Friday, November 6, 2009

37 Weeks Pregnant

How my baby's growing:

Yeah — my baby is full term! This means that if my baby arrives now, his lungs should be fully mature and ready to adjust to life outside the womb, even though my due date is still three weeks away.

After having another ultrasound today, we found out Mack is weighing in at 7 pounds 6 ounces. I wonder what he'll weigh when he's born... I weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and Micah weighed 9 lbs 6 oz. Any guesses to what you think Mack may weigh at birth?

Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But They say not to be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz. Micah had very blond hair until he was about 9 yrs old and I've always had brown hair. Hmm - who will he take after?

Buffi at 2 months old.

How my life's changing:

Braxton Hicks contractions are coming more frequently now and last longer and are more uncomfortable.

It's harder than ever to get comfortable enough to sleep well at night. So I've been taking it easy through the day — this may be my last chance to do so for quite a while. I believe we have everything ready as "nesting" kicked in 3 months ago and hasn't stopped, now it's just a chore to try and keep the house clean for it's many guests that will visit once Mack arrives. Thanks to my wonderful husband who's been chipping in and helping out. As a man finds his pride in his work so I find my pride in my home. It's very humbling to ask for help in cleaning my home but I know it will probably be much appreciated in the first few weeks Mack is here.

And last but not least I've experienced the first bouts with swollen feet and ankles - we're getting close!

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