~Momma Piñata~

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Week 40

Well this is the last one available but I fully intend to still be here at Week 41...I'm to be induced beginning on Sunday May 21st as an outpatient. I'm hoping to make some progress before than (or even better give birth) but I'm not really sure that's going to happen. My cervix is now thicker and her head is a little lower which is *some* progress but its not very much. Maybe the full moon tonight will kick things into gear, who knows?

Week Forty
  • Much of the vernix has vanished but you will notice traces on her body.
  • 15% of your child's body is fat. Since she hasn't learned to shiver yet, these fat stores will help regulate her temperature.
  • Approximately 60 - 75 percent is water!
  • Your baby's chest sticks out, almost as if she's ready to strut proudly over her accomplishment!
  • Her lungs will continue developing until birth. They are manufacturing large quantities of surfactant which works to keep the air sacs open.
  • She continues to grow; her hair and nails longer as well. You may need to trim those fingernails soon after birth or protect her face from scratches with mittens.
  • Small breast buds are present on both sexes.
  • The baby now weighs 7.6 pounds (3462gm) and is 20.2 inches (51.2cm) long.
  • Newest approximation of her weight was on Tuesday at 8 1/2 pounds!
  • Congratulations! Any day now you will be cradling your daughter! Cherish the moments and learn all you can about this new personality in your life. They go by all too fast!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Tomorrow Is My Due Date!

And can I say that I'm tired...More and more people call just to make sure that I haven't had the baby yet. Do they have ANY idea how LONG that makes the days go by? I have taken to ignoring the phone calls now. Pretty sad, but I'm tired of the same crap everyday...

When I have the baby...trust me, you will know!

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

39 Week Belly Shot...

I never thought this was going to work...not that the writing is going where I want it to. I want the writing below the pic...Grrrr....
I think I got is this time....

Ultrasound #5!

Yes that's right! Since she hasn't been moving as much as she used to, and also because my belly seems to be shrinking in size but not getting any lower I have bought myself another ultrasound!

The norm is 2, and this will be the fifth one, and its slated for Tuesday 320pm. I'm hoping that everything is good in there. Though if the fluid levels are low (which is part of what they want to see) than I've also bought myself an early induction...Kinda makes me nervous because it almost seems like inductions are turning quickly into c-sections especially at the hospitals out here. They have a 33% rate of c-sections that's ridiculous if you ask me!

Anyhow there'll be an update late Tuesday/Wednesday about that ultrasound...and that will bring me to 39 weeks and 4 days....blah!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Week 39

Week Thirty-Nine
  • The lanugo has mostly disappeared, but you'll probably find a bit on her shoulders, arms and legs and in those protected little bodily creases. It will vanish completely on its own in time.
  • Her lungs are maturing and surfactant production is increasing and fully prepared to take on the outside world!
  • Your baby doesn't have much room to move and certainly mom agrees! Did you imagine 8 months ago that this wee one would be able to hook a toe in your ribs while elbowing your bladder? She certainly has grown!
  • Her body continues laying on the fat stores that will help regulate her body temperature after birth. In addition to normal fat, she is accumulating a special "brown" fat in the nape of his neck, between his shoulders and around organs. Brown fat cells are important for thermogenesis (generating heat) during his first weeks.
  • Your infant's weight is around 7.25 pounds (3288gm) and length is 19.9 inches (50.7cm).
Eric thinks she'll be 8lbs 5oz and I'm thinking either 8lbs 3oz or 8lbs 8oz.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Birthdate Guesses!

All the guesses were in the month of May:

2nd: What I think my real due date is!

3rd: My guess #1

2nd-5th: Alexa thinks by the 5th at the latest!

7th: Eric's guess

9th: That's what's on the Sears registry

12th: My due date, which I believe to be way off!

13th: Full moon, and my other guess.

14th: Quincy's guess and also Mother's Day.

22nd: Latest induction date if (God help us all) she hasn't come yet. Also Victoria Day!

***My mom has stated any day but the 5th!

Wednesday's 10 Sentences

1. Baby Girl didn't get the memo...She should be on her way out today at the latest...but she's not!!!

2. Every morning that I wake up and I'm not in labour I get more and more frustrated and a little depressed.

3. Thank goodness for GIMP 2.2 or else I'd really be banging my head into the wall repeatedly.

4. Tomorrow is my OB appointment and I pray that I have made *some* progress.

5. Post partum depression scares me.

6. I have a feeling she'll come on Cinco de Mayo because its the one day in this entire month that we all would really prefer that she didn't come on.

7. All noises seem to irritate me today.

8. This weather bites the big banana.

9. Sometimes I wish life were more like fiction. Ross scared Emma out with the threat of sex with Rachel...why doesn't that work for us? (Yes I'm talking about Friends).

10. I read Ruby in Her Own Time, in hopes that I would unclench and just let this little peanut arrive when she wants but I just can't see to let go!

Top 25 Names of 2005

Top 25 Girls Names of 2005

Top 25 Boys Names of 2005


To Do Lists...What are yours like?

From www.todolistblog.com

I invite you to contribute your lists--ideally, the real, handwritten variety written in the course of your everyday life. We’re interpreting "to-do" broadly. They could be:
garden-variety daily to-do lists
lifelong goals
pros and cons lists
wish lists
ways to deal with insomnia
articles i want to write
boys/girls i have kissed
vocab lists
secrets i have never told anyone
cliches to avoid
things i would do if i win the lottery
classes to take
movies to see
things i like to do alone
lists of any kind


I might do a couple of these and post them...tho not handwritten ones.