Thursday, July 26, 2012

36 Weeks

According to BabyCenter.com, 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.

According to BabiesOnline.com,
Your baby continues to put on weight by about 1/2 pound each week. It’s no wonder the womb is becoming very cramped. Your baby is gaining weight quickly because layers of fat pile on and help in both body temperature regulation and developing his immunity in preparation for life in the outside world. You may find you are carrying your baby much lower now (or soon will be) as the baby drops into the birth canal, readying himself for birth. Your baby is about 19 inches long and weighs from 5.5 to 6.0 pounds. The vast majority of babies born now will live with little need for intensive medical treatment.

How far along? 36 Weeks
Total weight gain: Approx. 35 Pounds
Maternity clothes? Oh yes, all maternity.  
Stretch marks? No…still shocked and amazing at this. Knock on wood!
Sleep: Sleeping is alright still, I wake up every few hours but go right back to sleep
Best moment this week: Getting our stroller and some other items at Babies R US. I feel like we live in that store.

Miss Anything? I miss a lot of things..but this experience has been pretty darn amazing & I'm a little sad that it's almost over.
Movement:
She has been moving like crazy.  Derek has been amazed at the kicks she gives at night.

Food cravings: Donuts…powdered and lemon water…lots of lemon water.
Anything making you queasy or sick: still meat - sure hope this goes away!
Gender: Girl

Labor Signs: Nope
Symptoms: heartburn for the most part and just being overall tired
Belly Button in or out? Still in…
Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Had a roller coaster of emotions this week... but so very happy.
Looking forward to: Enjoying the last few weeks with Derek and preparing for our life to change for the better.

Our Britax stroller/car seat :)

1 comment:

  1. Was so happy to see you & Derek Saturday. Wish this baby site would send me an update. Keep forgetting to check in.

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