How far along: We are currently in week 31. As of today, we have 62 days to go! WOW, really that’s all I can say!
How big: Depending upon which baby app I reference…..She now weighs 3.3 lbs like carrying four oranges. She could gain anywhere from an additional 3-5 pounds before she is born. Alayna currently measures over 16 inches from head to toe and is heading into a growth spurt. Looks like we moved out of the comparisons to vegetables now on to the fruit.
As I mentioned last week about Alayna’s brain it appears things are still changing in there. Her brain is now more fully developed, with speech and language centers in the process of development. Complex neurological connections and learning will continue throughout the rest of the pregnancy. I know you can hear us Alayna and all that country music that we listen to. I hope you love country music as much as your Mom and Dad do!!
Alayna is also making faces, hiccupping, swallowing, breathing, pedaling with her little hands and feet. She is also sucking her thumb!! Some babies are born with a callus on their thumb from all that thumb sucking. Looks like you will not be able to hide that thumb sucking little girl!
What Mom and Dad Notice: Alayna continues to be very active still. Maria has noticed body parts. Yes, she claims that she can feel an arm, or a leg now! I felt her belly and I cannot make any body parts out at all. But I believe you Maria!!
The Braxton hiccups are still occurring. As I reported last week Maria loves how this feels. I wish I could actually feel these hiccups but that would mean I would have to carry a baby. Hmm last time I checked that is not going to happen!!!
It is also getting harder for Maria to breathe. Since Alayna is getting bigger, she is pushing up towards Maria’s diaphragm. Poor Maria! Keep up the good work Alayna and continue your development!
For all my CF mom’s out there I could not imagine having an even tougher time breathing!! Also, how could you girls wear your VEST? I would think you would have to loosen the straps or not even buckle them at all! What about all that shaking from the VEST as well? Anyone ask their Dr. if it was safe to use the VEST while pregnant?
I will leave my readers with what is our favorite sound!! I hope that this works. It may be an issue for Apple fans but if you have adobe flash player or use Google Chrome it should work. Let me know if it does! This was my first time making a video with photos and sound so its not the greatest but all that matters is what you hear!!! :)