High Risk Check-In 6/20 — The Bump
September 2017 Moms

High Risk Check-In 6/20

  Welcome to any new posters!

This check in is for anyone diagnosed with a high-risk condition that needs increased monitoring or testing so that we can discuss our conditions and support each other. I'd like to pray for each of you in my daily prayers! If you're not comfortable, just leave it blank. 



How far along are you?


Why are you high-risk?

Any additional monitoring or testing this week?

Any concerns/news currently?

Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 

GTKY: What's your favorite TV show?

Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
Married in July 2014
TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
A1Cs:
1/12/16 6.7%
5/25/16 6.0%
11/2/16 6.1%
3/22/16 5.8%
4/27/17 5.4%
6/13/17 5.3%
           
"Sugar Fancy Tutu"
BostonBaby1

Re: High Risk Check-In 6/20

  • How far along are you? 29w4d

    Why are you high-risk? short cervix, random bleeding episodes

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week? I have a regular OB appt on Thursday - no tests or ultrasound.

    Any concerns/news currently? 
    If I make it to my appt on Thursday without any bleeding or other concerning symptoms, my OB will let me try going back to work in the office a few days next week. I only need to make it two more days and I am so excited. Being at home full time is lonely and isolating and makes me feel like I can't do my job as well. I am really looking forward to the idea of more time outside of the house and more human interaction.

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    Continued cervical stability and no more bleeding. 

    GTKY: What's your favorite TV show? 
    Law & Order SVU

    BostonBaby1baileylove22JustBored10
  • How far along are you?
    25 weeks 5 days 
    Why are you high-risk?
    I am overweight have high blood pressure and diabetes. I also had preeclampsia starting at 26 weeks my last pregnancy and delivered at 36 weeks

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    I have to go have a fetal echocardiogram tomorrow

    Any concerns/news currently?
    Just hoping I can make it as far as I did with my daughter
    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? Peace of mind and guidance as to what to do with my job situation

    GTKY: What's your favorite TV show?
    Power
    baileylove22BostonBaby1
  • How far along are you? 29w at midnight

    Why are you high-risk? AMA, history of multiple mc (rpl), POTS, Factor 2 prothrombin, long history of abdominal surgeries, and now GD to name a few.

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week? I have a couple of classes at the hospital for diabetes on Friday .

    Any concerns/news currently? Nope.


    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 


    GTKY: What's your favorite TV show? Mmmm. It was Downton Abbey but now that it is canceled, The Americans

    baileylove22
  • @Rhubarb7216 I hear ya on working from home. I work from home everyday and it does wear on you after awhile. Unfortunately my office is thousands of miles away. FXed for no bleeding and a great appt this week so you can get back into the office a couple days a week. 

    Welcome @jena333-2. I'm sorry you have to join us here. I hope the lifestyle adjustment will be super easy and it will be smooth sailing here on out. 

    @devonnnmichelle I hope you have a great appt tomorrow. 

    How far along are you?
    27w3d

    Why are you high-risk?
    HBP

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    I have an OB appt tomorrow. Weekly NSTs after this appt. 

    Any concerns/news currently?
    Today is my birthday. One daughter has a miserable cold and stayed home today. My other daughter came home halfway through the day b/c she was not feeling well and puked on herself in the car on the way. My husband is also home sick with a cold. I have started getting a stuffy nose this evening, so I am getting sick. I am also feeling super uncomfortable lately and vomit pretty much every morning after sleeping like shit. I am looking forward to the next 4-5 nights of not sleeping b/c I cannot breathe out of my nose. I just had a cryfest b/c I am feeling really defeated at this point. 

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now?
    That my blood pressure remains stable (even under all this current stress).

    GTKY: What's your favorite TV show?

    I really loved Downton Abbey. 
    BostonBaby1jena333-2
  • @BostonBaby1 yay for Downton. I still have to watch the last episode! I am saving it for a rainy day. 
    BostonBaby1
  • @baileylove22 Oh, I'm so sorry about everyone being sick and now you too. That just sounds miserable. I hope it passes quickly and I completely understand saving shows. I'm behing on all of my favorites always because I want to be focused on and enjoying. 
    baileylove22
  • adooadoo member
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    How far along are you?

