29 October 2013

32 Weeks

Here we are 8 months down, two months to go. What's that, you say? You're only supposed to be pregnant for 9 months? Well I'm here to tell you, that's not exactly accurate. Pregnancies are considered full term at 40 weeks, and many women (including myself) count four weeks as a month while they are pregnant, making the result a ten month pregnancy. On average there are actually 4.33 weeks in a month, however that a third of a week tends to get lost in the sauce when counting down to full term.

There's actually been a recent study published that changes the definitions of full-term pregnancy. It used to be that doctors would induce pretty much anytime after 37 weeks. However, full term is now going to be considered 39-40 weeks. The reasoning behind this is that babies born even a few weeks early (or late) can have problems that are much less likely after 39 weeks.

So hopefully little Grayson will stay put for at least another 7 weeks. He'll gain a third to a half of his birth weight during that time, depending on what exactly he weighs right now, which should be around 3 3/4 pounds (about the weight of a bushel of apples).

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