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Little Baby Lump: The Next Paul Bunyan?

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Oct 1, 2008, 3:26:54 PM

First of all, I'm glad to see some of you are really getting into the birth stats betting guessing facebook group. It's been fun to track all of your (sometimes quirky) guesses. And while I doubt I'm going to give birth to a manbearpig (I guess this is what I get for the pambearpig nickname), a demigod or Paul Bunyan, I can see where you're all coming from. Given that James was almost 11 pounds at birth, I suppose it's not that far-fetched

Although it may not take five storks to drop off Baby Lump at my doorstep, he/she has done some growing in the past week. Little lump should now measure about 13 1/2 inches in length and weight approximately 1 1/2 pounds.

What's even more intriguing is that his/her eyelids are no longer fused shut (not that Baby Lump can see anything in the darkness of the womb, anyway), and his/her lungs are now capable of breathing air! This means that although Baby Lump is taking in tiny breaths of fluid in the womb, he/she could now breathe outside the womb without medical assistance.

You may have noticed from my baby bump photos that I've decided to start taking pictures from a full-body perspective. Based on the fact that some of you have been questioning whether I'm actually taking photos of my knee and not my belly, I figured it was time for a change. I think you will all get a better idea of how big Baby Lump is getting from this perspective.

Maybe you'll all also agree that Baby Lump is definitely not Paul Bunyan material.

Oven Timer: 25 weeks, 2 days

Topics: Weekly Updates, baby bump, little baby lump, Facebook, birth stats, Paul Bunyan

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