3 weeks to go and my wife has been wishing it was “tonight”
every night since Christmas. She says “Get him out”, I say “Relaaaaxxxx.” He’ll be here before we know it. On another note, what’s up with Baby Center telling me my son is the size of Swiss Chard? Who’s idea was it to compare growing babies to fruits and vegetables instead of manly things like car parts and sports themed items. What’s wrong with saying “this week
your baby is the size of a tire iron or that’ he’s the size of the football Donovan Mcnabb used to win the Superbowl for the Philadelphia Eagles….oh wait a minute… According to Baby Center, here’s the scoop with 3 weeks left!
Your baby is now considered “full term,” even though your due date
is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, his lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (Some babies need a bit more time, though. So if you’re planning to have a repeat c-section, for example, your practitioner will schedule it for no earlier than 39 weeks unless there’s a medical reason to intervene earlier.)
Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don’t be surprised if your baby’s hair isn’t the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.