{ 38 Weeks }

How Baby is Growing

Hey, your little one isn't so little anymore, weighing close to seven pounds and measuring 20 inches long. Fetal development is nearly complete as your baby tends to a few last-minute details like shedding the skin-protecting vernix and lanugo. He's also producing more surfactant, a substance that prevents the air sacs in his lungs from sticking to one another once he starts to breathe. Most of the changes this week are small but important: He’s continuing to add fat (so he can take advantage of all those photo ops by sporting a round, cute baby look!) and fine-tuning his brain and nervous system (so he can deal with all the stimulation that awaits him once he makes his entrance into the world).

Pregnancy So Far

How far along: 38 weeks (when I was supposed to post this. I’m only 6 days late, oops.)

Total weight gain/loss: 31 lbs

Maternity clothes: Yeppers

Stretch marks: Just two, both above the waist. One on each TaTa. haha

Sleep: Sleeping pretty good these last several days, with the exception of the frequent potty breaks. But it’s been easy to go back to sleep. Hubby got us a new memory foam mattress topper and it’s been LOVELY! Wish we would have gotten this oh say about 6 months ago. But better late than never. Glad I am getting some good rest these last final days! I’ll take all I can get.

Best moment this week: Sonogram for sure and finally getting to see Mason’s estimated weight!!! 7lbs 8oz as of Thursday 5/6/2010. Wow!!!

Movement: Oh yeah! And they are getting stronger and my belly kind of looks crazy with things poking out everywhere!!

Food cravings: Gatorade – G2 the orange one is a favorite, but any Gatorade really!

Food aversions: Some meats

Gender: Still a boy – don’t think that’s gonna change. Maybe I should just eliminate this question. ha

Labor Signs: Lots and lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, pressure and lower back pain.

Belly Button in or out: Flat most of the time, but sometimes it pokes out. Mason must throw me and elbow every now and then.

What I miss: My ankles!!

What I am looking forward to: Tomorrow’s appt and sonogram! We’ll see if there’s been any progression. Yall wanna take bets?

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