Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Our Pumpkin is a Squash (29 weeks!)

Baby’s energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fat deposits beneath the skin. (Have those kicks and jabs to the ribs tipped you off yet?) Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though -- as you’ve also probably noticed -- they don’t necessarily coincide with your own. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments. (

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. (

Nothing really new to report on the Project Pumpkin/Emery homefront. She is quite active in the evenings and mornings, but still tens to be much lower with her kicks than Chase. I guess the high stuff is punches since she is still heads up. We are going again on Saturday to try at a 4D shot, I had originally said they would do three attempts but after reading more, I think the 2nd is our last shot. Please let her cooperate.

Here's the latest belly shot (taken last Saturday at 28w3d).

***I am grateful for
1) what little bit of summer break is left... I don't want to go back!
2) 29 weeks!
3) only 11 weeks until Emery is fully bakes (I cannot wait to meet her)
4) another shot at our 4D
5) Hump Day, love 'em!


Joy said...

I can't wait to see what beautiful little Emery looks like!

Jen&Carter said...

You look great. I hope that little miss cooperates for you this weekend and you get some good pics. I bet Chase is getting excited.

c.g. said...

I have to admit, I too am getting very excited to see pictures of baby Emery!

KuKd Chick said...

You look great - agree with your other commenters. I'm diggin' the vegetable analogy, too.

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

good luck with the 4D! i cant wait to see pics!

Mrs. Pod said...

You have looked beautiful with BOTH of your pregnancies but I have to tell you, this is the BEST belly picture I have EVER seen of you (and I saw you A LOT with Chase). You are GLOWING...or is that left over WDW sunburn? Just kidding. You looks fantastic, and lets hope this super great picture leads to another SUPER GREAT picture Saturday by Miss Emery!