Thursday, July 23, 2009

my big baby

Supposedly he was a week and a half late right, but he didn't have any signs of being "over due". He was still covered with plenty of vernix - the white waxy stuff that protects their skin in the amniotic fluid. In over due babies the vernix runs out and baby's skin is all wrinkly and peeling. He didn't have any of that. He also still has lanugo - the soft hair on his body that goes away by the time their "due." During the newborn exam the midwife also mentioned some other little markers that put his gestational age at just about 40 weeks. He's just right. Medicine does it's best, but it can't always predict nature.

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