Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hump Day, Bump Day!

Here we are at Week 38 - check out the countdown at the bottom of the blog!! It seems that weeks 1-30 took equally as long as 31-38 did...but I suppose the Earth does spin a little slower when you're lugging around another human + 25 extra lbs.

Here's le bump (no longer it's just a blob):

"Congratulations, Kristi! You're 38 Weeks Pregnant. Your baby is now officially full term. If born today he would probably do well. Baby is about 21 inches from head to toe and weighs about 6.8 pounds. Most of his downy hair -- lanugo -- and whitish coating -- vernix -- have disappeared. Baby's growth is slowing, but fat cells under his skin are getting plumper. Make sure you have a bag packed. It won't be long now -- 95% of all babies are born within two weeks of their due date."

I would like to go on record to say that proclaiming "95% of all babies are born within two weeks of their due date" is the stoopidest thing, ever. Of COURSE all babies are born within two weeks - two weeks earlier or two weeks later - of their due date because that would assume that 8 years of medical school helped the OB-GYNs of the world accurately predict a due date somewhere in a FOUR WEEK window. Duh. I could do that drunk, blindfolded and pointing at a calendar. Sheesh.

The update I get from The Bump tells me "Don't panic if you feel electric buzzes down your legs and inside your vagina. Baby has simply stumbled on yet another way to grab your attention -- this time, he's bumping against nerves in your pelvis."

Ummm...about that. WIP, Mommy does not think that is cool. And I'm sure it's your funny little way of getting me back for that unpleasant gas problem I've had lately. I'm really sorry about that. Truce?


Brooke said...


You look so great!! It's almost time! I totally think your baby has dropped by the looks of your cute belly! All the best to you and I can't wait to see pictures of little WIP in the flesh :)


Baby Momma Andrea said...

I agree with Brooke, you definitely look like you've "dropped" since last HDBD :-)