Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Week 29- Fitness

Your baby is growing rapidly now.  This week he 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 getting bigger to accommodate his growing brain – which is busy developing billions of neurons. Every day, about 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby's skeleton, which is now hardening. With this rapid growth, it's no surprise that your baby's nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester.

I am a workout junkie. Always have been.  Now I am still keeping up with my workouts and do something everyday. I am still teaching my muscle classes.  I feel good when I workout. My vericose veins feel so much better because I workout.
I am also a big fitness DVD girl. I have always had a huge fitness library.  I have quite a few prenatal DVDs as well.  Here is my fitness regimne right now. I am hoping to teach until the end. I worked out until the end with my son and because of that I had a quick labor.

Sunday: Prenatal Yoga DVD-Shiva Rae Prenatal yoga

Monday: Walk on treadmill, outside, or Summer Sanders prenatal dvd

Tuesday: Teach a muscle class

Wednesday: Walk on treadmill, outside or Lindsey Brin prenatal DVD.

Thursday: Off

Friday: Prenatal yoga DVD- Crunch Yoga Mama

Saturday: Prenatal DVD- Buff Moms to Be- Full Body toning and sculpting.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Week 28

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

Some great news to share. I went for my followup ultrasound.  The choroid plexus cysts are gone! Thank god. I had my long appointment last week. Glucose test, ultrasound and then I saw the doctor.

Ultrasound tech took a while. but the good news is they are gone! The baby is about 2 1/2 pounds. I swear the profile and head shot looks how my son did.

12 more weeks to go! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Week 27

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Week 26

The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take two to three days.