Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Week 35--Developments and Changes

This week marks the point that baby's measure 12 inches from crown to rump and likely weighs more than 5.5 pounds. At this point, the baby's eyes are probably blue at this point as well, but there is always a chance of change after the baby is born. Other developments that should be happening this week:
  • For males, the testes have completed their descent
  • Baby continues to gain weight and store fat all over his/her body
  • The fingernails reach the end of the fingertips
  • The lungs are almost fully developed.
There isn't a lot happening, but that's ok I suppose. That means we're getting down to the end of things!! I had the second NST yesterday and it went smoothly. Even the Dr. says "I sometimes wonder why we do these things, but we have to do what's best for the baby. " Lame!! It was even more traumatic than last week though, because they put me into the triage room, and then after I got situated (which was more difficult than last time because baby was having NO part in being monitored) they brought in another girl who was actually spotting and in major pain at 32 weeks, and wasn't feeling her baby move. Nothing like laying behind a curtain for an hour listening to someone in pain and panic and feeling guilty for hearing your baby's heart beat, and even louder movements. UGH!! I'm so grateful that everything is going well with the baby, but that was a really awkward situation to say the least. We have a Dr. appointment tomorrow where they should be actually doing something more substantial than the normal ones, so hopefully I will have something to report then.
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