Important Dates…

Sometimes important days come and go.  Like my due date(Which was yesterday.) This baby will officially be a March baby……not a February one like we had hoped.  Little stinker.  We’re still hanging on for her to come but wow it’s hard to wait out these last few days (or another week?  Eek!).  I really am learning some patience.  Now grace, that’s what I may need to work on.
I do have to say, I am a bit nervous that this baby girl will come out a linebacker.
And what sort of girl wants to come out a linebacker?
My 4 year old girl weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces at birth.  And my almost 3 year old boy weighed 9 pounds 10 ounces (both induced right about their due dates)……..and this one?  I don’t know.  But I feel bigger than I did with the other two.  I’m pretty tall (5’11”) and offer great resort style comfort in my long abdomen for my babies.  No wonder they like to stay in and develop as long as possible.  It’s like they’re floating down the lazy river for 9 months at a high class pool resort.  Lucky them.

I know 8’6″ isn’t huge……but it’s still a pretty big baby.  Just check out the thighs on that little lady.  She came out with those yummy little rolls.  Oooh, I still remember that sweet day.

And then this guy……they didn’t even put him in newborn diapers.  And all the nurses came in to see the 10 pound baby.  Excuse me………9’10”.  Ha!  Just looking at this picture makes me want to scoop him up and smother him with kisses all over again.  Oh, that little squishy belly.  Ahhhhh……..


Can I tell you something that may knock your socks off?  I weighed 12 pounds, 2 ounces when I was born……and came out 3 weeks early.  My poor momma.  I was her biggest and her last baby.  Her doctor took me out early, via C-section, because she looked miserable.  I wish my doctor thought I looked miserable and would induce me already.  But that’s another story, bless his little heart.  Ugh.
(If you want to hear more of how my mother earned her angel wings carrying around 7 hefty babies………the short version is that 5 out of her 7 children weighed 10 pounds or more.  And the others weren’t lightweights either.  And to put your curious mind at ease, most of us were delivered C-section.)

But just check out this chunk-a-lunk of a baby.  Yep, that’s me.  Ha!  (It’s okay to laugh… and my siblings always did growing up.)  In my defense, my mom said I lost a pound of water within the first day.  My poor little swollen face.  I barely have eyes, they are so smashed from those chubby cheeks.

(I let my little boy see this picture and he said, “You was cranky mommy!”
Ha……I guess it looks that way!)

Don’t worry, my face stretched out a bit by the time I was 6 months.  (Or is this 8 months?  My mom will be here soon, I’ll have to ask her.)  But I still had those little rolls………probably until I started walking. 
Did your moms put little single curls on the top of your head, like mine did?

And excuse the ripped/tattered pictures.
I mutilated a lot of my baby pictures when I was a little girl, without my mom knowing.  Oops.

Anyway, I’m okay with waiting (well, depending on which moment you ask me)…….as long as she finishes developing just like she needs to.  Little chunky monkey.
So, all in fun…… husband and I have a friendly little bet.
We have made guesses as to how big this baby will be.
(Image source of baby and dog picture: Google Images.  Nope, not my actual baby.)
My guess is 10 pounds, 2 ounces and my husband’s is 10 pounds, 4 ounces.
Whoever wins between the 2 of us (or guesses the closest) will be able to make a purchase of some sort.  Who knows what…
But maybe the winner should be off dinner/dish/diaper duty for a month.
Unless I lose…..then that bet is off.  Ha.
We shall see really soon.
But whatever size she comes out, and whenever she decides to make her grand appearance……..she will be spoiled with snuggles by her momma (and her daddy will most likely be fighting me off for equal turns).  I love these roley-poley little babies that I get to love and squeeze on.  And have I mentioned that I melt at the scent of a brand new baby?
Awwww, I can’t wait.
Okay, enough with all of the baby talk.  I just can’t think of much else these days.  Wish us luck.  Or even better, throw a few prayers our way…….especially the kinds of prayers that assist in a sooner-rather-than-later delivery.

You know, so that I don’t actually deliver a linebacker. ;)

(Back to normal posting tomorrow.  Unless of course…..well, I don’t want to jinx myself.)

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169 Responses to “Important Dates…”
  1. 1
    Laura and family says:

    Oh, my gosh! In seriously dying for you. Mine were 6'2 and 5'11 and they FELT huge so I can only imagine. Wow. Super woman ;)

  2. 2
    Maggie says:

    Sending you thoughts and prayers for an easy and healthy delivery, both for Mamma and Baby! Can't wait to see pictures of your newest arrival. You have such gorgeous children. I feel like I know you just from reading your blog, and I adore you.

  3. 3
    Marian says:

    I was JUST thinking about you and whether your sweet baby had made her appearance yet!
    Yup, I'm preggo too, so that's all I think about (29 weeks).
    When was your due date? I want to guess on the weight too!!
    All the best!

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Checking in with you daily… I wis you the best of luck, I am due on 3/20, so I feel your anxiety. It's a beautiful thing, but I sure am ready to meet the new one!!

  5. 5
    The Clegg Family says:

    Totally know how you feel; Good Luck & enjoy that precious new one!

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    Amanda says:

    Oh boy! I feel the pain. My oldest wasn't so big, coming in a 7 lbs 3.2 ounces. But, I had the same feeling. I knew my second one was bigger. My doctor was guessing 8ish. The wonderful numbers came in and she was 9 lbs 14.6 ounces!!! I was shocked. I am nowhere near your height, hanging here at 5 feet 4 inches. Good luck with the little one and bless you for having those big babies!!!

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    Cherie@DragonfliezCreationz says:

    Oh sweetie, I feel for you. My first was 10 days late and weighed 8 lbs even, my second (2 years later) was 6 days late and 8'9.
    My third(10 years later) was taken 1 week earlier and only weigh 6'15, I developed PUPPP ( ) and I was miserable!

  8. 8
    Taylor {Sew Much Love} says:

    Girl I feel for you! My husband took me to a movie on my due date because I was so bummed out! After a few days they finally set an induction date and then I went into labor the day before so just get them to set an induction date!

    I'm sending prayers your way!

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    Andrea says:

    I have to admit that I laughed a little when I saw your baby picture, and your son is right, you do look a little unhappy.:) Your poor mother…I wonder how much you would have weighed if the doctor made her weight the three weeks or even just one more! I am curiou what hospital you were born in because my daughter got a similar shirt when she was born. She was born in southern AZ, and I remember you once mentioning that you grew-up in southern AZ. Good luck with the delivery! I always get so excited about births.

