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  • It's a Boy!!!

    Hi All,

    I haven't posted in awhile, but just wanted to let you all know I had a baby boy a month ago (Aug. 26th). He came a week early due to low amniotic fluid issues. He weighed 5 lbs 7 oz. He's healthy. 18" long. He's now nearly 7 lbs.

    The labor/delivery was much harder than for my first child...but still pretty good compared to many women. I was in labor for 3.25 hrs. He was delivered naturally with no epidural, although I did require a little pain meds.

    My blood pressure is struggling to come down, but the first 2 weeks after birth, it was dangerously high. The cardiologist is still working on adjusting my meds to see what will work with me. The hormones are starting to settle a little.

    My cardiologist has given me the ok to workout again. She said with my LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy) that I can do any type of cardio I choose. I forgot to ask if racquetball would be ok or not. However, for weight lifting, she said to only do toning. No working to fatigue or failure. She doesn't want me to go until I feel the burn. Only to tone.

    I was confused a bit that she said I could do any type of cardio including HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), but not to go to failure on WL. She said to also make sure I properly breathe with no holding my breath. I may hold off doing the HIIT type cardio and just stick with more aerobic stuff.

    Here is a link for those who would like to see what our little boy looks like. Also, there are lots of pics of our daughter, family, and friends.

    http://www.ofoto.com/BrowsePhotos.js...7_273214470103

    Enjoy,
    Doris[/img]
    Blessings,
    Doris

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    Doris, your family is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us. Please take care of yourself and get your bp under good control. And give those kids a big hug for me.

    Reenie
    Reenie

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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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      Re: It's a Boy!!!

      Doris, Congratulations! Hope the BP is under control soon. Loved the pictures, Linda

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        Wonderful pictures and a beautiful family! Congratulations on the new arrival.

        I heard about the snow in Tempe...I live in Phoenix. I hope you are enjoying the cool weather like I am now that we are only in the 90's to low 100's.

        I hope your BP is undercontrol and you have a good recovery. Be gentle with yourself.

        Give your babies a big squeeze from all of us and a gentle kiss from me.
        Love and Light,
        Sharon Bates

        www.AnthonyBates.org

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          I tried to see the pics but it was not working... I am sure he is a cutie and keeping you on your toes!
          Congratulations. Re the excersise - I would suggest you have an evaluation about 3-4 months after the birth and see what the echo looks like at that time. Re the Hi-b/p working to keep that low is key...and sometimes hard to pin point what will work best, it can get frustrating to manage but I am sure you and your docs will find a good balance soon.

          Best wishes,

          Lisa
          Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
          YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

          Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
          lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
          Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
          Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
          Currently not obstructed
          Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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            Lisa,

            Sorry about that. It was under maintenance, but the link should be working now.

            Thanks,
            Doris
            Blessings,
            Doris

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              Thanks... Yes your son is a little doll....but your daughter!! Oh my what personality and well on the cute scale she maxs out!
              Congratulations on such a wonderful family, you all look very happy!

              Lisa
              Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
              YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

              Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
              lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
              Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
              Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
              Currently not obstructed
              Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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