It has been a new journey in my life since the day I found out I was pregnant with Baby. It has been quite a struggle but at the same time, in the same breath, I can say that it has been wonderful pregnancy. Having to wake up every morning, knowing that she is sleeping soundly until I reached the office. She wakes up the moment I finished my breakfast and starts her morning stretches with a little kicking and boxing here and there. She will then take a nap later in the afternoon right up to evening and starts her routine again. She will have another round of nap before she wakes up at 11.00 p.m. That will be the time where she will be most active, having to move from right to left and pushing her way here and there, as if trying to break free from my womb. She will have her way to let me know when she is uncomfortable with loud noises or with my sleeping patterns that are making her uncomfortable. She began to show sign of cheekiness when her Daddy calls her, (which she usually repond …
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How your baby's growing: Congratulations! Your pregnancy is now considered full term — meaning your baby is developmentally ready to handle life outside the womb. (Babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 weeks are post-term.) Your baby probably weighs a little over 6 pounds at this point and measures between 19 and 20 inches, head to heel.Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children are born blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.
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How's your baby growing: Your baby is still putting on weight — about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds and is a little less than 19 inches long. She's shedding most of the downy hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the creamy substance that has protected her skin during its submersion in amniotic fluid. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, and they'll stay in her bowels until birth. This blackish mixture, called meconium, will become her first bowel movement.