I’m sure she’s gonna have my butt

Just got back from my doctor appointment.
Everything is fine. Blood pressure was normal. No protein in the urine. The baby is in the head down position, but still high. I did gain 3 pounds in 2 weeks *oink*, that was really the only bad news.
I asked the doctor if he could estimate the weight of the baby. He said “I don’t want to scare you, but if I had to guess, I’d say she’s about 6 1/2- 7 pounds… and ya still have a month to go”
Lord Jesus. My boys were only 7.5 when they were born, and they were born just 3 days before their due date. I need to put her on a diet, because I refuse to push out a 9 pound baby!
I made an appointment for every week for the next four weeks. This is all happening so fast. Before you know it, I’ll be posting pictures of my sweet little girl.
Oh how time flies…

10 thoughts on “I’m sure she’s gonna have my butt

  1. Joelle

    Dude, don’t worry about losing the weight. You can totally do it. AND, think of all the ass hauling you’ll be doing with 3 kids, one being an infant… the walks alone! And breast feeding burns calories!
    And now they have LIGHT frappuccinos. (Down with the White Mocha!) You’ll be back at fighting weight in no time.
    But yeah… 9 lb kid. Ow.

  2. Adelle

    I agree with Joelle. I had a friend who was very overweight to begin with, and when she had her baby, hauling him everywhere made her lose all of the weight and then some!

  3. hed

    You can do it! Mine was just under 9 pounds, and we’re both still alive. You seem a lot tougher than me, too! No way I was going without an epidural!
    Can’t wait to see her!

  4. Chelle

    You have to know their estimates are almost always wrong. And it seems like they always estimate high. But even if she does turn out to be 9 pounds, you can do it! My last kid was 10 pounds, and it wasn’t too bad. Of course that was 3 1/2 years ago, so that could be baby-birthing amnesia talking.

  5. BillH

    While I can’t even begin to imagine the pain of childbirth, I think you might be welcoming the chance to “push out a 9 pound baby”. What is the alternative? As Bill Cosby said, “It needs to cook more?” ;^)

  6. Mellissa

    My husband was over 9lbs at birth. His mother was over 10lbs at birth. I was just over 5lbs at birth. I am now 95lbs. When I get pregnant, I think I am going to be praying that the baby takes after me and not my husband.

  7. Maggie

    My husband was 11lbs 4oz when he was born. His sister was 11lbs 6oz. Their mother was 102lbs (5’2″) at the time.
    So.. it could be much much worse.
    I know that’s not necessarily gonna help, but… just keep it in mind?

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