My Quote

"Maybe our mistakes are what makes our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course we wouldn't fall in love, or be who we are. After all seasons change. So do cities. People come in our lives and people go. But it's comforting...the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you're lucky, always will be."-Miranda Brogdon

19 October 2010

34 weeks!!!!

Dear Reader, 

I now weigh about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and am almost 18 inches long. My fat layers — which will help regulate my body temperature once I'm born — are filling me out, making me rounder. My skin is also smoother than ever. My central nervous system is maturing and my lungs are continuing to mature as well. Mommies been a little nervous about preterm labor, but she'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.

Mommy had an appointment yesterday and they cleared her for being able to have me naturally which means she doesn't have placenta previa!! My head was in the perfect place and when measured my body was measuring that of a 38w and I weighed 5.6lbs which is measuring to be 36w. Mommies uterus is also measuring big so it really could be any time that I could arrive but mommy wants to keep me in as long as possible. 

Alec Grayson


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