Your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 7.6 inches and your growing baby weighs about 12.25 ounces now! Your uterus is about 2 cm above your bellybutton and you probably feel comfortably pregnant. Your growing tummy is not yet large enough to get in the way and you should still be able to bend over and sit without much trouble. You might be enjoying your pregnancy more than ever at this point if morning sickness was an issue in the early weeks.
Your baby's body continues to grow and develop every day. The organ systems in your baby's body are becoming specialized for their particular functions. The fetal liver produces different enzymes than it will produce after delivery. The liver is responsible for breaking down billirubin, which is produced by the breaking down of blood cells. Because the life span of a fetal red blood cell is shorter than that of an adult, a fetus produces more billirubin than adults do. Billirubin passes from fetal blood to the placenta and then into your blood. Your liver helps get rid of fetal billirubin. A newborn baby that has high levels of billirubin may show signs of jaundice. Jaundiced babies have a yellowish tint to their eyes and skin and are often treated with phototherapy.
Your baby's senses are developing daily. The fetus now has a full complement of neurons in the brain and is learning about her body and surroundings through touch. Touch is one of the first senses to mature and your baby may stroke its face or feel her arms and legs.
Your blood volume has increased more to meet the demands of your pregnancy. Most of the increase is in the form of plasma, the liquid part of your blood. This has the ability to dilute your blood and give you physiological anemia, which occurs during pregnancy. The measure of blood dilution is called Hematocrit and the levels reach their lowest points this week. You should check with your doctor to make sure you are not developing more serious forms of anemia.
Your baby now shows an extremely rapid brain growth (which lasts until five years after birth).
The ovaries of female fetuses contain primitive egg cells, all of the eggs a woman will have for her entire life. The uterus of female fetuses is also fully formed.
Hopin4ABoy31 - 8 days ago
Hi Dec Baby! I know what you mean about time flying! I feel like I just found out and already I'm more than halfway there! Over the last couple weeks my LO has gotten so active. All this time I've been worried about not feeling her much but apparently she is a night owl like I used to be. I am so excited to meet her!
Dec Baby - 11 days ago
Another week has passed...Seriously, this pregnancy is going so fast! I just love the last photo in week 22...too cute! It's hard to imagine my little one being that developed, makes me wish we had a permanent window that we could look into anytime and see our baby!
cutezilootz02 - 46 days ago
I have no idea y but it's not showing me As a . Member? Strange. We are having another little girl 4) my daughter is so over the moon to be having a sister!
konepich - 53 days ago
We have a c-section date! January 9th just shy of 3months! 😊
NICOLA2010 - 54 days ago
Konepich tryamd join then FB GROUP..also i am n facebook if u wanna add me nicola packnoski
NICOLA2010 - 54 days ago
Konepich...wow big babies! Mines still every 4weeks, think eveey two weeks from 27 weeks..sux u had to have a csection! Bet tht took u by supris with the blood in toilet! I sense baby is breach cos i always feel him kick in the crutch! And something on the right but never on my left side...odd!
konepich - 55 days ago
I'm glad to see your appts all went well :) we have ours tomorrow. How often are your appts now? I can't wait to hear the heartbeat again. 4weeks is just too long! My 2boys were big and early so I'm expecting boy #3 to be big at least 9lbs and a c-section.
Nicola- my water broke while I was peeing 😄 but I knew I had to go to the hospital because there was so much blood in it. Yuck! Both boys no labor pain.
1st.time.momma - 55 days ago
I know a few moms couldnt find the fb group so heres a link www.facebook.com/groups/IAP2015
NICOLA2010 - 55 days ago
preety quiet here lately.. hows everyone feeling? i feel like my hormones have gone up another gear..and super tired
NICOLA2010 - 57 days ago
email@example.com... aww i dont think my boy likes the doppler everytime he moves around when that thing is put on the belly lol! glad ur apptwent well.. i honestly still dont feel much movement but might be cos im always moving around myself.. when i do sit doen i often feel him.. last night was first time all night long in bed i felt him kept me awake! bet u cant wait to see her again! dr ssid i prob be induced again sux.. i want natural labour waters break n everything lol
firstname.lastname@example.org - 57 days ago
I'm glad everything is going well NICOLA2010! I had my prenatal check up today as well..everything was perfect..baby girl was super active punching the doppler lol what a baby she is already! I can't wait to see her again on the 7th!
