Thursday, June 21, 2012

6 more weeks!

Baby Sprout should be here soon!  We've got an estimated 6 weeks left until the big day.  I'm starting to get a little impatient- seems like the next 6 weeks will be the longest 6 weeks ever.  Work is slowing down a little bit which is expected in the summer time.  We see less coughs/colds but  more routine physicals, sports physicals, and well child checks come in.
We're basically done in the nursery.  I have ONE more sewing project left I want to do and I can't seem to focus on it long enough to get it done.  I never got the crown molding I wanted but oh well.  We also need to touch up paint but I will leave the standing on the ladder to Chase.
Our baby shower is this weekend and I'm really looking forward to getting to see friends and family all together.  I love a good party!  Hopefully everyone has a lot of fun.
Sprout is moving a lot- less kicks and a lot more big movements.  My stomach gets lopsided a lot since Sprout seems to enjoy the right side a lot more than the left.  I'll get a body part sticking up and out throughout the day as well.   It's kind of fun to feel and guess if its an arm, leg, shoulder, etc.

Here's what Sprout is up to:  Your baby now weighs more than 2.2kg (4.8 lbs) and is 45cm from top to toe. She's filling out and getting rounder – she’ll need her fat layers later to regulate her body temperature once she's born. 

If you don't already talk to your baby, this is a good time to start – at 35 weeks her hearing is fully developed. Don't feel ridiculous if you're already chatting in baby talk. Some evidence shows that newborns pay closer attention to high-pitched tones. 

If you've been nervous about going into premature labour, you'll be happy to know that 99 per cent of babies born at week 35 can survive outside the uterus (womb) – and most have no major problems. Although your baby's central nervous system is still maturing, her lungs are nearly fully developed by now.