Wednesday, June 30, 2010

34 Week Update! My Baby is a Whopper!

My momma and auntee have been in town helping doing all of my work! Thank GOD!  They have been working so hard getting the nursery finished up! Shout out to my Nonie too who helped sew all the pretty panels you see behind me.  ( More about that later)

I was also pretty excited that they got to go with us to the Doctor today, for the big baby reveal. I have been sooooo curious about my dinosaur baby and how big he is. Erik almost had me convinced that it was all in my head, but the doctor confirmed all and more today.
We first went to get an ultrasound. Mom and Erik got to sit in there for that, and when I asked her how big he was, she said she was scared to tell me!
  I was measuring 39 weeks instead of 33/34. She said Fenn has a very large head and is 7lbs 5 oz.  ( I know all that jazz about how the measurements can be off etc but there is alot going on here than just an ultrasound like how gigantor I am, and genetics) anyway, after the ultrasound we met with my doc.
He said, basically in these situations with such a big baby and so much amnio fluid they check a few things, first being gestational diabetes. I passed that test, and was not even close to not passing.
  Second would be birth defects and he said he is 100% Ok so that is not it ( praise God), and next would just basically be his genetic makeup and that he is just a big baby in over 95th percentile for size. ( Erik was a BIG baby) and that he will start watching me closely to see how much bigger Fenn gets and he went on to talk about how to get him out of there, and why etc. He said he would NOT be taking him early b.c big babies have harder time breathing early or something like that.
So that leaves me with a few thoughts:
-  I still think I am further along that the doc thinks!
-  Dang! HE really does have to come out, and that's scary. None of the options for exit sound very pleasant for me. 
- Having a whopper baby does make me feel somewhat better about my massive weight gain. We are up to FORTY pounds now peeps. Thats ALOT! My legs are officially tree trunks. as you can totally see documented in these pics.

Now I realize that these pics are not flattering ( I am sure the grandparents are horrified that I have posted them) , and I look gargantuan, but honestly... I'm just keepin it real with ya'll, cause in real life I am very pregnant, HOT, tired, and could care less about how fat I am, or how uncute I look.
In real life, I go to the pool every chance I get so that I can cool down and float some of this heavy baby for a minute.
In real life, I am officially bigger than my hubby. I bet I weigh more than he does too!
In real life, I think my hump looks better tan than white, and since its 2010 and peeps don't hide pregnancy anymore its OK to wear a bikini. I know that offends some people, and I am sorry, but it is what it is.

The only baby changes I have had lately are he is awake more and staying up later at night. Have not felt all that great, because everything just makes me tired! The Nursery is finally complete and I will blog that soon! 

So all in all, the time is near and that is very exciting for me! I had never made a "birth plan" or given that any thought whatsoever, just for this reason. Things change, none of this is in my control, That's God's job and so I'm OK with however it goes.  Ya'll feel free to tell me your experience and tips and such. I enjoyed all the facebook comments I got! There are a
lot of big babies out there! dang!

PS . I purchased this thing at BBB and LOVE it. I can now have my plate and computer close to me without touching my big belly! Its so nice! It slides over couch or wherever I am and has adjustable heights and folds up for storage under the couch!


AndreaLeigh said...

My birth plan was "get him the heck out of there." Ha! Glad I didn't make one, because nothing went like I thought it would.

How odd - you are so small and petite (and I am not) and you are having the gigantic baby while I had an itty bitty. I wonder how big Fenn will be when he's 6 months old? Cooper is 18 pounds!!!!! He's almost quadrupled his birth weight.

I'm really glad to hear your doctor doesn't want to take him early. After 36 weeks the chances of anything bad happening go down drastically. Anything above that and you risk the lungs not being fully developed. He'll come in his own time - I am sure you don't want to hear that, so I'll shut my mouth.

Girl, I have so much sympathy for you. The good thing about Cooper was that he was small and I didn't hurt as much as some other women did there at the end. You must be dying!

But you sure do look cute in your bikini!!

Natasha said...

bless your heart!!! he is definitely a big baby but the greatest thing is to know he is HEALTHY!! can't wait to see pics of this little guy when he finally makes his debut =)

Linzy said...

You look beautiful and always will. You are about to be a mommy! Enjoy the last few weeks of your pregnancy. Love you and miss you!

Hotdog said...

You look great! Hang in there.

grizaham said...

It amazes me to think that he is going to be out of you and int care in about a month!!! What!!!!

Cory Holder said...

You might have your baby before me! Whoa! I agree with Andrea about birth plan...the birth plan is to get him out safe and sound. Roll with the punches LG! Also, you look adorably pregnant...rock that bump! Fenn will be Walker's body I am probably having a little guy! ;)

Courtney said...

You look great! Good luck with the last couple of weeks! Can't wait to meet him!

Jessica said...

Love you in your bikini!

Susannah said...

Awww Laura, you look amazing! Don't be worried about his size, it will all work out! But, you know your body best, and if you think you are further along or feel like he will come early, then listen to it. :D I cannot wait to see the nursery reveal and I can't wait to see you this weekend! I know you are miserable with the heat and your size, it sucks a big one, but it is almost over and you will have your body back!!!
Love you!

Mississippi Candice said...

I think you look ADORABLE in your bikini!!!! Good luck with the HUGE baby!!!

The Macons said...

you look sooo cute! Can't wait to see you this weekend and I want to see the nursery!! Love you!

San said...

Laura you still look cute as ever...I know all about big babies..just take care of yourself and the rest will happen..I think Fenn will be a chunker...can't wait...

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Girl you are ROCKING that swimsuit -- LOOKS DARLING!!!!! It's almost time for that baby to make the debut!


Wait, I commented on the wrong one... this is the post I laughed so hard I couldn't talk. These later pregnancy stages are bringing out the humour big time!!! Love it!

Tonya and Starr said...

Again I say, you are the cutest pregnant woman :-) Strobs didn't even know you were pregnant so he sends his congrats!!!

Artsy Fartsy said...

I think you look fantastic! I am only about 1 week farther along than you, and I totally identify. I'm not having a whopper, but I sure feel like one! Love the nursery for baby is fantastic!

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