Your Baby in Week 33 of PregnancyYour baby is still gaining weight (about half a pound a week), and she could grow up to another full inch this week. With that much baby inside your uterus, your amniotic-fluid level has maxed out, which explains why some of her pokes and kicks feel pretty sharp these days. (There's less fluid to cushion the blows.) Antibodies are being passed from you to your little one as she continues to develop her own fetal immune system, which will come in handy once she's outside the womb and fending off all sorts of germs.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Your Baby in Week 32 of Pregnancy
What's up with your baby? She's starting to get ready for her big debut, tipping the scales at almost four pounds and topping out at just about 19 inches. In these past few weeks, it's all about practice, practice, practice as she hones the skills she'll need to thrive outside the womb — from swallowing and breathing to kicking and sucking. And speaking of sucking, your little one has been able to suck her thumb for a while now. Something else to note: As more and more fat accumulates under your baby's skin, she's becoming less transparent and more opaque.Size of Baby: almost 4 pounds, and between 17-19" long according to all the sites I've read.
This last week I've spent actually getting some things ready for Vivienne's arrival! My mom gifted us with our car seat/stroller combo and swing and we've had the bassinet for a while since we found it early this summer for a great price. I got everything assembled and have been working slowly but surely on my packing list for the hospital, birth plan and items to get list.
My next doctor appointment is on Tuesday and hopefully we can get our section date set soon. I'll feel a bit better having that done and talking to my doctor about some other questions I have as well. I hope y'all are having a great week, and as always, thank you so much for your continued love, support and friendship. This has been a magical time for our lives and it wouldn't be the same without our circle of friends.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Your Baby in Week 31 of Pregnancy
Size of Baby: About 18 inches long and over three pounds!
Total Weight Loss/Gain: -16 pounds
Maternity Clothes: maternity jeans and trying to find cute tops to wear so I actually look pregnant and not just large :-P
Gender: GIRL! Vivienne Claire Hall. As confirmed for a third time by ultrasound. YAY!
Movement: She's definitely active but getting cramped, the poor thing! She moves a lot in the morning, late afternoon and night still and has settled in place with her head directly below my left side ribs and her feet kicking away on my lower right side.
Sleep: There never seems to be enough but it is better and more consistent lately. Learning how to nap when I can which has been the biggest help.
What I miss: Laying on my stomach. Coffee. Ibuprofin.
What I'm looking forward to: Enjoying the rest of this pregnancy as much as possible... baby gear collecting... getting her room ready to go... my baby shower... holding her in my arms when all is said and done.
Cravings: the usual, cheese, yellow tomatoes, melon. Sweet tea!
Symptoms: heartburn, back ache, and some morning sickness still. But all worth it!
We had another ultrasound this week to check on how big Vivienne is because I was measuring further along than I am at my last appointment... and all is good. She's right where she should be size wise. I have more amniotic fluid than usual, which explains why I'm measuring bigger in the office. No gestational diabetes, weight is still checking out great and my thyroid levels are still great with my current dose of meds. I have an appointment again on the 27th where I will be talking to my doctor about scheduling and some other questions that I have and hopefully get another all clear to go on our special surprise trip to Disneyland for the first Halloween Trick or Treat party of the season. We haven't told Roslyn just in case, but as of Tuesday this week, I have the clear to go ahead which is good!
I can't believe its only about 2 months until we meet Vivienne face to face. There is still much to be done... but I know that I will enjoy the process. Roslyn is loving on Vivi already and such a great daughter and already a wonderful, loving and caring big sister. Drew has been taking the best care of me and I am looking forward to him being home more after this weekend and the biggest busy season for the band this year is over! Fall is in the air and we have been enjoying every second... decorating, baking and planning some fall festivities.
Life is very good... I'm content and grateful.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
How your baby's growing:
Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)
Size of Baby: About 16 inches long and approximately 3ish pounds