We have reached the final trimester and I have to say that I can’t believe how quickly the first two trimester have flown by. It makes me a little sad that the weeks are passing by faster than a flash of light, because I really have been enjoying the last three months of this pregnancy! There are moments now when I feel huge, and then others when I walk by the mirror and I think, “Oh, I don’t look THAT big” (as big as I think I am in my head, that is).
By week 31 he’ll be getting signals from all five sense, and therefore be able to perceive light and dark, taste what I eat, and listen to the sound of my voice. By week 32 little man’s formerly see-through skin will be opaque. He may grow a whole inch in length during week 33 alone!
During week 34 baby boy will settle into a heads-down, bottom-up position. By week 36, I will have a 6 pound baby inside me. In week 38 he will shed his vernix (the waxy substance protecting his skin) and lanugo (the hairy coat keeping him warm). Week 39 will be quiet but baby will drop even lower into my pelvis. Week 40 is when baby is due.
See you in about 3 months little guy!