Friday, November 27, 2009

38 Weeks

Finally hitting week 38 and only a little bit more than ONE WEEK until we meet our precious new son! I cannot believe that one week from Monday I will be holding him in my arms and will instantly fall in love all over again with this little miracle that we prayed so, so very hard for. I cannot wait to see his face, hug him tight, hold him close and to kiss his sweet little forehead goodnight. I will become a mommy of two and cannot wait for my heart to be even more filled with a love that words cannot even describe. It is such a blessing and one that seems virtually indescribable by most terms. 

Here's what is going on with both me and baby this week according to

How your life's changing:

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 

How Your Baby is Growing:

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.)

what your baby looks like this week.

Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

I can't believe you get to meet your new son in a week!!! How exciting! Wishing you all the best as you begin the adventure of being a mom of 2!