Monday, July 26, 2010

Week 29- More movement.

What is Baby S up to?
Baby’s energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fat deposits beneath the skin. (Have those kicks and jabs to the ribs tipped you off yet?) Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though, as you’ve also probably noticed,they don’t necessarily coincide with your own. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments.
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.

I have been feeling more and more movement and I absolutely cherish it. I love to lay down at night and just feel the baby move all around. Sometimes my stomach is distorted and bigger on one side. One night the baby was moving so much he/she was keeping me up. My munchkin must be preparing me for those sleepless nights. The baby is also awake in the morning with me.

I can't wait to meet this little one who is moving inside me.
About 11 more weeks or 76 more days.

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