Monday, November 7, 2011

35 Weeks!


Almost to the finish line...only 5 more weeks left (or less) At this point, your unborn baby should be positioned with her head facing down toward the cervix and vagina. About 97 percent of babies have adopted this position by this point; the rest remain in what's known as breech position -- when the butt or feet are in place to come out first. If your baby's among this minority, it does increase your odds of needing a C-section, but there's a good chance your healthcare provider can correct the problem by turning him around manually with pressure applied on your belly. Called an external version, this process has about a 65 percent success rate.

Baby Center: Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that he's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.
Joe has finally finished all of the walls & the ceiling. He actually painted the ceiling yesterday which made us late for our own baby shower lol. The room is finally looking more like a room and not like a huge mess. We're still waiting for the carpet guy to get back to us so we can tell them what carpet and see when they'll install it. Joe's new deadline to get this nursery absolutely done is Thanksgiving day! I keep having this nagging feeling Sydney will join us in this world right after Thanksgiving.

We had our baby shower yesterday. It was a lot of fun and very tiring. By the time we got home and reopened everything to see exactly what we got (since it was all a blur during the shower) we were exhausted! We got 3 big ticket items (travel system, convertible car seat, and the exersaucer) and the rest were clothes (only a few pieces of newborn clothes), a lot of hooded bath towels, wipes, blankets and pacifiers. Got a couple bibs, bottles, very few diapers (surprisingly), 2 bottles of baby wash, and a few misc. things. Here's a couple pictures =)

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