A Denver Family's Adventure Through The Ups And Downs of Life

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

38 Weeks- 14 days until Sam's Due Date

Good morning everyone. I guess that Sam likes where he is. He's not going anywhere just yet.

According to the experts:
* Sam's intestines have accumulated a considerable amount of meconium (the code name for black, tar-like baby poop), which is usually eliminated shortly after birth and gives you your first experience with the 100-wipe diaper change. Here's what else is up:

* Sam might just scratch himself in the womb as the fingernails have grown over the fingertips now.

* Sam's lungs continue to mature and her brain and nerve function are working better every day. The latter two will continue to mature until Sam is a teenager, at which point he'll know it all (or at least he'll think he does).

Sam weighs about 6½ pounds and is around 19 or 20 inches long—as long as leek.

Here is the weekly bump picture (as always).
There's probably not going to be many more of these.

I requested an internal exam at my appointment yesterday and my son is at zero station and I am 90% effaced. Unfortunately, I'm not dilated, but my midwife says that once I start, it should progress pretty quickly. I'm so excited.

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