Baby watch...

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Baby watch...
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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 1:11am

Apologies to ma2connor for hijacking her thread that ended up going down the road of my frustrations with my daughter's crankiness!

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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 9:08am

Can't believe the time is almost here! And you're leaving on Friday for TX - you know that's probably when Wyatt will decide to make his appearance!:smileywink: It's supposed to be miserable here all week, too. Thank goodness for A/C!

Pam
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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 9:22am

Not only am I leaving for TX on Friday, but Nicki's midwife is on vacation this week, returning a week from today.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 12:17pm
Hugs to here!! I gave birth to my last one in mid-June (due July 2nd) 2 years ago in Texas and while it wasn't as hot as it has been this year, I remember how miserable the heat was and how I felt those last few weeks!!
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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 2:37pm

Actually, DD is getting her "paybacks" - she was due July 15, born the 3rd, and that last week before she was born was in the mid-90s too. However, I do sympathize with her a great deal, and Tim is being a lot more understanding than I thought he'd be - though at the moment he is at the river fishing coz he needs a little bit of a break. ;) They're really young parents (they're both 20), but handling things as well as parents 4-5 years older than they are, and they have right from the start. Even though Wyatt wasn't exactly planned, once the shock wore off, they both took the attitude of "well, we were planning to have kids in 3-4 years anyway, he just is coming earlier than we'd planned."

Nicki had another doc apt today, had to see someone else today coz the woman she usually sees is on vacation, and she ended up seeing the doc that delivered her and her brothers.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 3:34pm
Not that I ever suggest getting pregnant young, I was 18 when I had DD, and now 30 and 32 with the other two, and I swear looking back now it seems easier having had her earlier. You're more adaptable and flexible IMO, not as set in your ways and your ideas about your life and children. Its harder financially and schooling usually, but I also know that I can't believe I had the energy to work full time, finish my degree, and be a mother at that point. My parents were a great help to me since I was doing it on my own, but there are days now with the two little ones that I don't know how I managed to pull it off alone the first time around.

I hope she makes it through the week to when her regular mid-wife is there for her. They put me on bedrest with the last one, 3 weeks before she was due and a week before she came, but I had notoriously short labors (2-3 hours), she was breech (they ended up turning her manually) and I tested positive for GBS. Its hard, but well worth it to keep them in a little bit longer!!
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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 9:50pm

Prayers and positive thoughts would be greatly appreciated - Nicki's blood pressure was pretty high when she was seen at the office today, and now tonight she feels like it's even higher, and she has a killer headache that she hasn't been able to shake, is only getting worse, even after taking tylenol.

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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 10:56pm
And the sent her home! :-( Aunt Dawn the OB RN isn't overly impressed but gave some advice to try to help her be more comfortable, she said that sometimes the things she suggested helps hold off pre eclampsia, and the doc probably would like to keep Wyatt inside at least a few days longer if possoble. She is 18 days from her due date but that is from the 2nd due date they gave her. The first due date is still 24 days away.
Tim is hanging in there but is getting really worried too. Thankfully he has a couple of buddies who are a few years older who are also dealing with pregnant wives/girlfriends and they tend to commiserate quite a bit. One of those friends has a wife who has been in the hospital for 3 weeks.
Oh my! I just saw my grandbaby kick for the first time. Usually he is really quiet when I am around.
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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 9:17am
Saying a prayer for her.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 12:55pm
PPT from someone who also had one in mid summer in the heat and humidity (would you believe they had our street torn up so I had to walk around the block to get to the car when we finally got to go to the hospital), with them insisting on keeping him inside when he wanted to come out (at 37 weeks) and then had contractions the whole time til they induced my back labor- hopefully Wyatt will cooperate more! I know the outcome is worth it but this stage can be so scary! Hugs to all.

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 3:15pm

Rose, please make sure they take the possiblity of preeclampsia seriously and are watching for whatever signs your OB RN aunt says to watch for.

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