I like to visit this website whenever I'm free. It's all about pregnancy, baby's development & after delivered info. I normally will suggest this website to my friends; babyfit.com. We'll know the baby's progress, what we should do, what we should avoid etc. Indirectly we may imagine how he/she is currently looks like. Usually, I put ruler on the table and imagine how big he/she is based on the facts given. It's fun, isn't it? This is the latest fact about my baby-to-birth on week 28 to 29.
Week 28-29: 3rd trimester
It's official! You're in the last trimester of your pregnancy and you're edging closer to the big day with each passing week. Your baby is growing--and wow--so are you! * Ainul: Arghh, weight gain!!!
Your baby is still little, between 0.9 to 1.1kg & 38 to 40cm long. Your baby is actually a little chubbier than before. It's because the number of fat cells she has is increasing, filling out the skin from underneath. Eyebrows & eyelashes are also growing, the hair on her head is getting longer & it's an important time for your baby's brain development.
Your Body This Week
Your weight is climbing, too! During this month, you may begin to experience Braxton Hicks contractions--a kind of "dress rehearsal" for labor that isn't dangerous for you or baby. They occur when the uterus hardens and relaxes. Because your growing baby is putting more pressure on your pelvis, your ankles and feet may swell, your legs may cramp, and as your growing uterus bears down on your bladder, you may once again feel the need to urinate more often. And don't be alarmed if you start to feel out of breath; it's just baby pushing on your diaphragm.
* Ainul: Got Braxton Hicks day and night!
Loading Up On Protein
Bring on the grilled cheese! Sure, two eggs sound great! Protein is especially crucial to your baby's development in your third trimester, so it's important that you continue to take in 3-4 servings a day. Protein builds strong muscles and rich blood and, as long as you stay away from the high fat and processed meats, you should be able to stay away from excess calories. Protein is found in more foods than you may realize.
* Wan suggests to bbq again this coming weekend, ikan kembong pulak!
Your third trimester is when your body needs the most rest. Ironically, you might not be sleeping very well at this time. Between leg cramps, heartburn, and more trips to the bathroom, it seems like your body is trying to prepare you for the sleep deprivation after the baby comes! To get more and better sleep at night:
~ Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.
~ Have a glass of milk before you go to bed at night.
~ Avoid spicy foods within 3 hours of bedtime.
~ Get a little bit of exercise or fresh air sometime in the evening.
* Ainul: Wan asked me to go to playground with Adrianna
Surviving Bed Rest
Most of the time, health benefits happen by getting physical. But sometimes, especially in the third trimester, the healthiest activity is no activity at all. If you're on bed rest, you're not alone. Every year, more than half a million expectant moms are prescribed bedrest. Bedrest has a number of health and recovery benefits and can reduce the risk of complications. So take it seriously and do your best to abide by your doctor's recommendation.
* Ainul: That's why I'm keep saying: "how good if today is a holiday..."