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.
amberc88 - 7 days ago
Onbabyfour-we have a couple g names that we have kinda thought about. My brother is gabe and my husband is Garett lol. We will eventually have a name for this lil man. I don't know when they will do my glucose test. I honestly thought the juice stuff was super yummy lol so hopefully I get the same juice stuff for this pregnancy too.
onbabyfour - 7 days ago
Thank you Clara! I shopped all day the day I found out. I had to hold it in for so long I couldn't resist lol. The test involves fasting from the night before until after so morning appointments are best. You go there and they check your sugar by blood then u drink a very sugary orange drink. Its like a syrupy orange pop but it doesn't taste great. Then u wait an hour and have your blood drawn again. You can't eat or drink anything. The goal is to see how we'll your body is regulating sugar. I just hope I don't fail this time BC the 2nd test is a 3 hour wait. Getting blood drawn every hour. But you only need that if u fail the first one. I think im getting.g mine at 25 weeks BC of having gestational diabetes last time.
clara16032010 - 7 days ago
onbabyfour - what does the glucose test involve? I have that at 27 weeks all new to me! OH and congrats on the baby girl...shop, shop, shop!! x
onbabyfour - 8 days ago
Thanks Amber, I'm so glad to finally know and be able to buy stuff and get prepared! do u have a baby name book? Hopefully you can find one you'll love! Im set on Kaitlyn...I like it best and it was hard to think of a name I liked. hmm, g names...Gabe, gaige, Garrett, garrison? Lol. Everyone likes my name for baby except my 5 yr old. She still wants teddy though I told her tonight she can call her teddy. My oldest wanted her sister to be named Dora cause she loves the show at the time. I told her the same thing, u can call her Dora and she never did lol. Im sure my other daughter will be the same way. Lol Today I was thinking about the glucose test. I think I'm doing it in 2 weeks. I had gestational diabetes with my last baby. My glucose was normal with initial blood test so I'm hoping I'm in the clear this time. NOT looking forward to it though. I always hate that test.
amberc88 - 8 days ago
Rosebonbon-congrats on the girl, and that also makes me happy to hear about your boy and girl getting along so well. I am the oldest girl and i had 2 younger brothers, and i know we used to play and all that, but i just remember us fighting all the time too, which is why i think im also a lil more nervous about a boy. Either way im excited my daughter and this baby will be a little closer in age too which hopefully will make a difference
rosebonbon - 8 days ago
I'm also very happy that we will be welcoming a girl! I have a boy and a girl already. I was happy to learn my first baby was a boy but I remember freaking out a little during the ultrasound lol but im just so happy with my mama's boy. my boy and girl love each other and are really close, they love to play together.r
amberc88 - 9 days ago
Onbabyfour-congrats on the girl!!!! That is awesome. I have heard from lots of mamas that their boys have always been easier than girls and the bond is completey different. My daughter is still currently a mamas girl (unless she is in trouble) lol. I'm sure I'm over thinking the raising a boy thing and it will all work out great once he is here. But still weird for me to think about. I'm glad that ur lil girl is healthy and getting big! Makes me even more excited for my ultrasound on the 10th. It's amazing to me to see how much they really grow in just a few weeks. :)
onbabyfour - 9 days ago
Amber, my son came after 2 girls and I wanted a boy sooo bad, I cried when I found out he was a boy...I was so happy. BUT, I had no idea how to be a mom to a boy either! When he came it all fell into place and he is the biggest mama's boy I have ever seen :) He tries to be manly and take care of me it's so sweet. The other day I bought a vacuum and he said don't worry mom I will carry it in for you, lol. The box was as big as he was. But the idea that he wanted to was so cute. Besides, a boy and girl are perfect. one of each :) Good luck on finding a name, G's are hard.
