This week your baby's crown-to-rump length is around 8.4 inches and your baby will weigh approximately 1.2 pounds. Although it weighs a little over a pound at this point, your growing baby is still tiny. Your uterus can easily be felt 1.5 to 2 inches above your bellybutton. The fetus does not appear to have much room in the uterus anymore, but as your pregnancy progresses, space gets much tighter!
Because your uterus is expanding and putting a great amount of pressure on your abdomen, you might get stretch marks. Your weight gain may also be taking a toll on your body at this point. Many pregnant women experience backaches, bladder problems, sore feet and fatigue that affect their daily routines. You might also have some nasal stuffiness or nosebleeds.
Your baby's face is basically complete now. The fetus's eyes are close together on the front of his face and they are still shut. Your baby's ears have moved into their final position on the sides of his head. Where they are now is where they will be when your baby is born! Hair will continue to grow on his scalp and his eyelashes are well developed. Most of your baby's features look the same as they will at birth. Because your growing baby is getting plumper, he no longer has room in your tummy to do cartwheels and somersaults.
Now is a good time to ask about prenatal classes being offered in your area. Many local hospitals offer classes for expectant women and their families. You should aim to complete the classes approximately one month before your due date.
You may sometimes get a stitch-like pain in your side from time to time. It's simply the muscles of the uterus stretching.
the unborn child is covered with a fine, downy hair called lanugo. Its tender skin is protected by a waxy substance called vernix. Some of this substance may still be on the child's skin at birth at which time it will be quickly absorbed.
The child practices breathing by inhaling (up to a liter/day) amniotic fluid into developing lungs.
devin08 - 3 days ago
Good morning!! I found this website 6 months ago and just joined today. Kind of feel alone at times, well besides my bundle of joy and all the action in my tummy! I love coming on here and reading what everyone has to say, I feel like thank goodness there are people out there, going through the same stuff at the same time as me! So thank you very much!!:)
My due date is 9/5, but I will be having my 3rd C section all my babies have been breach, so far this one is too. My doctor usually does mine 1-2 weeks early. Even though it's my 3rd, I am very scared for this one, my oldest is 9 and I have a 5 yr old, this was not planned, but we love it. I do plan on having my tubes tied. I have heard good and bad things about it, anyone have any information I have that appointment coming up, so I can ask questions than, but still worrying now!!
I have been very tired, but can not sleep in the early morning, anyone else have days and nights mixed up yet? There are very few nights that I actually get six hours of sleep. I hope that is ok with baby girl. With my first two, sleep was never an issue, got plenty. This time I am up all the time. I do not work, thank god! I do all school runnings and many nieces and nephews that I am very involved with, so I stay busy and still can not sleep:(
Anyone else having a C section, if so have you scheduled it yet??? If not, when do I do that. It has been 5 years and do not recall when I made the appointment.
I hope everyone is doing good! And hope to get some feedback! Thanks ladies!!
Burgess1016@gmail.com - 6 days ago
Hello 24 weeks!!! Feeling amazing this 2nd trimester so far.. How's everyone Else?
TriniLuvLoxz - 7 days ago
Hello all!!! Took me a while to remember this website and then my log in info...I was on here when I had my first daughter in 2011 and loved it. 24 weeks with baby girl #2, and I am sooooo sleepy and tired all the time!!!! Hope everyone is feeling okay...
lisamarie29 - 12 days ago
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firstname.lastname@example.org - 14 days ago
So happy to have made it to 'viability.' Yay! Im getting huge and loving it! Up 5 lbs finally from my prepregnancy weight (which is great cus I had lost a lot with huperemesis) Baby is moving a lot and even my DH can feel the kicking. :) Im so so exhausted on days that I have to work. Oh my word! I dont know how you drag yourself though a 12 hour shift on your feet. Im dying after an 8 hour shift and I do sit for short periods throughout the shift. My back ad hips hurt so.
millermrs08 - 17 days ago
Soon I will be saying bye bye 24 wks and hello 25 wks =) can't wait
knoxfam5 - 18 days ago
I will bf until I go back to work (the first 3mo) then I plan to try to breastfeed everyday when I get home and hopefully keep up my supply. I have chosen not to pump this time around at work, it's too time consuming and stressful and last time I just ended up loosing my supply anyway after a couple weeks :( So I figure the first couple months is better than nothing. I have also been getting braxton hicks since about 17 weeks off and on. My Dr. told me not to worry unless they take my breath away and happen repetatively. I have noticed that I get them mostly when I have a very phisically active day or have not drank as much water as I usually do.
