Wednesday, August 3, 2011

100 Days

It's a milestone day! Woo hoo for me and baby....according to my prego tickers, I'm 100 days out from my due date :)

Now, I fully realize that only about one percent of women actually deliver on their due dates, but it's still an exciting milestone to hit, regardless. Tomorrow I can count down from double digits, rather than the triples it's been the entire time, to my little nugget's arrival. Yay!

In celebration of 100 days to go, I'm sharing my favorite interesting pregnancy and baby facts...enjoy!

The world's longest pregnancy lasted 375 days, but the baby was born at only a little over 7lbs

After only 10 weeks in the womb, a baby can begin to favor usage of one hand over the other

More babies are born on Tuesdays than any other day of the week

The state with the highest birthrate is Mississippi

The world's first test tube twins were Stephen and Amanda Mays, born June 5, 1981

Babies born in May on average weigh 7 ounces more than babies born in other months of the year (perhaps the fact that the mommas are prego over Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter has something to do with that?)

A baby is born every 7 seconds

One in every 2,000 babies is born with a tooth

The most children born to one woman was 69, in which she had 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets

There are about 6 million pregnancies in the United States each year

Nigeria has the highest rate of twins in the world

30% of Dutch women opt for home births rather than hospital births, as opposed to about 1% in the United States

Over the past 6 decades, boy babies have outnumbered girl babies in the United States

The last organ to develop in babies are their lungs

The only male species in the world who can become pregnant are seahorses and sea dragons

A fetus acquires fingers prints within the first 3 months of development

Fewer babies are born on Sundays than any other day of the week

In the United States, more babies are born in July, August and September than any other months of the year

Vermont has the lowest birthrate in the country, with 10 babies born to every 1,000 people

By 25 weeks pregnant, most women's lungs and hearts are working 50% harder than normal

By 29 weeks, her blood volume has doubled and her kidneys are also working 50% harder

At 12 weeks gestation, a baby has formed fingernails and toenails

The average age of today's first time mom in the U.S. is 27

The odds of having quintuplets is 600,000 to 1

The only part of a woman's body that cannot change during pregnancy is her ears

It is believed that the Egyptians somehow used crocodile dung (gross!) as a form of contraceptive

Connecticut and Massachusetts have the highest rate of naturally conceived twins

According to a 2008 survey, potato chips, tacos and chocolate were the 3 most craved foods by pregnant women

Pregnant women are up to 50% more susceptible to sunburn (lotion up, ladies!)

The average baby goes through 7,500 diapers a year (better stock up!)

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day an official holiday

The average time it takes a man to change a diaper is 1 minute, 36 seconds

A baby's head accounts for 20% of it's weight

The original Gerber baby was Ann Turner

The first sense a baby fully develops in utero is hearing, though the others follow shortly

A baby can hear, see and feel in the womb....so touch your bellies and talk to your peanut!

A baby's heart beats at twice the rate of an adult's

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm interesting... I crave potato chips, tacos and chocolate every single day as it is.

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