Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I am like a house! I keep forgetting how big my belly is that I hit it on everything. I am 39 weeks along and had another doctor appointment and am still at a "1" and only about 25% effaced. Good grief. The bad news is that I have not been sleeping at all. I feel like I have a mix of insomnia (as you can tell from my picture) and really bad lower back cramps. I am also up to a total of 50 lbs. The GOOD news is that I should have a beautiful daughter in about a week or so. If I haven't had her by my appt next week, my doctor said that she would set an induction date for me. I had my doctor estimate the size of my baby and she told me that she seems to be a solid 8 lbs. I was completley shocked as I thought she would be smaller than that. I know she is not going to be getting any smaller over the next week, so everyone please think good thoughts for me. I was a 6 lb something baby and John was an 8 lb baby, so I blame John. I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. We are going up to Hayden Lake to spend Thanksgiving with the whole Calderwood clan. It should be very fun! I am very nervous to be a few hours away from my doctor, but I don't think that this girl is going to "shoot" out of me, so I should be OK to drive back home if need be.

7 comments:

Elise said...

You look great for gaining 50 pounds. I gained 60. . .just to make you feel better. I hope you can get some sleep!! Maybe you are just being prepared for what is to come. I can't wait to see her cute face in come pictures, and I am so very happy for you guys! Exciting times!

Trevor and Tamar said...

IF the baby is big that is less weight you have to loose!!! You have to think on the bright side. I can wait to meet you sweet little girls.

Danny said...

From Laura - When I was 39 weeks with Alyssa, my doctor estimated that she was about 7 pounds. Less than a week later, she was born 9 lbs 14 oz. I've learned not to trust their estimates too much, but maybe your doctor is better at estimating size.

Allison said...

so close! you look great. i can't wait to hear that she's here!

Riley, Lindsay & Ava said...

I remember the bumping my belly on everything phase...the bad then was, I was still cutting hair, and I would bump my clients!! That was embarrassing! Hope that you get some sleep before the baby comes!!

Emily said...

Wow! How exciting! It's getting so close!! I'm excited to hear that you had her and see some pics. good luck!

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