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HG free at last....

Postby vcase » Apr 12, 2012 2:57 pm

I almost feel guilty posting this here because I know so many of you are still suffering so much. I am posting however because there was more than one point in my last stretch that this section was all that gave me hope. hg set in at 6 weeks and got slightly better at 11 weeks when I got steroids and could at least keep the medications down though I was still throwing up 5-6+ times a day (better than 10-15). around 22 weeks I was throwing up daily but only a couple times but still had extreme nasua and couldnt eat enough to gain any weight. I got to be almost "normal" around 32 weeks when I started being able to eat small meals more than once a day and stopped throwing up except the ocasional ewww i smelled somehing that triggered it. I lost 50lbs total but in those last four weeks I managed to gain 9lbs.

I went into the ER last wed morning at 35w5d because I was having contractions. I was given fluids and they slowed down from every 2-3 min to 2-3/hour. I was baffled I certainly had been alot more dehydrated and had been eating but i was only dialated 1cm so they sent me home told me to stay in bed until my Dr's appt 9am on friday morning. I did scared My dd was going to be to early. I continued to hurt but it never got as bad as it was that morning so i waited despite pleas from my husband.

Friday morning I went to the doctor and was weighed the normal stuff...I got my cup and walked to the bathroom which a light was blown in and peed in the dark. As I walked to the lab I felt a gush of water between my legs not alot just like I had peed a little which is what I thought had happened. Embarassed I went back to the bathroom after delivering my sample and took my soaked undies off wrapped them in a paper towel and put them in my purse. I went back and had an ultrasound. The tech said she weighed 4lbs 14oz and my heart sank...two weeks prior she weighed 4lbs 15oz...I just knew something was wrong she hadnt grown any she had lost..then she said my water was a little bit low...maybe I hadn't peed on myself my water was leaking...The midwife came in (I had seen the dr the past couple times) she asked if i had started vomitting again.. she told me my b12 was low so was my vit d..I needed to go to the hospital to get some fluids because the fluid around the baby was low she started about how I needed a shot and some iron we would have to come up with something with the vit deficiency because she knew I couldnt take a pill...I wa hurting and could feel a trickle again I just stopped and said "um I think i'm peeing or my waters leaking..." she wasted no time in getting me ready for an exam and told me to cough so she could test the ph she told me to couph and there was no denying the gush that came after My water was broke i had dialated to 3 and I was having a baby!!!

My Inlaws took me to the appt and were waiting in the lobby the midwife told me to go straight to the hospital I didnt need to go by ambulance she would call and tell them I was coming...I was in complete panic I was only 36 weeks exactly My first DD was born at 36w2d and she was so tiny could i be that lucky again? I am sure i scared everyone in the waiting room to death when i came out and announced to my in laws in a panic i had to go to the hospital my water broke i was having a baby! here is this woman who looks like she might be 4-5months pregnant going into labor and the staff didnt seem so concerned....

I got to the hospital and was told to registar myself ater announcing i was in labor.....seriously?!?! but I dont think th er nurse realized I was actually in labor because when i mentioned my water had broken and i was dialated 3cm she wasted no more time getting ob to me. I was at the hospital by 11am I didnt get my epideral until 3 because the one antestist was in surgery and had she taken another 30 min i would have been to far to get one at all and already by the time i got it i was so tired and weak already. I wound up needing oxegen during delivery i think i just kinda hyperventalated holding my breath through contractions....i know i know your suposed to breath.... I did black out briefly but finally managed to push out my mini baby. she was born 5:55pm on good friday :D. she was 5lbs 3oz and 18inches long. she is perfect! just tiny no time in the nicu and no complications. As soon as she was born It was like something in my brain switched off. I had VERY VERY mild nausua the rest of the night but the first thing i said was "ok now somebody get me a cheesebuger!" and it was awsome!!that first night they wouldnt let me have her in my room all night because she was running a low temp but i got to feed her. Because of her weight they were concerned wih her blood sugars so they wanted me to supliment with formula in the hospial so i did and we left the hospital at 5lbs1oz. she however is breast feeding now without a problem and eats every two hours seems to be doing well on my milk...

I ate pretty much non stop for the first couple of days but have pretty much leveled off now to normal amounts though I still have to eat smaller amounts more often..just because my stomach has shrank I guess I dont get sick or anything just cant eat like I did pre pregnant I get full faster but am hungry more often...I am currenly down 48lbs from where i started prepregnancy but this tiny bundle is healthy and I did survive! I am going to try to post a pic.
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby AnneCan » Apr 12, 2012 3:18 pm

Oh wow, I'm so glad that you happened to be at your doc's office when your water broke! Congratulations on a perfect baby and a speedy birth! For such an early delivery, that's a decent weight, though still small!

You certainly paid your HG dues, and I'm so glad to hear that HG has left and you can eat again (I can't wait!). It totally renews my spirits to read a birth announcement on this forum, and if you can do it, I feel like I can too... So inspiring!

