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Liz's musings on life – mostly her kids though.

02/01/08 My Pregnancy 36 Weeks February 1, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 2:50 pm

Your baby is gaining about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. She’s shedding most of the downy hair that covered her body, as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Next week, your baby will be considered full-term. Most likely she’s in a head-down position, but if she isn’t, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an external cephalic version, where he’ll try to turn your baby by manipulating her from the outside of your belly.

No one has offered to turn Sarah from the outside. They only said that since she is breech that I’ll have a c-section. I would imagine that turning her from the outside would be PAINFUL!!!

Oh, and what the hell is a crenshaw melon???


5 Responses to “02/01/08 My Pregnancy 36 Weeks”

  1. Julie Says:

    I didn’t remember that Sarah was breech..bummer!
    Yes, I’ve heard it’s painful to attempt turning from the outside, but I imagine in the long run much less painful/invasive/etc. than a C-Section.

  2. Rhonda H Says:

    What does this baby writer have with melons??? Anyway a crenshaw is very tasty… I’m sure you have had one..

    and so…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even tho it is a few hours to go, let me wish it to you know while this @^#% dsl; is working! We have been so off and on with Internet lately I never know when I can connect… ATT is “checking our lines” now so who knows if/when it will get fixed lol

    Good luck with the baby, either way she comes out I am sure she will be a charmer!! Can’t wait to see her — can I come up this summer??
    love you,
    your sister

  3. ThomastheBrave Says:

    These melons can weigh up to ten pounds and deliver a unique sweet and spicy flavor. They are a hybrid between the casaba and Persian melon with a yellowish skin and salmon colored flesh. Peak season for Crenshaw melons is August through September, with the fruit season beginning in July and ending in October.

  4. Rhonda H Says:

    I think Elaine used to get them — I have some sort of semi-childhood memory of them…
    so Happy Birthday again!!!

  5. Liz Says:

    Ra – of course you can visit during the summer!
    As for crenshaw melons – since they’re a hybrid of a melon I don’t like I probably only had it once. I do remember Jo the Greengrocer on Ch 7 talking about them once.
    Oh, and Happy Half Birthday!

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