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.
purplelizard270 - 2 days ago
I also feel huge already! I look as big right now as I did when I was 8 months pregnant with my son! Ready to have this baby girl in my arms instead of in my tummy.
terriann20 - 3 days ago
I have a reasonably small bump but huge ass has sprung on me through not having much energy to get off it n so breathless all the time. X
schmittsfirst - 4 days ago
This pregnancy is flying by. Can't wait to meet our sweet little girl but a lot to do in the mean time! YIKES!! Hope everyone is feeling good, i feel HUGE already and still 3 months to go! : /
terriann20 - 4 days ago
Hello 3rd trimester :) 14 weeks remaining x
bkle - 17 days ago
Another ultrasound in 2 weeks. My husband and I are calling this baby our ultrasound baby due to all the ultrasounds we had so far lol. Its going to be a cervix check but I still get to see him so excited! I now see the doctor every two weeks until mid march then its once a week until birth.
onj - 25 days ago
Oh I never thought of trying prevacid. I'm pretty sure I can get that over the counter, too. I think I will check that out today! Thanks for the ideas ladies!! :) I get to take my one hour gestational diabetes test today! I have a bad cold, so maybe I won't taste it lol. Crossing my fingers. One can only hope!
emmyjoe - 26 days ago
onj ask your Dr for prevacid! i have acid reflux and have taken it for a couple years now. it's wonderful! i was worried I would have to give it up during my pregnancy but my Dr said it's perfectly safe! I have been really lucky this go around, only a few bouts with morning sickness an NO heartburn :) good luck!
SamanthaDawn - 26 days ago
Thank goodness I only got heartburn two times this whole pregnancy. (I never get it when not pregnant) It's so gross when it does happen. I feel bad for you ladies, hope you find something to help onj!
4girls want a boy - 27 days ago
oni talk to your Dr I use tums and it works. I'm up to three tums a day and its only in the middle of the night.
onj - 28 days ago
Oh ladies, can someone please tell me what to do about the heartburn? Tums, Zantac, Milk, and throwing up several times haven't eased it up today. I was up through the night and I have been in agony all day. Normally, once I eat a good meal, it's more or less under control for the day- especially if I take Zantac. I've never had heartburn this bad!
elisiaxx - 28 days ago
I have been suffering with hearburn from really early on, it seems to be easing off but I still get it more or less every day just not as much!
mummytoharrison - 28 days ago
I hope you all get a break from the heartburn. Horrible stuff :( I had my tour of the maternity ward today and it was lovely. Very happy with it. The post-labour ward is individual rooms with double beds so Daddy can stay :)
elisiaxx - 29 days ago
Swissmammy3 oh dear heart palpitations :( I had that just before I fell pregnant even early stages of pregnancy but haven't had them since! I hope your ok :) baby stuck his bottom out earlier it was so good :) I have my midwife appointment next Thursday can't believe we are almost at the 10 week countdown ;)
swissmammy3 - 29 days ago
Hi ladies, hope everyone is ok. Having some massive kicks in my ribs this week and also lots of heartburn. Getting heart pulputations also....takes my breath away :-/
bkle - 30 days ago
4girls-wow, and they still wanted you to get on that stuff, their crazy. Its too bad you couldn't just get a different doctor. I hope she does what is right for you and give you the help you need. Ive been put on the back burner before and the results aren't fun. I went to my doctor with my last baby and told him something was wrong and he said itll be alright. well a week later I had a premature baby and afterwards he told me 'I kind of thought you might have your baby soon.' I mean really???!! It was sad that he thought that and yet did nothing but watch me have a baby way to early. Im happy im going to someone else. Ill cross my fingers for you that good things are to come :-)
4girls want a boy - 30 days ago
Bkle I took it 16 years ago and had a 4 lb baby . All my other children were 9 lb so im sure that had something to do with it. Pluse she is almost 17 and is just now getting her period , and i think that med has something to do with that too. Sounds wierd but i really think that stuff has some long term affects . When this Dr perscribed it to me I was shocked that they still give this to pregnant women. The crazy thing is I beleive she just gave it to me because she is too busy to deal with me. After this pregnancy I will not be seeing this lady ever again
bkle - 30 days ago
4girls- I read some on that stuff and they don't even say if that drug is safe on the fetus no studies done. the possible risk to the newborn there was a cation there so I don't blame you for not using it! the stuff I was prescribed it just a vitamin and she made sure I was taking a vitamin with the dha in it due to the studies shown that it can help keep baby in there.
