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Update on me and my pregnancy

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Update on me and my pregnancy
By Mara on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 09:10 am:

Hello!!
It's been a little while since I filled you all in on my progress with this pregnancy. Things are going great! I'm currently 34 weeks! WOW the time is flying by! The baby is measuring exactly where he should and staying active and looking great all around. I've only gained 13 pounds! I was a little concerned about it being such a small weight gain but my doc. said that I was right on track. By the birth it should have me gaining about 20 and he said that was ideal. I'm not used to gaining the "right" amount of weight, I usually always gain at least 35 and with my first I gained 55!! My taper of the methadone is going as planned. I'm still dropping my dosage weekly. I started at 65 mil. when I found out I was pregnant and now I'm down to 29!! I'm very happy about that. By the time the baby comes I should be at around 18-20 mil. I pray to God that this baby is healthy at birth. I've done everything to increase his chances of coming right home with me after he's born. This has been a very stressful pregnancy to say the least. I'm feeling fine, the dose dropping has'nt seemed to affect me at all, so as long as I stay out of withdraw I can continue tapering and hopefully if I'm not withdrawing that means the baby isn't either. There are so many mixed reports out there on weather or not dose amount as anything to do with withdraw after birth. I think the lower the dose the better, but there are many out there who disagree with me. Oh well, I've done what I feel was the best thing and that's all I could do. Anyway, just wanted to check in! I will talk to ya all again soon and I'll for sure post when the baby is born!!

Mara

By Bobbie~moderatr on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 09:22 am:

Mara, great news.. Do things the way you are supposed to and the rest is in another set of hands. Take care of yourself and keep us posted..

By Dawnk777 on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 10:44 am:

Good luck. Sounds like it's going well!

By Happynerdmom on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 12:10 pm:

Thanks for checking in. I'm so glad things are going well! Prayers for an uneventful delivery and a healthy baby! :)

By Dandjmom on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 02:29 pm:

Bobbi is right. You keep doing what your supposed to do the rest is in anther set of hands. And I personally dont' think they would have blessed you with this baby if they didn't think you could do it. I'll be praying for both you and your baby boy whom I'm sure will be just great. Ooooh I just reliezed 34 weeks you will have a new baby boy to hold and snuggle for Christmas.

By Dana on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 02:40 pm:

I am still so proud of you! What a great drop in dosage. So happy to hear the baby is growing well and you are keeping up with staying healthy.

I was just thinking about you the other day. :)

By Annie2 on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 02:55 pm:

Terrific news, sweetie! Keep up the great work :)

By Cat on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 04:18 pm:

:) I'm proud of you, too. You're doing great. :)

By Karen~admin on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 07:17 pm:

Mara, I've been thinking of you. Ditto the others - listen to your docs and do what they advise, and as I said before, let go and let God.

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

By Crystal915 on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 10:05 pm:

Good luck, and keep us posted!!!


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