89% of your pregnancy has passed, there is 11% left to go.
He's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of her first bowel movement. At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.) -YAH!!
I read somewhere that said the placenta weighs 1/6th of the babies weight. (of course approximates) Did you know that only 5 percent of babies are born on their due date?
Other fetal development that is occurring around week 36 of pregnancy includes the following:
The gums have become rigid
The sucking muscles are now fully developed
The brain is developing rapidly
Your baby is practicing blinking
During this week of pregnancy, your baby may move into its birthing position (if he or she has not already done so). Your healthcare provider will use the term "presentation" to describe the part of your baby that is lying over the cervix and will be delivered first. The most common presentation, occurring in more than 95 percent of deliveries, is vertex, which is when the top of the baby's head is down under the cervix. Other presentations may include breech, transverse, face, shoulder, or brow presentation.
Yesterday I stayed home and we worked on cleaning out the spare bedroom and making it into a baby room. We have everything done except the installed crib and washing of all things clothe and tiny. My father is going to help E put the crib together except he is sick with strep throat and ban from visiting (by me) until he has had 4 days of anti-biotics or until his fever breaks and it's been at least 4 days since a fever. Even if that means 2 weeks from now. (when it's all done i promise pictures)
I am still trying to figure out WHY cleaning has to start with making a bigger mess. Or maybe that's my nesting. I have to start with large projects ... who knows, I thought E was going to go into convulsions when I suggested all things Mini only go in the baby's room. We had to go through OLD OLD OLD OLD boxes that haven't been unpacked from previous moves. They are unpacked now and either thrown out, re-organized, or filed.
I have been swimming every day for the past month and i LOVE IT. Weightless is a fantastic feeling at this point. I have my first NST, cervical exam, and group strep b test Friday at 8:30am. I am hoping all goes well because I have a birthday party and a baby shower to attend Saturday. Plus I do not want to hear things like bed rest because that is the most uncomfortable place in the world for me now. I feel as if i have to pee all the time. I think every now and then Mini grabs my bladder and just squeezes it for fun. I am over driving to work, after these past 2 long weekends I have taken, I realize how much less i swell and how much better i feel when I am not at work. Only a few more weeks. I do not want to start using leave yet. I can make it a few more weeks.
We went to the babiesrthem mega store Saturday and bought it out. Erhm, I mean bought a few items off my registry that I thought I may need. (changing pad/cover, burp cloths, swaddles, a pack of bottles, etc.) I forgot a few items (headrest for the carseat, mat to go under the carseat, hangers, etc), So we will be back there again this week to pick up the remaining items I forgot off my list. I made a list and STILL managed to forget them. In my defense I was experiencing alot of brax.ton hicks and just wanted to sit down.
Thanks for all of the comments on my pictures, My favorite one is the last b&w palm tree pic. I think I am going to get that one blown up and framed.
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