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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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beckym - 3.9 hours ago
I have good news to report, I started using a be band and today has not been excrutiating, I think it is helping a lot, if it continues I might not need to go out and buy a support band, just a few more of these or something, it was one that covers my entire belly and keeps pants and shorts up that do the fit anymore, however I don't fit in any pre pregnancy bottoms anymore, so I hadn't considered it for other uses, mild pain today, no grinding bone feelings , or inflammation, occasional feeling sore, but 80 percent better than its been. I was dreading the next 66 days in fear that it would all be as painful or worse, but now I am very hopeful that the rest will be easier than I thought it would be. Yay!

beckym - 4 hours ago
Hi pumpkin, how is your pregnancy going.

lil.pumpkins - 8.4 hours ago
hey ladies I hope all is well, thought that I would jump back a little not much going on my weeks and the other one is pretty much the same.

beckym - 1 days ago
I went to ymca with my kids and my kids friends, then my son's friend was picked up, and I took my kids and their friend to vacation bible school, everything went great until the end when Michelle was getting a drink from the water fountain, she could reach ok, but a volunteer urged me to give her a boost, it seemed a reasonable idea, but I hurt my stomach in the process, an hour later, it is still very sore, I really hope I just pulled something, and didn't aggrevate the hernia they repaired 2 years ago during laproscopic gallbladder removal or make a new hernia, going on 8 months pregnant I need to remember my limitations and not be pressured into nonsense like that again, my kids know my limitations better than I do sometimes, she didn't even ask me, it was someone who might not have even realized I was pregnant, I am still amazed to find out some people are oblivious to me being pregnant until I say it.

beckym - 1 days ago
Holtz - I hope that pain stays away for you this pregnancy. Jamie, that is a relief to know it will go away, I might look into a support belt, I thought of that before for back pain and asked the doctor if it would be covered, it is not for me, I have to find one, but hey, if it takes away some of the pain it would be worth it!

jamie86 - 2 days ago
Becky I did feel better once he was born but it took a few days for everything to settle. I'm having such bad pelvic pain this time and it's starting to mess with my hip again so I'm being sent to get a support belt. Also my fundal height is measuring 2 weeks ahead now. I usually have big babies anyway but now I'm worried about having a huge baby.

holz8519 - 2 days ago
I had that pelvic/hip pain with all 3 of my previous pregnancies. It's totally normal its just the joints and ligaments between the bones in your pelvis beginning to loosen so your baby can fit through. I also had really bad round ligament pain with my last 2 pregnancies but so far have yet to get it with this one.

beckym - 2 days ago
Jamie, did you feel better after the baby was born, I feel like my hips are falling apart, not to be a big baby, but that part sucks right now. Free - sorry to hear about your heels, maybe some relief can be found in a new pair of good arch sneakers, helped me with my back pain, and you could try soaking your feet at night, or better yet, get one of those foot soaker from Walmart for like 20 bucks that massages them too, I have been eyeing that in passing ๐Ÿ˜‰

jamie86 - 3 days ago
Becky I had that with my first. Got to where I couldn't walk or I would fall.

Free2Bmom - 3 days ago
Becky, my mom said she felt like that while she was pregnant with me. I haven't had it with either of my pregnancies but I've heard others complain about it. Sometimes my hips and pelvis will ache if I've been standing or walking a lot. My discomfort lately is my heals of my feet feel like they're being stabbed from the bottom. But yay! 30 weeks! Summer always flys by so it'll be over before we know it!

beckym - 4 days ago
Is anyone else getting this, I can't remember from my previous pregnancies, but my hips are very sore and feel like they are close to popping out of place at times, also my leg where it meets the hip sometimes has excruciating pain that feels like it might snap.

beckym - 5 days ago
30 weeks pregnant, 70 days to go! 10 weeks to go!

mrscephas - 16 days ago
Hello 30 weeks, only 10 more to go!!! Can't wait for my growth scan at 32 weeks :) xxx

lil.pumpkins - 20 days ago
I'm so going to have to try that thanks for the tip :)

no-cut-no-circumcision - 20 days ago
Papaya extract does wonders for heartburn! Two tiny pills and you can sleep. Also, eating bile absorbing foods such as almonds, almond milk, oatmeal before bed will help, especially the almonds.

lil.pumpkins - 21 days ago
heartburn is bad for me as well, I drink alot of cold water because of it seems to help a bit but not much.

claraxx - 21 days ago
30 weeks today! ๐Ÿ˜€ I wonder how long the next 10 weeks will pass!? I'm hoping fast.

eliciamadora - 22 days ago
30 weeks! We're in the home stretch ladies! Can't wait to birth this little surro baby! The heartburn is KILLING ME. Anyone else? - 24 days ago
Hello everyone I will be 30 weeks in about 2 more days but I am sooo scared this time! You would think that I would be a pro at this since its my 4th baby but I am sooo scared

xEricaLynn - 24 days ago
30 weeks + 2 days here, get to hear our little boy's heartbeat tomorrow, God willing. I live for doctors appointments now, lol. Awesome to see my belly move sometimes, I could watch our boy for hours. I really hope God lets us keep him. He would be our first earthly baby, with six angel siblings in Heaven. <3

lil.pumpkins - 24 days ago
Getting really close now, eek hit 30 weeks today and now the weeks are just on flying. Got to vist the new hospital today boy its huge I so can't wait for the next 7-8 weeks if lucky to have my son just a bit early. Hoping that I don't go to over my due if he ends up coming a bit later. How are you ladies feeling?

liltyke7 - 52 days ago
Thx! U/s was normal. No concerns. Back in 3 weeks! - 54 days ago
I hope your appointment goes well!

liltyke7 - 54 days ago
doc apt today...see what he says about last week's ultrasound.

liltyke7 - 57 days ago
Yes anything!! closer and closer!!! - 59 days ago
30 weeks today!

patiently waiting - 90 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 - 91 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 - 126 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 - 127 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 - 127 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 - 127 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 - 130 days ago
I know! My next appt is next week, and then I should have just 2 more before the big day!

KristiW - 130 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 - 130 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 - 131 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 - 134 days ago
Yay -- 30 weeks down, ~10 to go! :)

mandykat760 - 150 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 - 150 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 - 150 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 - 151 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 - 151 days ago
Lexy hopefully your baby will stay put until 39 weeks! At 39 weeks I start getting impatient.

floydianslip2 - 151 days ago
Glad everything went well Lexy, and that youโ€™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! Iโ€™m way too controlling I think.

lexy-b - 151 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 - 152 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 - 152 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 - 152 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 - 152 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 - 152 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 - 152 days ago
Supmom it may be a food allergy or just nerves.

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