I know how you feel, although I'm certainly not the last to have a baby I felt as though I had a lot of people not wanting to come to my shower as well. Out of 40 people, only 15 came. My MIL and neither of my SIL's came but they did send gifts.View Thread
This weekedn we really cracked down and Dh put the rest of the furniture together and I was able to organize the room more and wash and fold/hang all of the clothes for 0-3mo. I figure I will start there and then as she gets bigger start washing the 3-6mo. There's just not enough room to hang all of the clothes we got from the family and from my co-workers! Here's a link to some pics, I hope it works.
DH is in the process of putting the rest of the furniture together (dresser and changing table) and OMG my house is a mess! There's no room in the baby's room for all of this furniture! And now I'm peeved because in order to fit it all we had to move the crib to a different wall so now my "accent" wall with all of my stenciling isn't even over the crib! Now I have to stencil two more walls for it to look decent These next 3-4 weeks are going to be hell.View Thread
I'm 35 weeks as of today. I've already seen the Hematologist and they ruled out the type of platelet disorder where you attack your own platelets or the baby's. They believe mine is immune mediated (ITP) that is exacerbated by the pregnancy itself. Every Dr. I have asked is not concerned about the baby at this point, although they may test her once she is born.View Thread
I have the same exact problem at 35 weeks, and have been dealing with it for the last month or more now. My Dr. recommended a heating pad on the lower back (which I have not tried yet) and doing stretching. She also gave me Vicodin to take if I'm in so much pain I can't walk, which happens often. She's also recommended I start some physical therapy for the pain. Best thing to do really is to check with her Dr. to see what they recomend.View Thread
PP have made very good comments... but I do have to disagree with one thing. Sometimes they can not tell just by feeling whether the baby is head down or not. Take me for instance...i too am 35 weeks, I have an anterior placenta which makes feeling her very difficult. At my 28week 4D ultrasound she was breech. At my 32 week appnt I brought the same concerns you have up to my Dr. and made sure they knew the baby was breech at 28 weeks. At that time the Dr. I saw felt around and said he was pretty sure she was head down based on what he felt and where he heard the heart beat. But to be safe he sent me for an u/s. Well... baby is still frank breech and now I have to have a c/s. If I were you, I would make sur eyour Dr. understands your concerns and ask them if they wouldn't mind checking with an u/s the position of the baby.View Thread
My Dr. finally called! My platelet level dropped again It's now 106 which is the lowest it's been thus far. She said over all the u/s looked good, baby is growing well (can't remember which percentile she said) and my AF level was good. However she is breech which I knew. Dr. thinks that since this is my first pregnancy my uterus isn't all the flexible and so she does not think they can move the baby and she does not think she will flip on her own. So looks like we will be scheduling a c/s. Scarey part is they have to schedule it around my platelet levels. So I will have to continue getting levels drawn once every 1-2 weeks, NST's done weekly on top of going to physical therapy. She thinks we could schedule it for either 38 or 39 weeks, depending on how my platelet level looks. I have another appnt this next Friday (the 12th) and so we will be discussing a scheduled date at that time.
I'm pretty nervous just because this is my first baby and I don't know what to expect with a c/s. I mean I know the basics, but like how much pain should I expect to be in post-op? Will I be able to do anything or take care of the baby while I am recovering? I'm trying to keep calm about the whole platelet thing for DH, he's reaaallly scared. But to be honest I'm just as scared! Although I feel confident that my levels will come up in time... it's just in the back of my mind.. what if... my platelets keep dropping, what if they have a hard time getting the bleeding under control... I have confidence in medicine but that still doesn't ease my uncertainties.View Thread