Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bump Watch: 38 Weeks

With less than two weeks left before the due date, we're officially in the "any day now" window!! Statistically speaking, the vast majority of women give birth within two weeks of the due date, on either side; here are a couple graphical representations of the stats, for those who are interested:

We're basically taking this all to mean that Eggi really could decide to come at any moment -- or we could find ourselves still waiting three weeks from now... But we're doing what we can to get ready in case he makes his grand appearance early!

For now, though, here's the weekly bump watch photo:

I'm definitely getting bigger -- and with it, unfortunately, more uncomfortable... While Eggi's movements are still causes of excitement, they're really starting to be painful now, too. And I've been having all manner of new pains this week -- sharp gas-like pains every time I change position, crampy pains if I'm on my feet for too long, and other fun things like that. I'm pretty sure, though, that none of these are contractions yet, though to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what to be on the lookout for... But they say that you'll know once you start going into labor. So I'm guessing that since I'm not sure about these aches and pains, then they're not the real thing yet... But we'll definitely keep you all posted!

For all that I've been suffering a bit more this week, it's also been a week of joyful anticipation -- even though we have no idea when Eggi will be born, it's still really exciting to see the growth and know that things are continuing to develop on track.

So here's the weekly development blurb from --
Your baby has really plumped up. He weighs about 6.8 pounds and he's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). He has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold his hand for the first time! His organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb. Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? If he's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If he's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time he's 9 months old.
We so can't wait to meet this little guy!


Again, don't forget to enter our baby pool! See this post for some helpful details; click here to enter a guess, or use the badge in the right sidebar!