    29+6

    Why are you high-risk?
    GD, pre-e with previous pregnancy

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    I had my growth scan on Monday, baby girl is in the 90th%tile, weighing in at 3.5lbs, she seems to be on the long side too...  this is so stressful for me.  I personally think I just make big babies (son was 9lbs at 38w) and the MFM is leaning towards that as well, but GD people are up my butt about it which I get but how does ones A1C go from 6.4 in February to 5.5 in June, wouldn't that mean I'm doing good things?!?  So with this ultrasound if any of my meal time numbers are high I have to go on insulin for meals (already on insulin at bed time) 

    I'm really trying to stay positive about all this, but my son being a big baby is what saved his life when he was born (unexpected sickness resulting in emergency surgery at 2 days old and a 3 month hospital stay) 

    Any concerns/news currently?
    listed above 

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    BP continues to stay normal and my blood glucose numbers stop being all over the place

    GTKY: What's your favorite TV show?
    Greys Anatomy 
    BostonBaby1BecauseLovetfrangulbaileylove22

  • How far along are you?
    26 wks 5 days

    Why are you high-risk?
    Gd

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    The specialist is finally coming over tonight to go over how to use the machine and my diet.

    Any concerns/news currently?
    I have had a cough for days I can't get rid of. Started my diet 2 weeks ago and it has been rough. Wondering how to survive Bbq season.

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    Just to stay strong the next 3 months for a healthy happy baby.

    GTKY: What's your favorite Tv show?
    I have a few! Dawson's Creek, True Blood, Gilmore Girls
    BecauseLovebaileylove22BostonBaby1

  • How far along are you?

     29 weeks 2 days
    Why are you high-risk?
    Placental Abruption grade 1
    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    Well I spent last night in the hospital AGAIN. Had a minor bleed but the abruption did get a tiny bit bigger.  Going to the doctor and specialist tomorrow so they can evaluate it again. 
    Any concerns/news currently?
    The abruption getting bigger is pretty bad news but it is still considered small from my understanding. Trying to stay positive but I'm feeling really drained. 
    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
     No more bleeds but realistically just that it doesn't keep tearing more. 
    GTKY: What's your favorite TV show?
     Gilmore Girls or Friends
    baileylove22BostonBaby1
  • How far along are you? 26w5d

    Why are you high-risk? Congenital heart defect. 

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week? No. I saw the cardiologist last week. 

    Any concerns/news currently?
    Trip to the cardiologist went as well as possible, so that was great. I'm supposed to go back at 35 weeks or so for an echo to confirm that my heart can handle labor, but he had no concerns at this time. I'm so relieved. 

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? There is some serious stress at work with massive changes to our insurance plan effective 8 days after my due date. I've been praying for relief from the stress and an on time and healthy baby. 

    GTKY: What's your favorite TV show?
    Probably Gilmore Girls for nostalgia, but I like so many shows. 
    me: 33 DH: 33 DS#1: Sept 2017

    TTC#2 since January 2019
    PCOS diagnosed in 2016
    jena333-2baileylove22BostonBaby1
  • @Breath_Easy92 FX that your tear doesn't grow and LO stays safe in there a little longer.

    Also, I hope everyone feels better soon. Seems like everyone is sick these days. 
    me: 33 DH: 33 DS#1: Sept 2017

    TTC#2 since January 2019
    PCOS diagnosed in 2016
    Breath_Easy92BostonBaby1
  • How far along are you? 26 Weeks

    Why are you high-risk? Well I had been participating here and there in this group because of being AMA etc...But now it looks like I am being refereed to see a perinatologist so I guess that makes me more official. I just failed my 3hr GD screening (yesterday) and they are having a hard time seeing one part of the kiddos heart (its beating a ok but seems to want to hide that part of the heart the last 3 ultrasounds). 

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week? Not yet but I am sure soon.

    Any concerns/news currently?
    Not looking forward to the pokes or having to think that much about food...

