Saturday, February 18, 2006

Holding Pattern

Kristen is 37 weeks along with our next child. She has reached the point of fairly consistent discomfort, and this baby is definitely nocturnal, so good sleep is out of the question, too.

The good news is that an ultrasound two days ago calculates the baby's current weight at 6.5 pounds, exactly at the 50th percentile. Our first baby checked in at 38 weeks a little under 5 pounds, at the second percentile.

The bad news is that this baby's size is stretching Kristen in places she didn't get stretched the first time, so her discomfort is now giving way to some pain.

It's old news, but we guys get the good part of this deal.

We don't know the gender of this baby, which causes a lot of people to think we are dinosaurs. But we are looking forward to the surprise when junior arrives, and I will be pleased with either gender.

We have had a boy's name picked out since before our daughter was born. Just like last time, though, we are still struggling with a girl's name. Maybe we should sell the naming rights on ebay.


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