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Friday, July 18, 2008

Week 32: Evelyn Update

First of all I have to apologize that I don't have a picture for this week, but I will post the information for week 32. Don't worry I will make it a point to post a new picture next week. I can't believe we only have 8 weeks to go!!

How Evie is growing:

By now, your Evelyn weighs around 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in Rachel's uterus. Most women gain about a pound a week during this time and roughly half of that goes right to the baby. In fact, Evelyn will gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

31 Weeks and Counting

How Evie is growing:

This week, Evie measures over 16 inches long. Her weight is about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. She can turn her head from side to side, and her arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath her skin. She's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.

WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!! I (Kyle) am already losing sleep...well so is Rachel, but it's more because Evie thinks it is fun to keep mom up with her all night long. After all, those nights can be pretty long and boring.