Wednesday, September 5, 2007

It's not a basketball even though it feel like one!

So I was right about the e-mails staying with the sports theme - just wrong about the specific sport of this week. This week MBB is a Tennis racket head (and in my opinion the most boring sport to watch on TV besides golf). Although I personally think a basketball would have been more appropriate as that is what MBB feels like most of the time. And you can tell that from the 36 week stats:
  • 13.5 - 20.5 inches (more specifics to come after tomorrow's midwife appt) MBB should be around 6lbs right now. Still packing on about an ounce a day MBB will soon be the size of a Sumo wrestler - hopefully one with a very very small head!
  • MBB is shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her/his body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath.
  • One week from today MBB 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.) so the waiting is almost over folks - get those camera's ready!

More to report tomorrow after belly casting and my birth center appointment, but yesterday's labor class went well. We worked on two new forms of pain coping as well as labor positions and stretching. Don't forget the Birth center said I could give birth on my head for all they care - so all options are open!

Good mid-week to all.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Jenna, when was the last time you stood on your head?