It’s so crazy to think that I am a mere 2 weeks away from my Christmas Eve due date. Today I am 38 weeks! My baby is as long as a leek! Last evening at our midwife visit, Kathy said that it could happen anytime from now till the due date, or a little after. I certainly can feel that the baby has dropped because I’m going to the bathroom almost every hour and it’s getting harder to walk. Our bags (and the baby’s bag from Aunt Beth!) are packed, and the car seat is going in the car tonight. Exciting stuff.
“Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 7.5 pounds and she’s over 19 1/2 inches long. She has a firm grasp, which you’ll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.
Wondering what color your baby’s eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she’s born with brown eyes, they’ll likely stay brown. If she’s born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she’s 9 months old. That’s because a child’s irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she’s born, but they usually won’t get “lighter” or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)”