Monday, September 29, 2008


So, I'm still pregnant. I think I will be forever. Or for at least another 2-4 weeks. It shouldn't be a big deal, as I'm not actually due until the 11th. (Also, Saturday night I had the worst contraction, and it hurt so bad I'm kind of happy to leave him in here until next March, to avoid that kind of pain again.)

But, I kind of need to get him out.

1- I'm bigger than I've ever been in my life. (Well, it feels that way, but I did actually weigh more at the end (2 weeks overdue) with Essi. But, I started this pregnancy 20+ lbs lighter, so it feels like more.)

2- I really want to meet this little guy.

3- Heartburn sucks. There's no other way around it.

4- He's felt like he was going to fall out since early June.

5- I had a dream (back in July) that seemed very real, and was similar to a previous experience that turned out to be real, telling me that this little guy would come sometime between the 22-29. (Of I assumed September. If my dream meant October, I think I'd like an epidural now just to get me to the 29th of October.)

6- Everyday he's in there, he's getting bigger. The bigger he gets, the bigger his head gets, and guess who gets to push that thing out...

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to let you vote on this.. When would be the best time for this guy to come? What are your predictions? Whoever guesses the closest wins!

So, please vote. Even if you are a lurker, or if you've never commented, please do.

1~When will he come? (Date and time.)

***If you are closest you will win Either a cheap calendar or a cheap watch. (Think dollar store.)

2~How big will he be?

***You'll win a Big Hunk candy bar. (If they still make those.)

3~How long will labor be?

***You'll win a Magic Eraser.

***disclaimer*** It may be a month or longer before you get your prize. Also, only people in the states will be mailed a prize. (the 48 states...)

Some random facts to help you make your decision

*With both previous babies, I've been induced.

*Sariah on her due date, and Esther 2 weeks late.

*Sariah's labor was 24 1/2 hours on pitocin with an epidural.

*Essi's labor was 6 hours with pitocin with an epidural that did not work at all. (I'm still wondering where it all went..)

*This time we will not be being induced. (So, no pitocin speeding things up, or helping things along.) Unless there's some sort of major medical emergency, this will be a 100% au natural birth.

*Sariah was 9 lbs.

*Esther was 9 lbs 5 oz.

*I was 9 lbs 5 oz.

*There is the forementioned dream with the dates predicting the 22-29.

Anyway, so vote away!


Anonymous said...

I'm never good at these types of things, but here goes (I really want to win the candy bar!)

Date/time: October 13 at 7:45 a.m.

Weight/length: 9 lbs 6 oz, 22 inches long

Labor will be 7 1/2 hours.


Anonymous said...

Date/time: Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m.

Weight/length: 10 lbs., 3 oz., 21" long

Labor: 13-1/2 hrs. (sorry, so long)


Gezzi said...

Date / Time : Oct 4 @ 3:47am
Weight / Length : 9 lbs 4 oz, 21.5"
Labor : 10 hrs.


Dana, proud mommy of 3 said...

1~When will he come? (Date and time.)

How about Oct 13th at 11:34 pm

2~How big will he be?

9lbs 8.5 oz

3~How long will labor be?

um 9.5 hrs, heaven help you! LOL.

Anonymous said...

Date/time October 14 (also my b-day!) at around 8:45 pm

Weight/Length 7 lbs 11 ozs and 20 inches long

Labor: I figure and hope for your sake around 7 hrs.

Good Luck Tenise!

Brandi H

Andrea said...

Oh Tenise, when I read how long you labored for Sariah, my heart just went out to you. And also, for having to be 2 weeks overdue with Essi.
So my predictions are going to be hoping for an easier better time because you deserve it :)

Date/Time: Oct. 29, @11:15pm

Weight/length: 9lbs. 7oz. (okay, I did go higher than I hope you have to push out just for the fact that all of your babies have been 9lbs and over including yourself.

Labor will be: Here's hoping for 5 hours for ya!

I'm really happy for you and your family and I'll be praying for a quick, easy and safe delivery!

Anonymous said...

Here's my guess (and I've never had a baby, nor has anybody close to me, so this is completely out of left field LOL!)

Date: Oct. 14 @ 6:40 AM

Weight: 10 lbs 1 oz, 24 inches long

Labor: 6 hours, 45 mins.

I hope it's an easy fast labor!

xoxo Rachael @ CP

Sherian and Co. said...

Man, oh man! I am really feeling for you right now. I think you are one brave woman for doing this natural. Especially after having the 'good stuff'. I think I would pass out at the thought.
I wouldn't want to wish you anything but a delivery starting in about 30 seconds, lasting 90 minutes, with a magical endorphin rush leading to 1 push and the delivery a healthy 6lb. beautiful baby boy!
(not to mention the dream of 22-29...was the amount of pounds you will shed before you leave the hospital!)

There's my wish/guess. Love ya!

Anonymous said...

1.When will he come?

October 9

2.How big will he be?

8 lbs, 4 ozs, 22 ins

3.How long will labor be?

8 hours

Lena Mary

Bridgette said...

October 18 at 5:23 AM
8lbs. 15oz. 20 inches long
Labor 5 hours 23 minutes

Tara said...

October 19 at 1:25 p.m.
9 lbs 8 oz, 20 inches
Labor: 10 hours

Leslie said...

Congratulations Tenise! YGG! Can't wait to hear all the details!