Monday, September 5, 2011

BIG news.

Friday was my 38 week appointment.
The doctor said, "Hmm, this is going to be a BIG baby."
"Great," I said, obviously full of sarcasm.  "How big is BIG?"
"Well, expectant mothers are usually as right as their doctors when it comes to predictions, so, how much do you think this baby will weigh?"
I knew my biggest baby was William, 9 lbs.  All the others were 7-8 lbs.
SO, I said, "9 lbs. 3 oz?"
"Oh, no, no, I'd say AT LEAST 9 lbs. 9 oz."
Not the news I wanted to hear.  That's big.
I left the doctor's office feeling even bigger than when I arrived. 
It's all psychological, isn't it?

I was about to wallow in the depths of despair,
AND THEN, I had a thought that saved me.
A ray of hope.
If this baby is as big as he says (or bigger), that's THAT MUCH more weight to come off once he's born!
I can handle that.
In fact, a little tinge of excitement coursed through me . . .
just a tinge, mind you, because, somehow, this chubba-bubba has to pass through the birth canal, first!

I'm in the home stretch.  I'm trying to keep my chin up.  Trying to be tough. 
I CAN do this. 
I'm no whimp. 
9 lbs. 9 oz. or more, this little chunk WILL NOT hang out in this womb forever:).


Honey said...

You still look fabulous - I am so excited for you! A new baby! All 9lbs 9oz of him! :) I can't wait to hear how everything goes!

Janie said...

You look awesome! I love your eyes over the camera; the look is perfect!

You can do it no problem! You are a strong amazing WO-MAN!!!

I can't wait to see pictures of this new little sweetie.

Candy said...

such a cute picture! you look great! And that is a big baby, but you can totally do it! You're wonder woman!

Now....where'd you get your shower curtain in the background? :)

good luck in the home stretch!

Amy said...

You said that you were worried about getting heart burn the other night. After seeing this picture I can see why you get it! That big baby is riding high!!

katieo said...

Luke was 9.3
Sam was 9.7

The other two were around 8.11

And guess what - the weight really did come off the easiest with Sam!

(and hey missie - I'm still waiting by my phone! ;)

Lanette said...

Candy- shower curtain from Target, nearly three years ago. It came in blues, sage greens, or browns (I think) as a border. Mine is the blue one. I LOVE (am obsessed with) it!

The Pettit Family said...

You look so great! Best of luck to you.

Anonymous said...

You look good. I was hoping for a 9 lb. baby to give me a weight loss jump start and I got 7#3oz. So I am excited for you.

Mary Scorup Walker
Felt Hall

Lanette said...

MARY! How can I get in touch with you. I checked facebook, but didn't find you. Give me some info...I'd LOVE to catch up! I've thought about you a lot over the years!

Alison said...

You're so darn cute Lanette! Good luck with all! Can't wait to meet you new little 9 pounder! Loves!

shannon said...

Wow, that is a BIG baby!! You can do it though! Can't wait to see your baby! Really any day now! I'm so excited for you! Been thinking a lot about you lately. Good luck and hope all goes well! :D Let me know when your baby comes!!

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