Sunday, May 18, 2008

29 weeks

How your baby's growing: 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.

Another week down, 11 more (give or take a couple) to go! Today Jared was looking at the schedule for the class he is teaching this summer. He gives his final on July 24th. I told Asher he is free to come July 25th! I definitely won't be counting on that, but here's hoping he's not one of those 41 or 42 weekers. And here is the latest look at pregnant me.


  1. I SO wish I lived closer so that I could help with your shower! I'd fly there in a heartbeat if I had a spare $400 bucks or so.

    You're looking so cute and pregnant!

  2. You chopped your hair! You look so beautiful and I love your preg belly.