Today's date: May 22, 2012
How far along: 36 weeks
Total weight gain: 16 pounds
Heart Rate: at 34 weeks baby was 140, this week it is 160
Size and growth of the baby:. Baby's brain is continuing last week's growth spurt. This week her touch-sensing nerves start growing their myelin sheath--the envelope that surrounds the nerves and helps them transmit impulses. Though touch will be one of the most mature senses at birth, the insulation process isn't complete until she is about 12 months old and her sense of touch will actually continue developing through age six! Once she is born you will luxuriate in cuddling her, stroking her skin, and kissing her tiny face. A newborn needs and loves this kind of attention. Holding and cuddling her actually stimulates the production of growth hormone (in you and Baby) and helps her grow healthy and strong.
Maternity clothes: Limited selection left at this point.
Sleep: hard to accomplish. hard to get in and out of bed.
Best moment(s) of the week: hum...watching the party going on in my stomach at the end of the day as I'm reading before bed.
Food cravings/aversions: not much this week...could still use some deep fried mozz sticks though!
Morning sickness: yup
Labor signs: non at this point and doctor says not likely going to either. Was kind of cramping while sitting in our hard church pews though on Sunday.
What I miss: Breathing with out running out of breath.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting the rest of the stuff ready for the baby.