4girls want a boy - 30 days ago
My Dr perscribed me turbutiline I won't take it though its some scary stuff . If I have too many i will just go to the hospital
bkle - 30 days ago
my doctor prescribed me magnesium chloride64 to slow down the contractions. a few weeks ago at walmart I was having consistant long and painful contractions :-( Since ive been taking the mag64 they haven't been as bad :-)
4girls want a boy - 30 days ago
Elisia my last day will be 39 weeks . WE shall see how that go's being that I also get contrations all day too.
elisiaxx - 30 days ago
Everything seems to be going well for me ans its only 8 days until our big move to the new house :) im still waiting to talk to my boss about maternity leave as im not sure when I want to go, I was thinking between 36-38 weeks :/ im struggling a little at work recently and doing clean up after the children is proving some difficulties! I even get really bad braxton hix if I do too much :(
SamanthaDawn - 30 days ago
Hi everyone, I'm here too now :) I'm starting to finally feel like getting everything ready for baby (Going through my kids old baby clothes tonight maybe) I just bought a white bassinette, and some sweet animal wall stickers to put in the baby's area of my room. I want to change my room around so it looks like the baby has half, but I know I shouldn't move furniture so I guess I'll have to just order hubby around and tell him where I want everything to go ^_^ hehe I can't wait to have everything all ready and just be paitently waiting. Even tho I have 2 kids already there is still so many things I need to get because all I really kept was clothes.
4girls want a boy - 31 days ago
I feel like im done being pregnant . Seems like ever since I found out what im having the pregnancy has slowed down. I wish I was 36 weeks :( lol For now i am waiting on my results from my glucose test. She said if I don't get a call this week then I should get a normal passed result in the mail. So if I don't get a call tomorrow I should be all good ! Also I am starting to get the presure in my bottom after work. If I work more then 4 hours my butt really starts to hurt like its all going to fall out.
mummytoharrison - 31 days ago
It is very quiet in here. Just the three of us so far. I am feeling ok - a little more energy but patience still short. Had my glucose test this week and I swear the woman was practicing her darts technique as I am bruised to hell. Normally never bruise. How are you all?
mummytoharrison - 32 days ago
*gets a cloth and brushes the dust off the week* hello? ?? Anyone home???
asiamarie91 - 62 days ago
hey ladies congrats on your pregnancies! If any of you are on facebook there is a group based on this site you can share pics vent and ask questions and best of all make new friends the group is private so nobody on your friends list can see anything you post I was in the 2012 group with my son now I am in the IAP Mamas group 2014 due in February with my little girl https://www.facebook.com/groups/151956348325379/
tazzysmumma - 79 days ago
haha i know emily! it sounds real close hey :D i cant wait to get to 30 weeks so i can start the single digit countdown xx
daffymtz22 - 81 days ago
Yay 26 weeks today! Feeling every single movement. Love being pregnant but can't wait to meet this little guy.
emily82 - 81 days ago
Tazzy - Wow when you put it like that, 14 weeks feels really close! Hope everyone is feeling good! My good friend just delivered her 'xmas baby' by c-section Dec.16 and she named him Sawyer Cameron.
tazzysmumma - 82 days ago
These kicks are certainly getting stronger! they can even get a bit uncomfortable when im trying to sleep! less than 14 weeks now cant wait to meet my new little man x
AussieDanni - 97 days ago
I'm off to week 27, but thought I'd be more likely to get a response in here :p we don't have thanksgiving in Australia, but glad you had a good one! My little one is so excited for Santa! I'm excited for a break from work! After Xmas not long til I go on maternity leave. It is getting hot here, which is not fun when my tummy feels so large! Hope everyone is good and see you all in week 27!
lalapet - 99 days ago
hope everyone had great thanksgiving, I actually got doc appt this past wed, I just called and they had 1 cancellation. I was surprised I weighed three lbs less on the scale at doctors than at my own house haha, well I'm sure I made up for it over the weekend. My husband has to sit in my sons room until they fall asleep bc otherwise when he leaves they start playing again. Has great family reunion, I who dont cook made three dishes!, not looking forward going back to work, but all in all a blessed time. 27 weeks Monday, God bless you all!
