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BabyHarris Update 11/2/2007- Week 37

So frustrating, so frustrating!!!  At today's appointment, it looks like she is just "baked" enough.

I am retaining so much water, it's starting to concern my doctor, but still not signs up pre-eclampsia.  My hands are so red and I can barely type at times because my fingers are so swollen, I can barely bend them, especially in the mornings.  My knees are getting much worse and it's hurting to walk.  Blood is pooling behind my right knee which is causing more pain.

However, blood pressure is still fine, 118/60 so he sees no reason to actually induce as he still thinks it will lead to a C-Section.  It's very nice of him to be so concerned about not performing a C-Section, whereas other doctors probably wouldn't care.

He hooked me up to a monitor for about 10 minutes to check activity and such.  Apparently, I am having contractions, and I'm like, "that's" a contraction?  I've been having those pains for a couple of weeks now, but I guess they're not strong enough to make a difference, but at least it makes me feel better to know that I actually am having contractions.

Diagnosis: SEX

I asked him if I could just acquire some sperm and insert.  He laughed.  He said he had never heard of anyone suggesting that.  He said most people go to a sperm bank to become pregnant, not to become un-pregnant.

So frustrating... maybe she doesn't want to come until she has a name... looks like I've got a stubborn one on my hands!!

Comment balloon 25 commentsDonna Harris • November 02 2007 10:53AM

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You're so close!  Hopefully you'll have a very easy time of it and she'll be here before Thanksgiving. =)
Posted by Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC (Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive) about 11 years ago
Good luck to you.  Once you hold that baby, you will forget the nine months that took you to her;)  I have three children and every one of them, I carried differently.  Keep your feet up, as much as you can, drink lots of water, and rest.
Posted by Frances C. Rokicki, Broker-Mentor,CRS (Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC) about 11 years ago

Good luck.  Hopefully the labor will be quick and get her a name soon.  How about Emily.

J.

 

Posted by Jeff Kessler, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Austin Homes, Realtors www.OwnAustin.com) about 11 years ago
Leigh, I wish, but still dilated only the 1, same as last week... all the walking 3-4 hours a day hasn't helped at all.  I can't believe it just said have sex and have as much as possible, and "don't worry about enjoying it."  That made me laugh.  I was hoping for next Wednesday, and he's out of town for a wedding Thursday-Sunday.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 11 years ago

Frances, I try to rest my feet, but when they say walking helps, I walk A LOT!  And I'm retaining so much water, I'm afraid to drink more, though I'm constantly thirsty... no happy median here, but I know people forget about the trouble or there would be many more "only child" families out there.

Jeff, we both love the name Emily, however a good friend of ours has a 9 month old and they stole Emily from us... with such a closeness of age, we're not going to repeat the name.  We might repeat a name from another friend, but she's 4, and that's a better age difference between the names.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 11 years ago

Donna, Doesn't seem like long before you will be holding your baby girl.  So YES now is the time for the name......how about a middle name of Kay......  Actually if you could have part of your mother's name in your little girl's name, it would be wonderful.  I wish I would have named my girls after my mother, but I didn't.  Good luck with the baby.

Posted by Kay Perry (Kay Perry, Broker) about 11 years ago
Donna you are in our thought and prayers, best wishes for you and yours.
Posted by Keith Perry, REALTOR - West Metro Atlanta (Coldwell Banker) about 11 years ago

As a Dad, I loved the C-section.  The wife not so much, but she is not typing I am.  When our 2nd child was born she had the option of birth or C-Section, I pushed her towards C-section. 

Our Doctor Recommended Sex as well.  Gotta tell you though (as a man), I really was not into it and had to decline.  Perhaps it was my over inflated ego and having a fear of poking the Babys eye out?  Don't know, just could not do it. 

Good luck.  Its a fun time.  I actually have to head to the Hospital today, My sister just had her 4th baby! 

Posted by Chad Baird (Re/Max Spirit) about 11 years ago

Kay, Thank you for the suggestion, however, I've veto'd Kay, Fae, Mae, Leigh, and Lynne as middle names because they are too southern sounding and too popular.  So many of my friends have those as middle names, and in our hearts, neither one of us is from the south (Me- Washington St; Him- Nebraska).

Keith and Robin, Thank you.

