Our New Baby This Week

 

30 Weeks

 

Our baby should be a bit more than 15 1/2 inches long now, and he should weigh almost 3 pounds, but hes measuring big (according to the ultrasound last week). So at 29 weeks, he was more like 32 weeks gestational age, 17 inches long, and about 3 lb 7 oz. A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and fills out my uterus. His eyes open and close, he's able to distinguish between light and dark, and he can even follow a light source back and forth. Once he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have a visual acuity of only 20/400 which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face.

 

Info taken from BabyCenter.com

 

Chris and I are curious what you all think the name of the baby boy should be. We have our favorite, but we still want to know if you have any input. So, if you think of a name (first or middle) that's not on the list but want to suggest it, email us.

 

In no particular order:

Andrew

Derrick

Kevin

Jacob

Luke

Brian

Sean

Benjamin

Finnegan

Emmett

Ethan

Henry

Boris

Samuel

Dexter

Cole

 

 

 

Weve had some inquiries about a baby registry. We are registered at Babies R Us.

 

 

Note that, for the purposes of this chart, babies are measured from the crown (or top) of the head to the rump (or bottom) until about 20 weeks. After that, they're measured from head to toe.

 

Gestational age

Length (US)

Weight (US)

Length (cm)

Mass (g)

20 weeks

10.08 inches

10.58 ounces

25.6 cm

300 grams

21 weeks

10.51 inches

12.70 ounces

26.7 cm

360 grams

22 weeks

10.94 inches

15.17 ounces

27.8 cm

430 grams

23 weeks

11.38 inches

1.10 pound

28.9 cm

501 grams

24 weeks

11.81 inches

1.32 pound

30 cm

600 grams

25 weeks

13.62 inches

1.46 pound

34.6 cm

660 grams

26 weeks

14.02 inches

1.68 pound

35.6 cm

760 grams

27 weeks

14.41 inches

1.93 pound

36.6 cm

875 grams

28 weeks

14.80 inches

2.22 pounds

37.6 cm

1005 grams

29 weeks

15.2 inches

2.54 pounds

38.6 cm

1153 grams

30 weeks

15.71 inches

2.91 pounds

39.9 cm

1319 grams

31 weeks

16.18 inches

3.31 pounds

41.1 cm

1502 grams

32 weeks

16.69 inches

3.75 pounds

42.4 cm

1702 grams

33 weeks

17.20 inches

4.23 pounds

43.7 cm

1918 grams

34 weeks

17.72 inches

4.73 pounds

45 cm

2146 grams

35 weeks

18.19 inches

5.25 pounds

46.2 cm

2383 grams

36 weeks

18.66 inches

5.78 pounds

47.4 cm

2622 grams

37 weeks

19.13 inches

6.30 pounds

48.6 cm

2859 grams

38 weeks

19.61 inches

6.80 pounds

49.8 cm

3083 grams

39 weeks

19.96 inches

7.25 pounds

50.7 cm

3288 grams

40 weeks

20.16 inches

7.63 pounds

51.2 cm

3462 grams

41 weeks

20.35 inches

7.93 pounds

51.7 cm

3597 grams

42 weeks

20.28 inches

8.12 pounds

51.5 cm

3685 grams

43 weeks

20.20 inches

8.19 pounds

51.3 cm

3717 grams

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