O.B appt 18 wks

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Registered: 10-27-2011
O.B appt 18 wks
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Tue, 10-30-2012 - 1:45am

I had my O.B check up today..I am 18 weeks and 2 days along. I am for sure having a baby boy as we saw him today on the ultrasound with him daning around in my belly. I was getting kinda worried because I am not feeling him move but everything looks good! His heart rate was 144 and growing like he should be so far. I am still having to do heprain shots everyday along with a baby asprin and it seems to be working to keep my little guy alive since I have factor five...my stomach is black and blue..not pretty at all but thats okay I don't mind since not many people really see it lol! My DH and I have picked out the baby's name and he will be Carson Jace Gilman..I am excited to call him by his name now instead of baby. Now I am just praying that the rest of this pregnancy is healthy and to hold Carson happy and healthy on his day of birth!!!!

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 3:04am

Can't believe you're nearlly half way already! I'm pleased everythin looks good, you'll soon be feelin baby Carson all the time

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Registered: 10-20-2008
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 9:51am
Great appt! Congrats on deciding on a name!

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Registered: 12-18-2007
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 12:34pm

YAY!  So glad you had a great appointment. 

I would suggest some Arnica cream for the bruising.  It is amazing stuff.  I've had my veins totally blown out by people trying to get blood, but if I can get the cream on it quickly, I don't get bruises wherever I put the cream.  I found out about it when my DD developed a hemotoma on her head shortly after birth.  It was safe to put on her head when she was only a day old.  I bought mine at the local RiteAid, so you don't even have to find a health food store.

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Registered: 05-01-2012
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 4:26pm

Yay!!! I am so excited for you! :-) Those shots must be a pain, but so worth it!

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Registered: 03-28-2010
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 12:09pm

awwww, love to hear great stories, especially since you were so worried, at the beginning.  Carson, what a great name!  Cool

Kiki (hit my magic age of 45 and no longer TTC),but mom to a beautiful teen DD & 2 angels in heaven & married to my best friend

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Registered: 10-27-2011
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 3:44pm

Thank you everyone! I am very excited now that I am almost half way through the pregnancy and because Carson is doing well!!! It's nice to hear from all you ladies..still praying for you all to have healthy happy babies at the end!!!!

 

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Registered: 10-27-2011
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 3:44pm

Thank you everyone! I am very excited now that I am almost half way through the pregnancy and because Carson is doing well!!! It's nice to hear from all you ladies..still praying for you all to have healthy happy babies at the end!!!!