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anyone have any PMA I can steal?

September 17, 2009 Leave a comment

pixiejoyou!

Posted 17/9/09

Hi ladies, hope yuo’re all cooking well! Can’t believe I’d be 34 weeks today, not long for you all now huh?

Thanks so much to yuo lovely ladies reading and replying to my journal, I’m sorry I seem to have no time to reply at the moment, but I do read them all and I appreciate yuor advice and stuff! I would journal this too but somehow I don’t want the world to know. Not really sure why, but there we go!

My Ivy is poorly, I’m try hard to keep my chin up but it’s really tough. She got moved back to intensive care on monday and was found to have an infection on tues 馃槮 She’s gone all quiet and is off her milk and solidly back on her cpap so not breathing by herself at all at the moment. She had a blood transfusion last night too. They tried to do a lumbar puncture overnight but only got blood, currently her platelets are low so she needs to have a transfusion of them before they want try a LP again – so they can rule out meningitis officially. They ultrasounded her head and not found anything so they think most likely an infection in her gut or in her blood. X-rays of her chest are clear at least, they think her chest and heart are fine so that’s something. She’s on lots of antibiotics and antifungals at the moment, the nurse likens them to domestos – kills all know germs dead – fingers crossed she’s right eh?!

So if it’s not too greedy of me I could really do with a big BC hug and some PMA for Ivy if you have any spare. Thanks so much girls. Hope yuo’re all well, I’ll update you all hopefully with better news when I get some x

Jo x

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html

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**Pixiejo**

August 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Posted 14/8/09

Hi girls, Jo, (pixiejo) has messaged me asking to update you all on her…. she has been in all night, has had a scan. Baby is measuring 25 weeks and Jo is 29 weeks just now. The blood flow is looking good so Jo has been told that they will section her tomorrow at the latest. She is absolutely gutted and is missing all the support from everyone on here…

Please join me in sending all your love and best wishes right now to Jo.

(((((Jo)))))

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

(edited from original post to remove other peoples details)
originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html

2nd consultant appointment down

pixiejoyou!

Posted 24/6/09

Hiya all,

2nd appointment down and I’ve come out of it really bleugh. I had the registrar rather than my consultant or the bloke I saw last time who was lovely, and while he is the man who delivered my beautiful Violet I hope I don’t see him again! He managed to give me exactly the same stats as the bloke I saw last time but in a really negative way which is sorta sh*te. The guy I saw last time was really happy for me to try for a normal natural birth and he said that the statistics were in my favour, I have a 70/80% chance, he even said he’d be happy to induce me as the risk is only 2%. The guy I saw today just kept going on about uterine rupture and how there’s a 1 in 200 chance of it happening, and how that risk increases if yuo’re induced. Gotta be honest I’m not a betting woman, but I’d not put money on something that only had a 1 in 200 chance of happeneing, would you?!?

I suppose it’d be a fair assumption that seeing as he did my last c-section that he’d be more up for doing it again, cos that what he does? Who knows! Also the last fella I saw said I’d see a consultant at 28 weeks, but this guy hasn’t booked me back in until I’m 32 weeks along, 10 weeks time…..I am so confused! I do get another scan at 30 weeks to see how bubba is growing tho, so not all bad 馃檪聽 But like, the consultant today said to give this bit of paper to Andrea (I have no clue who Andrea is, even now!!) to arrange the scan, so I accost a random passing member of staff, who immediately drags me into another waiting room to try and get the scan done today, on the basis that there’s ‘no time like the present’…well apart from the 10 weeks to soon part, I suppose not.

Amazing how the same statistics can sounds really positive from one person and awfully negative from another. Sorry for the essay! Hope yuo’re all well! x

Jo x

pixiejoyou!
Updated 24/06/2009

Indeed! Glad you managed to get appointments with yuor consultant, maybe it’s just these registrar folkses that like to bum us out? Now I have an image of them getting toegther and plotting how they can spin stuff negatively…..

