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You may feel as if you have been pregnant forever at this point. It might be hard to imagine being pregnant for another ten weeks, but your baby still has a lot of growing and developing to do! By this time, your baby's crown-to-rump length is a little over 10.8 inches and the total length of your baby is about 17 inches! Your baby weighs about 3 pounds now. Your uterus can be felt about 4 inches above your bellybutton. Your uterus, baby, placenta and the amount of fluid will get larger over the next ten weeks. You should be gaining about a pound a week at this time.

Because you are getting larger, you are probably becoming slower and clumsier. You should try to be careful to avoid dangerous falls. Good posture when sitting and standing can help you feel better during your pregnancy. You also should be rolling over on your side to get up after lying down because your muscles have stretched to accommodate your growing uterus.

Even though your baby is cushioned by the amniotic fluid, she can feel and respond to pain. Your baby now does `practice breathing` to get ready for life outside of your womb. If you have an ultrasound at this time, you will be able to see this. If your baby swallows amniotic fluid down the wrong passage, she will still get hiccups that are noticeable by you. If your baby were born at this time, she would be able to keep herself warm.

The skin begins to smoothen as fat deposits accumulate underneath. The fat insulates and is an energy source.

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liltyke7 - 11 days ago
Thx! U/s was normal. No concerns. Back in 3 weeks! - 12 days ago
I hope your appointment goes well!

liltyke7 - 12 days ago
doc apt today...see what he says about last week's ultrasound.

liltyke7 - 15 days ago
Yes anything!! closer and closer!!! - 17 days ago
30 weeks today!

patiently waiting - 48 days ago
I am pregnant with my long as you feel you can do it, you shouldn't worry about anyone else. You're a know it takes time, love, money, and so on to raise a long as you are comfortable, do it.

JackieAJK3 - 49 days ago
Only a few more weeks! This is baby #3 and I'm hoping to have at least 1 more. My kids and my husband make my life complete and I feel my growing family would be a bit more complete with 1 more child. I need advice to see if that's too many kids. In my opinion, it doesn't matter how many kids you have, but others feel differently. should I stop at 3? Or would it be ok to have one more?

beanaleena - 84 days ago
they said they cant completely rule out the accretta until they are in there. But its not the ppercreta or increta which is when it invades the muscle and can go through to another organ. They thought mine went through to my bladder. I am grateful that they ruled that out. But I cramp a lot, the doctor said it is normal. Just scary.

KristinaA - 85 days ago
Beana -- I'm sorry that you're facing challenges this pregnancy. I had a placenta acreta scare w/ my last pregnancy, but it never materialized, thankfully. Plenty of women have placenta previa. It's good that your doctor noted it and can help you through to a safe delivery.

KristiW - 85 days ago
bean- no I have not ever had placenta previa but I do know people who have. C-section was done of course but that seemed to be the only side effect.

beanaleena - 85 days ago
Hello ladies, I haven't been on here in quite some time. This is little angel inside of me has some issues. We were diagnosed with ppplacenta previa and there was a suspected increta. We had to get an MRI, this ruled out the Incretta. Which is really good,but we still have the pprevia. Curious if there is anyone else out there with the same issues?

mamaford77 - 88 days ago
I know! My next appt is next week, and then I should have just 2 more before the big day!

KristiW - 88 days ago
I washed all the clothes I have for her and sorted in her dresser. Also packed her hospital bag. I will be painting her room next weekend. Since I have a 2 yr old girl we have all the big stuff! It's getting so close!

KristinaA - 89 days ago
Not much. I am starting to buy 0-3 month and 3-6 month clothes from my neighborhood's on-line yard sale page. I have everything I need for 6m+. I have 2 infant car seats. I'm hoping my neighbors will throw me a baby shower. One had a girl in Nov, and 1 had one is early Feb and they were baby #3 and 4 respectively for those families, so they, like us, are finished (we think), and I think I'll get some hand me down stuff. I want to see what I'll get before going crazy. I will need a bassinette, bottles, bibs, and an infant tub. Other than that, I think I'm ok. We'll need to get a big girl bed for my 2 year old and then put her crib/bed back together for the baby for after the first couple of weeks. I think I'll get a new breast pump from insurance after I have the baby. If not, I'll have to dust off my 2 year old Medela. I'll also need some lanolin.

mamaford77 - 89 days ago
So where are you in prep process? I have everything we need now, all the way down to baby soap lol. Clothes and cloth diapers are sorted into the dresser, but nothing is washed yet. Baby's hospital bag is packed, but not mine. Co-sleeper, stroller, swing, and carseat are still in boxes lol.

