Wednesday, November 26, 2008

38 Weeks

38 weeks today - holy crap! I had a doctors appointment yesterday, and in case you are interested I'm already 2-3 and 90%. If you know what that means, then good for you. If you don't, well I'm not going into details! But, basically, it doesn't seem like its going to be much longer - we will all be surprised if he stays put until his due date 2 whole weeks away. At this point, anytime after I get to eat myself silly tomorrow will be fine by me!

My blood pressure was up a little yesterday as well, so combined with my swelling she is keeping a close on that. Should it turn into something and we need to deliver asap I am already favorable for an induction to take so it won't be an issue.
According to Babycenter: Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)

For many women, the next couple of weeks are a waiting game. Use this time to prepare your baby's nursery or to take care of necessary tasks you may not get around to for a while after your baby's born. Take naps, catch up on your reading, and spend uninterrupted time with your partner while you can.

Some swelling in your feet and ankles is normal during these last weeks, but call your practitioner without delay if you notice excessive or sudden swelling of your feet or ankles, more than slight swelling of your hands, any swelling in your face or puffiness around your eyes, or have a sudden weight gain. Also let her know immediately if have severe or persistent headaches; visual changes (such as double or blurred vision, seeing spots or flashing lights, light sensitivity, or a temporary loss of vision), intense upper abdominal pain or tenderness, or nausea and vomiting. These are symptoms of a serious condition called preeclampsia.

Oh and it looks like we have been downgraded with our produce again this week. I mean, a LEEK?! Dude, come on!

1 comment:

KK said...

Time to come out now Milo!!! Looking great S!