Tuesday, April 03, 2012

29 weeks

Today's date: April 3, 2012

How far along: 29 weeks

Total weight gain: 8 ish pounds...

Size and growth of the baby:Your baby has tiny eyelashes, fine eyebrows, and ever-lengthening fingernails, but his internal organs are doing the most work this week. His brain is growing rapidly, adding millions of brain cells, and his head is also getting bigger to accommodate all that brilliance. But the biggest news this week is about the baby's defenses: with help from the placenta, Baby is developing an immune system, which gets stronger by the day. The placenta actually begins taking up some of the antibodies from your blood stream and transferring them to the baby in order to prepare for the onslaught of germ exposure once the baby comes out into the world. As the baby builds up his defenses, he is also putting on weight, so much so that you can no longer see the web of blood vessels beneath his skin.
Fetal development at week 29

Gender: we don't know!

Maternity clothes: yes, some shirts are getting to short though

Sleep: It's nice when it happens. And if I do get woken up I have to pee like crazy!

Best moment(s) of the week: hum...I got a coupon for a $20 gift card when you create a registry so even though I don't need one I made one to get the gift card! lol

Movement: more than kicks now. I can feel baby turning around in there too.

Food cravings/aversions: I could use some real chocolate milk...any brown cows around? Should have bought some at the store today.

Morning sickness: hit or miss...driving me nuts

Labor signs: none

What I miss: not having leg, and toe cramps...

What I'm looking forward to: getting to single digits in a couple weeks!

1 comment:

Post Family said...

Woo hoo! Only 11 weeks to go!!!