Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Our Pumpkin is a Cantaloupe! (34 weeks)

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.

I think yesterday's update pretty much covers everything that is going on. I will say that by the end of the day I am so tired and just want to sit down and do nothing... of course with a toddler that never happens!! I took some pictures yesterday, please excuse the look of pure exhaustion - it was a long day!!! (Not to mention my son is running around in his underwear... he's just like his Daddy, what can I say?)

The proud big brother!

I think there's a baby in there. ;o)

Where the heck did my feet go?

So sweet, he does this all the time (and we have never coaxed it).

***I am grateful for
1) 34 weeks!
2) recliners
3) Tylenol, cause some nights I just need it
4) chocolate... yum
5) 5 pounds of baby!


Stacy E. said...

You look beautiful! And Chase is so sweet! I can't believe it's only 4 1/2 weeks and counting..... :-)

Anonymous said...

Stacy E said it perfectly: you look beautiful!!!!

And so does Emery!!! Way to grow, little pumpkin, way to grow!!!!

I am just grinning from ear to ear that your little girl is so, so, so close to being in your arms!!!!

Yay! Yay! Super duper yay!


p.s. Micah loves to run around in his underwear too!

Katie Baker said...

We're so excited for you guys. You look gorgeous as Reagan would say! Chase is going to be a great big brother!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

chase is so darn cute and you are so darn close to holding emery in your arms..ahh!!