Sunday, February 27, 2011

36 Weeks

Waist Measurements: 45" at the belly button

Weigh in: 162lbs Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Breath
  • Pressure
  • Lower back pain
  • pubic symphysis pain
  • Major Heartburn
Pregnancy first this week: The heartburn has been really bad, so bad that even my go to tums have stopped working. Luckily I have a great network of women that have given me a plethora of suggestions for things I can do to help it and it seems to be working.

Pregnancy Prep: I washed and put away all the baby clothes and bought fabric to make the curtains for his room. I also finally finished his carseat. Now I just need to finish my list of things I need to buy and go buy it. I'm hoping to have the nursery done in the next two weeks along with our hospital bag. holy smokes that means he's going to be here soon.

Dr Visits: None this week

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: He now weighs almost 6 pounds and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. His size will start displacing amniotic fluid over the final few weeks. 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. He 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.
Even in the womb, your baby can listen, feel, touch and see. Other highlights this week: His 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.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

35 Weeks

Waist Measurements: 44.5" at the belly button

Weigh in: 162lbs according

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Heart burn
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Breath
  • Pelvic Pain
  • sciatic nerve pain
  • extremely hot
Pregnancy Prep: tried to do some more sewing but my machine is broken :( so sad. My mom is sending me hers so I can finish my projects.

Dr Visits: Had one this week nothing too exciting. everything looks great. Next appointment they are doing an ultrasound to check position, hopefully he cooperates and is cephalic.

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: He is now about 5½ pounds and over 18 inches long—about the size of one of those price-club sheet cakes. Because it's so snug in my womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

34 Weeks

Waist Measurements: 44.5" at the belly button

Weigh in: 158lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Slight hand and feet swelling
  • Heart burn
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Hip pain
  • linea negra appeared
  • can no longer wear wedding ring :(
Pregnancy first this week: 

My Pregnancy Brain: Now that the nursery is started its really starting to hit me that we are going to have another baby very soon. I cant believe how quickly time passes.

Pregnancy Prep: Lots done this week. Nursery is put together and almost completely cleaned up.

Dr Visits: None this week

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: He now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers — which will help regulate his body temperature once she's born — are filling him out, making him rounder. His skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and his lungs are continuing to mature as well.
He is begining to develop his own immune system, instead of relying solely on antibodies received through the placenta. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

33 weeks

Waist Measurements: 44" at the belly button

Weigh in: 155lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Heart burn
  • Lots of pelvic pain and pressure
  • Tiredness
  • hard to sit for long

Pregnancy Prep: Finished painting the crib, thanks babe :). started cleaning the room so hopefully we will have the room set up in time for the shower next weekend. 

Dr Visits: Had one this week nothing special, just the usual. except now i'm going in every two weeks, holy smokes that means were in the home stretch.
Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: 
This week he weighs a little over 4 pounds and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal.

Kicks and movements are practically visible from space now. The big news this week is lung development—baby's respiratory system is almost completely mature. That means if your baby was born this week, odds are he'd be a healthy bouncing baby with a just a little help from his friends (aka, the NICU). Some of the specifics are: Your baby can now detect light and tell the difference between night and day. His pupils will constrict and dilate in response to light.