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.
Hopin4ABoy31 - 13 days ago
Hello ladies of week 25! Today was quite the exciting today! Had my second ultrasound which confirmed that baby is a girl and that she is doing awesome and is pretty big! She measured around 2 pounds already! She seems big cause when she kicks I can see it through my clothes!! I am so over being pregnant though. I have a perpetually stuffy nose and I can never drink enough to quench my thirst!! I'm afraid I may end up having GD but I'm trying not to think about it too much, if I do I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. I am super excited to get this all over with since this will be my last time!!! I cannot wait to meet this little person. Hope everyone else is doing well!
theNewMomVal - 14 days ago
Deebo I'm sorry you're on bedrest but I'm here for you when you're bored :)
Think of all the fun you'll get to have with your baby once they're born!! :)))
You got this!!!!!
Dec Baby - 18 days ago
Hello week 25! Nice to know that the medical profession would actively try to save our babies if born now...but please little baby stay inside for another 15 weeks! My baby bump is looking pretty massive...I'm carrying all out the front! The other day I had someone ask if the baby was going to be born soon, haha It was embarrassing to have to say that I still had 15 weeks to go...hehe
lissie**** - 96 days ago
I'm sorry things are so rough this pregnancy for you!!! I just feel so bad for you. I had a pregnancy that was hell like that! So i hate to see you go through something like it. Seems so far away but it will all be over I promise! Just need baby to get here and be healthy! And for you to recuperate!
deebo - 97 days ago
I did my stupid glucose test today, ugh! I opted to just do the 2 hour one, because I always seem to fail the short one. I was at the lab for over three hours because I decided it was a good idea to go in the morning.. Woops.
I had some light bleeding yesterday after having a crazy coughing attack. It's already stopped, thankfully.
Come on 37 weeks, LOL! I'm ready to be done. This house needs such a scrubbing, and men just don't do it the way I like.
I'm still dealing with wicked depression, it's hard. I'm trying to learn French as a time killer, but I have a hard time concentrating.
Oh yeah, and sciatica BLOWS.
HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING BETTER THAN I AM LOL!
lissie**** - 100 days ago
I know it's hard with LO. I had a 3 year old and a 16-20 month old. But I wasn't allowed to do ANYTHING b/c of severity so I had to be away sometimes b/c the babies don't understand. It was so hard :(
lissie**** - 101 days ago
I hated that I couldn't clean! It's awful!
deebo - 101 days ago
I wish I had time to read! I have a 3 and 4 year old.. My 3 year old spends the entire day tormenting me LOL AND SHE KNOWS I CANT CHASE HER AROUND! So as soon as her dad goes in another room I'm super frustrated lmfao! She's lucky I love her!! My 4 year old just started school, sso that's emotional too.. I haven't been able to walk her to school like I've always wanted to.. I make her lunches while sitting down lmfao. The mess is driving me nuts! And now I have a cold! Ahhhh. Lmfao. I feel super lonely, no one comes to see me, so I just text people furiously. No one really wants to chat at length because lmfao ALL I DO IS COMPLAIN!
I wish my pops was still alive, he'd come visit me, and let me complain on the phone forever and not care lmao.
Juliemom24 - 101 days ago
Deebo, that sounds pretty awful! I would probably spend my entire day on pinterest and get pretty bored. Here's hoping you find some good reading material and that December comes reeeeeeeally fast!
lissie**** - 101 days ago
deebo// I hated bedrest! I was put on strict bedrest (hospitalized for a while first) at 20 weeks with my 3rd. I hadn't read that much--ever. Sorry for you. Of course it is worth it! :)
deebo - 102 days ago
I'm going crazy on bed rest!!!! I cry so much omfg.. I FEEL SO LONELY LOL
lissie**** - 103 days ago
Juliesmom//I do better when the kids have a schedule. But I'm not so good at keeping one in the summer. I actually am enjoying our routine being reset with the start of school.
**Mel** My first was head down early on and stayed head down until I was full term. Then she did a complete flip up into breech but flipped back down like a somersault but when she was nearly 7 pounds. It was painful! Once my others turned they stayed. Though baby #3 didn't turn head down until at 34-35 weeks. I was getting worried.
