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  • I finally spoke to someone in the office today. The nurse told me that they don't do beta HCG testing once you have a negative result. I specifically asked if they do after a partial molar. She said, "We don't do that."  That answer flies in the fa…
  • Thanks for your responses! I will try (again!) to get ahold of the nurse tomorrow. Regardless, we will be going in to talk with the doctor as soon as I can get an appointment. While it's nice to know exactly what caused the MC, it's frustrating tha…
  • I was in the hospital on bedrest for 6 weeks before DS was born. The last four weeks I had my own room. Coming home was a big adjustment. I am pretty introverted, so being alone in the hospital was restful, not lonely for me. My mom stayed with me f…
  • I never thought of that... I guess that they didn't want to move too many things into the new room? Well, if I'm ever in that situation again, I'll have some things set aside!
  • We bought the Playtex VentAir with slow flow nipples...and they seem to be working so far! I'm keeping my fingers crossed
  • Thank you for the encouraging notes! I'll keep trying and hope for the best
  • When I delivered DS, DH bought me a bebe au lait from the nursing store in the hospital. I had an Udder Cover at home, but DH couldn't find it.  The bebe au lait is a bit larger than the Udder Cover. I've kept it on the back of the chair where I pu…
  • At the grocery stores near us, it's about $15 per can. But, at Walmart it's $13.50. I've been using the $5 checks from Enfamil and heading to Walmart, so it's only been around $8 per can so far... (Target is about $13-14 as well) My husband said t…
  • We got (and love) the Chicco Keyfit 30. The nurses in our NICU love this seat! One thing I hadn't thought about is that a seat that goes down to 4lbs is a good idea for a preemie, even if your LO weighs more than than when discharged. One night I wa…
  • Our DS has one, too. It's very common, especially in preemie boys (our LO was born at 32 weeks). We saw the surgeon last week. They like to wait until the babies are over 8lbs, so once we get the OK from the pulmonologist (DS is on an apnea monitor)…
  • DS was born with a clubfoot, so he wears a brace 24-7.  Before the brace, swaddling was easy, but since he's had it, we usually just swaddle his top half, leaving his legs/feet out. Recently we started using the SwaddleMe but without putting his leg…
  • Just thought I'd chime in since my experience was very different than those who have posted so far. DS was born at 32w1d and was in for 55 days, and for the first two weeks, I visited once a day for maybe 2 hours. There wasn't much I could do beside…
  • Our son was having apneas while eating, so he came home on a monitor. So far, we've only had loose lead alarms and a few bradycardia false alarms (he was screaming during these, so we know his heart was beating fast enough!) At our pulmonologist app…
  • I know how you feel. Our son was born at 32w1d also, and we're getting close to 7 weeks in the NICU. He moved to the intermediate nursery three weeks ago, and for the past two weeks we were told that he'd likely be discharged at the end of the week.…
  • My baby diagnosed IUGR at my 19 week sonogram. At that point he was 8th percentile. We went up to the 15th at 23 weeks, but from 26 weeks on he was in the 7th. I was hospitalized at 26 weeks for the IUGR and short cervix. In the hospital they did …
  • Name- Christy Due Date - 5/11 Date Placed on Bedrest - 1/12 at 23 weeks Type -Modified Bedrest at Home (3 weeks), strict hospital (6 weeks) Why ? short cervix, IUGR I know I didn't post too much while I was on bed rest (hospital int…
  • Where are you going to have your blog printed? We've been keeping one as well, and are thinking about printing it when the baby comes home. My husband and I both have admin privileges, so I posted from the hospital and he posted from home. Now that …
  • I just spent 6 weeks in the hospital. I'd recommend a book or two, a DVD player, and some magazines. I tried not to have too much in my room, because I didn't know when I'd be whisked down to delivery. I didn't want to leave too much behind for the …
