Tag Archives: pPROM

Just Take It Easy

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So Hubby finally told my MIL I was pregnant. Guess what she said??? “Tell her to take it easy because I can’t come up and help out this time” What???? Like I did anything to make my own water break!!!! Seriously?!?! As if I put myself in that situation. Gosh the nerve of that woman. pPROM happens for many reasons. They never did figure out what caused my water to break at 28 weeks. It just did. But believe you me if there was something I could do that would cause it I would not do it!!! Actually I was taking it easy when it happened. Just the week before I was in the hospital with contractions. So nothing could have stopped it….not even “taking it easy”!!!!!

Birth Stats

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I read a post over at Too Many Kids…. about birth stats. I thought it would be neat to do my own 😉

Baby #1
Gender: Boy
Due date: Feb. 9, 1995
Birthdate: Feb. 16, 1995
Delivery Type: normal (not c-section)
Epidural: Yes
labor: 17 hours
Birth time: 3:22 am
Birth weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz.
Height: 20 inches

Baby #2
Gender: Boy
Due date: July 31, 1996
Birthdate: Aug. 7, 1996
Delivery Type: normal (not c-section)
Epidural: Yes
labor: 11 hours
Birth time: 5:28 am
Birth weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz.
Height: 20 inches

Baby #3
Gender: Boy
Due date: Sept. 19, 2003
Birthdate: Sept. 18, 2003
Delivery Type: normal –  induction due to possible large baby
Epidural: Yes
labor: 7 hours
Birth time: 3:06 pm
Birth weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz
Height: 19 1/2 inches

Baby #4
Gender: Girl
Due date: March 13, 2005
Birthdate: March 5, 2005
Delivery Type: normal –  induction due to my requests – *see note*
Epidural: No
labor: 6  hours and 30 minutes
Birth time: 2:33 pm
Birth weight: 7 lbs.  1 oz
Height: 19  inches
*I just knew there was something wrong, after my repeated requests the OB induced me. Minutes before she was born here heart rate dropped – the cord was around her neck 3 times – after she was safe in my arms the OB said if I had gone full term she most likely would have been born still!

Baby #5
Gender: Boy
Due date: Sept. 7, 2007
Birthdate: Sept. 12, 2007
Delivery Type: normal  induction due to my request
Epidural: No
labor: 3 hours and 15 minutes
Birth time: 10:45 am
Birth weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz.
Height: 20 inches

Baby #6
Miscarriage – 11 weeks – missed M/C – required D&C

Baby #7
Miscarriage – 6 weeks – Natural at home

Baby #8
Gender: Boy
Due date: May 5, 2010
Birth date: March 24, 2010 – 6 weeks early & 6 weeks after my water broke @ 28 weeks
Delivery type: induction
Epidural: no
Labor: 14 hours & 30 minutes
Birth time: 9:30 pm
Birth weight: 5 lbs.
Length: 17 3/4  inches

Whispers Of The Heart

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I’ve been feeling pretty sentimental the past few days. After reading a very emotional blog entry about breastfeeding over at Raising Arrows I started to look at my feeding sessions with Gus in a new light. I’ve always enjoyed nursing my babies but I could get a little impatient when I had to stop what I was doing so that I could breastfeed.

Reading Emily’s Story I was in tears.  Two dates jumped out at me while reading that heartbreaking entry. The first was Feb. 10, 2008.  My water broke exactly 2 years later. I was  just 28 weeks along.  And the second was Feb. 14, 2008. Exactly one year later was the day my sweet baby Job Andrew went to be with the Lord.

All of this combined with the reconnecting with and old friend and the upcoming one year anniversary of the dates I mentioned earlier has had me feeling quite emotional. The good emotional 🙂

I don’t know how to tie this up. Usually I wait until I can find something witty or profound to say……but I think I’ll end it like this. Until next time.

Once, Twice….

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A few weeks ago while Christmas shopping with my mom I ran into an old “friend”. (This was the person that I had many problems with while I was on bedrest in the hospital after my water broke.) It caught me off guard and kinda made my stomach do a little flip and my heart race. We didn’t talk. We just locked eyes, did a tight smile and kept on walking.

Flash forward……I’m dashing through Target with Gus, Busy Bee, JoJo and Goober looking for some ink for our printer. I was feeling a bit rushed because football was going to be starting and we wanted to get back in time for the game. So here I am flying through the store and who do I see???? Yup my “friend”. I wasn’t caught off guard like last time. It was sort of like “Oh it’s you” and that was it. We finished our shopping and hurried home to watch the game. But I just couldn’t get this second run-in out of my head. Yes we live near each other and it’s bound to happen. But for almost a year I didn’t see or hear from her. Then twice in the span of a few weeks and there she is.

I keep wondering if it’s coincidence or God’s plan?

I must say the pain and hurt she caused was huge! Because of this situation I stopped going to church and MOPS because she was involved and going too.  But after all I’ve been through with Gus it just isn’t worth it to hold onto that hurt. When I saw her both times my first feeling wasn’t anger…..it was surprise!

So now what??

From One Extreem To The Next

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My life is either extremely quiet and boring or busy and crazy. No in-between. Example…..last January I am pregnant with nothing going on….Febuary my water breaks and I am in the hospital on bed rest. Two weeks ago life was quiet (as quiet as can be with 6 kiddos) and all was well…….Last week started an endless trip to doctors!! Thursday I took JoJo in for an ear infection, Friday I took Gus in for a cold, Monday I had my 6 week postpartum check up, Wednesday I was at the doctors for a tender spot on my ankle that was swollen, Wednesday afternoon I was at the hospital for a sonogram of my leg (my doc thought I may have a blood clot [which I do not have PTL]) and Thursday morning I was getting an x-ray of my ankle!

I guess I should be thankful that I do not have too many super busy times (or at least I haven’t had too many in the past other then the whole water breaking early thing! ) Hopefully this isn’t the start of a new trend for my family………..

So Much To Say….So Little Time

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I miss blogging. When I have a quiet moment (rare) I think about the things I’d like to blog about. Then things get crazy and I don’t seem to have time. These past few weeks since the baby was born have been so full. So full of activity, so full of emotions, so full of stuff!!!

I am still in awe of the fact that Gus is here. The end of my pregnancy was so surreal. It was difficult both physically & emotionally. I went on auto-pilot just to get through the whole ordeal. Now that he is here reality is setting in. He is here! I have 6 kiddos and my youngest is a 6 week premature infant!!! Wow……funny how life’s road twists and turns 😉

My little JoJo isn’t so little any more 😦 He has turned into a little boy. I could just sit and watch him play for hours (if I had the time 😆 ) Time is going by so fast and I try not to get wrapped up in the daily grind. I try to enjoy each child as they are. I remind myself to give hugs and kisses and to listen not only with my ears but with my heart. I try to remind myself to enjoy my gifts (my children)

My time in the hospital has taught me a lot. I know all of it has happened for a reason. It taught my hubby about my daily life with the kids. He now is more understanding of me and it has made our relationship so much stronger. And it has taught me to appreciate the little things. Be happy with what you have. It could all be gone in the blink of an eye!!