Fetal development in pregnancy week 38:fetus in ninth month As you know, you've arrived at the final leg of your pregnancy journey, and if you're still carrying your little love around, they've just about reached their birth weight (somewhere between 6 to 8 pounds is average depending on whether they're a boy or girl). There really isn't a lot to report on baby this week, so lets do a quick recount of where we're at: all internal organ systems are pretty much ready for the outside world, they've got their meconium stockpile building up (their first black baby poo), lots of healthy baby fat, a rapidly developing brain (that'll keep growing with them for years to come), and they've more or less reached official baby status-- all they need to do is "head out" and say hello to the rest of the world and especially their ready-to-pop momma.
I did start to run a slight fever again around 9pm Saturday evening, but since taking 1 Tylenol at 9:30pm I have been FEVER free! Which is great because I was really starting to get worried. Of course I was ready to get moving yesterday and do some things around the house that were neglected on Friday and Saturday, but Jason made me continue to "rest and relax." I was so happy to get up this morning and be somebody! So I am happily at work, fever free, and feeling good. As you all know, it was very difficult for me to just "laze" around the house for 3 days, but luckily my husband loves to vege out so he was good company.
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