Motherhood Stuffs: My 36 Weeks of Pregnancy, Yay!!! I'm officially 8 months!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My 36 Weeks of Pregnancy, Yay!!! I'm officially 8 months!!!

How your baby's growing:

Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds and is more than 18 1/2 inches long (about the size of a head of romaine lettuce). She'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 "early term." (Full-term is 39 to 40 weeks. Babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term, 41 weeks is late term, and those born after 42 are post-term.) Most likely your baby is already head-down. But if not, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an external cephalic version (ECV). That's a fancy way of saying that your practitioner will apply pressure to your abdomen to try to manipulate your baby into a head-down position. source: http://www.babycenter.com/6_your-pregnancy-36-weeks_1125.bc 
My experiences:
·        More hiccups of the baby, meaning he is eating more too. Just optimistic he won't be too large, before I pop him out ;-)
·        Another weekly prenatal visit
·        Nothing has really changed aside from the fact that less room for the baby inside, no more somersaults and even if he did, just way too uncomfortable
·        Sleeps at night is even uncomfortable
·        But love it when he squirms, finds a better pose within
·        Happy to hear that my OB are happy with the result of my glucose, which is well-maintain

·        Asked me again if I don't feel too big, which not anymore knowing that I'm almost getting there
*     I have never felt so discomfort driving until this very day. It's as if I am sitting on a recliner. Between the front and the coat as well as the limited seatbelt, totally the most uncomfortable position ever!
  • Definitely feeling more ready to pop now as I have felt more pressure below

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