Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gracyn's Goodies.....

The stuff I ordered for Gracyn to wear while in the hospital finally arrived Yesterday, and I love, love, love it!  I think I might have to order a couple more things.  I got her two gowns, a hat,  a bow, and two burp rags.  Here's what they look like....I can't wait to see her in them!

5 weeks from tomorrow, she'll be making her appearance into the world....I can't to meet her!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week 32 in Babyville.....

In the latest womb reports, your amazing baby has now developed sensitivity to temperature!

Which means you’re likely to get a swift kick if you put a hot pad or bag of ice on your ginormous belly.
For the Elton John lovers out there - baby’s got blue eyes.  Actually, even if you're too young to know who Elton is, all babies have blue eyes at this point.  This could easily change after birth (or even between now and labor), but for the time being, blue it is.  Thanks to their recently matured lungs and a strengthening immune system, over 90% of babies born in their 32nd week survive!  So - go ahead and throw a mini-party right now because it’s pretty much a done deal - you've got a human-bean that's going to make it!
That's not to say you actually want your wee womb-squatter to pack their bags and move out now, because they'd still end up in the ICU for a good while, rather than in your arms at home.  Babies are best when fully baked!

Monday, February 7, 2011

31 weeks in Baby-ville

This week, your amazing growing baby is around 3 pounds and 17 inches tall.

With each added layer of baby fat, your baby's wrinkly raisin skin starts to look more and more like it will when they're born.  The heavy news: you can expect your miracle-gro muffin to gain about a half a pound of weight per week from now until about two weeks before birth.  Your baby's developing immune system has made some serious gains over the past weeks getting them in full gear to face our disease-ridden world o’ wonders.  Even so, a large majority of your child’s immune strength will need to come from your milk in the first year.  Their cute little noggin’ (which could already be covered with luscious locks or just purty peach fuzz), is still soft because the skull bones have not yet fused together.  As disturbing as having an infant with a soft cracked skull sounds, it's pretty much a necessity for passage through the birth canal during labor.
If your baby is in your birth canal for an extended period, they'll come out with a bit of a cone head, as a result of their skull plates being compressed while in your rather snug birth canal. It's normal, harmless and their skull will even out into a more round, less cone-heady shape in the next few weeks.