Thursday, January 19, 2012

29 weeks!

From BabyCenter dot com:

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.

He's alive and kicking, that's for sure! I suppose the kicks have died down slightly, but I can only presume that's because he's running out of room in there. He kicks the most when I'm sitting down, and also when I'm reading in bed. It's fun to watch my book go up and down, but distracts from the story (in a good way)! I can't believe that I'm in the third trimester already.

Regarding the vitmains, I am concerned about getting enough Iron, and it's not in my vitamins because it, um, well, I don't want to get too personal, but let's just say it creates some issues. And spinach lately makes me want to vomit. So, any suggestions on how to get s'more iron into my diet?


Lena said...

I ate iron pills with all three kids, truly not my idea of a good time, but you should discuss this with your midwife.

Otherwise, try to allow yourself some beef every once in a while. Look for iron fortified breads, cereal and such ... I agree on the spinach, one can only eat so much. :)

Beth said...

I'm aneamic so I always have to take iron. I have never experienced any of the common side effects of iron supplements (e.g. nausea, constipation, etc.) but my doctor once recommended that if I did I should try a liquid supplement. The liquid ones may still cause nausea but not so much any of the other side effects.

Crafty Beth said...

Don't know what to tell you about the iron, but just wanted to say how it always cracked me up how the baby was compared to different fruits/veggies all along the pregnancy to determine size!