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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Elijah Neal {37 weeks}

Just got home from my 37 week ultrasound/appointment and Eli's estimated weight is 8 lbs. 5 oz. already and we have two more weeks to go! The estimation can vary by 1 lb. in both directions so he is anywhere between 7 lbs. 5 oz. and 9 lbs. 5 oz...With two more weeks to go, he will gain about two more pounds...can you say, "Good Gravy!" And, it doesn't look like I'm going to go into labor before my induction on the 23rd or 24th (I'll be 39 weeks and 2 days at that point). I have been 1 cm dilated since last week and haven't made any progress as of today.  I'm thinking that I am just one of those women who carry their babies longer...I went 42 weeks with Josiah and my water broke the night before my scheduled induction...he was 9 lbs. 8 oz...I really do not want to be induced, because I would rather Eli come on his own time, but that could be 4 weeks from now and he is already huge! I know that I have joked around about having big babies, but in all seriousness, I would like to ask you to pray for me and for Elijah.  I will not go into detail about Josiah's birth but it was very traumatic and endangered both of our lives.(if you really want to know, you can read my "birth story" under my notes on facebook).  I'm praying for a completely different experience this time and I ask that you would too! Thanks!

I'll leave you with some of the ultrasound pics from today:

yep, definitely a boy!

wonder where he gets the big feet from?

boom! boom! firepower! : )

big ole' hands just like Mommy, Daddy and Josiah!

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