Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Our story story

I wanted to share with you all our story!  We were married in June of 2008 and decided since we were quickly getting to our 30's that we would try to have a baby.  We knew it wouldn't be easy so we saw a specialist who told us "I'll see you in Dec when you are not pregnant".  I prayed every day and took my first test on Oct 10, 2008 and when it said negative I balled.  I was having heartburn all week at the same time, I got acne (rare for me), and I passed out in Zumba.  I should add I lost 50 pounds for our wedding!  So on Oct 17th, 2008 I took another test and I saw 2 lines :) I cried to the dog (my lab) and called hubby at work out of a meeting!  I then had my first ultrasound at 5 weeks to confirm.  They saw a subchorionic hemorrhage.  We were told to expect anything!  So after a week of bed rest we returned to the doctors and I saw that flicker and I yelled it's a heartbeat (being a nurse I tend to not wait for the doctors!).  Of course I cried!  So we were sent to high risk (I don't clot either).  I had an ultrasound every other week.  At 26 weeks my blood pressure spiked but just once so they weren't concerned.  At 32 weeks I started with morning contractions after I walked the stairs at work they were 5-8 mins apart and lasted 20 mins!   I had my next ultrasound at 36 weeks and they said Maddy stopped growing at 32 weeks and they were inducing me the following week!  After a 32 hr induction I gave birth to Madeline my 5 pound baby girl!  Again being a nurse I asked the attending what her apgar scores where and he said he didn't know.  I replied go find out....he said 8 and 9 and I could breathe!  About 10 mins later she arrived in my room.  On day 2 she started the reflux and screaming.  She came home at 4 pounds 11 ounces!  At 2 weeks she was put on reflux meds and after 6 months they had her on the correct meds and doses.  After 5 long months and several specialists they determined she was allergic to casein!  She is still is my reflux baby and allergic to casein plus grass pollen and sposies but she is thriving and doing much better!  She is almost 16 months old and is 32 inches tall and weighs 22 pounds and 4 ounces!  I am thankful for my blessing and I cherish every moment with her even the tantrums!  Thanks for reading our story!

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