1 April ~ Dismal progress and Glorious Overestimations

I wish I could bring myself to play the April Fools' card and say that I was in labor or better yet that Lincoln had arrived today, but I just can't. It just seems like such a cruel joke... especially on my own fragile psyche. I'm SO beyond ready to meet the little man and SOOOOOO ready to not be large and in charge anymore.... so the truth of the matter is, I'm still fat and sassy and knocked up.

Outside of that, today I had my sono to gauge how big Lincoln is and my second "real check" for progress you know where (sorry if that conjured any visual you'd now like to erase).... anyway, for the past 2 or so months, the doctors have continued to scare me that this baby was huge with a capital H and always measuring ahead of scale. And since his daddy weighed in close to 10 lbs, I was terrified to say the least. Not to mention the other scary factor in the deal is that the baby daddy has a big noggin (no seriously, B-I-G) as does Lincoln's sweet little sister (let's just say 22% in weight and 90% in head circumference!!) This is all to say that this is what I've been mentally preparing for... until today. Hallelujah! Baby Lincoln is estimated to only be 6 lbs 2 oz right now and 18 1/2 inches long, with (thank the Lord) my normal-sized head! (= That's still above average on weight and length, but by no means is he gonna pack on nearly 4 lbs in the next few weeks to get him to the 10 pound (insert scream) range, so I'm elated!

Anyway, as for progression, I am still only dilated to a 1 (bummer)... I was hoping for some more progress.... and am effaced 50%. None of this really tells me anything. Could be tomorrow, next week, or God forbid longer. Anyway..... now we just wait and I continue on with the randomness that is nesting.


Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

I can't believe you're so close to Mr. Lincoln's arrival! Enjoy this last part of your pregnancy! How exciting!

Jennie said...

I am sorry that you haven't had more progress, but I am so happy for you to know that he isn't huge!The good news is that with this being your second, you can go from 0 to ready to go in no time flat. The little prince is going to be here so soon!!