    GTKY: What's your favorite TV show?
    Guilty pleasure right now is the Below Deck Mediterranean 
    Me: 37 DH: 32 TTGP Since 2014 INFERTILITY INFO (Medicated, IUI's, IVF/FET) IN SPOILER
    October 2014-April 2015: Without Medication or Doctor Guidance No Periods/No O BFN 
    Medicated April-December 2015: Clomid (didn't work) and so we tried Femera/Letrozole. Progesterone Met 1000 Not diagnosed PCOS but treating the same. Anovulatory. TI No US No O BFN 

    - TW - 
    IUI"S 
    January 2016-October 2016: Letrozole 2.5mg-7.5 mg, Pregyl or Ovideral Trigger Shot.
    9 cycles of IUI
    (7 Cancelled due to no mature follicles) (2 attempted IUI's with mature follicles)  

    IUI # 2 June 2016 and July 2016:  Met 1000, Estrogen (21 days), Progesterone (5 days) Femera 5m 6/28/16 Ultrasound CD14 = 25 follie. Pregnyl Trigger CD14 IUI 7/13 1stBeta (DPO 15): 7.6 (Surprise BFP...but Low #'s) 2ndBeta (DPO 17): 18 3rdBeta (DPO 19) 52.8 Progesterone Prescribed (spotting) 4thBeta (DPO 26) 6.9 Chemical Pregnancy BFN

    IVF and FET (diagnosed with PCOS) 204 pounds at start of IVF
    IVF # 1 October and November 2016: CCRM - Minneapolis 10/14 Consult and CD 3 testing, 10/14 started (OCP Antagonist - BCP) BCP, 10/21 1 day work up, Doxycycline 100mg 10 days, 10/24 stop bcp, Bloodwork US 10/29, 10/30-11/8 Stims 2 vials of Menopur, Dexamethasone, 225 of Gonal-F daily (dropped to 120). CCRM Vitamin Cocktail (like 20 of them), Monitoring (11/2, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8), Retrieval 11/10 (38 eggs, 30 mature, 16 fertilized ICSI), 11/16 8 Blasts 11/30 CCS testing results 3 Normal 5aa's (2 boys and 1 girl) 1 Unknown 4 Abnormal (All girls) 


    Fet #1 January 2017: CCRM - Minneapolis bcp/lupron/suppository/p4 in oil QOD AF 12/7, 12/8 start meds. 1/3 lining and blood work check 14/15 mm, BW check 1/6. 1/9 transfer with acupuncture 1 CCS/PGS Normal 5aa hatching Progesterone around 26ish? Lower estrogen level 207 (wanted above 300 but over 200 was acceptable), started 1 estrace, progesterone in oil every other day, vivelle dot patches 4 every other day, 3x estrodiol daily, vitamin cocktail. POAS: - 4dp5dt and 5dp5dt, 6dp5dt frer very very very faint line. 7dp5dt and 8dp5dt + on Accuclear. 8dp5dt pregnant on a clear blue easy digital. 214 pounds at FET
    1/18 #1 Beta 91.1
    1/20 #2 Beta 215.9
    2/3 6 week US 2 sacs? Twins? but only 1 heartbeat/pole good heartbeat Stopped taking baby asprin Added in DHEA Veg Vitamin (also got the report that they transferred a girl 5aa eggo) 
    2/10 7 week US 2 sacs (likely vanishing twin) only 1 heartbeat/pole etc good heartbeat 137
    2/24 9 week US 1 eggo sac good heart beat 182 1 very small fluid sac (shrinking) 
    2/24 9 week 2 days start weening. Graduated from RE (CCRM is now starting weening as soon as 8.5 weeks)
    3/7 10 Weeks 5 days  weened completely of FET meds A1C 5.3% (Normal)
    3/9 11 Weeks 1 day my progesterone level was 15 and my estrogen level was 881 (I freaked out!)
    3/16 12 Weeks 1 day baby heard on doppler 164 HB
    4/14 16 week 2 days Ultrasound baby is looking good with all good numbers sized 17 weeks. Also got to hear her on the doppler for a few mins too. 

    5/5 19 Weeks 2 days going in for "20" week anatomy ultrasound got measurements but need to come back as wasn't able to get all the measurements
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 4.6 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (78%) HC 17.0 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (70%) AC 14.5 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (69%) Femur 3.1 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (63%) Humerus 3.1 cm 20 weeks 2 days (84%) Cerebellum 2.0 cm 19 weeks 5 days
    CisternaMagna 6.2 mm Nuchal Fold 4.5 mm
    HC/AC 1.17 FL/AC 0.22 FL/BPD 0.68 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 309 grams - 0 lbs 11 oz
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 19 weeks 5 days +/- 10 days.

