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    The placenta is 1.9cm over the cervix, so it might move, it might not. I'll have another u/s around 30w (if I don't bleed before then). If it doesn't move or I have bleeding I have a high risk of dangerous hemorrhage, preterm delivery, and all kinds of other complications. Risk of stillbirth is pretty high, too. I'm likely to end up on bedrest and/or in the hospital at some point, unless it moves.
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12


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    Oh ladies! Too much scary stuff! Mary I hate hearing how hard this is for you! I'm hoping the meds start kicking in and you can enjoy your leave I am thinking of you.

    Virginia - I hope your placenta moves and all is well with minimal stress! How scary I had minor PP very early on with Evan and I found that a little scary (however irrational) so big hugs!

    Ashley - I can't believe how close you are to baby! Sorry you have to miss the race though

    Nothing exciting here, glad it's the weekend. I need a break. Next week is just a 3 day week so yay for that too!
    Katie

    Evan 12/10/09 9lbs 5 and 1/4 oz 21.5"
    Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23"
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    Ugh, Virginia - That all sounds terrible. Take it easy (as easy as possible with three little boys, omg, I now understand how insane that is). I hope none of those worst-case scenario things happen.

    Katie - A 3-day week sounds awesome. Enjoy!

    AFM - Well, the only good thing I have to report is that my PP bleeding seems to have stopped. I was getting a little worried after having two large clots and some heavy bleeding a few days back, but it seems to have been one last hurrah before the end. No bleeding for the last couple days now.

    The anxiety is still severe. WTF is wrong with me?? I'm an anxious person by nature, but this is above and beyond anything ever. I've had my parents taking turns spending the night at my house for the last three nights, and my mom is coming tonight. Mainly because I'm terrified that we'll have to make a hasty run to the ER because I'm convinced I'm dying and we won't have anyone to watch the kids, but also because I just feel comforted by their presence. *Sigh* My blood pressure has been a little better since increasing to 200mg three times daily. It was still a bit elevated last night, like 148/88, but that's still much better than it has been, so I'll take it. And actually, I only took 100mg for the midday dose yesterday because I was a little scared to increase from 200mg/day to 600mg/day so quickly... Afraid I would bottom out. So today, I'll take the 200mg for all three doses and hopefully that will help.

    Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
    Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
    Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d

    May 26, 2010 - 7w1d

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    When do you get to see the neurologist Mary? Hopefully that might put your mind a little at ease. Glad the bp seems to be responding. Nothing wrong with your parent's being there to help do whatever you have to do. How is little nolan? What kind of baby? I am always amazed at how unique they are from the start
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    Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23"
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    No word from the neuro yet, but the referral has been sent. I should hear something this week or next. Unfortunately, I called them last week and they didn't have appointments open till July. I was just looking at a picture from when we were still in the hospital and wondering how I went from feeling normal and healthy to feeling SO abnormal in just a few short days... ? I just feel SO weird with all the tingling and twitching and shaking. I hope some of it is just anxiety.

    As for Nolan... He's somewhere in the middle of my other two. Sean came out of the womb with a BIG attitude, and Calvin was zen baby and rarely cried. Nolan is peaceful for the most part, but has had some episodes of crying at bedtime... I think it's usually related to gas or having to poop... seems like he'll eventually get that out and be happy. He's otherwise sweet and cuddly and still mostly eats/sleeps/poops. His skinny little face and butt are starting to fill out and he's starting to get a belly on him. He wants to be eating CONSTANTLY... He's probably going to be a little porker like Sean was.

    Virginia - I love that bath pic of your boys!! I picture a 4th boy face in there too.

    Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
    Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
    Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d

    May 26, 2010 - 7w1d

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    Mary - I'd love to see more photos of Nolan whenever you feel up to it. He is so adorable and your photos are always amazing.

