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AW: Team Green turned Blue!!! Birth Story :)

I'm so sorry I haven?t been around much lately.  I've been frantically trying to wrap up everything at work and finish my PhD before our sweet boy came.  Despite the distance, I still thought of you all often and cherish all the support and love you?ve shown me over this long journey to our precious rainbow.  I am forever grateful to you all.  I would have never made it here without you!  Thank you thank you thank you!

Now for the details!

Short version ? Andrew John III (nicknamed ?Trey?) was born on May 15th at 1125 via c-section at 38w5d.  He weighed in at 9lbs 3oz, 21.6 inches long.   He is healthy and perfect in every way.  We are so in love!!!

Long version ? I was having contractions and lots of tightness at 32w, so they had me come in for a cervical check and a test to see if labor was likely to start soon.  Both were fine, but I was measuring ahead and with the tightness, they sent me for an u/s just to check.   After an u/s showed borderline high fluid levels (AFI ~25), they sent me to a peri for a level 2 u/s.  There I was DX w/ mild Polyhydramnios and I had to start weekly BPP and NST?s on different days.  Our little man was also measuring off the charts in certain aspects (est 6+lbs at 32w, 9+lbs at 36w3d, and a whopping 10lbs10oz at 38w3d).  He did great though with all the tests, always moving around crazy amounts.  He was head down, but always moving and twisting or an ?unstable lie.?  The estimated size of the baby combined with the excess fluid (which ranged from 22-35AFI over the weeks) landed me a c-section.  It was mostly the fluid level that drove the decision as there are a lot of inherent risks with both going into labor and the water breaking on its own (e.g., cord prolapse, placenta abruption, etc), as well as delivery issues with the positioning (unstable lie, not dropping properly).  The c-section was a little rough because our little man is a wiggler!  I had two OB?s trying to get him out and every time they would try to grab him he would twist into a position that made it hard.  I had one OB pushing super hard up by my ribs to try to push him down and into the right position while the other tried to pull him out.  Eventually forceps and suctioning helped get him out safely!  I wasn?t in pain, but felt TONS AND TONS of pressure during this part.  I actually asked if they were breaking my ribs because it felt like I had people sitting on my chest!  My OB who is awesome said it was one of her hardest c-section deliveries ever.  Once I saw his sweet face though, I didn?t care what they had to do to get him out safely!  He is such a miracle and a blessing.  Mom and dad are madly in love!

And now the good stuff:

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BFP #2 9.12.12, EDD 5.24.13, Baby Boy Born 5.15.13!!
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Re: AW: Team Green turned Blue!!! Birth Story :)

  • What a handsome little boy!  Congratulations!

     

    In memory of Corbin Scott 10/28/11-12/3/11. Heaven got another angel the night you left this world behind Heaven got a little better the day it took you away from me Missing you tonight, see you again sometime For now I'll close my eyes and dream of heaven tonight I'll love you forever I'll like you for always Now and Forever My baby you'll be

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  • He is so gorgeous!!!!!! Huge congrats to you!! xoxo

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    BFP#2 CP Sept 17th 2012 at 4.5 wks. EDD May 23 2013
    BFP#3 EDD June 24th 2013 IT'S A GIRL!
    BFP#4 EDD March 2 2015
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  • Awww, he is so beautiful! Congratulations!!
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    What a sweet little guy with such a lovely head of hair!  Congratulations!
    BFP #1 2/6/12,EDD 10/11/12, m/c @ 7.5 weeks BFP #2 7/27/12,EDD 4/1/13,m/c @ 8.5 weeks BFP #3 12/7/12,EDD 8/12/12,please, please stay with us! Lilypie Pregnancy tickers Image and video hosting by TinyPic
  • What a cutie!
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    BFP#1 1/31/12, EDD 10/6/12 Harrison Gray born sleeping @ 18w6d. You changed our lives little guy.
    BFP#2 EDD 10/29/13, C/P 2/25/13, Bye little Ish, we barely got to know you.
    BFP#3 EDD 12/21/13, Baby Boots born 11/23/13 My rainbow baby!
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  • Oh my goodness!!! He is adorable! Congrats!!!!!

