Skip to main content

Bumpdate @ 38 Weeks


Baby Freddie is ONE WEEK OLD!


Well...... My last Bumpdate was a bit off, wasn't it!? I updated that on the Saturday evening ready for posting on the Sunday as normal. But everything changed overnight! 

The short version is I woke up early in the morning in labour, but thought it was a false start like I'd had with my 3rd baby. I was wrong! By the time I had worked that out everything was a bit rushed. The full story reads a bit like a comedy movie, with plenty of bodily fluids, cringe worthy moments, and comings and going of cars, taxis and ambulances. There was also the terrifying moment when I arrived at the hospital, without my hubby, to be told I had suffered a cord prolapse and needed and emergency c-section NOW! Lucky I avoided that, but baby was born very quickly, in a state of shock, and not breathing. They brought him round quickly and he is fighting fit now, home, and very very loved.



If you would like to read the full story - with the full comedy moments, and tear jerkers too - then pop over to my pregnancy blog.

Here's what Fertility Friend says about baby this week:
Your baby probably weighs just over 7 pounds (3250g) by now and measures about 14.4 inches (36cm) from crown to rump and has a total length of about 21.5 inches (48cm).
Your baby's lungs are the last part to develop before birth. Once the lungs are developed, your baby is ready for life outside the womb.
By now your baby has almost run out of space to move in your uterus.
Your baby has shed most of her lanugo, though she may still have some on her shoulders and in the creases of her body.
Her toenails reach the end of her toes.
The umbilical cord, which still is supplying your baby with nutrition as she gains more weight, may be knotted or wrapped around her.
Some of your antibodies have crossed the placental barrier and give your baby's immune system a boost to get her started until hers is fully functioning.
Your baby could be born any day now. 
Freddie was 4320g at birth.... That's 9lb 6oz! Not bad for 3 weeks early!

Add your blog to the Bumpdate & Bloghop 

Most "liked" posts will get shared to Pinterest too!



By participating, linkers agree to be added to the blog.family-walker.co.uk email newsletter list, but don't worry, I wont spam you! I'll just email you invitations to linkups. You can opt out at any time

 

Facebook has changed it’s policy for posts to Facebook pages like mine. They are only showing posts to a few likers unless I pay to boost the views. Since I don't earn money from my blog (or at least not much, not even enough to buy one posh a coffee a week) I wont be doing that. The best way to make sure you will see my blog posts is to subscribe by email up there on the right. I usually only email once a week and include an invitation to my blog hop so you can share your posts too. 

 You can also go to my page, hover over the “liked” button and select get notifications. Then you will see my posts and status updates in your notifications. Mumma Walker on Facebook

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Tom's 1st Jujitsu Grading

It's that time of year again! Jack and Tom have been preparing for their grading since September. Jack is used to the whole process now, but for Tom it was the first time. This time we were taking Jack's friend Rory with us - he goes to a different school but does jujitsu with the same club.

Tom was trying for his first belt which is white. Rory was going for orange, and Jack was going for blue.

As usual parents can't stay to watch, so after dropping the three of them off I went for a wander to get some steps in for my own fitness (and a coffee and mince pie) with Freddie. In the freezing cold and bitter wind of Morecambe in December! Lucky old Hubby and Georgie stayed at home in the warm! Freddie didn't rate it at all - if he wasn't still 100% a boobie baby I wouldn't have dragged him out in it and left him home in the warm too.

When I got back to the school and queued up to get in and watch the belts be awarded I wound up chatting with another mum. We got on…

Dress Shopping

Yay! Another thing of the list - two things actually because I'm certain I have the right replacement shoes for me too!

Drove down to Mum's this morning, picked her up and drove over to Jacquie's, and from there the three of us and Jac's two daughters headed over to the Trafford Centre.

It turned out to be a really easy shopping trip - and surprisingly quick too!

First off, Debenhams. The first dresses we saw for child bridesmaids looked just about perfect. Little ivory dresses with chiffon type fabric over the skirt and little flowers embroidered on the top. This means that they are the same ivory as my dress, and have some green included too which makes them ideal. And they had Caitlin & Mia's sizes too. The girls tried them on, with co-ordinating shoes, and looked brilliant! We looked at others, but none of them came close so we had them put aside and moved onto the next shop.

Monsoon had a sale on, and we were hopeful, but nothing was quite right. They had plen…

Bath night with these two horrors!

via Instagram http://bit.ly/2Mk2VS0