  10. 10
    Jenna says:

    Oh man!
    Hope she comes soon. :)
    Hope the birthing goes well. :)

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    Anonymous says:

    Wow! Best of luck. I follow your blog for the crafts, so I didn't realize you were past your due date. I feel for you though. I'm 5'4" and 110 lbs pre-pregnancy. My 1st was 10 lbs. The doctor apologized a lot for letting me go to my due date. My 2nd was monitored very closely, and they took her 2 weeks early due to size. But, turned out she just had a big head cause she only weighed in at 6 lbs 3oz. But, I think about waiting the two extra weeks and she could have been over 10 lbs again. Crazy that we can do that, huh?!? But, at least our babies are healthy :) Best of luck these last few days, and I hope that baby isn't too big!!

  12. 12
    Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    wow!!! 9 10, that was me, but I was 3 weeks late! Hope this one just FEELS bigger but is actually smaller…

  13. 13
    Andrea says:

    Wrong "weight." I meant "wait" and "curious" not "curiou."

  14. 14
    Brittany Lynn says:

    One of my good friends said that they wanted to have six kids. But when #s 1, 2, and 3 came out at 9'10, 10'7, and 11'5, she said she needed to stop. My son was 6'12, and I thought THAT was difficult. I must be a pansy.

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    Jewels says:

    There's nothing small about your baby girl. People around me have 7 lb. babies and think they're big. My son was 9 lbs, so I'm totally a big baby lover. I'm due in 4 weeks with #3 so I commiserate. I wish you the best of luck in delivering soon and in the non-linebacker category.

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    Anonymous says:

    Praying for a speedy delivery…Mine were big babies as well and I'm a big mama, but it makes no difference. I never got to enjoy the little newborn diapers or newborn biggest was 11 lbs 2 oz…
    That was big enough for me :)

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    Kelly and Lechelle says:

    If your little girl comes out at 10lbs 2 oz, you win something for guessing the closest. If she comes out ANY bigger, you should win something for having to put your vagina through so much. Seriously, you deserve a prize no matter what.

  18. 18
    The Pittmans says:

    8.8 lbs , 10.12 lbs , 8.5 lbs , and 10,11 lbs!

    I wish you the best of luck with what I'm sure is going to be an adorable little chunker! They feel sturdier anyways right? haha

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    Anonymous says:

    I was wondering why you hadn't put pictures of your daughter up, but now I know it's because you haven't had her! I bet you are so anxious! I was due feb 8th but had my daughter Jan 25th. I thought my daughter was huge at 7 11. I guess you have me beat with your giant babies. I'll be praying that you have an easy delivery and you and your little mess are healthy. Good luck and congrats!

    Ps- could be just by chance, but my friend went in to labr walking on the side of the curb, one foot on it, one foot off. Also, velveta Mac with hot sauce, bouncing on a yoga ball, squats, swinging on the swing…


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    Dorienne says:

    Good luck. My babies were big too. My miwife was guessing that our forth would be around 7 pounds just by looking at the way I was carrying. He ended up being 9lbs. Wishing you the best.

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    The Brownings says:

    Wowee! I love little chunks though! My little bug was 8lbs 13oz and I thought that was big enough ;)
    I bet your sweet little angel will be absolutely adorable, just like your 2 big kids! Who doesn't love rolls on fat little baby legs! They are just so fun to squish!
    Congrats and good luck with your delivery!!!!

  22. 22
    Andie says:

    Yes, my Mama put the single curl on my head. I was born in '83 and always thought the curl was a little dated even for then. What a cute baby you were! Prayers and well wishes your way :)

  23. 23
    Shantel says:

    Your a tough woman, mine were 5 lbs 8oz, and 3 lbs 9oz and both seemed plenty big to me :) All the best these next few days!

  24. 24
    DC1Weber says:

    I'm due on the 3rd and the doc doesn't think he'll be as big as his sister (9'5). We were also hoping for a February baby (my husband and I both have Feb. birthdays) but we will be happy when he finally comes!
    I'll keep checking to see how you are doing! :0)

  25. 25
    Emilee says:

    Good luck waiting. My daughter was 6 days late and was 9 lbs. 2 oz. (no c-section, just a 30 hr. labor!). And here's the kicker–I'm just shy of 5 feet tall. Don't know how she fit in there…

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    Keri says:

    I hope she comes soon! My little 2 year old was an 8'5' baby 3 weeks early. I can't imagine what it would have been like those last three weeks. Good luck and I can't wait to see pics. (Reading your post gave me a baby hunger I haven't had for a VERY long time.)

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    LivingstonClan says:

    Ok, so not to discount your moms amazing feats, because she still gave birth to huge babies, and lots of them, but I think they used to be pretty bad at figuring out due dates! My mom had some similar experiences, including being induced 7 weeks early when they thought she was over due!! Anywhoo, glad to be having babies NOW. :) my first was 9 lbs 2 oz @ two weeks early, and my 4th was was 9 lbs 10 oz one week early!! Thank goodness for epidurals, (I tried to go no epidural on the last one, but she was posterior, and NOT coming!) I love chunky babies!!!

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    Emily says:

    Those last few days are definitely the worst! I'm 5'2", 115 lbs(pre-preggo weight) and my 2 were 8lbs 11oz (1 week early) and 9lbs. 3oz. (on her due date)…I'm due in October and as you can imagine I'm thrilled to know that I'll most likely have another 9 pounder! Mine were both born a natural!

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    Anonymous says:

    I feel your pain, I am now currently 2 days past my due date. I went 8 days over with my first and am hoping my doc. doesn't let me go that long this time. Here is hoping you have a healthy and happy baby. Wish your family the best!

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    Gosfam says:

    You could be surprised and she could be your smallest. My oldest was a week late and weighed 8'13, and my youngest was 4 days late and weighed a lb less :) Anyways I was an 11lb 8.5oz baby and my mom delivered me naturally no drugs. Crazy, huh? I am afraid of having a monster at some point :) Good Luck, and I hope you get a smaller size baby girl.

  31. 31
    Samantha says:

    Is your mom diabetic?

    My kids were 10lbs 11oz and 11lbs 2.4 oz, 4 and 3 weeks early respectively! Big babies run in our family too, but I'm also type 1 diabetic adding to the genetic crap-shoot.

    Hope your baby comes soon and is smaller than you think! ♥

  32. 32
    Brin says:

    Goodluck!! My bestie just had her first baby, Connor, who was a whopping 11lbs 1oz. And she pushed that big boy out! Here's hoping that your little angel is not quite that big! Goodluck and be safe. She'll be here before you know it!

  33. 33
    Its Sew For You says:

    Good luck to you! Mine were luckily small, with my biggest being 7 pounds 15 ounces!

