Sunday, August 15, 2010

40 weeks, and counting...

Whoa big momma. I'm not sure it was a good idea to want to document my growth online. There it is though... my belly at 40 weeks, 1 day. I've gained 43.5 lbs, and don't have any maternity clothes that fit anymore. I'm so big that even my size large shirts don't fit anymore. Still, I shouldn't complain. I'm in great health, and Henry seems to be healthy too. At my appointment on Friday I was almost 4 centimeters dilated, and 80% effaced, so it can't be too far off. Luckily, my doctor won't induce until I hit 42 weeks, and I'm betting Henry will come before then.

Tonight we had a little bit of fun with the kids, guessing the day we think Henry will be born, and how much he will weigh:

Sophie - Saturday, Aug.21 - 45lbs. (yikes!)
Emma - Friday, Aug. 20 - 6 lbs.
Ethan - tomorrow, Aug. 16 - 8 lbs. 2 oz.
Andrew - tomorrow, Aug. 16 - 9 lbs. 8 oz.
Elliott - Tuesday, Aug. 17 - 8 lbs. 8 oz.
Me - tomorrow, Aug. 16 - 9 lbs. 7 oz.

13 comments:

Jenny said...

So glad you posted a picture! I was hoping for today, so that Henry, Max, and Andrew would have their birthdays lined up in August. But I guess anytime this week will work. ;) Good luck! We can't wait to see Henry and hope that everything goes well.

The Queen said...

Well from this perspective it certainly looks like he should be coming any day. Even so, I think we can safely say that Sophie will be a little bit off. And hey, at least it's all in your belly. Can't wait to see him.

Lyle said...

That looks like it hurts...

stephanie said...

ah! it's so close! yay.

i don't believe that you've gained 43 pounds. you look totally normal and thin everywhere. you just have a huge basketball under your shirt, right? seriously, ging, you look great. good luck!

i hope he comes tomorrow.

The Lusks said...

Aw! You look so beautiful! It really is kind of miraculous that our bodies can do that. Good luck!

julianne rose said...

i echo steph! and i'm holding my breath here in berlin for any news :) it's all so exciting! yay for little henry!

Elizabeth said...

I think he will come early on the 17th and just clear 9 pounds. I cannot imagine you going another two weeks, holy cow.
We're crossing our fingers that it's soon for you!

Thimbleanna said...

Yikes! And ooooh....you could be in the hospital as I'm typing! Good Luck -- can't wait to meet the new baby!

Jaz said...

You look beautiful! Honestly and truly.

Kelsey said...

You're such a trooper! And are you sure you don't just have a beach ball stuffed up your shirt? The rest of your body looks completely normal. You look amazing!

Barbara said...

Coming soon Henry Parker. You look great but know you are uncomfortable. Henry will be our 31st!Maybe he will come today????
Love you

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW I wish I looked like you when I was pregnant. You look great. I was a big old blog. lolol

Angela said...

Love seeing you prego! You look amazing your all belly. So cute!!!