Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Weeks 34 and 35

Baby cakes is getting plump! The fat deposits are now beginning to offer form and fullness to her skinny arms and legs. She takes up most of the room in my uterus, so there is a lot less room to move around. Her lungs are now completely developed and producing surfactant, a substance that will help in the exchange of oxygen in her lungs. She is now approximately 18 inches long and weighs about five pounds. If she were born now there is a 99 percent chance of the survival!

She is head down facing the left and has not settled down all that much! When she moves around it is very obvious to all. She can control her own movements and body temperature at this point. We had some significant events occur this week putting us closer to actual labor! I see the doc again on Monday and hope to keep the weight gain down to less than 10 or 12 pounds!

On the B Side: I can't believe that our lives are about to change all over again! This pregnancy has been trying but it has gone by quickly and our baby girl will be here soon enough. I am completely unprepared as I really didn't plan on doing this again. Ready or not, she's about to change all of our lives forever!

2 shout outs:

Kristin said...

Okay, so where are you getting all your info? You post all the time about where your baby is at such & such # of weeks. I don't know that much.

If it's any consolation. My little guy is seriously mean... he pushes, kicks, and who knows what else and it SERIOUSLY hurts. I don't remember it being like this last time, but it was a first and there was more novelty. Who knows!?!

Britta said...

KC, http://www.babiesonline.com/ allows you to look at week by week progress to see what's going on inside your body with baby and also what to expect with the physical changes your body is under going! Check it out!

It's funny how different pregnancies can be! All I know is that I'm super excited for this little girl to grace us with her presence!!

Have a great day and I'll see you Monday ;)

xxox
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