Wednesday, May 21, 2014

34 Weeks...In the Home Stretch Now

Here is our baby boy at 34 weeks. Isn't it amazing how much detail you can see. I think this little guy is going to be our Cuban baby, but you can never really now from these scans. He just seems like he is going to have dark hair and darker complexion than Sam.

The 34-Week Scan was a total family affair yesterday. The boys love to go and see their little brother. Every time we go Sam asks if they are going to take the baby out now? He is so excited to meet him...I don't think he will be able to contain himself the day he is actually born. Luka is also very anxious and tells me all the things he is going to help with. He says he even wants to sleep in his room and let me know when he cries and needs milk...so sweet, but I won't put him through that torture.

So everything is going great. I would say everything is normal, but the only thing that doesn't seem to be normal about this beautiful baby boy is his size. At 34 weeks I am carrying a baby of 38.5 weeks. He is 2.8 kg (6.2 lbs) and 48 cm (18.9 in). I don't know about you but that seems quite large considering I still have 6 weeks to go! No wonder I am feeling this constant pressure...this little guy is quite LONG and doesn't have a lot of room.

I have a feeling he might keep growing and we might end up with another long skinny baby. Sam was 54 cm and weighed 3.5 kg. I don't remember how big Sam was in the weeks leading up. With this baby the scans have been super hi-tech. We have had 4D scans since week 12 with super detailed information. With Sam we NEVER had one..maybe one I can't remember. Oh here was a 3D scan of Sam at 33 Weeks.

So there he is...I think this is the last photo we will see of him in my belly. No scans scheduled anymore...now we wait for him to grace us with his presence some time around July 1st.

Any bets on his birthday? I am thinking the week of June 23rd...it would be great if he waits for his brothers to finish their last week of school. But he could want to wait around...

P.S. I forgot to tell you the best news...well not really...the best news is that he is healthy and everything is great. The most surprising news and the one that made me do the happy dance at the doctor's office today was that I actually lost .5 kg (1.1 lbs) in the last two weeks. He is growing and I am shrinking. Listen I know it isn't a lot but I feel like I weigh as much as a house. I will take the .5 kgs. The nausea at 34 weeks might have something to do with it...but that is ok.

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