Monday, 15 June 2009

What a relief

What a relief... after 10 weeks of neglecting this blog I am finally up to date on all the weeks I missed - Thank goodness for my hand written journal and twitter for reminders of my weekly progress. And also thank goodness for the huge resources on the internet these days.

I have loved reading about my babys development in the womb, along with the changes that are happening to my body. Many of the astonishing facts I wouldn't have read if it wasn't for writing this blog... things like:

The fact my uterus is now thousands times bigger than it was... in the space of 9 months?!

The fact that I am carrying around 6-8lbs worth of extra fluid!

And knowing that by the time I reach full term my blood volume will have increased up to a staggering 50%!

I hope you have enjoyed reading all the facts too.

With just 2 weeks to go til my estimated due date I will try and keep the blog updated... and of course share my birth story on here... however that may turn out!!

Mama Fact of the Day

38 weeks - I am seriously nesting...

"If you can't stop Windexing everything in sight or you have a sudden desire to rearrange your linen closet again, then you're officially nesting. Nesting is the phenomena where exhausted and very pregnant women suddenly find the energy and the drive to clean like their life depends on it.

Though many women think "nesting" is a wives' tale, it's actually not the stuff of urban legend, and many women get the powerful urge to ready their home for the impending arrival in the final weeks of pregnancy."

I am also seriously huge...

Fetal Fact of the Day

38 weeks - "Your baby's intestines have accumulated a considerable amount of meconium (the code name for black, tar-like baby poop), which is usually eliminated shortly after birth and gives you your first experience with the 100-wipe diaper change.

Baby's lungs continue to mature and her brain and nerve function are working better every day. The latter two will continue to mature until Junior is a teenager, at which point she'll know it all (or at least she'll think she does)."

Quote of the Day

"Feeling fat lasts nine months but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever."
Nikki Dalton