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At this point in your pregnancy, your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 10.4 inches and the total length of your baby is around 16.7 inches. Your baby weighs about 2.7 pounds and continues to grow every day. If you measure from your bellybutton, your uterus is 3.5 to 4 inches above it. Total weight gain at this point is usually between 19 and 25 pounds.

3D sonogram of a fetus in week 29

Babies that are born prematurely can be very tiny. Even a baby that is only a few weeks early can be very small. Your baby will grow rapidly from now until week 36, and then at a slower rate thereafter. Generally, boys weigh more than girls at birth. The average baby's birth weight at full term is 7 to 7.5 pounds.

You might notice some leakage of colostrums from your breasts around this time. Colostrums is a sticky, watery substance that provides your baby's first food if you choose to breastfeed. Milk does not come in immediately after delivery and colostrums is high in calories and enough for your baby's first few days of life. Your baby is stimulating the production of colostrums. The baby's body is ensuring that there will be a readily available food supply after delivery.

Your baby will continue to open and close his eyes in the womb and may be able to see silhouettes of objects or even people in the right amount of light. Your baby should be moving many times throughout the day. Some of your baby's movements will be predictable and if you notice a decrease in fetal movements, you should lie down and do a fetal kick count. You should feel your baby move approximately ten times in an hour. If you do not notice the proper amount of movements, you should contact your healthcare provider.

Research has shown that your baby is not only able to hear, but also able to recognize your own voice. This shows that your baby can already learn, remember and recognize.



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jojo - 2.4 hours ago
Aww twinny those pains sound like sciatica :( :( hope that stays mild for you. . When you have a BH your belly goes tight like when you experience contractions but there's no pain.. it's thrush hun I've been treated for it 4 times already during my pregnancy. . I'll ring docs in the morning cos I don't want anymore bleeding x

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 2.7 hours ago
Am in my 3rd pregnancy and coyldnt honestly tell u that I know what a braxton hicks feels like! Haha I have been experiencing pains for the last couple of days, mainly at the top of my backside of all places! Haha...and I definately agree about the pressure underneath! I'm starting to get that pregnancy waddle as my joints r aching round my pelvis area. How would u know whether u have an infection? What type of infection cud it be and fingers crossed u havent got one chick!! Xx

jojo - 3.5 hours ago
Way to go twinny :) :) excellent news about the weight gain.. I bet you'll hear a bit of good news when you go for your scan next week.. its my last day tomorrow and then I'm off until 2nd Sept woo hoo sorry to hear the rest of your family have been under the weather too fingers crossed they're all feeling better soon.. bonita waiting to hear on your results hun fingers crossed you passed and can relax. Anyone experiencing a lot of tight braxton hicks? ? I feel so much pressure below like she could just fall out lol and I've had very tight BH all day.. I have an awful feeling there's another infection brewing :(

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 6.5 hours ago
Hi girls. Jojo u have already written what I was going to say to Matoks so I will refrain from any further comment as I completely agree with what u have written but u have said it in a much nicer way than me!! Bonita how did the glucose test results go? Did u pass?....oooh hope so chick. Thanks to u both for ur thoughts for my little Maya, she is on the up but typical of siblings my other 2 have been out of sorts aswell so am keeping them all dosed up on medicine hoping to ride it out - 3 day weekend this week with it being bank holiday so some much needed rest coming my way! :o) Jojo yes my next scan is next Thursday, I weighed myself this morning and for the first time in this whole pregnancy I have put weight on since last week...4lb.....wooohooo!!! Haha...never thought i'd b happy to be putting weight ON but its all good if it means baba is padding out and shows some weight gain on the next scan, I will feel so reassured! :o) Cant believe I finish work 8wks tomorrow I can not wait!! Bonita u being a full time mum u must b as shattered as we r going to work, being home full time with the kids is exhausting! Haha xx

jojo - 12.2 hours ago
Hi Matoks glad to see your back and ok. I am however very sad and hurt over what you have written. Both Twinny and I have asked about you if you look through our older posts. I feel you expect a lot from us. This site is all about supporting each other which I feel we all do but this isn't the first time you have had a go over something we have or haven't done or written. I feel really sad to think you feel we don't care enough when we're all doing our best x

matoks - 1 days ago
awwww av really missed everybody but its so sad dat is only bonita dat has me in mind,so so so sad,,bonita thanks i feel being loved am fine dear we just subscribe on our internet not quite long......