onbabyfour - 9 days ago
well congrats military and larrys! I am also having a healthy baby GIRL! Everyone is thrilled. it is what everyone wanted! My 4 yr old son was a little disappointed bc he was hoping to have a brother to sleep in his room but I told him the baby can sleep with him sometimes when she gets bigger. I'll prob just let her nap there a couple times till he doesn't care! lol. Only down side is fitting 3 girls in one room. Baby will sleep in my room till about 6 months though. I am so glad she looked good and is healthy! It was hard to see her parts, she was hiding those and her face quite a bit! She weighs 1lb 2 oz. and measuring 2 days ahead. she measured 4 days ahead at 8 wks. I shopped all day and have almost everything I need now! I gave away all my baby stuff to a church after the tornados in Joplin so I needed everything. I also wasn't thinking I would have another child. This is def. my last! I'm thinking of the name Kaitlyn and pretty set on it. Her middle name will be Kathleen after my grandma. All my kids are named after someone so I wanted to keep that going. It seems like more of us are having girls than boys...but this is my 3rd preg on this site and that has always been the case.
amberc88 - 9 days ago
i wanted to have another girl. This is our last baby 2 is perfect for us. And i just figured i have a girl i know how to be a mom to a girl i love all the stuff you can do with girls, most important i HAVE EVERYTHING for a girl. My daughter was also so dead set on wanting JUST a sister. I wanted a girl so bad, but felt deep down it was a boy. I thought i was going to be dissappointed at the ultrasound if they said boy, but honestly the second he showed up on the screen (i saw it was a boy before the tech did) I was already so in love! Im happy about it now, still a little nervous about what to expect,and how to be a mom to a boy. My daughter is also finally understanding she is having a brother not a sister and she is happy now too!
larryslady - 9 days ago
Milatary... we have a 13 yr old and 4 yr old both girls and now another girl!!! Girls are fun!!
MilitaryAliycat - 9 days ago
We found out about two weeks ago that we are officially team pink!! Our first girl!!
amberc88 - 9 days ago
larryslady-congrats on your baby girl!!!!
onbabyfour-yep it is looking as tho we are lone rangers this week lol.. i work on a computer so its easy for me to b on this all day hahaha. Good luck at your ultrasound today and i cant wait to hear the results!!!! :) Also as far as names, we have thrown around a few, but nothing for sure yet. only for sure thing is it has to be a G name (not by my choice). my husband, his dad, and his grandpa all have a G name and their middle name is kent. So he wants to continue on the G kent Smith name. anddddd cant say im a super big fan of 99% of boy G names. This is also the first grandson in the family so my husband is making it an even bigger deal lol.. have you thought of any names yet?
larryslady - 9 days ago
Well I had my gender reveal party this past weekend and we are having another ..... GIRL!!! This make #3 for us. Baby is growing perfectly and has all of it's 10 fingers and toes ..feeling BLESSED!!
onbabyfour - 9 days ago
That's cool you a CD for one though . I should of done it with all but im glad my kids will get to see this one since they are all old enough to be interested. Im glad your daughter is happy about abbrother now! My scan is this afternoon!!! Im really excited to finally know the gender but im nervous too. More anxious I guess about health. Hoping everything is normal. I have no reason to be concerned but waiting this long made my mind wander I guess. I'll post tonight the details! Seems like we are lone rangers this week Amber lol. Does anyone have names picked out?
amberc88 - 10 days ago
ahahaha thats cute of your daughter. When i was pregnant with my first daughter i got every ultrasound (not the first one just to verify pregnancy) but all the others on DVD. I wanted them for this one too, but my dr moved to a new office and uses their machines and i guess theirs dont do dvds or anything. so i just get some pics. So that kinda sucks. but i have taken my daughter to a couple of the ultrasounds with me and she has seen them, she doesnt fully understand what she is seeing (she is 3) but she knows it has something to do with her brother lol.. She wanted a sister sooooo bad, and i honestly wanted another girl too, but felt this was a boy, my whole family and my husbands whole family was all hoping for a boy too since there are zero boys on either side of the family, just lots of grandaughers lol. Anyways im excited for my lil boy now, and my daughter is finally excepting and realizing that she is having a brother. My best friend almost like sister is also pregnant and due just 2 weeks after me, she is having a girl so we tell my daughter she is kinda getting a step sister lol. since she will be with both babies alllll the time haha. I will get the 3D ultrasound at 28 weeks (its just an optional one) but of course i want it, and i dont know if i have or get anymore after that or not. I hope i do tho! I have a friend that is an ultrasound tech and she will do them for me (she worked at my dr's first office before he moved) so i may just go down to her a few times after im 28 weeks and have her do it for me hahaha. Sorry this was such a long post lol
onbabyfour - 11 days ago
I don't blame you! One good thing my dr has changed since I had my other kids is she does a 38 week scan so I will get one more after thur. I am also worried about cleft lip! I have noticed a couple babies born with it within my facebook network. I have never done a cd recording of an ultrasound before but I'm going to with this one. My kids are 10, 5, and 4 and are very interested in the pregnancy. My 5 yr old keeps asking when the baby is coming out along with many other questions. I figured it will be nice for them to get to see it themselves :) Everyone wants a girl and today I asked my 5 yr old daughter if she liked the name Kaitlyn for a girl and she said no! she thinks it should be teddy 'ya know mom, like the bear' lol. I'm really feeling like it's a boy but I just can't wait to know already!
