One of the best things about pregnancy is the knowledge that eventually, the pregnancy is going to be over! And for me, that time is quickly drawing near.
Guessing when the baby is going to make his arrival is kind of like filling out your NCAA March Madness brackets. Sure, you have a rough idea of when it is going to happen (or that Duke will probably make it past the first round), but you never really know exactly what to expect. I'm still waiting for that first round upset by a 16 seed-- it has to happen eventually! But, I digress.
My best March Madness bracket ever was completed my first year of marriage, when I couldn't tell the Sweet Sixteen from a birthday party, and basically picked the teams based on mascot, team colors, or how fun it was to say the name of the school. So, for those of you who like little or no information: guess when this baby is going to be born-- sometime between today and Halloween.
For those who like a little more info, here are the current stats:
My actual estimated due date is October 25th. According to the measurements of my belly and an ultrasound last week, the baby is right on track. Thomas and Gordon were both born earlier than their due dates-- Thomas by 10 days and Gordon by 17. Both boys were born in the wee hours of the morning on Sundays. I have been having contractions, although nothing very painful or consistent. I went to the doctor today and learned that I am 3 1/2 cm dilated. Yes, 3 1/2 is a lot, but keep in mind that I was dilated to 4 cm at this point with Gordon, and he wasn't born for another week and a half. I'm not planning a scheduled induction unless I'm 39 weeks and haven't gone into labor on my own. If I do go in on my own at this point, my doctor will let the labor proceed rather than trying to stop it.
So, with that information, make your guesses. Please guess a date and a TIME, in case there are any ties. There will be a prize, and it will probably contain sugar! :)