I'm mildly paranoid about a big baby. Which is sort of silly because I've already birthed a 10lb 2oz baby with no tears. But he did have shoulder dystocia, and even though that ended up being fine and no transfer, I sort of would like to experience spontaneous delivery of the shoulders :) Even though I cognitively know that size doesn't necessarily have anything to do with SD. And my midwives were suspecting that he was a smidge asynclitic. Its funny.. its like with ds being a VBAC, the "big deal"/goal was just getting him out vaginally. This time, my "goal" is to get the shoulders out without assistance! There is the slight nervousness about what if the SD repeats (statistically, 10% chance) but this time doesn't go so smoothly :/ but, thats why I made a point to hire a midwife who has been practicing for a LONG time, and has had plenty of practice with emergencies so as to know how to handle it well! But still.. I'd be thrilled with a baby under 10lbs :) HAHA, funny isn't it, how I think of having a baby in the 9lb range as "nice and small" eh? I keep looking at my belly and analyzing.. and can't really remember how big I was at this point with the other 2. Feeling where the butt is, and where the head is, and visually measuring. Rationalizing that even though my belly looks rather large, I can feel the contours of my uterus and it is very much OUT and IN FRONT and how big it looks and how big it feels are very different things. I have more vain reasons for wishing for a little bitty baby.. a 7lber would be lovely (I have no hope for that though..) and its because both my babies have grown SO FAST. I'm insanely jealous when I see a 6 week old baby who still looks very much like a newborn. by 2 weeks, both of mine have passed for 2 month olds. In the ped's office. Where they see babies all the time. Babyhood goes by so fast as it is that I feel a little bit cheated by having big babies with off the charts growth rates :( So, to have an average sized newborn and an average growth rate? Bliss! OH! Not to mention babywearing! geez! I would really appreciate *not* having 30lb 1 year olds. I still very much like to wear them and it huuuuurts. And since I'm having a fall baby and the moby is so cuddly and warm, I'd love to get a bit extra use out of mine! Last through the winter? Please? I sprung for a pretty batik one.