7.18.2011

Pregnancy Update :: Week 36

Due Date: 
August 17, 2011

Size of baby: 
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. But if she isn't, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an "external cephalic version," which is a fancy way of saying she'll try to coax your baby into a head-down position by manipulating her from the outside of your belly.



Gender:
It's confirmed - A GIRL!!

Cravings:  
FOOD
  
Symptoms: 
Sleep deprivation.
Swelling. I'm not wearing my rings anymore and I'm in full time flip flop mode at work. Let me tell you - I am a major offender of the dress code with those suckers on! If someone has anything to say about it, I'll fight them.

Thoughts:
Matt looked at me and said, maybe you should just stay in bed for a few weeks - you look like you're going to explode! And guess what? On Tuesday night, I sneezed and peed my pants! Ran down my leg. Hahaha! At first I thought it was my water, but then it stopped completely. I've heard that sneezing can cause peeing! It has begun :)


Before and After
GUESS WHAT??????????
The next before and after shot will be  a lot of fun :)
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4 comments:

  1. You are too cute!! I love it! I can't believe she is almost here!!

    :)
    Rach

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  2. Oh my gosh you look so good!! I hope I look as good as you do whenever that time of my life happens!

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  3. looks like she's starting to drop too!

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  4. Yay - I am so glad she is hear, she is gorgeous and I cant wait to hear the story - She is early! Take care of yourself and rest :o)

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