Friday, March 20, 2009


So here we are -- March 20, 2009 -- and Dr. Janis Fee says that Wendy could go into labor Sunday or Monday, putting us well ahead of our April 12 due date. But don't worry -- it's fine. Wendy is nearly full-term (37 weeks) and ultrasound measurements put Ella at around 7 pounds already. She's gonna be a little fatty, regardless of her actual birth date!

For those of you in to juicy details, Dr. Fee based this prediction on the fact that Wendy is already 2.5 cm dilated and Ella's head is definitely low and ready to go. Naturally, this prediction has Wendy tickled. So this weekend will entail lots of walks and, just in case we don't get another chance, a trip to the movies courtesy of Auntie Emily Babysitting, Inc.

So it's time to drop your predictions on birth date and other vitals. Will you let the doc's haphazard prediction sway you? Or will you stick to nature's rule with a date closer to April 12? Leave your predictions below in COMMENTS.

Just for fun, here's what you guys predicted last year ahead of Mya's big day:

Mya Audrey Velazquez
Born: February 25, 2008 @ 1:22 p.m.
Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz.
Length: 20 1/2 in.

Gwin, you were close with your guess of February 24, but Jenny Pearson, you nailed the delivery date. Yes, it still counts even though it was an induction.

Sergio, by going with the "under" on Melinda's guess, nailed the 8 lbs. 3 oz. birth weight.

Mama Val, you got her length correct at 20.5, as did Gwin.

We'll keep everyone posted! Prayers for a safe, swift and (relatively) pain free labor are appreciated!

P.S. Someone also asked earlier if we were registered and where. We are registered for some stuff -- mostly necessity items -- at Babies R Us again. Ella will have plenty of hand-me-downs from her big sister, but I'm sure she wouldn't mind a few items of her own!


tdurden6 said...

Ella Ella Ella,

Can't wait to meet her.


Gabby and Jeff said...

Congratulations on your beautiful and growing family! We're already thinking about another one in a couple of years. They are just amazing little people. I hope all goes well for baby and Mommy.

The Borchert Family said...

Let's give the baby a bday of March 23.

Anonymous said...

Wendy, whenever you get a chance, call me. I tried calling you but for some odd reason, Chloe had deleted the number when she grabbed it from my phone. I am thinking of you all!!! Loving the name!!!


The Velazquez Family said...

Where's everyone's predictions???

Here are mine:

Ella Grace Velazquez
Birthdate: March 28
Time: 1:15 a.m.
Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Length: 20 inches

After that, I predict that I'll never sleep again. Ever.


Swansons said...

Ella Grace:

Birthdate: April 1
Time: 12:01 am
Weight: 7lbs 1oz
Length: 21 inches

I predict you will be doing plenty of sleeping. It's Wendy who won't be getting the sleep :)

Eric Velazquez said...

Show's what I know. March 30 now and no Ella. Anyone else got a better prediction? Wendy's now convinced that Ella's trying to stay put until April 12 -- something she calls "unacceptable."

If she reaches her due date, we're looking at a 116-pound infant.