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!