November 29, 2012
Baby Cox sure is getting big! This week we’ve made it to a big milestone. Babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, usually do about as well as full-term babies. We also made it to baby being large enough for Halle to be included in the picture! She is so big, it took us a while, but baby is now as long as Halle’s tail, a whopping 18 inches! Baby’s lanugo (the hair covering his body) is almost completely gone. He is also beginning to develop his own immune system. Only 3 more weeks to full-term and 6 weeks to our due date!
We enjoyed seeing family over Thanksgiving. Along with my family and grandma we got to see my cousin Jamie, her husband Danny, and their over 19 month old daughter Madeline. They drove all the way from New Jersey and came bearing gifts. They brought us our first shower gifts. It was so exciting to have enough stuff to do a couple loads of laundry. I loved putting clean clothes in baby’s drawers. I can just picture him wearing his teeny tiny clothes. We also had our couple’s shower on Saturday and my shower at work on Monday. I washed and put away lots of clothes and the room is starting to look complete. All that’s missing is the crib which we will be getting next weekend!