Good morning everyone. Pregnancy is 9 months (yea, right). I hit that today.
According to the experts:
* Sam continues to put on weight at about ½ pound each week. This layer of fat will help Sam regulate his body temperature after leaving your climate-controlled womb. In fact, Sam will be 15 percent fat at birth (and me ... well that's another story).
* Even in the womb, Sam can listen, feel, touch and see.
* Sam's gums are firm with ridges that look somewhat like teeth, though his actual pearly whites won't start breaking through until he's between three months and a year old.
* Sam has definite patterns of sleep and wakefulness—opening his eyes while awake and closing them while sleeping.
Sam is now around 18½ inches long and nearly 6 pounds—just about as big as a Crenshaw Melon!
Here is the weekly bump picture (as always)