Can it really be that you are now in the last trimester of your pregnancy? Sometimes an ultrasound will give you a clear picture of the baby's sex. Do you want to know, or do you want to be surprised? You and your partner should discuss things like this during the seventh month; it is hoped that you'll both agree on what you do and don't want to know at this stage of the pregnancy.
Someone's Listening …
As for baby, he or she is moving much more intensely than you know; baby's lungs are more developed, and much movement can be attributed to increased breathing capacity. Be careful what you say from this month on, since baby can hear sounds outside of its tiny bubble. The skin is red and appears wrinkled; it's just getting ready for deposits of baby fat to begin. Baby is now about fifteen inches long and can weigh nearly two full pounds.
In this month's journal, celebrate entering your third trimester by writing about:
What you were thinking or feeling this month
Funny dreams you had
Songs you listened to this month (babies do remember!)
Exciting things the two of you did together
What the doctor said at this month's checkup
If you've got leg cramps, try drinking more milk from this point on. Calcium can help prevent cramping. You should also exercise and stay off your feet as much as you can this month; kick your feet up (as far as you can!) and take a well-deserved break.