Thursday, January 31, 2013

Week 34 of pregnancy

Baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.


I went to see my obstetrician on tuesday(29th jan 2013) and we saw the baby happily kicking around. Her head has gone down but she hasn't engaged yet. Doc said as my muscles are very weak she might engage during the very last moment.
6 weeks more to go and my bundle of joy will be in my hands. Though I am excited about bub's arrival, somewhere I feel nervous about post natal recovery period. With muscles being so weak, it's going to be a tough time for me. My mom had an fracture in her left hand few weeks back and she got operated 3 days back. Hopefully in couple of weeks she will be fine. I miss my parents a lot, I really wish they were here to provide me emotional support.  My in-laws will be here soon , so that's some relief. Aarav will have someone to look after him when I will be in hospital. Don't know how will I stay without him in hospital. He sleeps with us during night and we both have become so much used to of it. I hope when bub arrives, he doesn't feel neglected.

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