jojo - 1 days ago
Aww bless hope little Maya feels better soon.. such a shame you had to go back to work this week hun.. sounds like you could have done with cwtching up in bed with her.. is it next Thurs your scan is? I'm betting she's grown.. the more your now able to eat the more I think she'll catch up as the weeks go on. Fingers and toes crossed for you twinny.. I'm ok can't believe it's only Tues and I am exhausted being back at work. . So don't want to be there this week I just keep thinking get this week out of the way and I'm off again nxt wk :) hope your ok bonita xx

bonitadiane - 2 days ago
Hello ladies... sorry been busy trying to keep my niece who came to stay with us for a week busy. Talk about exhausting always being on the go. Lol she went back home yesterday. I had my 3 hour glucose test yesterday. Pureeee torture. I'm not even sure that stuff is healthy. I felt sooo sick first hour and forced keeping myself from puking. Talk about worst feeling ever. I'm so glad it's over. Not sure when I'll get results. Think I'll call office tomorrow to see if they have them in. Twinny I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter being sick. Praying she feels better real soon. I can't imagine how tough it is on you. It's so tough being a mommy. A Job that never ever stops. Ever. Hoping you get back some energy too. Although I'll say I've been exhausted too. Worst part is I can't nap during the day as my body won't. And insomnia is my best friend. :( I can't believe today I'm 30 weeks. Oh my, 10 more weeks. Feels totally surreal. Does anyone know what's up with matoks? Hope all is well with her.

jojo - 2 days ago
Aww bless hope little Maya feels better soon.. such a shame you had to go back to work this week hun.. sounds like you could have done with cwtching up in bed with her.. is it next Thurs your scan is? I'm betting she's grown.. the more your now able to eat the more I think she'll catch up as the weeks go on. Fingers and toes crossed for you twinny.. I'm ok can't believe it's only Tues and I am exhausted being back at work. . So don't want to be there this week I just keep thinking get this week out of the way and I'm off again nxt wk :) hope your ok bonita xx

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 2 days ago
Sorry sorry, am here! :o) I have been absolutely shattered - my little girl Maya hasnt been too well since Saturday and I have been having sleepless nights with her and I went back to work yesterday after 2wks off so I am beyond tired, my eyes r stinging! How r u doing lovely? I'm ok besides being tired, i'm enjoying the movements- I think she has changed positions so i'm getting less big kicks and more water sensations...sounds odd that but hard to describe what i'm feeling haha I cant stop thinking about my next scan, hoping i'm given some good news that she is putting some weight on and moving up the growth chart fingers crossed!! Anyhoos, I hope ur ok after ur return to work, suprising how tired we r getting now hey haha Hope Bonitas alrite too.... Xx

jojo - 2 days ago
Where's everyone gone.. hope your both ok getting a bit worried xxx

jojo - 4 days ago
Oh my goodness. . What a shock having to get up this morning for work and I only had a wk off :( :( hope this week goes quick now cos I'm off again nxt wk. I am sooooo ready to finish work now!! Hope you girls had a great weekend xxx

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 7 days ago
Good luck with the 3hr test chick when do u have it? Xx

bonitadiane - 7 days ago
Matoks... How are you? Haven't heard from you in a while. Hoping all is well. :)

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 8 days ago
29 weeks woohoooo!! Xx

bonitadiane - 8 days ago
Hello 29 weeks!!!!

lissie**** - 10 days ago
glowingwith2// I also am getting lots of BH and belly can also feel heavy. Sorry you hurt your ankle :(

glowingwith2 - 13 days ago
I'm starting to get really strong Braxton hicks occasionally. My whole tummy gets really tight! It only does it once in awhile though. There are also sometimes my tummy feels extremely heavy, but most of the time I still feel pretty good. Some of the ladies in the FB group are having trouble sleeping now, I'm no because I'm so exhausted from working that I can't wait to get home and sleep. TGIF!! This expecting mom needs some rest!

glowingwith2 - 13 days ago
Thank you ladies. It's in pretty bad shape. I'm wearing a brace to support my ankle, but it's so weak that I nearly re-sprained it on Monday dropping my daughter off at school. :( So hard getting around nearly 8 months pregnant with a sprained ankle. Plus working all day... I'm ready for maternity leave, but I'm saving it all for when the baby actually arrives.

afshanm07 - 15 days ago
Week 29 and get well soon glowingwith2

Blondeabby - 16 days ago
Glowing -hope your ankle is on the mend:)

glowingwith2 - 22 days ago
29 weeks! I will be so happy after 30. My first was born at 36 weeks... hard to believe we are so close to the end. I went for a run on Saturday and sprained my ankle. I fell on my knee and landed on my belly. NST came back showing everything was fine with the baby. Just trying to heal my ankle now. I'm going to stick to swimming going forward. I've gained 26 pounds now. Not bad considering all I have left is 11 weeks (give or take). Ready to meet my little man! <3

monica28 - 24 days ago
I took my maternity pics...they look great

monica28 - 24 days ago
time is moving now 30 weeks tomorrow....I hoping my baby is born at 38 weeks!!! im so ready to meet him

mammaramirez - 24 days ago
30 weeks tomorrow, only ten more to go!!

msjenn727 - 29 days ago
I took my glucose test yesterday and i have another ultrasound in the morning. Hoping i passed because i'd really hate to do the 3 hr!

lauracwilliams1245@gmail.com - 30 days ago
Did not do well on my 1 hour glucose so I'll be enjoying the lovely 3 hour test tomorrow morning. Darn! Better charge my iPad

monica28 - 30 days ago
took my glucose test yesterday....the juice wasn't so bad. I go back to the doctor on the Aug. 4 apt really looking forward to going to the doctor every two weeks. I take my maternity pics Saturday....im super excited!!!

