I love how some sites are still comparing your baby to fruits and vegetables at this point. If they want to show you what your baby looks like, they should show you a fucking baby because that’s what your baby looks like right now – not an obscure melon or a root vegetable.
Sorry, that was uncalled for. I guess I’m just testy because I’m at 38 weeks of writing this calendar and I still have two weeks to go. If only there was someone else that knew my pain ; )
Yes, you’re right. I’m an asshole and I deserved whatever you screamed at your screen just now.
As you already know, you’re considered full-term now and can go into labor at any time.
On average, you’re looking at about 15 hours from “Hey, I think this is it” to “Congratulations, here's your baby.”
Obviously, some people get really lucky like my buddy, Moira, who had lightning fast, pain-free births, which is also a really good read if you’re nervous about how your labor is going to go.
Keeping that in mind, you (and the person you hang out with the most) may want to read up on what to do if you find yourself in labor with no medical help in sight. After all, nothing is worse than giving birth in a line at the bank or on the side of the freeway and not knowing what to do. Well, I guess there are worse things, but try telling yourself that when you’re pushing out a person in the back of a Ford Focus. That said, if you like wild birth stories, here are 9 different births that didn't necessarily go to plan, but still worked out a-okay in the end.
38 Weeks Pregnant Cheat Sheet:
- Your baby is about 19 inches long (or 48 cm) and weighs about 6.8 pounds (3 kg).
- Your baby's lungs are in good shape now (they can get some nice volume on their flip outs now.)
- Most babies don’t have their final eye color until about six to nine months old but here's a cool eye color calculator that gives a good guess at what shade they will be.
- If your due date is correct, you have about 14 days before you give birth.
How many months is 38 weeks pregnant?
Thirty-eight weeks is 9 and a half months pregnant.
This week's to do:
Bath stuff. Brush up on bathing a newborn (they are like washing a wet chicken) with the post How to Give a Newborn a Bath in 5 Easy Steps, check out what swaddle baths are and check out the Best Mold-Free Bath Toys.
How are you feeling this week? Let me know here.