29 Weeks

Hello 3rd trimester! So glad to finally see you! 29 weeks marks the beginning of the end of this pregnancy and I am starting to be ecstatic about that. Only 2.5 months until we meet this ever-so-active baby girl.

My cousin said it best: I’m along for the ride. I can do everything in my power like eat well, exercise, be stress-free, and think positively but this body has a mind of it’s own with baby on board. The extra weight and bigger baby are starting to slow this mamma down (probably a good thing). I have been trying to sneak in more naps and get to bed earlier since a full night sleep doesn’t seem to part of my MO anymore.

She now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and her head is growing bigger to make room for her developing brain. This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in the baby’s hardening skeleton each day.

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