    As for your adorable curl, my 4 month old has that curl and it is all natural! we like to joke that she is rocking the faux hawk!

    By the way, March babies rock :) I'm a March baby and LOVE the aquamarine as a birth stone, so pretty. Just think of the gorgeous aquamarine ring you could wear in her honor!

  34. 34
    Emily says:

    Good luck! I hope she comes soon! Your chubby babies are so cute. :) Maybe she'll be under 9 lbs and you'll just get to lose a lot of, er, fluids.

  35. 35
    Jana says:

    Ashley, I was 11 pounds, 9.5 oz. at birth and I'm always hesitant to tell people that…

    Haven't met many people who weighed more than I did at birth! Wow…:)

    I've had two babies myself and both were under 7 pounds. Hope your newest little girl decides to make her appearance soon!! Can't wait to see pictures of her!

  36. 36
    Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home says:

    Oh, such adorable baby pictures. Good luck! Hope she comes today!!!

  37. 37
    angie says:

    Oh, girl, I feel your pain. Hang in there and hopefully the baby comes soon or they will induce you soon! My first came 3 weeks early and was 7.11, and I thought that was big for 3 weeks early!! Holy smokes. They induced me with #2 at 39 weeks for fears a big one, and she was only 8.10. Good luck! Can't wait to hear all about your new arrival!

  38. 38
    Kori says:

    Good luck! I totally feel your pain. I have a 4.5 month old. He was due 10/10/10. What a cool due date, right? I had never gone past 39 weeks of pregnancy with my other 3, so I thought I would this time too. he decided to be a stinker and come 2 days late. So we missed the 10/10/10 date, but he was 10 lbs. 10 oz.! Good luck whenever she decides to make her grand entrance!!!

  39. 39
    Erin says:

    I thought I had huge babies. Good luck with this "little" one. Can't wait to see some pics.

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    Carrie says:

    I had to laugh because I am scared to death this baby is going to be huge! I am due next Friday but they are inducing me this week because 2 weeks ago, ultrasounds showed it to already weigh between 8-9lbs nearly. Yeah. My boys were 7lbs and 7lbs, 6oz. How on earth did this one get so big?!? This one's head actually measured closer to 42 weeks at 37 wks. YIKES. That's what the drs are worried about!

    My drs are worried about me having it…I'm 5'0 and LOOK miserable (apparently because everyone keeps telling me that like I don't know it).

    Good luck!

  41. 41
    Our really empty nest says:

    God love you and your new little girl, whenever she decides to make make her grand appearance!

  42. 42
    Leach Family says:

    Praying that know matter what size she is…that she is HEALTHY! I too have big babies 8'10 & 8'12 & my youngest was 10'6 and a week EARLY & he has a lot of health problems. So I will just pray that she is healthy!

  43. 43
    Leesa says:

    I feel your pain. My first one was 10 lbs a day early the 2nd was 9lbs 7oz 12 days early, the third was induced 12 days early and was 9lbs 2 oz and the 4th was induced 12 days early at 9lbs 2 oz but the last one was induced at 11 day early and came out a whopping 10lbs 12 oz! She did look like a little line backer! Best wishes on a safe delivery soon!

  44. 44
    farmhouse mama says:

    Three weeks ago I gave birth to my 4th boy…. 10lbs4oz. At 39 weeks I measured 44 weeks. I feel for ya! It's miserable but thankfully it's so worth it and mother nature lets you forget.
    Good luck!

  45. 45
    BlessedMama says:

    Yikes I feel for you girl! My son was 9 lbs 15 oz (right on time, thank goodness) and my daughter was 8 lbs 7oz (1 week early)….Good Luck and I'll be praying for that little lady to come soon! Take Care

  46. 46
    Megan says:

    Ah! Good luck! I was totally thinking about your due date yesterday as I was having trouble bending and lifting. I just hit 3rd trimester, so I don't even have any excuses! Especially since I was only an almost 9 lb baby, and DS was 7lb5oz. I will have to show DH those rolly thighs though. He's dreaming of a chubby little girl!

    Hopefully all goes well (and soon!) Say hi to your mom for me! She's amazing! As are you! I can't wait to see the pictures and all of the cute baby girl crafts that come! :) I just stocked up on plain white onesies in anticipation, although I guess you won't be making them newborn size.

  47. 47
    Anne Marie... says:

    I haven't been following you too long – but hadn't a clue (blame it on MY prego-brain)….I'm expecting our sixth baby – and literally any moment the midwife says – so for sure you are in my prayers….

    (p.s. mine keep getting bigger – which is no consolation…the last one was an ounce shy of 10lbs.)

    xoxo!! + blessings,
    Anne Marie

  48. 48
    Debbi says:

    My baby has decided that he's set up camp and he's not moving. This is actually the longest I've been pregnant since baby number 2 (who waited for her due date)…he's number 9! I'm due in 5 days.

    Hang in there!!

  49. 49
    Goings on at the Glenn's says:

    hang in there. I would hate to be over due! I am due in 2 1/2 weeks and am already hoping to start labor. Hang in there and we can't wait to see pics of your new baby

  50. 50
    Alison says:

    You're scaring me saying each kid weighed more than the previous at birth! My first was 8lb 2 oz. What's my second going to weigh?!

    Might I suggest a lot of walking and eating some fresh (not canned) pineapple? That may or may not have been what helped put me into labor when I was five days past my due date. Good luck!

  51. 51
    Shayna says:

    im so excited and anxiously waiting for you to have her! i am 4 days away from my due date and i'm dying.. its my first so i shouldn't even think about going early but still!!! bless you and that big baby (if she comes out big ) :) and GOOD LUCK

  52. 52
    Angee says:

    Aww both my babies were late but small 7.5 and 7.10 My youngest is 5 months and only 14 pounds and she doesn't have a roll of fat on her. But she's got some yummy checks. Good luck! I hope she doesn't keep you waiting too much longer.

  53. 53
    Shalee says:

    Good luck! I have always wondered what it would be like to be so ready to have your baby out! My baby came at 27 weeks gestation so I was not even close to that point yet. She only weighed 2 lbs 11 oz so I can't sympathize with you much. But I did push for two hours! Hope your delivery goes smoothly and your little one decides to make an appearance soon!

  54. 54
    Desiree says:

    My first was March 10 of last year. 10 pounds, 8 ounces. They only get bigger right? Ugh. I'm 6'3" and my hubby is 6'6"…I think I'm doomed with giant babies. I'm guessing yours will be 10 lbs 8 oz. :)

  55. 55
    Marisa says:

    You are truly amazing, blogging all the way up to your due date and carrying such huge babies. 8.6 was my biggest (and felt ginormous!), not my smallest, so I am in awe of anything bigger. Good luck with everything and thank you for such a fantastic blog.

