Our little pixie has been growing for 38 weeks now – 2 to go! And at 38 weeks, she is the length of a leek, which, by the way is more than 19 1/2 inches, head to heel. She is probably weighing in at about 6.5 pounds.
And what is she up to this week?
Your baby’s intestines have accumulated a considerable amount of meconium, which is usually eliminated shortly after birth. Your baby might just scratch herself in the womb as the fingernails have grown over the fingertips now. Baby’s lungs continue to mature and her brain and nerve function are working better every day. The latter two will continue to mature until she is a teenager. Your baby weighs about 6½ pounds and is around 19 or 20 inches long.
D and I feel as ready as we can ever realistically be. We are enjoying our time alone together, especially a romantic/fun weekend in NYC for Valentine’s Day, and looking forward to our first trip with baby. This will be one well traveled kid, that is for sure 🙂 Her first trip is San Fransisco in August, and we cannot wait to take her to the parks our there!
I feel bad writing such a short update, especially for readers who we don’t talk to or see often, but there is really not much else to say. But stay tuned, I have a feeling that will change soon 🙂