...but what is with the flowers in the hair? Since when do puck rockers have flowers in their hair? This lovely debate stemmed form a thought provoking conversation we had a work!
Life has been pretty normal lately, but still pleasant. There is one thing: MUM AND DAD ARE FINALLY HOME!! It's so nice to have them around again, the house is full and no longer quiet. They brought home some nice things from almost every place that they visited. And the good thing is, that they haven't cooked anything for nine weeks and I've cooked constantly for nine weeks, it works out very well!
Well, it's the Labour Day long weekend, what the heck is Labour Day anyway? Actually, I don't care. I get a day off! Don't question it! Watching the footy this afternoon. Then going out tonight with the girls from high school! I love it how we still do this regularly, even though it's been 4 years since we finished. Sunday and Monday are unknown, still to be planned at a later time.
Bathurst next weekend! Going to a mate's place to watch it, should be excellent! GO CAR #15!! Since all the teams and drivers are mixed up, I'm going for a car instead! Should make it simpler!
http://www.future-babies.co.uk/4d_scan_images/Edwards-013.jpg Baby Bob is getting big! He weighs a tad over 5 pounds and is just over 18 inches long. Because it's so snug in the womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.
It's getting so close now! I can't wait! A little baby in the family is going to be wonderful, especially for Christmas. I plan on teaching him everything that's important, like V8 Supercars and the smell of the ocean on a warm summer's evening. I've already bought him (or it could be a her, we still don't know) a little present: sing-a-longs and lullabys by Jack Johnson. I plan on being his awesome cousin that he loves to visit!
33 weeks This week baby Bob weighs a little over 4 pounds and measures 17.2 inches from the top of his head to his heels. His skin is becoming less red and wrinkled, and while most of his bones are hardening, his skull is quite pliable and not completely joined. This will help him ease out of the relatively narrow birth canal.
34 weeks Baby Bob now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and is probably almost 18 inches long. His fat layers — which he'll need to regulate his body temperature once he's born — are filling him out, making him rounder. His central nervous system is still maturing and his lungs are well developed by now. 99 percent of babies this age can survive outside the womb — and most have no major long-term problems related to prematurity.
Firstly, I fell sick Sunday night. A good time to fall sick on some accounts, bad on others. I went to the show on Saturday. The rain held out until later in the night, which was good. I bought my brother 4 Ghost Drops showbags and went on the Hang-Over and the Hard Rock twice. I got my yummy Bacon Royal Baked Potato (Yum!) and watched the Holden Stormriders and the fireworks. The whole day was good. Sunday I watched Sandown on TV, that was bloody brilliant and exciting! The Kelly Bros came a close second - YAY! That night I started to feel sick. I woke up Monday morning feeling completely crappy. My throat was sore and my whole body ached. I called up sick at work and spent the entire day in bed sleeping. I woke up at 6pm and the first thing I heard was that Steve Irwin had been killed by a sting ray. I'm not that usually that cut up by celebrity deaths. Oh ok, I do usually get cut up, so this was no different. I think what made me saddest was how he was leaving his wife and young children, and his kids, like so many other kids, adored him. It will definitely be hard for them. So my first lot of condolences (yeah, sadly there's more) go to the Irwin family and all the children who saw Steve as their hero.
Tuesday, I was still crook, but feeling better than Monday, so I actually got out of bed. I spent the day watching all the Steve specials that were shown. Wednesday I went back to work and did some food shopping in the afternoon, finally stocking up the fridge. Thursday was work again, but I started to feel really dodgy by the end of the day. I came home and had a bath before crawling into bed. Friday I woke up and couldn't open my eyes. Yeah, conjunctivitis... thanks! It was the last thing I needed! I called up work and made an appointment at the doctors. Got some drops and came back home to rest. Then it happens again. A newsbreak while I was watching Y&R (yeah, I know, sad) came up saying there were unconfirmed reports that Peter Brock had died in a car accident in Western Australia. My first words were "Oh my God, no.". But yeah, it was true: The King of the Mountain is dead. And only a month out of Bathurst. I couldn't believe it, two wonderful, beautiful Australians gone, and both killed doing what they've always done. So, condolences to the Brock family and the die-hard motorsport fans who feel like they've lost a mate.
So yeah, like I said, it's a been a really hard week. Colin Thiele cannot go without mention either. A wonderful South Australian author, I loved Storm Boy! But I suppose the difference is he's was 85 years old, so he had a good long life. The other two were cut way too short. Today I went to Charlie's Diner with my family to celebrate my grandfather's 80th birthday. It felt good to celebrate a life that was still going and going well. I got to see Peter and Jane and the little one in Jane's tummy!
31 weeks Baby's arms, legs and body continue to fill out -- and they are finally proportional in size to his head. He weighs about 3.3 pounds/1.5 kilograms and looks more like a newborn. He measures about 16 inches/ 41 centimetres from crown to toe. Mother may notice the baby isn't moving around as much, but it's only because he's just running out of space in the uterus. As long as he can be felt squirming, you know he's just fine. Believe it or not, he still has plenty of growing to do. You can expect him to gain at least two more pounds/900 grams before delivery.
32 weeks By now, baby Bob probably weighs almost 4 pounds and is almost 17 inches long, taking up a lot of space in the uterus. He has tiny toenails now, and his fingernails have grown in, too. Some babies have a head of hair already; others have only peach fuzz.
Hehe, peach fuzz! Saw Jane and Peter today. Got to feel Jane's tummy - little hard bits and soft bits. I have some serious shopping to do for little bub!
Sitting in bed at the moment and it's midday, but before you call me lazy, I start work at 9pm and wont finish until 3am, so I'm trying to contort my body clock to fit with my annoying shifts!
Footy yesterday was disappointing, but still wonderfully exciting. Jess and I were completely surrounded by port people (at the crows supporters end of the stadium too!) I was getting a very interesting running commentary from the old lady (must've been 70-80 at least) behind me, port supporter of course! Things like; "he's inexperienced", "they're trying their best" but imagine it in an old lady voice right into my ear! Hentschel, Hart and Bassett are all injured now - not good! But oh well, I asked for the atmosphere and I got it!
Loving a new song (actually not new but I just discovered it): "Dirty Little Secret" by The All-American Rejects - catchy!
I think my parents are in Italy at the moment, it's hard to keep up, easier if I go and look at their itinerary, but that's a sane/normal thing to do!
Show-going this Saturday!! My brother's birthday too! But I'm not the worst sister alive, he'll be out with his friends all day, so me=show!
http://www.guilfoy.org/images/week30.jpg Baby Bob's a bit more than 15 1/2 inches long now, and he weighs almost 3 pounds. A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and fills out the uterus. His eyes open and close, he's able to distinguish between light and dark, and he can even follow a light source back and forth. Once he's born, he'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have a visual acuity of only 20/400 — which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face.
30 weeks! 10 more till full gestation! So exciting!