Monday, August 30, 2010

29 weeks; 77 days left

The only reason I mention the 77 days is that the ticker to the left caught my eye since I was born in 77, that's all. But, since I have reached 29 weeks, both The Bump and Tarzan's Guide to Baby Development give us new items to compare baby to:

A papaya:

Really? The baby is not round, so why do we compare it to spherical things?

A big wheel:

Ah hah, a website that tells me the baby looks like:

A butternut squash, mmmm yummy. This is according to Baby Center:

Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds 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.

Yay for more brain, but the size of the head still gives me nightmares.

Your baby's very active now. Your healthcare provider may ask you to spend some time each day counting kicks and will give you specific instructions on how to do this. Let your provider know if you ever notice that your baby is becoming less active. You may need a nonstress test or biophysical profile to check on your baby's condition.

Considering we've already had a trip to Labor & Delivery over this issue, this is something I intend to bring up with my doctor today. I have a hernia mesh and an anterior placenta, so movements are hard to feel. Oh, I feel him when he lands a nice jab right to my bladder, but beyond that if he's just slowly swimming around in there, I don't necessarily feel it.

And just as I finished typing that, he rewarded me with a swift kick to my belly.

Just a small addition from the I am Pregnant website:

Research has shown that your baby is not only able to hear, but also able to recognize your own voice. This shows that your baby can already learn, remember and recognize.

I think he moves more when we talk to him. We'll keep talking and singing to the belly and see if more movement occurs.

1 comment:

Angie said...

It feels like you have been pregnant for ever... I really think the ticker is in slow motion!! Early babies are not good so I guess we must be patient!

I say we start planning on a big wheel NOW... I have pictures of me chewing on the wheel of mine before I could walk... and pictures of us on it as teenagers in my Grandma's basement using it as a scooter... For that matter I believe it is STILL in my Granmda's basement...

Play dough is also a must!