    6/9 24 Weeks 2 days Glucose Test 1 hour (Failed) 190
    6/16 25 Weeks 2 days Ultrasound and 1st Baby Shower 
    6/20 25 Weeks 6 days Glucose Test 3 Hours (Failed) 95 (95), 183 (180), 213 (155), 198 (140) etc
    6/21 26 Weeks Recommended to a perintologist
    6/22 26 Weeks 1 day start monitoring blood sugar levels 
    6/30 27 Weeks 2 day A1 (blood sugar test ordered)

    7/5 28 Weeks Echo and 3d Ultrasound
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 2.6 Q2: 3.2 Q3: 4.8 Q4: 5.6 AFI Total = 16.3 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal 
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 7.2 cm 28 weeks 5 days* (60%) HC 26.4 cm 28 weeks 4 days* (48%) AC 23.3 cm 27 weeks 4 days* (36%) Femur 5.2 cm 28 weeks 0 days* (36%) Humerus 4.8 cm 28 weeks 0 days (49%)
    HC/AC 1.13 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.73 Ceph Index 0.77 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1142 grams - 2 lbs 8 oz (37%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 28 weeks 1 day +/- 14 days.

    7/10 28 Weeks 5 days Dietitian Appt and Lactatcian Consultant and A1 blood draw 5.4% (normal) 218.5 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks GD consult. 6 Lantus at 7pm daily. Novolog 1 unit for every 15 gm carbohydrate if consumed more than 30 gm at brkfst or 60 gm at lunch or supper 215.6 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks Transferred care to OB due to high risk. 216 pounds

    8/2 32 Weeks Ultrasound (not cooperative and still breech) and then weekly NST's
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.0 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (44%) HC 29.2 cm 31 weeks 6 days* (22%) AC 26.9 cm 31 weeks 0 days* (24%)  Femur 6.3 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (57%) Humerus 5.7 cm 32 weeks 6 days (71%)
    HC/AC 1.08 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.78 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1808 grams - 3 lbs 15 oz (29%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 31 weeks 6 days +/- 18 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.4 Q2: 2.9 Q3: 2.9 Q4: 4.4 AFI Total = 13.6 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/8 32w6d upped to 1:10 for dinner 
    8/11 Baby Shower
    8/13 Baby Shower
    8/16 34 weeks NST good reading Upped to 8 at bed for fasting and 1:7 for dinner 
    8/18 Dr Appt

    8/24 35 weeks 1 day (was suppose to be scheduled for 36 weeks) Weeks Ultrasound/GD Dr Appt/OB Appt 
    Frank Breech
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.9 cm 35 weeks 6 days* (67%) HC 31.7 cm 35 weeks 1 day * (35%) AC 30.2 cm 34 weeks 2 days* (33%) Femur 6.9 cm 34 weeks 6 days* (57%) Humerus 6.0 cm 34 weeks 6 days (64%)
    HC/AC 1.05 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.80 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 2494 grams - 5 lbs 8 oz (39%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 35 weeks 1 day +/- 21 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.3 Q2: 3.8 Q3: 2.4 Q4: 3.8 AFI Total = 13.4 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/31 36 Weeks
    9/7 37 Weeks
    9/10 Water broke...I got it tested at the emergency room it it showed it was negative. More water breaking and didn't go to the dr.
    9/11 37 weeks 4 days Called the Dr and got retested for water breaking...
    10:30pmish Baby Girl Born via Emergency C Section (Frank Breech Baby) 6lbs 3oz  -
    9/13 Dropped to 5 pounds 10oz and had jaundice 
    9/13 38 weeks

    9/22 39 Weeks 2 days C Section Scheduled for 10am (arrive at 8am) Equinox/Solstice
    EDD 9/27
    baileylove22BostonBaby1
  • How far along are you? 29 weeks

    Why are you high-risk? Type 1 DM, MTHFR 

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    I have my endo appt tomorrow again with a new PA :( My old one who has helped me tremendously through this pregnancy is moving to get married haha booo. I'm very untrusting of this new one - she's just started endo. I've been adjusting my insulin levels a hell of a lot longer than her and I don't know how I can... trust her to have the effective management changes. I can do it myself. 

    Any concerns/news currently? 
    Just concerned slightly about baby's small size and decreasing size. I mean I'm glad she won't be 10 pounds. But I do want her to cook linger and be healthy.

    Blood sugars have been cooperating better this past week. 

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    Healthy baby growth! 

    GTKY: What's your favorite TV show?
    Outlander and Downtown Abbey!!!

