Tuesday, January 15, 2013

34 Weeks!

I receive e-mail updates each week on baby's development in the womb, here is what this week's says:

"Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers – which she'll need to regulate her body temperature once she's born – are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her 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."

33 Weeks, 2 Days
 I am SO glad to be past the point where I need to worry about preterm labor!  Our little girl will be here in 6 weeks or less.  That is so exciting!

Yesterday I got out Zoe's old newborn clothes.  We are definitely in need of a few more things but overall I think we're covered on clothes.  As for everything else.... I went ahead and made a Baby Registry at Amazon and a Baby Registry at Target.   I am amazed at how much stuff we don't have anymore... I either borrowed a lot of stuff last time or have since gotten rid of it.  There are also NEW things available for babies since I last had a baby (5 years ago).

Tomorrow is my birthday (yay!) and then Thursday I have my first Dr appointment with the new Dr at Sanford.  I had to change from my midwife (that I only had a chance to see twice!) due to our financial needs at the moment.  With Gage having been unemployed for the last month and now employed but won't have benefits for 3 months, we qualified for a special program that the hospital offers to help cover all of the costs...but in order to do this it is required that I see an OB and not a Midwife unfortunately.  It's okay though... I think it works out for the best in my case anyway.

I am SO afraid my pelvis is going to break due to the severity of SPD I've been experiencing. Even if it doesn't break I'm afraid it is going to make labor even worse than it is already going to be. At this point all I really care about is that I make it through labor without any problems and that Avery arrives happy and healthy!

I'm trying not to worry too much about delivery.  I actually haven't given it too much thought this time around which is probably a good thing.

The next couple days are going to be interesting... between my 28th birthday, Gage starting his new job earlier than we originally thought (on Thursday afternoon), and waiting to see/hear what is going on with my Grandpa Lee who has spend the past 2 days in the ICU in Riverside, CA.  The next couple days are going to be a roller coaster of emotions, that's for sure!

1 comment:

  1. Praying for you all. Hey, so besides the lens mug and baby stuff is there anything you would like for yourself for your birthday? :) I'm planning on getting you something, but it will be a bit late. I would like some ideas though. :) Love you and miss you so much!


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