Tuesday, April 24, 2012

36 weeks!

How Far along? 36 weeks

Size of the Baby? Coconut! or two in this boys case!!

Maternity Clothes? O Yes/ DR's t-shirts

Gender? Boy

Movement? Still moves all of the time. I don't know how he has room in there but he finds a way to jab momma's ribs pretty consistently! 

Sleep? Well we have bathroom breaks 3 times a night now and every time I need to roll over, I wake up…so I have had better :)

Cravings? Nothing really lately. Food isn't as appealing to me these days. I think we are in the final stretch!

Symptoms?  Lose joints, frequent bathroom breaks, major nesting mode (only in his room unfortunately ha)

What I miss? Being able to sit up without me and DR both counting to three and him hoisting me up with all of his might HA

Milestones?  Almost at the 37 week mark which officially means full term! 

What I’m excited about?  Having this baby! Last Thursday's appt he measured at 6 1/2 lbs. He is getting ready! Also excited about these next days/weeks to have with DR before our little guy comes into the world. I am so thankful that God blessed me with this man. I literally could not imagine having anyone else next to me for this process. He is seriously amazing

Baby Center update: 36 weeks

Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. 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. Your baby 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.
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 she's in a head-down position. But if she 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.

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