Thursday, October 09, 2008

Weekend update

Today's ultrasound revealed a reasonable 8.5-9.5 pound baby. Whew! We're still planning an early delivery due to complications.

40 comments:

Martie said...

Praying for a safe and healty delivery!

Blessings,
~Martie

SusieH said...

Prayers for a safe delivery of your little one...

Deb Burton said...

Wow, healthy baby! Both of mine were over 8 pounds, too. Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy and a resounding Atta Girl for keeping your diabetes under control!
Deb Burton

Mrs. Pivec said...

Said a prayer for all of you today. Here's to a healthy and happy delivery and babe! :)

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

I'm glad things are checking out well! Take it easy and keep us posted!!

nea said...

oh, good luck. each pregnancy and delivery has its own little quirks, doesn't it?

Southerner said...

I had a lot of fluid, too. The doctors always mentioned that wow, I had a lot. One even nick named my son Noah(the flood, oh I hope you all got that!) I pray all will go easy for you and the little one. I wouldn't know what to do with a teeny baby, my smallest was 8lb 13 1/2 oz and biggest was 10 lb 14 oz with two more over 10 lbs and one 9 lb 14 oz. They are so juicy! Just wanna kiss um too death. Love the little rolls and fat little thighs and little bitty fingernails. Oh, I need to do the church nursery or babysit.

Tracey said...

SO TELL US WHEN THE DELIVERY IS!!! DON'T MAKE US WAIT TOO!!!

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Delivery date depends on the results of next week's amniocentesis.

Because gestational diabetes/too much fluid can delay lung development 2-3 weeks, we have to make sure the baby will be able to breathe (even though at 37 weeks plus, he's technically "term.")

Catherine at Frugal Homemaker Plus said...

Good luck Meredith! I'm praying for you!

Catherine at Frugal Homemaker Plus said...

Good luck Meredith! You're in my prayers.

katrina said...

Oh Meredith, I am so excited for you,
and hope all goes well.

You're so blessed!

Katrina

Jennifer said...

I hope everything goes well and that you and baby stay safe. Good luck! I hope the head is at least small LOL.

Charity Grace said...

My babies have all been on the large side too. Praying you'll have a wonderful birth! BLESSINGS!!!

Sallie @ a quiet simple life said...

Meredith,

I remember those last four weeks. Every day I wanted to go into labor because I was so uncomfortable and so tired of the regulated diet. And every day I knew it was for the best that I didn't.

Here's something to try if you haven't done it before. Measure your calves right before your delivery. I think I lost something like two and a quarter inches around my calves within a week of having Caroline. I could not believe how swollen my legs were! Two inches doesn't sound like much, but if you actually put the tape measure out to where it was, it is hard to believe.

Praying for a safe and joyful delivery!
Sallie

Shannon M said...

I'll be praying! My last two were a little early and we didn't have any real breathing problems. I hope everything goes smoothly for you. I can't wait to meet the little guy:)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

God's blessings to you and hoping for a fast and easy labor.

Blessings,

Sher

Tubo Family said...

Meredith, hope the amnio has good news week and both you & baby will be ready for his arrival. Thank you for these links, they are so providential as my sister in Myrtle Beach was just referred to MUSC for opinion on her two second trimester pregnancy losses. So far the local drs. have had no answers. Blessings to you. Alison

Anonymous said...

Oohh! How exciting! Wishing you all the best!

SB in Michigan

Anonymous said...

I am saying prayers for you, sure hope all goes well. Roxie

Anonymous said...

praying and waiting to hear!

deb meyers

Stephanie said...

Meredith, hang in there. You are almost done! And you've done an awesome job taking care of baby boy! We are all praying for a healthy baby, healthy mommy, and a complication-free delivery. Also prayers for the amnio that it doesn't hurt and that you get good news about little man's lungs. :) :)

Elizabeth said...

Prayers for a safe and happy delivery.

Caroline said...

Praying for a quick, easy, and safe delivery for you and that precious baby boy! You might not like me for this, but I'm going to start the deluge of name suggestions (Although I'm sure you've had a name picked out for months!) Adam: an "A" name to be like his big bubby Andrew!

Mary Ellen ~ Carolina Momma said...

Sending prayers your way for a healthy and safe delivery!

Joy of Frugal Living said...

Dear Meredith,

I'm praying for you and your little one. I hope everything goes well.

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Praying for a safe and fun delivery!!!

BankingPennies said...

I hope you have a great delivery and a very relaxing (feet up type) of "Waiting period" until the day!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and the baby, Meredith!
Laurie in FL

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness - a BIG baby!
Can't wait ...

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I was out with the Nester today and she was raving about you. I couldn't believe that I hadn't found your blog before, but I am so glad she steered me your way. Congrats on the blessing to be. :)

Cat said...

I found the article about the amnio interesting. I've had two induced at 37 weeks (due to my medical conditions, not baby size) and amnio was never even mentioned. I'll know to push for it if this happens in the future.

Hoping that all goes well in your upcoming delivery!

Anonymous said...

Prayers for your amnio and future labor/delivery. I had two marginally early 36-37w and 3 at 39-40 weeks and there was a difference in developement and health between the groups. Lay on your left side often, it helps reduce the swelling.
-kattmaxx

Domestic Accident said...

Meredith, best wishes for a safe delivery. Saying prayers for you and looking forward to a picture of your new addition.

Anonymous said...

Big baby doesn't necessarily translate to healthy baby. My grandson was over 11 lbs., and they had to check his blood sugar levels every hour. They told us that big babies often have low blood sugar levels.

I hope all goes well, Meredith, and that your little son is perfectly healthy!

ancient one said...

Praying that all goes well.. one of mine was over 9 pounds..

Catz said...

Hello! Just looking in to wish you good luck and to let you know that I was a big baby 9lb4oz (52 yrs ago mind) Can't wait to see some photos of your lovely baby! Love your blog btw
Take care of yourself!
Catz x

simplybrandy said...

I'm praying for you and your little one!

Sheila said...

Praying for your delivery with your new little angel!

I had a friend who had an 11 1/2 pound baby last week--and she survived! So you can do it! Hugs!

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Jennifer F. said...

Somehow I missed this post. Congratulations!! Because of medical issues my pregnancies have to be induced as well. Though I've always been a fan of letting things occur naturally, I have to say that it all went much better than expected, for both me and the babies. Praying that you have a great experience and a healthy baby!