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.