Tuesday, 29 December 2009

40 weeks

It's hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. Their skull bones are not yet fused, which allows them to overlap a bit if it's a snug fit through the birth canal during labor. This so-called "molding" is the reason your baby's noggin may look a little conehead-ish after birth. Rest assured — it's normal and temporary.

*How far along?: 40 weeks
*Total weight gain: I know what it is and it's normal/average.
*How big is baby?: A pumpkin
*Maternity clothes?: If I leave the house, yes, but otherwise big tshirts.
*Sleep?: I can't seem to sleep past 6-7:30am, blah.
*Best moment this week?: My Mommy is here!
*Movement?: Yes, the bebe is still poppin' & lockin'
*Food cravings?: Not a craving but my Mom brought me Oatmeal Creme Pies, mmm!
*Labor signs?: No, but they gave me an appointment today for an induction scheduled for the 5th of January if nothing happens.
*Belly button in or out?: Innie.
*What I miss: Sleep
*What I'm looking forward to: The Bebe arriving
*Milestone: It's my Due Date!


MrsSouthernBelle said...

I was wondering about you last night! Way to gracefully make it to 40 weeks! Hopefully poptart will be making an appearance very soon!

Noodles said...

Happy due date!! Hang in there! Can't wait for pictures, tweets, Fbook updates!! And Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Due Date! You look great! Enjoy the time with your mom!

Jennifer said...


However, all I can keep thinking is, "PUMPKIN!!!!!!!!" Sweet baby jesus, you have to give birth to something the size of a PUMPKIN!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry for the shouting but.... oi vey!

Sabrina said...

You look gorgeous! So glad your mom is there with you and that we're in the final final countdown to meet the bebe!!

Lorry said...

Squeeeee! Let there be bebe! :D

andrea said...

You are so ready! Now it just time for the little one to get here! I can't wait to hear the news!

Anonymous said...

You look so cute! Hopefully the baby knows it can come now grandma is here! Enjoy your time with your mom.