Week Twenty Nine: Movement is more forceful
|You are 29 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 27 weeks)|
Baby is also moving from side to side, but probably still is head up. In the next few weeks, they will move to the head down birthing position. At times you may feel as if baby is performing somersaults for an olympic gold medal. Baby may be performing fewer movements because living conditions in the womb are becoming more cramped. The baby is still doing a lot of kicking and stretching. Some of your baby's kicks and punches may even take your breath away.
Baby hears things better from the vibrations all around, and can now distinguish real sounds and voices. Do not forget to continue to 'teach' your baby in the womb by exposing them to music, literature, and simply talking to them. At this stage baby eyes are almost always blue and can distinguish bright sunlight or artificial light through the uterine wall.
At week twenty nine, your baby measures about 11 inches (28 cm) from crown to rump, or a total length of about 15 inches (38cm) from head to heel, and weighs about 2.5 pounds (1150gm).
I am thrilled to check off another week and excited to be just 7 days away from that "3" in front of our gestational week!
The girls' movements have definitely been getting stronger. I feel Baby A's hard kicks up by my ribs and every now and then B gets a good kick in down low, but mostly I feel what is probably her head and upper body shifting around towards the top of my belly. I love watching them moving! It's fascinating to feel when one moves and the other seems to respond and move right after - like a kick from B followed by a kick or punch from A right after. I have noticed it especially when I lay on my side - I wonder if I just feel it more or if that position causes baby on bottom to push up on baby on top and makes them both a little wiggly! Whatever it is, it is fascinating to me!!
Been dealing with the insurance company and the short term disability company trying to get all the necessary paperwork in place for claims which is annoying but does occupy some of this couch time! :) Time for a snack and figure out what to make for lunch soon!!