Juliemom24 - 105 days ago
My baby's head was down too today. The tech said that it can still change positions though because it's too early for it to stay in one position.
Mel90 - 105 days ago
Had a u/s and they told me the baby is head down is it to early or normal??
Juliemom24 - 106 days ago
Wish I could say that she did, but she didn't. Haha. I just need to get her back on a schedule now that summer is over and the big events have come to a close. I can def see why kids need schedules now. I can only imagine what it would be like with 4 other kids too. I don't have much room to complain.
lissie**** - 107 days ago
Juliesmom// it is pretty tiring when you are waking up all night. Hope she slept better last night for you!
Juliemom24 - 109 days ago
Oh Lissie, I feel for you. I hope that preschool will be your answer. Kids are such wild cards. My little one went to bed late, was up early and woke up once last night. Each time she just wanted us to sleep with her. So cute but pretty tiring.
lissie**** - 109 days ago
Juliesmom// yes, I agree it is nice to have the birthday a little separate from Christmas. But if not I guess you just make it special b/c it's near Christmas. Hopefully you'll get a good size gap though between the two.
lissie**** - 109 days ago
Lol, I have those moments/days too. Well for me it's usually when my 3 year old is being extremely difficult. He can put a momma in tears *and I don't cry. My others are much easier than him combined. He just started preschool and I'm really hoping this will add to his life and help him to blossom. And just as he gets older I'm hoping things with him will get easier. If not, then I will just have to be better--more patient, etc. He's my little miracle baby and I am so thankful for him. But he is incredibly trying. I'm attempting extreme positive energy with him b/c I can't just order, criticize, discipline all day long--and with his behavior that is what it was starting to head towards. My DH and I been trying to change our approach with this one for several weeks now. And they dynamics of our home life are different with Daddy always busy in school while working two jobs. The older two children are now in school. So we will see.
letroise11 - 110 days ago
Lissie- you don't come off as poor you. I know we all have some issues that we have to over come. I guess it builds personality. I already have so much on my plate that it scares me to death to bring another baby home. Sometimes I wonder what I was thinking. But hopefully it will all work out:)
Juliemom24 - 110 days ago
I'm guessing that baby will come a day or two after my due date. DD was two days after but I went into labor with her on her due date. I'm hoping it's after Dec 1 (I can't see baby coming before that anyway) but as soon before Christmas as possible. I want his birthday to be special and not right in the middle of the holiday celebrations.
lissie**** - 111 days ago
I'll avoid the castor oil ;) I know we can all get desperate though when the end approaches...or when the due date passes!
lissie**** - 111 days ago
I don't mean to come across as poor little ol me. I guess I've seen a wide range of pregnancy. GOod and the bad. This one isn't too bad minus possible heart problems for my daughter. Previa can be bad but it hasn't been for me at this point :) But yeah the older and had lots of kids is taking a toll on me ha ha!
letroise11 - 112 days ago
Indeed they do lissie. I'm sorry that your pregnancy are so rough. My husband first two from his x, were rough. Both were c-sections and both pregnancies were very complicated. I can't imagine how hard that can be. My babies are always in the 7 pound range but I don't deal with weight gain well so around 38 weeks I start trying to kick start my labor. And I've tried it all. I would never recommend castrol oil it's the worst.
lissie**** - 112 days ago
But we all know babies can surprise us and come at any time!
lissie**** - 112 days ago
My mom really wants to wait till December 1 to induce b/c her DH has a surprise birthday party in another state the day I 39 weeks. I wouldn't care to wait until Dec 1 since it's only 2 more days and would put me at 39w2d
lissie**** - 112 days ago
I am likely going to induce the week of thanksgiving also. Just b/c of the sheer size of my babies we are looking at the Saturday after thanksgiving which will be a little early. If i feel baby isn't big (which we both doubt) then I can wait if I choose. If my placenta previa persists though then we will be having this baby will be born Nov 15-22 at the very very latest I was told. I'd suspect sooner as Dr will deliver once my contractions really start to be persistent which the last two pregnancies was 34 weeks ish. That would be around Oct 25 ish. I'll have a better idea of the previa on my Sept 15 ultrasound. Also, I'll better know if she indeed has a heart condition.
