33 Weeks

From BabyCenter.com

How your baby's growing:This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. She's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and her skeleton is hardening. The bones in her skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for her to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as her brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

From Sarah:
We had our "growth ultrasound" on Monday to make sure that she is still growing at the correct weight. Robert was out of town so Gran went with me, it was her birthday - what a great birthday present!!

She's a little bigger then what they say above. She is currently 5 lbs 6 oz (which puts her in the 66%, meaning if you were to line up 100 kids for smallest to largest she would be 66th in line, so still just above average weight) Aiden usually was in the 50% through his whole pregnancy and through his first 2 years.

So she might be a little bigger then her Big Brother at birth. Aiden was 8lbs 8 oz at birth and if she is much bigger they may have to completely knock me out. :) Not really, bigger babies have been born and even without Epidurals (yeah, I'm one of those selfish mom's that will be having another Epidural, Woot, Woot) (If you haven't seen Baby's Mama, go rent it, it's hilarious.)

So, anyway, she is also 17.1 inches long. Her head is facing down and she's just moving like crazy.

The ultrasound measurements also moved my due date up to Sept 11th. The tech and doctor both said they aren't moving my due date from the 15th, but it's always a possibility that she could arrive before the 15th.

There's a full moon on Sept 4th, but that would probably be too early to put me into labor, but there is always a chase for rain in September. With the lunar schedule the days of full moons have the greatest gravitational pull and when it rains the barometric pressure starts dropping, which both put moms into labor. Really, I'll carry her until she's 10 if I have to, just as long as she's ok. But, I can barely pick up Aiden anymore, so maybe 1 & 1/2 :)

Here are some pictures!!

This is a 3D image, there isn't as much fluid around her face so she has spots all over her face which is tissue from the uterus or the umbilical cord. They usually do 3D ultrasounds around 18-24 weeks because there is more fluid around their little bodies.


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