Jul 6, 2008

34 Weeks--Wow!



YOUR baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average canteloupe-hey, that's my favorite fruit!) and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers — which will help regulate his body temperature once he's born — are filling him out, making him rounder. His skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and his 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.

Developments:
~We got the changing table from Shawn's aunt/uncle--it was Shawn's when he was a baby, and with a hardware switch-a-roo & thorough dusting, it'll be good as new!
~Nursery is painted (that's how we spent our 4th)! May not have pics for awhile; I have to order the curtains, organize furniture, get some photos framed, etc...
~We found some soft, neutral baby bedding at Babies R Us...it's going to look awesome!
~Finished childbirth prep class...are we ready?? Hope so!

3 comments:

Jenna said...

oh my goodness! it is all so real now! Cant wait to meet your little guy!

Drew said...

Hey Mindy! I love looking at your blog! Enjoy these last few weeks and don't feel bad sitting down to relax. You need it!

Love ya,
Mindy Blackard

Ashli said...

I check every day for a new update and am always just a little sad when there isn't one.
Love all the photos...you are all belly. It is amazing and beautiful!
Motherhood suits you!