30 weeks and counting

I promised to keep you updated so here’s the latest. 30 weeks along and getting ready for this baby to join our family. He’s a mover and shaker like his brothers for sure! My appointments have been going well, my weight gain has been acceptable, I don’t have gestational diabetes (I had it with my oldest, not my youngest…er..middle son.) I’m planning another VBAC hopefully if everything goes well. Other than that, not much to report…and that’s a good thing. Hoping the rest of this pregnancy remains uneventful. Here’s a little pic with my two spooky skeletons on Halloween.

As always, thanks for your kind comments and I try to reply to all of yours. Please know that I think about you often and I will always continue to read and reply to what you have to say.

Love and HOPE to all of you!

halloween2013

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13 thoughts on “30 weeks and counting

  1. Kristen says:

    Hi there!
    I just found your blog after my second chemical (and no babies) and this pic gives so much hope so I am now going to read the entire thing to see what worked for you. I read one post and I see that you are also in NJ. Do you have an obgyn or an RE that you can recommend over all others right off the bat? I will keep reading, but I really want to go to someone who has experience with these issues and who is used to someone being proactive on this matter.

    Thanks so much for this, I can’t wait to read your blog?

    Best, Kristen

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Kristen,

      I was in NJ during my losses between my 1st and 2nd child. I would recommend looking into SIRM, http://haveababy.com. They are on the cutting edge of things and do a lot of procedures that other REs won’t touch.

      I’m so sorry to hear about what you have been going through, I hope they can help you…they really helped me!

      A

  2. Joleen says:

    Have you ever detailed exactly what drug regime your doctor put you on to keep you pregnant with your last two boys? I’m interested to know and bring it up with my RE at my next appointment. I just had my third chemical pregnancy in a row and I don’t know how much more I can handle. Thanks.

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Joleen,

      I’m so sorry to hear about your losses. Its so difficult to go through, especially over and over. I detailed my protocol here. While certainly I’m not making any guarantees, it has worked for me twice now whereas I’ve lost 5 without these meds, so the success rate has been great for me. Certainly worth a discussion with your doctor. Keep us posted.

      A

  3. Xerxella says:

    Hi. I just found your blog while going through my 6th miscarriage. I couldn’t help but notice with your last 2 miscarriages you took Letrozole and they worked. I found this article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22246449 which may explain why.

    You can see my blog here: http://www.xerxella.blogspot.com/

    I know my next steps will include Letrozole.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy.

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Thank you for your comment and actually the authors of the study that you posted are the doctors that put me on the Letrozole! I hadn’t seen the actual study but I may be one of the participants in it since I consented to be a part of the study in exchange for their monitoring and advice.

      I was looking at your blog and it looks like you are on the same crazy roller coaster and hunt for answers that I was on. I’m so sorry to hear about your miscarriages. I hope that you find some answers and something that works for you. If you have any questions, please let me know. Keep us posted on your progress.

      A

  4. Lynn R says:

    I am so glad i decided to check in on you today. It has been a while since i have and i am so happy to read you are 30 weeks and doing great! I am going into my 29th week and feeling really good…finally:) Thank you so much for your update and have a wondeful Thanksgiving! ~Lynn

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Lynn,

      How wonderful to hear from you and that you are in your 3rd trimester!! Is time flying for you or going impossibly slow? ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you are feeling well and thanks for checking in! Please continue to stay in touch!
      A

  5. castabarrett says:

    hi A — I came across your blog and was hoping you had an email address on here, but I couldn’t find one.

    Could you please email me when you have a chance? I’d really appreciate it!

    Rory

  6. YoYo says:

    I am really happy for that picture that you post , I have been reading your blog for a while and to see you pregnant with your two babies , gives me hope ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for writing about your experience, is been very good ๐Ÿ™‚ I am currently going through my 5th missed miscarriage as we speak. This time we decide to address the immunology part and this time the little embryo developed and he even had a heartbeat at 6w 2d, but he was not strong enough didn’t grow more and then suddenly vanished from the gestational sac within a week , you raise a point about the importance of implantation and the lining of the uterus, I will be seeing an specialist soon and i will bring this up .
    thanks you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ and I hope to see the pictures from your little one soon …

    • YoYo says:

      If you wanna visit my blog to know my story you are more than welcome , may be you can help me to find my way to overcome recurrent miscarriage ๐Ÿ™‚
      unexplainedrecurrentmiscarriages.blogspot.com

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Yoyo,

      I’m so sorry for your losses. I’m glad to hear you are going to see a specialist. I read some of your blog and it looks like you have had some testing which is good. I would make sure they do a full workup on you. Keep us posted on what they say and I hope your next pregnancy brings a baby into your arms.

      A

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