Monday, May 21, 2012

Slip and Slide Fun

So Kristen is 39 weeks pregnant this coming Thursday the 24th!!  She looks and feels wonderful!!  I will give you a quick update on Mommy and Baby after you enjoy these wonderful pictures of Sophia!!  On Sunday we had a great time in the back yard on our Slip N Slide!!  I was able to take some pictures of Soph enjoying the water!! We had temp's in the low 90's, it was a beautiful Saturday and Sunday.

Our baby's crown-to-rump length at this time is approximately 14.4 inches and the total length is approximately 21.5 inches. The average baby weighs anywhere between 5- 7 pounds now and is getting prepared for birth. Kristen is probably as big as she will get at this point.  The heat is the only thing that makes her uncomfortable now. When she is in A/C she is loving life.  Most women gain between 25 and 35 pounds during their pregnancy. Kristen has gained... I was born at night just not last night... that information is given on a need to know basis... I actually don't even know... At least that's the story i'm sticking to...

Although our baby continues to grow and develop inside Kristens uterus, there is not much room for her to move about. All of our baby's organ systems are now complete and the lungs were the last to fully mature.

Parental Discretion is advised for this next paragraph.
Most women are ready to deliver their babies.  Kristens uterus has grown a lot and now fills her entire pelvis and abdomen. Her cervix is ripening in preparation for delivery and her bladder is under a lot of pressure.  We are on the look out for contractions to get worse... even when Kristen starts to move around and they will probably get stronger and more frequent as well. Other signs of labor are the breaking of her water (Like with Sophia.) 

Most of the lanugo on our baby should be gone by now. Our baby still may have some on her shoulders and on some of the smaller parts of her body. Our baby's toenails have reached the end of her toes. The umbilical cord is about a half inch thick. The umbilical cord still supplies the baby with nutrients that she needs. After delivery, our baby's umbilical cord will be clamped and cut. After it is cut, she will be an independent human being and must perform all of her body functions on her own. Our baby will get antibodies from Kristens body that gives her immune system a boost

Thanks for visiting and we will keep you updated!!

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