What's happening in week 29 of your pregnancy?
His teeth are budding. Your little one's baby teeth that were formed weeks ago have now hardened with dentin and enamel. The bones in his body are also fully formed by now. Continue to support his bone's health by eating more calcium-rich foods.
Your baby is showing off the motor skills he has learned. He's kicking more than ever, and you should feel about 10 fetal movements in a two-hour time span.
Your baby weighs about 2.5 pounds (1.13 kilograms). He measures about 17 inches from head to toe (43 centimeters).
How is your baby's brain developing?
This week, the part of your baby's brain that is responsible for his personality and intelligence will develop. The intensity of his fetal movements may even give a clue whether he will be a hyperactive or a gentler, quieter child.
Give your baby's brain development and motor learning a boost by having at least 200 milligrams of DHA daily.
What pregnancy symptom might you experience this week?
Hormonal changes during pregnancy may send you on an emotional rollercoaster at times, but you can mediate pregnancy anxiety and these moods swings and enjoy your pregnancy better with these steps:
Take up prenatal classes. Learning more about the third trimester and what to do during labor may relieve your worries.
Get to know other moms-to-be. Prenatal classes offer that opportunity. Sharing how you feel and hearing the experiences of others may ease your anxiety.
Mom's tip of the week
Keeping a journal can bring you and your baby joy. Research has shown that expressive writing is a great way to find calm. You can keep separate journals – one to write down your worries, and the other to chronicle your feelings of excitement to meet your baby and which you can share with your child as he grows.