Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A fat baby's a healthy baby!

Alright, here is a new vote Grandma Terry suggested. I will take responsibility for supplying the prize for this one.

Take a vote on how much Lydia will weigh. No doubling up on the same weights (because there is only one prize you know).

P.S. Funny thing, we went to the Doctor yesterday, (March 30th), and got an ultrasound to measure her growth; we know about how much she'll weigh. :o)

Em's Mom~ 7lb 8oz
Rachael~ 7lbs 6oz
Steve & Jaimee~ 8lbs 3 oz
Ryan~ 8 LBS 5 Oz
‎Anita~ 7 LBS 7 OZ
Talia~ 9lb (?!)
Angie~ 8lb

"A fat baby's a healthy baby!" ... but not TOO fat- for her delivery please. :)

Monday, March 28, 2011


Can you believe that a woman is pregnant for 3 months less then a year?? I can't, and I have almost finished the journey minus 4 days + how ever many days I stay pregnant after the due date.
9 months... Yikes.
Did you know that, on average, goats are only pregnant for 5 month, beavers 3 months, cats and dogs for 9 weeks, and mice for only 21 days? I guess if I settled for only 5 months or 21 days our baby would come out either looking like a hairy kid who eats all the garbage or a bald rodent. Elephants are pregnant for 2 years, so maybe 9 months is a good happy-medium...
I am ready to have our baby, to meet her, and to get my body back :o)
I'm sure you've heard of them, but have you guys ever really looked up the natural ways to induce labor early? (I'm sure you have if you've been pregnant before!).

  • In parts of Asia, acupuncture has been used for centuries to jump-start labor. (No thanks)
  • Long walks (however "they" say long walks are good exercise to prepare for labor, not to start it)
  • Pineapple
  • Spicy foods
  • Castor oil (Interesting and logical thing I read about food, " There's no direct connection between the stomach and the uterus. So, there's no reason to think a particular type of food will stimulate contractions
And the best ones:
  • Blowing up balloons: the theory is that the build up of abdominal pressure encourages labor to start.
  • Rent a sad movie and cry like crazy
  • Glass of wine - Consult your doctor! (What?!)
  • A really bumpy car ride
  • Watch a really funny movie and laugh until you pee
  • Get down on all fours and shake that booty
  • Talk to your baby and tell him/her it’s OK to come out now (...Hahaha!)
Now, even though I am making fun of them, it doesn't mean I haven't tried some... :o)
(Not counting having a drink of wine, oh brother.)

So, four more days until the due date (April 1st). Wednesday I have an appointment to get an ultrasound of the baby's growth. Until then, we will just practice our patience and see how things play out.

Friday, March 18, 2011

When will little Lydi be born?

Our parents and most of Ben's siblings and in-laws took votes on when Lydia will be born, being promised by Ben a prize for whoever gets it right, here are the dates of each individual votes. Emily's siblings need to vote too! Friends can vote also, I'm just not sure about you receiving a prize where you're not family... Ben's in charge! (Rule is only one vote per date, no doubling up on the same day).

Em's Mom~ March 19
Sara~ March 20
Ericka~ March 21
Nats~ March 23
Em's Dad~ March 24
Steph~ March 26
Mary~ March 27
Cordell~ March 28
Ben's Mom~ March 29
Talia~ March 30th
Joe~ March 31
Jake~ April 1
Ben's Dad~ April 2
Taylor~ April 3
Rachael~ April 4
Carrie~ April 5
Merena~ "Whenever Carrie has her baby!"

Take a vote and I'll post it! Hurry... It could be today... :o)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Weeks 38!!

9 months is 40 weeks but a baby is actually full term, they say, at 38 weeks and I'm 38 weeks! So if they baby is healthy, I'm ready TODAY!!I cannot wait to finally experience having a baby and meeting her, plus I believe it will be so much better waking up in the middle of the night to care for a baby verses waking up because my big belly made both my legs fall asleep...
Pregnancy is amazing though, the third trimester is the hardest time. Realizing the blessing of being able to have a little body be created in mine shows the great power of the Creator.
Ben and I are so blessed. Not only are we expecting a baby, but we are coming close to the end of another semester. This summer, Ben will fulfill his internship, (where that will be is a little up in the air right now), then finish his last 4 classes, and graduate with his CIT degree! He has done so good in school and because of his preparation he has made in the past, I can see our future full of opportunities.
So at this point our main focus is guessing when the baby will come, our family has taken votes of when Lydia will come and the soonest vote is this Saturday, it could happen!? When do you think she'll come? Anytime now and she should be healthy and plump. I saying St. Patties day, (tomorrow)!