Here we sit, 2 days after my wife’s due date just counting down the hours until we head to the hospital. It started as minutes, then hours, and now it’s actually days. At least he’s basting in there like a turkey! I thought he’d have a historic birthday with the due date being January 20th, 2013! Martin Luther King Day AND the Inauguration of President Obama for the second time! He decided not to take their spotlight! The room is ready, however I am not…I mean I am and have been but no one is ever ready until it’s actually time to take care of the task at hand. It’s pretty cool being beyond words for the first time in a while! E looks great and we’ll just have sit around watching Shahs of Sunset until He’s born! Here is what BabyCenter has to say about week 40!:
It’s hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. His skull bones are not yet fused, which allows them to overlap a bit if it’s a snug fit through the birth canal during labor. This so-called “molding” is the reason your baby’s noggin may look a little conehead-ish after birth. Rest assured — it’s normal and temporary.
Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby’s development.
How your life’s changing:
After months of anticipation, your due date rolls around, and… you’re still pregnant. It’s a frustrating, but common, situation in which to find yourself. You may not be as late as you think, especially if you’re relying solely on a due date calculated from the day of your last period because sometimes women ovulate later than expected. Even with reliable dating, some women have prolonged pregnancies for no apparent reason.
You still have a couple of weeks before you’ll be considered “post-term.” But to be sure your baby is still thriving, your practitioner will schedule you for testing to keep an eye on her if your pregnancy continues.
Basically, it’s “Hurry Up and Wait”!