This week, Baby is the size of a butternut squash. An average 29-week baby weighs 2.5 pounds and is 15 inches long. We know from last week’s appointment that this baby is 3 pounds, 3 ounces and is probably longer than average. Apparently, I grow big babies. Sam always measured bigger than average, too. (He is still huge. He’s two-and-a-half and wears 4T clothes! Whoa.) Baby Girl has developed everything she needs in her body, now she’s fine-tuning the gears, so to speak. Her job now is to grow a big brain and get chubby.
I’m still waiting for her to flip over. I try not to think about it, but she’s big, right? So she’s got less room than the average early-third-trimester baby to get her head down. I’m starting to think that I should stand on my head and see if she will reorient herself. Like an astronaut in space! 🙂
The other weird thing about week 29 is that the right lower quadrant of my belly in numb. Completely numb! I called the clinic and they reassured me that it’s totally normal, that something (or someone — BABY!) is hitting the nerves inside my body causing numbness on the outside. It’s very disconcerting to touch it and feel no sensation. I find that I can’t stop checking to see if feeling has returned. Very strange.
I’m so happy the holidays are here, so time can move that much more quickly. I’m ready to meet this little one!