Saturday, February 19, 2011

29 Weeks & A Butternut Squash

Baby's now the size of a squash!

Baby's energy is surging, thanks to white fat depositing beneath his skin. And since he's growing so fast (weight will triple by birth), things are getting kind of cramped in the womb.  
What all this means for you: Get ready for some more kicks and jabs to the ribs. Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.

~Pregnancy Highlights~

Due Date: May 6, 2011 
Total weight gain: 19 lbs.
Morning Sickness: none
Cravings: everything & anything but still mainly spicy everything & sweets 
Sleep: is bad & I am really feeling the effects of the lack of it
I can't live without: my body pillow
I miss: breathing normally
I am looking forward to: getting some work done in his nursery 
Milestones: we saw him on Tuesday for the last time until I hold him in my arms; he is PERFECT!!
Exercise: walking the mall (outside since it has been so nice) 3 mornings a week & I have been walking our stairs every night
Diet: I have been on the "see-food" diet again this past week
Maternity Clothes:  pants yes - shirts a mixture still
Movement: all day & night & it is the BEST feeling in the world
Gender: Boy; Colton Lee
Labor Signs: None
Belly Shots: