By this week, your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 9.2 inches. Remember, that is only from the top of his head to his bottom and does not include his leg measurements! Your baby weighs almost 2 pounds and is beginning to put on weight. Your uterus is about 2.5 inches above your bellybutton and you will continue to grow approximately 1 cm each week. If you have been eating a well-balanced diet, you probably have gained about 16-22 pounds so far. Because your baby has moved further up, you may get occasional pain underneath your ribs.
After a month of having his eyelids sealed shut, your baby begins to open his eyes again this week. Your baby's eyes are almost completely developed. Your baby's eyes are blue in the womb and may change colors later in life. This is true for all races because the pupils do not have their final color until a few months after birth. However, some babies are born with darker or lighter shades of blue. Your growing baby will continue to put on layers of fat until he is born. He is still lean at this point of the pregnancy though. By the time your baby is born, he will assume the typical newborn's plumpness. Your baby's skin will still be wrinkled and red, but the fat continues to fill the skin out.
Finger and toe nails continue to grow.
Blood vessels start to develop in the lungs to prepare the baby for life outside the uterus.
Your baby's blood circulation is completely functional. The umbilical cord system continues to grow and thicken as blood travels with considerable force through the body to nurture the baby. The placenta is now almost equal in size to the baby.
Even though it is still way too soon for your baby to be born yet, the chance of survival without severe abnormalities is now 70% provided it is born in a hospital.
ipoodles - 4 days ago
Thanks for the support mamma :)
Raelynnr143 - 4 days ago
I've been feeling extra big these days also! I'm not a big girl & only 5'2 so it feels like my baby has no room to grow up, just out! People are constanty telling me I look like I'm ready to have him any day now :/ Its been super hot here so I've been living in sun dresses & flip flops but shaving is becoming extremely awkward & uncomfortable haha ;)
SecondTimeMamma** - 5 days ago
ipoodles - so sorry to hear that. Especialy at a time like this you shouldnt be fighting with one another its not good for you or baba..hoping things will come right for u...Ladies i am feeling so huge hubby has to help me put my shoes on..gosh and we still have a long way to go so much more growing to do :) hahaha dont know how much more i can grow!!!
ipoodles - 5 days ago
Errg! Fighting with my husband.... Seems like we are butting heads about everything lately :( spent all day cleaning and organizing, father inlaw came over today and built me a walk in pantry with shelving and hauled away tons of boxes that were being stored. Hubby works away so he couldn't help me ( probably reason he picks stupid fights ) I know he wants to be here for me. Cried in front of my two year old today I HATE THAT !
Raelynnr143 - 5 days ago
For the 1st time ever I'm glad its Monday! My oldest turned 9 on Friday so we had a busy, busy birthday weekend. It was a lot of fun but I'm glad we can take a rest & get back into routine today :) Hope everyone is feeling good & has a great week :)
ipoodles - 6 days ago
Had a UTI in my last pregnancy....... Pretty sure you have to do antibiotics :(
knoxfam5 - 6 days ago
Has anyone had a UTI during pregancy? If so what did you have to do to take care of it? I am afraid I may be getting one, gonna call DR tomorrow. I just hope I dont have to take antibiotics. I hate taking them and dont want to pass them to baby before she even gets a chance to enter the world :( I know its better than the alternative but I still dont like it..
PregoMeag - 8 days ago
Carpal tunnel... of all the weird pregnancy afflictions. My left elbow and wrist ache constantly.
bellablue - 11 days ago
Hello ladies will be 27 weeks tomorrow time is flying! Hope all are feeling great
millermrs08 - 11 days ago
I am 26 weeks 1 day today!! my last week of 2nd trimester =D
mommyinmd - 12 days ago
I transitioned by 20 month old out of the crib and into a big boy bed with success! He LOVES his new bed and slept in it all night. When he woke at 7am, he exclaimed over and over 'big boy bed!' I can't believe in just three months I'll have a third child ready to use that crib. It's going so fast.
preciousbabybump - 14 days ago
Hello 26 weeks!!! Last week in the second trimester
lisamarie29 - 15 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..!
mummymobbsy - 21 days ago
MMMMMM cake - I want some cake now!! The point of exercise isn't to lose weight its to keep fit so it was not in vain mammbri!! A bath sounds really nice after a walk too. I'm feeling a little under the weather atm - my hubby and older son have given me a cold :(
Mama Bri - 23 days ago
Oh my gosh ladies. I just got back from the most gnarly walk I have been on in ages! My sister and her friend were power walking...I was for about a part of the way but man am I sore. So I go home and soak in a nice hot tub and dh comes in with a piece of cake, juice and a pain pill...point of walking...defeated by cake!
Mama Bri - 28 days ago
Made it to 26 weeks! Yay! So getting excited about this baby
mumbimom - 34 days ago
hi ladies,its been so long since i wrote on here,life's been hectic!!bt i pray every1's doin gr8.is anyone else havin headaches?my head aches almost all the tym.
i-wanna-be-a-mommy - 38 days ago
Ladies, if you have a minute, check out my names poll... We are stuck on 2 names.
Ginamummy - 39 days ago
26 weeks! I am so excited!
i-wanna-be-a-mommy - 39 days ago
Wow, seems like time has just flown by 26 weeks along already.
Gift-from-God - 40 days ago
My baby turns one year old today! Wow! How time flies! Before long her little brother will be here! DaMaris (my oldest) seems excited about 'her boy' but somehow I don't think Lyddie is going to like sharing the baby position!
firstname.lastname@example.org - 40 days ago
Gift ~ I know exactly what you mean. My little lady moves from breech to transverse and back again. I do get some movement above my bellybutton but its much lighter than the kicks I get straight down and centre... oouch! Im doing all I can to take the weight off my short cervix but lilly bump thinks it makes for great kicking practice!
email@example.com - 40 days ago
Hello week 26! So pleased to be here. Another milestone reached, 70% chance of survival for our little darling. Thank goodness for bed rest :-)
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