9 Months

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I’m 9 months pregnant! I have 27 days and counting till my son is born. If I had it my way it would be sooner than later, but God’s timing is always best.

My husband and I were talking and I was telling him how amazed I continue to be at how fast the time is flying by. Not too long ago we were scheduling our 32 week ultrasound, our six week childbirth class as well as our hospital tour and our baby showers. We are now able to check all those off on our “to do” list. The only things left to do is to put my hospital bag together which is somewhat done already and wait for the birth of our son. That just trips me out! Thinking about it though, I’d rather be busy than bored, so I guess this is a tremendous blessing after all. Plus, both Luke and my birthdays are at the end of the month and Thanksgiving is next week…so we will have lots to keep us occupied while we wait.

How your baby’s growing:
Your baby is still packing on the pounds at the rate of about an ounce a day. He now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18-1/2 inches long. He’s shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered he body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected he skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of he first bowel movement.

At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.) Most likely he’s in a head-down position. But if he isn’t, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an “external cephalic version,” which is a fancy way of saying he’ll try to coax your baby into a head-down position by manipulating him from the outside of your belly.

To read more go to BabyCenter.com

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