HMS - 100 days ago
Haloo mommies! hope evry1 is doing great! @ Aussie yes it looks dat way and is high time aso! @ Lala sorry i aso dnt hav any ideas 4 u. My sis has 2 n dey hav seperate rooms but love to sleep 2getha but the 1 always go 2 bed b4 d oda. Good luck with that though. @ Dash ooooh dat sounds heavently here in South Africa we dnt knw snow lol!! but we hav lovely rainy weather. Cnt wait 4 my work to close for the holidays!
dasha - 102 days ago
Morning, ladies. Just got back from the glucose test... totally forgot that we have to drink that nasty nasty concoction.... that was horrid, and on an empty stomach, I'm reasonably sure that I was high on sugar for a few minutes there....
Lalapet, is it possible for you to put your boys down a half hour apart? As in, at 7:30 for the 19 months, and 8:00 for your three year old? That way, the littlest would be pretty sleepy and dopey by the time the other guy gets there? Maybe thats unreasonable tho... i am totally NOT speaking from experience. I feel for you that scheduling is such an issue... thats why I switched doctors this time around. I loved my last one, but it was sooo difficult to get an appointment, and then we'd get there on time or a little early and have to wait up to an hour and a half to see her... It was unpleasant to say the least. Danni: 31 weeks! Yikes! That would mean you could only have five weeks to go! Oh my goodness! I so hope mine doesn't come early.. his room is still his father's office, and we decided we wouldn't get moving on that until the holidays! Have a lovely day everyone! Its my day off, and snowing, so have decided to have a coffee and read the seventh Harry Potter in my jammies. Ah. Life is good!
AussieDanni - 102 days ago
Looks like the weeks have been fixed?! I have in suggestions for getting boys to sleep sorry :p good luck!! I had gd with my last pregnancy, but this one and my first I'm clear! I'm high risk so I'm up to fortnightly appointments now!
Dasha - my first bub was 10lb 10oz, second was born at 31 weeks and was 7lb 3oz then! I have a feeling this little girl is going to be big! I would love if the due date was wrong though!!!
lalapet - 102 days ago
hey girls havent seen my doc since 16 weeks, just super busy, plus my doc is never available and scheduling appts is such a bother! I am not taking glucose test this time, I took it both times with my boys passing each time, Im not wasting time doing it this round. I have not setup appt for prenatal check up, my insurance is switching so it will be a hasstle, just going to wait until the new year, otherwise , slowly prepping for baby getting nursery ready etc, not looking forward to putting my two boys together (19 months, and 3 yrs old) in one room bc they are crazy about each other and will most definitly keep each other up!, any one know a good way of making two boys go to sleep? lol,
dasha - 103 days ago
Good for you Danni! Either a big baby, or an early baby! :) Bravo!
AussieDanni - 103 days ago
Passed my diabetes test! Yay! So happy, got a quick look at bubba too today. So that was nice. She is laying across ways and is measuring two weeks ahead! Another big bub for me I guess!
JSmummy - 109 days ago
everley- I am not ready for this little girl either! we are not buying new cot we are using the one we have from our boys. I will wait for X mas Sale! Are you finding it tiring being pregnant in this heat? Couple of days it was raining here it was so cool and pleasant now it is back to this heat. Can't wait till she pops out!
everley - 109 days ago
Haven't been on here in a long time- always so busy! Cannot believe we are 6 months pregnant already, 13 and a half weeks is starting to sound like not far away! Has anyone got nursery ready yet? I'm sure with my last 2 I had it all sorted, but this time I haven't even started! I have 3 weeks left of work before holidays and then my leave starts, so will start getting everything together soon. I bought a bunch of cute cloth nappies online- hope she is still a girl cos they are very girly nappies!
JSmummy - 114 days ago
Yay double digits 98 days to go!
babybaby21986 - 120 days ago
It is great to hear that your placenta previa has finally moved out !! And yes, every little things worry me too. As if at every pregnancy it gets worse LOL you should come in week 27. We talk more over there for now LOL
Love78 - 121 days ago
Does anyone else keep worrying about every little thing? I feel like I am driving myself crazy...I never worried when I was pregnant with my daughter.
Baby2comin - 122 days ago
That is such awesome news Love!!! I'm super happy for you :)
Love78 - 123 days ago
My placenta previa has resolved itself!
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