update

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Wed, 07-27-2011 - 4:37pm

hi everyone - things are still going well for us, and every day i am grateful. it is stil quite surreal considering my history. still taking it day-by-day.

so far all tests have come back with very good results. all bloodwork has come back representative of a woman who is 12-14 years younger than i really am. i also have had good, low, slow weight gain and still weigh less now, at 6+ months pregnant, than i did this time last year when i started weight watchers (and lost 30 pounds before finding out we were expecting).

in 2005 i was diagnosed with insulin resistance. this was the only health issue they could find when trying to determine the reason(s) for all my many losses, which they then simply chalked up to 'bad luck'... anyway, based on that 2005 diagnosis, i was concerned i would fail my glucose test last week. amazingly, that too came back normal. i passed! i was so happy!

this same time last year i started a whole new chapter in my life (finally coming to peace with childlessness and moving-on)... starting weight watchers, being more consistent with exercise... i have always been a healthy eater... ie: low salt, eat whole foods mainly, low fat... but up until 2 years ago i was ADDICTED to coca-cola. 2 years ago i gave up cola cold-turkey (a miracle) and i can't help but think that all of these things may have played a part in the healthy progress of this pregnancy.

doctors have stepped back on their super-close watch over me these last couple of months and have scheduled my appointments with less frequency, that is until 30 weeks, when they will see me every 2 weeks until birth.

i'm not here on the message board often as work & our long to do list have been a bit overwhelming, but my positive thoughts and prayers are with each of you PAL ladies, as our road can be challenging on many levels.

love to all - susan

five 1st trimester losses: 8/03: missed M/C (baby died at 10 wks, diag @ 11 wks, D&C).....10/04: etopic preg (D&C, mxt shot, lapriscopic surgery, damaged/closed tube)..... 6/07: Blighted Ovum (D&C 7/07 for incomplete M/C)..... 10/07: missed M/C (baby d
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Registered: 04-26-2011
In reply to: _narnee_
Wed, 07-27-2011 - 6:39pm

It's nice to hear things are going so well!

Me () -- 34 DH -- 37 Conceived DS naturally after almost 2 years TTC and one loss. Currently have been TTC #2 after 2 more years and two more losses. Recently found polyp in uterus. Scheduled for hysteroscopy and removal 6/2011..... Instead surprise
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In reply to: _narnee_
Wed, 07-27-2011 - 9:46pm
glad to hear you're doing well!


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In reply to: _narnee_
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 3:50am

So glad everything is going well - that's wonderful news!

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Registered: 09-15-2005
In reply to: _narnee_
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 12:05pm
Great update Susan!!
Kathy Kate-9, Emmy-8, Kevin-5 Early m/c 5wks 7/02 Missed m/c 7w2d; D&C 3/10 Missed m/c 8wks; D&C 9/10
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In reply to: _narnee_
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 2:46pm
What a wonderful update! I admire how you got everything together and took control of the things you could...a tre inspiration. I hope everything continues going just as well for the remainder of your pg.
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Registered: 10-17-2007
In reply to: _narnee_
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 11:13pm
Wonderful update! I'm glad to hear things are going well for you and baby! You're getting so close to the end now :)
I thought I'd fail the glucose test as well given my high insulin levels, but I also sailed through it.
Keep us posted on how you are doing.

Triona
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Registered: 04-05-2011
In reply to: _narnee_
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 4:10pm

triona - been thinking of you and anna. hope all is well. my most recent appts were yesterday. baby still doing well and on target, but my BP is boarderline high. they started bloodwork (and having me do a 24 hour urine) to establish a baseline to keep an eye out for possible BP related issues (including pre-e)... sort of freaked me out, as things have gone so well so far. trying to just be calm and know that they are keeping a careful watch over me as needed... both my regular obgyn and mfm. it has been a stressful week on a number of levels, but see some light at the end of the tunnel on the recent stress, so hope that helps. i'll keep y'all posted. love - susan

five 1st trimester losses: 8/03: missed M/C (baby died at 10 wks, diag @ 11 wks, D&C).....10/04: etopic preg (D&C, mxt shot, lapriscopic surgery, damaged/closed tube)..... 6/07: Blighted Ovum (D&C 7/07 for incomplete M/C)..... 10/07: missed M/C (baby d
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In reply to: _narnee_
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 3:52pm

Glad everything is going well, Susan!!

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Registered: 06-29-2010
In reply to: _narnee_
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 9:36am
I'm so glad to hear All is well.
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Registered: 06-09-2009
In reply to: _narnee_
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 8:46am

It sounds like everything couldn't be going better, a nice relief I bet.