Saturday, April 30, 2011

; 39 Weeks ;

Baby's now the size of a watermelon!

Baby's brain is still developing rapidly, and his skin has taken on a paler shade thanks to a thicker layer of fat around the blood vessels. (Don't worry; he'll change color again soon after birth.) He's now able to flex his limbs, and his nails might extend past his fingertips.  
Your baby's waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it's likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.

Pregnancy Highlights

Due Date: May 6, 2011 
Total weight gain: 30 lbs.
Cravings: still 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: nothing really
I am looking forward to: meeting our beautiful little boy very soon
Milestones: I have started to dilate all on my own & that is more than I ever did with Brayden
Exercise: lots of walking & stair climbing are still going on
Diet:  not much of an appetite
Maternity Clothes:  pants yes - shirts a mixture
Movement: yep!!
Gender: Boy; Colton
Labor Signs: braxton hicks are coming often & when I was checked at the doctor this past Thursday I was 2 cm dilated
Belly Shots:

39 Weeks w/Brayden

Any suggestions that anyone has (that might have worked for them) on how to get things to progress more would be greatly appreciated!