Sunday, August 9, 2009

Week 36: Last week of work

Waist Measurements: 45.5" at the belly button

Weigh in: 162lbs according to the dr.

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • slight hand and feet swelling
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Breath
  • Pressure
Pregnancy first this week: The heartburn is really starting to clam down which from what I have read means that she has started to drop, which would also explain the new pressure I'm feeling.

Pregnancy Prep: Nothing this week. Once i'm off work next week i have a huge list of projects to work on.

Dr Visits: yep we are going weekly after this one.

Belly Shot:
Don't mind the blue teeth I had a snow cone at the fair! :)

Me & Katelyn at Newport Beach!
What the baby looks like this week: She now weighs almost 6 pounds and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. Her size will start displacing amniotic fluid over the final few weeks. 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. She 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.
Even in the womb, your baby can listen, feel, touch and see. Other highlights this week: Her gums are firm with ridges that look somewhat like teeth, though his actual pearly whites won't start breaking through until he's between three months and a year old. Your baby has definite patterns of sleep and wakefulness—opening his eyes while awake and closing them while sleeping.

1 comment:

MLE said...

I'm so excited to meet her!!