I’m starting to get serious pregnant porridge brain… I totally forgot to do this post, I didn’t even realise that it is Thursday. SO here goes…
Here’s a collage of my pregnancy thus far.
So far we have painted the baby room, started hanging the curtains, and cleaned out A LOT of junk. Hopefully the cot will be done and set up soon, then I will get the mattress and proceed to make the bedding. Very excited!
Making headway. Your baby’s brain continues its amazing development. Up until now, its surface has been smooth. This week, the brain begins to take on its distinctly wrinkled appearance. These wrinkles are called convolutions, and they allow the brain to hold more brain cells.
As some things develop, others disappear, like lanugo, the ultrafine hair that covered your baby’s body. He may still have patches of it on his back and shoulders, however.
A shared meal. Eating well is tremendously important in the third trimester because your baby is taking nutrients directly from you to build up his internal stores and to gain weight. The calcium from the milk you drink goes directly to building his bones, and the iron in your prenatal vitamins and iron-rich foods boosts his iron supply, which will last until he’s 6 to 9 months old. Protein is also crucial in these last few months, because it supports healthy cell growth throughout your baby’s body.
Measuring up. Your baby weighs about 1.3 Kg (about 3 pounds) this week and is a little more than 27 cm (about 11 inches) from head to bottom. His total length, including his legs, is about 40 cm (about 16 inches).
Your Pregnancy The seventh-month itch. By this time, the top of your uterus is about 4 inches above your belly button. The stretching skin on your belly may itch; this is completely normal. Try massaging your abdomen gently with a moisturizing lotion. Tempting as it may be, don’t scratch-it could make the itching worse. You might also experience itching on your arms, legs, fingers, and toes. Find out additional ways to ease the discomfort.
I must admit – I am starting to feel the itching and the very warm internal heater… Its starting to be summer now, so I can just imagine how hot I will be at 40 weeks… which is only 10 weeks away… thats like 2 and a half months… oh my goodness!! So super amped for this little gift! If only he knew how much he is wanted and loved already. I think he’s going to be the most divinely “spoilt” and loved little person ever.