Monday, September 20, 2010

Week 37

Whats Baby S up to?

At week 37, your pregnancy is considered full term, meaning baby is likely to thrive after birth. Baby spends these last weeks in preparation for the outside world… meaning careful refinement of the blink, suck, inhale and exhale. Meconium, which you’ll probably find in the first diaper, is accumulating in the intestines. If (okay, as) you worry about giving birth, consider what it’s like for the little one. During the journey out of your womb, baby will produce more stress hormones than any other time in life.

Last week we had an appointment with the Fetal-Maternal Specialist. My doctor just wanted a second opinion. The head is still larger than the belly. But the belly is measuring where it should so the doctor agrees with my doctor and Baby S just has a big head :) I was so relieved with that news. I have been waiting for the other shoe to drop and I was scared that it would. But all looks perfect. Baby S last week was 6 pounds 13 oz. So if I go to term we are looking at an 8 pound baby.
I am pretty much all ready for the baby to come. Well I have everything bought. We still haven't put the nursery together yet. My husband has been busy painting and Friday we are having the rugs cleaned. Saturday I will be putting everything together and washing all the clothes.
I cant believe I will be mommy soon.
3 more weeks! I cant wait to have Baby S in my arms!
Interesting Fact:
I was reading my What to Expect When You Are Expecting and they said, "according to researchers, who found that 3rd trimester fetuses show crying behaviors -quivering chin , open mouth, deep inhalations and exhalations, and startle responses -when a loud noise and vibrations were sounded near the moms belly. Its known that crying reflex is well developed even in premature infants..."
I also found this video. I found this very interesting and always wondered this. If a baby cries when it first comes into life, why wouldn't it cry in the womb. I cant wait to hold my sweet baby and try to sooth every cry he/she makes.

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