These last two weeks were somewhat uneventful. I did have a few more contractions on those days I was running around like a chicken with my head cutt off to get ready for Christmas. I did go and get some iron and potassium supplements to help with the leg cramps and my constant craving of ice. So excited to celebrate Christmas and know that next year Carter will be here with us too!
By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, he'll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb.He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth.