Tuesday, 15 December 2009

38 weeks

Your baby has really plumped up. They weigh about 6.8 pounds and is over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). They have a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold their hand for the first time! Their 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 they're born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If they're born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time they're 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after they're born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)

*How far along?: 38 weeks

*Total weight gain: Don't know

*How big is baby?: A leek

*Maternity clothes?: Still yes.

*Sleep?: Ugh, these questions are starting to annoy me.

*Best moment this week?: My last day of work until 2011 today!

*Movement?: Yes still popping and locking.

*Food cravings?: Nope.

*Labor signs?: No, the bebe is in this for the long haul.

*Belly button in or out?: Innie.

*What I miss: A bra that fits.

*What I'm looking forward to: Sleeping in tomorrow and sitting on my tush :)

*Milestone: Starting my maternity leave!


Anonymous said...

Wow! Happy last day of work! I know everyone tells you this, but really, sleeeeeep! Sleep in, take an afternoon nap and then take another.

Anonymous said...

wow, your maternity leave is a year long? CRAZY Jealous!

Melaina25 said...

Yup! The USA is basically the only western country without good maternity benefits, but then again it's basically the only western country without nationalized healthcare, too!