  56. 56
    Amanda says:

    My last son weighed in at a hefty 11 lbs. He was born naturally and easily. Vaginas are made for having babies. I didn't notice any difference between this baby and my first who weighed 7 lbs 10 oz. Being pregnant with an 11 lb baby, however, should have earned me a medal. I'm 5'7" with a short torso. Talk about heart burn! Good luck!

  57. 57
    sandra says:

    I just wanted to say I was 5'2" and 105 lbs and my second baby was 10lbs 2 oz. and I had nothing to help with delivery but a very short labor and back in those days they didn't give you anything till you were practically delivering (no epidural). He was beautiful and chubby just like your two lovely ones. Good luck I hope She comes soon and quickly. God Bless Sandra

  58. 58
    Nursemom says:

    Good Luck! I hope she's smaller but it looks like you can handle it. Can't wait to see pictures!

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    Rachel says:

    After seeing you Sunday, ;) I'm going to guess 8 lbs 4 oz. for the baby. They told me my first was going to be 10 lbs at least and I was terrified. Especially going for no pain drugs! He came a week early and was only 7'8 and my second was supposed to be at least 9 lbs and ended up 7'6. So even though your first 2 were bigger I'm going with 8'4" and 21 in. Good luck!

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    Elizabeth Farnsworth says:

    Oh good luck and I can't wait until you post pictures fo the little one! Do you have a name? I hope all goes well. Love you!

  61. 61
    Shawnte says:

    My oldest was born 8lb 2oz at 38 weeks and she is now 3. Our newest baby made her appearance 10 weeks early and is currently 1lb 9oz and in the NICU. I hope your sweetie comes soon so you can spoil them!

  62. 62
    Polly @ Helping Little Hands says:

    Good luck! You were a chunk…so cute. Hopefully your new little one makes an appearance soon.

  63. 63
    Katie O. says:

    LOVE your comments about your luxury 'hotel' for your babies! I'm the opposite. I'm 5'2" with a small torso–mine where crunched in & I felt it for sure!! I pray that precious girl will come out very soon, all healthy & cuddly :)

  64. 64
    Patti says:

    Oh my…sending lots of labor vibes your way. I hope you go soon.
    I can't imagine a 10lb baby. My biggest out of five was my fourth, he was two weeks early (induced because I go really fast) and was 9.5 lbs. That was big enough.
    Good luck to you!! :)

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    mathstamp says:

    This post made me laugh & want another baby! My first was 8'3, 2 weeks early. My second was 9'13, 1 week early. When the nurse picked him up to put him on the scale, she said this is an 11 pounder. She put him on the scale and it said 9'13, so she picked him up and said that couldn't be right and put him back on the scale. It still said 9'13 and she couldn't believe it. He was 23 inches long, so I think he was just so long. They brought him clothes and only had NB size clothes ready. They tried stuffing him in them and he would not fit. He was a very easy delivery, much easier than my first. He did have a broken collarbone, but it never bothered him. He also is my miracle baby, born with a complete knot in his umbilical cord, obviously it didn't stunt his growth. Good luck, sorry for the long comment!

  66. 66
    Samantha Kennicott says:

    I was already so baby hungry it isn't even funny, (which is weird because my little guy isn't even quite a year old yet. one more week to go!) and you are SO making it worse! :) Good luck and congrats in advance!!

  67. 67
    Hollie says:

    I have a 4 1/2 month old and he also weighed 9 lbs 10 oz like your little boy. He was my first. Ouch. :/

  68. 68
    Nancy says:

    wow…it sounds like your mom had gestational diabetes and wasn't diagnosed. many weren't back then…My smallest baby was 9-2 but my biggest was 10 lbs 8 oz AND 24 inches long…and delivered vaginally!!!

  69. 69
    Marissa says:

    In my opinion, chunky babies are better (well, after the giving birth part). You just want to hug them and squeeze them and you're not so afraid of "breaking" them. My first was 9lbs and the second was 10lbs 8oz, both induced early. (I'm petite, so the doc was worried about me.) When, I had my third she was only 8lbs (again induced early) and for the first month I felt like she was so tiny and breakable. Don't worry she chunked up pretty quickly. Funny enough, all of them are tall and skinny now. :) Good luck!

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    Anonymous says:

    my biggest was 8.4 but you are right they get their rolls faster!! and ditto to the new baby smell. sometimes I have to go lean over the bassinet to get a fix!

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    Brooke says:

    Your baby picture is so cute! Try bouncing on an exercise ball. It worked for me. Best of luck!

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    Leigh the sewing diva says:

    wow and i thought my little 8lb6oz preemie was bad enough!!!
    good luck and looking forward to seeing lots of pictures of your new little lady.

    Come visit my blog at:
    Leigh at The Sewing Diva

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    Meg says:

    My first and only so far was my son born feb 3 2010 he was 10 lbs 1 oz 20 inches long. He was so big he got stuck and they had to do an emergency c-section! He was 4 weeks early. bleh. lol

    I am guessing 10lbs 5 oz

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    sheilaa131 says:

    What adorable baby pictures. My first girl was 9.6 lbs. But they are so cute when they are not so tiny and delicate. Enjoy all your babies. Good luck-hope time flies and baby will be home soon.

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    Sarah says:

    Aw, good luck! Hope she comes soon! My first boy was 9 pounds even, so my doctor induced me a week early with my second little boy, and he was still 8 pounds, 6 oz. Gotta love those big babies!

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    AmyLenn says:

    Can't help myself to comment. I just said a prayer for you as you wait these last little bits of time for your girl to arrive.

    I can't believe I have so much in common with you. I, too, am 5'11" and was born #7 in a family of seven. I think we are pretty rare breeds!

    You will do great! Enjoy her :)

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    Rooster Inn Primitives says:

    Oh my I feel for you. My babies got bigger each time. My daughter in law was due on Jan 18th and the doctors started inducing her on Jan. 11 and she had little lexi on Jan. 14th..I was wishing she was born on my bday.. Jan 10. She was a small baby. I don't understand why doctors let the babies come when they are ready. That's the way it used to be. Good luck Hope you win…

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Ashley, I ask Jordan or Lori every Sunday about your status…hang in there. March baby are great…look how we turned out. ;) ~Sharon Bee

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    Janette says:

    Oh, you're doing so great! The last few days seem the longest, no matter how many days you've already done. Do some fun things just for you (like sleeping) that you might not get to do later.