KristinaA - 92 days ago
Yay -- 30 weeks down, ~10 to go! :)

mandykat760 - 108 days ago
I'm holding out on packing my bag, once my to do list is done it makes the pregnancy feel that much longer. Around 35 weeks I will start washing baby clothes and putting last minute stuff together. My biggest chore is to get freezer meals together and stock the pantry.

sher-baby - 109 days ago
I've started packing my's not finished but I've started. DH on the other hand....hasn't started!! I've made a list for him of things he will need but nothing has been packed so far...he won't need as much as I will and may have time to pack something last minute, should labour start. But he's not as proactive as I am.. :-)

lexy-b - 109 days ago
Thanks everyone. I hope he stays put too lol he needs to bake a little longer. But I have packed a hospital bag already just in case. Can never be too prepared right?

sher-baby - 109 days ago
Yay! Good news lexy! I hope ur lil rug rat stays put!!! I think mine will come early for sure!!! In fact, I've washed some sleepers and stuff just incase we don't make it to our shower...I just have a gut feeling.

babylove5 - 109 days ago
Lexy hopefully your baby will stay put until 39 weeks! At 39 weeks I start getting impatient.

floydianslip2 - 109 days ago
Glad everything went well Lexy, and that you’re feeling better. I struggle to just relax and let others do more for me too, at work and at home, and it definitely takes a toll. So I wish you tons of luck in that area, because I know how hard it is to let go, lol! I’m way too controlling I think.

lexy-b - 109 days ago
What a crazy couple of days! I passed the fetal fibronectin test but they gave me some steriod shots for babies lungs just as a precaution. I was so overwelmed - yesterday information overload! I'm feeling better today though, key is I think I need to take a back seat more & get hubby to do more.... wish me luck lol

sher-baby - 110 days ago
Last the night the kicks I was getting hit with were INSANE!!! And it was for about 1.5-2hrs straight. DH put his hand on my belly and was like 'holy shit!!!! is he soo strong?!?!' Ugh...and today...I'm still getting them!! Damn! He's gonna break the sack! I'm willing to bet that will happen! OMG!

babylove5 - 110 days ago
My hormones are like a roller coaster ride this pregnancy. I feel nice some days and others it's just a huge struggle to be nice and then I end up hollering over little things. My 2 year old has started saying everybody shut up!!! I guess he got it from his mom... Lol

sher-baby - 110 days ago
Speaking about blizzards! We are getting hit with a butt load of snow today!!! I tried to go to work but got stuck about 3times and I was still on my street!!! So I turned around ( stuck in snow again!!) and came home!! So now it's me and my daughter home today...I hope I don't loose it LOL

sher-baby - 110 days ago
Rjean- oh do I have days of being the Queen super b**** on wheeles!!! I really really try to be patient with my daughter because she really struggles with learning and attention but sometimes I loose it!!!! OMG and im totally the worst mom ever!!!! Sometimes I just feel angry and I have no reason really....I feel like I'm almost waiting for someone to screw up so I can rip them a new one!!! Lol ur not alone girl...

babylove5 - 111 days ago
Rjean, I know what you mean. Several weeks ago my lil guy started going wild while I was laying down on my side. I couldn't figure out what he was doing. When I went to the dr they said he had turned breech. I laid back down on my side that night and he flipped back to head down. He only goes wild when I'm laying down on my side. I always sleep on my right side but now I'm in the recliner. :-(

babylove5 - 111 days ago
Supmom it may be a food allergy or just nerves.

sher-baby - 111 days ago
I 'sleep' on my sides but i tend to wake up when ever I have to change sides and the side that I had been sleeping on + my pubic bone usually is in a ton of pain!!! It's soooo hard and sooo painful to change sides at night!!! I really actually hate it, but my ribs usually hurt from laying on them so i kind of don't have a choice. I also had to invest in tums today...the heart burn is starting to happen more often now! ..Yay!!

mandykat760 - 112 days ago
I'm a back sleeper. I try to sleep on my side but end up flat on my back. Now I sleep with my baby fort, 3 normal pillow, a body pillow and a giant materity pillow. It's taking over our king size bed. Haha

sher-baby - 112 days ago
I get the same things Babylove, but I'm naturally a stomach/side sleeper so it's almost impossible for me to sleep in my back..sitting up or laying down. But he deff goes a lil nuts when I first lay on my side then he calms down...but if I switch sides, he starts all over again.

babylove5 - 112 days ago
The baby feels so big that I have to sleep sitting up in the recliner. When I lay on my side he goes wild with the kicking. It's not like I can put him in another room...

sher-baby - 113 days ago
I'll be almost 35weeks for my baby I hope I don't pop that early either!!! Lol....god! Wouldn't that be a complete gong show!!!

babylove5 - 113 days ago
Lexy I'm glad your cervix is closed hopefully it will stay that way until 39 weeks. I always Hv that fear of going into labor early again. It was w my third at 35 wk and I had low iron, wasn't gaining weight, and just felt tired. This one I feel pretty good. his head is leaning to my left hip bone so I don't feel the pressure right now. It is so odd how every pregnancy is different.

