Update on Harper!

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Registered: 09-13-2010
Update on Harper!
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 2:18pm

Hey ladies, just wanted to send you all on update on baby Harper. She is doing great! We made our 24 week mark on Tuesday which was a huge milestone for us. Harper had a growth ultrasound on Monday and she weighed 1 pound 6 ounces as of that day. Tuesday, we had a biophysical profile ultrasound for her and she scored 8/8, A+! This measures her fluid, movements, breathing, and oxygen flow of the placenta and umbilical cord. We have started our daily Non-Stress Tests (NSTs) and she is doing awesome with those. They measure her heart rate and it is supposed to increase a certain amount of beats per minute depending on how active she is. We have had 3 of those and they are all wonderful.

They also gave me my steroid injections on Monday and Tuesday to speed up Harper's lung development, and I continue to receive weekly Progesterone shots and a ton of other meds to ward off infection and keep me and baby healthy.

We have had ultrasounds the last few days and she looks awesome. The doctors had me on Indocin to keep my uterus calm, but we stopped that on Monday because it was affecting her fluid. She has built it back up, which the doctors expected this to happen.



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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 2:26pm
Yay for passing the 24 week mark- what a huge milestone! I'm so thankful to hear that Harper is doing so well, no doubt her sisters are keeping a close eye on her.

Those week marks are so difficult. While I know it seems so impossible now, it's been almost four years since we had to say goodbye to our daughter and I'm so thankful to have found how close our little ones stay in our family even when they are not physically present. The bond between mommy and child, no matter how short our time together can not be broken by anything.

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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 3:48pm
What wonderful news Taryn and what a blessed miracle your little Harper is! She sounds like a strong and determind young lady already. Thanks for the update and I continue to keep her and Aislyn, Nevan and Layden in my thoughts and prayers.
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 3:49pm
So glad to hear all this good news about Harper! I hope she makes it much longer for you too. Hope you are feeling well also. I'm sure those days are bittersweet, but as you said before your angel girls made a wonderful sacrifice for their little sister, and at least you can find comfort in knowing it will not be in vain and she will get to come home with you and your husband. Your story has definitely been amazing so far and all of your girls will always be in my heart. <3
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 3:51pm
Ah suck wonderful news! Hopefully she can hang in there another 11.5 weeks and make it to 36 so she's nice and strong =] what a little miracle she is!
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 5:34pm

This is great news - I'm so happy to hear that she's (and you!) are doing well. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.

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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 6:04pm
So great to hear! Thank you for keeping us posted!
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 9:37pm
awesome news!! Keep fighting Harper. Fly high Aislyn, Nevan and Layden. Been thinking about you & your girls a ton.
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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 12:17pm

Thanks for the update!


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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 4:14pm
Yay! Taryn, you and Harper are so strong. I think of you and your girls often and I'm so glad you updated us on how you're doing!
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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 8:57pm
Yay!!! This is all such GREAT news! Thank you for thinking of us and giving us an update. My family continues to pray for yours each and every day and we are so glad that thing are going well for Harper. :-) We will continue to pray for you and I hope that your little girl just stays put as long as possible until it's time. (((HUGS)))

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