Saturday, October 29, 2016

my little baby girl Alivia Constance Rodriguez-Miranda born

my little baby before she was born into the world
 now we know how beautiful she is and able to compare the ultrasound pic to the pic of her born. I love her soooo much

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

week 37 baby (Alivia Constance Rodriguez-Miranda)

            Your due date is very close now, but your baby isn't considered full term until 39 weeks. Spending the next two weeks in the womb allows your baby's brain and lungs to mature more fully. If you'repregnant past your due date, don't worry. About half of newborns are late arrivals. And most of the time, an overdue baby isn't late at all – the due date was off because it's hard to calculate preciselyRead more about this week »

Saturday, October 15, 2016

week 36 baby (Alivia Constance Rodriguez-Miranda)

           Your baby is shedding some of the downy hair (called lanugo) that's been covering her body, as well as the vernix caseosa, a waxy substance that's been protecting her skin in the womb. She's probably positioned head-down now, preparing for passage through the birth canal. If she isn't in the right position, your doctor or midwife may suggest performing an external cephalic version (ECV) to try to manually maneuver your baby into a head-down position. Read more about this week »

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

week 35 baby (Alivia Constance Rodriguez-Miranda)

 this is what the baby looks like at week 35 in the womb.
           Your baby doesn't have as much room to maneuver, but the frequency of his kicks should remain the same. In fact, you may even feel more movements as he gets stronger and has less room. (If you notice he's become less active, call your doctor or midwife.) Your baby's kidneys are fully developed and his liver can process some waste material. Most of his basic physical development is complete, and he'll spend the next few weeks packing on weight at a rate of about an ounce a day. The amount of amniotic fluid surrounding him is beginning to decrease now. Read more about this week »

Saturday, October 1, 2016

week 34 baby (Alivia Constance Rodriguez-Miranda)

         
             If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you can breathe a sigh of relief now. Babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who don't have other health problems generally do fine after a short stay in the NICU. Your baby's lungs and nervous system are continuing to mature. Her skin is smoother than ever, and fat layers filling out beneath the surface will help regulate her body temperature once she's born. Read more about this week »

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

week 33 baby (Alivia Constance Rodriguez-Miranda)

           Your baby's skeleton is hardening, but the bones in his skull are still separate. They can move and slightly overlap, which will make it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (His head might temporarily look a little misshapen after the journey.) These bones don't fully fuse together until early adulthood, so your baby's skull can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.        
              This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds and has passed the 17-inch mark (about the size of a pineapple). He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look, and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a cone-head–like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.
           As your baby fills out even more of your belly, lots of things might start to change: Whereas before you were sashaying, you may find yourself waddling. Finding an easy position to sit in – let alone sleep – is becoming more of a challenge. And bumping into chairs and counters is par for the course.
            You may be feeling some achiness and even numbness in your fingers, wrists, and hands. Like many other tissues in your body, those in your wrist can retain fluid, which can increase pressure in the carpal tunnel, a bony canal in your wrist.
          Nerves that run through this "tunnel" may end up pinched, creating numbness; tingling, shooting or burning pain; or a dull ache. Try wearing a splint to stabilize your wrist or propping up your arm with a pillow when you sleep. If your work requires repetitive hand movements (at a keyboard or on an assembly line, for instance), remember to stretch your hands when you take breaks – which should be frequently.
            Many women still feel sexy at this stage – and their partners often agree. You may need to make some adjustments, but for most women, sex during pregnancy is fine right up until their water breaks or their labor starts.

week 32 baby (Alivia Constance Rodriguez-Miranda)

           It's getting crowded in there! You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes straight to your baby, who's taking up more and more space in your uterus. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight over the next seven weeks as she fattens up to prepare for life outside the womb. Her fingernails and toenails have grown in, and she's sporting hair – or at least some fluffy peach fuzz – on her head.
           By now, your baby weighs 3 3/4 pounds (about the size of 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. She'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.
           To accommodate your and your baby's growing needs, your blood volume has increased 40 to 50 percent since you got pregnant. And with your uterus pushing up near your diaphragm and crowding your stomach, the consequences may be shortness of breath and heartburn. To help relieve your discomfort, try sleeping propped up with pillows and eating smaller meals more often.
           You may have lower-back pain as your pregnancy advances. If you do, let your doctor or midwife know right away, especially if you haven't had back pain before, since it can be a sign of preterm labor.
           Assuming it's not preterm labor that's ailing you, you can probably blame your growing uterus and hormonal changes for your aching back. Your expanding uterus shifts your center of gravity and stretches and weakens your abdominal muscles, changing your posture and putting a strain on your back. Hormonal changes in pregnancy loosen your joints and the ligaments that attach your pelvic bones to your spine. This can make you feel less stable and cause pain when you walk, stand, sit for long periods, roll over in bed, get out of a low chair or the tub, bend, or lift things.

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