Friday, April 22, 2011

; 38 Weeks ;

Baby's now the size of a watermelon!

The last bits of vernix caseosa (the white goo keeping baby's skin moist) and lanugo (downy hair) are slowly shedding into your amniotic fluid. Baby's head is about the same circumference as his abdomen, and his head could be covered in an inch or so of hair. 
Your baby has really plumped up. He weighs about 6.8 pounds and he's over 19 1/2 inches long. He has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold his hand for the first time! His organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.  Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If he's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If he's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time he's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)

Pregnancy Highlights
Due Date: May 6, 2011 
Total weight gain: 29 lbs.
Cravings: anything chocolaty or spicy
Sleep: not really getting anymore than I have been.........probably less than ever
I can't live without:  Lance & Brayden; they make each day amazing & make me smile just because :)
I miss: being able to bend over to do simple things like pick up toys or clean up around the the house with out feeling like I am going to fall over
I am looking forward to: hopefully Colton's "on time" arrival in the next few weeks
Milestones: I am "full term" now so we are just waiting & getting ready for his arrival
Exercise: lots of walking & stair climbing have been under way & hopefully this will get things going with Colton's progression (I walked 3-4 times a day with B & still had to be induced a week late) but I am going to try to stay positive & pray that he comes all on his own
Diet:  lots of chicken, fresh fruits & veggies
Maternity Clothes:  pants yes - shirts a mixture
Movement: yep!!
Gender: Boy; Colton
Labor Signs: braxton hicks are coming often but that's about it; went to the doctor yesterday & they didn't check me but said next week they will for sure & I am keeping my fingers crossed
Belly Shots: