Monday, October 25, 2010

Week 37

According to the ticker on the left, I passed Week 37 last Thursday, but that's because I changed that due date to reflect November 11 which is the scheduled C-section. But, I'll keep doing my belly shots according to the 11/15 due date schedule. So, here's the belly, still lopsided, enough that my belly button sits conspicuously to the left of my body's middle!

New things this week:
  • The Bump has a new size, the final size for the baby, from week 37 till he's born, apparently Oliver is a watermelon! 
Baby spends these last weeks in preparation for the outside world… meaning careful refinement of the blink, suck, inhale and exhale. Meconium, which you’ll probably find in the first diaper, is accumulating in the intestines. 

  • The Tarzan's Ultimate Guide to Baby Size for the daddies out there states that the baby is the size of a car motor.

    • Oliver's moving around a lot more! I can feel him stretching into my ribs and moving his arms and legs. Today, he moved a lot during the movie R.E.D., so here's hoping he's as big a Bruce Willis fan as his mom.
    • I got my flu shot yesterday. I get them at work every year but they didn't have any time slots I liked. So, I went to Rite Aid and got it and I'll just get reimbursed by my work.
    • I find new muscles daily by the pain they cause me. Amazingly, the worst time is in the middle of the night if I get up to go to the bathroom. I think anytime I stay in one position, muscles in my hips, butt and pelvis get stuck and then when I move them, they complain.
    • We have some other new news that we cannot share yet. No, I am not having twins :-P Hopefully, in a week or two, we'll be able to tell y'all.
    And, though 37 weeks is considered full term, I really hope & wish he holds on till November 11th, grows more, puts on some more fat and comes out a healthy happy baby. I wouldn't wish an early labor and NICU stay on anybody else, so I hope nobody wishes it on us.

      1 comment:

      Angie said...

      For someone who doesn't like surprises...