|At 38.5 weeks on 8/17/12|
I'm still pregnant. No big surprise there, as I haven't hit my due date (8/28) yet. My doctor sees no reason to induce, for which I am grateful, so we're playing the waiting game.
In the meantime, I thought it might be somewhat fun to play a guessing game. I'd love people to take guesses on birthday, weight, and height, if only to keep me entertained today. Here's what you probably need to know to make an informed decision:
At 21.5 weeks, Baby Boy was measuring at 75% in the weight category. He has not been measured since then.
My due dates range from 8/24-9/1, depending on how they are measured. The earliest ultrasound gave us the 8/28 due date that my doctor and I are going by.
I was 8 lbs 2 oz, 21 inches at birth, but was also the third baby born to my mother. Her first baby was in the high 7 pound range, maybe 7 lb 14 oz or something like that. Now I'm 5'8" and usually around 150 lbs.
Believe it or not, my husband's birth certificate doesn't have his weight information on it, but we've been told that he was over 10 lbs at birth (as were his brother and sister). And he was the first born to his mother. I wish I had his exact height and weight for you, but I don't. Now my husband is 6'2" and usually around 200 lbs.
My mother says that her first baby was three weeks late, and her second and third babies were also late. Boy, I was excited when I heard that news! :-)
My bump is measuring right on track, and my weight gain has been about 25 pounds.
I don't feel completely miserable and uncomfortable. The baby has dropped and is preparing for his exit, but that's been the status quo for about two weeks now.
From what I can tell, Baby Boy seems like he'll be a perfectly normal birth weight, but the longer he stays in there, the bigger he's getting. So, my hopes for a normally-sized child are fading by the day.
Alright, I think that about sums it up.
Here's how the game is going to work. For each item that we're guessing (birthday, weight, height), I will give 3 points to the people who nail one of the guesses on the head, so one guess could net you a possible 9 points, and then you would be the winner! I will award 2 points for guesses that are one day, 1-2 oz, or up to 1/2 inch off the mark. I will award 1 point for guess that are two days, 3-4 oz, or up to 1 inch off the mark.
I know this sounds complicated, but I like doing simple math for fun, so I'll enjoy figuring out the winner.
The winner will receive a yet-to-be-determined awesome prize.
Because I'm wanting to increase the number of guesses, you can leave a guess as a comment here or as a comment on my Facebook thread with this link (but not both). I know that some people dislike leaving actual blog comments, so I'll concede to the power of Facebook this time.
Ready, set, go!