I don’t know why I get so nervous before I go in for an appointment. I always fear she will send me to the hospital and I will be stuck there for a few weeks. For the most part, I’m not that worried about this pregnancy. Bedrest seems to be working and I have confidence that this baby will stay where he needs to til he is ready to come out. This being said, the night before and the morning of my doctor’s visits I get so nervous and just imagine the worst. Well, no need to worry today. Everything went great and I really feel like I am on my way to being done with this bedrest thing. Only 7 1/2 weeks to go!! Sigh…..that still is a really long time!!
Your baby is busy getting ready for the birthday! The baby is beginning to regulate his own temperature and the bone marrow is completely in charge of production of the red blood cells. The baby is even urinating about a half liter of urine into the amniotic fluid everyday!
The movements that you feel will probably begin to change at this point. Once your baby held wild gymnastic parties, now as the space becomes cramped you notice smaller movements, such as elbows and knees. Try monitoring the baby yourself, using fetal kick counts.
Your baby weighs in at about two pounds nine ounces (1.16 kilograms)!
(If he only weighs 2 pounds 9 ounces, where has all this other weight come from?? One of the many mysteries of pregnancy.)