Thursday, May 21, 2009

37 weeks - Full Term Baby

This means that if Little Angel arrives now, his lungs should be fully mature and ready to adjust to life outside the womb, even though my due date is still two and a half weeks away.

This week, most of the downy coating of lanugo is shed and the vernix caseosa - the cheese-like coating that covers Little Angel in the womb and protects his developing skin - starts to disappear, though some may remain at birth. Little Angel swallows both, along with other secretions, and all will stay in his bowels until birth. This blackish mixture, called meconium, will become his first bowel movement.

Dr. Eric said that by Little Angel's size and week growth, I may be in labour ANY TIME now...but then most probably still won't be for another 2 weeks. Phew....

8 comments:

chiaoju said...

are u excited? coz i know i am! hahaha... let me know where u'll be okie? i'll come visit. =)

Mindy said...

Any moment now.... any moment now....

Can't wait. :)

Tan Shu-Yin said...

cj...i will surely be in island hosp for the first few days. then off to my mum's hse for confinement for 1 mth.

mindy...wanna squeeze in lunch/dinner one more time before my baby is out? ;P

Mun Yi said...

I'm excited and nervous at the same time for you la.

Ya, we should have lunch or dinner once more before the baby's out.

Tan Shu-Yin said...

munyi...so when when?

Soo Huey said...

i also wanna go...

Mun Yi said...

How about this coming Friday dinner (29 May)?

Anonymous said...

Cant wait ... :)
Remember to give me a call ya

Chin Peng

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