Aug 18, 2008

40 Weeks! We made it! (well, almost)

IT'S hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. His skull bones are not yet fused, which allows them to overlap a bit if it's a snug fit through the birth canal during labor. This so-called "molding" is the reason your baby's noggin may look a little conehead-ish after birth. Rest assured — it's normal and temporary.

We can't wait to meet the baby! Any day now, we hope!

Here are some cute pics of Marley since he's as close to a son as we have right now:


TheHappyNeills said...

I've been thinking about you every day! Any signs it's close?

Ashli said...

Love, love, love you...hope you are fantastic!

Drew and Kyle said...

YAY!!!! Congrats you guys!!

Derek & Amy said...

Congrats? I was just thinking about you and was going to leave a comment to say so! Has your baby boy made his appearance?