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.
smiles884 - 5 days ago
terriann20-so sorry to hear this : ( what a hard hard thing to endure! sending thoughts and prayers her way!
terriann20 - 6 days ago
Today a friend of mine had to say goodbye to her little princess who was born on sunday she was very poorly and couldnt fight her illness her little girl was only ten days early so just wanted everyone to send prayers to mia rose in heaven too good for this earth... fly free without pain beautiful angel xxx
bkle - 24 days ago
my head hurts, im sweating and down right feel icky ugh I hope im not coming down with something.
momofour - 31 days ago
Samantha.. I agree that was too pushy.. And jeez you only have 3... It's not like you're on #9 or something! I'm waaaay older than you.. Pregnant with my 5th and still don't want to tie my tubes!
emmyjoe - 32 days ago
Samantha, that's so insensitive of her! You are young, just stick to the
'old school' birth control. I had my kids at 25, then 26. I thought I was done. But changed my mind and, I am now 35, and #3 is on the way :) You May Change Your Mind.
onj - 33 days ago
bkle- thanks!That does make me feel a little better!
SamanthaDawn- I don't think I'd be very happy if the doctor said that to me. My doctor has made a comment every time I've been pregnant (4, including a miscarriage), saying 'How many are you going to have???!!!')She knows my mother had 6, so she makes comments about how I am just like my mother. The irony is that she had 6 kids herself. People just make their own judgments and opinions and we have to learn to ignore them and not take it personally. After our 2nd was born, my MIL made a comment (while meeting her granddaughter in the delivery room) that she would bet I wanted my husband to get snipped now. Who the hell says that while looking at their new baby grandchild? I know that's a different scenario, but it all adds up to the same thing- people think they should be able to dictate to you how many kids you should have and judge you accordingly... people are annoying lol.
bkle - 33 days ago
My husband and I have talked about this one being our last and him getting tied not me due to the side effects it has on the woman. It made him sad to think this is our last one but im getting to old to be having more haha. People tell us we are great parents and should have more but im so done with complication during pregnancy and always being worried. I know I would regret getting my tubes tied/or my husband getting clipped right away. so just in case we do end up wanting another baby im going on the pill for the first year just to be sure :-) My doctors have never talked to me about tubes being tied and im 34 with 3 and one on the way. I would be offended if they asked me at my age let alone at only 22:-( I would be looking for another doctor haha good luck
SamanthaDawn - 33 days ago
Ya and the thing is, I didn't even ask about it! She brought it up, and I am so not interested especially at 22... If anybody is going to get fixed it should be my man because after 3 c-sections I think it's only fair, but I wouldn't even consider that until we're both over 30! If I got my tubes tied so young I think it would be so depressing! Especially when my kids get older. I got pregnant on birth control pills, and then again with an IUD! This 3rd was my first planned baby. and After the IUD incident I started only trusting condoms, because you can see they are working and know how they work. That is what I think I'm going to use after this baby (at least until I'm done breastfeeding) Then maybe take the birth control pill AND condoms every time. I used pull out methoud for a lil while but hubby didn't like that (and I don't blame him lol)
4girls want a boy - 33 days ago
Samanthadawn , I was thinking about getting my tubes tied but am not going to. I have read a lot of info on it and a lot of women have isues from it.My mom said she had pain in her overies for years after, and said not to do it. I also don't like birth conrol too many risks. We use pull out as birth conrol. It has always worked for us. We never had not one whops momment .
SamanthaDawn - 33 days ago
I had an OBS appointment today. It was with the surgeon to talk about scheduling a c-section. (because I have already had 2) She gave me a date!! May 8th! :) (a week early to make sure I won't go into labour.) So that was great and I was feeling all happy and excited, but then she said something to me to make me feel uncomfterble... She asked about getting my tubes tied. I'm 22! I said 'This is going to be my last baby, but I don't want to do that. Just the fact of knowing I cant would make me feel sad, 0and I think I'd regret that decision' and s0he said I understand, you are right, you are only 22, but.. You have 3 kids and have already done your job for this world with having children. So we need to talk about what you ARE going to do for birth control after this. I felt like she was judging me! I am not one of those people who wants to just keep popping kids out and not properly take care of them, I am a good mom- ALL of my kids are with the same father, we are NOT on welfare and I did plan on this being my last! But I don't need somebody to tell me that it has to be! I know birth control after this baby is important, but I think she is asking me about it a little early. The baby isn't even born yet! ...and right after birth I don't plan on sex for weeks afterwards. From the second I decided I wanted to have this baby I knew I wanted it to be my last but it seemed like she thought I plan on having another immediatly. Maybe I am just hormonal, but she OFFENDED ME!
