Monday, March 25, 2013
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
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
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
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.