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    BFP #1: 12/2009 m/c 1/2010 BFP #2: 6/2010 m/c 8/2010

    BFP #3: 10/2011 ectopic 11/2011 (right tube removed, learned left tube was probably nonfunctional due to scar tissue from infection after m/c)

    3 failed IUIs, IVF #1: 18R, 12M, 10F, 3 poor quality 5d embryos transferred= BFP #4!!!!!

    Betas: 9dp5dt: 64 ~14dp5dt: 91 (expecting miscarriage, doubling time of 236 hours) ~16dp5dt: 200~18dp5dt: 500

    First Ultrasound at 6w2d revealed two sacs, only one with a heartbeat

    LK arrived after 42 weeks on August 14, 2013! Beautiful, healthy, and happy!

    TTC#2: IVF booked for April 2015

    Surprise BFP#5 February 19, 2015 EDD: November 2, 2015

    Betas: 10dpo: 10, 14dpo: 77, 17dpo: 270

    First Ultrasound at 5w1d showed a miracle UTE baby! And right ovary ovulation to left fallopian tube.

    JD arrived at 38 weeks on October 20, 2015.

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  • Congrats! OMG, he's so gorgeous!

    BFP#2 2.5.11 (EDD 10.15.11) DS born 9.28.11

    BFP#4 8.27.13 (EDD 5.6.14) DD born 4.23.14

     

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  • He is precious! Congrats!

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    BFP #2 9/10/12 CP 9/19/[email protected] 5.5wks EDD 5/21/13
    BFP# 3 12/3/12...Lukas James born 8/15/13
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  • Congratulations on your sweet baby boy!

    BFP #1 10/13/09 EDD 06/20/10 DS Born on 06/26/10
    BFP #2 03/08/11 EDD 11/16/11 DD Born on 11/04/11
    BFP #3 08/29/12 EDD 05/06/13 M/C on 08/30/12
    BFP #4 11/01/12 EDD 07/09/2013 M/C on 12/28/12
    BFP #5 04/30/13 EDD 01/03/14 DS Born on 01/02/14
    BFP #6 01/11/15 EDD 09/22/15 M/C 03/09/15
  • He's perfect!!  Congrats :)
    Natural m/c Oct. 2005

    Dx: balanced translocation and LPD

    TTC since Oct 2011

    BPF 02/19/12, EDD 10/31/12, natural m/c 02/28/12 (4w6d)

    IVF (BCPs starting 10/30/12, ER 11/18/12, 5dt of 1 beautiful, healthy embryo 11/23/12)
    BFP 12/02/12, u/s @ 6w,5d showed 2 HBs! Identical twins!!
    Bed rest from 21w-35w due to short cervix, hospital bed rest from 23w-32w due to PTL
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    He is beautiful! Congrats! 
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    BFP #4: 05/23/12, EDD: 01/31/12, Early MC at 5 wks

    RPL Workup: + LPD (7DPO Prog = 7.8, Endometrial Bx = out of phase)
    Elevated Alpha 2-glycoprotein IgA and antiphosphatidylserine IgM -->
    Hematologist said not to worry and no need for treatment!

    Dx: LPD
    Cycle #1(08/2012): Clomid 50 mg CD3-7, Ovidrel CD13 + Progesterone = It worked!
    BFP #5 on 09/10/12 (11 DPO). HCG #1 @ 14DPO = 131.6 HCG #2 @ 16DPO = 509
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  • Oh my goodness he is so beautiful and perfect!! Congrats!!

      
    "Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil." -Gandalf 
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    BFP #2 01/18/13. EDD 09/10/13. Missed m/c 02/18/13. 
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  • Aww he's beautiful! Congrats!
    BFP#1 9/28/2012 - EDD 6/3/2013 - MMC discovered 11/21/2012 @ 12w2d - D&C 11/24/2012
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  • KMW08KMW08 member
    Congrats!!!

    BFP#4 3/17/14 - rainbow Baby BOY arrived 11/10/14 !!

