Still at the point where I can make jokes in caps lock

Quickly: had 40+ week check up today, report was excellent.  Here is where I might give you information about centimeters and effacement and such, if I were into broadcasting my female parts’ info on the Internet.  Turns out I’m not. So.

But just know that the portal through which LG will enter the world is apparently geared the hell up for her launch.  Way this makes me feel: AWESOME.

Contractions have started as well. Way this makes me feel: NOT QUITE AS AWESOME.


Lorso is currently rubbing the junk out of my lower back and correcting my grammar over my shoulder.  Um, hi, I’m typing while delivering a baby.  SORRY ABOUT THE SPLIT INFINITIVE. (Also: love you! Keep rubbing!)

Hey before I forget, Internet BFFs, we should play that fun game where you guess the baby’s weight!  And by “we” I mean “you.” I’m just going to have the baby, if that’s alright with you.  But I wouldn’t want you to get bored while waiting for my next post, so it will be like busy work. Here are some helpful hints: Bug was 11 days early and weighed 8 lbs. 6.6 oz. So my advice would be to shoot high. Winner will be closest without going over. And you win…eternal salvation. Or a pat on the back, whichever.

Um, ok. So I’m going to go concentrate on contractions.  And stuff. Thanks for reading my drivel for the last few days.

See you on the flip side.

Roger. 10-4. OVER AND OUT.


1 Gramps { 10.28.08 at 6:55 pm }

LG will weigh in at 9 pounds, 3 ounces (that weight runs in the family). OR 9 pounds, 7 ounces (also a family benchmark–the first, LG’s aunt; the second, LG’s Gramps–yours truly). One or the other will be fine. Can’t wait to see all of you!

2 Jillian { 10.28.08 at 7:11 pm }

I’ll guess 9 pounds 1 ounce.

Praying for a quick and easy birth for you and LG! Blessings!

3 Dorothy { 10.28.08 at 7:15 pm }


and yay!

4 Leeann { 10.28.08 at 7:20 pm }

I’ve decided to be a MAVERICK and guess 7 lbs 9 oz. It seems to me that it has become quite popular for MAVERICKS to draw illogical conclusions based upon available information. So I’m giving it a try.

Let’s hear it for contractions!

5 Elizabeth { 10.28.08 at 7:29 pm }

lol @ Leeann. :-)

My vote is for 8 pounds, 14 oz.!

Also, congrats! Sending lots of painless labor vibes (HA! You can tell I haven’t had kids yet…) your way!

6 Deb { 10.28.08 at 7:39 pm }

WOOHOO!!! I was going to say 9lbs 7oz, but then grandpa took it….I guess he deserves to be right! But for kicks I’ll say 9lbs 2 oz…22 inches

7 Betsy (Martin) Turner { 10.28.08 at 7:54 pm }

Hey Rachel, I’m emerging from lurking your blog to make my guess. I’m in for 9 lbs even.

8 Rachel W { 10.28.08 at 7:58 pm }

8.10 and 20 inches. Have a feeling LG will look a lot like her mommy. (or her aunt Rachel???) Can’t wait to see her!! :)

9 Morgan { 10.28.08 at 8:23 pm }

8 pounds 6 ounces- just like baby Jesus!

10 Ginny { 10.28.08 at 8:25 pm }

my girl was smaller than my boys, but not late. I’ll say 8 lbs 8. blue eyes. brown hair. and curls. I’ll be there next Monday. Cab’t wait to see and hold her.

11 Gossamer { 10.28.08 at 8:25 pm }

6 lbs – just thinking of you, Racher! Other than that, I’m praying for healthy! 😀 Goodluck!

12 alianora { 10.28.08 at 8:39 pm }

Whoo! Finally! Good luck, and speedy mostly painless labor!

Looking forward to seeing LG and learning her real name!

13 Jill Tolbert { 10.28.08 at 11:44 pm }

9 lbs 7 oz for me. Yeah, that’s big.

14 Jill Tolbert { 10.28.08 at 11:44 pm }

Okay, well that one is double taken, so I’ll go 9-8.

15 Kate { 10.29.08 at 7:19 am }

Yay!!! 8lbs. 12 oz.

And, if I win, LG will have eternal salvation. Think about it.

Did I say: Yay!!!!

16 Sara P { 10.29.08 at 8:12 am }

Let’s see…how bout, 8lbs 15 and 1/2 ounces…

Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see pictures of her!

17 RedRev { 10.29.08 at 9:02 am }

23 lbs, 2 oz

18 candace { 10.29.08 at 10:07 am }

8 lbs 11 oz. I can’t wait to welcome her to the neighborhood!!

19 Leigh Ann { 10.29.08 at 10:21 am }

that’s just mean patrick! umm, i’m going to say 8lbs 2oz and 201/2 in. good luck!

20 Rebekah C. { 12.16.10 at 3:13 pm }

I guess 8lbs, 1.5 ounces. How fun! (In case you can’t tell, I’m reading through your blog from the start, chronologically, because I needed one more thing to waste naptime on). No, seriously, I’m really enjoying your writing, and it’s fun to watch the events unfold!

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