This week in the news:
-Peanut is supposed to be heading into a growth spurt, gaining about ½ lb per week. So lets make that calculation – if Peanut really weighed 4 lbs 2 oz at the last US at week 30, we start adding ½ lb per week – by week 38 we are already looking at an 8-9 lb baby! YIKES A ROO!!!
-She can turn her head from side to side.
-Her legs, arms, and body continue to “plump” out as fat accumulates underneath the skin!
-She continues to move all around!! I really think she will become a gymnast or swimmer in her later days. Two reasons why I think this – (A) I secretly always wanted to be a gymnast/cheerleader. I was a “wanna-be.” However, I never was the “right body type” when I was younger and in school, so needless to say that didn’t pan out for me and I stuck with swimming! (B) She does flips, turns, full-body shakes all in that confined amount of space!! Surely she has an active future ahead!!! If she does end up being a swimmer, let’s hope she launches her career early and sprints out of this body and sac of amniotic fluid at 38 weeks!!! J
-Peanut can now process information from all five senses — so she'll be all set to smell the pureed green beans, taste them, feel them as she mashes them into her hair!
-Her lungs continue to mature as we speak!! She still needs more time for them to fully bake and mature!!
-She probably measures a little over 16 inches!
All for now!
Allyson and Peanut