Monday, June 21, 2010

{35/36 weeks...?!}

36 weeks...

Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. She's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of her first bowel movement.

At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.) Most likely she's in a head-down position. {She is, yay!}

Time sure does FLY when you have company in town for two weeks straight :P

  • How far along? 36 weeks, 3 days

  • Total weight gain/loss: around 18 lbs.

  • Sleep: Some nights I only get up once, and then there are others... Ugh... Let's not even go there. Hehe.

  • Best moment this week: There have been several. Waking up next to Ev on his first Father's Day. Spending one last baby-free weekend with my Daddy Chris. Seeing V's sweet face in a 3D ultrasound. It's been a good couple of weeks.

  • Movement: She's doing big things in the belly.

  • Food cravings: Sweets. Can't get enough!

  • Gender: Girl :)

  • Labor Signs: Lots of practice surges, but no real labor signs. Not yetttt...

  • Belly Button in or out? Still in.

  • What I miss: Soy chai tea lattes, sashimi, Coca Cola, saké. Mmm.

  • What I am looking forward to: Caroline gets in from Amsterdam tomorrow. Can't wait to take some photo booth pics at the fair with the hubby and the belly! :o)

  • Weekly Wisdom: She could come at any moment... Such a trip.

  • Milestones: I'm officially 9 months pregnant now. Wait, what?? So crazy. Feeling great! 

  • 1 comment:

    1. How exciting!!! She is almost here for you guys!!