Raelynnr143 - 18 days ago
I've also been getting BH from time to time, not everyday though. I had a dr appt on Wed & that was one of he things my dr had asked, if I was starting to feel contractions yet. I'm guessing that is normal then!
ipoodles - 19 days ago
Yoki I am also having BH. I get them daily so uncomfortable...... Today was a beautiful sunny hot day 21C I was out all day walking around and my one foot is so swollen and sore. This happens to me when I'm pregnant and I hate it because my husband calls me big foot lol :(
yoki - 19 days ago
anyone getting braxton hicks contractions yet? I think I had some tonight. I never got them when i was pregnant with my son so Im not 100% sure. But it felt like a contraction just not intense
brettany - 21 days ago
I am planning to exclusively breastfeed.
yoki - 22 days ago
Wow Dansgirl and mommyinmd I am impressed!!! That is so awesome. I started to exclusively pump with my son and i was producing a lot of milk!!! But I was so exhausted I couldn't keep going past 2 months when I went back to work.. But I am a stay at home mommy now so I am going to try to latch my little girl and if not I will try to exclusively breastfeed.
mommyinmd - 23 days ago
I plan to b/f if possible. My son was tongue tied (discovered this not through a lactation consultant or doctor, but through the help of wonderful women at a La Leche League meeting!). By the time my son's frenulum was clipped, he was used to a bottle and although I tried for a long time to get him to take the breast he just wouldn't anymore. I pumped until he was 9 months, though, and made enough to exclusively give him breast milk, and freeze some as well, so that he was still getting it even after I stopped pumping. I really hope to not have to pump exclusively again, but will if I have to.
dansgirl425 - 23 days ago
Yoki, I Plan To Breastfeed. I Actually Just Weaned My 24 Month Old And Have Bf'd All FoUr Of My Others.
yoki - 23 days ago
tsubasa- That is awesome that your still breastfeeding your first. How old is your baby now? I heard of La leche before I'm definitely going to look into that now because I really want to breastfeed this baby girl as long as I can Hoping for at least the first year.
tsubasa - 23 days ago
Hi Yoki! I am planning to breastfeed. I am still breastfeeding my first before bed (very uncomfortable while pregnant though....). Not sure if she will wean by the time baby comes or keep going. Have you checked out La Leche League International? That was a HUGE help to me about breastfeeding.
yoki - 23 days ago
Hello 24 weeks! I am a stay at home mommy but I am so tired!!!! I feel like I'm back in my 1st trimester when you have no energy lol Anyhow, wondering how many of you are planning to breast feed? No judgement if you aren't... I tried with my son with no success so i know that sometimes its not possible for some of us. Either way I'll try again this time.
pineapple - 25 days ago
brettany- You are doing great, I couldnt imagine trying to be on my feet for 12 hours 3 days straight.
brettany - 25 days ago
This Mommy is tired! One more day, one more day....just keep tellin myself. Ugh! Picking up all the extra hours I can, while I can. 3 12hour days in a row, on my feet the whole time other than breaks. One. More. Day.... lol My feet hurt! My hips and back ache.
pineapple - 25 days ago
tsubasa- No, my ultra sound is 4/30 this tuesday coming up so hoping to have some news then.
preciousbabybump - 26 days ago
Hello Hello week 24 so glad to be here I am now 6 months pregnant! YAY
tsubasa - 26 days ago
Have you had any ultrasounds at all yet pineapple?
pineapple - 26 days ago
Yay made it to 24 weeks, but baby has measured big througgh all of my doctors visits. Im thinking Im a little further along. My periods are always 7 days long and they are always heavy, so when I told my doc my last period was only 3 days long 2/spoting and 1/ light pink, he said we would count it as my last ms.So far all the milestones (fluttering, kicking) ect. I have experienced early. So we will see what happens on the 30th when I go to the hospital for an u/s.
tsubasa - 28 days ago
I feel huge today. wow. And I feel like my fingers are starting to get puffy. dang that's earlier than I had hoped....
Mama Bri - 29 days ago
Having what feels like a constant contraction. I forgot what they felt like since all my kids have been c section and nice enough to not make me contact. Miss Zoe is stubborn like her daddy I guess.
baby-nbr-4 - 30 days ago
week 24!! doctors appointment this morning. i am sure she will say something about my wieght. i have gained 25 pounds so far...i am hungry all the time and cant seem to put the fork down.
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