Our Pregnancy: 29 Weeks!

Happy 29 weeks baby girls!! :)
Here's what's going on this week.

Week Twenty Nine: Movement is more forceful

You are 29 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 27 weeks)
  • Your baby now weighs about 2 and a half pounds (1150gm)
  • and is about 15 inches (38.5cm) long from head to heel.
  • Brain is busy developing billions of neurons.
  • Baby's muscles and lungs are continuing to mature.
  • The fetus can taste and respond to pain.
  • The milk teeth have developed under the gums.
The baby's head is growing bigger to accommodate the brain, which is busy developing billions of neurons. The eyes can move in their sockets. They may be able to follow a blinking light. As well as your baby's increasing sensitivity to changes in light, they may also be able to taste. Various studies show that your baby may indicate preferences or dislike for particular tastes at this stage.

Baby is also moving from side to side, but probably still is head up. In the next few weeks, they will move to the head down birthing position. At times you may feel as if baby is performing somersaults for an olympic gold medal. Baby may be performing fewer movements because living conditions in the womb are becoming more cramped. The baby is still doing a lot of kicking and stretching. Some of your baby's kicks and punches may even take your breath away.

Baby hears things better from the vibrations all around, and can now distinguish real sounds and voices. Do not forget to continue to 'teach' your baby in the womb by exposing them to music, literature, and simply talking to them. At this stage baby eyes are almost always blue and can distinguish bright sunlight or artificial light through the uterine wall.

At week twenty nine, your baby measures about 11 inches (28 cm) from crown to rump, or a total length of about 15 inches (38cm) from head to heel, and weighs about 2.5 pounds (1150gm).

I am thrilled to check off another week and excited to be just 7 days away from that "3" in front of our gestational week!

The girls' movements have definitely been getting stronger. I feel Baby A's hard kicks up by my ribs and every now and then B gets a good kick in down low, but mostly I feel what is probably her head and upper body shifting around towards the top of my belly. I love watching them moving! It's fascinating to feel when one moves and the other seems to respond and move right after - like a kick from B followed by a kick or punch from A right after. I have noticed it especially when I lay on my side - I wonder if I just feel it more or if that position causes baby on bottom to push up on baby on top and makes them both a little wiggly! Whatever it is, it is fascinating to me!!

Been dealing with the insurance company and the short term disability company trying to get all the necessary paperwork in place for claims which is annoying but does occupy some of this couch time! :) Time for a snack and figure out what to make for lunch soon!!

Here is our 29 week belly:


  1. Each day gets closer and closer! :-) Next week will be very exciting! You might have to do an arm dance or something like that! Haha!

    Great job!

    Happy chilling!

  2. You look great! Glad to hear all is well!


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