Late Term and Child Loss

PgAL Check In

Welcome to PGAL CheckIn!

I hope I find you all well and positive this week! If you have any questions you would like answered, please don't be shy! You can also ask the PAL ladies. Grow little ones, grow!

How far along are you? What size fruit is your baby this week?

Do you have any upcoming appointments or milestones?

Any pregnancy symptoms or pregnancy cravings or aversions?

QOTW: How do you feel about the holidays with not having your Angel(s) here but a new baby on the way? Do you think it will make the holidays easier or harder?

Open Topic. What is on your mind this week?

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  • Thanks Mrs Nice!

    How far along are you? What size fruit is your baby this week? 31 weeks. I think its a Pineapple. 

    Do you have any upcoming appointments or milestones? Jan 2nd is my next one. Plan to ask the Dr a lot about delivery. 

    Any pregnancy symptoms or pregnancy cravings or aversions? Doing okay today. 

    QOTW: How do you feel about the holidays with not having your Angel(s) here but a new baby on the way? Do you think it will make the holidays easier or harder? Its bittersweet. I really miss my daughter, and its wearing on me emotionally. The last two days have been hard for some reason. But I am also just thankful every time I feel this little fella move. 

    Open Topic. What is on your mind this week? Today, I started unpacking the clothes that I had packed up, taking out the gender neutral items to keep out. I broke down putting all the girls things away again. Its hard to be working on a nursery again, and hoping that I will get to bring a baby home to put in it.
    Lilypie - (qptF)


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  • How far along are you? What size fruit is your baby this week?
    28w6d and baby is an eggplant until tomorrow.

    Do you have any upcoming appointments or milestones?
    I had an appt on Tuesday and we discussed which hospital I wanted to deliver at, signed up for birth classes and have started my biweekly appts. I also took my glucose test today.

    Any pregnancy symptoms or pregnancy cravings or aversions?
    I am tired a lot. I am having difficulty getting comfortable and when I do manage to find a comfortable position...I have to pee.

    QOTW: How do you feel about the holidays with not having your Angel(s) here but a new baby on the way? Do you think it will make the holidays easier or harder?
    Thanksgiving was hard, but so far coming up to Christmas hasn't been too hard. I miss my daughter all the time and think "she should be here", but this little guy is moving all the time and reminding me he is with me.

    Open Topic. What is on your mind this week?
    It is getting "real". March will be here before I know it. We haven't purchased any big items and it stresses me out a little thinking we don't have things like a crib, but I remind myself everything will be fine. I have also purchased baby clothes and few other items which is a huge step for me.

    Married 11/23/11, TTC starting 10/12, BFP#1 11/30/12, Adoption of stepson finalized 03/19/13,Loss of our daughter at 20w4d due to incompetent cervix 03/27/13, BFP#2 06/28/13, DS2 born 3/1/14.

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  • How far along are you? What size fruit is your baby this week?  27 weeks 2 days, a rutabaga

    Do you have any upcoming appointments or milestones?  Third tri the day after Christmas!

    Any pregnancy symptoms or pregnancy cravings or aversions?  Sleep is getting uncomfortable, I feel like a turtle flipped over on my back and it's hard to move around especially with RLP when I do.

    QOTW: How do you feel about the holidays with not having your Angel(s) here but a new baby on the way? Do you think it will make the holidays easier or harder?  It's hard, knowing we should have a 5 month old and it should be her first Christmas.  But I know if I weren't pregnant right now, I would probably be in a dark dark place.  When we first lost her, we decided right then and there that we would cancel christmas this year and go away for it.  We probably wouldn't have done that, but I don't think I would be excited about christmas at all, and probably just kind of exist without really enjoying it.

    Open Topic. What is on your mind this week?I can't wait for March to be here.  I want my little girl to be in my arms.
    Lilypie - (fm2j)

    Lilypie - (YesX)

     My Pregnancy/Parenting BLOG TTC since 5/2011, BFP #1 12/3/11, M/C 12/7/11 @ 4wks 2d. Began seeing RE Sep 2012. October 2012 Metformin 1500 mg= ovulation on CD34 BFP#2 11/14/12 9DPO, EDD 7/26/13, DX Gestational Diabetes @14 wks, our angel born sleeping 3/24/13 @ 22wks 2d. BFP #3 7/4/13 8DPO EDD 3/22/14, DX Gestational Diabetes @14 wks. started insulin @16 wks.  Our rainbow, born 3/19/14 @ 39wks 6d., we're so in love!

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  • How far along are you? What size fruit is your baby this week? 36w2d - honeydew.

    Do you have any upcoming appointments or milestones? I have another ultrasound tomorrow, thank goodness. PgAL brain is kicking my butt right now, and I'll have some reassurance by seeing baby girl again.

    Any pregnancy symptoms or pregnancy cravings or aversions? Acid reflux sucks right now. I'm starting to feel heavy and having contractions every now and then. For the most part, though, I'm feeling good.

    QOTW: How do you feel about the holidays with not having your Angel(s) here but a new baby on the way? Do you think it will make the holidays easier or harder? Devon has been on my mind a lot as we get closer to Christmas. My husband has said he's thinking a lot about Devon, too. This holiday season will be easier than last year because I won't be fresh off my loss, but it's still hard. I'm so excited that Mia will be here in 4-5 weeks, but m heart still hurts that Devon isn't here.

