One ore week until I am 30 weeks pregnant! This past week has flown by again, Since I am electing for a c-section, and will be having that I would have thought when I am 39 Weeks, I have (about) 10 weeks left until we meet little man.
I have started to buy/pack my hospital bag a little bit more now, just in case Mr man decides he wants to come early.
About baby this week:
Your baby now weighs a little over 1kg and measures about 39cm from head to toe. On his head, hair is growing well. If you’re having a boy, his testicles will have descended from near the kidneys through the groin en route to the scrotum. If your baby is a girl, her clitoris is prominent, because it’s not yet covered by the still-small labia. These will grow to cover it in the last few weeks before birth.
Your baby’s head is getting bigger to make room for his developing brain. Nearly all babies react to sound and light by the end of this week.
Your baby’s nutritional needs reach their peak during the third trimester. You’ll need plenty of protein, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, and calcium (about 200mg is deposited in your baby’s skeleton every day), so eat foods rich in these nutrients. His skeleton hardens even more and his brain, muscles, and lungs are maturing all the time.
As your bump gets bigger you may find it harder to get a good night’s sleep. Many mums-to-be find they have vivid dreams about their baby in the third trimester.