There are a lot of blog posts and articles about pregnancy. What to say and what not to say, pregnancy loss, and preemies, and other challenges that come along with being pregnant and the whole process of being born. Posts about breastfeeding, natural vs. c-section, fit pregnancy, etc. And there are even posts about how some women "glow" (it's a lie, I'm convinced) and how some women have a really hard time with pregnancy (this is me raising my hand). But there aren't many posts at all about women that have GIGANTIC babies and how they must feel. So this is that post - the "I'm pregnant with a big baby, leave me alone" post.
|This was the newborn diaper they put on Sawyer.|
And it came down to this - With Sawyer, I started measuring big at week 20. By week 28, I was measuring 33. By week 38, I was measuring over 44 weeks - basically off of the charts. And when Sawyer was born at 39 weeks, he weighed 10 lbs. 6 oz. I did not have gestational diabetes (they checked me twice), I did not eat like crap the entire pregnancy, I worked until the day of delivery, my due date was correct and Sawyer was just big.
|Toddler sunglasses fit at day 1|
I have an ultrasound this Friday to check on the baby's size once again. At my 38 week ultrasound with Sawyer they projected him to be around 10 lbs. And with all these stats and numbers, I wish I had a shirt I could wear, or a brochure I could hand out to curious eyes and old women at grocery stores that simply said these 10 things.
1. Yes I'm huge. I grow big babies.
2. I don't have gestational diabetes or any other health issues.
3. I still have at least two weeks to go.
4. There is only one. Don't you think we would have checked that out?
5. I've been measuring full term (or more) for 6 weeks. I hurt.
6. How the baby is born is no concern of yours.
7. Yes I can sit a plate on my stomach quite comfortably.
8. Baby is healthy.
9. Rules about touching pregnant bellies still applies - DON'T DO IT.
10. I've heard every joke in the book. No need to repeat any.
I'm off my soap box now. I'd like to stay up there and keep going, but I need to sit down. Some people have big babies for no apparent reason other than a little family history. Here's to breaking hospital records and skipping the newborn stage entirely!