Friday, 12 June 2009

Mama Fact of the Day


33 weeks - and time for another bump picture to go with my 3d ones! What a good week!
I am looking very smug here - it is at my leaving do/baby shower and everyone was very kind, too kind. It was a great evening.

Fetal Fact of the Day

33 weeks - an amazing experience this week, my 3d scan! The pictures say it all...





Quote of the Day

"The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
Jill Churchill

Mama Fact of the Day

32 weeks - This is my last week of work before maternity leave. Two years later, from Sales Assistant to Internet & PR Manager, it's time to say goodbye to www.velvetstore.co.uk and all my gorgeous friends.

Fetal Fact of the Day

32 weeks - Fat layers continue to get deposited under the baby’s skin and the bones of the baby harden except for the skull. The skull needs to be soft and flexible for the delivery. The pressure on the head during child birth is so strong that many times babies are born with a cone head like appearance! These bones don’t fuse until early adulthood and so they grow as the brain and other tissues expand during infancy and childhood.

Quote of the Day

"I begin to love this creature,
and to anticipate her birth
as a fresh twist to a knot,
which I do not wish to untie."

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mama Fact of the Day

31 weeks - "It is normal to gain 1lb a week in the last trimester"
If I stick to that, my total pregnancy weight gain will be under 2st. I can live with that!!

Fetal Fact of the Day


31 weeks - My baby's organs are continuing to mature and baby is passing water from its bladder. Soon I can wonder what baby is wishing for - brain scans have shown that fetuses have periods of dream sleep around month eight! Amazing!

Quote of the Day

"Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be."
Carrie Fisher

Mama Fact of the Day


30 weeks - New bump photo, finally don't look just 'fat'!!

In other news, I think it's pretty amazing that I can blame 2-3lb weight gain on extra blood, 1-2lbs on my uterus and a whopping 5-6lbs on extra fluid & amniotic fluid!

Fetal Fact of the Day


30 weeks - My baby's lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed.

This week my baby continues to open and shut its eyes. Baby can probably see what's going on in utero, distinguish light from dark and even track a light source. Some researchers think baring your stomach to light stimulates visual development - but rest assured I will only be doing this in the privacy of my own garden when the sun is out!

To complete the picture, baby now has eyebrows and eyelashes.

Quote of the Day

"A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die."
Mary Mason

Mama Fact of the Day

29 weeks - midwife appointment this morning. lucozade at 8.30am? no thanks! however, was a must for my blood tests this morning. don't think i have gestational diabetes though. baby is breech and measuring on the small side but has another 11 weeks to bake! she predicts girl...

Fetal Fact of the Day


29 weeks - My baby now weighs around 2.5 pounds/1.1 kilograms and measures about 15 inches/38 centimetres from head to toe.

Sex...
In boys, testicles descend from near the kidneys through the groin en route to the scrotum. In girls, the clitoris is relatively prominent because it's not yet covered by the still-small labia. These will grow to cover it in the last few weeks before birth.

My baby's head is getting bigger, and brain growth is very rapid at this time. Nearly all babies react to sound by 30 weeks.

Quote of the Day

"A grand adventure is about to begin."
Winnie the Pooh

Neglected

I haven't written a post for ten weeks, disgusting!

So it's time to back track and catch up with myself!