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Bit of excitement [Jun. 11th, 2008|11:17 am]
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So, on the weekend, Sharon and I did a trip to Cohuna. Haven't seen Aunty Gwen for ages, and wanted to take the chance to do so before Lex arrived.

It was a good visit, I have a particular attachment to my rellies in Cohuna. Then, Sunday night, Shaz started feeling... not right. Sore back and crampy pains, similar to what she felt when we lost Tracy (the anniversary of which was a little over a week ago now), so at 1am we headed into Cohuna District Hospital.

The nurses hooked her up to a few machines and confirmed that it was indeed premature labour - 10 weeks early! They rang the doctor and he told them to give Shaz some tablets that would hopefully stop the contractions, which they did. If they hadn't, she would have been rushed down to Melbourne, since that was the nearest place that could handle a ten week prem birth. After a fairly sleepless night, we eventually got out of there around 10am.

After popping back to Aunty Gwen's to eat and say our goodbyes, we drove the 8 hours back to Canberra, yawning all the way.

Sharon's fine, guts are still slightly achy, but otherwise no issues. She saw the midwife yesterday and Wendy told her that there was a run of similar prems on the weekend.

At this point, we doubt Lex will wait for his official opening on August 16th, but at least he's well into the viable point now, and every extra week we get increases the chances for things to go well.

Stay tuned...

[User Picture]From: callistra
2008-06-11 01:48 am (UTC)
*runs around*
Babies everywhere!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-06-11 02:04 am (UTC)
Tell me about it! Had another friend tell me she was up the duff on Friday, and one of my second cousins is just trying now!
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[User Picture]From: vegetus
2008-06-11 01:49 am (UTC)
Am glad to hear you are all ok! A friend of mine in the UK had a baby about 4 months prem a few years ago and he turned out fine though it was touch and go at the start, hopefully little Lex will hang in there and will be ok.

"Wendy told her that there was a run of similar prems on the weekend."

Hmm I wonder if they know something that we don't??

Will I be seeing you all in 3 weeks time?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-06-11 02:06 am (UTC)
Maybe they all wanted to share a birthday with Her Majesty...

I'm so far behind on all the news, I'm having to guess that you'll be in the country in three weeks. Well, barring Lex messing us about, figure you'll see us :)
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[User Picture]From: vegetus
2008-06-11 02:22 am (UTC)
I'll be in Canberra 2-5 July, hope to catch up :) (What is the best way to be in touch with you?)
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[User Picture]From: emma_in_oz
2008-06-11 01:52 am (UTC)
My very best wishes.

While I was in the special care nursery with Pearl there were a lot of very little babies, all of whom were doing OK. Tiny but thriving.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-06-11 02:09 am (UTC)
Yep, once we passed 24 weeks, we started to relax. Still may not make it, but every week beyond that the chances improve so much more. Sharon and I have been quite calm and happy about it. We'd rather he wait, but if he's early, we're not going to stress much.

Oh, heard a couple more stories about ultra-sounds being wrong while away, so while I'm expecting a son, I'm still hoping for a daughter :)
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[User Picture]From: battblush
2008-06-11 04:31 am (UTC)
It's more likely to confuse a boy for a girl than the other way around. Once I'd found out that Connor (aka Nemo) was a boy the sonographer told us that usually if they ask you if you want to know while at the same time lifting the paddle off the stomach it means its a boy. Three times she was proven right as every ultrasound following this had the staff do just that. Our reply was always "It's okay, we know he's a boy."

My fingers are crossed for you that he at least waits another six weeks. The more cooked, the better.
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From: fe2h2o
2008-06-11 04:50 am (UTC)
Interesting! That ties in with my memories of Puggle's scans as well.

Of course the sonographer this time told us off when we said we didn't want to know (before she'd started... as the GP had suggested), telling us "that's _not_ what this scan is for!"
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[User Picture]From: callistra
2008-06-11 09:48 am (UTC)
My ob would ask before we even got to the bed... do you want to know? and we'd say no!
And then I'd throw my knickers around her office.

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[User Picture]From: transcendancing
2008-06-11 02:34 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that everything's okay even if you both got a bit of a scare! Sending love to you, and missing you both terribly! I really want to call, but don't want to intrude, especially if you're taking time away, but also I only remember at very inconvenient times.

*whole lot of wordless emotion that i can't articulate*

I'm thinking of you.
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2008-06-11 02:47 am (UTC)
Amazing that they can stop premature labour like that. 10 weeks early could well be fine, but every week longer in the womb is a good thing!

Please send some of those contractions down this way, I'd rather avoid being induced tomorrow if I can...
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2008-06-11 02:59 am (UTC)
Excitement is not what I want to be hearing from you two right now. Quiet and boring is what I'm hoping for.

Glad to hear things settled down and are proceeding normally again.
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From: fe2h2o
2008-06-11 04:53 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that things stopped nicely:-) (And glad to hear more from you:-) )
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[User Picture]From: harveystoat
2008-06-11 05:29 am (UTC)
Oh, how wonderful!

Congratulations to you both... holy crap, holy crap, holy crap!!!! :-)
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From: fred_mouse
2008-06-11 05:53 am (UTC)
aiii. very very glad to hear that it was possible to stop the contractions. hope all continues to go well.

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[User Picture]From: callistra
2008-06-11 09:49 am (UTC)
You what would be really weird? if Lex comes on the 9th of August. V's birthday is the 9th of August.

Just ... weird.
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[User Picture]From: sjkasabi
2008-06-12 10:20 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that things were okay after the hair raising moment... and hoping Lex lets you and Sharon rest a bit easier for 10 more well-behaved weeks...
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