  • My baby also has IUGR. I believe that IUGR is diagnosed in babies under the 10th percentile, so that may be why your doctor isn't rushing for the follow up? Also, my MFMs measure growth via sonogram every three weeks since that's the shortest period…
    in IUGR Comment by Runnin'Girl March 2010
  • Name - Christy Due Date - 5/11 Date Placed on Bedrest - 1/11 at 23 weeks, 2/3  at 26 weeks in hospital Type - Hosptial Bedrest Why ? Short Cervix, IUGR Question of the Day- What is your favorite pregnancy beverage....and what is yo…
  • I was on bedrest at home for 3 weeks before I was admitted to the hospital. We have a 2 year old golden retriever who is VERY energetic. I ended up finding someone in the neighborhood to come by 3-4 times a week and walk her mid-day. That way I knew…
  • Name- Christy Due Date- 5/22 Date placed on bedrest-1/12 at 23 weeks, 2/3 in the hospital Type- Strict bedrest in hospital Why - short cervix and IUGR Questions of the Day? How did you tell your family about bedrest? We initially told ou…
  • Lauren - Our hospitals must be on the same menu rotation! I also had turkey, stuffing & green beans! I had a late breakfast, so I only ate a few bites of stuffing, though
  • When I had my 19 week ultrasound, they found this too. The doctors said that it could be the result of an infection, or it could just be one of those things that goes away before the baby's born. For us, it was scary, but honestly there were so many…
  • Name - Christy Due Date - 5/11 Date Placed on Bedrest - 23 weeks (at home), 26 weeks (hospital) Type - strict bedrest in hospital Why ? short cervix, IUGR Question of the Day - I am way behind! The nursery is painted and the fu…
  • After 3 weeks of at home bed rest and 1 week of being in the hospital, I'm also getting tired of the phone calls. It's nice to know that all of these people are thinking of me & the baby, but it's exhausting to repeat the same story over and ove…
  • Lauren - Thanks for all the info! At 26 weeks, LO was estimated at 1lb, 6oz. The doctor thinks it'll be 1-5 weeks till I deliver, so that puts it at 27-31 weeks. I really hope that I can keep the baby in for longer than that! I was doing ok with b…
  • Name - Christy Due Date - 5/11 Date Placed on Bedrest -  1/12 modified bedrest at home (23 weeks), 2/3 hospital Type - strict hospital bedrest Why ? IUGR, short cervix Question of the Day - What are you planning for V-day or how d…
  • Name - Christy Due Date - 5/11 Date Placed on Bedrest - 1/12 (at home), 2/3 (hospital) Type - hospital bedrest Reason - short cervix, IUGR Question of the Day - How is your DH handling the bedrest situation? Answer - DH i…
  • Name - Christy Due Date - 5/11 Date Placed on Bedrest - at 23 weeks (1/12 Type - modified bedrest at home Why ? short cervix Question of the Day - What is your favorite pregnancy meal/snack?  Major craving? Answer - Hot Choc…
  • You may want to double check on the BOB website to see which infant seats are compatible with the BOB strollers. I am planning on purchasing the Sport Utility Stroller, and have been looking at the Chicco KeyFit30 car seat. I didn't see that carseat…
  • Name - Christy Due Date - 5/11 Date Placed on Bedrest - 1/12 (23 weeks) Type - modified bed rest Why ? short cervix Question of the Day - This one is a multi part question.......  If you plan on breastfeeding, are you also goin…
  • I just got my steroid shots this week - on Monday and Tuesday. The only side effects I've had are insomnia and some painless contractions (maybe Braxton-Hicks?). I was awake from 3:00 AM - 6:00AM Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights... but at least…
  • Name - Christy Due Date - 5/10 Date Placed on Bedrest - 1/12 (23 weeks) Type - modified bedrest at home Why - short cervix Question of the Day - If there was one pregnancy rule or bedrest rule you could break, what would it be a…
  • I don't really have any advice for you, but I wanted to let you know that you're not alone in trying to figure out the whole pre/post baby shower thing! My mom lives an hour and a half away and wanted to throw me a shower there for my side of the fa…