Thursday, August 6, 2009

Week 36

The countdown continues…only four more weeks to go! In fetal development, most of Bianca’s bones (soft skull aside) are now completely hardened. Her muscle tone has also improved over these past few weeks. Her labia are now fully developed. And even though the amniotic fluid-to-baby ratio has fallen over these past weeks, she’s still swallowing fluid and some vernix caseosa. She will be more than ready to swallow and digest milk after birth. The average baby at 36 weeks weighs 6.5 lbs and is 20 inches long.

Reality is starting to sink in as time is flying by. Harry set up the bassinet and put together the stroller this week. We also started packing the hospital bag. We still have a few more items to get ready (like the Diaper Genie), but her temporary room is almost ready to welcome her. We are planning on putting the carseat bases in our cars this weekend.

Oh - I almost forgot - We also ordered a glider/ottoman combo to complete our Little Miracle's room:

The next major decision we have to make – and soon – is who will be Bianca’s pediatrician. We’ve gotten a few good recommendations. Now we just need to see who is considered “in-network” on Harry’s insurance and do a little more research.

My sister emailed me today. She said that she was talking about Bianca to one of her coworkers this morning, and for the rest of the day, she was writing “9/6” as the date. She said, “I wonder if that could be a sign.” Only time will tell if Kris has a bit of psychic ability!

1 comment:

  1. Gliders are so incredibly comfortable!!! And so soothing for babies and moms! I'm so excited for you hon!!