Only 7 weeks to go!!! Ellie is really starting to get some good kicks in lol she also lays on one side or the other so my belly looks all crazy lol. Shes pushing around in there now! I guess space is running out! Im still eating my ice and feeling great! Im really not sleeping and toss and turn at night but im trying to not wish moment’s of this away so many women would love to do this and im so lucky to get to!!!! Some days I feel huge then others I think I look to small lol. I went this week for a amazing massage thanks to Jon and Molly they are honestly way to kind! Im so blessed to have met such wonderful people through all this! I think thats my favorite part is meeting people I would have other wise never met! Here’s what miss Ellie is up too!!! Your Baby
This week your baby weighs almost four pounds and could be up to 19 inches long. And though that’s a head-to-toe length, your baby is actually back to a curled-up position (you try standing up in those cramped quarters!). You’re likely feeling tapping and squirming instead of your baby’s signature rocking and rolling. That’s because, while comfy, your baby is a bit tight for exercise space right now. Your baby has also probably settled into the head-down, bottoms-up position in your pelvis in preparation for birth. That’s because the fetus’s head fits better at the bottom of your inverted, pear-shaped uterus. It also makes it easier during childbirth if your baby comes out head first. Fewer than five percent of babies prefer the bottom-down (or breech) position by full-term. Don’t worry if your baby hasn’t assumed the head-down position yet. There’s still a good chance he or she will flip head-side-down before birth — even in the tight confines of your uterus.
While your baby is still getting nourishment through the umbilical cord, it won’t be long before you’ll be bringing on the breast milk or formula (and soon after, the mashed carrots and peas). In anticipation of that momentous transition to mouth feeding, your baby’s digestive system is all set and ready to go.
And because your baby is accumulating more fat, his or her skin is finally turning opaque (like yours), which means those see-through days are over. Though weeks away from D-day, your baby’s looking more and more like a newborn.
And speaking of that big day, hope you’re resting up for it — because your bambino certainly is. In preparation for that big first date with you, your baby is sleeping like a baby — with sleep cycles of 20 to 40 minutes long (which would also account for the decrease in movement you’re likely feeling these days).