Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday and 34 Weeks

That is my other cat (Basil) and he is my best blogging buddy!

I am 34 weeks pregnant. Which means in just 3 weeks (EEEK!) I will be full term and my new man could come at any time. My doc doesn't believe I will go to a full 40 weeks, b/c my man is a little larger than he is supposed to be and he doesn't want me to have such a big baby :)
Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) 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.


twentysomethingandclueless said...

Aw yay congrats for making it to 34 weeks! Your cat is so cute :)

Katelin said...

Aw you're almost there, congrats!