Crenshaw melon (weight) - I don't know what that is
Over 18.5 inches, about 6 lbs (my midwife says she thinks he's probably about 6.5 lbs now, which is still average)
Baby Changes (Source: BabyCenter.com.)
He's shedding most of the downy hair that covered his body, as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that protected his skin during his nine-month amniotic bath. He will be full term on Saturday! (ah!)
Best Moment this Week
Umm... I don't know?? This week has been a blur!
BOY! Elliot James.
He's still moving lots, mainly stretching which sticks his bum out near my belly button, then a little foot bump out near my side. He switches sides that his feet are on, but is still staying head down.
This week's fruits: apples, strawberries, grapes, peaches. I made one of my favorite recipes, chicken & rice casserole, last night, & it was delicious. Not a craving... but I thought I'd tell you anyways. :-)
Oh, sleep. One day I'll enjoy it again, I hear. Yesterday I woke up at 5:30 with a stomachache & uncomfortable so I just got up. No fun. But I'm sleeping in as much as I can. I can't seem to get enough sleep.
What I am looking forward to
I've got a hot date tomorrow, whoohoo! & this weekend we have the goal to have Elliot's room & the hospital bag completely done. It will feel good to have all that done, so we can just go about normal life & be ready when he comes!
A little nausea, exhausted, sore back & shoulders, not sleeping well, Braxton Hicks, arthritis hands.
To-Do List & Progression
-Wash clothes newborn - 3 mos.
Status: done! I might wash the rest of his clothes just for good measure.
Status: prefolds & covers washed; pocket & AIO diapers & wipes all washed.
-Get bookcase done
Status: not done (Josh's job)
-Hang fabric circles, other decor
Status: Fabric circles hung! A few things have to wait until the bookcase is done, which I have no control over, so I'm going to check this off the list to make myself feel better. :-)
-Pack hospital bag
Status: in progress - almost done!
-Install car seat
Status: car washed & car seat base installed!
-Make room in kitchen cabinets for bottles, sippy cups, plates, etc.
-Make up crib w/ mattress pad & sheet
-Buy home coming outfit