Good morning everyone. Things at Sam Central are still going very well.
According to the experts:
* Sam's fat layers — which will help regulate his body temperature once he's born — are filling him out, making him rounder.
* Sam's skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and his lungs are continuing to mature as well.
* The fingers and finger nails are well developed and the facial features are also clearer now.
* If anyone is nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.
I don't forsee that happening.
Sam now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and is almost 18 inches long
Weekly Bump Picture