We've made it to Week 38 and we're still waiting on little Elmo. There is still lots of movement although I think things are getting a little cramped in there because it seems the kicks and jabs have slowed and it's more rolling and stretching at this point. The other night while watching TV, Elmo decided he needed to stretch every limb to the point where I wasn't sure my skin was going to hold up. I think he wanted to come right out through my belly! Cute but also quite painful!
Here is the update on development this week:
Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb. Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)
Exciting times! This weekend we are just planning on running some errands and relaxing before Elmo's arrival. Hope everyone has a good weekend and stays cool!