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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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sarah6485 - 7 days ago
I'm not enjoying this heat :-(

sarah6485 - 7 days ago
Fnouf I'm always getting silly comments I just correct them lol and when they say omg I feel for you how do you cope, I'm like well actually I cope just fine secondly I enjoy being a mum to so many so I'd prefer people didn't feel sorry for me as my children are a choice and not like some kind of punishment lol x

fnouf - 11 days ago
Sarah, are you getting fed up of being asked if it was planned too? lol x

Baby ali - 12 days ago
fnouf- yeah Leicesters not far from where u are. I do enjoy the movements of the baby :0)

sarah6485 - 12 days ago
Fnouf we wasn't far apart I had my last daughter 18th jan 2013 and now due 3rd sept but it's a surprise baby too :-) I have 4 Girls 1 boy ! Don't mind what I have but so excited to find out. Had a great pregnancy really can't complain feel great 👍

fnouf - 12 days ago
My husband would love a son but we'll be happy either way. So glad you have the son you wanted. I love being pregnant, happy for it to last, know I'm never going to feel these things again. :-) You're not too far from me if you're in Leicester x

baby ali - 12 days ago
fnouf- I dnt do superises lol not knowing will kill me, we found out both times although wanted second daughter to be a boy, but happy now lol was dreading finding out this time incase of another girl although it wouldn't have mattered but heart was set on a boy lol family complete now 2 girls and a boy, just want the next few weeks to fly by want my body back to myself :0)

fnouf - 12 days ago
Hey Ali, nope we are having a surprise. Have 2 girls already, my eldest will be nearly 9 when the baby arrives and my youngest will be about 19 months. I can't imagine having a boy lol I found out with my eldest (Katie) but didn't with youngest (Isabelle), I was convinced Isabelle was a boy the whole pregnancy so making no guesses on this one haha.

baby ali - 13 days ago
fnouf- do u know what ur having???

baby ali - 13 days ago
Funtime- lol rather u than me, am half dead and this is my 3rd baby lolz my body isn't made to have babies every year and I dnt have the patience and energy either. am soo happy this is a boy I got two girls and if this baby was a girl I would defo try for a boy in the future even if it killed me, but am happy 2 girls and a boy :0) family complete :0)

baby ali - 13 days ago
33 weeks yeppyyyyyy lol :0)

fnouf - 13 days ago
Hey everyone, I am due on 26th August, I haven't really been on the site much this pregnancy as I joined the IAP facebook group. I was on here with my daughter who was born on Feb 8th 2013. This is the last baby for us and so far everything is going great, not even any heart burn yet so feeling very grateful. I am from the UK so although some people may think I am crazy, I would love to go over by 6 days and have a September baby so they are more prepared for school. Looking forward to finishing work on Friday, I work in a school so we break up for summer on Friday but I don't have to start my Maternity leave until my due date, very relieved about that as I have been so disorganized and have nothing ready! How is everyone else getting on? Jen

sarah6485 - 13 days ago
Funtimemum definatly know about the stretch and calf pain it's a killer if catches you out ouch! And yes it is more of a woddle to the loo haha even if I go to turn over in night like you I have to hold my bump and turn which seems a mission I do laugh sometimes. I'm starting to feel heavy now and swear baby is trying to get it's head down keep feeling a strange sensation of baby pushing down into my pelvis

tlc - 14 days ago
kady - do you have a body pillow?

tlc - 14 days ago
Ali - No more babies. 3 and done.

funtimemum80 - 14 days ago
Getting up has been getting much slower, when my bladder is full it really hurts to move, I hold my tummy and roll out of bed and hobble to the toilet. I do need to make sure my back and legs are ready also so I try and stretch without getting cramp in my calfs- I have been caught out a few times by that! In regards to past and future babies, so far the space between eldest and youngest is 18 years, I'm willing to continue having babies until I reach 40 that's my retirement age haha plus I'd like to keep them all within a 25 year age gap, I'm 34 in a few weeks so I have 6 years to complete our family : )

sarah6485 - 14 days ago
No more babies for me after as this will be my 6th :-0 haha I have been having babies for 10 years now if you think about it lol ( eldest is 10). Anyone finding it hard to actually get out of bed now lol I keep waking for a big wee In early hours and takes me 5 minutes to try get out the bed with my bump haha

funtimemum80 - 14 days ago
Baby Ali- the plan is to start trying for another next year, I think after this ones 1st birthday, hopefully il be pregnant by Christmas and give birth around this time of year again : )

kadyrae1107 - 14 days ago
Its 2:53AM here in Pittsburgh,PA and I can't sleep!!! If I lay on my side after 20-30 minutes my back starts hurting. I obviously can't lay on my belly and you can only lay on your back for so long! I probably fall asleep on my really good and expensive ($60) heating pad every night but then as I'm sleeping I'll roll over and a little bit later I'll wake up to excruciating backaches! Ughh 38 moredays ttil due date!!!!!! I also talked to hubby about a name today. He called me on his lunch break and I asked him. I probably shouldn't have because he seemed very irritable!! Lol whoops! He's a landscaper and works outside in the heat for at least 10 hours a day. He also works a second job being a security guard at a local bar from 9pm-3am two nights a week. When I mentioned the name Jameson he was like whatever Kady..obviously that's what you really want so fine!!! I felt bad :( he told me before it was either Jonathan Joseph Jr or Jameson. But we can't find a middle name for Jameson. He wants a J J name because him and all his siblings are J J names. Any suggestions??

