The Waiting Game
Fetal Development: 37 Weeks
Posted by Molli at September 14, 2002 11:48 PM
How your baby's growing: Your baby may weigh between 5 and 7 pounds at this point and is probably 19 to 20 inches long. Your baby's head is now cradled in your pelvic cavity — surrounded and protected by your pelvic bone. This position clears some much-needed space for her growing legs and buttocks.
Many babies now have a full head of hair, with locks from 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if her hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children are born with bright red or blond hair, and fair-haired couples have been rewarded with Elvis Presley look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies don't have any hair at all.
How your life is changing: The next couple of weeks are a waiting game. Try to enjoy this time before the baby arrives and get plenty of rest.