Finally full term!
Your baby is full term this week and waiting to greet the world! Full term is 39 to 40 weeks. Babies born before 37 weeks are preterm, 37 to 38 weeks is early term, 41 weeks is late term, and those born after 42 are post-term.
Still plumping up
He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it’s likely that your baby already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.)