Tummywatch Tuesday: 36 Weeks

Hello, 36 weeks. Lovely to see you.

Just for reference, let’s revisit 26 weeks:

And, for good measure, 16:

Aw, sweet 16. So tiny. So mobile. So, so, so long ago. My, how things have changed.

Went to the doctor today. He did a quick check to see if the Braxton-Hicks have done anything whatsoever, and reported that there was dilation enough for a fingertip’s passage. A fingertip! He actually touched her head. This made me an eensy bit jealous—is that weird? Regardless, things are happening, no question about it. I go in weekly now. And the doctor felt the need to let me know he’s going out of town for a few days. “Not that I think anything will happen,” he said. “But just in case.” In case I go into labor, that is. Holy. Crap.

According to Parents.com’s week-by-week babytracker, she’s Crenshaw melon-sized. Apparently this is a Crenshaw melon:

I think they’re running out of fruits and vegetables. Perfect timing, as I’m running out of weeks.

 

Crenshaw melon image credit: iStockphoto

 

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  1. by anti jen

    On January 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Oh, it’s so fun to watch you grow!

  2. by Amy P

    On January 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I have to say that, from the outside at least, it seems like this has gone by really quickly- and I hope you are feeling well!

  3. by Jill Cordes

    On January 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    OMG! Can’t believe he could feel the head. That is crazy! Seems like she should just come on out. Or not! ha! You look great, btw!

  4. by Stefanie

    On January 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I agree you look wonderful – and I love that you are in the same shirt and spot every time – it will be so nice for your daughter to look back at this and imagine what it was like for you at each stage of her impending arrival on Earth!:)