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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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jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 34 days ago
Good evening ladies. Glad to hear all babys are bouncing round making themselves known! Bonita whatever his size chick u will do fine getting him out :op Jojo so u got the birth ball and pea idea from google hey!! Hahaha Am off to the ozzy myself tomorrow so will let u girls know how I get on. Keep smiling girls were on the home stretch! We'll all b holding r babies in r arms soon enough and missing the feeling of keeping them safe and warm inside us xxx

jojo - 34 days ago
Bonita we need to see a belly pic haha what will be will be hun nothing we can do. Funny you should mention google, I have looked up natural ways to turn babies so will give it a go if need be. Got midwife today so will see where she is :-) matoks enjoy the movements cos we soon worry if these babies of ours goes quiet x

bonitadiane - 34 days ago
Right ladies.... You'd think I've been eating a farm. But, I haven't. Especially, in the past few months I've felt sooo full, bloated and never hungry. I eat bc I have too. And to date I've only gained 20 lbs. I'm definitely all belly but man is this belly big!!!! I'm not going to over think this weight as they could be wrong. I will say I'm praying hard to deliver in or around 38 weeks.lol Ladies I hope those sweet peas flip and get into position. I think if you google there should be some natural ways to try and flip them. Fingers crossed ladies. But, ultimately mamas it doesn't matter how are babies arrive so long as both baby and mama are safe' healthy and happy. Praying for just that for all of us!!!

matoks - 35 days ago
awww bonita what has baba been eating dat made him so big,ahahahah not too worry since there growth slows down guess he ill just add little more till u welcome him,jojo same here ds being is such a active baby,the movement is just too much i wish it can be reduced,my obs appointment tomoro,already 34weeks,yippppppppp

jojo - 35 days ago
Wow bonita you really are feeding him well hunnie haha totally agree with twinny tho I too have read that baby's growth now slows right down and the scans are only an estimate. . I have known where they have been wayyy off with their estimate to what the baby actually weighs at birth. When is your OB appointment?? Glad your also having amazing movements twinny.. living mine.. she was wide awake at 4am and 7am yesterday. . Not sure that's good haha but loved feeling her :-) Got midwife tomorrow and like you twinny am hoping she's moved and isn't still breech.. mind you ladies this little girl of mine still moves so much even if I was to hear tomorrow she's head down I'm not convinced she'd remain there lol x

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 35 days ago
6lb 10 already oh my god Bonita what have u been feeding him?!! Hahaha oooh he be a little pudding! Luckily for u the rate of growth slows down now so fingers crossed he doesnt pack the pounds on in ur last few weeks. My Evie was only 6lb 11oz when I had her at 39wks haha. I have my next scan at the fetal growth on Thursday, i'm the opposite to u, i'm hoping she has put abit of weight on. I feel like shes getting bigger and some of the movements r amazing!! She was disco dancing last nite am hoping she done a back flip and turned so shes head down haha. Anyhoos, hope ur all keeping well and smiling. Xx.

bonitadiane - 35 days ago
Hello mamas... Had my ultrasound today and tech said fluids were great!!! Yeah. But, she did say he's measuring BIG. Very big. His estimated weight was 6.10 lbs. :0 his head is measuring that of 39 weeks. Oh my I'm in trouble. I seriously believe he's big as I totally feel it. Now, I'll have to see what OB says. I'm really hoping for Vbac but in all honesty I fear big baby isn't going to help me. Hope you ladies had a great weekend. Tomorrow I'll be 34 weeks. I'm now hoping prince JJ arrives a lil early.

matoks - 36 days ago
oh yes twinny all is well with me and baba,the d-day is really drawing closer,it was just like xterday when we were in 1st trimester,here we are in our last trimester glory b to God,jojo and bonita aao u doing trust all is well with u girls?

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 36 days ago
Good morning girls hope ur all well and have had a good weekend. Cant believe its Monday already...start of a new week, new countdown as this is flying by! Hope ur all feeling well and babas r behaving. Have a good day. Xx

matoks - 37 days ago
hello ladies?aos the weekend?

jojo - 40 days ago
Good luck with midwife today twinny :) xx

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 40 days ago
33 weeks....wooohooo xx

bonitadiane - 42 days ago
Hello 33 weeks!!!

snooks - 43 days ago
I love green juice. Great choice! That's what I often have at the 4:00pm snacking/coffee hour. Great for vitamins, cleansing and mental clarity.

glowingwith2 - 43 days ago
Snooks, I am pregnant with a boy. I've always been a relatively healthy eater, but I do not deny myself occasional pizza, hamburgers, etc. My goal was to start substituting one meal a day for veggie juice in my last month of pregnancy. Yesterday my lunch was a pure juice of Cucumber, Kale, Spinach, Celery, a slice of lemon, a few blueberries, and 4 strawberries. I actually ended up losing 4 pounds just since yesterday! I was so happy when I weighed myself this morning. I will be 35 weeks on Wednesday. I'm starting to feel more confident that I will stay within 35 to 40 pounds my whole pregnancy. My daughter was a totally different story - I gained 47 pounds with her and delivered at 36 weeks. I'm currently under 15 pounds from my previous pregnancy around this time.

