Your baby's crown-to-rump length is about 8.8 inches. Weight has increased to around 1.5 pounds and fat is still being deposited at a high rate. Babies come in all shapes and sizes, so your baby could vary slightly from these `average` measurements. Your uterus has grown quite a bit bigger this week. The top of your uterus is between your bellybutton and your sternum. Your uterus is about the size of a soccer ball now!
If your baby is delivered at this time, it would have a good chance of surviving. It is best for your baby to remain inside of you for the remainder of the pregnancy, but great advances have been made in the care of a premature baby. Ventilators, monitors and medications all help premature babies develop and grow outside of the womb. If your baby were born this early, he would probably have to spend several months in the hospital and would be more susceptible to infections and other complications.
You can hear your baby's heartbeat with both a Doppler and a stethoscope at this time, and your partner may even be able to hear the heartbeat unaided if he puts his ear in the right position. Sex differentiation is being completed now. If you are expecting a baby boy, the testes start to descend into the scrotum. In baby girls, the vagina is hollowing out. Your baby is able to do more with their fingers now and can move his fingers to make a complete fist. As your baby becomes more dexterous, he will be able to touch and hold his feet. Babies also begin to prefer their left hand or right hand at this time. Because babies settle into routines of sleep and activity, you might begin to notice these patterns as well. Some women experience the most fetal movements while they are trying to rest.
knoxfam5 - 5 days ago
I have also noticed that my baby hasn't been moving as much the last couple days.. normally its been all day long non stop kicks and rolls, but baby has been very, very calm lately. I chalk it up to baby having a growth spurt.
SecondTimeMamma** - 7 days ago
hahahaha Hemmoroids!!!and throwing that on Facebook could you just imagine!!! Yes this is a lovely symptom im having this time round aswell...it sucks so much!!!!but on the plus side been feeling this man so much and those kicks are getting so strong now im sure his getting now and podgie :) the only think i have been a bit woried about is iv been having alot of Braxton Hicks and theyre quite painful..jus hop he doesnt decied to com early xx anyone else been having alot like really its increased quite a bit in the last week.?
Raelynnr143 - 7 days ago
Much better sarebear :) Neave 82- I've noticed some days my baby is very active giving very strong kicks & others he's so calm & I hardly feel anything at all. Sometimes I have to poke him to make him move. My Dr says its normal & I think it just depends on the day!
xomommy2bexo - 7 days ago
I know this is the only place I can vent about something like this!!!....but I am NOT having fun this time around already in the bum department. Hemmoroids suck. Lol that is all. Must be because it's 3rd baby.
trinacysmommy - 8 days ago
naeve- drink some OJ lay on your left side and see if she moves... you can always call the doc and ask them to get you in for a HB check. better safe than sorry.
Neave 82 - 8 days ago
Hi ladies, hope you're all well...I have a question?
For the last 2 nights I haven't felt my baby girl kick and move so much, she was moving a lot last week and seems to be hardly anything now! Should I be worried something is wrong??
sarebear - 9 days ago
hope your feeling better now raelynn? that's good news bethy
trinacysmommy - 11 days ago
Happy Mother's Day to all you ladies!
B3thy - 12 days ago
Hey ladies!!! Hope everyone is well. It has been a tough month or so between work and school for both my husband and myself, but I am super excited to be nearing the end with baby girl. I cannot wait to meet her and hold her and hug her and kiss her!!! I like the countdown of days I have seen some of you ladies posting so 95 days left for me until my scheduled c-section...unless baby girl comes even earlier like my son...August 1st I am ready so she can make her entrance anytime form there! Also excited to say it looks like I passed my 1 hour glucose test this time and may not have diabetes like I had with my son…whew!!! I am delighted that watching my diet closely this time has seemed to help…I was super scared to have it again. Well Happy Mother’s Day ladies and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
lisamarie29 - 12 days ago
Please share and vote to help him win a handicap assessable van...Hunter was born early ar 24 weeks..He is now 15 years old and has to undergo lots of therapy and doctors appointments..He suffers alot of hip and joint pain and getting lifted from wheel chair to vehicle and back for all these appointments hurts him greatly so he is praying to be one of 3 to win a van with a wheelchair lift so being picked up and lifted will no longer be necessary..So please take a moment to vote and help make his dream come true.This boy has had a hard life already but always has a smile on his face please help make it just a little bit easier on him by voting..Thanks again for your time and help..!
Raelynnr143 - 13 days ago
25 weeks today & spent most of the day in the ER :/ I got food poisoning that led to dehydration & that started contractions. Been up since 3 am, its now 9:30 pm & I'm so exhausted! I'm just happy baby boy is ok. Hoping tomorrow will be better :)
MommytoOne - 13 days ago
25 weeks today!! I took my 3 hour glucose test today because I failed the 1 hour test last week. I don't think I have gestational diabetes, I had to do the 3 hour test with my daughter too and everything.was fine. But hopefully I get the results soon so I don't have to worry about it. Can't believe I only have 15 weeks left! I'm hoping it goes by fast because I'm so anxious to meet my son!
ipoodles - 14 days ago
Wow only 15 weeks left.....seems so soon
millermrs08 - 15 days ago
Hey there 25 weeks!!!! I'm so happy to be here :)
yoki - 16 days ago
25 weeks today!! Happy mommy here : ). Baby girl moves a whole lot!
preciousbabybump - 19 days ago
Holy cow i am 25 weeks already!!! Gosh so fast!! Got to enjoy every second of this pregnancy! <3
mommyinmd - 19 days ago
Glad you asked that tsubasa, I've been thinking about them too.
tsubasa - 21 days ago
How are the triplets, Netters?
Mama Bri - 25 days ago
Infection is well on its way out the door thanks for asking :)
mummymobbsy - 26 days ago
Hi mamabri how is the infection going? All cleared up now? Seems like time is flying by - i have 13 weeks left at the most - WOW!
Mama Bri - 27 days ago
Woohoo only one more Dr visit before I go every two weeks. Next time we make an appointment for c section.
jadal6 - 27 days ago
Just had my ultrasound babies are growing amazingly at 2lbs and 1lb 14ozs, as long as their healthy im a happy momma
Mama Bri - 28 days ago
Bladder infection....painful...in tears....ouch
Mama Bri - 28 days ago
Ok ladies quick question. I have been having major vaginal pain for the last few hours. I know it isn't from intercourse, but can't figure out why. Never had this with my other 3. Any thoughts?
hopingfor - 28 days ago
Hey week 25ers... I got an us on Monday for my 11 week 4 day appointment. Anyhow wanted to know if any of you could take a look at my pic and tell me if you have a nub guesstimate. I have no idea how to tell or how to find it. Ayways just for fun...
Dragonsoccermom*teamBLUE* - 35 days ago
Hi ladies. Chiming in from week 15. We're all very anxious for our gender scans & some of us got an early insight from the sono techs. ;) looking ahead 10 weeks because I looked BACK 10 weeks & it felt like yesterday I was there. Hoping to just enjoy every week along the way & appreciate it.
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