Pregnancy after miscarriage

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 379
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

tiffanybruiser :  I’m 35 weeks tomorrow and plugging along!  I have noticed a slight increase in some symptoms-peeing more, heartburn, etc. but mostly still feel really good.  Husband and I are getting the house in order (we’re procrastinators who also are both on an academic calendar, so we finally have time to do things!) It feels really good to see the nursery coming together and to have a crib set up in our room.  We also just finished up our childbirth classes.  It feels very surreal…but getting increasingly real each day!  

Post # 380
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

tiffanybruiser :  So glad you and your little one are doing well! We are doing well but Omg literally we just unmixed my little girls days and nights recently. Hoping it will last and isnt just a fluke!! But now she Is having her 6 week growth spurt and needing to eat even more often! Still not much sleep for us lol so we are still in survival mode as well. She started smiling at us as well! I wasnt sure if it was a real smile or just gas! I feel like she changes so much weekly! It’s crazy. 

 

Hope all you other bees are doing well!!

Post # 383
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

tiffanybruiser :  I am now 15 weeks pregnant. Happy to have made it to the 2nd trimester and I keep trying to tell myself the chances of anything happening now are sooo low, but still struggling with anxiety quite a bit. I have had 3 ultrasounds though and baby was growing great in each, and heard the heartbeat last Friday at 14+1. We want to announce on Christmas Eve, but I’m also anxious. And I have spotted 3 times this pregnancy. Ahhh, going crazy! But hopeful for this sweet sticky babe 🙂

Post # 384
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

So great to hear about all of these rainbow babies!!  Life has been hectic, so I’ve been following along but haven’t had a chance to post in what seems like ages.  I’m now 23 weeks with a healthy little girl!  Due April 16.  Our first is also a girl and just turned 3- she is excited to be a big sister. 

I started feeling movement early since this is #2, but it’s been much more consistent since around 19 weeks, so that has been really reassuring.  I am feeling much less anxious, which is so nice!  All of the fun pregnancy aches and pains (and heartburn), but I’m getting excited to meet this little one.  It blows my mind to be almost at the point of viability.

Post # 385
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

tiffanybruiser :  I do hope she continues to sleep at night but every week is so diffeent I dont want to get overly excited yet. I do hope your little one sorts out the days and nights soon.  I know that was tough one me when she was up all night. For the first month I basically slept on the couch bc she was awake and dh had to work so I was up all night with her. It’s nice to be back in my bed finally. But she is the same as your baby….she can only go 2 and half hrs to 3 between feeding. During her growth spurt it was more like 2 but I think that is passing now. Yes I did download the wonder week apps! It’s crazy all the growth spurts and leaps they go through. My little one is making a lot more eye contact as well and is starting to be more observant. Isnt it neat how much they change week to week? Honestly I am kind of glad you told me your little one doesnt sleep for long stretches . I have family members swearing their babies slept like 6 hrs early on.  I dont know if they had magical babies or they are lieing lol. They probably just dont remember. I was just like….yeah your stories are not helping this sleep deprived mama! I think most babies are like ours though….their little bellies cant hold enough food to keep them asleep for long . But we were halfway through the newborn phase already! I am so excited to see how much she changes each week. I am also getting better at understanding what cry means what and how to soothe her when she is fussy.

Post # 387
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

sunshineglam :  Hi I was just thinking about you. Hope all went well with your c section and you are enjoying your little one!

Post # 388
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

tiffanybruiser :  I kinda think people just cant remember the newborn phase when they say their babies slept through the night early on. The pediatrican told me that most babies are incapable of sleeping longer then 3 or 4 hrs until about 6-8 weeks but many times it doesnt happen until the baby is 12 weeks. So like I said people either lie or forget! I hope all is going well for you guys! It can defiantly be challenging gettin so little sleep….but we are halfway through the newborn phase!! My little one is so much more alert now and she stares and smiles at me all the time. It melts my heart!!

Post # 389
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

carolinabelle :  Congrats being in the second trimester!! I know for me I was always alittle anxious throughout my pregnacny but each week got easier. Hopefully it will for you too!! 

SaltedCaramel :  COngrats on finding out you are having a girl and feeling movement! I know the movenet was always so reassuring for me!! Wow that is exciting your felt consistent movement around 19 weeks! Thats exciting!

Post # 390
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

candy08 :  

Hey! So it has taken me forever to come back and update! Calissa Adeline arrived in this world on 12/3 at 5:22p via scheduled c-section. 

