Monday, March 26, 2012

36 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 36 weeks

Size of baby: I didn’t get weights and measure this time but according to the about the weight of a coconut but since I am 37 weeks tomorrow more like a watermelon:)

What’s baby doing:  Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. He now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. He’s shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered his body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected his skin during his 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 his first bowel movement.
At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.) Most likely he’s in a head-down position. But if he isn’t, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an “external cephalic version,” which is a fancy way of saying she’ll try to coax your baby into a head-down position by manipulating her from the outside of your belly. credit

Maternity Clothes: yep!

Gender: all boy! although daddy is still  insistent that its a girl

Baby’s Heart Rate: in the 140′s

Movement:  starting to decrease in the amount of movement which is completely normal for this stage of the game because he is running out of room in there but when he does move my whole belly moves its kinda freaky

What I miss: brushing my teeth without gaging and pants that fit maternity pants just don’t fit quite right they are always falling down and SLEEP!

Cravings: yep still craving root beer! ice cream of coarse, carbs and anything sweet

Weight: I am now at -13 pounds

My sugar numbers are all over the place. I seem to have the most trouble with my numbers 2 hours after lunch. They aren’t going to try meds yet because my other numbers are fairly low so we are still in a wait and see pattern. They are still just watching my sugar numbers fluctuate.  Today is also the farthest I made it with my pregnancy with Jacoby so I think we may be on borrowed time people!

Next appointment: Monday April 2nd!