White Flag

May 1, 2008

This is probably the last (intrauterine) picture of my boy:

It’s not the best picture, not least because he’s a bit squished up in there and he wouldn’t hold still and so what might otherwise be a sweet sideways view of his wee face turned out to be a sweet sideways view of a wee face with two noses and four eyes. Which, you know, wouldn’t stop us from loving him with all our hearts, but still. It doesn’t matter, though, two eyes or four: it’s a picture. It’s him.

This picture was taken two days ago, when I was 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant. His estimated weight, at time of picture taking?

7 LBS 12 OZ.

With over three weeks to go until my supposed due date, he weighs 7 lbs and 12 oz. And he’s been trying to punch and kick his way out for days now. No wonder my body has started advanced labor training already: I just might be facing childbirth on a par with the Battle of Thermopylae, where my nether regions are the pass at Thermopylae and this child is the Persians.

Whether I end up like Leonidas remains to be seen. At this point, I’m already conquered, so it doesn’t really matter, does it? Take the pass, my fetal Xerxes, and just try not to break anything, please.


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    Anonymous May 2, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    here is the link.

    watch it. seriously. hopefully you will think twice about wanting a c/s for your huge baby.

    Her Bad Mother May 3, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Anon – my OB has no intention of giving me a c-section. My comment to her, noted, in my last post was tongue-in-cheek. Which is not to say that I don’t have my moments of wanting this baby out BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE, but at the moment, no. That was meant to convey my desperation.

    one smarmy mama May 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    The whole “omgz big baybee!” thing annoys me and honestly kind of offends me.

    I have nothing to compare it too…..I’ve had two “big” babies (both 9 1/2 lbs). I don’t really think it was that bad, but then again, I’ve never pushed out a 7lb er so who knows. But……what’s so wrong with big babies? Back before the c section rate was alarmingly high, women had them all the time, no problem. Big babies mean more baby chub to love! I’m 34 weeks and crossing my fingers for a 10lber. :)

    Her Bad Mother May 3, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    one smarmy mama – I have nothing against big babies – Wonderbaby was big, though it was in her giant head – it’s just that a) I am so freaking MASSIVE and in constant pain from the false labor and MASSIVOSITY of my belly that it’s hard to not feel a little frustrated, and b) I had a very difficult birth with Madame Big Head and am not looking forward to another one.

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