Tuesday, August 10, 2010

49 Days to Go!

We're at 33 weeks, with 49 days to go. A quick check-up today at the doc confirms that everything's looking good and we're measuring right on schedule for the end of September. She's even throwing in an ultrasound at the next appointment just so we can confirm that the baby is head down and that she's not getting too big. After this next appointment, we'll be done with the "every 2 week" schedule and officially moving to every week- yikes! Not gonna lie though, I'm ready to get this show on the road...and back into my normal wardrobe!!

The Forbes house has been in baby mode this last week...coat one of paint in the nursery is done and Steve's picking up the rest of the furniture tonight. We were hoping to get everything set up in time to take pictures to show at the shower but I honestly have no idea if that's going to happen...right now it looks like a bomb went off in there! And in the other guest room too, where all her clothes and nursery items got piled to get it out of the way. We're looking forward to finally getting the nursery organized and set up- we can't wait to show it off!

Baby Girl has been extremely active although she's getting cramped in there, so she's doing a lot more rolling than kicking nowadays (except on my bladder, which is still her personal punching bag). I love poking at my stomach and trying to guess what the various lumps are- the most consistent lump is what the doctor thinks is her tushy...it will be interesting to see it on the ultrasound and see if our guesses were right!

Anyways, enough babbling...here's what the baby is up to this week from babycenter.com:

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. She's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and her skeleton is hardening. The bones in her skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for her to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as her brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you and Steve. Hope the following few weeks go by quickly for you and you can finally meet your precious little girl.
----Lorrie Hargus