Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ryan, week 32

Well week 32 has brought me back to week 8...the morning started off with a less than pleasant visit from the morning sickness fairy. This visit was particularly fun since I had already gotten dressed, fixed my hair and put on make-up (the hair and make-up are things I seldom do on a work day but we had an all day meeting)...oh and I had ironed my shirt. Fortunately, my clothes, hair and make-up survived. Despite feeling terrible all day, I made it through the meeting and came home and went to bed early.

Here's what says about Ryan:
How your baby's growing:
By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, he'll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ryan, week 31

Ryan and I had a successful 31 week check-up...not so much for the 4-D ultrasound make-up. The 4-D ultrasound was first and while he is no longer facing my back, he did have one of his arms across his face the entire time. It was still good to "see" him. We found out that he has hair...a lot of it on the crown of his head and he weighs approximately 3 lbs 12 oz and I'm measuring one day ahead of schedule.

My blood pressure was fine - though I don't know exactly what it was. I had a little distraction, Jacob, with me at this appointment. I didn't see my regular doctor, but the doctor I did see asked if I was having contractions...don't think so. I'd know, right? I go back in 2 weeks for my 33 week appointment.

Here's what says about the little guy:
How your baby's growing:
This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.