Wednesday, March 9, 2011

36th Week: Guess Snickerdoodle's stats

Tomorrow I will be 37 weeks pregnant. When I made Noble's baby book I got to see a photo of myself at 36 weeks pregnant with Noble. Here is that photo for you all:

So just for comparison I took some photos of myself at 36 weeks and 2 days with this little Snickerdoodle. Here are a couple of those:

The first one is Jon's view and the second I took of myself, obviously,  in the mirror. Note my hair. Later that day I went to see my sister in law Diana and she chopped it off for me.

Here is what I look like this morning, a day before 37 weeks:
Here is a closer up on the new hair.
So today I am 16 days away from giving birth. I am officially due on March 31st. I have never had a baby before my due date. I don't really want to have another baby in April. That is the month Camille was born and I want to save that month as hers. I like to focus the month on Easter and Camille. Jon and my anniversary is March 27th. So I have decided that I am going to have the doctor induce me on March 25th. I would rather spend the next 18 years planning birthday parties before my anniversary and then being able to relax and enjoy time with Jonathan rather than spending my anniversary stressing out about a birthday party.

I know it sounds silly to induce for all those reasons, but I live so far from the hospital that the Dr. wants to induce me anyway and I am in so much pain with this pregnancy that I am fully voting for the sooner the better. Some mornings I wake up and think, "geez, can I just get the epidural now?" Noble's pregnancy was so much easier. I was so much stronger and in so much less physical pain. Doing pilates really helped me physically with that pregnancy. This one I was sick for so long that by the time I felt well enough to get back to pilates I was already 7 months and didn't feel good about starting to exercise at that point.

Anyway, so I scheduled to be induced at 4 a.m. on March 25th. I will be 39 weeks and 1 day. My last 3 babies I have been just a couple days over my due date. Noble was 8 lbs. 12 ozs. Camille was 7 lbs. 7 ozs. and Lauren was 9 lbs. 4 ozs. I was a full week over my due date with Ann Marie and she was 8 lbs. 6 ozs. and Sabrina's due date was questionable but she was 7 lbs. 14 ozs. Their heights ranged from 19 to 21.5 inches.

So does anyone want to guess how big this baby will be? Let's see who can guess closest!


Rebecca said...

I'll guess 8 lbs 3 oz and 20 inches.

The Lucksters said...

I'll say 8lbs 10oz and 19 inches.

dswillis said...

8lbs 7oz and 20.5" long

Anonymous said...

8 lbs,5 oz
20 inches
(if born on the date you've chosen)

You look adorable, by the way.

Jennie said...

8 lbs, 8 oz, 20.5 inches. :)

Lia said...

Love the new hair style and dispite this pregnacy being difficult you look amazing.

8lb 4oz 20.5 inches

Carolyn said...

Steph, you are looking so cute! I know I hated hearing that when I was 9 months pregnant... but you really do look good! My guess is this doodle will be a 9lb-er. With your body hurting so bad, I think he is a doozy. Good luck Steph!!!

Kelly said...

Hmmmmm...i'm so bad at this! I'll guess 8lbs 10oz and 21 inches long.

I'm glad you are in the home stretch. My last baby (#4 and our first boy) was really hard on my hips and I couldn't wait to have him. He came 4wks early according to my due date, but we think it was wrong all along. And guess what? He was born on our anniversary! I was due August 13 and he came July 22. I didn't like the thought of "sharing" the date, but we've done really well with it.

Good luck and God Bless!

Anonymous said...

8 lbs. 8 oz. 19.5 inches. Hope all goes well!


Judy said...

You look amazing for being 37 weeks pregnant & I love your hair!! I'm guessing an even 8 lbs. & 19 in. Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

8 lbs 14 ozs and 20.5 inches.

You look great, love the new haircut.

Congrats and best of luck on delivery day.

Take care.

jacs said...

Hmm...8lbs 5oz and 19 1/4".

Our first was born on our first wedding anniversary. We joke that it made that first one easy as far as gifts. 'Here, you are a Mommy/Daddy'. lol. Of course, now we don't get to go out on our anniversary and that's okay. We just go on another night and have double to celebrate that day. Our second has her birthday four days before (did I mention this is all the week before Christmas! We changed things up a bit by having our third in February just a week and a half ago). Anyway, your logic made me chuckle because I so understand. :)

Best of luck!!

Correen said...

I'm voting for 9 lbs. 4 oz. and 20.5 inches.

Anonymous said...

8 lbs 2 ounces 20 1/2 inches :)

Cute haircut!!!

Blessings for a safe and healthy delivery!! Julie Sacramento

Joyce Kay said...

Love your new hair style. You look great at 37 weeks pregnant. I'm going to guess this baby will weigh 8lbs 3 oz and 20 inches long.
I just love babies! We have 5 and my husband says NO more. I'd love to have a couple more but....I'll just love the ones that God has given us.

Cheryl said...

I am guessing 7lb 7 oz and 20 inches long!

Heidi said...

I am guessing 7lbs 10oz...20in

Crustacean Queen said...

Yea, I love this game!!! I'm going with 7lbs 13oz and 21in. BTW, love the darling hair cut! (Did I ever tell you I started a Stephanie's quote page on my computer? You're one amazing woman!--Thanks!)

tiffunny said...

Since I won Noble's guessing contest, I'm figuring my lucky streak is over, but I'm going to play anyways. I guess 8 pounds 4ounces and 20 and 3/4 inches.

Grandma B said...

I'm guessing 9lbs 3 1/2oz and 19 1/2" honor of my only son's birth weight! He is 37 now.

My prayers are with you and little boy Waite.

Jan S said...

Hmm...I was going to guess 8.8, but someone else already took that, so I'll guess 8 lbs 9 oz and 20.5 inches long.

I think you look terrific!!! And I don't blame you for not wanting a baby in April or on your anniversary. It's your 6th baby, you're the pro, you need to do what is right for you!

We're all praying for you Stephanie! And let's face do have some pretty awesome help from above, so I have no doubt it will all be fine. :)

nina said...

7 lbs 12 oz. and 20 and 1/4 inches long.

Marcy said...

oh, the 25th is a great day!! You know my baby Dax was born that day!! Good luck hun!! Love ya!