Tuesday, May 17, 2011

36 Week Update!

How far along? 36 weeks

How big is baby?  6 pounds/18.5 inches!  About the weight of a crenshaw melon.

Weight gain? 37?lbs I'm not sure that this is right . . . . . 

Symptoms? The swelling has started.  My feet and calves a little, definitely my fingers.  If I don't put my feet up at all, then my ankles are not pretty at night. 

Sleep?  Ok.  Nothing special

Food cravings? Still love ice (so weird) and popsicles/freeze-pops.  Now, I like to make 'slushies' and put some juice in the fridge for a few hours!  Yum!

Movement? All over.  He is definitely rolling around in there a ton.

Gender?  It's a boy! 

Clothes?  Maternity Pants and maternity tops and regular cardigans. 

What I am looking forward to? Marcy will be in town on Thursday!  Yeah!  We're going to make some meals to freeze I think and not sure what else.
What am I missing? Somedays, just the sense of feeling 'normal'.

Milestones?  He's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered his body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected his skin during his nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of his first bowel movement.

At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.)

After this week's appointment, he said that baby is heads-down.  Though my bp was a little high so they'll keep monitoring that.

Other?  We finished our registry this week and bought the rest of the items that we wanted/needed.


  1. So exciting! You're getting so close! It'll be here before you know it!

  2. Wow! 1 week until full term! I can't believe it went so fast!!!


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