• Monika01 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    hi.. i just had my first baby on monday! shes is perfect . in the nicu b/c born at 34 wks 4 days she only has jaundice and is almost 8 lbs ! i am pumpimng and feeding… my Q is my left nipple is inverted when i do the sandwich hold to give it to her… its odd.. first 3 days were fine… ( i have ben producing milk for over 4 monyhs before she…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    So i ended up going to my ob b/c i was really in pain like my stomach was exploding pain… she got me to go to the Mternity at the hospital turns out i was very dehydrated… they kept me over night and got u/s in the morning … no gall blader stones :O) thank goodness. turns out i have extreme acid .. so i go tan iv with med and a perscription…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    ddhenry ~ yay glad all is well.. mine is 3.5…~~!!! it is so awsome.. i was 2.0 at 19 .. now at 23+1 i am 3.5 … it is amazing and so uplifting… ..looks like we are gonna make it! go bedrest!

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    dreavega~ it is really hard emotionally , mentally and even can be physically draining… For myself i cried Alot! was unable to relax had really bad dreams… i just kept telling myself that i need to stay hopeful, pray if you do, and just try to remember that you are doing everything in your power to keep baby safe and well. That was the most…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Brindle~ I have an incomp. cervix and short cervix. I did not have pre-term labour but b/c i found out that the progestrone also helps stop and keep contratctions away…i decided to go for it as a safety measure. It is not harmful to baby or me and am ON prometrium which is a oral pill 200 mg a day… if you have had 2 children proir with no…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    thanks bee gee~ i am happy to have my first and last tac baby. still will be on bed rest from 16-24 and moderate after but thats ok. my ob says its not a bad idea after seeing my cervix turns out its off to the side cand under the uterus more then it usually is .. which will mean extra pressure especially with my big big baby history . how is…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    dreavega~its not growing pains…it is my stomach above baby and the top part of my belly. it is intense and i thought srinking some tea would help but it sems to get worse. alot worse… Mymom told me i could have a tummy virus b/c i had a cold sore and have been to the hospital laatley so i could have caught something.

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    DDhenry ~ good luck!!! remember to take it easy after… i would suggest buying some Lactalose.. from the pharmacy.. its 20$ for a big bottle and will last a couple months. all you need is 2 tablespoons ( 4 for non pg adult) and you will be able to go without straining at all within 6-8 hrs. … i use it every couple days … also i eat flax seed…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    beegee~ congrats! yay or no pain.. i was wondering.. was your knot in the front or back…? mine is in the back .. also was it easy for your dr. to put it in originally? i ak b/c my ob said mine was the most difficult ever.. and my knot is n the back…she even sugested that i my need to go to the er and get an epi… :O/

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Congrats Dreveaga reaching viability is critical and worth celebrating !!

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Had my cerclage placed last night 3am …..Glad its in…surgery went 3 hours nt 45. min. complications… 1. she could get up there had to make extra incisions… 2. my cervix appears to have shortened already :O( 3. she did a double stitch not single.. 4.My hear rate went up lie crazy …thankfully only for a little b/c they were finishing……[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    kari~ it is so so tough not to worry force yourself to sleep and eat in between take a bath or two.. and jsut breath it is so tough after a loss. i had a hell of a time too. especially on bed rest nothing els to do but worry. i wsh you all the best to u and ur baby. just pray if u do and relax. feet up ! i slept cried and ate durin gmy time when…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    beegee~ i know some drs say bed rest is not nessacary but then why take it easy…if there is pressure ..obviously b/c walking sitting and al the rest puts pressure on the cervix. i know bed rest sucks but it is good for keeping your cervix tight and therefore keeping you ad baby calm… I am staying on strict bed rest till week 24 then at wk 26…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    beegee~ lol.. congrats on your length jezz what up with the length.. i know wheni was terrified elevated i was gettin g2 . -2.5 then i was 25 wks with not as much risk and i was 3.2.. like wtf? now i m on barley any bedrest :O) so nice an di am holding strong at 2.1 for 3 wks.. so weird.. anywho… i am super stocked on your out date.. let me…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    how are you doing carlos?

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Beegee and ddhenry~ If you have room and another mattress i brought my guest bed into the livign room so i lounge on a queen size in front of the tv… i am on my side alot thoguh that can become tiring/… as for th beautiful wather… i ham gonna be on my lounger lying outside as soon as it warms up….you can use a blanket and pillows … best…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Beegeee~ i am so sorry to hear that your cervix is funneleing… how far up is your cerclage? I hope all works out… when is dr going to put you in the hospital for bed rest… and start on avioding preterm labour? try to remain elivated a pillow under your bum… XO

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    beegee ~it depends where on the bum it is close to the cervix hle area it causes pressure it your legs are elevated like ddhenry mentioned its great ..it really depends as long as your much as possible in the lye down position i know some recliners elevate completly…as long as you feel that you are keeping pressure off :O) i spend a alot of time…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Beegee ~ my prayers are with you and your baby… try to lye down as much as possible and relax not move around very much.. so bed rest…… I wish you the best!!
    My braxtin Hicks contractions are still here though i did notice that they are more intense with movement like getting up to go to th bathroom or some water… so i stayed in bed and…[Read more]

  • Monika01 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    ali~ do u have a tac?
    beege ~ hows it going…

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