    I'm tall too, and have big babies. Baby #6 was 9 1/2 lbs, and #7 turned out to be more than 13 pounds of TWO babies. Yes, we tall ladies get huge, but I think it's less uncomfortable than the dainty petites who have baby belly clear up to their chins. AND you get bragging rights!

    We're sending prayers and warm fuzzies your way!

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    Jen Isackson says:

    Oh my goodness!!!!! Your poor mother :) I will pray that your little girl is under 10 lbs for you ;) I'm so glad my first was 7 lb 1oz. The next better be under 8 too ;)

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    Michelle says:

    Just hold out a little longer…you're so close to the end. I have two boys, my first was 10 lbs 15oz and my second (born 16months later) was 9lbs 14oz. We grow them big in this family! Both come via c-section, I just couldn't push them out on my own…and both were at least 2weeks early. I'm 5'6" and about 150lbs, so pretty average in size. I wouldn't change a bit of it though. There is nothing like baby rolls to make all that work look like a piece of cake :)

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    Kimberly says:

    Wishing you all the best and hoping and praying that your "little" one will arive very soon. :)

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    Anna Lear says:

    Sending you good birthing vibes! My baby girl (who turns 7 today) was 2 weeks early, bless her heart, but still weighed in at almost 8 pounds. Here's hoping your new babe was just waiting for March and will join the world SOON!

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    fourkidsmom says:

    My niece who is 6'1 had her last baby, number four, who weighed in at 11 pounds 2 oz. And no c-section. good thing she was tall. Mine were always small 6 and 8 pounds.

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    Morgan says:

    My guess is 9lbs 15 oz, only because that is what my baby weighed in at! Good luck to ya, my heart goes out :)

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    Jessica :) says:

    Oh, gosh, good luck! I do hope she comes soon and that she isn't a linebacker! ;) My little one was 7lbs 13 oz and the doctor kept talking about how big she was compared to how small I was. Not a comforting thing to learn after pushing a baby through the nether regions. My mom's last baby was over 13 pounds – and she delivered vaginal. I still do not know how she did that.
    Here's hoping yours is a comfortably manageable number like 9! :D

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    Kristy says:

    All three of my babies were LATE–9 days, 12 days, and 9 days. It was so hard waiting (especially 12 days!), but it really is the best thing if your body can go into labor all on its own. And I delivered a 7 pounders and a 9 pounder and the 9 pounder was actually EASIER so don't be scared of a big baby! You can do it! Can't wait to "meet" your new baby girl! HANG IN THERE!

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    Melinda says:

    I'll send a prayer your way! My 1st was 10 days late, 2nd was 14 days late but both came naturally (they get the procrastination genes from me)…I know it stinks to pass the due date by but your little one will just get healthier and healthier until she arrives. Stay strong!

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    Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE says:

    So exciting! My first was 5 days late and 8lb 10oz or something like that… she was 9lb by 2 weeks. My second was 11 days late and induced at a charming 9lb 5oz, also 9lb at 2 weeks. (Now my second is 3.5 months, nearly 15lbs, and has two teeth. I don't know.)
    I have to say, the second was still easier to push out, despite the weight difference!

    Try to relax through this last little while, it hasn't been long enough that I don't remember how craptastic it is sitting there waiting after your due date!

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    KaShan says:

    I have big babies too. My first was a week late at 8.14, second was on his due date at 10 even and the third was a week early and 10 even. They were all 22 inches long too!!! This time around we are having twins so I am thankful that they will be smaller!!

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    Melissa says:

    Ok, so I laughed out loud! That is funny. My first baby was 10 pounds 6 ounces and 23 inches long. I had a linebacker. I am pregnant with a little girl and they watching her like a hawk. They are scared that I might have another 10 pound babies. Good luck my friend! I hope this baby comes soon.

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    Melissa says:

    P.s. When I was 9 months prego, I was 55 inches round. I am only 5 foot 4 inches. Yes, my hubbie had to roll me out of bed.

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    ShirleyC says:

    Good luck with your delivery! My daughter was 10lbs 7oz, and she was 2 weeks late, and NO C section either.
    My son was 8lbs 13 oz, and I was induced 2 weeks early.
    Your picture is too cute!

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    Spence Ohana says:

    9lbs. 12oz.

    Wow and I thought my 8 pounders were big! Best wishes for a smooth L&D for you!!! Can't wait to hear about your birth story!

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    Tricia says:

    Oh the waiting is hard. I hope that she decided to show up soon. My son (only at the moment), was 9'5, and I'm terrified that our next kids will be even bigger.

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    BECKY says:

    i so hope it's soon! best wishes!

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    M.J. Rutledge says:

    Good luck. I understand your discomfort and pain. Both my babies were late with my boy weighing in at 10lbs 7oz, 23" and my daughter at a petite 8lbs 14oz, 21". Hope your little princess comes soon.

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    ThE dAvIs FaMiLy says:

    good luck! and I just gave you some love on my page at

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    tracyp says:

    Wow! My 2lb 4oz baby might have been smaller the your leg! Congrats on a full term baby!! I love the smells and little rolls too.

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    Judy says:

    I know how you feel. My first was 9 lb 10 oz, 6 days late. My 2nd was 9 lb 3 oz, one day late. My 3rd is due in 4 weeks and if he stays in like the others I'm sure he'll be huge too. But they are more sturdy that way I guess. Good luck on delivering soon, I'm feeling ready to be done too and I'm not even considered full term yet.

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    Colette says:

    I wish you the best of luck! the waiting games is the hardest. Mine were 8'9, 9'4 and 8'12. So they were pretty big too!

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    Rachel says:

    I just delivered my fifth. All girls…all c-section…and my biggest was 7lbs 5oz. I can't imagine much more:) Good luck…you're in our prayers for quick and easy.

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    kodie says:

    my Dr. thought my first was going to be a 10 pounder from the ultrasound 3 weeks before her due date, so she decided to induce me. baby was born 10 days early and weighed 6lbs, 12oz. not even close. i had a very difficult pregnancy with my second and had weekly ultrasounds to track her development. when they had to take her by emergency c-section 3 weeks early, she turned out to be just fine at 7 lbs. so who knows!

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    Stephanie says:

    Hopefully she comes soon! My money's on your guess with the weight.

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    Pam says:

    I wish you and your family all the best. I hope she comes soon. I agree with you, there is nothing better than the smell and feel of a little (or big) newborn.

