April 28, 2010

33 Weeks

5-7 more weeks until we meet our baby! Everything is going good. My feet and ankles have been swelling off and on, but they seem to be doing better this week. I feel like I've had a growth spurt or something, because I definitely cannot bend over easily anymore at all. Tomorrow we are going to interview a pediatrician, I will feel relieved after we nail one down. My baby shower is coming up Saturday and me and Chad are both really excitied!

How your baby's growing:

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

See what your baby looks like this week.

1 comment:

Mike and Suzi :) said...

So excited for you guys! I have a gift for you!