Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Week 37 of pregnancy

Baby weighs close to 2.8 kilograms and may be about 50 centimetres long from head to toe. Your baby's head is now cradled in your pelvic cavity -- surrounded and protected by your pelvic bones. This position clears some much-needed space for her growing legs and buttocks. 

Many babies now have a full head of hair, with locks maybe around 2.5 centimetres long. But don't be surprised if her hair isn't the same colour as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes taken aback when their children are born with bright red or blond hair, and fair-haired couples likewise can produce babies with dark hair. And then, of course, some babies don't have any hair at all. 

Speaking of hair, most of the downy coat of lanugo that covered your baby from 26 weeks has disappeared, and so has most of the vernix caseosa, the whitish substance that also covers her. Your baby will swallow her lanugo and exterior coating, along with other secretions, and store them in her bowels. These will become your infant's first bowel movement, a blackish waste called meconium.

I went to see my obstetrician on 15th feb and she told me that baby's head is still floating. If it doesn't engage by the end then we might have to do C-Section. It doesn't sound good as I already got umbilical hernia and if it doesn't get fixed by exercise then that would mean I would be getting operated for it again. It's such an amazing feeling when ponyo/enyo stretches her body parts and I feel her tiny feet, hands, bum, face . Though it get's bit uncomfortable at night but I am enjoying it. I will be seeing obstetrician again on 22nd feb. For last 3 days my belly button has started to pain.

Aarav's bday party and baby shower was a success. Everyone enjoyed it and Aarav loved his inflatable dinasours. Got many pink dresses for Ponyo :)

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