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    Katie Call says:

    I hope this isn't discouraging, but we're just about on track! My first girl was 8 lbs 2 oz, my second girl was 9 lbs 12 oz, and my son was 11 lbs even! I was about 5 days overdue with my first and third, with my second a planned section 4 days before my due date. Way to stay strong and wait it out! No matter how big she is, you're doing the right thing! Best of luck!

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    Michele says:

    You're so close! My "toddlers" were induced. I kind of thought it was neat not to have tiny, little fragile babies that I could break. My kids looked sturdy at birth! LOL! Your little (yep, she'll still be little) bundle of joy will be in your arms soon. Get some sleep!

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    Caroline says:

    Big babies run on my husband's side of the family. He was a 12 lb baby also (his uncle was 14 lbs)…Eek! I thought my first was big for being 3 weeks early (7 lbs 9 oz), but when #2 arrived 3 weeks early and 8 lbs 9oz, I was VERY thankful that he didn't get cozy in there until his due date!

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    Amanda says:

    Good luck!!
    If you want to make your little one come sooner, try some Eggplant Parmesan…. (Check out this website for the recipe, full story, and lots of eggplant baby pictures)

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    Tiffany says:

    I wish you the best for a quick and safe delivery!
    I love chubby babies, mine were 7 14, 9 14, and 9 6, they barely got to wear any of their super cute newborn outfits!

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    Sharon says:

    All 3 of mine were 8'1, 8'2, and 8'3 (but not it that order). However, I didn't quite gain the same with all three . . . . or did I?? I gained EXACTLY the same with the first 2 and I quit counting about a month out with the 3rd at that same number . . . .

    Can't wait to meet her and I'm sure you can't either. Enjoy kissing all those rolls!!!

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    Michelle says:

    Good luck–you will do great!

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    Aliya45 says:

    Aww I'm due April 12th. My last baby was 8lbs 15oz and she broke her clavical on the way out. I'm afraid this one will be a mongo baby too. I'm getting an ultrasound next week to estimate his size. If hes large I'm going for a C section.
    Good luck to ya girl!!

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    Misty says:

    My co-worker's wife had a 10.5 boy, natural, 1 day early! (Her first)He was the talk of the hospital!

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    Val says:

    Oh boy, my Punky Bear was 6 weeks early and 3lbs and 7oz. But you know, the day she developed thigh rolls (around 5 or 6 months), I called EVERYBODY! I was so excited!

    Here's to your Momma and to you, brave women who carry big, healthy babies…and good luck and many blessings on you, your family, and your deliciously squishy new bebe'.

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    Rachael says:

    I had two average size babies (b/t 7-8 lbs) and I can't imagine carrying babies that size. (But I'm short, too) so kudos to you! I know this is hard to do, but just hang in there and TRY to get comfortable…you know, if you can.

    Just think, you'll be cuddling that sweet baby before you know it.

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    Yettiebug says:

    I'm with you. My 3rd baby was 12 lbs 4 oz. We were expecting him to be 10 lbs. We were the talk of the waiting room and the nurses station. LOL Hope all goes well with you!

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    Danette Mahana says:

    Oh my heck Ash that picture of you is HILARIOUS!!! So cute! I don't think it is fair for the 3rd baby to come AFTER the due date. It still makes me grumpy to think about Jordan coming 3 days late. I will pray for your little lady's quick and timely arrival. I can't wait to see her, your babies are always so beautiful, but then again there is a great gene pool to draw from in the Johnston home.

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    Jim says:

    1 was 9 lbs 6 oz…2 was 10 lbs 8 oz (and he was out in 10 minutes). I too have that resort style abdomen. Both are all slim and tall now–I wish I could say the same for me :-). Good luck!!

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    kate says:

    those last days are the longest days ever….i feel for you!…my guess is 10 lbs 3 oz….
    my first baby was 6 lbs 9 oz…my last was 10 lbs (total of 5 kids)…they do get bigger and bigger!

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    Shirley says:

    Love your baby picture!!! I hope this one decides to make a grand entrance soon! Good luck!

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    Melissa says:

    I can SOOO relate to your post. My first three (each induced at around 1 week early) weighed 9 lbs. 9 oz, 7 lbs. 14 oz. (still trying to figure out whose she is) and 10 lbs. 9 oz. I went four days over with my last, being determined to go into labor on my own at least once, and she was only 9 lbs. 14 oz. So here's the thing- 10 lbs. 9 oz. wasn't really that much harder to push out than anybody else. That seven pounder though- I will say that was quite a breeze….

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    Danae says:

    When I was born– back in the days before ultrasounds, obviously– the doctor who delivered me famously said, "Look at those shoulders! He's going to be a football player!" and then the rest of me came out, and suffice it to say I was not destined to play football… I'm not even sure I'd want a 10 pound baby! Yikes! My baby turns 2 in a couple of weeks. She's awfully sweet, but I'm already missing those newborn days! Enjoy! (Not this part– the last couple weeks of pregnancy are nothing but miserable…but soon enough you'll have a sweet, sleepy little baby to snuggle. That's the part you should enjoy lots!)

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    Lady Multi-Tasker says:

    I feel your pain! My first two were averaged sized baby girls, 7.2 and 7.9, both induced before their due date. Then came my third girl, 6 days late – 8.9. Big but still not huge. Seven months ago today I gave birth to our first son, 4 days after his due date, 10 lbs 8 ounces! A whopper of a surprise and the answer to all my discomfort! LOL Today he weighs 20lbs, only 4 lbs less than his 2 yr old sister!

    Can't wait to hear all about the birth of your new baby girl!

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    Clair says:

    ooooohhhh.. How exciting! Sending lots of love your way..I hope all goes well for you xxx

    Oh, just realised I think this is the first time I've commented on your blog – I'm usually just a stalker :o)


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    Katrina says:

    I was 12 lbs. too! Amazing! I've never met anyone who was as big as I was.

    I also have some big babies who like to come LATE. Being tall probably accomodates them better, but it's not much help at your stage. Good-luck, sweet lady. She'll be here soon enough.

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    Stephanie says:

    Sending prayers and well-wishes your way. Hope she comes sooner than later!

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    Rob-O says:

    Wait Ash. I thought Jordan was 12'2 and you were 12'6 or 12'9. I just remember mom commenting that you were almost 13lbs… now this makes me want to double check to see if I have been telling people the wrong facts…..

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    Tammy says:

    #1 – 6lb 7oz
    #2 – 8lb 2oz
    #3 – 9lb 5oz
    #4 – 11lb!!!
    and …… scene…..!!!! NO MORE!! btw, #1 was 5.5 weeks early, so he would have been a BEAST!! #4 – the dr. said his guess was 9lb ? WHAT??? He was WAY OFF!!! She was a c-section and she came out butt first. He said, 'she has a big butt', then she pooped on him!! HAHA!!! So now the family joke is, 'don't tell a girl she has a big butt, or she'll poop on you!' HAHA!!

