Monday, March 25, 2013

Week 37- 3 more weeks!

Congratulations! You've got what is officially considered a full-term baby, even with three weeks to go. That doesn't mean he's finished growing — in fact, he's still packing on about a half pound a week (at this age, the average fetus weighs about 6.5 pounds). That makes it a little crowded in your uterus, so he’s probably not kicking as much, though he’s probably stretching, rolling a bit, and wiggling (all of which you’ll be able to feel!). Right now, your little superstar is busy rehearsing for his big debut, inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid (to get the lungs ready for that first breath), sucking his thumb (to prepare for that first suckle of milk), blinking, and turning from side to side.

Whats going on with Baby S:
I have been in full swing of nesting for the last few weeks. This past week I did everything we needed to do. We are all ready for Baby S to arrive!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Week 36

Forget your aching back (and everything else!) by trying to focus on your baby, who is now about six pounds and 20 inches long, with soft bones and cartilage to allow a safer journey through the exit door. Most of her systems (from circulatory to musculoskeletal) are ready for prime time, though her digestion system — which has done only practice runs so far — will kick into gear as she takes her first suckle at the breast or bottle.

Lets just say I'm pretty much done. Its tough!  Back killing me and trying to keep up with Luca. I have so many shows recorded on DVR but at night I am too tired to watch them.  Sleep seems more important to me now.

4 more weeks to go!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Week 35- 5 more weeks!

Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that he's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

I am been feeling off all week. Back aches, hemorrhoids, pressure in the pelvis and exhaustion.  I am definitely done with being pregnant. I cant wait to meet this little one. 

5 more weeks to go!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Week 34- 6 more weeks!

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantalope) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers – which she'll need to regulate her body temperature once she's born – are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.