Sunday, March 7, 2010

Baby Marcus Was 36 Weeks Along on Friday, March 5, 2010!!

Here we are with another exciting update on my soon-to-arrive first Grandbaby, Marcus Victor Perea.  He is such a cutie ~ He moves in his snug little nest so that you can see it from across the room!  The doctor thinks he will be between 7 and 7.5 pounds...A good size for his petite mom.  Jackie is tall but petite in size.

Garrett and Jackie are doing so well as pre-parents.  They have completed his most adorable nursery - I have pictures for you (I will post them soon!) and they are pretty well ready for my little Bugaboo.  Jackie's mom, Margaret, flew in on Friday night to stay and help Jackie and Garrett until Marcus arrives.  I think they are doing the Mommie/Grandmommie bonding thing  ;o)  I am letting them have their time together and Jackie knows to call me if I can help as well...I am known for dropping everything to help my kids...or pretty much anyone  ;o)

My beautiful daughter just glows and glows...I am so proud of her it is unspeakable so I won't even try.  Based on what I have seen over the past nine years, her nuturing with their furr-babies, Lily and Paco, and her tremendously loving efforts with my son and now her pregancy and Marcus ~ Jackie will be a most amazing Momma.  That is the best gift I could ever ask for...I do not have a worry in the world about her and Garrett's abilities as new parents.  I might even feel left out as I don't think they will need much assistance form me. I will always be right there if and when they do, though.

After I publish this blog, I am going to be setting up my nursery for Marcus here at the house...Just in case he decides to arrive a little early.  Jackie gave me some of the "duplicates" that she received at her showers and I bought a few things on my own.  I am so excited!!

How the baby's growing ~ Curtesy of

Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. He now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon)
and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. He's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered his body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected his skin during his nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of his first bowel movement.

At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.) Most likely he's in a head-down position. But if he isn't, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an "external cephalic version," which is a fancy way of saying she'll try to coax your baby into a head-down position by manipulating him from the outside of your belly.

A peek of the baby's progress ~ Curtesy of


  1. So exciting, Kelley! Very soon, you will have a darling baby to snuggle. Don't forget to give Mom a chance to snuggle, too, LOL.

    You'll be such a wonderful grandma.

  2. So exciting, Kelley! Very soon you will have a darling baby to cuddle. Don't forget to let Mom have some time, too, LOL.

    JK, you'll be a wonderful grandma.