The baby's skin is getting smoother, thanks to the gradual accumulation of fat beneath it. This also makes the skin look pinker.
Your baby's brain is developing rapidly during this stage of pregnancy. Most babies will react to sound from about 29 weeks.
The baby´s primary requirement during this third and final trimester is nutrition. So eat as healthily as possible and make sure you are getting enough vitamins and minerals. Protein, vitamin C, iron, calcium and folic acid are particularly important.
Your baby can still move quite easily but will have less and less space as the weeks pass. It's probably very easy to feel him moving now, and he certainly gets up to some antics now and then. You´ll notice more of a pattern in his movements. Sometimes he can be extremely active, but he can also sleep peacefully for hours at a time.
Many women suffer from backache and/or a painful pubic bone. This is usually round ligament pain or just plain backache. The pain is often caused by poor posture.
You might find your shoes are a bit tight. It is perfectly normal for you to have swollen feet as your body is retaining water. Try to wear loose-fitting clothes and shoes. Not only will prolonged standing make your feet swell, it is also increases the risk of backache and varicose veins. That is why it is very important to alternate between sitting and standing if at all possible.