Congratulations! You've got what is officially considered a full-term baby, even with three weeks to go. That doesn't mean he's finished growing — in fact, he's still packing on about a half pound a week (at this age, the average fetus weighs about 6.5 pounds). That makes it a little crowded in your uterus, so he’s probably not kicking as much, though he’s probably stretching, rolling a bit, and wiggling (all of which you’ll be able to feel!). Right now, your little superstar is busy rehearsing for his big debut, inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid (to get the lungs ready for that first breath), sucking his thumb (to prepare for that first suckle of milk), blinking, and turning from side to side.
Not much changes in these last weeks other than Baby O chubbing up a bit! I am really exhausted with pregnancy. I have had a great pregnancy and feel bad for even complaining, but these last few weeks my body is just exhausted. My cankles have returned and my ligaments feel like they can't support my body :) I am ready to feel better but not really ready to be mom to THREE!!! Not sure if that even makes sense but that is where I am! I have wrapped up most of my house projects, but I have a few still in limbo. Today, I am hoping to get the carpet cleaned in the babe's room and all the infant stuff washed and ready. I am not bothering with the clothes...if it's a girl I won't need them and if it's a boy I'll deal with a few loads of laundry when we get home! I am so excited to see what this little one is! I actually set up a little online thing if you want to go over and enter your guesses for sex, size, etc...
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I went to the doctor yesterday and had my first internal (blah) but I was happy to hear I am almost dilated to a 2! I am very realistic that this doesn't mean anything. I could sit at a 2 for another month or go into labor today. I am honestly hoping I go into labor on my own about a week early (as long as baby O is ready of course!) Baby O's heartbeat was 150 and other than the swelling I am healthy as a horse! Now we just need to name this kid! Poor nameless child!
Did any of your kids remain nameless at the time of their birth?