Saturday, June 09, 2007

going, going ... gone

Have I mentioned that Charlie is from "big stock" and we have a nephew who was born weighing 13 pounds?

Have I mentioned that during my last OB visit, the doctor told me that it already looks like this baby weighs 8 pounds ... and I still have a month to go?

I can no longer see my feet. Nor can I see small children that hide under my bulging tummy and pop out to yell "Peek-a-BOO!"

Although I have reached gargantuan proportions, I'm glowing. This "glow" could be due to the fact that I have new life blossoming within ... or ... it could be that our bedroom floors are finally finished.

Two rooms down ... two to go.


  1. Jenna-
    The hardwood floor looks great, I think. I can barely see it. Those pictures are AWESOME! With a baby that big, go the C-Section route! Shayna was only 7 lbs 9 oz and I still can't sneeze nor laugh without that little gift (as mentioned before in a previous post - TMI)! You look great, too! Hopefully we'll get to see you guys in a couple of weeks!

  2. My feet disappeared like that too! :) Tee Hee...

  3. it looks an eclipse!!!!hehe, either that or one of the planets.

  4. I wanted to see a belley button outie, but yours must be flat. I love pregnant bodies! They are so much fun to see. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Tracy B

  5. OMG! Is that a picture of the moon, or your stomach????? I am so jealous of those floors I physically ache. Did I mention our SIXTH Bissel broke last week? I should do a post on how Bissel's suck. Man, I'm just so jealous of those floors!

    But that is your big, old, gigantic stomach, right? (hee hee hee)

  6. Love the tiny toes belonging to a hiding child...that is classic.

    And just to put my opinionated two cents worth - size of baby has actually very little to do with intensity or difficulty of labor (sometimes the eeny beenies are the hardest and have the most complications after). PLUS did you know that the ability of a doctor to guess or even try to determine the size of a baby, even from an ultrasound based on measurements, actually gets LESS accurate the closer you are to your due date? (I'll find documentation - I just read about it...somewhere...)

    Hang in there! oh, and I think I forgot to comment on the VBAC question post...I can't be completely objective about it, having never had a C-section and having an absolute dread of surgery, anesthesia, and extended postpartum recovery, but as far as the timing - why not a c-section on your due date? Then you have the extra time to finish stuff before the baby, he will be born on the 4th of July, and you get a sure-fire delivery route. Hmmm?

  7. Love the photos! I recall one of my little kids hiding under my prenant belly in the rain!

    Hooray to be half done with the floors!

    ps I've been away from my blog a lot recently, but I still check in on you once in a while! Hang in there!

  8. Yes, you are finally GONE. The floors look wonderful though.

    Even though I haven't been blogging regularly, I still make time to check in on the status of the amazing trips! I can't believe you're about to have the baby. Boy does it sound like you are going to have a BIG one too.

    My vote is definitely for the scheduled c-section!

  9. If it's of any reassurance, I've also heard exactly what code yellow mom heard: 1. Doctors are notoriously inaccurate at estimating birthweight (I've heard a few horror stories about women who were frightened into having caesareans because they were told the baby was going to be massive and who ended up with 6 or 7 pounders and difficult recoveries from the c-sections), and 2. Size of baby doesn't actually have that much to do with how hard the labour is, because that has much more to do with factors such as the baby's precise position (if it's facing backwards with the head well tucked in, you can often get even a large baby out quite easily, whereas a much smaller one might give you difficulty if the head isn't at the right angle).

    Loads of luck with whatever you decide. I'm really looking forward to hearing your experiences of mothering a singleton. ;-)

  10. Is that a picture of an Orange, just picked off the tree? Wowzie!
    I met a neo-natal nurse tonight at UU and she said they just had Quints at Memorial. Born at 30 weeks and doing okay. Maybe if you are that big, there is another baby hiding in there?