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.

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