10.02.2007

Time is running out

I went to the doctor today. Here is what is happening:

She is 5 lbs 6 ozs

I am 50% effaced

I am dialated to a 1

My contractions are 5 minutes apart and PAINFUL

The baby's head is still high and my bag of waters is NOT bulging

He is giving me a steroid shot on Tuesday unless the contractions become more painful and then I am to go in earlier

I am going on a different medication because the Terb is not touching my contractions

We really DON'T want this baby to come before October 17th. My due date is really November 20th. The Princess was 5 1/2 weeks early and fine. She weighed in at 6lbs 1 oz. The Pea was 2 1/2 weeks early and had a few problems. She weighed in at 8lbs 6ozs.

Anyone want to play "Guess the due date?"


28 comments:

Mel said...

I'm keeping you in my prayers.

Tori :) said...

Those ultrasound pics are awesome!!

Good luck! You are in my prayers.

Oh, and I guess Oct.18.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

She looks busy in there.

Oct 17

Char said...

Holy crap! Keep that baby baking a little bit longer!

No Cool Story said...

October 20. Will you name her after me if I guess correctly?
No? ok fine :)

Will be thinking about both of you :)

Loni said...

Stick tight sweet girl.

She looks so absolutely wonderful!

Julie said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Oct 17th. Good Luck!!

The Mathews Four said...

You have the most amazing ultrasound pictures. You can totally see what she is going to look like. She's a cutie! I'm going to guess..... October 17th. Just a little bit longer... you're almost there!!!!!
-Jessica
P.S. How are all your pj pants coming? Can't wait to see pics...
-Jessica

Jennifer B. said...

Hope you can hang in there!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Liam's birthday, Oct. 25th. Could you possibly go that long though. Sounds like she is coming in the next week or so. That is so cool you got a preview of what she looks like. What a sweetheart!

itybtyfrog said...

I am hoping my little one arrives on October 20th. Want to be in labor at the same time? If only we could arrange that. M asks me everyday when the baby is coming....I don' know I keep telling her. It would be nice if we could predict that a little better. I hope your little one hangs in there a little longer...at least for her sake, for yours I hope she comes quickly.

The Lazy Organizer said...

I'm going to guess she's born on Halloween. Wouldn't that be scary?

CHEL said...

Thanks for the update. I've been thinking a lot about your babe-soon-to-be-here.

Those are some good sized babies for coming early!! wow!! Scarlet was the same as the princess and she was full-term... with that being said, that is GOOD news for YOU and baby! At lease she is growing well and gaining weight, but you need to keep her in there longer...

So... since I think you need to keep her in there longer... I am guessing October 31st. :) Afterall, she is a princess so there will be no need to dress-up.

Suzanne said...

"J" was 5 lbs 6 oz. when he was born! (3 weeks early) Hopefully you can keep the baby in longer, but as long as she's stable, she should be able to come home, even if she's small! I'll be thinking of you and I'll say October 14th!

Dawnyel said...

STAY IN THERE, BABY!!!
Holy cow, woman!! Were you having contractions when I saw you!? Sheesh!! WONDERWOMAN!!
*HUGS*
(I'm not going to guess....I want you to have her in until Nov. 1st tho...)

Sketchy said...

She looks adorable. What are you going to call this one? Going with the Princess and the Pea theme, I mean.

I'll send you a whole bunch of keep on incubating vibes, and prayers.

Sketchy said...

Oh and I'll guess Oct 20th since it's a big day for birthdays in my family.

michelle said...

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utmommy said...

Good Luck, I hope all goes well.

My guess is October 19.

ellen said...

I say ten/ten.

jd said...

Oh I am sooooo excited!!

Amber said...

Those are fabulous pictures! I'm going to go with October 18th...I'm thinking positively.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Baby!

Are you going to make me drag another whole list of girl names all up in here??!!?

I'm going to throw my money down on October 23 because that's during the cusp of the moon and the change from one astrological sign to another and the lunar shift usually sees a higher number of women go into labor. I'm all scientific and stuff.

Gabriela said...

awwww, those pictures are so amazing. What a little sweetie. Hope she stays in until Oct. 17 (Julio's birthday).

My thoughts and prayers are with you!

kris said...

Oh, I see chubby cheeks! Can't wait to meet my new little niece! I'm so excited to see when both babies come. I'm sure you'll go before me, which is well deserved after all you've been through. To guess a date...hmmm...never been good at this. Holy cow! I just realized that October 17th is just one week away. Geesh. Can you believe you may have a new baby in one week. Thanks for listening last night. Love you!

Be Inspired Always said...

Beautiful pictures. October 16th. You are in my prayers.



Jillian

Heidi said...

I'm guessing October 20th!!
Good luck with every thing and can't wait to see the little one!