When my midwife did the Ballard Score on Jesse, she determined he is 4-5 weeks early. By gestational dating he was born at 37.2 weeks, but if you consider my pregnancies usually last 41+ weeks, she is probably very accurate.
4 weeks makes so much of a difference. He is so little, and frail, and skinny, and dependant. He shudders when unwrapped. His cry is so sweetand quiet. He is my first baby to ever wear "newborn" diapers, the others all started out in size 1. And all of my other babies were born with rolls of baby fat.
His birth weight was 7lb.14oz but had he would went "full term" he likely would have been almost 10lbs.
Savannah (now 3) never was a newborn, in that she came out eyes wide open as if she knew what was going on. She never acted newborn. She was alert and sassy from day one. :)
So I am enjoying this new little one, new in so many ways, teaching me everyday. It's like being a first time mother all over again..