Third Trimester

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Third times a charm


I know they say that every pregnancy is fifferent but this one takes the cake.I am almost 25 years old and preparing for my third and final child.I currently have two girls ages 5 and 2 1/2.My boyfriend and i are hoping for a boy however the little one is not letting us know.After he or she is born i am having mu tubes clamped just in case we change our minds in a few years but i just dont feel like my body can take another pregancy.With my 5 year old it was smooth sailing all the way even up to delivery.Only 4 hours of labor and natural.My other daughter was a little more difficult and required me to be on bed rest the whole third trimester.She came three weeks early and was only 2 hours of labor,no drugs, and 4 pushes.This one landing me in the hospital at 2 months along with migranes and i was unable to keep any food down.I lost weight thru the first trimester.In the second trimester things started getting better.I went back to work and was putting on weight.Now starting my third trimester i am still able to work,get about 6 hours of sleep a night,and can eat almost any where any time.Going to the doctor this morning it appears that the baby is low and my cervix may be starting to thin so i have to start taking it very easy.My boyfriend is very helpful and is starting to do a lot more tho help out not only with the girls but around the house.He even got me a gift card for a day spa to get a pregnancy massage.Im hoping that all continues to go well.

Nicole Knecht






Will I live thru this?

When I was really young I was raped, the out come was a beautiful litttle girl. She was so perfect. I planned on keeping her and raising her my self, but labor and a few choice words with the lord upstairs we decieded that the little girl, that I was carring, was not mine to keep. The arrangements were made and I never looked back.
Now that I am married, college student, and ten years later the lord has given me another little gift, but this time he is mine to keep. Now that I have given you the nice fluffy story. I would like to share with you the truth about this pregnancy. My little girl was a blessing to carry everything was smooth sailing I didn't even get stretch marks. BUT MY BOY....that I love and will love for him to come out as soon as possible. He has made me sick from day one. I have been sick the enter pregnancy (Vomiting, dizzy, bowls, smells, crying, ect) life has been hell. My poor husband is conviced that he only wants to have one more baby if that, I think that I am done. If I am to have another pregnancy like this I think that I am going to check my self in to a loony bin. All my husband will say now that we are in the last stages of the pregnancy is "I just want my wife back." I look at him and think the same "all I want is my body and mind back."
All I have is 3 more weeks if that...I should be counting my blessings. life could be worste. My baby could be sick or abnormal or I could be sick. But we are both strong and no problems to speak of.
I can tell that we are both very stubborn and like to speak our minds, which is going to be such an adventure. What I mean is I am thirty-seven weeks he is still moving around like he was a few months ago. When I try to move him he will kick and punch for a good five to six minutes. He loves the drums and church music, he will kick to the beat. To tell you the truth he keeps a better beat then I do. He loves daddy, MIke will get close to my stomache and Lex will kick his face. It is so cute, I cry everytime.

Rubby Robison






my first baby its a boy!!

thinking that i could get pregnant was scary beacause im still at school, im 23 years old ans now my schooling is put on hold, its not all that bad.
knowing that he is in here gives me the best fealing ive ever had. i can feel him moving everywere.i cant wait till hes here due date aug.28. 2008

angie aldana






My Miracle Baby

Two years ago I had a miscarriage at 13 weeks. My husband & I were devestated. In October 2007, we were ready to try again. I had my menstrual cycle on October 3rd. By October 12th I was experiencing nausea & frequent urination -- I knew I was pregnant! 2 days before my next period was due, I took a pregnancy test and it was POSITIVE! I jumped for joy and ran to my husband with great excitment shoving the test in his face. He was excited too.

Because of the previous miscarriage, my age (over 35) & the fact that I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in the previous pregnancy, I was persistent in getting prenatal care immediately. No one wanted to see me before the 9th week, until I began spotting in the 5th week. I found a midwife to examine me and order tests. Everything checked out normal, but I continued to experience frequent spotting through the 16th week.

At 9 weeks, I finally got an ultrasound and saw my baby's heart beat! Whew... what a relief! I continued battling the spotting episodes and feared another miscarriage.

At 19 weeks, I had a second ultrasound. I didn't like the look on the technicians face, as it took me back to the day I had last miscarried. Ignoring her facial expressions, I thought positive thoughts. Then the technician said to me, "I discovered a problem, but I need to discuss it with the doctor before I can discuss it with you." She left the room to get the doctor and I began to bawl. I prayed that nothing was wrong with my baby; I couldn't handle another loss, especially this far into the pregnancy.

The technician and the doctor looked at the monitor. The technician pointed to the screen and said, "Here's A and here's B." I was like, "What?? Are there two babies???" The doctor still looked concerned and told me that they were trying to determine that.

After the docotr left the room, the technician then began to explain to me that in my 9 week ultrasound report, it stated that there was a possible twin demise, or that the mass could be a possible bleed.

[Because of my high risk factors, I transfered care to a doctor, who never received the report, therefor I was never informed and the midwife who had ordered the first ultrasound failed to inform me.]

Continuing on... the technician said she had read the previous report and expected to only see one fetus. Upon her examination, she was shocked to discover that baby B, who supposedly didn't have a heart beat at 9 weeks, had grown and was now measuring 13 weeks. Unfortunately, that is the biggest baby B would grow, as there was no detectable heart beat.

Needless to say, my husband and I were very disappointed, yet so grateful to be blessed with the one healthy, viable, baby GIRL!!

Because of the demise of twin B, I am being monitored very carefully by my awesome OB doctor. Today, I am 6.5 weeks from delivering via c-section on June 30, 2008, and I begin NST twice a week and weekly ultrasounds up until delivery.

PS. This is my 4th child. My other children are: Boy 16.5 years; Boy 14.5 years; Girl 11 years, and my husband has a Boy 6 years.

Melissa






my baby left thigh bone is little small

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and my baby's left thigh bone is little small and I'm planining to have surgery next week. do you think I should? If I wait till week 40 will it grow? plus I have one more problem- my doc is going on vacation and he will only come back after three weeks, shall I wait for him or just plan the surgery in week 37?

parveen







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