Your baby is almost ready and most likely, so are you! The only organ still to mature is the lungs. While certainly you are both growing anxious to meet, remember that each day (up to 42 weeks), that your little one stays within your womb will multiply his chances to breathe on his own.
If she hasn’t already, this week your baby may drop into the birth canal. While breathing for mom becomes easier, walking may be the exact opposite! If she’s not your first baby, this “lightening” may not occur until right before labor.
Fat is dimpling your baby’s elbows and knees, and forming creases in the neck and wrists.
Her skin is growing smooth and, shall we say it, “baby” soft.
Her gums are very rigid. It won’t be many months before you’ll see her teeth.
She has a fully developed pair of kidneys and her liver has begun processing some waste products.
Your child’s average size is now 18.66 inches (47.4cm) and 5.78 pounds (2622 g). Between now and birth she will gain about an ounce a day!
My name is Lisa, I am a 30 something fun loving girl, living in Baltimore, MD. I’m married to a fantastic guy named Pete who is the best husband ever. I work for a Travel Agency focusing on Disney Trips. I have a wonderful niece named Alyssa and a sweet nephew names Austin who I just adore. I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family, taking pictures, cooking, being online, movies, planning and anything pink or purple. I’ve been blogging since January 2002. Here is a Picture of my sweeties!