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38 Weeks along...

On Thursday morning I had my routine Dr. appointment... which are now weekly! Dr. Peters listened to baby (heart rate of 120ish) and said he or she is sounding perfectly great! I have started to dilate and thin--I was at 2cm on Thursday, with a weight gain of 32 pounds, still healthy blood pressure. Dr. Peters was so happy to see my progression, she commented that she'd be surprised if I make it to the 12th, and very likely not going to be overdue. This makes Tim and I SUPER antsy pants. We just want to meet this baby; hold him, cuddle her, sing lullabies, and feed baby. We want to name him or her. We just want to meet this baby!

 

How your baby's growing: (from babycenter.com)

Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her 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 she's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she'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.)

Comments

The Krauel's said…
I was on your blog and saw a link to this old post...since I am 38 weeks today I thought it would be fun to read :) Hoping I will be as lucky as you to go 5 days early, but I am doubtful!
TA Kastenbauer said…
Ah! I can't believe you're already 38 weeks!!!! Baby will be here before we know it. I have a feeling their not going to be as comfy as Bennah was... They'll come meet their mom, dad, and big brother soon! :)

Also, I would LOVE to see a BABY when we move, instead of a BUMP. But, no pressure, I know baby will be here by then!

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