Wednesday, August 18, 2010

36 Weeks!

36 Weeks (+1 day)!

I'm feeling much better today after my appointment left me feeling pretty yucky most of Monday. I'm just thankful to know that everything is looking good and I'm looking forward to next Monday-- no, not for the next internal exam, but hopefully to see what position little Liam is in. I'm such a worrier, so I'd like to know as soon as possible. I have no reason to think that he's not head down, but I don't know for sure. I REALLY do not want to have a c-section, but, of course, I want to deliver a healthy baby. So, if that's how things end up, fine, but give me some time to get used to the idea, if possible!

This week, baby is the size of a breadbox (strange comparison):
And looks like this adorable creature:
Baking Baby Blakely

"Your baby continues to put on weight at about ½ pound each week. This layer of fat will help your baby regulate his body temperature after leaving your climate-controlled womb. In fact, your baby will be 15 percent fat at birth (and you ... well that's another story).

Even in the womb, your baby can listen, feel, touch and see. The only thing separating him from living in the outside world is a little thing called the birth canal.

Other highlights this week:

His gums are firm with ridges that look somewhat like teeth, though his actual pearly whites won't start breaking through until he's between three months and a year old.

Your baby has definite patterns of sleep and wakefulness—opening his eyes while awake and closing them while sleeping. Your baby will become alert and turn his head toward light and sound just as a newborn would—except when you put on that Celine Dion CD. Then the baby puts his hands up, turns away and gurgles, "Oh no you didn't!"

Your baby is now around 18½ inches long and nearly 6 pounds—just about as big as a breadbox!"

36 Week Belly Pic

So, as time starts to run out, there are some things on our list that really need to get done no later than the end of next week (preferably sooner!):

Install Carseat
Pack for the hospital
Prepare and freeze a few more meals
Install shelves and shutters in the nursery
Pre-address birth announcements
Fill out the pregnancy section of our Baby Book

And, as if there's not enough going on, Rob and I plan on ripping up the carpet in our bedroom and upgrading to a king size bed-- maybe this weekend. Wish us luck with all our projects!


  1. Good luck Mamma! Hoping Liam is in proper position next Monday! I'm sure you'll do great!

  2. Ah, its coming so fast!! Good luck with your to-do list!

  3. Wow that is so awesome! I hope he's head down and ready to go! Best of luck with your to-do list as well!

  4. I cannot believe you are already at 36 weeks!!!
    Such a cute pic! You and Rob are so very ambitious, especially since you are again, 36 weeks, lol. Good luck! You will love the king. Trust me. A little slice of heaven!