Friday, January 13, 2012

Week 37

Size: a watermelon! She is still gaining about 1/2 an ounce each day.
What baby is up to: She's practicing some skills: inhaling, exhaling, sucking, gripping and blinking. She's getting her first sticky poop (called meconium) ready for her first diaper.  If she were born today, she would be considered full term, but that doesn't mean she is finished growing or completely reading for life on the outside.  Fat continues to accumulate on her, forming the kissable dimples in those cute elbows, knees, and shoulders, and adorable creases and folds in the neck and wrists.  She is also practicing pivoting from side to side, which would explain why I feeling her completely on one side on day and the on the other side the next day.

At my doctors appointment this week I am still 1 centimeter dilated, but 25% effaced.  His says that things are looking good and we are progressing along.  Only two more weeks until she should be here :)!!!!  I have had the last of my baby showers and I think that Mackenzie is one lucky girl and she is pretty much set with everything she will need.  We have been very fortunate to have wonderful family, friends, and co-workers who have spoiled Mackenzie.  Josh has been busy putting everything together and turning our house into a place fit for a baby princess. 

1 comment:

  1. oh my goodness I can't wait for her to be here!!