9/1/2017 – 36 Weeks
Baby’s still about 20 inches long, but he’s probably up to about 6 pounds in weight this week. And it’s just about all systems go for baby. His lungs and respiratory system are just about ready for the outside world. If baby were born today, chances are good she’d be able to breathe on her own. Baby’s digestive system is ready for action too. Up until this point, baby’s only been drinking amniotic fluid, but once the first drops of colostrum hit baby’s system, the digestive system kicks into gear.
We’ve got just about 4 weeks to go (or until the due date!) So Andre and I decided to take one last weekend away to the beach for Labor Day Weekend. We went to Siesta Key and rented a cottage that allowed our other son (Harvey) to join us. It’s much harder to walk to the beach at 9 months pregnant, but I did my best and Andre was patient with my slow walking. It was so nice to have time to relax on the beach, sleep in, and not worry about anything. The water felt amazing and to enjoy some nice book-reading time was great too. We are some delicious food and had a little too much ice cream! I got one more maternity swim suit as things are starting to become too tight again (lol). This one I got off of amazon and I loved how it fit!
Here are this weekend’s pictures: