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Kirkland, Washington, United States
I am a child of God. I am a follower of Jesus. I am a wife, momma, daughter, sister and friend. I love good conversation and hearty laughter. A good cup of coffee is always appreciated. Most of all, I desire to bring others into an experience with Jesus. One that will shape their lives and rock their souls for Him. Geoff is my best friend and amazing husband. Parker is my handsome boy who lives in Heaven. Norah is my bright star and bringer of joy. Tori is my overcomer and peaceful warrior. I live to show Jesus' love to each person He places in my path. I pray this blog strengthens you, comforts you and encourages you and that it MOST OF ALL causes you to want to get to know Jesus in a deeper level.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

One...yes...only one

Today has been a pretty good day, so far. I was able to sleep in because of a doctor's appointment that I had. Which meant that I was able to kind of take my time getting ready for the day. I watched a little of the Today Show, a little of Bringing Home Baby and even a little John & Kate Plus 8. It was great morning.

My doctor's appointment was also pretty easy going. It was my 32 week appointment. Dr. Rudeen, my wonderful OB, went through the regular motions of our appointments. Checking Parker's heartrate, checking my blood pressure, having me pee in a cup, ya da ya da. But then he tells me something that completely freaks me out. He informs me, after figuring out what position Parker's in (head down thankfully), that he has gained a pound. This is great news, don't get me wrong. However, I'm freaking out!

Last appointment Dr. Rudeen said that Parker weighed between 3 - 3.5 pounds, and at this appointment he tells me that he weighs between 4 - 4.5 pounds!!! He then informs me that Parker will more then likely weigh between 7.5 to 8.5 pounds at birth! YOW! The idea of birthing a large baby just makes me want to cross my legs for eternity!!

I told my mom that Parker is going to be "above average" in the weight category, and mom laughed. I know that she probably doesn't have much simpathy, seeing as how my brother was over 10 pounds and I was 9.9. She's probably thinking that it would be more shocking for me to be having a small baby.

So as the eigthth month ticks along slowly, I get to sit here and wait while Parker gains weight. Don't get me wrong, it is far more fun to hold a chunky baby then a skinny one. But how much more fun is it to birth a chunky baby!? I'll have to let you know in about 4 - 8 weeks.

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