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
    "Sugar Fancy Tutu"
    baileylove22JustBored10BostonBaby1
  • @Rhubarb7216 FX for no more bleeding so you can get back to work!

     @jena333-2  Good luck with the GD diet! Hopefully you can manage it with diet only and don't have to make the trip back to Boston!

    baileylove22 FX your BP stays down!


    How far along are you?
    28+3

    Why are you high-risk?
    Multiple MCs, bicornuate uterus, pre-eclampsia, renal glycosuria, insulin resistant

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    Appointment yesterday was good. BP was high but not as high as it had been previously. I have to go back in again on Friday.

    Any concerns/news currently?
    Not much. Still waiting on the results to come back from the 24 hour urinalysis. I turned it in on Saturday. How long does it take to process?

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    Still just hoping that my BP stays down and that I don't get stuck on bedrest. I would go crazy if I had to be home alone on bedrest.

    GTKY: What's your favorite TV show?
    Bones

    tfrangulbaileylove22BostonBaby1
  • How far along are you?
    28+6

    Why are you high-risk?
    I carry an antibody.

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    Had my normal midwife appointment on Monday.  Blood draw also for my titers and CBC.

    Any concerns/news currently?
    Got the call almost immediately after I did my CBC blood draw and I now have to supplement with iron twice a day due to anemia.  I picked up a liquid form but it is causing me to become nauseous even with taking it with a meal.  Hopefully this 4 weeks goes by fast and my numbers go up.  On a good note though my titers are still undetectable which means my body is not attacking baby!  Also, turned in my two weeks worth of numbers for the GD testing and she said all looks good :)

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    Not right now.  

    GTKY: What's your favorite TV show?
    Girls on HBO even though it ended a few months ago :( Other than that I love watching any reality shows on Bravo.
    baileylove22Sugargirl1019BostonBaby1
  • @Rhubarb7216 Yay! I'm so glad you get to go back to work some. 
    me: 33 DH: 33 DS#1: Sept 2017

    TTC#2 since January 2019
    PCOS diagnosed in 2016
    BostonBaby1Rhubarb7216
  • Not a very happy camper right now. This morning at my weekly OB appointment, my BP was going crazy and landed me in the L&D ward. My OB was expecting to keep me there all weekend, but thankfully I was able to go home around lunch time. So I am stuck on not exactly bed rest but a severely limited activity restriction. So I can go to work since I sit at a desk all day, but basically can't do anything else.

    My doctor did mention steroids to speed up her growth. We will be discussing that further at my next weekly check-in.

    Also got the urine results back showing a decrease in kidney function. So not only are they spilling sugar into my urine, but now my kidneys are dumping protein as well. Definitely not the news I was hoping for. I am grateful that I didn't have to spend the weekend hospitalized at least. I think this weekend is going to be my last big hurrah to get the nursery completely done (i.e. have husband finish nursery projects) and pick up the bare necessities for when our baby girl arrives in case we do have to do the emergency C-section early.
    tfrangul
  • Sorry to hear this @JNR6510! Glad that they let you out of the hospital, but stinks you can't do much at home. Sending you good thoughts that your BP and kidneys are ok and you can keep that baby cooking longer!
    JNR6510tfrangul
  • @JNR6510 I'm sorry to hear all that, at least you get to rest at home. I got steroids a few weeks ago. They really work but I suggest you take a little Tylenol for a few days with it. My baby grew so fast I had horrible RLP and stretching it was down right painful but it was worth it to get some peace of mind.
    tfrangulJNR6510
  • adooadoo member
    500 Love Its Third Anniversary 100 Comments Photogenic
    I'm now having dreams about my glucometer, it's haunting me....  my fastings are great one day (yesterday 78) and the next crazy high (today 108). I don't get it.  I quit, I just want to cry, my pregnancy with my son was nothing like this. 

    I even made sure to have the same snack both days!!! 

    Sorry for my my rant I just don't get it 


    @JNR6510 FX everything works out for you and baby!  
    JNR6510tfrangulssg-2
  • @adoo I'm sorry your blood sugars are being so difficult. Hopefully you can get them to level out soon!
  • @adoo I am sorry your blood sugar is crazy. This is my first week testing too. The nurse told me to drink a glass of water after every meal and snack and not sit for a few minutes after. Even if its just cleaning the house for a few. She said it could make a big difference. My numbers seem lower since also following that.
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