Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Baby at 37 Weeks

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Baby Lourese is now considered full term, even though Joyie's due date is still three weeks away. If Joyie goes into labor now, our baby's lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. She weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long

Braxton Hicks contractions may be coming more frequently now and may last longer and be more uncomfortable. Articles online said that Joyie might also notice an increase in vaginal discharge. If she see some "bloody show" (mucus tinged with a tiny amount of blood) in the toilet or in her undies, labor is probably a few days away — or less. So doctor, please make sure that your phone is always on, alright?