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    DustyEchoes posted:
    Hello all! I'm a long time lurker who decided to come out of the shadows! XD My first pregnancies were normal, full term, no complications. Around the 17th week of my 4th pregnancy, my OB/GYN noticed on an ultrasound that my baby was measuring about two weeks smaller than he should've been. A few days later, I went to a specialist who discovered that the blood flow in the umbilical cord was not what is should've been. I was put on bed rest and went in twice a week for an NST, and had the amniotic fluid checked once a week and had (at least) a dozen blood test to see why (never found out why, BTW) Towards the end of week 35, and NST showed my sons heart rate dropping dramatically. I was put in the hospital overnight with the NST monitor strapped to my tummy. A sonographer did a Bio-Physical profile, and discovered my little rascal squeezing his umbilical cord (which was suspected as contributing to the drop in heart rate). The next day, my OB/GYN came in an announced that he and the perinatalogist I had been going to determined that it was time for my baby to come out. I was wheeled in for a c-section and my son was born 3 lbs 6 oz. I had 2 steriod shots at 31 weeks, which I believe helped his lungs develop because was breathing on his own from the off. The NICU nurses kept remarking how relatively healthy he was! A little over three weeks later, we got to bring our baby home. He's now 7 months old --adjusted age 6 months-- and getting ready to crawl (we're in trouble :sillygrin: ), and we suspect teething isn't too far off either.
    simerlm responded:
    Hi! It's nice to "meet" you. Sounds like your little guy is doing great. Welcome!

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