little duff

here come some little guys

week 36!

Living large in Bremerton.

-daddy duff

6 weeks to go

Our week 34 doctor’s visit to group health cooperative was a good one. Good blood pressure from momma and a strong heartbeat from baby.

The midwife used her earth-momma intuition to divine the size of little duff. Her 34-week estimate was 6 lbs. For those keeping score at home, that means little duff’s full-term weight is trending toward 8.5 lbs. 6 weeks to go. We’ll let you know the score.

-daddy duff

week 33

Week 33 was kicked off with four hours of breastfeeding and infant care classes. Mom and dad learned a number of remarkable things, from the benefits of skin-to-skin contact to a number of handy breastfeeding postures. Several styles of swaddling were demonstrated. This week, dad will be practicing his technique on the cats.

According to baby center, here’s little duff’s status this week.

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. He’s rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren’t fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal.

-daddy duff

the bump

the bump

the bump

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breastfeeding 101

Getting the lowdown on latch and breast crawl.

breastfeeding

breastfeeding 101

-daddy duff

Week 32

thiiiiis big

thiiiiis big

We are at the 80% mark. The baby bump is getting impressive, the nursery is almost ready and mom and dad are getting ready to take a flurry of baby classes.

According to babycenter.com, here is little duff’s developmental status this week:

By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You’re gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, he’ll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth.

-daddy duff

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