Friday, January 2, 2009

31 weeks, 6 days!

We're just about to hit 32 weeks which means 8 weeks to go until the due date. Though I doubt he'll be early (just my gut instinct), theoretically he could be here in 6 weeks!

All is still going relatively well, no real complaints. I forgot to mention after our last appt, but Baby B is breech (which means he's not head-down in a position conducive to delivery) - he's almost always laying horizontally across my belly. They don't seem too concerned about this, and won't be until 36 weeks or so they said, but I hope he gets himself settled down there sooner than later! One less thing to worry about (we'd probably have to have a c-section if he stays this way).

Our Christmas and New Year's were great! It was nice to see friends and family. Making the last trip to Sidney pre-baby was a bit surreal as we know next time we'll have a kiddo in the backseat to contend with. I even made it past midnight on New Year's Eve... in fact I think my head finally hit the pillow at 3am. Tooooo late for me!

Renee and Mindy were sweet enough to throw me a baby shower while we were home for Christmas. Cletus was very, very spoiled! Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us! We can't wait to meet Cletus and share all these sweet treats with him!

Next appointment is Wednesday, I'll update after that!

31 week development notes:
This week your not-so-little miracle is getting closer to the four pound mark and is now nearly 17 inches in length. The fat's still rolling in quite steadily and will continue to do so for the next weeks. And you're probably getting your first taste of Braxton-Hicks contractions now and then, but don't worry, they're false contractions.

This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt.He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth was completely transverse too until somewhere around 36 or 37 weeks. But she turned head down when she was supposed to.

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