I’m trying to look at it that it was my local (non-maternity) hospital I saw this guy at today, so therefore he’s not always at the maternity ward, so I’d have to really fairly unlucky to get him in my labour again right?!?! haha! I’m off to try that microwave mug cake from the current cravings thread, that’ll make it all better! 馃檪

Jo x

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html

You’re all wonderful!

pixiejoyou!

Posted 22/5/09

You are you know, all of you!

After waiting for the scan to relax and go hooray I’m pg, it really threw me to have that happen yesterday! I really, really appreciate all your kind messages! I could hug you all!!

I keep thinking oooh I can’t wait to be able to feel regular baba movement, then I’ll not worry as much…even tho I know that’s not true, then I’ll be kick counting and drinking loads of cold water to make the poor little thing wriggle, that’s exactly what I did to DD! poor girly 馃檪

It’s all much better today, but I’m still a bit over-hormonal and likely to weep at Andrex adverts and the like, so I’m going to go before I start gushing at you all 馃槈 thanks all xxxx

Jo x

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html

Seen the consultant!

pixiejoyou!

Posted 20/5/09

Hi all, hope everyone is well!

Got to see my consultant today and he was lovely! GOt lots of numbers chucked at me, I’ve double the chance of getting pre-eclampsia again as I did first time, but that’s still only 30% chance, which is better than I thought. And even if I do get it again it’s likely not to be as bad as it was last time 馃檪 And he’s right behind me having a natural birth, says I’ve a good chance of doing it all normally which is fab! I was worried I’d have to have another section, but all being well I wont have to! Hooray!

I will have a ridiculous amount of appointments though, I’ll be seen every fortnight til 28 weeks then once a week til 40! I’m really glad my midwife and consultant seem really nice or that could be a total nightmare! And I guess by the time this little one arrives I’m going to be really good at aiming for those teeny tiny pee bottles. Only a 5minute appointment too I was expecting it to take ages!

Midwife tomorrow for 16 week too, fingers crossed we’ll get to hear the heartbeat!!

Jo x

pixiejoyou!
Updated 20/05/2009

I’m glad it’s not just me that has trouble with the tiny bottles! Aren’t they awful? Clearly designed by a bloke 馃檪 A funnel sounds like a really good idea, I may have to go buy one specially if I’m going to have to do it this often! Cracking idea! Sro, after the hassle some other ladies have had with appointments it’s a shame I can’t lend some of em out! I know I had to fight really hard to get booked in and stuff. Gone from feeling ignored to practically living in the drs!!

HI Laura hon, I had to see them this early to discuss my ‘plan of care’ after all the drama with my DD, I was meant to se them at 15 weeks, but sort of accidentally skipped that with all the date changing, I’m 17 weeks today. They only said about the actual birth bit cos I asked them, my next appointment with them is at 22weeks, which I think is when they were going to talk about it more…but I’m not sure tbh. You should check with your midwife, just to be sure tho, maybe just saying to her what you wanna do will be enough? Hope you get the birth you want either way! xxx

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html

Jo x

Consultant appointmants

pixiejoyou!

Posted 18/5/09

Hi ladies,

I know a few of you also have to see your consultant around now and I was wondering what sort of thing goes on at the appointment? Mainly cos it doesn’t look like my DH is going to make it cos of work, boo 馃槮

I had a fab pregnancy with my DD until 32 weeks when I was diagnosed with serisou pre-eclampsia and my kidneys failed, so she was delivered the next day by emergency section. So I know they have a variety of things they’ll want to talk to me about! Now I feel like a naughty schoolgirl for even contemplating doing it all again, even though I discussed it with my Dr beforehand….So will they be disapproving? No that’s silly, they can;t be can they?? Wah!!

