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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
My granddaughter went into preterm labor last night, she isn't quite 33 wks. They have her on magnesium and they have given her one shot to develope the babies lungs, they can only give them every 24 hrs. She is dilated to two and 70% efaced. Thank God she is in one of the best hospitals in the state as far as NICUs go. They did a 3D sonogram and the baby is fine but a little small for his age but then she and the baby's daddy are both small. They will keep her in the hos as long as there are any signs of labor so they can keep her on meds, which are making her sick but she can handle it for him. Every day they can keep him from being born is a day to his favor.
I'm trying to stay calm and positive but my body is reacting to this whether I want it to or not. We have been the preemie route with one grandson and for those of you that haven't spent time in a NICU it's not the most pleasant experience. But they keep babies alive that would not have a chance other wise.
We didn't get much sleep last night so I'm not going to the hos as long as things stay calmed down. I want her to relax and rest. The baby's daddy is with her. Of course the hos is an hour away from us like everything else is.
So if you would say a little prayer for him to stay put for a couple more weeks at least.
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, you and your family...including your soon-to-be grandson... are definitely in my prayers.  You know the advances that have been made with premature births.  Look at those eight tiny babies that are doing so well.  I feel positive this will have a great ending and your grandson will be healthy and strong.
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   


We will be praying for this baby to wait to be born until he can survive outside the womb  - and for your granddaughter's health too.


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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sending prayers and soft hugs your way, Marlee.  It sounds like your gd is in the best possible place, and I'm sure they will take very good care of her. 
Try to rest and take care of yourself. 
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marlee,


I definately will be praying for all of you. I am keeping you in my thoughts too. I know that everything is going to be okay. It has to be.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry to hear that.  Having spent extensive time in  NICU's I really hope that's not necessary.  I couldn't help but cringe mentally when I read your post.  Do they have other kids?  Try not to worry too much ... but i know how hard that is.
So try not to get too stressed out now.  You've been thru it before - they will need your love, help and support a lot more later if there is a premature birth.
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   Posted 2/24/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
MArlee prayers are with your gd and your grandson to be. I pray he stays put as long as he can......

God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
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   Posted 2/24/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
My sister in-law went into premature labor the night before. i hope everything is ok with your granddaughter.
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   Posted 2/24/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I will be sending prayers and warm thoughts to you your gdaughter for a healthy birth if ir is now or in the future.
My couisins baby was born at 1.5 lbs and survived She is now a big girl and thriving

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   Posted 2/24/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Marlee...........try and relax........hugs and prayers for you and the entire family.......all will be ok........its amazing what drs can do now these days.........will be thinking of you........


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   Posted 2/24/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, My thoughts are with you today, I have spent many hours in NICU with my Grandson & both of my daughters.  I hope & pray that your Granddaughter & Great Grandson will be okay.  I imagine she is getting the best of care & has family around her.  You, my friend, please take care of yourself, your love & care will be needed after the baby comes.  You can spend hours doting on your newest sweet addition to the family while Mommy gets some rest.  I love babies, whether they are mine or not. (I consider all myGrandchildren mine)  Many hugs, Denise 

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   Posted 2/24/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, my prayers are with your family. Take care of yourself as well. Hugs, Diane
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   Posted 2/24/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
((( Marlee ))) you and you family are in my thoughts and prayers. Try to stay calm.. I know that's almost impossible right now, but its so important to YOUR well-being. Please keep us infomed how things are going.
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   Posted 2/24/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sending positive energy your way and I am hoping and praying for the very best. Blessing to you all,

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   Posted 2/24/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   

That baby is just excited to see his great grandma! wink Seriously, I'll be thinking of you and your family. yeah
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   Posted 2/24/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marlee,

Your entire "family" is pulling hard and praying. This little fellow will be just fine. Thank god for the good hospital.

Is this your first great-grand baby!!!! Wow, get some rest lady.


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   Posted 2/24/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   


I am praying for you and your family.  Things will be fine, she is in a great place and being watched very carefully I'm sure.  Take care of yourself!

I will look forward to hearing of the birth of a healthy baby boy.

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   Posted 2/24/2009 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   

you and your family are in my thoughts- I am sending all of my positive energy your way.

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   Posted 2/24/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm praying for your family, the baby and the health care givers, that you will all feel God's peace through this stressful situation.

God Bless,
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   Posted 2/24/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Sending love, hugs and prayers your way.  I am sure GD will be a good girl and stay put.



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   Posted 2/24/2009 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!!!!  I have faith all will turn out like Sherrine said; they have made so many advances with premature births.  ((((♥HUGS♥)))) to you and the family!!!!
Wishing everyone a great day, ((((hugs))))
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   Posted 2/24/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Marlee, I'm so sorry to hear that your GD is going thru this. I hope and pray that she and your ggs both come out of this strong and healthy. You and Ken have had so much stress these past few months, pls keep a good watch over each other and try to relax.

My sister had this same kind of thing happen yrs ago w/ my niece. She was so scared (so was I). But I said to her, I couldn't believe that God brought her so far along to let that baby go. AND I meant it. My niece is now 15, almost 16, strong, healthy, smart, beautiful, and such a blessing. She was almost 2 months premature. You would never know it to look at her.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, as usual.

God bless.  Alice.  

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   Posted 2/24/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I pray all goes well for mom and baby.
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   Posted 2/24/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
((((MARLEE))) Sending you lots of hugs.

You and your family are in my prayers.

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   Posted 2/24/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to all my Fingertip family!!! You have no idea how much you all mean to me. Your right Alice it has been one stressor after another for years now. My mother told me not to get married on Halloween. devil
She is still having some contractions and they won't take her off the meds til she is contraction free for 24 hrs. They won't do another vaginal exam cause that aggravates the uterus more. Apparently she had been having contractions for awhile and she thought it was the baby sticking his butt out until they got painful. They will give her the other steroid shot tonight for his lungs. Everyday they can keep him in is another day to his advantage. We are no longer counting down the weeks but taking it one day at a time. She will be 33 wks Thurs.
As some of you know we have had GD for a big part of her life and the only people she has here is her uncle and us, her dad is in NC. Her boyfriend is being great and hasn't left her for any length of time and his parents live close to the hos. Yes, I have been mad at this DD again cause I would love to be with her but I would probably drive her crazy everytime she made a move. We will go tomorrow and I'm going to take her lots to do to keep her busy. If anything happens and they can't stop the contractions we will be ready to run. She is down for the count whether it is in the hos or at home. We shall make it through this too. They said he is around 4 lbs so that is great.
The poor little guy doesn't have a name cause his mother changes her mind everyday but she has promised to name him before he starts to school. We know his middle name is Michael. Grandpa has been calling him Tator Tot from the beginning.
I haven't grasped this whole great grandma thing so he is my grandson. They really are all our babies no matter who they belong to Denise.
I shudder at the thought of spending time in a NICU too Rich but thank God they have them.
Thanks for all your prayers once again. It will all be okay, his birthday will probably not be in April as planned and he may be a guest at his baby shower on the 14th.
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