Wednesday, January 12, 2011

34.5 weeks!

Your baby now weighs more than 4.7 pounds / 2.2 kilograms and is 18 inches / over 45 centimetres from top to toe. She's filling out and getting rounder -- she'll need her fat layers later to regulate her body temperature. 

If you don't already talk to your baby, this is a good time to start -- at 35 weeks her hearing is fully developed. Don't feel ridiculous if you're already chatting in baby talk. Some evidence shows that newborns pay closer attention to high-pitched tones. 

If you've been nervous about going into premature labour, you'll be happy to know that 99 per cent of babies born at week 35 can survive outside the womb -- and most have no major problems. Although your baby's central nervous system is still maturing, her lungs are nearly fully developed by now. 

Baby DQ is growing and being crazy active during the day, thankfully letting me sleep decently though...on occasion on my back even!  She responds to voices and kicks back if i try and bother her, unfortunately mostly at work so daddio misses out on the fun for the most part right now.  And Oma and Tante Andi come to visit to do some house renos and finish up the baby room for the big reveal to come!  So stay tuned:) 

Five weeks and counting people, let's go! 



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