Jun 22, 2011

FULL TERM BABY - 37 weeks

I look tired there..because I am!! :-)

Yesterday we had a doctor's appointment and I was under the impression from the nurses and receptionist that they would be checking my cervix. They didn't, because I was 36.6 weeks and not 37 until today. Ridiculous! Never thought I would say that I was disappointed to miss THAT kind of appointment haha! Anyways, next week they will do that and hopefully I'll be dilated!! Very exciting. Just three weeks to go! Everything is good and normal. Next appointment is Wednesday.

I had to laugh because when we were in the waiting room, I asked Zach what he would do if we went in there and I was 4 or 5 cm dilated and they sent us to the hospital. His response was, "Well, we'd have to go get the bag." It's so funny to me that the hospital bag is the first thing he thought of, especially since there's nothing in there for him. He makes me laugh :-)

Update from babycenter.com:
Your baby is now considered "full term," even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, his lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (Some babies need a bit more time, though. So if you're planning to have a repeat c-section, for example, your practitioner will schedule it for no earlier than 39 weeks unless there's a medical reason to intervene earlier.)

Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel. Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.

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