Anastasia Grace Johnson
Born at 9.35pm on Tuesday 19 August
She weighed 3.895kg and was 51cm long with a head circumference of 36cm.
The time since Anastasia’s birth has been pretty hectic, which is why I’m only now getting around to posting this info to our blog (you can tell that I don’t take this site too seriously when it takes me a month to post such significant information). So here’s what has happened in the last month. Some of you may already know all this – and thanks to everyone who has been praying for us and catching up with us during this time; we really appreciate everyone’s assistance and love for us.
No baby has yet arrived, but thanks to everyone who has been contacting us for news and to see how we are.
Tegan’s fingers and ankles are badly swollen – she was in a lot of pain last night and had a lot of trouble sleeping. Fortunately our new mattress is working as intended and I’m finding it easier to sleep even when Tegan can’t.
The obstetrician was today back to talking about a 9 August due date, so while it could be any day now it might still be a week or two.
From Tegan’s baby shower, courtesy of good friends:
Tegan has now finished up at work and is starting to wind down and relax in preparation for the baby arriving. We have set up the nursery, Tegan has had her baby shower and we had a formal maternity photography session done with us on Saturday morning just passed (and we’re very much looking forward to the photos). We have a pram, cot, portable cot, baby capsule for the car (and a new car), stacks of baby clothes and nappies and pretty much everything we need for the baby. Tegan has even started packing her bag for the hospital.
In short – we’re basically organised and ready for this baby to arrive. Well, maybe not emotionally or mentally prepared, but physically prepared anyway.
So, given that only 5% of babies arrive on their due date and that two weeks either side of the due date is considered normal, the baby could be arriving any time in the next month. The nominal due date is currently 2 August.
Here’s a game: when do you think that the baby will arrive? And what gender do you think that it will be?
Leave your comment below. There’ll be some sort of prize for whoever is closest – at the very least it will be a large jar of jellybeans. The correct answer will (God willing) be revealed within the next month.