This weekend was a BUSY week! We were blessed to have my mom and granny in town for my baby blue shower and it couldn't have turned out any better. Thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts. Robby and I are truely blessed beyond our imagination. We are always overwhelmed at the generosity that is given to us and our little tyke will be so spoiled with love when he gets here. I will send out pictures from the shower in the next update along with any information from my midwife appointment. We are getting close and this busy weekend is reminding me to slow down a bit :)
This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds and measures 17.2 inches. Thanks to his recent weight gain, he's losing that wrinkled alien look. Most of your baby's bones are hardening now, but his skull is still quite pliable. It's actually in separate pieces with spaces in between. This flexible structure allows your baby's head to compress so it can fit through your relatively narrow birth canal. The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance. This is totally harmless, normal, and temporary. His skull plates won't completely fuse until he's about 9 to 18 months old.
Baby Image at 33 weeks:
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