Week 37

Week 36 baby bump

You're now officially considered full term! That's something to proud of (if not just a tad impatient). At this point, your little 'un is pretty much leveled off in weight gain, at slightly more than six pounds and around 20 inches in length. It’s the calm before the storm. Changes in your baby's weight have leveled off with only a few ounces of fat added this week. At this point your baby should weigh in at around 7 lbs and 20 inches (with boys somewhat heavier and longer than girls). Happily, as far as internal organs go, they are now developed enough to function in the outside world although the oh-so-important immune system is still developing and will continue to do so after birth. With a large boost of antibodies provided by breast milk when nursing begins. Fighting infection and staying healthy should be well within their physical capacity when your little fighter is born.

Month 9: Watermelon
At week 37, your pregnancy is considered full term, meaning baby is likely to thrive after birth. Baby spends these last weeks in preparation for the outside world… meaning careful refinement of the blink, suck, inhale and exhale. Meconium, which you’ll probably find in the first diaper, is accumulating in the intestines. If (okay, as) you worry about giving birth, consider what it’s like for the little one. During the journey out of your womb, baby will produce more stress hormones than any other time in life.

How far along? 37 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 20 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? Yes, dang it.
Sleep: Ugh, I have to get up at least 3 times a night.
Best moment this week: Baby shower today.
Movement: Quite a bit still
Food cravings: None
Gender: BOY!!
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Comfort.
What I am looking forward to: The crib coming in.
Weekly Wisdom: I don't know...
Milestones: I'm officially full term now!


you are darling!!! Its so fun to have a baby but with me...pregnancy just seemed like it took forever especially the last couple weeks! So, if you feel like that too...just be reminded that the baby will soon be here! Get lots of sleep :) you will need it!