    DX: Uterine Septum - Resection 9/5/13 || MTHFR Hetero A1298C || My Chart

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  • Oh my gosh, he is absolutely beautiful! Congrats!!
    BFP#1 12/18/10 EDD 8/28/11 | 2/14/11 discovered that our baby girl had anencephaly D&C 2/17/11 at 12.5 weeks | no O or AF post loss - Dx: AO + mild PCOS = secondary infertility Provera after 70 days = AF but no O | Provera + 50mg Clomid after 110 days = AF but no O 3 rounds of 100mg Clomid + Estrogen + Progesterone = mixed O results, all BFN hysteroscopy 1/6/12 - removed fibroid tissue injection cycle #1 - 75 IU follistim + ovidrel (triggered 2/9/12) + endometrin = BFP! EDD 11/3/12 | Beta @ 13dpo = 184, 17dpo = 993, 26dpo = >5000 IT'S TWIN BOYS!! Tommy and Charlie arrived on 9/10/12 after less than 6 hours of labor at 32 weeks Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
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    Congrats! He is beautiful!

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  • Good Lord, he is adorable! Congrats and welcome to the world, Trey!
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  • Congratulations! He's gorgeous!!
    Married My Love on 6/18/2006
    BFP#1 10/1/2011. Our perfect little girl, Her heart stopped @ 12w1d. D&E 11/23/11
    BFP#2 3/13/12 Weird CP/Possible EP @ 6w0d
    BFP#3 5/28/12 CP @ 5w0d
    BFP/WTF#4 10/26/12 CP
    BFP#5 12/10/12 EDD 8/23/2013
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  • He's so precious!  Congrats!
  • morkmork member
    He's adorable hun, congrats!
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    My beautiful Ella/ToT arrived 10/10/12. 
  • What a perfect little boy! Congratulations!

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    BFP 07/27/2012 - Beta 1 - 169 @ 11 DPO, Beta 2 - 419 @ 13 DPO, DD Born on 04/04/2013.


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  • He's adorable! congrats!


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  • KGS2003KGS2003 member
    Congratulations, he is adorable!
  • km_mdkm_md member
    He is beautiful, congratulations!


  • He is so cute! I love the cheeks. Congrats on the healthy baby boy!




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  • Congrats!! He's amazing!! I hope you are enjoying some gluten filled items by now =]
    TTC #1 Since 4/2010, Cycle 30
    Positive for HLA-B27, I'm a mutant :p
    Testing - Me ok, gluten issue? DH - borderline count, low motility
    4/28/11 IUI#1 = BFP!(5/25), EDD 2/2/12 - m/c 5w3d
    7/3, 7/31, 9/25 - IUI#2-4=BFN
    IVF#1 - 1 blast = BFP!! (12/30), EDD 9/9/12, confirmed c/p 4w2d
    FET#1 3/2/12 - 2 blasts =BFP!! EDD 11/18/12, us#1 = twins! Confirmed m/c 5w6d
    4/20-surprise BFP and another c/p 4w2d
    FET#2 7/16/12 - 2 blasts = BFN
    FET#3 8/20/12 - 1 blast - BFP!! Beta #1-2=177, 354
    1st u/s 5w6d, one beautiful little HB :), 2nd u/s 146bpm
    baby girl born 5/10/13

    TTC#2 since 12/17/2014, Cycle 8
    Repeat Testing...FSH=12, AMH=3.8, AFC=28. 
    IUI#5 5/10/15- c/p?
    IVF#2 8/19/15 - cancelled due to cysts
    IVF#2 take two 10/2015 - 5 blasts frozen
    FET#4 12/11/2015 - BFN - 4 blasts remaining
    FET#5 2/18/16 - BFP!!!  Beta1-3, 126, 250, 745!!

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  • LuthyLuthy member
    He's adorable. Congratulations!
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  • lavrillavril member

    Thank you all! 

    (Gregermis - yessssssssssss!)

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    Trying to start our family since 2010
    BFP #1 11.4.10, EDD 7.12.11, HB 12/9/10, MMC 12/27/10; 11w6d
    BFP #2 9.12.12, EDD 5.24.13, Baby Boy Born 5.15.13!!
    My Ovulation Chart
    3 Clomid (100mg) cycles + TI + Trigger = BFN's, Femara + Trigger + IUI#1 = BFN
    Femara + Trigger + IUI#2 = BFP!
    "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." ~Gandhi
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