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Our Final Pregnancy Update???

Baby at 39 Weeks Gestation - BabyCenter.com

It seems hard to believe but the newest edition to our family is scheduled to arrive next Tuesday.

Our family is anxious and expectant of the new arrival.

Recently, my wife and I will lay in bed talking about how our lives will change for the better and wondering what his little personality will be like.

Because anybody with more than one kiddo knows that each is amazingly different from the others.

We can’t wait to meet him.

He has definitely been the most active of our kids during the pregnancy – at times his movements have resembled a small school of piranhas in an over-sized water balloon fighting over the carcass of a rabbit.

Speaking of comparators, we’ve regaled you throughout this journey with developmental milestones for Junior that have compared him to assorted fruits and vegetables, courtesy of BabyCenter.com. Here’s their latest update for Week 39:

Your baby’s waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it’s likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.

While you’re waiting, it’s important to continue to pay attention to your baby’s movements and let your caregiver know right away if they seem to decrease. Your baby should remain active right up to delivery, and a noticeable slowdown in activity could be a sign of a problem.

As already stated, this kid seems to be more active than a Tasmanian Devil on a triple-shot espresso – so we seem to be good in that regard. Ironically, my wife will say from time to time that she’ll miss his in-vivo gymnastics.

It’s difficult for me to relate to that since I’ll reach for a Tums at the first sign of a gas bubble.

Regardless, the anticipation is building and this may be one of our last pregnancy updates and hopefully I’ll soon be writing baby updates.

Question: If you, your spouse or someone you know had a baby – was the child late, early or on time?

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  1. The imagery in this post was priceless and I understand what your wife is saying about missing the “activity” Women do miss the baby inside of them even though they now have him/her with them on the outside. Go figure us out. I dare you!

  2. Anticipation…. Better than any Heinz moment. May the pregnancy be easy, simple, and blessed!

  3. We had to induce both times. We went about a week over.

  4. my daughter was born one week ago today on week 39 exactly, I just hope for your sake labor starts in the morning and not at night, i’m still trying to recover from the loss of sleep! but…you know…worth it!

  5. Our daughter was right on her ultrasound due date. I’m pretty sure our son was a couple days later than his due date. (I was six weeks early.)

  6. Congratulations Tor! Excited for your family.

    My wife has delivered our first two kids 3 weeks early so we’ll see when #3 comes this fall.

  7. Tor,
    We are on baby watch too. Our daughter, Tracy, is due any day. Wouldn’t it be funny if you both delivered on Tuesday? This is her third and since they have a girl and a boy, they’ve opted to not know what they’re having this time. :-( I would rather know personally, but it isn’t my call. I’m only the Nana, and a good one at that. :-) Anyhow, we’re sitting on go to drive to Atlanta for a couple of weeks once the little baby makes it’s grand entrance. I love the piranha metaphor.
    Can’t wait to see pictures!

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