sher-baby - 113 days ago
That's good news, but hopefully ur test comes back with good results!! And there's nothing to feel embarrassed about!!! We got all kinds of 'stuff' going on...DH and I were at the grocery store and I had bit of a sneeze attack, but with every sneeze, I peed a bit!!! Uugh! I was like 'WTH!!!' I told DH..' Look if this continues I'm gonna wet my pants and have to wait for u in the car!' NOW THATS embarrassing!!! lol

lexy-b - 113 days ago
Oh & I'm measuring more like 33 weeks not 30 weeks which was a bit of a shock but she said it's my 3rd so it's not uncommon.

lexy-b - 113 days ago
Just an update on my 'rectal pressure' lol so embarrasing - I had my routine OB appointment & she checked my cervix which looked great but ordered a Fetal Fibronectin test. She said the babies head is where it should be so she's not sure if it's because of his position but wants me to take the test because that kind of pressure is a sign of preterm labour. I go on Monday, still feeling the pressure but not as bad. Hopefully it's nothing but better safe than sorry.

sher-baby - 114 days ago
Haha@ pornstar boob!!! That's one thing I'm not looking forward too!! I had a perfect breast reduction in 2010, and I'm not to happy with the fact that they will be soo large again. It's all worth it but I will deff have another reduction if they don't go back down to a decent size.

sher-baby - 114 days ago
Ya u remember my daughter falling asleep quick too....that was an issue I had also. But I thought it was kind of normal...we'll see! This lil guy doesn't seem to sleep so I'm curious to see if it will be the same after birth.

babylove5 - 114 days ago
Machala I know what you mean. Some women have sensitive nipples and I am one of them. The lactation consultant got on my nerves saying it shouldn't hurt. It hurt even when they were doing everything exactly perfect. My 2nd son was excellent at breastfeeding. When he would drain the boob he would shake his head side to side w my nipple in his mouth trying to get more. The longer you do it they stop being as sensitive. My 3rd son was lazy and would fall asleep after 5 min of nursing it was a struggle to keep him awake.

lexy-b - 114 days ago
Nursing did not come natural to me or my babies. I think it took at least 4-6 weeks until me & babies got onto it. I was shocked when my milk came in, hurt like heck & could not get over the porn star boobs haha.

machalaB - 114 days ago
More power to you mommas with breastfeeding..i tried with my daughter but it hurt like crap, felt as if my nipples were being ripped off..maybe i was doin it wrong. I plan on bottle feeding with my lil guy tho.

sher-baby - 114 days ago
Ya my milk took a lot of time to first come in and I was sooo stressed!!! Plus she was only 5lb11oz to start with, so when she started loosing weight and not plumping back up, I was scared!!! Then my drs were scaring me saying 'you need to need to supplement...' I was like 'OK FINE....' So I did. And I think that also helped to reduce my supply. So this time!!! No stress!!! No supplementing!!! I'm bringing my pump to the hospital so I can nurse and pump like crazy and hope my supply comes in faster. And my daughter was good at breast feeding...I didn't have any latching issues, it wasn't painful....she was a natural! I hope this one is good too. If not, I'll make like a cow and pump, pump, pump! Lol

babylove5 - 114 days ago
I agree it can be stressful. With my first born I was so upset when my milk came in 3 days later and I was in horrible pain. I had no idea it would hurt so bad but i was engorged. She wouldn't latch on well and I was to immature at the time to help her. I wrapped my boobs up tight to try and stop the milk. I was not prepared at all for the trials of motherhood but she With all my sons I did breastfeed and pump. I only had one I enjoyed breastfeeding because he was very good at breastfeeding. The rest of them it took a while for them to be quick and drain the breast.

sher-baby - 115 days ago
That's what I was thinking too lexy...maybe it's the way he/she's facing. If he/She's facing your font, you will deff feel more pressure towards ur back end! Let us know what ur dr says tomorrow

babylove5 - 115 days ago
Lexy the only time I had really really bad back pain was when I went into sudden labor w my 3 rd and he was facing the wrong way. They are suppose to be face down but he was born face up and the pain was insane! Spinning babies. Com tells about how they rotate in the womb.

sher-baby - 115 days ago
Well that's my 'plan' of attack! I hope I can commit to it, but breast feeding on it's own I found very stressful with my daughter. This time I will not settle for any substitutes tho!!! I will not use formula! No matter how much my drs pressure me. I feel tired but not abnormally tired I dr said in about a week of taking the supplements I should feel like a million bucks!! That would be a nice feeling considering I've felt like royal crap over the last few weeks!

babylove5 - 115 days ago
Sher that is called commitment!!! I am impressed at your determination. I am only planning on every 3 hours and pump if the baby doesn't empty the breast. Did you feel tired w your low iron? I had that with my second son. I take iron daily in my vitamin but I don't eat red meat except twice a year.

sher-baby - 115 days ago
Haha!!! I know the feeling! I've caved and put the clothes we've bought in the dresser just to kinda make space and organize (and to satisfy my urge...ha!) but I'll wait until after the shower to wash everything and put it all back.

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