Saturday, November 7, 2009

38 Weeks (and 3 Days)

The final countdown is officially ON. 5 Days and counting I can only imagine what I will be feeling like this time Thursday - especially with in regards to hunger. I have basically been eating my way through our kitchen (thankfully it's mainly healthy food), so I have a feeling Thursday is going to be a difficult day. Oddly enough, I am more concerned about my eating schedule than I am about going through a major surgery and delivering a baby! Figures.

Here is your 38 week update as well as a good belly shot!

Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)

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