As your baby's senses increase, his mommy's breathing room decreases.
Weighing in at three-plus pounds and measuring 18 inches long, your baby is quickly approaching his birth length -- though he's got to pack on another three to five pounds before D-day. Also developing at an impressive clip: your baby's brain connections (he's got to make trillions of them!). He's now processing information, tracking light, and perceiving signals from all five senses. He's also putting in longer stretches of sleep, which is why you're probably noticing more defined patterns of wakefulness (and movement) and rest (when he's pretty still).
Wow! Once again I am amazed at how much can change in one week! I did go to the doctor this week, but will continue to only post my stats once a month...however...I had 0 pounds lost or gained weight wise. So that was fantastic news. :) I talked to my doctor about my swelling, and she said that my blood pressure was no where near high, and I had no protein in my urine....both of which are triggers for Pre-Eclampsia....which I DO NOT wish to get....and that the swelling was probably due to the heat. We go back to the doctor in two weeks, and then I'll post my stats. It seems very surreal....1. that there's a baby in my belly, and 2. that at some point within 9 weeks said baby will be out here....in the real world....with me. I'll have no one to answer to, no one to ask questions, it's all me and how I prefer to do things. Talk about some major pressure!! Naturally my mother is all about this baby....she said this is the longest pregnancy ever....she cannot wait for Ben to get here. :)
OH MY GOSH....I have the absolute BEST story. SO...my last shower was this past weekend, and we are so blessed. We got a TON of really cute clothes, and it was a book theme, so TONS of amazing books for us to read to Ben. And shockingly, not a single duplicate. My sister-in-law and my brother got us our pack n play which is super exciting....we'll be putting that together this weekend and getting our room baby ready. But aside from that, we didn't really get anything BIG from our registry. So that part was kind of disappointing....not that I'm trying to sound ungrateful, but we are still lacking a travel system at this point. SO....hubby got in from being out of town LATE LATE on Tuesday night, and we had a baby class Wednesday night, and then were heading over to my parents house for a bite to eat afterwards. Well when we got there my brother and sister-in-law were there to pick up my parents car for the weekend (going to the lake and only wanted to take 1 car). So we walked into the house and my dad's like every one's downstairs having a drink. Okay great....so we walk down to the basement, and ALL of my girlfriends are sitting on the sofa. No one said anything...not them....not me....nothing. I don't think I have ever been more confused in all of my life. Then they bring out our travel system. My bestie E and my sister-in-law contacted all of my girlfriends and mom and they all chipped in and bought it for us. I was STUNNED to put it mildly. I honestly had no idea what to even say. I mean thank you doesn't even begin on what I owe these women. What a thoughtful thing for them to do. I was so very excited. :)
So now also this weekend we'll be installing car seat bases, and putting on car seat toys so Ben will be ready to roll. Sometimes I think 9 weeks seems like a lifetime.....but then I think about how busy these next 9 weeks are going to be, and I wonder how on earth we'll get everything completed that we need to. Prayer and a lot of help from your friends.....
Hope you have a great weekend!! xoxo