    AFM: I'm feeling a little calmer now.
    Some stats I've found. 90% of all complete placenta previas (CPP) found at 18-20w resolve before birth. But, it's less likely to resolve if the overlap is greater than 15mm. Mine is 19mm. If it doesn't resolve, baby has a 96-97% chance of survival but a 50-60% chance of prematurity. I have only a 10% chance of making it to term without bleeding. Average time for bleeding to start is 32w. Obviously I want it to resolve and make it to October and have another vaginal delivery, but my real hope is to at least make it to September and have an uncomplicated c/s when necessary. Right now I'm counting down to viability. Only 5 1/2 more weeks. DH and I are trying to figure out how we would handle bedrest and then a preemie. I need to find out the cut-off for starting Oliver at school in September instead of January. I might have to ask to have the follow-up u/s at 29w instead of 30w so we can tell the school in time. And we've been trying to move all our summer plans to June/July in the hopes of getting them in before anything happens. Currently, my only restrictions are no DTD and try not to lift Oliver. I've been given the okay to keep BFing for now, but think I'll start weaning so we can do it at our own pace. It's so crazy to be facing something like this after 3 completely uncomplicated pregnancies.

    Oh, and some photos from the u/s:


    and the best gender pic: her guess is boy. It's nowhere near as clear a shot as it was with my others, but she's probably right.
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12


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    Virginia - glad you've found some reassurance. I hope it ends up as uncomplicated as possible. Yay for another probable boy! I have a few pics to share when I get to my computer. I hate that I haven't felt like taking many.

    AFM - back in er for blurred vision
    Turns out I now have protein/ketones in urine. Ugh.Will kup as I learn more.

    Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
    Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
    Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d

    May 26, 2010 - 7w1d

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    good luck, Mary. I hope they figure it out.
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12


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    Mary - biiiiig hugs! I really do think a lot of the tingling you're having is from labor, delivery and other wonderful PP stuff. I had the same thing going on and I spent nights awake in bed convinced something horrible had happened... But then it started to get better and eventually stopped. My poor DH had to talk me out of going to the ER soooooo many times! Your body just went through a huge ordeal and now you've got the raging hormones on top of it all. I wish there was a way to hit the fast forward button for you. How sweet of your parents to stay with you! I loved having my mom here after Benjamin was born - like you said, the presence was so calming. Oh, I just read about the ER trip after I wrote all the above stuff... KUP! I hope everything is okay.

    Virginia - oh no! I hope your placenta moves a little so you don't have to worry!

    Amanda - sorry about Nats school. Hopefully they can get their act together.

    Ash - stay in baby! My DH insisted Benjamin stay in the week he had off of work for christmas (so he'd get an extra week paid), but the little stinker came one day after it started! haha

    AFM - Just chugging along here. I've been deeeeeep cleaning my house room by room to take care of all those stupid dust mites. Allergies blow. Now I just need to maintain. Boooo!

    Xander has a cold, croup actually. WTF is that about?! I know it's because we had a playdate on Wed with a kid that's in preschool, so he probably got attacked by a billion germs. Anyway, it's basically just been a mild cold, but last night he had definite croup coughing. It was horrible sounding. luckily today he seems pretty great, just a little bit of a runny nose. We'll see at nap time if he's still croup coughing or just a little regular coughing.


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    Home now. Still no real answers as to what's going on. I have a f/u appointment with my primary doc tomorrow (hopefully). They left me a message to call them earlier while I was napping. They wanted me to call them, so I hope they aren't cancelling on me. The doc at ER said I have a "lot" of protein in my urine. My bp was nice and low while I was in there so he didn't do anything about that even though I told him it spikes every night. They said my potassium was low, so they supplemented that. Despite my bp being out of control, the blurry vision, and the protein in the urine, he said he does not think it's PP pre-e because my clotting tests and liver function tests were all normal. He said I did have hyperactive reflexes, but not to the degree he usually sees with pre-e. I hope he's right, but something needs done here! I really hope the primary doc can help.

    ETA - the neurons appointment is set for June 27. That's a long time from now and of course it's probably just an intro appointment. Will take forever to have any tests/answers.

    Oh and for the first time ever, I sent Sean and Calvin away to my parents' house overnight. I feel bad but I'm too stressed to handle them right now.
    Last edited by marymoonu; 05-20-2013 at 05:21 PM.

    Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
    Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
    Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d

    May 26, 2010 - 7w1d

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