Posted by ZuLaiShah in Pregnancy on Monday, December 05, 2011
Salam & Good Day to all...
How's your life now? I'm counting my weeks now. Dub dab dub dab! haha. 10 more weeks to see my lil prince!!! Can't wait but my heart thumping too coz can't imagine how's it going to be.
Anyway, my baby progress so far for this week:
Your baby's lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed. While your baby may soon slow up growing in length (he measures about 15.7 inches / 40 centimetres from crown to toe by now), he will continue to gain weight until he's born.
This week your baby continues to open and shut his eyes. He can probably see what's going on in utero, distinguish light from dark and even track a light source. If you shine a light on your stomach, your baby may move his head to follow the light or even reach out to touch the moving glow. Some researchers think baring your stomach to light stimulates visual development. But don't expect 20/20 vision when your baby is born - newborns can see a distance of only about 8 to 12 inches / 20 to 30 centimetres. (Children with normal vision don't reach 20/20 vision until about age 7 to 9.) To complete the picture, your baby now has eyebrows and eyelashes.
A pint and a half / around a litre of amniotic fluid now surrounds your baby but that volume decreases as he gets bigger and has less room in your uterus. As you and the baby continue to grow, don't be alarmed if you feel breathless, as if you can't get enough air; it's just your uterus pressing against your diaphragm. There is a light at the end of the tunnel though. At about 34 weeks (or just before birth, if this is your second or third pregnancy), your baby's head will move down into your pelvis as the baby gets into the right position for birth. That will make breathing and eating a lot easier.
Note: Experts say every baby develops differently - even in utero. These fetal development pages are designed to give a general idea of how a fetus grows in the womb.
You've probably gained quite a bit this month - typically 1.4-1.8 kg/3-4 lb. Gaining 450 g/1 lb a week is quite normal during the last three months. Your baby's demands for nutrients are at their greatest in the final pre-birth growth spurt. You may love or loathe your increasing size - either way, remind yourself of 50 reasons why it's great to be pregnant.
Getting a good night's sleep can become more difficult again in the third trimester. As your bump grows, getting and staying comfortable is harder and you may find pressure on your bladder means midnight trips to the loo make an unwelcome but necessary return. Vivid dreams can also affect the quality of your sleep leaving you feeling disturbed or inspired! Don't forget to ask your husband about his dreams, too.
Yeah, recently i had a few weird dreams. Other than that, i had varicose veins also but not at my leg but but inside...at the rectal area...it's called Haemorrhoids. Redha je la kan. Nanti hilang la tu. Maybe pressure from my baby caused it la. Apa lagi, i had swollen feet which i already coped to it. Sleepless night started already because when i wanted to turn my side, it was so painful. i think i need more exercise! Hubby help!!!!
Other than that, i shud be happy! coz my baby is super active. He likes to push his head outwards so that we can belai2 and usap2 his head. hahaha. Super cute!
Oh, btw last weekend we had our Babymoon! We'll story it later. Till then, Enjoice!!!