Tuesday, May 12, 2009

29 Weeks Today & Time Is Flying By Now

How far along? 29 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 22 lbs.
Maternity clothes? yep
Stretch marks? nope....so far but there is still time!
Sleep: getting harder & harder for me to get comfortable so sleep is becoming more of an issue
Best moment this week: my mom getting to hear Bryaden's heartbeat & my baby shower
Movement: he is very active & loves to play with his little feet
Food cravings: cereal
Gender: BOY
Labor Signs: braxton hicks have begun
Belly Button in or out? half of it is popping sticking out but it still looks like it is going to flatten out completely
What I miss: sushi
What I am looking forward to: going through all of the gifts we received this week & putting them away in his room
Weekly Wisdom: don't wish away the time that you have with your baby now; once they are here time will fly by & they will be grown before you know it!!
Milestones: passed my 1 hour glucose test!!

What is going on with your baby during week 29?
You are now ¾ of the way through your pregnancy and only 11 weeks are left before you meet your newborn. This is of course assuming that you give birth in the target period. You will also be stressed about varicose veins, skin rashes, and hemorrhoids, which are typical in the later months of pregnancy. At this point of pregnancy, your baby's hearing is already keenly developed. Baby may be startled by loud sounds (although there is a gap between the startling noise and your baby's reaction). Some of the sounds your baby is getting accustomed to (since it hears them on a regular basis) and in fact finds them comforting are the pounding of your heart, your digestive system, the rushing of blood. These sounds have been likened to a washing machine or dishwasher at work by scientists. It is no wonder that babies exposed to such 'white noises' can be lulled back to sleep as these sounds are familiar. Your baby is now able to hear your voice and the voices of other family members and even make a distinction. Brayden's full length is 17 & weighs in at 2 lbs 7 ozs. His eyes are becoming more sensitive and might be able to notice when you are sitting in the sun or reading by a bright light. As baby grows, conditions in the uterus become a little cramped, so there isn't quite as much room to kick those tiny legs or wave those teeny arms. Therefore, you may feel a little less movement now, but that's normal.