letroise11 - 113 days ago
So obviously it's only going to be the three of us through the last three months. Do y'all have any premonitions of when you might go? I'm betting I'll probably go the week of thanks giving. Which is very upsetting for my husband, who waits for my turkey day food all year lol. But my last two came 5 days early. I'm in disbelief we that this Friday starts my third trimester. Where has the time gone?
lissie**** - 114 days ago
Juliesmom// I know it's crazy how fast your life is changing! Seriously you just became a mother less than two years ago and now you will have two babies! I feel the same way as I am having my 5th and my oldest is still 6! *she'll have her birthday shortly before baby comes though ;)
lissie**** - 114 days ago
I was really really uptight with my first two. In some ways it was better but in many ways I was just stressing myself out! I think with experience you learn what to worry about and what to let go. And I think things are more familiar so you can let loose a little more in those ways too. Like for me breast feeding was soooo sooo hard with my first. And now it's second nature. I was a germ a phobe also before. I still think it's important to be smart about things and wash your hands etc but I would panic about things back then lol!
letroise11 - 116 days ago
Lady's my oldest is 19. It was easier raising my older girls. I was a lot younger and didn't work. But now I think I am a lot more laid back and realize that when my 3 year old barely potty trained it wasn't the end of the world. Luckily non of my pregnancies have had complications, even though I constantly worry something will come up. This pregnancy I've worried the least and it feels good to be laid back and not worried about everything
Juliemom24 - 116 days ago
Lissie, I was 26 with my first too! It's hard to imagine my life in the next ten years but it's really fun looking back. I can't believe that I will have two kids in under four months!
lissie**** - 116 days ago
I was 26 when I found this website. It was very active back then and it was a source of comfort to me when I found out that we were expecting our first baby a little sooner than we had planned. I was overwhelmed with the transition to motherhood. I think it is still overwhelming with each addition to the family and the complications pregnancy an bring. But now I'm one of the older mommas and more familiar with the process. Though there is always something each pregnancy that I learn from you ladies and the more I experience the more I realize how much more there is to learn. Just thinking about how much has changed in the past 7.5 years.
lissie**** - 117 days ago
Letroise// glad you can understand me on the aging body ha ha!!! I was so different with my earlier pregnancies. And this one is just really early to feel this way (compared to my other experiences). I do think it is both age/#of babies. My mom was really young and had 6 and said it was easier in her 20's. Well, at least we aren't in our 40's. Bet that is even harder lol! Glad your girls are being so helpful. Mine tries bless her heart. She's only 6 so there is only so much she can do ha ha!
lissie**** - 117 days ago
Juliemom//It's so good to see baby and have DH see/feel! Lol, yes moving during a pregnancy is the worst!!! I've done it 6 times pregnant! Horrible!! And I've been in your spot where I wasn't seen for months! So happy you are getting your scan finally.
Juliemom24 - 118 days ago
Oh, Letroise, I totally get the humidity. It makes you want to do NOTHING! Luckily, we missed it this year since we moved before it got too bad. In other news, hubby finally felt baby move last night and today I could see my stomach moving with the kicks. I love it! I also scheduled my appt for my anatomy scan. I'll be 26 weeks. Crazy. I better not move during any other pregnancy.
letroise11 - 119 days ago
Lissie I feel you on the age thing. I've already stopped bending down to pick up things it's horrible. And I'm so tired on my days off I barely want to get out of bed but this Texas heat and humidity isn't helping that battle. Luckily I have the older girls to help with the cooking and cleaning.
