During these final weeks of pregnancy, your baby enters his "finishing period." This is exactly what it sounds like: Your baby's organs, skeleton, and body are well formed, but he needs a little more time to finish getting ready to take on the world. TheBump says that he is the size of a honeydew. By now he weighs a good 4-1/2 pounds and measures more than 17 inches long, pushing the height of your uterus nearly to your rib cage. His toenails have completely grown in, as has any hair on his head. Your amniotic fluid level is at its highest about now. The placenta is still providing oxygen to your baby through the umbilical cord, but your baby is practicing his breathing regularly, swallowing amniotic fluid as he opens and closes his mouth and exercising his diaphragm muscle. He continues to store iron in his liver, and the connections between his brain cells keep spreading like tiny tree branches. Neurons and synapses are developing between those brain cells, forming connections so that he'll have the skills to thrive as an infant.
Me this week...Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 33 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 21lbs
Maternity Clothes: Of course
Best Moment this week: Walking in his room numerous times a day just to look at all the stuff that we got at the shower this past Sunday! He sure is a lucky little boy!
Gender: It's A Boy...Davis Samuel Ehrhardt
Movement: I LOVE IT and love seeing it but I'm pretty sure he's running out of room...
Food Craving: nothing crazy just food in general
What I miss: sushi
Sleep: It's hard to get comfortable but I sleep good once I'm there....plus all of the bathroom breaks...yikes and apparently I snore pretty loud HA
What I am looking forward to: our Anniversary/Babymoon getaway this weekend.
Belly Button: In for now...
Symptoms: Been a bit emotional this week and I'm starting to get a bit uncomfortable sitting at a desk all day.