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4/3/09 12:33 P

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Congratulations Karen! Glad to hear that you and the new baby are doing well! Blessings to your family! BTW--what did you name her?

~Laura~

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He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
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4/2/09 11:25 P

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Congratulations! hope all is well. Don't forget to sleep when the baby sleeps. The first 6 weeks are the hardest but they do get better which I'm sure you remember. I had to remind myself with my last one that it is just a phase and that it does get better. I had forgotten.

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And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Col 3:17


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4/2/09 11:15 P

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Congratulations Karen!!! And God Bless.

In Christ,
Cris-Annette emoticon

"Once you become a mother, you stop being the picture and start being the frame." - unknown

1 cross + 3 nails = 4given

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

New goals for 2013 (after pregnancy of 2009)

1st goal: 195 by August 21, 2013 (total weight loss *40 lbs)

***Goal met: August 2013 weighed in at 194 ***

Overall Goal met as well... total weight loss to date : 76 lbs.




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KEHWIE's Photo KEHWIE Posts: 3,183
4/2/09 10:06 P

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Thanks for praying for today, but I actually came HOME from the hospital today! Baby DD did indeed decide not to wait for April--she came Monday, Mar. 30, after a very long and miserable weekend! :) She's small, looks a lot like her big sister did as a newborn, and is healthy! :) I'll post more when I get a chance!

Karen

"Be not afraid of going slowly. Be only afraid of standing still."--Chinese proverb


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MOMTHOM's Photo MOMTHOM Posts: 338
4/1/09 9:39 P

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Karen,

My thoughts and prayers are with you for your big day tomorrow! God bless you and your family!

~Laura~

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.


He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
~Jim Elliot


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4/1/09 8:16 P

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I've had 4 c-sections. You will do great. My first child was born on April 2. It is a great day to have a baby.

Congradulations!

Motherduck
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Col 3:17


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3/30/09 6:34 P

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Congrats on your new little blessing!

~Laura~

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.


He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
~Jim Elliot


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CHLD_OF_GOD's Photo CHLD_OF_GOD Posts: 2,780
3/29/09 3:35 P

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Karen, I hope everything is going well. I just came across this thread. I have been where you are back when I was pregnant with my son, only my doctor wasn't on vacation, but I was sent to the hospital because I was having labor pains, but then after spending about 6 or so hours in the hospital, they sent me home. Corey came 2 weeks later, 2 1/2 weeks early.

Also, some really unexpected and exciting news to share on this end... I just found out this past Monday that we are expecting baby #3. What a wonderful surprise from God, the ironic thing is that I gave all my maternity clothes away last year because we thought Corey was our last one. :) I believe I am due sometime in November. My first appointment is the day after Easter (7 week appt).

Take care and God Bless,
Cris-Annette

"Once you become a mother, you stop being the picture and start being the frame." - unknown

1 cross + 3 nails = 4given

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

New goals for 2013 (after pregnancy of 2009)

1st goal: 195 by August 21, 2013 (total weight loss *40 lbs)

***Goal met: August 2013 weighed in at 194 ***

Overall Goal met as well... total weight loss to date : 76 lbs.




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KEHWIE's Photo KEHWIE Posts: 3,183
3/26/09 6:43 P

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Another update: fluid levels are holding steady, but still on the low end of the spectrum. So, I am scheduled to have my baby via c-section next Thursday. Just a week away! :)

(It's a repeat c-section. My doc will do VBAC, but he WON'T induce after after a previous c-section, so no pitocin for me).

Karen

"Be not afraid of going slowly. Be only afraid of standing still."--Chinese proverb


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MOMTHOM's Photo MOMTHOM Posts: 338
3/19/09 8:53 A

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Thanks for the update, I've been wondering too.

I'm sure someone told you this during your (extended) visit to the hospital, but here it goes anyway: Make sure you're drinking lots and lots of fluids! Amniotic fluid is essentially just your baby's pee (kind of gross, I know, but true nonetheless), so if you drink a lot, that fluid can go to the baby, and that can help increase fluid levels. It doesn't always work, but it sometimes does! It's worth a shot!

God bless you and your baby! I'll say a prayer for you both!

~Laura~

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.


He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
~Jim Elliot


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3/18/09 8:15 P

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Karen- Thank you so much for the update, I was beginning to wonder, when I hadn't seen you on here for a few days.

I agree, that is frustrating when you don't know what's going on. I'm glad you two got the okay to go back home.

Keep us updated as much you can! I'll be praying for a safe delivery!!

~Meg~



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KEHWIE's Photo KEHWIE Posts: 3,183
3/18/09 7:38 P

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I went in for a normal doctor visit yesterday morning. I knew my doc was on vacation and that I would be seeing the midwife. I also knew they would be doing an ultrasound, just to check on things. But I was expecting a normal, routine visit. Then home for lunch and a nap (DD had slept very badly the previous night).

But when the midwife came to talk to me after the ultrasound, she said that my fluid levels were dropping. I was still in an okay range, but only just barely. I was supposed to go over to labor and delivery at the hospital and check in. She had phoned my doctor, who was considering whether he wanted to come in Wed. evening or Thurs. morning to do a c-section.

So off DD and I go to L & D. We get checked in, and DD already unusually tired, is now freaked out. She was upset when I put on the hospital gown, upset when I laid in the bed and got hooked up to a monitor, and REALLY upset when the nurse came to take blood. My parents came to get her as soon as they could, but they don't live in town so we did have to wait for them to make the trip.

Just afternoon, a nurse told me that the midwife would be by to talk to me soon. Now it seemed there was a possibility of letting me go home yesterday and coming back in Thursday morning for an ultrasound and making a plan from there. However, I was not allowed to eat anything "just in case" something ended up happening sooner. The anesthesiologist also came by to talk with me "just in case."

Around 2, I still hadn't seen the midwife. Now I was told another doctor would come see me, and he would tell me what had been decided. So still I wait. At 3, they finally agreed to let me have lunch. And at 8:40 yesterday evening, I FINALLY saw the doctor. They wanted to keep me overnight, and do an ultrasound this morning with a biophysical profile, to see if the baby was still healthy and thriving.

The baby got a perfect score on the profile this morning, so I was allowed to come home. My fluid levels had even gone back up. So I go back tomorrow and have another ultrasound, and I should be able to talk with my own doctor and make an official plan of some sort, based on whatever info the ultrasound reveals. But it's not looking like this little one is going to wait until April to make her appearance.

And I guess the moral of the story is don't have any issues while your doc is on vacation! It was VERY frustrating to sit and wait all that time when no one would tell me anything!!

Karen

"Be not afraid of going slowly. Be only afraid of standing still."--Chinese proverb


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