bkle - 34 days ago
onj-- Ive gained about the same amount and most of it since 15 weeks. they said I wasn't gaining enough and now they say ive gained about 3-4 too many at this stage. I blame it on the Christmas season haha
onj - 34 days ago
25 weeks today. Met a midwife I haven't had before who was super sweet! I have my papers for my glucose test- but can't have it done until I'm 26 weeks, which means I get a week before I have to drink that awful drink :) Also gained like 5-6 lbs in the last month. I wanted to cry!! Now I'm at a total of 15 lbs, which doesn't seem bad, except I've gained almost all of it since 18 weeks or so. Hopefully, I can even it out a bit for next time :)
bkle - 34 days ago
Samantha I too have been soo soo soo full of gas ugh. I feel worse in the second trimester then I ever did in the first. This is suppose to be the good trimester. I hope 3rd trimester it gets better. I feel so huge already, My baby must be running out of room in there already ugh.
SamanthaDawn - 34 days ago
Is anyone else having TERRIBLE pregnancy gas? I used to hardley ever fart! Now, it's like I fart 100x a day. At home... In the car..In the grocery store..AT WORK!! LOL omg last night I farted a silent stinker in the grocery store and cleared out the aisle. DH was so Disgusted and mad, then I came home, googled gas and pregnancy and read this: http://www.hisboyscanswim.com/473/pregnancy-gas-early-pregnancy-wifes-gas-drives-husband-out-of-house I laughed so hard I cried!!! The car fart story has happend to me more times than I can count. HAHAHAHAHA!
mummytoharrison - 34 days ago
Pretty names :) We have settled on Kendal Jennifer. Just having my glucose test.....soo bored. 26 weeks today too. Where is the time going?
4girls want a boy - 34 days ago
Thanks ladys , and I love Cora Mae, and Harrie Floyd. I am off for another ultra sound to check my cervix . I always get tuns of contrations durning every pregnancy and never dilate till about 38 weeks pregnant . Oh well at least I get to see my little girl again.
elisiaxx - 34 days ago
4 girl's I love the name Nala grace :) its beautiful. ... our little boy is called Harrie Floyd :) we are in love with his name! Thank you everyone we are so excited to be moving and don't you worry I wont be lifting a thing ;) cant believe I am 26 weeks today! I will keep popping back as my week looks really quiet :(
emmyjoe - 34 days ago
4girls, I love the name you have picked! Cora Mae is what we've chosen for our 3rd girl.
4girls want a boy - 35 days ago
Well after going through so many names and thinking i will never have a name for this baby we think we have a name for her. I think we will call her Nala from the lion king . It means a gift from God. I love it . Maybe Faith or Grace as a middle name. Nala Grace .. We might spell it different too , but I sure do love it.
mummytoharrison - 35 days ago
Yay hubby just said I can book a 4D scan :) I had one with DS so it'll be nice to do the same for DD.
A 5 bed house would be lovely here too as DD wont have a nursery as we have a friend staying for the first 2 months to help me out and iteans we don't have a spare room.
4girls want a boy - 35 days ago
Congrats with your move Elisia . I want to move so bad we have been in the same house for 5 years , and I want a bigger house. We have a four bedroom , and I want a bigger four bedroom , or 5 bedroom would be nice. Our house rent is only $800.00 a month so I guess thats what keeps me here.
SamanthaDawn - 35 days ago
Bkle- That is hilarious!! I always wear mine when the kids are sleeping but I bet it'd scare my 3 year old son. I wish I had a hot-tub too... or At least I wish my hot water tank produced enough hot water for me to have a regular bath! I either have to have a bath only 30% full, or quick showers.
SamanthaDawn - 35 days ago
Elisaxx-Good luck with the move! Don't move anything too heavy ;) Perfect time to move.. you have an excuse to ask for extra help from everyone! I just moved to a 3 bedroom in late August (Right before finding out I was pregnant) I already have 2 children so they each have their own room, but now with baby #3 on the way I'm dissapointed I won't be able to have an extra room to decorate a nursery :( But oh well, I know the baby won't mind! All baby needs is a place to sleep in my room and maybe a playpen or bassinette in the living room. But I always wished I could have a nursery for my baby, all precious and fancy like you see in catologues. (never had one for any of my children) I was always 1 bedroom too short and baby shared with me.
elisiaxx - 35 days ago
I am moving out in 14 days :D we finally have a 3 bedroom house ready for when our baby boy wants to join our family! My little girl keeps stroking my bump and saying..... babeee! She is just the cutest xx
bkle - 36 days ago
Samantha- I scared my little girl the other day with my face mask haha. She didn't know what to think when she saw me :-) Relaxing is good.... I wish I had a hot tub right now with not to hot water so baby wouldn't get hurt.