Juliemom24 - 119 days ago
Sometimes I think I'm ready to be in my third trimester and then I have days like today where I have lots of energy and can sit on the floor and play with my toddler for hours... and dread that third trimester tiredness that just doesn't go away. This baby is starting to feel more and more real and it's starting to hit that he'll be here so soon and that makes me want to snuggle him and have December hurry up and get here! (and yes, there were four 'ands' in that sentence)
lissie**** - 119 days ago
I feel like I am in the third trimester in a lot of ways. Feel uncomfortable. More than previous pregnancies. I think my age and this being baby #5 and my oldest is 6. But why am I having m/s and such fatigue lately? idk. Also, there is so much I want to get done around the house but I hardly feel like doing normal chores etc. (that means I have to get up and down...)
shaym007 - 120 days ago
I'm so ready to be in the third trimester!!!
lissie**** - 122 days ago
In a few more weeks we will enter our third trimester. That seems crazy to me!
aksnods - 148 days ago
Omg this pregnancy is going by so fast. I can't believe only three and s half months left. Yikes. I'm also putting my house on the market and taking care of my g ma whom had a stroke. Plus taking my daughter to counseling and scheduling her tonsils and adnoids surgery. Been so busy this pregnancy is flashing before my eyes. Now I'm up to two week visits instead of one month. They do my gd testing on the fifth. Hope all goes well with that cause I had it with my first pregnancy. Still getting bh contractions.
jojo - 150 days ago
Well I picked my lil lady's coming home outfit and guess what.. I don't like it haha back to the drawing board lol love yours tho bonita so cute xx
bonitadiane - 150 days ago
She does have one in pink too. I just think the outfits are the cutest. I will say it says newborn but I think it maybe a little bigger. But I guess bigger is better then smaller or not fitting baby. :)
JoJo the splash pad was soooooo relaxing. It was sooo hot that day that even I played in water with kiddos. I get too antsy if I stay home and do nothing. Like today I'm going to need to get out or I'll go crazy.lol need to figure out what to do with kids.
Hope you ladies have a fantastic weekend!!!!
bonitadiane - 150 days ago
Hello ladies ...hope your all having a great week. It truly feels like these days are flying by.
Twinny... Yes, I bought this outfit online. It was Ebay actually. Here is the link...
jojo - 151 days ago
Twinny so feel your pain girlfriend haha I'm exactly like you laughing it off but mortified really.. makes me nervous :( 25wks today woo hoo.. when is your scan in Aug hun? Bonita how was the splash pad? Am loving this weather we're having atm.. spent the day in Tenby yesterday and sat on that beach I could have been anywhere :) :) anyone suffering with the feet already? ? Can't seem to walk far at all and even tried different shoes but my feet get really swollen and throb terrible with it
jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 152 days ago
Good morning girls. Glad to hear ur feeling brighter Jojo, dont worry too much hun me and u can be pissy skint mates together! Haha....I am wearing pads, like big thick tena ladys. I have had a chesty cough for over a week now that I cany seem to shift and every time I cough there is nothing stopping that wee wee coming out! Haha...am not laughing really its.mortifying. Cant believe I have no bladder control aged 35! Haha...finges crossed once baba is out normal service will resume! Matoks, glad ur feeling more relaxed about the pains hun, alot of growing going on these last few months. Bonita the babys outfit is beautiful! Did u get it online? I would love to do something like thatas my babas coming home outfit! Have a good day girls its guna b another hot on here in England and am sweltering in this heat but rather that than rain rain and more rain!! Xx
matoks - 152 days ago
twinny glad to hear u nw av appetite,u ladies shouldnt worry about the financies it is God dat gave us the little ones and he sure knows how to take care of them,i do think of it sometimes also,as am not working only hubby does and i av course that am paying huge amount on+the baby we are expecting but i dnt allow it to borther me as i rely on God to make a way,trust him and pray HE will definately surprise u and try not to buy things that are too expensive,u can keep eye on when sales is on to reduce ur spending.....am not too bothered about the pain am having as have been told that its normal to experience it bec my womb is expanding and little being has little space to move around,just that i thought the few weeks for me gonna be awesome not knowing am going to face another thing entirely,ahahahah.ok ladies av a great time.
bonitadiane - 152 days ago
So happy to hear your doing better today JoJo.
Hope it keeps up.
Posted pic of outfit ladies. It looks a little big. I'm hoping it fits him. Lol
Have a great day ladies. Thinking to take girls to splash pad as it's going to be a very hot one today.
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