amberc88 - 11 days ago
no my lil man just didnt want to cooperate lol. they got almost everything and so far everything is fine, they just needed to get one more measurment and a few things that i asked them to look for (cleft lip/pallet). they just needed to get the back part of his brain. they got the 2 sides tho. im actually glad that he didnt cooperate tho cause i LOVE getting ultrasounds
onbabyfour - 11 days ago
I know Amber...just crazy! I've never had to wait this long! Good luck with your ultrasound! Why are they doing another? Just for measurements or did they find something?
amberc88 - 11 days ago
onbabyfour-that is SUCH a long time to wait to find out the gender! im excited to hear what your having! I also hear ya on the energy, my house is a disaster! and what i do get all cleaned up seems to only last about a day. but i have soo much i need to do and i really for my own peace of mind need to get it done before this weekend so i can use my weekend to jsut relax! at least when we arent out doing stuff.
onbabyfour - 12 days ago
my baby doesn't move a whole lot but I feel it an night mostly. I finally get to have my anatomy san on Thursday! I hate that I've had to wait SO long. I have been shopping and seen stuff but can't buy anything really till I know the sex! I did buy bedsets this weekend. They were on sale and whichever one I don't need I will just take back. I feel like it's a boy but everyone wants a girl. My neice prays everynight that its a girl and I told her I found out its a boy and she cried! lol. I'm feeling ok. Depression has gotten a little better, but ever sine I got pregnant I am tired all the time! Don't know if I'm anemic or what. I ran out of vitamins so I'll get some and hope that helps. I'm waiting for that period of energy. I had it in my 2nd trimester with my other 3 but this time around I have to fore myself to do any real cleaning. Which my house really needs! I'm spending the next 2 days spring cleaning and once thur rolls around I can know which room to start making room for baby in. Either she will bunk with my 2 girls or he will share a room with my son where my disabled dad also sleeps on weekends! so either way, there is limited space to try to fit everyone in. My babies sleep in my room till 4-6 months tho anyway.
amberc88 - 12 days ago
smiles- I am finally feeling this lil guy a lot more, but not just on the inside, but from the outside as well. My husband FINALLY got to feel a little bit on saturday night, as well as my daughter. He started up pretty early this morning and is movin around as we speak. Im glad to be finally moving a long in this pregnancy, I still have SO much to do to get ready for him. I have a cold (seems like i have had a cold everyday since i got prego!) im fine for a week than have a cold the next week. i just dont get it. My next appointment isnt until march 10th. But I will get another Ultrasound as well so im excited about that. I hope he cooperates so i can make sure he is okay, BUT at the same time if he doesnt cooperate this time either than i get ANOTHER ultrasound!!! I will never complain about that :)
smiles884 - 12 days ago
Wow-22+3 today... can not believe it. Feeling the babies move a LOT!! its like a roller coaster in my tummy : ) enjoying it... Next appointment with midwife/dr is 3-4-14. How's everyone else feeling/doing?
snowrider54 - 22 days ago
22 weeks, when insomnia sets in. Ugh! I have not slept well the last three nights. I can fall asleep okay but I've been waking up around 2 or 3 am and can't fall back asleep until it's almost time to get up for the day. No fun!
