July Mommies Chapter 3 Part 4

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kendra.marie - April 21

hey ladies; thought a new one every week maybe would make time fly? we can only hope.

 

kendra.marie - April 21

heather- im so sorry and happy for you congrats hunni. thats so amazing hes here & doing well i will definitely keep you & ur son in my prayers. hopefully things get better & im so excited for you; sound like things are getting a bit better and hopefully stay on the upwards path. =]

 

stefkay - April 21

oops! Looks like a new thread already? Sorry I posted on the other so I will copy/paste here: OMG HEATHER!!!!! EEEEEEEEEKKKK!!!! YAY! That is wonderful!!!! :) Ok, I know it is not the best that he came so early, but he is beautiful and doing well!!! Wow, I just can't believe one of us already had her baby. I stared at his picture forever just in amazement of how perfect he is and then it made me think how my baby is already about that size (I think) and it just boggles my mind! Take care of yourself and I'm praying for you and Nevin! AMY, thank you for offering your prayers for all of us, that is so kind...I'll take all the prayers I can get :) Hope all the rest of you are doing well and it looks like everyone will probably have their babies before me after all, LOL! I just pray all goes well and I talk to my baby everyday and tell her how much I love her. I am having another strange morning where I just read about a mom who lost her baby at 40 weeks 2 days and she didn't have a reason. That just tears me up, but I have to put this little one in god's hands and know that I can't control what happens. Just enjoy the pregnancy and get excited for my little girl to come :) 30 weeks this Friday!!!! I see the dr. again Friday too and do my glucose test. It will be the first time I've seen her in 5 weeks, so I should be on every two weeks after this appt. Friday. I know nothing exciting happens at those appts, but it may be more rea__suring. Missed you guys this weekend! Gotta work now for a bit....

 

Crystal_Little - April 21

Good Morning ladies! HEATHER: Congrats Nevin is adorable. I am so happy for you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I am doing pretty good here lately. Jordan is teething and I just feel really overwhelmed with work and all. I get to start my half days the middle of May. I cant wait. I just want to rest!

 

cors1wfe - April 21

CRYSTAL!!! yes 1/2 days are great especially around 36 weeks.....try to hang in there that will be here before you can blink! I can't believe how quickly time is pa__sing by......KENDRA - how are you girl? AMY?? hello and Happy Monday to you all!

 

QueenBeeMama - April 21

HEATHER! CONGRATULATIONS MOMMY!!!!!!!! OMG, I was pulling up the forum and was wondering if we would hear from you at home on bedrest and instead find out about your little miracle, NEVIN!!!! He's adorable, I was looking at his pictures on piczo and just started crying, thinking about you guys and what you are doing. He looks just like Noah did the first time I saw him, and all the feelings & memories just came flooding back to me. I'm sending you BIG HUGS across time & space, I know how much you can use it right now! I'm so glad to hear that you are recovering yourself, don't forget you still need to take care of YOU so you can take care of HIM! How wonderful that you can stay close by to the baby, we did the same thing when Noah was in the NICU at Hershey Medical Center, there was a Ronald McDonald House right across the street, and it was wonderful!!! We donate every year on Noah's bday to them because they made a trying time in our lives sooooo much easier. Have you gotten to hold Nevin yet? Are you going to b___stfeed? You may already have this, but if you can, see if you can get some books on premature babies and read, read, read! (I remember it was so helpful to me to be able to read and research everything that was going on around me in the NICU and exactly what was being done to/for Noah. I was able to understand each stage of his progress and conditions better, and ask the docs/nurses knowledgeable questions about what was happening. It helped me feel a little more in control of an experience that made me feel so out of control.) PLEASE ask me anything that you want, anything at all! I could flood you with advice & stories, but I don't want to do that, it's a bad habit of mine, lol! But if there is absolutely anything you want to know please feel free to ask, I would love to be able to help if I could. Obviously your doctors and ESPECIALLY the NICU nurses are your front line, but if there is anything that another preemie mommy can help with, I am here for you! PS Remember as you go thru the next few weeks or months, YOU are Nevin's advocate. Trust your gut, don't be afraid to ask, ask, ask for anything or everything for him! I remember feeling intimidated in this big medical enviroment, I wasn't a doc or nurse, and I didn't want to do anything wrong or anything that might hurt Noah, but NEVER forget you are his MOM and no one but you can fill that role, and he needs the docs/nurses/medicines, etc. but he needs you just as much! Again, congratulations MOMMY!!!!!!!!!

 

heatherjene - April 21

Hi again sweeties! Thank you all so much for the great words, I feel very fortunate for everything - it could have been much worse. I think about how I wanted sooo bad to not be pregnant anymore, and now I miss his kicks & presence inside of me. Babies are God's miracles for sure, and now I see just how much we all have to be thankful for. I loved being able to talk with you all the whole time, and I can't wait to see everyone's perfect little miracles!!! For those of you that already have kids - I now know what a mother's love is - it is a feeling that I never imagined I could feel. It is scary, happy, & wonderful!!! I am glad to hear everyone is well - Stef, Yep, you have a perfect angel inside of there - and I can't wait to hear how your appt. went. , I know all will be fine with you!! Kendra - Thanks so much for the prayers, we will take all we can get - gotta check in on your site soon! Amy - girl- I thought about you when all of this was happening because I know you have been down this road before. I will take any advice you have to give me, it is way too much for one person to handle. I too am staying at a place just like The Ronald McDonald house, except it is called the Children's House, and is located right across the street from the hospital. I don't even know where to start right now - my mind is being pulled in a thousand directions. He is breathing on his own, but not eating yet. They tried feeding him but his bowels weren't ready for food yet, so he is just on IV with nutrients. He has a bit of jaundice, and gets light therapy for that - he has no infections (I thank God for this everyday), but I have no idea where it goes from here???? The docs say to just take it one day at a time, but it's so hard to do, I want to scream but feel very lucky at the same time - if that makes any sense??!! I did start pumping for b___stfeeding, and that is going pretty well. They take my milk at the NICU and freeze it for when he starts eating. Please let me know if you can think of anything I should be doing - Love you all!!!

