Monthly Archives: October 2007

No news is good news

The last couple of days have been blissfully uneventful.  Week 28 acted like March by coming in like a lion, and it hopefully goes out like a lamb.  The doctor who said Julie could detonate at any minute still says … Continue reading

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Some photos from the front lines

  Yesterday was blissfully uneventful, so I thought I’d share a couple of photos:   Here is Julie during one of the fetal heart monitoring sessions which now happen three times every day.  Four monitors in total: 1)Middle front with … Continue reading

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Western medicine, the (in)exact science

So there are some raging debates going on at our doctors’ office.  For the last week or so, our OB practice thought it would be a good idea to rotate all of their doctors (11 or 12) every day through … Continue reading

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Busy, busy day

So much happened on Friday, it’s tough to keep track.  Julie got the first two transfusions of her life yesterday, and they are helping.  Her iron levels are up nicely, although she will probably need more units come the labor … Continue reading

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A sobering week 28

While we are ecstatic about reaching our short term milestone of 28 weeks (yay!), its been very tough.  Julie’s pain is increasing to the point where it is difficult to manage via medications.  The doctors don’t want to give her … Continue reading

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Off the court problems

Two things not directly related to the babies happened that were real downers.  First, it turns out that Julie’s dad carries an antibody that disqualifies him from donating blood where newborns are involved.  This was quite a surprise to us … Continue reading

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Stress bookends the day

The excitement of the day began at 8:30 am or so when Julie started experiencing some more severe symptoms.  When this happens, it could be "the day", or it could be nothing.  So, Bill hopped in his car and started … Continue reading

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