littlemamaof3 - 24 days ago
My son is 6, my daughter is 2. She will be almost 3 when this one is born. I love the 3 to 4 year age gap. The older child understands and is involved. They enjoy their independence. But they are still close enough that they play. We have been out of diapers for awhile now so that is the biggest thing I am not looking forward too. Haha! As far as themes when they are babies, yes it is totally for me but I LOVE LOVE getting their room ready. It is my favorite part. I have hung on to the same crib, dresser, and changing table so all I have to purchase is paint, decorations, and bedding. But I have such a big family that usually I only end up buying one or two things. All I need this time around is a stroller.
snowrider54 - 25 days ago
littlemama - My oldest daughter will turn 5 in April and my youngest will turn 3 in July, about a month after baby arrives. We have three bedrooms on the main floor, so right now, everyone gets their own room. But when baby comes, the girls will have to share so the baby can have the nursery to herself (which is right across the hall from our bedroom). We were planning on having the girls share a room anyway and turn the nursery into an office (before we knew #3 was on the way). I think it will be good for them to learn how to share space.
schmittsfirst - 25 days ago
I am a little nervous about going from 2-3 babies. My oldest is 2 and just went thru the potty training and Praise God he did wonderful! My other son is 8 months old, so he'll just start walking when the new baby gets here. My biggest concern is having to babies in the same room and one waking the other up. I guess we'll see how it goes! I am excited though, whole new territory for me, since our 3rd is a girl! :D
pugdunn - 26 days ago
As for going from 1 to 2 kids it depends on the age of your 1 child ... Our oldest boys are 2 years 1 month and 1 week apart ... It was crazy in our house ... We had the crazy 2 year old stage and potty training and everything else that goes with a 2 year old plus adding a new baby that was just breastfed and taking care of him while making sure my 2 year old didn't run off ... Going from 2 to 3 children depending on the age can be difficult as well ... The age difference from our 2nd son and 3 son are 19 months apart again running into the same problem of crazy 2 years old potty training and brand new breastfed baby. After having 3 boys our 4th son was born and I can say 3 to 4 children was a breeze ... You don't stress on the little stuff and enjoy each moment you have good or bad.
pugdunn - 26 days ago
purplelizard270 this is my 5th baby and I can say with our first we picked a neutral theme for our nursery that way we didn't have to buy over and over again ... Why waste the money when your baby doesn't even care about the room anyways ... It's all for the parents or grandparents on what the nursery looks like anyway. We have used our theme for all 4 of our boys and we will again use this theme for our next little one.
littlemamaof3 - 26 days ago
Purple - My son is 6 and he is actually excited for the switch! I really love redoing my kids rooms and they enjoy it too so it makes it fun. Snow - How old are your girls? We are also in the smooth sailing phase and I am nervous about doing diapers and all the crazy stuff again. We are really excited but I guess overwhelmed too. I am one of those people who goes overboard with my kids rooms but I can't help myself!!! I will post pics once I am all done.
purplelizard270 - 26 days ago
Snowrider, it's so true that they don't care about the bedroom decorations when born. We went all out for my sons nursery. My dad agreed to help my husband paint and get it ready. He even bought most of the paint and decorations as a gift. But I thought they were both going to kill me when I showed them what I wanted them to paint! They did light green and dark green horizontal stripes on the walls. My dad is a perfectionist so I knew it would turn out absolutely wonderful, and it did! I just can't imagine putting that kind of work into another nursery, though. My son could care less about all the stripes and hard work in that room.
snowrider54 - 26 days ago
littlemama - This is my third as well. I wouldn't say I'm nervous about number three, more overwhelmed. We are in a really good place with our two girls and now we have to start all over with a baby. I'm just not looking forward to the extra work. I know it will be great though and we will soon wonder how we managed without a third little one to love on. We've never done much decorating for the nursery. I figure, the baby doesn't care what the room looks like and I don't feel like putting in a lot of effort to make it cute. (Even though I love seeing nurseries that have been decorated to the nines!) We'll be moving our 4-year-old and 2-year-old into one bedroom sometime before the baby comes. They both seem excited about it. I'm not going to go too overboard decorating their new room either. I think we'll paint the room pink and let them each pick out a comforter they like. Keeping it simple since they change their minds about stuff they like so frequently at this age.
