Monday, December 18, 2006

let the guessing games begin

One week down and only half a centimeter gained! The head has moved further into position, and is so far down that I'm starting to understand why women end up walking funny at the end of pregnancy. I'm adamantly opposed to waddling, so I do everything in my power to avoid it, but it is getting increasingly more difficult!

I also have high blood pressure again, even higher than last time, and this time it was positively attributed to work stress. The end result is that I'm out of work and onto maternity leave for good. That doesn't mean that I didn't still come home and work from here because there was too much to do, but it does mean that I'm going to have to cut off the work flow. I can't risk anything happening to this baby, and I certainly don't want to be forced into an induction just because of stress. Relaxing, relaxing, relaxing is in my future.

It looks like this baby might stay inside for my mom's arrival from California on Wednesday, something that makes us all very happy! This baby might also stay inside for the termination of our kitchen remodel. That seems unbelievable, but possible! The countertops were installed on Saturday, and the plumber is supposed to come tomorrow. Once the sink, dishwasher and refrigerator are connected, we have some final simple electrical work and we'll be ready to start moving our stuff back in!

But onto more important things- we need some guesses on when this baby might make his or her entrance into our lives! The person that comes the closest will receive some super secret fabulous prize from me, as yet to be determined, and date to be some time after I recuperate from having the baby and regain my sanity. Before the baby turns one, at least ; )

Soooooo.... in your guess, include the following:
Length (if you want)

Remember, the psychic says tomorrow and a boy. The doctor says 1 cm but in position, no idea on the sex. She thinks this is a "good sized baby." I say, THIS BABY IS HUGE! It has to come out soon! I have to admit that I still feel great, so I'm not sure this baby is coming in the next couple of days, but I could be subconsciously keeping this baby inside until my mom arrives (Wednesday morning).

Oh, and this is what 39 weeks pregnant looks like in these parts.

Quick! Quick! Avert your eyes!



Genevieve said...

Ooh, ooh, I'll guess! (And I'm very glad to see your post - I've been checking in a lot! And very very glad to see that you're now on leave, so the work stress can ease up.)

Let's see:

Dec. 21
8:15 p.m.
8 lbs. 3 oz.

Dixie said...

Sex: Girl
Date: Dec. 27
Time: 4am
Weight: 8lb 1oz
Length: 21 inches

(Of course, I hope it comes out MUCH earlier than that...) :)

Angie said...

What a beautiful belly!

Jan. 1
8lbs 7oz
21 inches

Mrs. Chicky said...


Dec. 23
8lbs 5oz.
21 inches

Hang in there, it's almost over.

OneTiredEma said...

Dec. 24 (if this is the case, do NOT let the nurses be nasty to you! It's not your fault they are working Christmas.)
6:30 am
8 lbs 12 oz
21 inches

Feel good!

Rev Dr Mom said...

Dec. 25
2:45 am
8 lbs. 15 oz.
21 inches

And 39 weeks looks great! Hope all goes well.

Never That Easy said...

Oh, I'm so glad all is well! Take care of you & your little one ~ cuz I think you've got about a week left.

So, I'll pick

Dec 26
1:16 a.m.
9lbs 1 oz
21 inches

amygeekgrl said...

you look wonderful! :)

Sex - Boy
Date - Dec. 28
Time - 12:19 a.m.
Weight - 8 lbs., 2 oz.

Mrs. S said...

GORGEOUS belly!! I'm nursing and typing one handed while I type this - this is a skill you will pick up quicky, I promise ;)

I think it's a boy, 7lbs 9oz, to arrive the 22nd at 1:24am, 19.5 inches long :D

chris said...

Dec 26
7lbs 2oz

Your belly is adorable!!!

ccw said...

you look great!

dec. 21
7:48 am
7 lbs, 11 oz

mamatulip said...

December 27th
Around 9-ish in the morning
7 pounds 12 ounces
22 1/2 inches long

I can't wait to hear all about it!

Bethiclaus said...


December 30
4:00 pm
8 lbs., 13 oz.
20 inches

I never do this kind of's hard.

Not so little sister said...

Dec 23rd
7lbs 12oz
21 inches

Good luck! I know we are all waiting anxiously to hear how you're doing!!

Yankee, Transferred said...

Cuz I don't know jack about jack, here's my guess:

Boy or girl
Sometime between now and January 10
Between midnight and 11:59 p.m.
between 6 and 9 pounds
18 to 23 inches.