Right so what I wanna know from you other ladies that’ve had consultants apps, is it a long appointment? Like more than half an hour long? Do they do any tests or anything while you’re there, like internals or even having a look at my scar or whatnot? (mainly cos if my DH can’t come I may ask another family member and I’d like to preserve a little dignity if poss!) What sorta things do they talk about, is it here that I have to decide what sort of birth I want, will I get chance to change my mind afterwards?? Aaah so many questions!!! Help anyone please!!!

TIA xxx

Jo x

pixiejoyou!
Updated 18/05/2009

Hiya,

Thanks ladies! So I really am getting me knickers in a twist for nothing then? 馃檪 Well that’s good I suppose!!

thanks Baby Maddie! I thought an extra sneaky scan would be a bit much to hope for, but you never know!! 馃檪 From what my Dr said when I asked him about having another baby this’ll be the appointment when they go over my notes and decide whether I need any aspirin to keep my blood pressure from spiking again. It’s good to know what to expect though, understandably there’s lots of info about normal midwife ppointments and nothing about consultants and stuff! Anyway, I’ll let you know if they do anything outlandish!

Thanks very much both of you xxx

Jo x

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html

scans and big date changes!!!

pixiejoyou!

Posted 14/5/09

Hi everyone!

I hope everybodies doing well 馃檪 I had my scan today and it was wicked! As soon as she put the scan thingy down we were like wow thats a really good image! You can see it’s little feet and everything…so the sonographer lady says, what are yuor dates again? I say 12+5 and she says I think you might be a bit further on than yuo think! At first she said I’d be 14 weeks, but the baby had it’s head tucked right into its chest, so when she got a proper measurement on it when it stretched itself out properly she measured it as 16 weeks!!!!! And she had to check its head circumference just to double check!

It’s a proper little wriggle bum too, looked like it was deliberately trying to avoid the scan thing, you could see it moving it’s heda from side to side when she was trying to measure it. Awkward little monster just like it’s big sister!

Anyway my dates are now 28th October!! I hope noone minds if I stay here anyway!!

Hope yuo’re all well! Sorry! I’m sooooo excited!!!!!!

Jo x

pixiejoyou!
Updated 15/05/2009

Aw thanks ladies! 馃榾 I’ve been awake half the night either super excited or vaguely terrified, it’s all a bit real now and eek less than 6 months away wah!!! I so didn’t see that date change coming! Especially after being so paranoid about it all, not having morning sickness and stuff…So I’m now questioning whether I’d managed to get pg before we actually started trying….my Dh thinks I must’ve done it all by myself, hahaha! anyway hooray!!!

and it seems the little bubbly feelings I’d dismissed as being wind cos, well it was too small wasn;t it! probably weren’t wind at all!!

The big challenge now is to try and arrange th midwife appointment that I should have had last week by my new dates. Oh how I love dealing with dr’s receptionists.

Jo x

pixiejoyou!
Updated 15/05/2009

Hello you lovely lot, you’re all fab you know that? 馃檪

Jen, I had absolutely no clue, even in hindsight! I have been rather ’round’ for a while, I just thought it was cos of already having one and being uselsss at exercise so no stomach muscles to speak of…but no idea, I mean I had a period in feb! or so I thought anyway! The midwife was sure it was a date change rather than a fast grower; she checked the length measurement against the stomach and head circumferences and the computer confirmed the dates on all the different growth chart thingys. I think the head circ came back as 15+6 and both CRL and stomach were 16, so she went with 16 weeks bang on 馃檪 We double checked against the 12 week scan of my DD when we got home, Violet had been 56mm at hers and this teeny measures 100mm, so quite a difference! Not really teeny at all!

I feel sort of guilty that I hadn’t realised! And I’m glad I don;t drink or anything normally anyway, I mean it all looked good at the scan, but still! But I am chuffed that it flipped all the way over half way through the scan so half the pics it’s on the right and half are on the left, must be a little show off! 馃榾

anyway! you all rock! xxx

Jo x
originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html