Chad, My doctor pointed out that the sex wasn't needed to be enjoyable... which is why I suggested getting some sperm and just injecting it!!  When I came home and told Mike what he said, his response was to continue staring at the computer and just said "I'm busy."  I told him I was penciling him in for tonight... we'll see!  LOL!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 11 years ago
Hi Donna,       My prayers are with you for a quick and easy delivery and a peaceful quiet relaxed time before.  Both times for me, I cleaned my house really good the day before my sons were born.  All the cleaning and especially mopping the floors seemed to help a lot.  Might try it?  Blessings to you...
Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source (CastNet Realty) about 11 years ago
Ricki, THank you.  I actually cleaned the house last Sunday for almost 4 hours, and all it did was make my feet swell. I wish it helped, but I didn't do any vaccuuming... maybe pushing and pulling the vaccuum might help... you've got me thinking.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 11 years ago

Hi Donna,

I'm sure you've heard 101 words of wisdom from friends and family...  but I have an unusual one for you.  Both my babies were LATE...  and despite walking my fat legs off, nothing was helping.  For some reason I got it into my head that I needed to pull all of the weeds in our giant flower bed one afternoon.  Because every position was too uncomfortable to try and pull the weeds, I finally got a red kids wagon out of the garage, and sat in it, bending over the flower bed that way.  Talk about CONTRACTIONS!  Every time I sat down to reach over and pull weeds, I was in serious pain-  something about the position?  I forced myself to endure the contractions so I would dilate-  every time I stood up, they would subside.    It might be an alternative...!  

Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Sandi, it looks like I'll be working in my yard tomorrow.  Poor hubby had to pull out most of the stuff from summer as I couldn't bend over, but he didn't do the accent stuff around our main tree.  I think I'll go out tomorrow and tear it all up and see what happens!!

Contractions have been about 45 minutes apart most of the day.  Very consistant, but means nothing if they don't get closer together!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 11 years ago

Good luck Donna  :)

If you're anything like me, a certain position or two will kick ya into high gear-- you just might not like it so much when you're there!   Seriously--  find something low to sit on. 

 

Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Oh Donna, hang in there. Not like you have a choice! It is sooooo worth it. Is this your first? If so, it could take a little longer. The first is always the one to wait. Go for the sex! It's gonna be quite a while after her birth. If you are wise...it will be a very long time. :) God bless! Debra A Brooks
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 11 years ago

Sandi, Well, I worked in the yard for about an hour this morning... so hard to bend over with my knee issues. I have been feeling different pains and pressures, but contractions haven't gotten closer... yet!  I may need to work in my neighbor's yard to create more to do! LOL

Debra, Yes, this is my first.  I'm really hoping that since I've been having contractions the last couple of weeks, and last night they were 45 minutes apart all evening, that we won't be late... but yes, I've heard from several people that the first usually is late.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 11 years ago

My prayers are with you to have a quck delivery of a happy healthy baby.  I've never had to do the work of it but I sure enjoyed the benefits of my two girls.

My wife's doctor didn't prescribe "sex" just orgasmic contractions for her.  It worked the first time.  Didn't the second time.

It's a great and wonderful thing you are embarked upon.  I wish you well.

Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)) about 11 years ago
The old saying, "a watch pot never boils..." is so true, babies have their own time table as you are already seeing.  I know you're not comfortable but it'll be any day now and you're world will never be the same! My prayers are with you!
Posted by Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes (Home Star Staging) about 11 years ago

Erby, Thank you.

Karen, THis baby needs to learn the world doesn't revolve around her!!!  LOL!  jk

I moved my 38 week appt to today instead of tomorrow, so I'll be posting another update later this afternoon!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 11 years ago

Hang in there Donna!

I actually had both pre-eclampsia and high blood pressure on top of a two week late baby daughter.  She was supposed to be born the day after Christmas and her birthday is January 11th!  Before you know it, your little girl will be here and all will be good with the world!  Best wishes,

Lisa

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) about 11 years ago

Here's the update:
http://activerain.com/blogsview/264273/BabyHarris-Update-11-6

Lisa, they allowed her to be late with pre-eclampsia?? WOW!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 11 years ago

I wish my wife's doctor would prescribe some sex.

I would be happy to fill her prescription!!!

 

Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) about 11 years ago

Hang in there, Donna.

It's almost over.

 

Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) about 11 years ago
There is no "generic" and the name brand prescription could be quite pricey.  Beware of offering to fill it without checking on the cost!!  LOL
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 11 years ago
He's already paid the cost.  Now he's waiting for the prescription to kick back in.
Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)) about 11 years ago

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