NICOLA2010 - 58 days ago
so i had my dr appointment today all is good.. baby growing on time.. i gained 4.5 lbs in a month doctor said i goto watch my weight gaining really fast.. i was like oh? and then she checked my start weight and said oh dont worry my start weight was fairly low.. so she said carry on eating lol.. judging by how fast im gaining weight i think and measuring on time i think this lil guy is gonna be chunker my daughter i gained weight faster infact i gained 30lbs with her and 20lbs with my son she was 8lbs and super chubby baby he ws 7lbs 1 and skinny tall baby.. im hoping for a chunker i love chunky babies haha
klawest2 - 81 days ago
I created a Facebook group for all IAP mamas who are due in 2015 :) search 'IAP 2015' and request to be added! I was a part of the IAP 2012 Facebook group and still keep up with lots of the mamas I met there!
Juliemom24 - 86 days ago
deebo, I can't imagine how hard things are right now. Sorry:( I'm sending lots of good thoughts your way!
lissie**** - 90 days ago
deebo! What a crappy time you are having you poor thing! I think a lot of us can relate to different things you are going through. And you are going through them all right now :( This will pass. Hugs.
deebo - 92 days ago
I'm Also dealing with wicked depression.. lost my dad last October, two miscarriages, lost my future and dreams.. was in a shelter and pregnant, thought this one was going to die too.. decided that I'm going to give my children's father one more chance (he was unfaithful..)
I am in a hard place, my family disowned me over something I had nothing to do with.
Yes, I have a home now, and live with their dad and the dog.. life is going on, and I'm stuck.
Anyways, I am having so many muscle cramps, so sick of b12 shots, and migraines from food additives (had no problems before pregnancy)..gained 25lbs in 3 months, lmao.. and I'm the size I was when I was ready to pop with my last two (but don't weigh as much as I did then??) It's embarrassing. I'm fat without pregnancy, so I just look even fatter without the cute baby bump..
Depression sucks, hard situations suck. Hope anyone who sees this, remembers that this too shall pass:)
Also screw iron pills. They just are horrible.
lissie**** - 103 days ago
So glad you were able to rest!
Juliemom24 - 104 days ago
I'm feeling much better. It must have been a 24 hour thing, thank goodness. My heaven-sent hubby took the toddler so I could sleep all day. So wonderful!
lissie**** - 104 days ago
Juliesmom// I had the worst tummy bug of my life this pregnancy. So I can empathize! I hope you are feeling better! It's horrible!!!
Juliemom24 - 105 days ago
I was up all night throwing up and being sick. TERRIBLE!!! I've never had morning sickness so I'm feeling for all you mamas who did. Mine is just a bug but I woke up with a very sore back that felt like I just gave birth, haha. All that contracting does a number on you.I felt bad for the little guy inside me.
Juliemom24 - 105 days ago
Letroise, I'm so sorry about your mom. My mom passed about a month and a half before I had my first baby. It was really hard. Prayers and good thoughts being sent your way!
lissie**** - 105 days ago
Oh you dears! Sorry for you both. Big hugs. I think it is expected to have down days. Hope you find more happy moments.
2xmommy2b - 105 days ago
Letrosie - I am also sorry to hear about your Mom...my Dad passed away on sept 1st last year and it's so hard thinking he won't know this baby so I know what you're going thru...thanks for the encouraging words Rosie & Lissie -the last few days have been better...I'm hoping it's just the hormones and those feelings don't come back
lissie**** - 106 days ago
Hormones are powerful. Exercise keeps me sane for at least a few hours it will motivate me and give me energy. I find that is the best thing for me when I'm feeling down. Letroise// I'm so sorry for your loss :( I can't even imagine.
letroise11 - 107 days ago
2xmommy- no advice but you are not alone. I have been an emotional roll coaster and it's driving me crazy. I'm usually very good with my emotions. Except right now I have no control and I feel like a dark cloud is just looming over my head. I did loose my mother right after I found out i was pregnant and I think about that often. I do wish you luck and hopefully your harmones will change.
2xmommy2b - 108 days ago
Hey ladies...just wanted to ask if anyone else is having an issue with depression? I just feel so blah lately...like I have no substance or feelings..I was so happy and had so much energy when I was pregnant with my son (he's six now) but with this little guy things have been so different...I just wanna be happy but can't seem to get there (and this baby was planned) any suggestions guys?
letroise11 - 111 days ago
Thanks lady's, I'm sure the kids will be happy no matter what the baby was. The older girls didn't care either way. Mainly it was me who wanted another boy. Boys are so easy compared to girls. But my girls are sweet especially when they're little!
