Long Time MIA...Update

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Long Time MIA...Update
Thu, 10-07-2010 - 8:02pm

I'm not sure how many people are still on here that would remember me. I kind of went MIA for a while and haven't posted since my 3rd trimester!

Anyway, I'm here to update :-) I was put on bedrest at 33weeks for preterm labor issues. No fun being bed ridden, especially with my DS so active and missing his Mommy doing everything I did before! We had a few scares in the hospital, but baby was fine each time, the Dr just wasn't ready for him to be born. I got off bedrest on Sept 24 and started easing back into things. I decided to take the weekend to be with my family and planned on catching up with the house come Monday. That didn't happen! On Sept 25, I decided to make cookies. They're "make yougo into labor cookies" but like most of these things online, I didn't believe it would start labor, I was just curious about them. The cookies, BTW, are really tasty and they seemed to do something for me!

Saturday night, my feet had become so swollen that I was in tears. I put them up and iced them, then went to bed. In the morning, they hadn't gone down and in fact got worse during church. I decided to call the Dr. Of course it was a trip to the hospital. The Dr decided that my feet were fine (but wow did they hurt!), but I was contracting regularly even though I wasn't feeling them. So he decided to break my water and bring the baby on! My water was broken around 4:30pm, and we had our baby at 10:37pm. Completely natural birth and amazing experience. My son was born on Sept 26, 2010, 10:37pm, 6lbs 5oz, 19 inches long at 36weeks2days. His name is Asher Thomas and he's absolutely beautiful!

The day was so special for a few reasons. 1. We welcomed that baby into our lives. DS and DH are so in love with him, too! 2. That day is the anniversary of our 2nd loss of our angel baby. It added some joy to a day that otherwise was painful for me and gives me


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Thu, 10-07-2010 - 10:32pm


What a great story!

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Registered: 08-16-2007
Thu, 10-07-2010 - 11:02pm

Oh Beth! HELLO! Thanks so much for coming to update us! And a big congrats to you and your family on the birth of your baby boy!!! I love the name you've chosen for him, and how neat that he gets to share his birthday week with lots of other loved ones, yet still has his own special day. It must have been bittersweet that his bday was also the anniversary of your second miscarriage, but like you said, it can give you hope and joy instead of only feeling loss & sadness at that time.

Im so glad that your litle guy is healthy and well, and I hope that everyone is adjusting ok at your house!

Get as much rest as you can during these first few weeks, and enjoy every minute with your precious new son.

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Registered: 12-09-2009
Fri, 10-08-2010 - 3:59pm

Hi Beth,

Melissa - 38

DH - 38

DD - Almost 2!

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Registered: 06-21-2007
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 11:55pm

Congrats on the birth of your son!


Mom to Talia (3)

expecting #2 on 1/11/11