Nov 17 2010

38 Weeks

The big arrival is almost here. Only 5 sleeps left!!!!!! I can’t believe we are so close.  It seems like just yesterday we were both on the couch nursing the wounds from our procedures, praying, and dreaming of what, if anything is to come.  This is it.  The final hill of the bumpy road that has been our path.  Through all the ups, downs, ins and outs, comes the end of the journey.  And let me tell you, this has been one hell of a journey!!  One that I would not change for anything in the world! 

Jess had her last OB appointment this past Monday. It was surreal.  I’m pretty sure the doc has had enough of us anyway!  Everything is looking great and barring an early arrival, we are set to go  for Monday. 

On to Chooch!! 

Unfortunately, I ran out of fruits and vegetables for comparison, and hell, they were getting boring anyway! 🙂  Luckily for you all, I get to show off my awesome/terrible editing skills for my own version of this weeks picture!! 

How far along? 38 Weeks 5 Days

How big is Choochie this week? Choochie is now weighing close to seven pounds and measuring over 20 inches long.  Fetal development is nearly complete as Choochie tends to a few last-minute details like shedding the skin-protecting vernix and lanugo. She’s also producing more surfactant, a substance that prevents the air sacs in her lungs from sticking to one another once she starts to breathe. Most of the changes this week are small but important: she’s continuing to add fat, and fine-tuning her brain and nervous system!

Sleep? Only 5 sleeps left (If you can call it sleep!!)

Movement? Choochie wants out!!

Food cravings? Rotisserie Chicken, Banana Cream Pie, Mac N Cheese, Federici’s Pizza, Apples,  Apple Jacks, Water!!!!


Milestones? Jess had her last OB appointment!!!


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