Juliemom24 - 111 days ago
Letroise, at least little girls are fun to dress up! I'm sure Noah will love his little sister!
lissie**** - 113 days ago
Are you serious!!! Hey, my DH would be jealous!!! He says he'd have been happy to have all girls!!! Your DH and son will be best pals for sure! And sisters are the best they really are! Congratulations!!!
letroise11 - 114 days ago
Baby looked really healthy. And certain it's a girl. So no brother for little Noah, but hubby is certain he will be fine. They will be the only two boys in family of women, if anything my son will be patient.
jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 144 days ago
Hello lovelys hope ur all well. Just popping in to see how everyone is...Matoks has been missing for a while hope shes ok?!! Bonita enjoy ur reveal on Friday, I bet ur having a brill time with ur family. I've had a couple of thru the nite leg cramps but nothing major, I find standing on the cold floor usually helps. As for me just plodding on. My anti sickness tablets r really helping and I feel like the antibiotics have done the trick...now I just need baba to put some weight on :o) Keep smiling girls xx.
jojo - 144 days ago
Aww bonita hun I'm so pleased to hear what a fab time your having being well looked after by your amazing family.. enjoy Friday it will be great fun for you to do the reveal all over again. With you on the leg cramps. I too have also had them on previous babies but have learnt if you jump up and stamp your foot on the floor the cramp stops.. works wonders lol
aksnods - 145 days ago
Drink more water and then make sure u do leg stretches every night.
bonitadiane - 145 days ago
Oh... Anyone else getting leg cramps??? Ouuuuuccchhhh painful. Been getting them every morning for the past 3 days. Don't miss these!!!!
bonitadiane - 145 days ago
Hello ladies!!! YEAH on awesome news JoJo!!! You must be so relieved and excited. What a blessing. I'm happy this should put your mind at ease. :)
Twinny so so happy you appear to be feeling better. Fingers crossed it gets better and better with each passing day.
Ladies I'm having a blasssst. I feel on top of the world. I love so much having my family here. Feeling pretty blessed and thankful these days. Taking it all in too.
Today I got to sleep in till 10am can u believe it??? I honestly can't remember the last time I slept that late. My sister came in my room as soon as she heard the baby. And took her downstairs. She had taken all little ones for a morning walk. It was soooo nice and quiet. Awww heaven.
Mind you I've been staying up late with her chit chatting and drinking tea. I love it. But I'm sooo exhausted. This boy us sucking the energy out of me.
My second reveal is Friday. On our 4th of a July party. I'm pretty excited about it. The godmother (my hubby's sister) asked to make the reveal box. I agreed. She said I am going to love it. I'll have to take a pic to show u ladies.
Can you ladies believe today I'm 23 weeks. Wooozers. This pregnancy is zooming by. Doesn't help I feel so great and even forget I'm pregnant.lol
Speak to u ladies soon.:)
jojo - 145 days ago
Aww hun that's fab news on both counts.. bet you feel like eating the shop now haha have whatever you fancy hun you so deserve it.. I'm sure your little Kacy will enjoy the treat :) hope to hear from bonita soon can imagine how she's enjoying family time bet they are spoiling her
jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 145 days ago
Thanx for asking chick. I'm on the antibiotics til thursday but the pain in my right side has practically gone so i'm assuming good for that, and my sickness.....OMG!! I've eaten more since saturday than I have in about 3wks!! Haha :o) ....lets hope just in time for baby Kacys growth spurt :op hehe....oooh I love it when things r going well for us all!!! Wonder how Bonita is getting on with her house guests and second reveal...oooh xx ?
jojo - 145 days ago
Definitely hun.. I'm going to savour and enjoy every minute from now on :-).. how's your infection and sickness? ? xx
jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 146 days ago
Oh Jojo that is absolutely fantastic news I am thrilled for u hun. Thankfully it will all put ur mind at ease now and u can relax.and start to enjoy ur pregnancy :o) Well done baby Jojo xx
jojo - 146 days ago
Can't believe it's Monday already. . Where did the weekend go? Lol just had THE best phonecall 3 days ahead of schedule. . Nifty results are in - NEGATIVE.. and the bloods have also said girl.. I can not find the words to say how blessed and relieved I feel right now.. so excited to meet my little girl.. hope you ladies have had a fab weekend xxx
jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 148 days ago
Good morning girls. Thanks for ur supportive messages, tried to have a relaxing day yesterday for ave got 3 kids...one of whom is goin thru the terrible teens agef 4!! Haha so wasnt very relaxing but I do feel abit better today. If i've got the diabetes on the next test I wont get to full term anyway...and if I havent, she will arrive when shes ready I guess! Bonita ur measuring 5 days ahead did they change ur due date earlier? I was ahead in both previous pregnancys and they didnt move me forward. I'm on day 3 of the anti sickness tabs so fingers crossed they r kicking in and i'll get some good appetite back and she will have a growth spurt. I'm being scnaned again on 8th August so hopefully between now and then she'll become a little pudding haha Have a good weekend my girls. Thanks again and both of u take it easy and look after those ankles :o) xx
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