    Open Topic. What is on your mind this week? I hate PgAL brain. I'm past my loss milestone but am obsessive about movement. I'm using my doppler a lot again, because I'm just so afraid something is wrong - even though I have twice-weekly NSTs and have an ultrasound tomorrow. I just want her here already.
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  • How far along are you? What size fruit is your baby this week?

    Baby will be half baked tomorrow!!!

    Do you have any upcoming appointments or milestones?

    I have my A/S ultrasound tomorrow.

    Any pregnancy symptoms or pregnancy cravings or aversions?

    My sex drive is back with a vengeance. ;-) LOL!!

    QOTW: How do you feel about the holidays with not having your Angel(s) here but a new baby on the way? Do you think it will make the holidays easier or harder?

    This will be my third Christmas without Ian. In some ways it has gotten easier but the further out I get the more I feel like he is being forgotten by everyone else. It sucks!! All my family and friends want to talk about is this new baby. I, on the other hand, don't really want to discuss this pregnancy. I am excited but if I could have kept it a secret until she's born then I would have been happy.

    Open Topic. What is on your mind this week?

    ***Rainbow Baby mentioned***

    Z has been sick the last few days with a fever and cough. My poor guy!! I hate feeling so helpless to make him feel better. We are having lots of snuggle time. I hope he's better for Christmas. :-(

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    Dixon813
  • Noethola I can only imagine how difficult it would be go through clothes... Hugs!



    How far along are you? What size fruit is your baby this week?
    23 weeks today! Grapefruit

    Do you have any upcoming appointments or milestones?
    Next appointments (U/S then OB) aren't for a few weeks, appts last week estimated that baby is over 1 pound (this is HUGE because it means medical intervention is possible) and today is my loss milestone...

    Any pregnancy symptoms or pregnancy cravings or aversions?
    Not really.  I feel like my feet are starting to swell a little if I've been very active (and had too much sodium...)

    QOTW: How do you feel about the holidays with not having your Angel(s) here but a new baby on the way? Do you think it will make the holidays easier or harder?
    We just celebrated Christmas with my side of the family yesterday and it was difficult at times, but they were good moments of difficult.  My SIL got us an ornament with their names and birthday on it, and my parents made a donation to the non-profit that we've gone to for support groups - our babies were remembered, and that was important.  My parents planted a Sugar Maple tree in memory of Leah, Rachel and Gabe, so yesterday DH and I put a Christmas Wreath on it...it felt right to decorate something FOR them.  (I'll try to attach a pic)

    We have stockings for the, but I don't plan to put anything in them...


    Open Topic. What is on your mind this week?
    Today is my loss milestone - and I'm 23 weeks pregnant on the 23rd...just too much 23!  I've been thinking all morning, at 23 weeks at this exact time, Leah was born, Rachel was born...and right now (about 10am) Rachel was still living and so was Gabe...it's just such a strange mix of emotions.  I love and miss them so, so much.  And this baby kicks and moves all the time, and I love it so much, too.  Just want to get past today (for this baby's sake)...
    ~ Leah, Rachel and Gabriel were born on May 27, 2013 (23 weeks) ~ Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers Lilypie First Birthday tickers
  • How far along are you? What size fruit is your baby this week?
    19w4d today.  Baby is the size of a mango.  

    Do you have any upcoming appointments or milestones?
    Had my regular bi-weekly today, and then have my anatomy scan next week.  No definitive gender yet, but we're hoping we'll have a definite at the anatomy scan.  This week has been more difficult because I'm approaching my daughter's birthday and loss day.  She would have been 1 this Thursday, and Saturday will mark 1 year since we lost her. 


    Any pregnancy symptoms or pregnancy cravings or aversions?
    Still not terribly hungry at all. I eat, but what I want to eat is very fickle.  

    QOTW: How do you feel about the holidays with not having your Angel(s) here but a new baby on the way? Do you think it will make the holidays easier or harder?
    The holidays are harder than I was hoping they'd be.  I'm feeling extra guilty because I didn't get my daughter any presents for Christmas or for her birthday.  I'd been planning on doing a sky-lantern release, but found out that they're illegal in VA and the nearby states.  I don't know what to do to honor her memory, and I feel like a terrible parent.  I look at the stack of gifts we got for my son, and I feel terrible that there's nothing there for her.  

    Open Topic. What is on your mind this week?
    Mostly the upcoming milestones.  I wish I knew of something I could do for Eleanor that would feel right.  Right now I just feel useless.
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     DS1 - 7/2011, DD 12/2012, DS2 - 4/2014, MMC - 12/2015
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  • gertiebarden many, many prayers to you this week with Eleanor's birthday.  I'm sorry that lanterns aren't an option.  What about a balloon release?

    I was feeling very guilty that I didn't buy our triplets any Christmas gifts (though I"m not sure what I'd buy them/what we'd do with whatever I'd buy... if that makes sense) so today I decided to make them special Christmas candles that we'll burn on Christmas day while we're opening gifts with SS and future children, in hopes that these candles will only be used around the holidays.  I didn't do anything too extensive - some tall pillar candles with ribbon, their initials and a hot glue gun - but it gave me something to DO for them, and I think that's what is important to me.

    Many thoughts and prayers to you!!
    ~ Leah, Rachel and Gabriel were born on May 27, 2013 (23 weeks) ~ Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers Lilypie First Birthday tickers
  • That's a great idea Dixon. Thank you.
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     DS1 - 7/2011, DD 12/2012, DS2 - 4/2014, MMC - 12/2015
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