What's Happening at 29 Weeks?
Now that you are a week into your third trimester, it’s time to start really preparing for baby to arrive! Over the next few weeks, we will be helping you ensure you’ve got everything done for the big arrival!
Baby In Action at 29 Weeks
Baby is feeling energetic and you are feeling lot’s of kicks! Aren’t they just the sweetest thing ever? Baby is growing like a weed and over the next few weeks will double in weight. Also, baby’s facial muscles have developed enough that he or she can now smile!
Baby Size at 29 Weeks
Baby is currently weighing in at 2.5 pounds and is the size of a butternut squash!
Your Body at 29 Weeks
Here are some of the most common symptoms you may be experiencing at 29 weeks pregnant:
–Heartburn: baby is growing! And all of that growth tends to put more pressure on your intestines and stomach, making heartburn especially common during the third trimester. Tums and Roliads are a great way to calm the burn. You can also try to differentiate which foods cause more issues than others and avoid them.
–Lower Back Pain: That bump is putting alot of strain on your lower back. Rest frequently and consider taking a prenatal class to relax and stretch out those aching back muscles. You can also opt for a maternity support belt to help take the strain off of your back.
–Shortness of Breath: Not only is your growing baby pushing on your stomach, bladder, lower back (and a long list of other things), but he or she is also crowding your lung space, making mama short of breath. Rest assured, baby will drop in the coming weeks and it should get easier to breath normally.
29 Week To-Do-List
-If you are planning to do a maternity photoshoot (which we highly recommend you do! You will want pictures of your bump to look back on!), it’s time to start researching and finding a good local photographer!
-Start researching and interviewing pediatricians for your baby. We’ve got a full list of what you should look for and questions to ask here.