfortunately I'll have to be seen every 2 weeks for now until either my bp goes down or they decide to put me on medicine for it.[/LEFT]

[LEFT]Second Dr. appointment-October 2nd: Nothing much to report. Blood pressure was still a little high, not too terrible though. Didn't get to hear the heartbeat as I was hoping, but maybe next time. Lost a pound too![/LEFT]

[LEFT]Third Dr. appointment-October 16: Still nothing to report. Not really gaining any weight, lost another half a pound. Not a bad sign though, actually good for me since I'm overweight to begin with. Got to hear the wonderful sound I'd been waiting for! BPM was in the 160's. I'm still thinking girl though!!! Blood pressure was much better this time. Here's hoping it'll stay down![/LEFT]

[LEFT]Fourth Dr. appointment-October 28: Blood pressure still doing great! Maybe I won't need bp med's afterall! Lost more weight though.....now down 8 pounds!!! Dr. said she's going to check me for anemia at my next appointment and of course they're still going to keep an eye on my bp, but she's not going to make me come every 2 weeks anymore! Had a scare though, the dr. wasn't able to hear the heartbeat with the doppler! Scared me to death, but she pulled out the ultrasound machine to check things out. Everything looked great! Baby was moving all around, I even felt a little kick while she was pressing down on my abdomen. She didn't tell me what the rate was, but said everything still looked good. She'll schedule me for the BIG ultrasound at my next appointment![/LEFT]

[LEFT]Fifth Dr. appointment-November 18: Blood pressure was pretty good. Still staying low and under control! At a stand still with my weight. Lost nothing else, but gained nothing either. Heart rate was in the 150's. Everything else looked great and no big worries right now. Scheduled my U/S for November 28th![/LEFT]

[LEFT]BIG U/S appointment-November 28: Everything looked great! Dr. seemed like he was in a huge rush and didn't really care. All measurments were right around where they should be....only a few days ahead of the due date. Dr. said he "thought" it was another boy....of course I didn't see anything, so I'm hoping to have another U/S sometime before the baby's born.[/LEFT]

[LEFT]Sixth Dr. appointment-December 16: Most everything was ok. Complained of a lot of discharge so had an exam done. Found out I had BV again! Dr. said it probably never went away. Hopefully it'll go away this time around. Blood pressure still good, not the best, but good. Still no weight gain. Dr. is threatening if I don't gain anything by my next appointment she's going to put me on boost. YUCK![/LEFT]

[LEFT]Random appointment-January 2: Had some strange bleeding so I went to get checked again. Dr. did another exam and said the BV was gone but now I have a yeast infection! GREAT! More gross mucous crap and blood too. Now I have a cream medicine I have to put up in me at night. Hopefully the bleeding will stop soon![/LEFT]

[LEFT]Seventh Dr. appointment-January 8: Things went pretty well. BP was good and still no weight gain. Sad Now I have to drink boost. YUCK! Not a lot of movement so I asked the dr. about it and she said it was most likely because of the infection. Heart rate was in the 150's and we could hear the baby moving while we listened for the heart beat. It sounded like bubbles! lol Still bleeding some, but not near as bad. Mucous is gone too. Talked with a high risk dr. today and she's not worried about anything at all! Biggrin She says my bp has stayed normal and looks great and looking back at the u/s I had at 18 weeks the baby was growing normally, so she's not worried about me not gaining weight either. She still wants me to drink the boost just in case. We talked more about trying for a VBAC since she's the one I would likely have to see when the time comes and she has no problem letting me try as long as my bp stays down. She said I'll probably have another u/s at about 32 weeks to check the baby's measurments again! Yay! Can't wait to see my bean again. Smile I'll be seen every 2 weeks now![/LEFT]

[LEFT]Random appointment-January 15: I was having lots of bleeding still so when I called my baby love nurse she said she was going to make me an appointment and wanted me to be seen again. When I went in the dr. checked my urine and came in to talk to me about my symptoms. She decided to check me out again and make sure no infections had come back or anything like that. Everything checked out fine, but since I'd been bleeding so long she wanted to send me for another ultrasound! Yay, I get to see my bean again!!![/LEFT]

[LEFT]2nd Ultrasound-January 15: The dr. was mainly looking at my placenta to make sure nothing was wrong with it to cause the bleeding. Everything looked great, baby was still measuring a little bigger than the due date. The girl that did the ultrasound this time was much nicer than the guy who did the first one! Made for a much more pleasant time. lol She looked at everything she needed to and said the placenta looked fine and so did everything else. She was also able to confirm the baby was most certainly another boy! :eek:[/LEFT]

[LEFT]ER Visit-January 20: I tossed and turned all night long and didn't sleep well. I finally woke up around 5am and went to the bathroom. I was having sharp pains in my lower belly. They were pretty painful and I was in tears when I woke Seth up. I finally arrived at the hospital around 7am and they sent me up to labor and delivary triage. The nurses hooked me up to the monitors to see if I was contracting and to watch the baby's heartrate. Then a dr. came in to check my cervix.....I was already at 3cm dilated and 50% effaced!!!!! :eek: Not a good thing this early. They rushed around getting things together. They wanted to try to slow or stop the contractions so I wouldn't dilate any further. They also gave me the first of a set of steroid shots that would help mature the baby's lungs in case he was born that night. I was put in an ambulance and sent out to hospital close by that has a NICU. When I got there they sat me up on the monitor and watched me all day until the dr.'s decided it would be best to keep me for at least a week, maybe longer.[/LEFT]

[LEFT]First movement felt on December 14th! :-D[/LEFT]

[LEFT]January 25, 2009 at 7:18am Braylen Lee Patterson came into the world. He weighed 2lbs 3oz and was 13in long! Pretty big for a 26 week preemie. He's absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way, just small and needs lots of TLC and prayers.[/LEFT]

Minutes after his birth.[/LEFT]

He looks great to be so tiny![/LEFT]

[LEFT]Shortly after the dr. took Braylen off his ventilator tube. :yahoo:[/LEFT]

Holding our sweet boy for the first time! :yahoo:[/LEFT]

The day my sweet boys eyes opened. (What a beautiful sight!)[/LEFT]

My big boy on Valentine's Day-almost 3 weeks old[/LEFT]

Growing up in front of my eyes! About 1 month old[/LEFT]

Feeding tubes out![/LEFT]

A day I'll never forget! April 4th....coming home![/LEFT]

First encounter with big brother.[/LEFT]

My 3 guys sitting together.[/LEFT]

About 3 months old.....definitely come a long way![/LEFT]

Snoozing on mom's chest.[/LEFT]

The 4 of us![/LEFT]

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Belly Pics!!!

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EDD - April 23

a journey begins

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DH and I married on 9/8/07

We got our BFP on 7/23/08

Positive Bloodtest - 7/25/2008
EDD - It was 3/26/09 and then got moved to 4/6/09 after my first ultrasound so we will see!
First Apt. with OBGYN - August 13th [ appointment went well, I had an ultrasound because of some spotting and got to see the baby's heart beat flickering on the screen. I just saw the nurse practitioner and she gave me tons of information. I really like the office though and I think it will be a good experience.
Second Apt. August 25th -
Had to get blood drawn and lots of it, had 2nd ultrasound and officially changed my due date to april 6th.
Third Apt. September 16th- Heard the heart beat after some searching! Everything is going well.
Fourth Apt. October 20th- Heard the heart beat again right away. All of my blood work came back good and I am Rh negative so I will need to get a shot at 28 weeks.
Fifth Apt. November 17th- BIG GENDER ULTRASOUND!

18 Week Belly Pic: