Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Week 36

Size of baby: honeydew melon.  Still measuring in at about 20 inches and probably weighing in at about 6 pounds.
What baby is up to: She's getting closer and closer to being able to breathe on her own.  Her skin is getting smooth and soft and her gums are rigid.  Her liver and kidneys are in working order. Circulation and immune systems are basically good to go, too.  Though the digestive system is ready to roll, too, it hasn't really gotten a workout yet since all of her nutrients has been given to her through the umbilical cord. 

I have been going to the doctor every week for my checkups.  He says that everything looks great and the baby and me are healthy.  At this appointment he checked me and I am 1 centimeter dilated and he doesn't think that we will make it to our due date of January 26th.  I am hoping that we will make it to the end, but she will come whenever she is ready.  She has been moving a lot and I have felt some pressure and some hardining  of different parts of my stomach.  The doctor says all if these symptoms are normal and its just my body getting itself ready for the amazing journey we are about to go on!!

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