tlc - 14 days ago
kady - I've never had a doc estimate weight for any of my babies. I think they only do that via u/s if you are diabetic or something. I know I'm measuring one week ahead, which one of my other docs said is no big deal.

tlc - 14 days ago
Had my 6 year old paint my toes tonight...because I can't. Having my other daughter's birthday in the house tomorrow (6 weeks early b/c baby due on her exact bday on Aug 23). Please let the pregnancy gods keep my hips from breaking, hemorrhoids from aching, and my fatigue at bay!!!

Baby ali - 14 days ago
any ladies planning on getting pregnant again after this??? lol I wanted 5! now I think am blessed with 3 thank u god am greatful :0) I will not be having kids till maybe maybe not 3-4 years if I am In good physical health

Baby ali - 14 days ago
my baby weighs 4lbs 16 perfect for the week I am 33 weeks 2mre :0)

Baby ali - 14 days ago
the pain is still there today, went to hospital yesturday they monitored the baby's heart beat and movements everything is good, am dehydrated and cinstipating that's why the horrible period type cramps are killing me, the doctor gave me strong pain killers and told me only to have it when I can't bare the pain no longer, this is another awful symptoms am going through this pregnancy. 7 weeks left feels like forever hurdle :0(

kadyrae1107 - 14 days ago
Tlc- have they said what his estimate weight is? I'm also not really showing anywhere else. Last pregnancy it was all in my face arms and thighs.. Plus my big ol belly haha.

kadyrae1107 - 14 days ago
My son still doesn't have a name and im due in 39 days! 39 freaking days!!! Time is flying!!!!!

tlc - 14 days ago
kady - my belly is so protruding that even the cashier in a drive through window has asked me how far along I was, and there was no way I expected her to see. I'm very classically 'boy' though. It's not showing in my face or elsewhere, just a big old basketball belly and some on my thighs. Doc took a look at me last week and the second he stepped in the door he said, ' I hate to tell you this, but I think you've got a big baby in there.' He knows I'm hoping for VBAC.

kadyrae1107 - 15 days ago
So I'm reallyyyyy hoping next week when the doc checks me that he feels his head! Last we knew baby was breech! I can't tell which way he's laying. All I know is this baby loves to break dance in my uterus! He's always on the move!!! Lol. My belly really popped out the last two weeks! For the longest some people couldn't even tell I was pregnant unless I had a cami tank on or a really tight shirt! I only gained 13lbs so far! I'm a waitress and when I tell my customers I'm pregnant they're like what?? How far long are you? And when I say 8 months they can't believe it! But these last couple weeks I really started to show! Finallyyyyy!! I'm.also getting horrible backaches all of a sudden too! Last pregnancy I gained 55lbs and had horrible backaches very early in pregnancy. I was in college and I had to bring my heating pad/massager with me because it was that bad while sittkng in class! I also didn't work last pregnancy so I did nothing but sit in class then sit at home. So I gained a ton of weight! I've always been very tiny and petite but after having Kennadie it took me a good year to lose the baby weight! At least this time I won't have much to lose! I'm not even in maternity clothes yet! My work pants and button down long sleeve black shirt still fit! Pretty crazy compared to last time. I'm also chasing around a two year old all day if not working.

kadyrae1107 - 15 days ago
Oh okay. I cant remember if I got it while pregnant with Kennadie. I do know I got the flu shot both pregnancies though. My arm hurts like hell where Igot the sshot lol. Feels like I got punched there or there's a big bruise but there's not lol.

jackie87 - 15 days ago
Kady, I had all my boosters 7 years ago because I was working on-site at the hospital, so I'm good, as far as I know. Here, they test you for your rubella, varicella, and pertussis immunities at the beginning of pregnancy but I've never heard back on anything coming back negative nor have I heard of boosters in pregnancy. I guess that's the difference between Canada and the US? The only thing they encourage is flu vaccination, but I haven't done that since I was directly involved with patients. (I work from home now)

tlc - 15 days ago
kady - the pertussis vaccine is so that YOU don't get pertussis, not your baby. you will be protected from passing it to her if you get it before she finishes her rounds of pertussis shots. It's called a TDap. I got mine after giving birth with my almost 4 year old - I probably refused it while pregnant. Anyhow, they said that I don't have to get it again if it was only 4 years ago.

