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?