29 Weeks

17 Nov
Yesterday I become quite accutely aware of how spoiled I’ve been during this pregancy; I’ve had very few aches or pains and no morning sickness worth mentioning.  Yesterday, however, the right side of my body went a bit nuts.  First, the abs on my right side started complaining; I believe they were being stretched beyond their stretchiness threshold.  (But I still have a belly button!)  Later in the evening, my abs were better, but my right glute was so sore I was limping around the kitchen as I cleaned up after dinner.  What’s with that?!  Anyone else ever had just one sore butt cheek?  I remarked to Michael this morning that maybe I’ve stopped clenching my teeth when stressed; maybe I’m clenching my glutes now…
 
"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 accommodate his brain — which is busy developing billions of neurons. With this rapid growth, it’s no surprise that your baby’s nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester. To keep yourself and him well nourished, you’ll need plenty of protein, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, and calcium. (About 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby’s skeleton — which is now hardening — every day.)"
 
"Your baby continues to be active, and those first few flutters of movement have given way to hard jabs and punches that may take your breath away. If you notice a decrease in movement, do a fetal kick count: your baby should move at least 10 times in an hour. If your baby moves less, talk to your health care provider.

The baby’s adrenal glands have begun to produce hormones such as androgen and estrogen. These hormones stimulate the hormone prolactin in the mother’s body, causing her to make colostrum, the milk that will feed the baby in the first few days if she chooses to breastfeed."

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2 Responses to “29 Weeks”

  1. J. Craig November 18, 2005 at 9:26 am #

    Moral of the story. Sit on your Glutes and let Mike clean the kitchen. I mean jeez, how much does the man expect you to do… you spend every minute of every day making him a child, and he can\’t even clean the kitchen! Speaking of kitchens – how\’s the oven hood vent? Seems like this weekend would be a good weekend to put a new fan in, no?

  2. Meandering November 23, 2005 at 9:31 am #

    Shut-up, Craig.

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