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    Jen says:

    I so know how you feel, Stan was 2 weeks late when he was born, he was 9.10 and 22inches when he came out (c-section). McKenna was on time at 8.10 and 21 inches (C-section). And Little Miss Evy came 3 weeks early and she was my peanut at 6.7 and 21inches (c-section again). Thinking of you hopefully your little lady makes her debut this week! And that everything goes well!

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    Amy, Jeff, Morgan and Keira says:

    My first was also 8lbs 6oz, but she was an induction 4 weeks early (medical reasons for me).

    My second was induced 2 weeks early (same medical reasons for me) and she was 10lbs 2oz. She also looked like a Sumo wrestler when she came out. Super puffy face!

    Good luck!

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    Kim Eppley says:

    My guess is 10 lbs, 5 oz, but I'm hoping for 7 lbs so it's easier on you! Healthy is all I really hope for. GOOD LUCK!

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    Terese says:

    I just discovered your blog and think it is so great. I wish you all the best with your baby, and if you're like me you'll have a 10pounder. My babies were similar to yours, first (boy) 9-2, second (girl) 8-6, third (boy) 10-6. All vaginal deliveries and all born a few days before the due date. So yep, I think a 10pounder. Good Luck!

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    Ryan and Rebekah says:

    I was you one year ago. I was hoping for a February baby too. She came March 6, one week over due. My son is born on the 5th. We went bowling for his two year old birthday party and she was born the next day. Just a suggestion, if you want baby out.

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    Missi says:

    My guess is 1 ounce shy of 10 pounds! That is what my 3rd child was. She was such a cutie with all her delicious chunkiness! I sure didn't enjoy carrying her though, my hips would dislocate when I tried to roll over at night. My husband had to get out of bed and "forklift" me every time I needed to roll over! Hope your "liitle" one comes SOON!

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    Sheralee says:

    I totally know how you feel. My first son was 9'12, but then both my girls weighed around 8 lbs, so you never know this baby could be smaller. But, anyway, I know you can do it!
    You should go get a pedicure. It put me into labor with my first two, and even if it doesn't work, it feels so good and you'll have cute toes for the delivery.

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    Anonymous says:

    I feel for you. My due date was Feb. 26 and we are still waiting on our baby as well. People keep telling me to "just be patient; no one has been pregnant forever" but when you are anxiously waiting (and tired of being uncomfortable) it's hard to be patient.

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    SchultzMomma says:

    My babies were: 8lbs, 5oz girl, 9lb 1oz boy & the last one ended up being my smallest- 8lbs, 3oz. – even though she was 10 days past due. Best wishes for a speedy delivery. BTW I love your blog!

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    Krista says:

    Praying for safe delivery! I was 11 13 via c-section. My two boys…. well, the first one I weighed a LOT more than I do now… he was 9 11. The second one I only gained 35 lbs with him and he came out 4 months ago at 11 5! As of last month he was 17 13, so I can relate to the big babies :) We call our newest "butterbean" :) (both were 3 weeks early too…..) Good luck with this one!

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    Sessions says:

    Ashley? I have bene wondering how you guys are doing these days. I guess now I know…I pray that everything went well or is going well with the delivery of your baby that is so exciting!!!

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    Megan King says:

    You are superwoman!!! And going 1 minute overdue is so hard. I was 5 days over with my first and the second is coming sometime in the next 6-7 weeks so we'll see when she arrives. Good luck!!! You are in our prayers!

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    mamabecker says:

    Hope she makes her appearance soon! My newest little man, now 2 months old, decided to grace us 2 weeks and 4 days after his due date! Thankfully though, he was only 7lbs 9oz! Praying you won't have to wait that long!

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    Momma CupKate says:

    My kids were both nearly 10 pounds. And FYI, I don't do epidurals! Now at 2 months, my daughter is about the size ( and development) of a six month old!

    Hope yours comes soon!

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    Kristen Duke Photography says:

    you are a beautiful baby! maybe you already had the baby….i may need to email you again later if you are in a whirlwind. my sis in law was a week late and then her platelets were too low (and dangerous) for an epidural, so she delivered her 11 pound, 12 ounce baby on her own, vaginally.

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    annielnb says:

    I truly feel for you, empathy here…we have six kids, 5 girls and a boy, our smallest was our 4th daughter at 8lbs 14oz, and our largest was our 5th daughter weighing in at a whopping 12lbs 8oz, and yes, she was born without drugs, naturally (she was 8 days late, and when she decided she was ready to make her grand entrance, she wasn't waiting around for some pokey anaesthesiologist to get around to an epidural! lol! She ended up spending a couple days in the NICU for some breathing problems, and it was soooo funny seeing this 12& 1/2 lb baby next to all these precious teensy preemies….now she's six and the willowy one of the bunch, go figure!). I've been lurking, and never commented until now, but I just have to add how much I enjoy your blog!! You're in my thoughts and prayers….. :-)

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    Anonymous says:

    Well I hope you have your baby soon! Good luck! I'll have to admit I'm jealous of any lady that can carry a baby to term. I've had 2 preemies and lost 2. We've spent countless hours in the NICU 200 miles away from home. I so long for a healthy baby but I'm just happy to have my beautiful kids. So congratulations on a healthy baby whenever she decides to make her entrance into this world. In the meantime kick those feet back and sip on some strawberry lemonade!

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    You can do it 2 says:

    wow you poor girl! I'm going to guess this one will be a good 9'8. Good luck!

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    Annie says:

    Oh my goodness. I know how it feels to go longer than your due date. I'm not sure I want to know the due date ever again. Just a general end of this month/beginning of that month. Best of luck with a safe and happy delivery. I really hope for your sake that you have no post up tomorrow and that you're in the hospital (or wherever you deliver) kissing and loving on that sweet little lady.

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    Heimer says:

    I feel for you! I was due March 1st and am still waiting for my little guy to come! I will keep my fingers crossed for you if you keep yours crossed for me! Good Luck!

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    Sophie says:

    I'm so happy for you! You must not have jinxed yourself because you haven't posted in a few days!

