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June 7, 2011

The Promised Belly Shot (36 weeks)

I'm really not one that enjoys having my picture taken when I am pregnant.  I have never liked it and I've been told by some well-meaning folks that I'll regret not having any.  But I have to say...whenever I look back at photos I allowed to be taken of me when pregnant with Sarah, I am glad I haven't allowed that many with the subsequent babies.  I think most women are absolutely adorable pregnant, but unfortunately, I don't think God gave ME that particular gift.

But, I did allow Craig to take a belly photo of me tonight with strict instructions to crop as much of me out of it as possible.  And being the wonderful husband he is, he followed directions.  :)

So, here's my belly as I embark upon the 36-week mark of pregnancy #5:

I'm really excited tonight because the first of the pregnant ladies at church had her baby today!  There's another one due very soon, and then I am next!  :)  The lady who had her baby today had a boy, the lady who is due knows her baby is a boy and I know I have a boy!  So we will have three boys at church/school all born within a month of each other.  I think that is very cool.  :)

Funny update from my doctor appointment yesterday:  He wants to schedule an ultrasound to check the size of the baby.  Really?!?!  Okay, I love my doctor.  He's a great NFP-only, cautious, pro-life, all about taking care of the mother and the baby kind of doctor.  He's terrific.  But again...Really?!?!?  What is paying for another ultrasound going to gain us with this pregnancy?

Here are the sizes of the babies I have delivered:
Sarah - 9 pounds, 9 ounces; 21 inches (8 days past due date)
Dani - 8 pounds, 10 ounces; 19 inches (10 days before due date)
Helen - 9 pounds, 8 ounces; 21 inches (3 days before due date) 
Dominic - 9 pounds 2.75 ounces; 21 inches (2 days after due date)

Newsflash Doc:  I HAVE BIG BABIES

He said we'd discuss next week, I still think I'll see about declining that.  I just don't see the point.  Now if he had something ELSE he wanted to check (other than baby's size), maybe I'd do it...but I don't need to pay another $150 to have someone tell me what I already know...that I have a big baby in this here womb.

I do have a few posts that are just sitting in my drafts.  I just don't have the energy to write much right now, but I think that's okay.  I really don't have the energy to do very much of anything.  I just waddle around the house, waddle around work, waddle on the bus, waddle home from the bus stop...you get the picture.


  1. Adorable! Having babies close in age with friends is very fun!

  2. Aww I love big babies! I bet he'll be perfect, can't wait to see him!

  3. :) love it! Can't wait to 'meet' your newest little one.

  4. Great belly! And your shirt even still covers it, so your doing good. :) My midwife has always been nervous that I measure ahead, but I always measure ahead, and my babies have all been 8-9 pounds and 21-22 inches long. Pretty normal for me, I wouldn't worry about size either.

  5. Dude...All the talk about you being huge and not going to make it 'til the end is hog wash! I don't even make big babies and my belly usually looks like that at 25 weeks! You look amazing. True story :)


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