So if you are following me you will notice that my Due Date Ticker took a big jump today. This is not becuase my due date was wrong just becuase we are not going to wait till my due date. Let me tell you why...
My family tends to produce babies that are little chubby wubbies. I was pretty normal at 7lbs 8oz, my brother was a bit bigger at 10lbs. Yep I said 10lbs, and mom had him naturally, I just can't even think about that with out my cervix hurting. My grandmother had normal or small babies but they were either early or she was smoking. Mom was the only one that got a smidge bigger and she was just under 8lbs. Now my great grandmother is the end all and beat all of this story, none of her babies were under 10lbs, none of the three. Ladies and gentlemen I would have probablly stopped after one if she was 10lbs. The kicker is that there is no history of Gestational Diabetes we just grow them big.
For my expereince Boogie was a week early and 8lbs 12oz. I was in labor for 14 hours, pushed for 2 hours, had to have an episiotomy to help her out and she still broke her poor little shoulder during delivery. There is nothing that will make you feel worse then knowing that bringing your child into this world you broke her shoulder. So to try to avoid that scenerio again I have scheduled an induction for the 15th of Febraury if Addison does not grace us with her presence by then.
The only thing is, February 15th puts her further along then Boogie was when she was born, so I am still apprehensive and gearing up for another long labor and big baby. I just look at those cute little newborn clothes and laugh my butt off, no child of mine would fit into those. Ha ha ha, my girls could eat your newborns for dinner..ha ha!!
My doctor will not induce before 39 weeks unless medically nesseccary and while a big baby could be medically nesseccary not life threatening at the moment, so I wait and I pray.
I pray that maybe just maybe baby Addison will make her apperance a bit early.
Maybe god will hear my nightly prayers to give me just an almost 8lbs baby instead of an almost 9lb baby.
Mostly though I just pray for a healthy baby, that dosen't need a stay in the NICU like her big sister did.
That isn't born with knots in her chord that meant it was lucky she was still with us like her big sister did.
That has 10 gorgeous fingers and 10 gorgeous toes and is healthy and happy even if she is 10lbs. I'll live my mom did (although I think she has some secret revenge planned for my brother later in life)
So sometime before the 15th of February I hope I will be able to present a healthy happy (possibly smaller then her big sister) baby Addison to you.
Cross your fingers and say your prayers!!