This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 8 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pineapple Baby with 7 weeks to go!

33 weeks is here and I am getting very excited!! Here are the updates for the week:

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

I'm almost 8 1/2 months pregnant now, and I am still loving every second of it. Yes I get tired very easily, yes my ankles and hands get swollen, yes it's hard to stand up/sit down/lay down...I do not care! Random people at work (that I don't know) see me now and say "Man, when are you due?" Next month my friend!!

Thankfully still no stretch marks. Weight is up about 23lbs last I checked...it's getting kind of scary to see the scale going up so fast these days! I would love to keep it under 30 but I know I've done well so far so I'm not worried about it. I just know a lot of girls at work that gained 40, 50, one even 90lbs with their pregnancies!! I know that's not good for anyone so I'm glad I'm right in range.


  1. Ah, your nursery is adorable. Ironically, I've been eyeing that same crib set!

    I can't believe you are already 38 weeks. Mind blowing. I am 32 weeks and the photo of the pineapple reminds me why my ribs are killing me. lol.

  2. I know what you mean about the weight gain scare... I'm heading in for an appt today & haven't been on a scale in weeks... I'm a little nervous how much I've gained! LOL Great job @ only 23lbs! I think you have done a great job!

    Cute little pineapple, too!! :)

  3. You look beautiful dear! It was lovely to see you and your blooming belly!
    Tell Bradley thanks for making my night brighter- I can't wait till that little guy gets here and we can spoil him rotten! He's going to be the cutest little boy ever!

    See you soon lovely!

  4. Love the zebra stripes! Can't wait to see how the 4 white framed pics turn out....the nursery is going to be ready for a magazine page!!!!

  5. Thank you so much for your comment on my post "will you get an epidural?" I can't even begin to tell you how much all the comments I got meant to me. I posted another one today.

    Thank you for being part of a life-changing experience...


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