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29 weeks pregnant. It seems like just yesterday we got the big news that another addition to the family would be joining us. Only 11 weeks until Madden is here! We can’t wait to meet her!
Here’s what up in the world of pregnancy at 29 weeks
Baby Gaga knows what’s up in week 29
If you just got back from the restroom, we’re sure you’re aware that you’ve finally reached that infamous “live-on-the-toilet” phase of pregnancy where everything’s bigger (boobs, butt, baby, belly) but your bladder.
Your best strategy is to accept the fact you’re going to need to pee every 15 minutes or so. If you manage to go for over an hour without running to the restroom, count yourself amongst the lucky iron-bladdered few.
In other annoying symptoms, many women experience jittery legs during the second half of pregnancy, which is a common condition known as Restless Leg Syndrome. This is caused by circulation issues due to the increased blood volume that has your heart working harder than it’s ever had to before.
Although it’s irritating, it’s pretty much harmless as far as pregnancy symptoms go. Cutting out caffeine, staying active, stretching your calf muscles slowly, and deep muscle massages are generally effective ways to deal with RLS.
Less than three months till your wee babe’s birthday and the return of your body to normal human proportions!
Here is what’s up with Madden (or any of you other 29 week fetuses)
If you’ve been feeling weird little fluttering butterflies in your belly, it’s not just your run-of-the-mill pre-birth performance anxiety.
Actually, it’s your amazing baby with a case of the hiccups: a fairly common occurrence at this point, due to them practicing breathing for their big birthday.
In addition to getting a round of butterfly-like hiccups, your little swimmer has arduously managed to accumulate enough baby fat to account for nearly 3.5% of their overall body weight.
Yeah, compared to we lardy adults, it’s not very impressive, but considering they used to have NO fat, it’s certainly a healthy (and body-warming) accomplishment in its way.
Another fantastic life-critical accomplishment: your baby’s spleen is now in charge of hematopoiesis — the 10 dollar name for the process involved in building up certain important blood components.
This week we are reviewing Mama Soak – a refreshing sitz bath powder. Special thanks to Due Maternity for providing this to our mom-to-be Stephanie. In the words of Stephanie
What expectant mother does not love a nice, long bath after a hard day? Mama Soak was refreshing and left my skin feeling like silk.
Like SILK people.
Here’s the low down on Bella B Mama Soak:
Not your grandmother’s Epson Salt! Bella B Mama Soak is a wonderfully fresh, “boutique” bath soak powder, made with organic ingredients. It’s healing formula is ideal for helping refresh moms anytime, and heal and reduce swelling and discomfort after giving birth. 18oz jar