SamanthaDawn - 36 days ago
I had a long day! Place is finally cleaned up and I'm ready to put my sore feet up! It's 10:23 pm and I've been up since 4:15 AM. I think I shall treat myself to a face mask (I love those things!) Then gonna go to sleep I'm so excited for face mask, relaxing then sleep! lol you know you're a mom when.. hah it dosen't take much to excite me! & it's hunnys day off tomorrow (mine too) So I'll get to sleep in/ or nap tomorrow I can't wait to catch up on some sleep so I won't be a crank butt tomorrow ^_^
4girls want a boy - 36 days ago
Ya thats what dr told me , but the pop makes me have bad heart burn.
bkle - 37 days ago
4girls---I had a headache like that and they prescribed me some headache meds with caffine in it. called fioricet It works and now when I feel a headache coming on I drink a pop and lay down for a bit. Hope you feel better soon
4girls want a boy - 37 days ago
My head has been hurting now for 4 days I just don't know what to do.Dr says if it gets worst go to the ER , but it has not got worst its just the same :/ Its throbbing pain on the left side of my head . I wish it would stop
SamanthaDawn - 37 days ago
Boob leakage during pregnancy is normal, I had it with my other two. And so did most of the ladies in my previous prenatal classes. I just started noticing a drop or two here and there, but no searious leakage so I don't need breast pads yet.
swissmammy3 - 38 days ago
Hello ladies :-)
Week 25 already OMG! Im off to Disney Land Paris in 3 Weeks...time is just flying by X
mummytoharrison - 38 days ago
I never leak before birth but I do get a little 'crusting' which is feral!! i think I have only gained about 11 - 14 lbs. worried that it's not enough given the fact that we are approaching T3.
4girls want a boy - 38 days ago
Bkle I have never leaked from my boobs till after pregnancy.. You may need to tell your Dr . I'm not sure what that means
bkle - 38 days ago
sorry if this is TMI ...I started to leak from my breasts today :-( any one else having this happen this early? Im glad I bought some breast pads ugh
elisiaxx - 38 days ago
I feel huge as well and can't imagine me getting any bigger but people only seem to be noticing my bump! I swear im going to have a massive baby Haha
4girls want a boy - 39 days ago
My Dr said that I gained 6 lb in the last two weeks. I don't know how, but I guess I did. Samantha Im the same way gained 80 lb two pregnancys ago, 60 lb my last pregnancy. This one im up 34 so far . I feel huge !
SamanthaDawn - 39 days ago
Hey everyone, :) Happy to be in week 25! I feel like I'm getting big now too (I'm 5 foot 1 so I agree that might be why, momof4) I don't feel too big yet tho. With my first I put on 80 lbs and had a 10lb baby! So my belly skin is all loose and still has lots more room to fill out I am very sure I will not get any new stretch marks this pregnancy because my skin has already stretched to the max, and never bounced back. I put on 20 lbs so far this pregnancy. A little more than I would have liked to gain, but I'm doing MUCH better than my last two pregnancies, (80 lbs, then 65 with #2) The doctor told me to only gain between 15-25 lbs this pregnancy but I'll be proud of myself if I keep it under 45!
momofour - 39 days ago
Ahhh 4girls I feel the same way.... I'm like... Stop judging me and my giant belly! I'm only 5'3' where's a growing baby supposed to grow but out!? Haha
4girls want a boy - 39 days ago
I think am now getting into the ugly part of pregnancy . I am now feeling like I can't get any bigger , and then I remember I have 4 months to go :/ This is always the point of the pregnancy that people look at me and say ' Oh you are due any day now right' I'm like no still have 4 months to go , and they are like OH WOW ..TWINS ! I just smile , but in the inside im like grrrrr
4girls want a boy - 39 days ago
I didn't know ether they said they just switched to it. It makes better sence to me to do it that way.
bkle - 40 days ago
4girls-- wow I didn't even know they could just do a 2 hour one. I wonder if my new doctor will do that instead
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