Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pregnancy: Final Trimester Week 35

I have been super busy lately at work and at home so if you have been wondering where the update is that is my excuse. Another week down as we get closer and closer to the big day. Here is the weekly update!  I still cannot believe how close it is to the big day! Its almost under a month!

How far along:  We are currently in week 35.  As of today, we have 33 days to go!  She is going to be here very soon.  Almost any day!  

How big:  Depending upon which baby app I reference…..She now weighs 5.25 lbs like the weight of a honeydew.  Alayna currently measures over 18 inches from head to toe. I think she has almost reached her full length by now. My prediction is that she will be around 20 inches. 

So Maria came into my office yesterday and everyone said she is all belly.  I would concur with all of them.  She is all belly and still has tooth pick legs and arms.  When you hear it looks like someone swallowed a basketball Maria fits that definition.   

We are less than a week from our 36 week ultrasound and we cannot wait! Alayna will be in 3D as well during the ultrasound where we will be able to see her facial features.  

Developments and Milestones:  The trend continues from last week that Maria will be gaining about a pound a week and half of that goes right to Alayna.

Alayna’s kidneys are now fully developed and her liver can process some waste products.  Her basic physical development is complete as well.  I guess we will get to see that next week!!! Alayna’s main job over the next few weeks is to put on weight.  The added weight will make her skin appear less wrinkly.  I guess that means more Chipolte in our household.

Alayna is head down now!!! She is preparing for her exit in the coming weeks.  Ready or not here I come mom and dad. She is moving less but she does remain active still.  

Studies show that if Alayna was to be born at this stage she would probably do very well.  She would have little to no long term health issues.  But PLEASE Alayna stay in there longer and fatten up.  You will have plenty of time to meet everyone once you make your entrance in this world.  We are all patiently waiting for you!!

What Mom and Dad Notice:   As I said above her movement is not as dramatic or in other words not as much.  But she is still an active little girl in there.  I assume this is a sign of how she will be when she comes out. 

We are very excited to see her in the upcoming ultrasound next week!!! Maria and I have had many conversations as to what she will look like.  Who’s nose she will have, lips, ears, eyes, and hair.  I know we will not get the full impact of what she really looks like until the day she is born but this will tie us over until she arrives. 

So I have been tasked to find the best place to eat a rare prime rib once Alayna arrives.  Yes, Maria has been longing for rare meat since she isn’t allowed to eat anything rare while being pregnant.  Some other items Maria wants to eat when Alayna is here include an Arby’s roast beef sandwich and a ham and mustard sandwich.  I guess when you cannot have it you want it!!  

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