loriandrichie - 31 days ago
I got some amazing pics!! She's so gorgeous, I can't stop looking at her! And still a girl thank goodness:) ill upload some pics.

mammaramirez - 31 days ago
Msjenn - I took mine at 26 weeks. I'm not 29 weeks until tomorrow but it's so quiet and lonely in my week.

msjenn727 - 31 days ago
Has anyone else taken their Glucose test yet?

leanbean - 32 days ago
LORI~ DId you get some good shots? MZH~ PRaying for you. Hope this last bit goes by quick for you! MSJENN~ Doing great here as well!

msjenn727 - 32 days ago
Hello everyone! Started my 29th week yesterday,only 10 weeks left for me! Hope you all are doing great!

loriandrichie - 34 days ago
3d ultrasound tomorrow! Cant wait!! :)

Mzholston - 35 days ago
30 weeks tomorrow...I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers. I am having a very rough day. Just vomited all over the bathroom at work and had to have someone else clean it bc its a hotel and there are procedures to follow. Im so embarrassed. 😖 I feel so horrible that anyone would have to clean up my mess. Drs appointment tomorrow starts my first 2 week appointment. I currently work 2 hours from home making barely anything but its a job for now. Keep praying for us please and ill do the same for you ladies. 10 weeks left im hoping its the quickest part. Have a great day ladies.-Ash

leanbean - 36 days ago
Time is flying!!!! My lil sis had her babe this weekend and it made things so much more real. It seems like I found out we were expecting so soon after her! Getting close!

MOMIIB - 42 days ago
29 weeks, yay! Almost ready to count down from 10, Getting soo close!!!!!!

dollbunny - 47 days ago
Yay, only 11 weeks left or less! I have been wanting to know if my babygirl is head down yet.I guess I will just have to ask the doctor at my next check up

mommy97101114 - 57 days ago
Went for my specialist's appointment Monday and got to see my little guy. He is definitely all boy and weighed 3lbs 7ozs. They also said he is head down....locked and loaded...but she did say they can really turn at any point...so hoping he stays head down. Took another three hour sugar test to check for gestational diabetes and I passed!! Yay! 11 weeks to go! Can't wait to see what his sweet face looks like!

MrsBl0bby - 59 days ago
Hi ladies we are having our second boy! Just struggling with a name!! We have Henry William, Edward William 'Ted' for short. And Evan James :)) what do you think? Our first born is Thomas xx

mommy97101114 - 65 days ago
Ok, so I will be 28 weeks tomorrow! Yay!! Just curious as to what you guys think of the name Keller (Helen Keller's last name...she is one of my most favorite people in history!) But I have also come up with these other names using Keller...they are Kelson, Keldon, Kelton, or Kellian (prounouced Kellen)...just curious as to what you ladies think...I have been trying to come up with a boy name for months. I love the idea of calling him Kell for short...it's different and I haven't really ever heard any boys with these names. I want something unique. The middle names I am tossing up in the air to go with one of these names are Mason, Chase, Levi, Logan, and Tayden.

Baby ali - 68 days ago
oh f*****g heartburn :0/

Baby ali - 69 days ago
lack of sleep is killing me :0( can't sleep at night and only have 4-5 hours sleep feel weak and tired through out the day :0( feel exhausted too

Baby ali - 69 days ago
29 weeks today :0) come on weeks!!!!!

Baby ali - 69 days ago
kadyrae- same here been having them painful uncomfortable bh for two weeks now have it through out the day

kadyrae1107 - 70 days ago
I'm keep getting crazy BH!! Sometimes they're painful. my belly keeps getting hard as a rock. Sometimes I can feel the pain in my butt lol I feel like I had tons of them today and even at times wondered if they were real contractions.

kadyrae1107 - 70 days ago
So I just left my doctor appt. Not dilated or thinned out at all which is really great news!! He did do another FNN test..praying it comes back negative this time!! I don't like being on bed rest :( he also prescribed me zantac for the heartbearn. I never tried that before so I'm really hoping it helps!! Everyone please pray the fetal fibronectin cones back negative!

Baby ali - 71 days ago
jackie- been taking gaviscon for heartburn but dsnt seen to have alonger effect I was thinking maybe am having a bold baby as hubby is bold and has no hair maybe baby will be the same and save me from heartburn but NO! :0(

Baby ali - 71 days ago
same here I have two girls and I saved all their clothes and now all is ready to be donated to charity, can't wait to buy boys clothes something different and am excited to do the clothes shopping beginning of August as am due end of August, not bought anything for the baby yet waiting till due month but very excited and my daughters r soo excited for the baby to come as they no it's a boy they r happy lol my 3 year old since I found out I was expecting she wanted a baby boy and still now soo excited for a baby boy :0) anyone else already bought clothes and stuff for the baby??

oopixiesticks - 71 days ago
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