Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Baby - Week 36

Ok, I thought she felt like she was larger than a honeydew melon. I was a week behind in posting somehow. So she is actually the size of a crenshaw melon which means she is about 6 pounds and 18½ inches. Still seems a bit small for as cramped as we both feel. She is losing her downy covering of hair and her vernix caseosa (a waxy substance that covers and protects her skin while she is in the amniotic fluid.

At the end of this week she will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.) Woohoo! Her birthday is near!

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