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You are 33 weeks pregnant.

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Your baby weighs about 4.4 pounds at this point. The crown-to-rump length of your baby is approximately 12 inches and the total length is around 19.4 inches. Measuring from the top of your uterus to your bellybutton is 5.2 inches. Total weight gain at this point of pregnancy is usually 22 to 28 pounds.

With the exception of crying, your baby is capable of doing everything that a newborn baby will do. Your baby is restricted now inside of the uterus, but still can kick and move. Your baby sleeps a lot of the time, just as newborn babies do. Your baby's eyes move in the manner of REM sleep and researchers believe that babies can dream vividly in uterus. When your baby is awake, she is listening, feeling and learning. There are billions of neurons in the brain that make trillions of connections. Your baby will probably have settled into the birth position by now and your caregiver can most likely tell which way your baby is presenting. If your baby were to be born now, the lungs would probably be strong enough to function properly, but your baby may still need extra care from specially trained doctors and nurses.

During these last few weeks of pregnancy, most women experience an increased urge to urinate. The uterus puts a lot of pressure on the bladder and can send you to the restroom frequently. Your uterus has actually grown 500 times throughout your pregnancy! Red blood cell production catches up with the production of plasma and physiological anemia may begin to fade at this time.

Your baby's eyes open during alert times and close during sleep. The eye color is usually blue, regardless of the permanent color as pigmentation is not fully developed. The final formation of eye pigmentation requires exposure to light and usually happens a few weeks after birth.

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beckym - 9 days ago
I finished my birthing plan, I thought I would share it, might give other mommies ideas for theirs or suggestions are encouraged as well, I used a lot of sources combined for this final copy: -no pain meds, please don't ask -delay cord clamping until placenta is pushed out unless there is an emergency -not constant fetal monitoring unless distress -allow labor mobility, as much as possible -no breaking water unless baby is in distress -no petocin unless baby is in distress -no c-section unless mom or baby's life is on the line. -let daddy cut the cord -taking home placenta as soon as it is cut and inspected -if no complications, I would like to have baby placed on my chest right after delivery to bond and nurse. -delay eye ointment -if baby needs to go immediately, daddy should go too -breastfeed exclusively, no bottlefeeding, no glucose water, no pacifiers. -no urinary catheterization -water labor

beckym - 10 days ago
Ugh, my doctors office is across from the new hospital I am going to. Yesterday we took the labor and delivery tour, used the GPS from my van in my husband's car, forgot it in there when he went to work today, tried to get to my appt today and got lost for 2 hours, my directional skills suck! When I finally got there they wouldn't see me, asked when I would like to reschedule, I said considering I used my quota of gas now for this trip, I won't be rescheduling, I will see them at my next 2 week check up I had already scheduled. The doc and hospital are 30 min from me. At least now I know how to get there GPS or not, as an optimistic view of this waste of time and money.

beckym - 11 days ago
33 weeks today!!! Lots of Braxton hicks the last few days.

mrscephas - 16 days ago
Last few hours in 33 weeks! Time is flying...

claraxx - 27 days ago
Whoop 33weeks today! Weeks are getting quicker 😊 - 60 days ago
jesswithtwins, I know you're definitely physically ready. I'm physically ready and I only have one baby. Yesterday I started to feel what I call the baby's head grinding against my cervix. I had a little bit of trouble walking because I just felt sharp pains shooting through. That is pretty normal for me at this stage because by 36 weeks I'm usually already about 2cm dilated. I guess the baby is prepping for his grand entrance. Little does he know, his birth is already planned out. 25 more days until his bday! I wonder if your doctor is planning on delivering you early as well or just letting you go naturally. I had a friend that was pregnant with twins and her doctor let her go until she went into labor by herself (she was 38 weeks). I have also heard of women with twins getting induced around 36-37 weeks or having a c section around that time if one of the baby's are breached.

jesswithtwins - 63 days ago
33 weeks today and doctor says we should know our birth plan for my twins by next week excited for their arrival but definitely nervous to be bringing home 2 new babies :-) not sure if I'm mentally ready yet but definitely ready physically prayers for all the mommas and babies ! - 64 days ago
Yes we are! Usually during the home stretch time goes by really slow. My family is in the process of moving though so it's definitely going to go by fast. I just hope that our house will be set up in time.

liltyke7 - 65 days ago
We are in the home stretch anything4nikki!!! - 65 days ago
33 weeks today and four more weeks until delivery!

KristiW - 135 days ago
We never agree on names but by the grace of God we agreed on my number 1 pick, so naming this baby was easy! I already had a Christmas stocking made for her and a diaper bag with her name on it! The plan is to get induced 6 wks from today...YAY!!!

