Wednesday, October 7, 2009

33 Weeks Pregnant

How my baby's growing:

This week my baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) 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. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with aconehead-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

How my life's changing:

We're in for the home stretch of the pregnancy. Getting a little anxious as I think about how life will be with this little one. Not too much has changed, well we did get the nursery completed for those of you who've been wanting to see it. Remember, it's not your traditional nursery...

This little lamp was actually made by Micah's grandfather, Mack. When you pull on the tail, it turns on and off. Karen, my mother-in-law simple covered the lamp shade to match the other curtains and lampshade she made. Karen also painted the number canvases for me - she did an amazing job!

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