He now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds 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, I need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And his bones are soaking up lots of calcium! This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton.
Lil Arroyo's energy is surging, thanks to white fat depositing beneath his skin. And since he's growing so fast (weight will triple by birth), things are getting kind of cramped in the womb. What all this means for you: I have to get ready for some more kicks and jabs to the ribs! (Lots of kicks but no rib jabbing yet, thank goodness.)
|Butternut Squash - About the size Lil Arroyo is during Week 29|