Friday, September 3, 2010

31 Weeks!

So today is Friday! You know what that means!

It's Weekly Update™ Time!

This week the baby is the size of....

Picture 1 four oranges? okaaaaay.

Apparently this is a measurement of his weight. Which is, interesting? I don't know lol.

ANYWAY this means that the baby is about 16 inches long (wow!) and about 3.5 pounds!

Picture 4

the BIG NEWS this week is that the baby's lungs are now producing something called surfactant. This is important because before this week, the baby's lungs wouldn't have been able to inflate properly (even though he did have air sacs, they wouldn't have worked). but NOW because of this surfactant he will be able to take in breaths and his lungs can expand and contract! YAY! The lungs aren't matured fully yet but this is a huge step in the right direction. That's really his last system that still needs to develop more.

the baby is going to gain about half a pound a week until delivery. whoa.

Picture 2

He is turning his head back and forth in there and now due to space constraints he's in the classic "fetal position" with his arms and legs kinda curled up at his body. Yay!

here's what it looks like right now:
Picture 3
i'm not sure how i feel about this photo lol look at the line just labeled "fat" hahah don't call my baby fat, punk!

As for me, my muscles are expanding and stuff and that's why my back (and legs!) will hurt from now on. I might start getting more frequent Braxton Hicks contractions as well to prepare my body for labor.

We're getting closer and closer to baby time though! We're now in the double digits! 9 weeks until our due date, 6 weeks until i'm full term! (although of course he could be late, but he won't! lol)

here are my weekly photos:

Photo 572

Photo 580

so yay! 31 weeks! not a ton going on this week but it's still exciting! Next week I'll be 8 months pregnant! YAY!

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