Week 38

Well today (Saturday) we have the fourth and last baby shower before the baby is born.  We have been talking about a possible C-Section and yesterday (Friday) we found out that it was necessary.  The baby is measuring very large and he is currently sideways so that made our decision with getting the C-Section a lot easier.  We really had no choice.  It wasn’t a want to or not want to, but a have to.  We scheduled it for Monday the 17th of September.

Keep mom to be and baby to be in your hearts and prayers as we move on to this very important date – which I know is one of the biggest of my lifetime and mom to be’s lifetime.

That’s it for the week.

Your Baby

Your baby’s intestines have accumulated a considerable amount of meconium (the code name for black, tar-like baby poop), which is usually eliminated shortly after birth and gives you your first experience with the 100-wipe diaper change. Here’s what else is up:

Your baby might just scratch herself in the womb as the fingernails have grown over the fingertips now. Resist painting them hot pink when she arrives.

Baby’s lungs continue to mature and her brain and nerve function are working better every day. The latter two will continue to mature until Junior is a teenager, at which point she’ll know it all (or at least she’ll think she does).

Your baby weighs about 6½ pounds and is around 19 or 20 inches long—as long as a duffle bag (in case you needed an excuse to go shopping for a new bag for your labor gear).

via 38 Weeks Pregnant – 3D Pregnancy Calendar