kadyrae1107 - 15 days ago
Has anyone else gotten their pertussis vaccine yet? I got mine today at my doc appt. I don't remember if I got it while pregnant with Kennadie.. I thought she might of got it like after she was born? Next week I get my strep b test and he'll start checking my cervix!!

jackie87 - 15 days ago
Tlc, I agree--to me it FEELS like scratching, but I'm guessing it's just pressure/stretching. Also, glad to hear the fetal echo was negative for any anomalies--great news indeed!!!

tlc - 15 days ago
Great news - had a fetal echocardiogram today and the baby's heart is perfect and there were no irregular beats. We did this because last week the baby had the hiccups during my routine heart beat check and there were skipped beats. So I guess my OB was over-alarmed, but it was still nice to go for a test to let me know the heart is strong. It will need to be to get me through a VBAC.

tlc - 15 days ago
I don't think the baby can actually scratch our insides. Aren't they inside an amniotic sac? I occasionally get a jolt, almost like a nerve was triggered, in my bladder area that makes me feel uncomfortable. I wonder if that is what you all are talking about.

kadyrae1107 - 15 days ago
Sometimes in the morning or early afternoon I'll have those period like cramps too and it'll make me nervous. It'll only last a couple hours then disappear. The last time I had them which was last week...I actually ended up having a BM and they went away immediately after!

kadyrae1107 - 15 days ago
Ali- how Long are the pains lasting? Did you call your doc?

baby ali - 15 days ago
I am having pains from 3 hours ago it's on and off period pains am only 33 weeks on Saturday, hope the pain goes away it's very uncomfortable :0(

funtimemum80 - 16 days ago
All of a sudden I 'feel' a large person in me, I'm feeling head, back,feet constantly kicking my ribs, I'm secretly worried about size and weight, my baby's are never small anyway but this one feels the heaviest so far, my bump is spot on for dates but the weight inside me feels excessive considering I'm only 34 weeks..... Tonight I have my 'surprise' baby shower, my closest friend has told me where to meet ect but refuses to give me details, I'm so excited : ))

funtimemum80 - 16 days ago
My 4th baby was a scratcher, and I spent the last few weeks feeling every claw and head movement across my inners, she was fully engaged for 3 weeks before labour and it was so uncomfortable! she was born with long nails and scratch marks old and new over her tiny beautiful face

kadyrae1107 - 16 days ago
Yes I feel him hiccup all the time!!! And Jackie- that might have been me! Every once in awhile out of the blue he'll scratch or do something to my cervix and it'll like make me jump and go ouch!! Itsa very weird feeling! Lol

kadyrae1107 - 16 days ago
Okay so I know this has nothing to do with pregnancy or babies but I'm in my cousins wedding this December. In October we are throwing her the bridal shower. I'm looking for ideas for gift basket themes? So far I only have a couple (movie night, candle basket, bath set basket) Does anyone have any ideas?!?

jackie87 - 16 days ago
I've been getting cervical/vaginal pain every once in a while. I'm not sure if it was here or if I was reading another site, but someone has likened it to feeling like the baby was scratching the cervix. Whatever it is, it's very unpleasant.

jackie87 - 16 days ago
Tlc, All the time and for a long time. Reassuring when baby has been stretching and moving around as I always feel them low so know baby is still head down!

tlc - 16 days ago
Barely felt hiccups most of this pregnancy. Now every day. Anyone else?

jackie87 - 16 days ago
Tlc, that's crappy :/

tlc - 16 days ago
Argh. Just pulled my infant car seats out of the attic. Both expired! One was a hand me down, so I'm not surprised about that one.

kristen27 - 16 days ago
Thanks for advice..I'm going to start counting movements right now and see what happens

tnt-surprisebaby2 - 16 days ago
Kristen- my baby is the same way, he went from moving around, flipping, kicking, to practically barely ever moving lol. I think our babies are getting bigger and it's more cramped in there than ever, so lazy little nudges is all we'll get. Went to the baby doctor today, so far I've gained 28lbs, ah! But my weight gain has slowed down, I've only gained 2lbs in 3 weeks. In two more weeks I go in to take my Strep B test and then I'll be going in every week after that! This pregnancy's pace is finally picking up. I'm very ready to have this baby!

jackie87 - 16 days ago
Kristen, I think you're supposed to feel 10 movements in 2 hours. I was freaked the other day, and from what I read, most women aren't conscious at all times that movements occur. The article I read suggested lying on one side for a couple hours and trying to snack on something, make loud noises, etc., and then count movements from there. If you're concerned, I'd say go ahead and call your doctor. Being safe is always the best policy if you're in doubt!

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