I had a quick and easy doctor appointment on Tuesday. I gained 5 pounds last month! YES FIVE IN ONE MONTH! That brings my total to 9 so overall not too shabby. I am really hoping to stay close to 20 total. Baby O's heartrate was 140 and depending on who you ask about the old wive's tales no one seems to agree on the same answer ;) However....the medical assistant Jen almost slipped and told me!!! Here's our convo:
Jen: So this is really the last one?
Me: Yeah, husband says no more!
Me: yep. I guess 3 is enough! He was good stopping after the last one.
HERE IT COMES...ARE YOU READY???
Jen: You think he'd want to try for a....
Jen: You think he'd want to try for another...
I can't remember if she said "a" or "another"!!!! Either word really leads me to believe 2 different things! Try for "a" girl or try for "another" most likely means boy to me but could really mean either. Needless to say I can't remember because I started to panic and she started to scream and freak out that she almost slipped!
I am so excited to still not know but it kills me when someone else (JEN!) does know! I could never be those people were one of the parents knows and the other doesn't! I would be tortured and HAVE to find out!
Here's what baby O is up to
How your baby's growing:
Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) 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. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day. By 29 weeks pregnant, your baby has now entered the third trimester. It won't be long before you get to meet your little boy or girl! From 29 weeks and beyond, you will experience rapid weight gain. Your baby's muscles and lungs will continue to develop and mature in the weeks ahead. Your baby's brain is also developing and maturing, with billions of neurons forming daily. Your baby requires more nutrition than ever from 29 weeks pregnant and beyond, so it is important that you do everything possible to eat well and get plenty of sleep during this important developmental period!
Your uterus is now about 3 to 4inches above your belly button. Your weight gain may be as high as 25 to 26 pounds by pregnancy week 29. You will definitely look and feel pregnant for the remainder of your pregnancy!
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.