We are 31 weeks pregnant – getting nearer every day!!!
Your baby’s arms, legs and body continue to fill out — and they are finally proportional in size to her head. She weighs about 3.3 pounds/1.5 kilograms and looks more like a newborn. She measures about 16 inches/ 41 centimetres from crown to toe.
You may notice your baby isn’t moving around as much. Don’t worry; she’s just running out of space in your uterus. As long as you can feel her squirming, you’ll know she’s just fine. Believe it or not, she still has plenty of growing to do. You can expect her to gain at least two more pounds/900 grams before delivery.
Your baby’s organs are continuing to mature and she is passing water from her bladder: good practice for the urinating she’ll do after she’s born. Soon you can wonder what your baby is wishing for — brain scans have shown that fetuses have periods of dream sleep around month eight.
You’ve probably gained three to four pounds / 1.3 to 1.8 kilograms this month. Gaining a pound/450 grams a week is quite normal during the last trimester as your baby has a final growth spurt before birth.
In other baby news, we were at a baby show in London’s Excel last weekend and came away with orthopedid Moses Basket mattress, Gracco travel system, changing table and, most importantly, two cans of Red Bull to get papa through the labour (that and his PSP and he’ll do fine…).