Haha I just realized in my previous post that I said a 34 week update was coming up! What I meant was a 36 Week Update with
4 Weeks to Go!
Oh My Goodness! I can’t believe I only have 4 weeks to go! I knew with the holidays coming that it would fly by! Here’s the Babycenter update!
How your baby’s growing:
Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. He now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. He’s shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered his body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected his skin during his 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 his first bowel movement. (Mommy Note–YUCK)
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 he’s in a head-down position. But if he 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.
So How Am I feeling? Still pretty good. A little bit more uncomfortable then weeks past definitely but still good! Also I’ve been running out of breath a little sooner then previous weeks as well but all in all I can’t complain. He’s still rocking and rolling in there and maybe even kicking and screaming 😉 Not as often as weeks before but still enough to where I don’t think I have everything to worry about. I still think he’ll make it to his due date and maybe even later. I want him to be a January Baby like me but if he’s in February that’ll be fine too. Obviously, not like I have much of a choice lol. Although I did joke with my Mom that he might come early now because I “walked” him out with all the shopping I’ve done in the last couple of days.
Here are some Baby Belly Pictures. I know I missed last week BOOO me! I had plenty of people to take pictures but we were crazy busy and plus I have pictures from my Baby Shower so you’ll still get an idea of the changes…I feel like I really expanded this last week. What do you think??