KristinaA - 136 days ago
We have 1 name that's made it to the short list. That's good for us. Tomorrow our daughter's big girl bed arrives so we can put the crib back together for baby. My surprise baby shower is planned, but I don't know when it is yet. Hoping I get a bassinet.

KristiW - 136 days ago
I'm getting there. My hubby thinks I'm crazy that I am packing diaper bags and organizing her room. But I don't think he realizes how fast it will be here! I know I am ready to meet this baby!

mamaford77 - 139 days ago
Baby clothes and blankets washed and sorted. Bags packed. Carseat sitting by the front door. I'm ready!

sher-baby - 158 days ago
Some women's who have really really fast labours tear really bad!! So it like a catch matter what ur in agony for an extended period of time.

pumpkinfairy - 159 days ago
thanx ladies for your thoughts and prayers I have had babies at 32 weeks, 34 weeksand the rest at 36 weeks, so far this little guy is hanging in there. I came down with a cold it sucks!!! gosh I wish I had fast labors my sons girlfriend at age 18 was in labor 2 hrs tops and had him without pain meds, I'm like jeepers why cant my body do that lol

lexy-b - 161 days ago
Pumpkin I hope everything works out. Take care of yourself and take it easy!

floydianslip2 - 161 days ago
Wow Pumpkin, take it as easy as possible, I am definitely sending well wishes your way!

babylove5 - 161 days ago
Pumpkin I am actually more worried about your health than the baby. I hope once you have the baby your b pressure will be low and your blood sugar will stay normal. Take good care of yourself! Your child needs you! I will say a prayer for you health. I hope u hv a good cardiologist. That's what you need.

babylove5 - 161 days ago
Lexy, you did have a extremely fast labor. You definitely should be concerned. I know when I use the epo it slows down the pain and I'm afraid I'll be a 10 and think I'm a 5.

babylove5 - 161 days ago
Floy, I lost it with my MIL and told her exactly what I thought about her. The woman was always sticking her nose where it didn't belong and I put her in her place. I don't regret it and I haven't had any issues w her since. We are polite and I send her a card on her b day. We take the kids to see her like once a year, other than that she can stay away. 😃 I don't invite her to bday parties or Christmas. I don't like her and she knows it.

sher-baby - 161 days ago
Thanks!!! I bought a medela double pump, fenugreek, I'll be drinking lots of gateraid and eating oatmeal every morning! Plus I'll be pumping while I nurse and afterwards for about 10mins...

lexy-b - 161 days ago
You can do it Sher! I had lots of trouble but it eventually came. Set yourself a goal, like I'll try 4 weeks. That helped me when I was ready to give up.

Sher-baby - 162 days ago
oh wow pumpkinfairy!! hopefully that does the trick tho...hopefully your lil baby can hang on until at least 37 weeks!! anh holly damn lexy!! 3 hrs!!! wooow...that's all I can say. I was in labour for about 14 hrs with my daughter and I thought that was a lil fast, but 3hrs takes the cake. im a lil worried to about breast feeding, but im determined to be successful this time!! its my mission!! LOL

pumpkinfairy - 162 days ago
well its official I am taken out of work as of yesterday, they told me I had protein of 300 in my 24 hr urine in january, todays results were not back yet, my blood pressure remains high, was 150/80 today and dr said if goes to 160/105 go in asap, I guess this is due to my type 2 diabetes, and my age (45) plus a prolapsed valve in my heart. I'm scared, but I was told he can safely be born in 2 weeks!

lexy-b - 162 days ago
Its hard not to stress about what's happening now or what will happen. I worry about making it to the hospital too. My last labour was 3 hours, I got to the hospital at 3am and my little boy was born at 3:27. I am afraid to have a baby in a van lol. I dont think we'll have time to wait for my mil to come so we'll wake up our neighbors or bring the kids to the hospital with us & she can meet us there.

floydianslip2 - 162 days ago
See, you have rational fears at least! Those are the things I should be worried about! You know what’s not an irrational worry that I have right now? My MIL’s visit this weekend. UGH!!! Drama already, I am not looking forward to this. It’s our big boy’s 5th birthday on Sunday and we have a lot to do, but somehow she’s made this weekend all about her… We are even expected to take her to the airport just before his party starts on Sunday! I hope I get through without losing my cool…

babylove5 - 162 days ago
We are still snowed in! Floy, I'm concerned with making it to the hospital in time. I am waiting until I have had labor pains at least 10 hours since it was 15 hours from start to finish last time. I will hv to wait on my parents to get here and they are 1 hour and half away. I also hv to drive 15 min to my hospital. Once I'm there idk if I'll hv time for epi or how I'll be. Then my next concern will be breastfeeding, getting him on a schedule, getting my other children adjusted to their new brother and dealing with jealousy. This is my fifth and I hv gained 30 or so w each and lost every bit w no issues, so I know that won't be a problem. It's still a lot of adjustment. I hope I cope well w the stress.

