Size of Baby: Baby girl now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe or honeydew) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers 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.
Not a lot has changed in sleep, movement, and symptoms....good sleep is still hard to come by, she is still moving like crazy (she even kicked my dad while we were getting a picture taken over the weekend!), and my symptoms are the same with the addition of being pretty emotional the past couple of days- all in all, not too bad.
Best moment of the week: Getting our maternity pictures taken was so fun! We had a great photographer and it was a beautiful day. We also had another midwife appointment that went well. Everything looks good- blood pressure is normal and no protein in my urine (yay!). Baby girl is head down with her back and butt on my right side and her arms and legs on my left side. Our midwife told me to spend some time on my hands and knees a couple of times a day to turn her so that her back is facing out.
What I am looking forward to: My wonderful husband's birthday next week (I got him the best present and I have been dying to give it to him!) other than that, I can't think of anything besides meeting our sweet girl, it seems to be the only thing I can think about lately.
Weekly wisdom: After asking my dear friend Melissa what to pack in my hospital bag she said- "NIPPLE CREAM, NIPPLE CREAM, NIPPLE CREAM (medela makes it)!" This made me laugh so hard, love her!!
Pictures: Here are a few more maternity pics...