Weight: 1153 grams
Length: 38.6 cm
Baby is now approximately two and a half pounds. Baby’s brain is now in charge of maintaining body temperature and also controls breathing. The baby’s irises can now respond to light by dilating and contracting. All the internal organs are maturing and preparing to function on their own at birth. You may even feel baby coughing. The baby’s skin is beginning to look less wrinkly and more like it will look at birth. The extra fat under the skin will help regulate the body temperature at birth and the baby’s head is more proportionate to the rest of the body. The baby is bursting with energy at this point and you’ll be feeling every bit of it.
I’m almost scared to write this as it might jinx things, well, week 29 might have been one of the best so far, or at least in a long time. Sure, my feet have been aching at times, though it has been under control. My energy levels have been really good, I’ve even trained (at home)! So, in a lot of ways I’ve felt great. Mini continues to be active and during our check-up this week, everything looked great. Mini still follows its growth curve exactly, which is always a relief to hear. My blood sugar was on the high side, but my physician said that I didn’t have to worry. I couldn’t remember how long before the appointment I ate a nectarine, so it might have been that. She told me not to worry and that it wasn’t too high yet, but that she’d keep track of it. Here in Sweden (if I’ve understood things right), you don’t get the glucose screening test during pregnancy unless your sugar levels don’t indicate a problem. Next appointment will be on June 20th, the appointments will keep being every other week now to keep track of Mini. Mini’s heartbeat was strong and my blood pressure and iron levels were good. So, all in all, a great week I’ve gotta say. I just hope my blood sugar stays put. I haven’t eaten candy or very sweet stuff, the occasional ice cream now that summer has finally arrived and fruit, other than that my diet’s pretty much the same.
Appetite wise, I’ve felt pretty leveled, it was around 20 weeks that was hungry non-stop and felt like a bottomless hole. Now, it’s back to normal I’d say with bouts of not feeling very hungry. I think I prefer this, being that hungry kind of scared me for a variety of reasons (that’s a whole other subject though).