Clearly, I'm going to win!

Emmasmom said...

Dec 26th
8lbs 2oz.

I am 30 weeks pregnant and I have to say your belly is way prettier than mine. :)

mc said...

So glad to hear you're free from work (at the office, anyway). My guesses:

Dec. 28
3:45 pm
7 lbs. 14 oz.

Ninotchka said...

I love your belly! I'm going to have to think on my

December 25
20 in.

It's a shot in the dark, but there you go! Now, RELAX. You need to enjoy these last few days. XXOO

KathyR said...

I wanna play!

7:58 p.m.
8 lbs. 4 oz.

Good luck! Hope you get your baby arrival wishes!

Caren said...

Dec. 26
7lbs 9oz.

Girl said...

Sex: Boy
Date: Dec. 24
Time: 10am
Weight: 7lb 11oz
Length: 20 inches

chatty cricket said...

You're adorable!!!

ok, here are my guesses....

Sex: BOY
Date: December 25
Time: 7:05 PM
Weight: 8 pounds 2 ounces
Length (if you want): 20 inches

Maribeth said...

Sex F
Date 12/20
Time 9:01 AM
Weight 8 lbs 13 oz
Length 20 inches

Kendra said...

You don't know what it is? You're brave.

I guess.
Dec. 27 (it's the first quarter for the moon see the link below)
7lbs 10oz
19.5 inches

PPB said...

December 22
11:13 a.m.
whatever a normal height is
whatever a normal weight is.

Kai said...

Dec 23
8lbs 2oz

Butterflyfish said...

Sex: Boy
Date: 12/23
Time: 2:14 p.m
Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz.
Length: 20.5

Lady Liberal said...

Sex: Female
Date: 12/22/06
Time: 4:56 a.m.
Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz.
Length: 19 inches

So fun! I am sending you good juju for a quick, relatively painless labor. I've really enjoyed reading along. :)

Nancy said...

Still pregnant, huh? I was wondering if I'd have a Halloweenlover baby to add to my latest post. ;-)

Seriously, you look great!!

Let's see, here are my guesses:

December 29 (sorry)
8:10 AM
8 lbs, 3 oz
21 inches long

Hang in there.

Audrey said...

December 24th
8lbs 5oz

Kristin said...

I know nothing about this stuff ...

Dec. 26
11 a.m. (because that's when I was born!)
8 lb. 15 oz. (because that's what I weighed!)

Lisanne said...

Wow ... you sure have lots of guesses! It would almost be cool to have a January 1st baby, huh? You look great ... I'll guess a boy. :) Brings back such fond memories of being at the end of my pregnancies!

liz said...

Dec 20.
8 lbs something
Your smile.

Meika said...

I'll delurk for this! :)

Sex: Boy
Date: January 3
Time: 7:27 a.m.
Weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz.
Length: 20 inches

I'm five weeks behind you and have been having a great time reading about what's just around the corner for me! Good luck and have fun!

kathy a said...
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Kathy a said...

girl, 12/26, 7 a.m., 8 lbs.

blackbird said...

A boy.
Friday - what day is friday?
7lbs 10.

I don't know what time -

jane dark said...

I'll delurk for this -- I can't resist guessing games.

Dec. 23
12:21 a.m.
7 lb 15 oz.
22 inches

Hope said...

Jan 6
8lbs 6oz
21 inches

KLee said...

Oooh, oohh! I want to play!

Sex: Girl
Date: Dec. 28th
Time: 7:30 pm
Weight: 7lb, 2 oz.
Length: 19 and 1/4 inches.

I wish you a quick and realtively painless delivery! We can't wait to get the news!

PS -- your belly looks GREAT!

Scrivener said...

So ... who won?

Scrivener said...

Oh, come one ... you haven't announced a winner yet? What're you waiting for? ;)

Dee Dee said...

Dec. 24
7 lbs. 14 ounces
21 inches

purple_kangaroo said...

I'm so glad you're home from work!

lovely said...

Ok I'm going with
7lbs 3oz

lovely said...

oh and make that a Girl I'm sure about the Girl part

Rev Dr Mom said...

So is it too late to make a second guess?

December 31
8:35 pm
8 lbs 10 oz.
21 inches

PPB said...

I'm revising mine to be new year's day at 12:06 a.m.A girl, sort of little and short.