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    Crystal says:

    To the commenters: A "due date" is not an expiration date ladies! It is officially called an ESTIMATED Date of Delivery or E.D.D. for short. It is not the end; it is in fact, the MIDDLE. Only 50% of women will spontaneously go into labor on or before their "due date," leaving the other 50% to carry up to two weeks after (some even longer). It is only an average with two weeks on either side considered acceptable. It would do all women well to focus more on a due "season" or month instead of on some arbitrary date. It would save us so much grief! As a rule of thumb, IF I tell my family and friends when I am due, I calculate an extra two weeks onto the official date and present the new calculation as *the* due date (or I give a season or month with no specific date attached). This enables me to escape the horrid comments of "I can't believe you're still pregnant!" "Haven't you had that baby yet?" "OMGsh you're so big/huge?" etc. If you tell yourself that your due date is two weeks later than it is and you get to the one the doctor told you, it's not as big of a deal if you're still pregnant because you've been telling yourself the entire pregnancy your due date was later than that. And what a relief to have labor happen four weeks earlier than you've been telling yourself (but you're still full term because your DD was two weeks later!) It's a very simple trick to help ease the worst time of pregnancy for most women – the impatient I-want-my-baby-already stage and helps to avoid what I call unnecessareans (unnecessary Cesarean section)!

    On the subject of size, I agree entirely with the commenter who stated that a vagina was meant to give birth! WOMAN was designed to give birth. It's what your body was made for. It is almost completely irrelevant how big or small the baby is (or you for that matter), the body does the same thing. The tissues in the birth canal are extremely elastic and can stretch just as easily to accommodate 12 lbs or 6 lbs. And unless you (or your mother when she was pregnant with you) have been malnourished, YOUR HIPS ARE BIG ENOUGH! :O) During natural birth the muscles and ligaments relax and stretch and actually move allowing for your bones to open to pass a larger child through an otherwise narrow passage. A 4'8" woman can birth a child just as big or bigger as easily as a 6'4" woman. It's in the beauty of God's design of women.

    Birth is a beautiful, life-changing, and miraculous partnership with Deity. It is also a very common, every-day event. You're not a superhero no matter the size of your baby or abdomen. You are a woman. Women have been having babies since the beginning of the human species. The mothers who came before us gave birth the way God/Nature intended. We have so much fear and anxiety toward birth now because of the interventions that cause complications, that cause more interventions, that cause more complications. Birth is as normal and natural as the act of conception, as the act of elimination, as the act of breathing. You don't "think" about those activities, they are instinctual – as birth should be. Surrender to the beauty of your creation and draw on the strength of millenia of mothers who've gone before you and birth instinctively. It is glorious!!!

    Happy birthing Ashley. The last little wait is truly the hardest, but it's for the best interest for you and your baby to wait until she's ready for birth to begin. Resist the temptation to schedule an induction (or worse, a Cesarean). And next time just lie to everyone! :O) Tell them two weeks later for your due date to eliminate all the pressure at the end.


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    Brenda says:

    There are so many opinions and only the one's you want to keep count. I hope your baby's birth is gentle for both of you and an experience to remember. God bless

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    Stacie says:

    oh goodness I love chunky babies. I had a 8 lb 11 oz baby and weighted in at 150 the day she was born. before baby heidi i was 100lbs I had a very healthy baby. :) and did it all natural but with an epidural!

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    I was thinking about you today as I was making yoga skirts for my girl and wondering if you'd had your baby. As a mom of 4 I wish you the best and hope every thing goes smoothly.

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    Tiffany says:

    I was at work when I read this story and it made me smile and chuckle a bit too. It was sweet. Good luck and best wishes! your blog is chocked full of inspiration. And the fact that our daughters are the same size, well thats just make it mo' better!

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh, I'll pray for you! Any mom who has gone over her due date can empathize with you. I didn't go over my due date with my 3rd, but I wanted him to come so badly on 08/08/08! I was convinced he'd come that day. So when that day came and went, I was devastated (those pregnancy hormones were in high gear). On 08/13/08 he finally came and all was forgiven. 9 lbs 1 oz.

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    The Webbs says:

    i love these posts!! you were a beautiful baby, i love chunky babies!!!

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    Julie says:

    Thinking about you and hoping things go well with your delivery…I just had an 11 lb baby boy in November and by far that was my easiest delivery!

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    Julie says:

    Wow! I read a comment at the very bottom berating everyone for their mention of due dates, or of how it's hard for a woman to deliver a large baby as opposed to a smaller baby. Every woman's body is different…and there are woman who regardless of the fact that they are a WOMAN cannot physically give birth to a baby over a particular size. If you don't believe that, then why have so many women died in childbirth? Obviously there are many reasons, but my husband would not be alive were it not for c-sections.

    I am so so sorry to the writer of this blog if I have used your blog comments as a platform. Not at all what I intended. Good luck and many prayers are coming your way for a safe delvery and healthy baby girl!

    Your crafts are awesome and I love perusing your blog for inspiration! Take a break and enjoy the newest little one soon to arrive :)

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    bamabug01 says:

    9 blbs 10 ozs… Good Luck!

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    Tina Michelle says:

    wow, you do have bigger babies. I hope she comes out soon and you can relax a bit and enjoy her sweetness. I love that pic of you as a newborn.

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    Jessica from says:

    Those weights just make me cringe! My first was 6lbs 12ounces, and I felt like she was getting stuck and was never going to coem out. You and you're mother are wonder WOMEN!!! I hope you get to deliver soon and get to cuddle up those cute little rolls of a baby you are bound to have. Love it, no scrawny one for you, mine was a little bit that way at first. Can't wait to see the cute pictures to come!!

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    Nick Ashley Reagan Coen & Ike says:

    I was due on Feb. 28th too, but I didn't have mine until the 8th! Although, you win with the weight! Congrats on your sweet baby!

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    Giles Fam says:

    oh congrats, Ashley!! And Johnston family! I can't believe you had an 11 pound baby! You are wonder woman for sure! Glad everything went well. You and baby look beautiful! (what did you end up naming her?)

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    Lesley says:

    congratulations on your new baby! She is surely a peach!

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    A Full House says:

    Congratulations on your baby girl!! I just wanted to share with you that I too had an 11 pound (10lbs 3 3/4 oz) baby girl. I went into early labor on Valentines Day! How excited we were to have a Valentine baby. Well our baby girl had other plans, my contractions stopped…and she was born on March 6th. She is now a beautiful 15 year old, so tall and thin. When she was born my OBGYN called her a truck and a friend compared her to the 11pound turkey in her freezer. :( Delivering an 11 pound baby didn't scare me too much… I had one more after her; A 10'7oz baby boy!

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    Maureen says:

    All 3 of my babies were 10 lbs (or more) My first son was 10 lbs 5 oz, my daughter 10 lbs 9 oz and my last was the smallest at 10 lbs on the nose! 10 lb babies arent that bad. I went au natreal for all of them!

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