Your Baby Week 37:
Your baby is now considered full term. He weighs approximately 6.5 lbs (2950g) and his total length is about 21 inches (47cm). Your baby's crown to rump measurement is about 14 inches (35cm).
By now, your baby's head may have engaged into your pelvis.
You may feel that your baby occasionally has hiccups from his "practice breathing".
Though your baby is considered full term, he is still growing and developing both his body and his brain.
He is still laying down fat at a rate of more than half an ounce every day.
Your Baby Week 36:
Your baby weighs about 6 lbs (2750g) and measures about 20.7 inches (46cm) in length. Crown to rump measurement is about 13.5 inches (34cm).
Your baby now feels lower in your pelvis.
Your baby continues to grow, kick, and move about.
Your baby's face has filled out and the cheeks now look plump and full. Fat baby cheeks are caused by fat deposits, but also by powerful sucking muscles which your baby has been honing by sucking her thumb.
Your baby's skull is firm, but it is not hard as it needs to give a little when it is passing through the birth canal.
Your baby's head is probably down by now, but about three percent of babies present in a breech (bottom down) position. Your doctor may try to turn your baby around if it is in a breech position by putting pressure on your abdomen. This is called external cephalic version (ECV) and is effective in about 50% of cases. If your baby is in a breech position, ask your doctor about what your options are for the birth. You may or may not require a cesarean delivery.
Your Baby Week 35:
Your baby now measures about 20.25 inches (45cm) in total length and weighs around 5.5 lbs (2550g). Crown to rump measurement is about 13.2 inches (33cm).
He continues to grow and fatten up, especially in the shoulder area, and kicks regularly.
The fine lanugo hair that covered your baby is shedding, though some may still be present when your baby is born.
Your baby's eyes are blue, though this may change soon after birth or much later after birth.
Your baby's fingernails are growing. They already reach the tips of his fingers and they may even look quite long and pointy by the time he is born. Your baby may even have some scratch marks from scratching his face with his fingernails.
Your baby is probably feeling quite cramped right now and his movements are restricted by his growing size.
I am so pleased to have made it to 33 weeks!! Grow baby Singer!
I remember hitting 11 weeks, then 22 weeks, now I am 33 weeks pregnant and hopefully won't see any more double digits for a long time (until next baby comes along). These last couple of months have been flying by. I keep on trying to stop and enjoy this pregnancy but then again I want our baby here with us, healthy of course.
Our baby shower is tomorrow! I hope to see a lot of good friends there. I am also hoping to get a lot of baby items so we won't have to go shopping for them later. We shall see what people buy us! I am sure if anyone gives us a gift card... I will want to go out and buy something right away! Ha ha ha. I am so impatient! I am surprised at myself for being able to wait for 40 weeks to have a baby! I was thinking the other day that from start to finish we took about a year ( a little over that) to have a baby. That/this year has gone by at a sweet pace. I hope I can keep saying that when I am 38 weeks pregnant and waiting for our baby to make his/her's appearance!
I am hoping to get the car-seat and stroller this week, which is exciting because that I what I have been waiting for, for the longest time! I want to practice walking the dog next to the stroller to see if I can walk her and the stroller at once. It shall seem pretty funny to watch me push around the stroller without a baby in it! Ha ha ha, maybe I will borrow someone's baby? I don't know.
I am still debating on when to wash the clothes and prep the diapers. I think I am waiting for the hubby to put up a clothes line so I won't have to use the dryer.
Well, Saturday is the day today so I better try and be productive! Only 7 more of these without baby!! (I hope at least :-) )
Your Baby Week 33:
Your baby now weighs about 4.4 lbs (2000g) and measures about 12 inches (30cm) from crown to rump and about 19.4 inches (43cm) in total.
Now that your baby is running out of room in your womb, you can probably see your belly moving as your baby kicks.
Your baby may dream as he sleeps and when awake he may be alert, listening, feeling and even seeing dim shapes.
Though your baby is still inside the womb, he is learning all the time as billions of neurons are making connections.
Your baby is probably in his birth position by now.
Your baby's lungs may be sufficiently developed by now, though if he were born now, he would probably still need an incubator to stay warm.