Tuesday, June 8, 2010

40 Weeks

The 'big day' is supposed to be tomorrow - the doctor doesn't really expect that to happen.  But, I'm in good company. Did you know that at least 50% of babies are not born by their due date?  The percentage is even higher for first time moms.  And technically, you aren't considered 'over-due' until about 42 weeks as a 40 week pregnancy is really just an average.  Some babies just take longer to cook! (clearly mine will be one of those unless he decides to arrive in the next 36 hours.)

Grams Hylton came into town on Sunday night on a mission.  The mission?  Operation Grandchild. (of course!) It's great to have some company and some help around the house as the due date comes (and hopefully doesn't go by).  We are walking everyday and I'm spending a lot of time on the birthing ball trying to get the baby to move just a little further down.  Let's hope that this kid doesn't take after his father and show up just before it's time for the grandparents to head home and back to work.

Congrats to the Wade family on the addition of their little girl Katie who was born this Tuesday morning - 6lbs 7oz. No, we are not going to play matchmaker, but we assume (and hope) that the two kids will be very good friends. 

Mom and Dad 
Mom and Dad are still 'ready to go' at any time. We are on high alert as we know that the number of days separating us from meeting our little boy are dwindling down quickly.  Or slowly depending on which side of the fence you land on.  But seriously, we are ready to go whenever that alarm bell rings. 

Again, nothing new with the baby this week. The average size of a baby at birth is 7.5 lbs and 20 inches long.  Of course, we know that our big boy was more than 6 lbs a month ago, so I expect him to be between 8 and 9 lbs now.  We will have an ultrasound next Friday the 18th if the big day still has not come yet. He is still getting stronger and bigger (maybe not so much bigger now as many babies do not put on any additional weight after about 39 weeks).  But the time spent inside is beneficial, and as babies come only when they are ready, I suppose we will be patient a little longer!

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