sher-baby - 162 days ago
I'm more worried about after, stress, lack of sleep, everyone adjusting, getting my body back!!!! I going to be crying everyday because in stressed?? Will DH be understanding??? That's what I'm more worried about. The labour, not so much....other than hoping he's healthy with no conplications.

floydianslip2 - 162 days ago
Is anyone else starting to get nervous about what's to come? I've more or less blocked the whole labor and delivery reality, but the closer it comes the more nervous I'm getting. It's so silly, it's not like this is my first baby, but all of a sudden I'm terrified of what my body is about to do! Gotta love these irrational fears...

floydianslip2 - 162 days ago
RJean, I packed two sleepers, one gown, two hats, socks, mittens, two receiving blankets, my boppy, and two burp cloths. Nothing for me yet, but I have a list of what I’d like to bring ready to go at least. I have my car seat ready to go, we just need to install the base. The hospital we’re going to offers a service where they have an on-site clinic that will help you install and make sure it’s safe, so DH is going to run down there before we’re discharged and have them install everything for us. Pumpkinfairy, keep us posted, you’re definitely in my prayers!

sher-baby - 162 days ago
Sorry to hear pumpkinfairy!! I hope things work out for you! Maybe being off work alone will help keep baby put for a few more weeks. Rjean- I have not purchased the herbs...I'd love to but I'm trying to watch my spending. As much as they would be beneficial to me, the baby still needs stuff, so we'll see if I get a chance to buy them!!! I would realy love to tho! I too have started my bag but still have a long way to go. I still need more pads and big ugly underwear, another pair of pj's, a house coat...and maybe a few more odds and ends. My baby bag is packed tho...he's all set! It's just me and DH that need to do ours

babylove5 - 162 days ago
rjean, I have packed my pjs and socks. I also have a bag of peppermints and peanuts. I always bring food I like. The baby's bag is packed. He has a swaddle blanket, two extra soft blankets, 1 sleeper and 1 gown, socks, and gloves to keep him from having germs on his hands or scratching himself, paci and paci keeper. I had a lady make him a white hat and booties to wear home with his white and blue sleeper. The car seat is ready with a new head support. I didn't like the one grace sent. I guess I hv everything for him and not much for me. I'm excited to see him! The hospital only gives them one blanket and I want my baby to be extra comfortable laying on his soft blankets!

babylove5 - 162 days ago
Wow pumpkin! I will send up a prayer that your baby is born when it's lung are developed. Let us know.

pumpkinfairy - 162 days ago
hi ladies I havent posted in awhile, good to see you all doing well, I however have started having blod pressure issues and my last ob appointment they said they would keep an eye on it, went for an nst test yesterday and it was up so I was sent to labor and delivery for monitoring, they had me do a 24 hr urine collection to check for protein, as they think I may be getting preclampsia, if thats the case theyre taking me out of work and possibly taking the baby, the sad part is its an hr and half from home :( good luck to you all and I will try and keep you posted

sher-baby - 163 days ago
Rjean- haha!! Everything I do standing I need to take a break every 10mins. Today I was cooking chicken and was like 'screw it, I'm deep frying it so I don't have to stand up and watch it on the stove!' I feel ur pain! I'm glad things are looking up for ur baby. I have no clue what mine is weighing...hopefully not to big.

sher-baby - 163 days ago
Well I had my apt is still head down and looks good. I've gained 3lbs in 3 weeks(phew...better than 6!!) niw I start going every 2's getting a lil scary!

babylove5 - 163 days ago
Baby lump a lot of men cheat, it's in their nature, it's only the ones that think of the consequence that don't. I know a lot of women that stay simply because of the money and I don't think there is right or wrong. I think it's whatever makes the woman feel best. I told my daughter life is no fairy tale and for her to always look out for herself. If one man messes up there is always another one that's waiting to make you happy. You did nothing wrong other than pick the wrong guy to marry. Make sure you get all the child support you need for every child, they deserve the best!

