Sunday, June 21, 2009

37 weeks our last week before the BIG week.

It was the final check up with the antenatal team at the hospital this week, i didn't get Nigel again(whom we loved last week) but the lady surgeon i got was still fantastic and very helpful.

Carter was still head down bum up as always, his heartbeat was a steady 115bpm or so.
As usual he didn't like the Doppler on my belly to get his heartbeat, he seems to hate the cold gel anytime someone wants to put one on there and he kicks at it non stop, making it hard to get a good reading at first.Little bugger! The surgeon thought it was very cute.
Friday was Aaron's official last day off work before we are to be parents and so we decided to get dressed up a little and go out for dinner.
It ended up pouring all night long and we ended up grabbing burgers and battling the was very funny but still quite enjoyable.
My car got taken away finally, and so that's the end of that era.Time to start thinking about another car for the near future, once baby is born and i am over that initial 6 weeks that i cant drive we will look at what we want to get.As the car will basically be my mode of transport and Aaron would rarely use it, we have to wait until i am able to test drive and make a decision.
The baby really dropped this week, and i have been able to breathe so much easier which is so fantastic, although the pressure down below now is a little unbearable at times.
This also meant that i got more lovely stretch marks...they are horrible and i hate them and its not even fair that women do this whole baking a baby thing and have to have their body ripped up this way.Its depressing.And i am so sick of hearing people tell me they will fade, or go away completely, those are the people that either haven't had their body go through 9 months of growing a baby, or who did and were lucky enough to avoid the marks all together.
I'm not stupid, these things are deep, and red, and hurt like hell and they aren't ever going to go away.
My two best friends have booked their accommodation to come up for his birth this week.
They arrive on Monday and will be staying for 7 days and are pretty excited to see the little man come into the world.It will also be nice to have some people up here from back home to spend some time with before the big day too.
Its still crazy to think that we have less than a week to go...i never thought this day would come and its so terrifying now its almost

Week 37
This week the average size is about 6.3 pounds (2859gm) now and 19.1 inches (48.6cm) length.
She is official full term now but can still benefit from extra days in the womb.
Your baby continues to practice breathing movements. Isn't it amazing how she can breathe "under water?"
Grasp is firm now. It won't be long until you'll feel that strong little fist confidently grasping your finger (or tightly clenching your hair)!
A few weeks ago, your baby would move her eyes toward light. Now she turns towards light outside the uterus.
" As the uterine wall stretches and thins allowing more light to permeate, he develops definite daily activity cycles. You will want to be sure to establish good patterns yourself at this time, thus encouraging them in your child. Ever heard of a baby getting his days/nights mixed up? Now's the time to try to avoid that!


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