*Update 8/13/09: So...your guesses are quite, hummm, big! We'll see in a few days! For those who asked, I wanted to let y'all know that I had my last prenatal appointment today. All went well at the appointment although I cried just about the entire way there (good, moving Third Day & Chris Tomlin songs & the reality that my next trip downtown will be to have a baby got to me). I am all set for Tuesday morning and learned that I can even wear makeup this go-round! (With Annabelle, I had to do all these special showers with some terrible smelling hospital cleanser to reduce the risk of any infection and couldn't put anything on my body afterwards & with Wyatt, well, he was only 26 hours late and the makeup had long worn off by then!) Oh, I also got the okay for Scott to video...he thinks that it will go something like this...shot of me, shot of Luke and straight shot to the ceiling but I totally think he can do it! It is so special having Annabelle's birth on video (thank you MUSC) that I really would love to have Luke's also.
I'm looking forward to a relaxing pedicure tomorrow and some serious cleaning over the weekend!
Please remember our family in your prayers...as I think about all the special family pictures that will be taken in 5 days, I am constantly thinking about the little girl with deep blue eyes who isn't going to be in the picture with us. I know this is God's Plan and I am finding peace in it day by day but it's still so hard. Thank you, friends.
Do you have a knack for knowing how big a baby will be? Take a gander & we'll see if you're right in exactly 1 week!
But, first...a few facts to help you make an educated guess:
~Wyatt was born at 37 1/2 weeks and weighed in at a whopping 9 pounds 2 ounces.
~Annabelle was born at 39 weeks and weighed a very dainty, girly weight of 7 pounds 4 ounces.
(She also had a two vessel cord which contributes to smaller babies...fyi.)
~Luke has already measured in the 87th percentile at 33 weeks.
~The ultrasound at that same appointment figured him at over 5 pounds already.
~I think the rule of thumb is that they gain 1/2 a pound or so a week at the end. (You'd think I'd have a better clue with my third but I am just so grateful to be given this child that I don't even like complaining about my back pain & siatic nerve issues- which may have something to do with his size, too?)
~I am scheduled for delivery next Tuesday morning at 7:30am...Luke will be 39 weeks.
~I am also carrying enough fluid to fill a 2 acre pond. So, that could mean that there's more fluid in there and less baby or that baby is making me retain more fluid elsewhere because he's a chunky monkey. You figure this one out!
~My lovely hubby thinks it's fun to look at my belly and in a slow, deep, bass voice say "10 Pounder". Trust me, he gets the evil eye everytime and has, thankfully, stopped doing that recently. The only safe bet that I can make is that if he still did that he'd be building a dog house to live in! :)
~Not that I get an choice in any of this, but I am hoping for somewhere around 8 pounds. I've got Luke the sweetest little sleeper that looks so little now & I'd like for him to wear it at least once. (You know, important stuff!)
The guessing game is on!