Our New Baby This Week

 

38 Weeks

 

Our due date is coming up soon, and our baby's just waiting for the right time to be born. He has really fattened up, and he likely should weigh between 6 and 7 1/2 pounds now (boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls), and he's probably between 19 and 20 inches long—but we all know better.  I cook ‘em big! He has a firm grasp, which we'll soon be able to test with our pinkies! His organs are fully developed and in place, but his lungs and brain — though developed enough for him to function now — will continue to mature right through childhood.

This is what the baby looks like now:

 

 

 

Info taken from BabyCenter.com

 

At the doctor’s appointment this week:

 

I am measuring 40 weeks.*

I am fully effaced and dilated 2 cm.**

The baby’s head is not engaged.

 

*Coincidently, the measurement from the top of your pelvic bone to the top of your fundus is roughly equivalent to your baby’s gestational age.

**In labor, a woman’s cervix must efface/soften/ripen and then dilate to 10 centimeters before she can push a baby out.  Active labor is considered 4 cm on.

 

I have been trying to pass the time by keeping myself busy.  As we did for Sophie, we (my dad and I) made a lamp for the nursery for this baby, too!

 

 

Our baby has a name!

 

Finnegan James

 

We’ve 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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