Thursday, July 8, 2010

{38 weeks!}

{holy eff... next week she's going to be as big as a mini watermelon!}

How your baby's growing:

Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)

  • How far along? 38 weeks, 6 days

  • Total weight gain/loss: around 25 lbs.

  • Sleep: Ugh. Lots of bathroom breaks, and we have some new neighbors- a large family a screeching owls and a rooster who wakes up at 4am every morning and crows ALL DAY. Lovely!

  • Best moment this week: Our maternity photo shoot with Karen was pretty amazing, and meeting our doula, Dawn.

  • Movement: She was really quiet on Tuesday, but she's been moving around like crazy since then.

  • Food cravings: Acai bowls, still. And sweets. Mmm.

  • Gender: Girl :)

  • Labor Signs: Lots of irregular surges, and some other funky feelings going on down there. Doc says she's verrrrry lowwwww. Come on out, little one! :o)

  • Belly Button in or out? Still in.

  • What I miss: Running.

  • What I am looking forward to: So much...

  • Weekly Wisdom: This will all be over in the blink of an eye, so enjoy it! 

  • Milestones: We're in the single digits- 8 days til our due date! Craaaaazzzzy. 

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