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???