Blaming the Baby

Warning: boring baby talk ahead.

I'm really trying not to be neurotic. I'm honestly trying to just be calm, cool and collected and just go with the flow. But. Somehow, that's just not working out for me.

I'll be 35 weeks on Friday, which means I'll have five weeks left IF I make it til my due date. Big "if", in my opinion, but what do I know? Anyway, at my last scan, they estimated his weight at 4lbs, 6oz (32 weeks). Assuming his weight will about double by birth, that means I'm going to push a damn near 9lb baby boy out. Drugs, anyone?

So, I've been having this internal arguement with myself about what size clothes I need to get ready for him. A sidebar about myself is that I HATE pulling tags off clothes (or anything for that matter) that I'm not going to use. C makes so much fun of me for leaving tags on clothes until the moment I wear them, because you just never know if I'm going to take them back. I just hate being wasteful, you know? So, here I've got these adorable newborn clothes that my extra large kid may not even fit into. Do I wash them anyway, just in case? Do I wash the 0-3 month clothes, too? It's been a real tough few weeks in my head- to the point of avoidance.

Last night, the clouds parted and angels sang though. My sister-in-law sent two bags of barely used hand me downs from her 6 month old boy. Problem. Solved. I'll just use her clothes until I know what size my chunky monkey will actually wear! Seriously, this sounds like nothing, but I'm so grateful! (Wow, this really is boring baby talk. I apologize.)

Today, it's been hard just to keep my eyes open at work. My maternity t-shirts no longer cover my whole belly. You know you're huge when MATERNITY clothes no longer fit. He's been moving an awful lot the past few days, but I don't think he's turned yet. I swear he was laying "transverse" (across my belly) on Sunday, but I think he's back to butt down now.

But I'm pretty sure I don't know what the hell I'm talking about.


StephanieG said...

pictures of the beautiful buddah...please?

i can't believe he's almost here.

i'm sure he'll fit in 0-3....at least for a minute!

Anonymous said...

I wish I had some great words of wisdom, but everyone told me to buy bigger and KJ was in preemie clothes until she was almost 2 months old. I am sure your 0-3 months will fit him just fine. Even some newborns will fit. Karsen is just now in 6 month clothes and she is 7 months old today. The clothes you have will be fine, but really....don't pull the tags off unless you have to...that way you can take them back and exchange for a different size. I had to do that a lot.

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Anonymous said...

That is so my baby! He fit in newborns for about two weeks (weighed 8lbs 12oz at birth), and then it was straight to 0-3s; now he's already in 3-6s, since a couple of weeks ago, and he won't be 3 months til next Monday! Although, he can still fit in 0-3s, so it's not too bad :) Definitely wash what you need with the newborn stuff.