snooks - 44 days ago
blondeabby and glowing with two, are you having Boys? What week are you measuring? Have you had a late ultrasound? Are you gestational diabetic? I'm asking because I was 163 lbs when I became pregnant and am now 175-180 lbs. I am having a girl. I am on a REALLY strick diet because I am gestational diabetes and am managing without insulin. It is just interesting for me to know as I will likely continue to eat this way, mostly, going forward.

glowingwith2 - 47 days ago
I've officially gained 36 pounds. My scale is tipping closer and closer to 200. My pre-pregnancy weight was 153 when I took my pregnancy test. My first thought was literally 'If I could make it out without seeing a '2' in front of my weight I will be happy.' I'm starting to get close now though. :/

blondeabby - 47 days ago
I want to go early too. At 33 weeks I am measuring at 40 weeks:( I hit 200lbs too this week. So I have gained 52lbs!! Yikes!!!!!

glowingwith2 - 47 days ago
I'm sorry to hear about your feet... mine get pretty big by the end of the day too. I try and stay away from anything salty because that makes it WAYYYY worse! I had my baby shower over the weekend... I have just about everything I need. Actually, he could come at any time and I would feel prepared for it. I'm starting to feel lots of changes in my body. Sharp pains, lots of braxton hicks, pressure on my cervix. I woke up to a pain that went all the way up my sternum. I don't think he has dropped yet, but I'm hoping he does soon. I've started wearing my maternity belt daily. It's hard to wear all day, but it seems to help the sharp pains I am having. My water broke at 35 weeks with my daughter, they were able to keep her in until 36w3d. I'm starting to wonder if I will go early again... all these changes are definitely a sign that something is happening. I just wish I knew when.

blondeabby - 49 days ago
33weeks ...moved and back to work...no air conditioning..48 oC with the humid ex .....needless to say my feet are huge:(

mammaramirez - 57 days ago
Last day in week 33... then off to week 34. Based on my due date, I have 6 more weeks to go.... based on my luck and my hunch... I may have like 7 more weeks to go

morenazachihuahuense - 60 days ago
I had a NST in the am...was there for about 40 mins... then i went ahead for my weekly appt and everything is 'fine' my sugars are good and doc was pleased with the way ive been abke to manage my weight...im overweight (but been able to stay same weight thru all my pregnancy)... then he explained how my NST shiwed a non reactive baby and ordered me to go back and get in the monitor again.... after about other 30 mins...he came in and ordered a quick scan, it showed baby is completely fine and guess he was just having some chillaxing time!.... btw, due to my bump measuring at 39 wks .... he is looking for my scan next week to see what is the baby 'weight' ... cant wait to meet him!!

mammaramirez - 62 days ago
I am hanging in there, just dealing with the general discomfort that the third trimester brings as our bodies stretch and baby grows. Out of breath, have to pee and sore all over. Based on my due date, I have less than 7 weeks left to go... based on my hunch... I'll probably be waiting until after my due date for him to get here.

monica28 - 62 days ago
I had my doctor apt yesterday and they did a very short ultra sound. and my big boy weighs 5ilbs and 5 oz already....she said my due date based on his size is now 10/1/2014 but I will still go by 10/07/2014....seeing him yesterday made me even more anxious to meet him. how are you ladies

morenazachihuahuense - 62 days ago
Excited!! 6 more weeks or less and i will meet my lil chunky monkey!! So in love with him, just had my 3d/4d done yesterday and he looks chubby as he can be. Due to having diabetes, ill be getting another scan next week to see how big he is looking..... i measured at 37 weeks last week :-/ .

mammaramirez - 64 days ago
33 weeks tomorrow! I started the cleaning frenzy... but could not finish it all this weekend. I'll just try to do a little each day. I am running out of time. 7 more weeks. Something in my gut is telling me this baby boy is going to be late.

leanbean - 66 days ago
39 days or less until miss Letti's here! Not that I'm counting or anything! hahahah...MSJENN~ Have fun at your shower! I've got lots to do still too. So much to do, so little time!!!!

msjenn727 - 66 days ago
Hello 33 weeks! 6 more weeks until i meet my little prince, I'm extremely excited! Babyshower next weekend on the 23rd and still have more things to buy for baby..can you say procrastinator!!!Lol

sarah6485 - 95 days ago
I'm not enjoying this heat :-(

sarah6485 - 95 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 - 99 days ago
Sarah, are you getting fed up of being asked if it was planned too? lol x

Baby ali - 100 days ago
fnouf- yeah Leicesters not far from where u are. I do enjoy the movements of the baby :0)

sarah6485 - 100 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 - 100 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 - 100 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 - 100 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 - 100 days ago
fnouf- do u know what ur having???

baby ali - 100 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 - 100 days ago
33 weeks yeppyyyyyy lol :0)

fnouf - 100 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 - 100 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 - 101 days ago
kady - do you have a body pillow?

tlc - 101 days ago
Ali - No more babies. 3 and done.

funtimemum80 - 101 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 - 101 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 - 101 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 - 101 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 - 101 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 - 101 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 - 101 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



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