Friday, May 29, 2009

Another Week Down

Well, it's week 34 and D-day is rapidly approaching! Here is what is happening with Elmo this week:

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. The baby responds as a newborn with its eyes open while awake and closed while sleeping. S/he is developing immunities to fight mild infection. Those sharp little fingernails are at the ends of the fingertips already, and you might need to clip them during the first few days after birth.

For some reason, clipping Elmo's fingernails seriously scares me to death! I think I'm going to delegate that duty to Scott.

We got the crib and dresser/changing table this week. It's all ready and waiting for baby to arrive. On my "to do" list this weekend is to wash all the clothes we've received and get everything put away in the dresser. I would like to get the changing area all set up as well (probably the one area, other than the crib, that is the most important!). I also want to pack the hospital bags so we have it at the ready, just in case. I just don't think Elmo is going to wait until July 10 to meet the world. Of course, on July 11 when I'm still pregnant I will be eating my words but oh well.

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