Thursday, July 23, 2009

I Am 30 Weeks Pregnant - This Is What My Baby Looks Like!

At this stage my baby's lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed. While baby may soon slow up growing in length, (he measures about 15.7 inches/ 40 centimetres from crown to toe by now), he will continue to gain weight until he's born.

This week baby continues to open and shut his eyes. He can probably see what's going on in utero, distinguish light from dark and even track a light source. If you shine a light on your stomach, your baby may move his head to follow the light or even reach out to touch the moving glow. Some researchers think baring your stomach to light stimulates visual development. But don't expect 20/20 vision when your baby is born -- newborns can see a distance of only about 8 to 12 inches/ 20 to 30 centimetres. (Children with normal vision don't reach 20/20 vision until about age 7 to 9.) To complete the picture, baby now has eyebrows and eyelashes.


A pint and a half/ around a litre of amniotic fluid now surrounds the baby but that volume decreases as he gets bigger and has less room in your uterus. As you and the baby continue to grow, don't be alarmed if you feel
breathless, as if you can't get enough air; it's just your uterus pressing against your diaphragm. There is a light at the end of the tunnel though. At about 34 weeks (or just before birth, if this is your second or third pregnancy), baby's head will move down into your pelvis as the baby gets into the right position for birth. That will make breathing and eating a lot easier.

Source: Baby Centre UK

21 comments:

Bounty said...

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Tita Beng said...

Hi Madz! You're baby is already getting ready to see the world! (Lol)
Exciting! What's the gender?

Always take care!

Fioricet said...

Congratulations! You did share a lot of information regarding babies 30 weeks old. Thank you for the article. I learned a lot from this post.

Uncle Tom said...

Oh Mardz, this is so nice. During pregnancy, it is also good that you buy skin care products to maintain your skin quality. I heard pregnancy triggers skin rashes.

Angela said...

Congrats! Don't forget to buy a nice ceiling lighting for your child's room.

Lavender said...

Hello. Just a tip, make sure your baby uses only paraben free products. We can never be too safe, especially when it comes to our kids.

Joan said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. I'll put in a prayer request for your safe delivery. God bless you!

Rose said...

Keep your wedding rings. Hope your child can see the.

Mario said...

I hope your child would love supermario.

Sandra said...

Have you prepared christian music for your child?

Naomi said...

Congratulations! Is it possible to buy medicine without a prescription when you're already 30 weeks pregnant? Thanks.

icgmd said...

Well, congratulations!Hope you're doing well.

rankpay said...

This is nice. Thanks for sharing Madz.

Sales Leads said...

I appreciate your updates Madz. Keep us updated.

Bella said...

I think grants for women should be awarded to you for always keeping us updated with your being a mother.

Lyn said...

hi, how's your baby? can you suggest some links for cheap international calls? thanks!

Eulah said...

Oh.. how's the baby?

aileen said...

Take care alwats. you and youre baby.

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