January 9, 2012

29 Weeks!

How Far Along: 29 Weeks... I can't believe Little Miss will be here in about 9 weeks!!!

Size of baby: The head of a small cabbage
Baby already measures about 15.2 to 16.7 inches long. Right now, she weighs about 2.5 to 3.8 pounds but she's still got a ways to go -- can you believe she'll triple in weight before birth?

Total Weight Gain: 139.7 about 15 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Even my pajama pants are too snug around my belly these days; I think I've hit a belly growth spurt this past week.

Movement: She has been quite the mover and shaker! I was reading this morning that she can now control her movements and responds to outside stimuli. You can feel her butt, back elbows and heels, at least I'm pretty sure that's what all those hard spots are. When I was pregnant with Graham, I had no clue what I was feeling, but I think I'm pretty sure this time around. Love seeing my belly do waves, its acutally doing that as I type!!

Sleep: Sleeping good still. Loving my pregnancy pillow!

What I miss: Being able to bend over easily, get out of bed easily and having a glass of wine or champagne at my friend Terah's wedding this past weekend.

Cravings: Still loving poptarts, and loving pasta, but that's nothing new for me :)

Symptoms: I almost am afraid to type this, in case I jinx myself, but the last couple of days my sciatic pain has been gone!!! Maybe she moved? I hope so, but I guess we'll see.

Best Moment This Week: Painting the nursery!!!

Best Comment of the Week: People telling me how good I still look and how much smaller I am this time around, I hope it stays that way!!!

What I'm looking forward to: Getting Claire's crib in! Should get here the beginning of this week! :)

Milestones: her wrinkled skin is smoothing out as more fat is deposited under the skin surface. This fat, called white fat, is different from the earlier brown fat that your developing fetus accumulated. Brown fat is necessary for body temperature regulation while white fat (the fat you have, Mom) actually serves as an energy source.

Which explains why your energizer baby feels so…well…energized! Space in your baby's living quarters is now at a premium, so you'll be feeling jabs and pokes from elbows and knees mostly. But those kicks will be more vigorous than before (and also less erratic) because your baby is stronger and excitedly responding to all sorts of stimuli — movement, sounds, light, and that candy bar you ate half an hour ago.

Luckily, your baby doesn't have teeth yet that would need a brushing after that sugary treat, but it won't be long before you'll need to buy that first baby toothbrush! You'll recall that your baby's baby-teeth buds formed weeks ago, but now the buds for permanent teeth are forming in his or her gums as well.

1 comment:

Melissa Edwards said...

You do look great! And I can't recall what you looked like with the last pregnancy at this point but you still seem tiny to me.