Up until now, we’ve been measuring your baby’s crown-to-rump length. In pregnancy week 29, your baby’s total length from head to toe is 16-17 inches and your baby weighs close to 2 1/2 pounds. Your baby is bulking up fairly quickly, and by birth he or she will probably have doubled or tripled what weight your baby is at right now. More fat is being deposited under the skin and your baby is gradually getting chubbier as a result. Your little one’s lungs are capable of breathing air, if it were absolutely necessary and his or her brain would most likely be able to control body temperature and breath rhythmically, with limited medical intervention.
In pregnancy week 29, you will probably find that even though you’ve felt pretty energetic throughout your second trimester, you are beginning to slow down now. You may need more sleep, although waking up for the never-ending bathroom trips can make it difficult to get enough sleep. Pay attention to your body’s signals and rest when you need to.
You may also be noticing stretch marks appearing on your belly, thighs, breasts and even your buttocks. Make sure you keep your skin well moisturized by applying lotion or cream daily and also stick to a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, along with drinking plenty of water.
There are a lot of products on the market that are designed to help with the reduction and prevention of stretchmarks. Take your time and do your research as they can be pricey. Be sure to check Amazon or other review sources before making your purchase.