I'm glad it's all over for you. Enjoy your life, food, water, being normal... and of course your new baby. Just in time to enjoy spring and summer walks; swimming at the lake; barbeques on the porch! :D
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby krsweetpea » Apr 12, 2012 3:46 pm

Yay,yay,yay!!! :D
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby DivineLotus » Apr 12, 2012 5:27 pm

Congrats! Your the 4th HG baby that has been born this month that I had the privelage to know. Love it!
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby sweetpea » Apr 12, 2012 9:27 pm

Congratulations!!! I've been waiting for this post! So glad she's here and healthy.
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby LucyNoah » Apr 13, 2012 3:01 am

Congratulations, it gives me hope that I can start and finish this journey. Enjoy all your hard effort that you have gone through with your babies in your arms xoxo
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby gremlinsmummy » Apr 13, 2012 4:03 am

Don't feel guilty! You earned every second of baby bliss! Congrats on the safe arrival of your precious wee girl!
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby vcase » Apr 13, 2012 11:30 am

Don't know if I can technically get crackered still but i would consider this one....my mother in law said her hair dresser (friend of the family as well) said "wow, I bet Veronica is going to have more kids, she has such an easy time with delivery...." :shock: yea forget the not eating for over 7 months I had it easy there at the end for a whole few hours..... :roll:

It does feel great to be able to eat though I still have this adversion to water, I can drink other fluids but still cringe when I have to drink water and actually feel a little nasuas...think that may just be a feflex lol....

You all can do it!! I know it seems so bleak expecially there when you are so close you can taste it but still feel so miserable...the whole thing for me was ok I made it another day I can do it again! She is so perfect and I will definatly never be the same. I had an appt sat to take some maternity pics because I finally felt like I might not die...didnt make it...I feel bad that there is not a single belly shot of me while pregnant with her and there are of her sister I was torn between do i want her to see me looking like death with a very tiny bump or skip it all together like we did the shower...I'm just afraid she will grow up and look back and think that I didnt want her because there were times when I hadnt eaten in three days and couldnt lift my head to kiss my 4 year old that I wandered that myself and felt horrable about it...I know now that was the HG and I was just confusing the two but still creates some guilt...I am sharing this because I know some of you are in the same boat and There is a light at the end of the tunnel no matter how dim it may seem and the little bundle waiting there is soo worth it.....
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby AnneCan » Apr 13, 2012 3:25 pm

Well, about not having any belly pics... you can only do what you can do.....it's not like you didn't care about her, look at the hell you went through to get her here! I'm sure she'll understand! Just take lots of newborn pictures instead. I think it's usually the moms themselves that like to reflect back on their own pregnancy pictures, whereas the kids like to look at their baby/childhood pictures (and most HG moms look back at their pregnancies with a bitter-sweet feelings anyways).

Hope your recovery goes really well and that you regain your energy quickly. Enjoy all the exotic liquids you can, who needs water anyways, right? I did a lot of juicing after DD#1 was born, and it was great for cleaning out and rejuvinating my organs.
DD1 born Jan 29, 2010. Mod-Severe HG. Started treatment at 5 weeks. c-section (breech)
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby eliana1300 » Apr 13, 2012 4:26 pm

I know a lot of women here that would go through all the labor and birth part if it wasn't led by HG right up front. It just saps so much from you, but I am glad to hear that you had an easy birth (even though blacking out sounds scary!).

Thanks for posting! I have been watching all the mini-announcements in 3rd tri, but I love to hear the whole thing! I am looking forward to what everyone else experienced too! :)
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby slterwil » Apr 18, 2012 7:10 am

YAY!!!! I don't know how I missed this. Congrats. I'm doing a happy dance for you. Welcome to the world, little one!
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby Cin » Apr 19, 2012 12:15 am

Hooray, just saw this too! Congrats and welcome to the other side!!!!
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby notcoping » Apr 19, 2012 12:41 am

Congratulations on a healthy baby and fantastic that you have no HG! Two significant parts of your life.
DS1 - Morning sickness
DS2 - Morning sickness
DD1 - undiagnosed, undertreated moderate HG
This baby - Moderate HG, Zofran, Maxalon, Phenergan
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby dawnypie » Apr 20, 2012 6:58 pm

Congratulations!!! So happy everything worked out and she is happy and healthy. It has given me some strength to hopefully get through the rest of this pregnancy :)
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby CarliBear » Apr 22, 2012 12:50 am

wow! i am so happy she's so healthy and that all went well with labor. it's also extremely encouraging to hear how much better you felt afterwards... for some reason i get in my head this will last for eternity- good to be reminded otherwise. congratulations! you did it!
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby vcase » May 03, 2012 11:56 am

Thanks for your kind words! I am almost 4 weeks post partum and lovin being able to eat...though I do have a few symptoms from the hg like i get sicker easier didnt get car sick before but havent thrown up in 4 weeks!!! The HG doesnt last forever and holding my new baby girl I can almost imagine doing it again for another little one..ALMOST....amazing the diffrence a few weeks make...Baby has gained 13.3oz in three weeks on breast milk and is doing great, I dont even mind that i havent slept alot since she was born, :D
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Re: HG free at last....

Postby DebbieS » May 05, 2012 7:04 am

Congratulations! Great news that she is gaining weight & feeding well (and that you are too!). The photo was beautiful too.
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