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36 weeks!

Last Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, marked 36 weeks for Baby Smith!  My baby is comparable to a crenshaw melon in size!

“Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day.  She now weighs almost 7 pounds and is more than 18 1/2 inches long.  She’s shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. 

At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term.  (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.)  Most likely she’s in a head-down position.”

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