sher-baby - 163 days ago
Sorry babylump! Try and stay strong...I know it's hard! My DH got served with MORE court papers for his 'oops baby' and she's asking for more money!! And I'm like 'damn chick!!!! is 'he' suppose to live!!!' It's like she's purposly trying to suck him dry! He's been paying support for this baby that he didn't want in the first place because it's the right thing to do, but some girls take it too far because their mad!!! Not that it's any concern of hers but with me only working part time, it really makes things hard!!! I too think sometimes 'how am I going to figure this out?!?! am I going to support 2 kids when shit just hit the fan!!!' DH and I are good now and have come a LOONG way but I still sometimes get angry, thinking about how things would be so much easier if DH and this chick didn't eff up and have this 'oops baby'...sigh! So I'm with you girl!!! But things tend to just 'work out'!! And things will for u too!!

babylumpp2015 - 163 days ago
& babylove I did phone call after phone call about birth certificate yesterday because the LAST thing I need is my ex responsible for this baby. I can use my maiden name for her last name & I dont need to add him as father but until the divorce is final I won't be able to add the baby's father on either. Although since I have all legal paperwork stating our divorce will be finalized end of May all we need to do is sign, since all assets are already split that the hospital may be able to work with me on it.

babylumpp2015 - 163 days ago
too cute! The girls finally got to play & had a massive snowball fight and ganged up on me! We also got to build a mini snowman, so snow day was finally successful! Gaining a tax return is AWESOME this yr, especially w my situation, so i'm going to pre-pay 3 months ahead so I dont have to stress for a little while because I have NO clue what I'm doing after this little babe arrives or how I'm going to work or afford anything, how did I get here!? How am I single mom? Life seemed so perfect 4 years ago, aside from the constant cheating husband. Sometimes in all the financial struggle I want to collapse & go back but I know it's best for myself & kids to move forward.

sher-baby - 163 days ago
That's cute...we went out a few weeks ago and my daughter used those cheapie crazy carpets...she's sooo awkward she kept sliding off it half way down....she would scream 'I can't stay on!!!!...' As she laughed! Lol but I was tired afterwards and all I did was stay at the top and push her!!!

babylove5 - 163 days ago
The boys want to go sledding again today! They have these little circles they sit on that look like tupaware lids. They take off after one good push. My baby loves it. It's his first big snow!

babylove5 - 163 days ago
I haven't seen a tax return in 4 years. My hubby owes the government money for some bad business deals. He had to get a lawyer and everything they take 30 percent of every pay check and all tax return money. It's almost paid and it's the cost of a nice house. 😣 I knew nothing about it until one of my friends who happened to be a cop showed up at his office. It was in the news paper and everything. Needless to say we had to move out of that town because of his stupid choices.

sher-baby - 164 days ago
When I got laid off from my job in August, I had about $8000.00 in savings...but after buying baby stuff, paying bills, contributing to the house hold so DH doesn't have to do it all on his's all pretty much gone! Working part time is good for my body but my bank account is in ruins! lol so a tax return would be nice at the moment.

babylumpp2015 - 164 days ago
Yay floydianslip! That's what I'm waiting for that feeling where it's like ok, if she comes I'm ready. & the diapers, oh the diapers! I just got my youngest out of them a few months ago, so not looking forward to the purchasing of them again! Sher-baby this is the first time in years since I get to file legally seperated I get a return back! I am very excited I am go to pre-pay some rent & bills and of course baby shop, finally! So excited!

sher-baby - 164 days ago
33 weeks tomorrow!! I Havent gotten any money back on my taxes for about 2yrs because I have an outstanding student loan!!! So the government keeps all my tax returns! I'm just hoping our shower brings us lots of gifts!!! :-) today baby has been kicking my stomach...everytime he kicks I feel like I need to burp!! Gross!!

floydianslip2 - 164 days ago
I know what you mean babylump! I got my tax returns last week and managed to get a ton of things still on my “to get” list, it’s such a good feeling! I think I’m almost ready now, I got my diaper bag packed, my breast pump is all ready to go and has new parts for it, I really only need a swing and a stroller and I’m done. Oh, and diapers, I need to start stocking up on those too. My big thing now is I need to start prepping at work for going out, that’s going to be interesting. I’m starting to get so excited!

babylumpp2015 - 164 days ago
33 weeks! But there's still so much to do! Hoping this weekend I can get crib and more baby items & get my girls their bunk beds so they have room to actually play in their room. I am so ready for tax pay day so I can feel like I'm prepared for this little one!

Juliemom24 - 260 days ago
Kathy, glad that Jonah is still doing well. How well does he latch? What are they monitoring him for (besides weight?) I am totally curious because my baby is weighing about that much and they are talking about inducing.

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