Friday, March 19, 2010

My Little Grandbaby is 38 Weeks Along Today!!

So....Jackie had an OB appointmment yesterday (Thursday).  Everything is moving slow and steady and at a really nice pace.  The doctor said she is 50% efaced and that Marcus should arrive on shedule, April 2nd.

The kids are tying up last minute details in preparation for the family's new bundle to arrive. 

We are all very excited to meet and cuddle him...What a lucky family we are to have him with us soon.

How our baby's growing:

Your baby has really plumped up. He weighs about 6.8 pounds and he's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). He has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold his hand for the first time! His organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If he's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If he's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time he's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after he's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)

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A snapshot of the baby's progress:


  1. The home stretch. . . I hope you'll post when Jackie goes into labor. I'm almost as excited about it as you are! LOL


  2. For sure, Beth!! Thanks so much for following Marcus's progress!!

  3. It really is, Esther!! Thanks so much for Following my Marcus Blog posts!!

  4. How exciting!

    I am one week behind your daughter in law, we are due April 10!

    :) Martine

  5. Martine!! Thanks so much! Congrats on your soon to arrive little one as well! Are you having a Prince or Princess? We would love to hear all about the birth and see pics...ok??

    Kelley....Nana in Waiting