 

stefkay - April 21

Heather, it sounds like you are doing everything you can and are in the perfect place for it! I'm so glad you get to stay close and pumping for him sounds wonderful even though he can't eat right now. That will nourish him the most when he can. We are all praying for you and crossing our fingers and eyes and toes and whatever we can do to help you through this time. Before you know it he will be home with you! A friend of mine had her boy at 32 weeks and actually her baby was much smaller than Nevin and he is doing great now. She wasn't taking good care of herself and didn't even know she was pregnant until about 4.5 months, so that is a whole different story, yet her little guy pulled through with flying colors! I always have to remind myself how much more resilient babies are than we give them credit for :) This is wonderful that you and Amy are in the same group too and that she can be so much help as you go through this!

 

heatherjene - April 21

BTW- Amy you can e-mail anytime - heatherirz2001 at yahoo dot com

 

heatherjene - April 21

OMG - Stef, really - her baby weighed was that little? That is crazy, but I do believe that everything happens for a reason, so I don't ask God any questions - You know? Yes pray for us as much as you can, I truly believe in my heart that prayer works - I know I pray for you to not have a heart attack from worrying so much - lol- Just kidding, all of that worrying will be worth it when you hold your little girl - You deserve it babe :)

 

stefkay - April 21

omg, I just laughed so hard I almost peed! I love it when you guys bring me back down to earth :D I have to tell Jessie that one tonight when he gets home....that I have friends praying for me to not have aheart attack from worrying!!!! LMAO! He'll believe it. Here is a funny story....We were watching this mustang (car) parade in the town we were in this past weekend and someone threw candy from a car. Jessie handed me a piece and I was super hungry so I started to open it then just tossed it on the ground. He was like "what did you do that for???" I totally straight faced told him "what if someone poisoned it or something?" he laughed so hard and I just got mad, lol :) It is funny now and he keeps telling people about it, but I can be very ridiculous at times I know!

 

cors1wfe - April 21

HEATHER - thank you thank you thank you .....for checking in again so quickly - sounds like Nevin is doing great! and You still have your sense of humor LOL - we are all praying for you guys and like the doc said just take it one day at a time.....I am so glad that your milk has come in and the pumping is going so well.....the guy here whose grandson was born at 24 weeks is going home next week!!! He has no side effects at all....so you just keep your positive head up - you hear me?? Everything is going to be ok - God loves you and Nevin.....and Tom - can't forget daddy.....and yes it's quite an overwhelming feeling that comes over you when you realize that you are a mother - and AMY is right - you speak up - if you dont' understand anything tell them to explain it to you like you are a 3 year old - make them listen to you - you are Nevin's fiercest protector right now - don't apologize for it either! love you girly! keep us posted!

 

cors1wfe - April 21

STEF - my little worry wart - LMAO!!!!! that is SO you and your personality...I bet Jessie could tell us all kinds of funny stories!! LOL - you missy I see you on some of those scary threads - get off of those YOU dont' need to worry about losing your baby at term or any other time!! Just be positive!! ok enough mothering for now! LOL mothering we are a year apart - but I AM older! LOL xoxox hugs to you crazy girl!

 

Precious - April 21

HEATHER CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU WHAT A WONDERFUL BLESSING.. LIKE YOU SAID EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON AND IF U KEEP UR FAITH UP HE WILL BE FINE IN NO TIME. ITS SO WONDERFUL YOU'RE HAVING A BOY! U SAID U FELT THAT HE WOULD BE! ILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU!! I LOVE THE PICTURES TOO. HOW EXCITING!!! HOPE U RECOVER QUICK AND HEAL GOOD. BEST WISHES!! HUGS!

 

Precious - April 21

TINA- i wanted to ask you something. Last night i think i was having contractions.. or BH.. whatever it was it hurted so badly.. she was very very low. But im confused because i dont know how real contractions r going to feel like. Ive been so confused.. and right now ive been feeling that same pain again. she hasnt been moving much, but im streached out, she moves very slowly.. i wanted to get your opinion on how contractions feel like.

 

cors1wfe - April 21

The best way for me to describe it is this --- you feel your whole uterus get very very hard - regular braxton hicks do no usually hurt AND they do no come in a regular pattern - I had been having braxton hicks since pretty early on and it was just my uterus getting hard then it would go away - maybe 2 times in an hour was the most before my preterm labor - when I noticed them coming every 5 mins and lasting for a minute I knew something was wrong....and they felt very different and painful so they way my face scrunched up my dh knew these were different ones but JULIA - if you are concerned and unsure just to go labor and delivery they will hook you up to a monitor and be able to see the contractions.....ok?

 

Precious - April 21

Thanks.. im just wondering what i am suppose to be feeling.. its kinda confusing.. but i kinda get the idea.. thanks again :-) if they continue ill call the doc

 

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