Monday, January 17, 2011

40 weeks

Today is our due date. If we were still using our original due date I would be 11 days late! I'm still hoping that Ruthie decides to show up on her due date. I have 3 weeks until classes start back so it is very important that she arrives soon so that Matt and I can get a "routine" underway before trying to start the new semester. (I am aware that most mothers and fathers who read that last statement are laughing at me right now, but a girl can hope for the best!)

Here is what Babycenter and The Bump say about our child:

Babycenter: It's hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. Her skull bones are not yet fused, which allows them to overlap a bit if it's a snug fit through the birth canal during labor. This so-called "molding" is the reason your baby's noggin may look a little conehead-ish after birth. Rest assured — it's normal and temporary. Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.

The Bump: Baby's now the size of a watermelon!
As long as she's in your belly, baby's hair and nails will continue to grow, and her lungs will keep developing. She's anywhere from 5 to 11 pounds and is getting ready for a slightly gooey introduction any day now. (Upon arrival, baby will probably be covered in blood, vernix caseosa, lanugo, and amniotic fluid.)

That's all for now. When there is news, we will announce it on facebook and twitter as it is happening. We will update the blog also as we can, but facebook and twitter are just easier.

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