Monday, July 27, 2009

39 Weeks

I'm in such shock that I'm only a week away from my due date! Yes, I'm officially 39 weeks as of today. I'm hoping that this is my last weekly update. I'm praying that I don't go over my due date.

Just a little update from What to Expect:

Maddox's weight and height have probably increased only a little from last week. But his or her brain is still developing rapidly (a pace that continues during the first three years of life), with changes you'll be able to recognize firsthand as your baby's skill-packed bag of tricks expands almost daily. Heard that babies cry a lot? There's definitely truth to that rumor — as you'll find out soon enough (and usually during the middle of the night). But what you may not have heard is that tiny babies don't produce tiny tears when they cry, since their tear ducts aren't open for business yet. While you'll be consoling your crying baby right from the get-go, it won't be until sometime after the first month that you'll be wiping tears off those chubby cheeks.
Maddox's skin has now finally changed from pink to white (no matter how dark-skinned he will be eventually; pigmentation will occur soon following birth). That's because a thicker fat layer has been deposited over the blood vessels (making his baby's cheeks — both kinds — pinchably and kissably round).

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