purplelizard270 - 27 days ago
It's definitely not been easy having them here, but sometimes you just have to suck it up I guess. That would suck having to move their bedrooms around, but I can see why you're doing it. How old is your son? Just curious how he feels to be giving up his bigger room. I can imagine he isn't happy if he's older! Haha.
littlemamaof3 - 27 days ago
Purple - that is very sweet of you for letting your sister stay with you. I would have a hard time having someone, even family, in my space for long. And I can tell you going from 1 to 2 is not too bad. Once you see the bond between the, you will realize you gave your son the best gift in the world. We have a fourth bedroom in our house but I have decided to bunk the girls together. The only thing is my son has a huge room and my daughters room is a lot smaller. We are switching the kids rooms around. I am sad because we had a lot of wall decorations that we will have to scrape off. And we have to repaint both. I have two amazing friends who love to sew and are making the girls their comforters and curtains. I only need sheets and their room is set. I just need to get motivated and switch their rooms around.
purplelizard270 - 27 days ago
It's only number 2 for me, but I'm extremely nervous. I want to pick out nursery themes, but my spare bedroom is occupied right now. My sister and her two kids moved into my house in December. They moved back here (Tennessee) from Washington state and she needs a little while to get on her feet with a fresh start. REALLY hoping they're out of here by June. At this point with my son I had already picked out the bedroom color and theme.
littlemamaof3 - 27 days ago
Have any of you started picking out nursery themes or actually started on your nursery yet?
Also this is number 3 for me and I have to say I feel really nervous about having a third. Anyone else experiencing these feelings?
terriann20 - 31 days ago
22 weeks and a day wow hope this pregnancy keeps flying by cant wait til summer wben I get to meet libby :) xxx
Katno3 - 40 days ago
Yes smiles, I just left a comment in week 21 that all the awful symptomes vanished since I take the vitamins in the evening! Thank you very much!!!
baby-leo - 40 days ago
Travelling halfway across the world today. I hope this 22 week fetus and my 18 month old daughter behave well!
smiles884 - 40 days ago
congrats Kendallkorn on finding out that it'll be a little girl!!! : ) so exciting!
smiles884 - 40 days ago
katno3-how are you feeling this week? Hopefully much better! : )
abbyh - 45 days ago
Ok, 4girls want a boy. What are you having? I can't possibly be the only one dying to know if you're getting you're boy. :-)
jennster - 45 days ago
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momofour - 49 days ago
Oh Rach how horrible!!! I hate nightmares about my kids!!! Maybe when baby isn't moving much drink some juice or something sweet... Get the lil sweetie kicking!
Rach3017 - 49 days ago
Anyone else having days where you don't feel baby much? today was that day for me...
not to mention the nightmares! Almost every night. Last night was losing the baby. Absolutely the worst! Besides the other night where my baby went in water and I jumped in to save him..then as I was coming to the surface, my younger boy had fallen in and I couldn't bring them both to the top. it was mortifying. as in I woke up at 3 am and couldn't go back to sleep. I so scared to go to bed! ugh!!
sassymom - 50 days ago
Can't wait to find out what we're having @ 4girls. I know you was having issues with your insurance as well. I can't wait to find out so I can start planning, if it's a girl I already have lots of clothes, blankets etc. From my daughter who is only 22months. If it's a boy, my sister-in-law and my daughter's God mother both have 4month old boys so they are eager to give me the newborn things. Therefore I only have to purchase a few things. Double stroller included. It's so exciting
bkle - 50 days ago
4girls--- that's scary an epidural for it! I have never had one of those during labor or anything due to my back problems :-( Sounds not fun. Excited for you to finally have your scan :-) Afterwards you can start buying stuff for the baby and getting ready. Ive already got almost everything im going to need for him until he is 3 months old. It may seem to soon to be nesting but ill be on full bed rest with-in the next few months so I wanted to make sure I have most everything for him to come home :-)
4girls want a boy - 50 days ago
Sassymom you don't know the gender yet ether ? YAY for Wed , that will be my gender day too !!
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