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Bumpdate @ 39 Weeks


Two Weeks Old


I can't believe Freddie is two weeks old already! He has settled in as part of our family so quickly and so well. I am hugely proud of my older boys for not only accepting their littlest brother, but for loving him so much.

I have been doing less well thanks to a bout of anaemia - a result of the excessive blood loss I suffered during the birth. Aside from the general tiredness, my legs felt like lead, I was horrifically out of breath doing something as simple as climb the stairs, and completely unable to breathe when I was laid down. It made for several totally sleepless nights, which in turn lead to a dip in my mood.

But the iron tablets finally kicked in and I am now pretty much back to my self. I can sleep again, I can move around again without panting, I have discovered that I am SLIMMER now than I was at the start of my pregnancy (always good news), and I am fully enjoying being a mum to four boys!

Here's what Fertility Friend says about baby this week:
Hooray! You're in your fortieth week of pregnancy and your baby is now due. Don't worry if you're still waiting as you due date passes. It's not unusual to still be waiting for your baby to be born since a normal pregnancy may last for up to another two weeks.
An average size baby now weighs about 7.5 lbs (3400g) and measures about 21.5 inches (50cm) long. Crown to rump measurement is about 14.8 to 15.2 inches (37 to 38cm). As you will see when your baby is born, these are averages only and vary from baby to baby. Your baby may weigh and measure more or less that this.
The presenting part is down in the lower portion of your uterus and pressing through your softened and partially opened cervix.
You may be surprised by the initial appearance of your baby when it is first born. Her head may be slightly misshapen from passing through the birth canal, though this usually does not last more than a day or two. Her coloring may initially appear bluish, purplish or pale yellow and she may be covered with vernix, blood, lanugo and some meconium if she passes her waste in utero. Her genitals may also be swollen due to high hormone levels that were passed from you during your pregnancy, and she may have some skin discolorations or spots which will probably fade quite quickly. 

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