Sorry im late on this post… im actually closer to 36 weeks now but we will talk about week 35! Only 4 weeks to go!!!!! (Actually closer to 3 now lol) im going to be VERY honest in this post im feeling all kinds of ways right now! Extremely happy and excited for molly and jon!!! And extremely worried for me not just because of the c section thing but how I will feel with Ellie leaving me… let me first say I DO NOT WANT TO KEEP HER LOL!!!! I think molly said it best yesterday on the phone when she said she is my friend. That is sooo true! Shes my crazy friend that comes knocking on my belly and blatter at all hours of the night because she wants to play lol. I have spent 24/7 with her since September 23! I have worried about her and loved her and prayed for her! Shes amazing.  Im not sure where I fit in after all this is over. I know that molly is amazing and says I can call and face time whenever I want. But I also dont want to be over bearing I mean they are now going to be the ones up all night and tired and showing her off to all there friends and family! I always knew this would be different and im still very happy and confident in my decision to do this. I also want to be honest for others to know this is how I feel. Im also VERY interested in meeting her face to face its going to be very different to have a baby pop out that looks nothing like my kids or ricky! They both looked just like him it was creepy! Im also very excited to sleep on my belly and have a fun summer!!! As for Miss Ellie in my belly this is what shes been up to!                                               Your Baby

At about 20 inches and five and a half pounds (but with about five more weeks to grow), most of your baby’s growth over the next month or so before you meet will be in weight (with a gain of anywhere from one pound to several), not height (baby’s pretty much reached the in utero limit in that department). Accordingly, fat continues to accumulate at a rapid pace these days (on baby, not just on your hips). Back in the middle of your pregnancy, your baby’s weight was made up of only two percent fat; now that percentage has soared to closer to 15 percent (and will increase to 30 percent at term). Which means your baby’s once skinny arms and legs are now quite plump…and irresistibly, squeezably soft.

Also continuing to grow at an amazing pace is your baby’s brain power. Luckily, the part that surrounds that amazing brain — the skull — remains soft. And for good reason: A soft skull will allow your baby to squeeze more easily through the birth canal. (Mother Nature was really thinking this one through — imagine trying to push out a rock-hard head…ouch!)


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