 

Here is my quick birth story: On 12/3 we were scheduled at 5p, I had a healthy breakfast that morning around 8a and spent the day with my husband and Mother-In-Law. Got to the hospital a little before 3p and immediately went to labor and delivery, they put me in a room (I guess it was a triage room?) and started me on fluids and doing pre-surgery prep (including shaving the incision area). While I was getting the fluids we signed forms and basically just sat around until my mom arrived about an hour later. My doc came in and did one last ultrasound to just make sure she was still breech (she was) and asked if I had any questions. A little before 5p, I walked myself to the operating room with my nurse and husband. They took me back first to give me my spinal while my husband waited outside. Spinal was exactly as they described, felt like a burning and a pretty strong pinch. I did feel the anesthesiologist trying to find the space to put the medicine in but it wasn’t super painful. Once he was done, my nurse helped me lay on the operating table (which is super thin by the way) and put the catheter in. She pulled up my gown to clean me up and sort of left me there half naked (the drape wasn’t up yet and I could see my naked bottom half in the lights above the table) which felt weird but I was pretty numb so not much I could do. Husband came in and sat by my head and the drape went up, doc came in and started the surgery. I had a quick bout of nausea but the anesthesiologist caught it and gave me anti-nausea meds immediately. While he was operating my doc described what he was doing but I wasn’t really listening because the tugging and pulling was SO INTENSE. I knew I would feel it but not like this, it didn’t hurt, it just felt like I was in-between 2 people pulling me in 2 different directions, it was a really weird sensation and I couldn’t wait for it to end! Husband tried to watch the initial surgery but they nurse told him no. Anyway, after a few minutes the doc started describing her coming out, feet first, then body and shoulders and lastly her head (which I kinda felt “pop” out). They didn’t show her to me but my husband was able to stand up and see her being born. I heard her strong cry and I started to cry – I was so happy she was here after everything we had been through. They immediately took her to be examined on the other side of the room and a few minutes later brought her to us. A few minutes after that I was done and they wheeled me back to the original “triage” room. I was kind of out of it for about an hour but was able to do lots of skin to skin and Calissa immediately latched, which shocked me, she came out hungry! After about an hour we were wheeled to our recovery room. Nurses were super helpful and after about 6 hrs I was up and walking to the bathroom, I wanted that catheter out ASAP and they wouldn’t clear me until I went to the bathroom (which I did). Without getting too deep in the weeds, I spent most of my time in the hospital (checked in Monday at 3p and discharged Thursday at 12p) in bed with a couple walks – didn’t walk the halls as much as they suggested but was up and out of my bed a lot around the room. I also stayed on top of my meds, mainly Motrin and Tylenol and stool softeners but took Percocet twice – once on day 2 and once for the car ride home. Doc checked on me every morning and on my discharge day he removed my suture. I was mainly just sore until I got in the car on discharge day – I made a wrong move and my incision hurt really bad and I had to put pressure on it the whole ride home. Whew that was a lot! 

 

Quick recap of my recovery, it’s been super easy, probably because I took it really easy. My mom was here for 2 weeks, I made a recovery kit that I carried all my essentials with, only went upstairs once a day to sleep. I was on pain meds (Motrin and Tylenol) and stool softeners for about a week after discharge and slowly weaned myself off. I also wore a abdominal support band for about a week and then transitioned to a Bellefit corset about a week after coming home (which I’m still wearing). I started driving and taking walks after about 2 weeks, still taking it slower at 5 weeks postpartum but feeling good. 

 

Overall the scheduled c-section wasn’t bad at all, I kinda feel like I skipped all the bad parts of labor and took the easy way (even though it was medically necessary due to her being breech) but no complaints from me and I would totally do it again, and my scar actually looks really good. 

 

Calissa is great, she was 6lbs 14oz and 19.5” at birth but lost about 11% of her weight in the hospital, we had to supplement and pump for a few days but we transitioned to exclusively breast feeding about 4-5 days after her birth, we do give occasional bottles of breastmilk though and I’m pumping about once a day. Now at 5 weeks old she is 9lbs 1oz and 21.25” long. She’s holding her head up and making great eye contact, her pediatrician is impressed with her milestones and her weight gain. She isn’t sleeping through the night but we are getting 4hr stretches of sleep now, it used to be every 2 hours and she used to cluster feed which is soooo difficult. 

 

 

Ok, I think I’ve talked enough, here are pics of Calissa coming home and also of her on Christmas. I hope everyone is doing well and had a great holiday season!  

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