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.
treadingwater - 37 days ago
JUST FYI - I read online if you are in your third trimester you can take up to 3-4 cups of Raspberry leaf tea to help with your uterus and labor. I have been doing it only for two days and I notice I've been cramping more often. SO...I decided to hold off a little bit longer. I'll probably start back up at 36 weeks. 2 weeks from now. We will see how things go.
treadingwater - 38 days ago
I got mine at a grocery store. It's usually in the health and nutrition section. I couldn't find it by the coffee and tea section.
TaraR - 39 days ago
@treadingwater....where do you get the tea?
treadingwater - 39 days ago
I spent this weekend cleaning my whole house but it just seems to get messier by the minute. Still determine! Will still clean! Lol. I have washed all my baby's clothes. I just need to get her a car seat. I am so excited! I am thinking about starting on raspberry leaf tea now to help with inducing labor naturally. It's not strong because I have tried it at 37 weeks and it didn't work but I figured I'll start early and see if it will help! I probably will start it at 34-35 weeks.
1morefor4 - 41 days ago
Well apparently my nesting extended to the car. I cleaned out a lot of junk that was in the interior and trunk but DH is responsible for finishing it up by vacuuming and organizing what's in the trunk. Considering the trunk houses his work shoes it's really up to him to get it right. Now if I could just get through re-straightening my living room and bedroom and scrubbing the bathroom and laundry I'd be golden. But my kids and DH's workload have been making things impossible. Oh well off 34 weeks pregnant tomorrow with a midwife appointment Wednesday and DH's departure on Friday or Saturday (not really sure which day his flight is going to be booked for yet).
kekea - 42 days ago
Lol. Rowdyrandi today went nothing as planed. I did get some work done though. I cleaned the fridge, I prepared three big bag of clothes to give away, and I scrubbed the bathroom. Someone that I scheduled to work today never showed up and I could only find someone to cover half of the shift, so I had to come to work. lol . ( I'm here now exhausted). But I do feel good that I got some things accomplished. Thank you all for the motivation!!! I think I am even going to do a little shopping for her later on this week. Despite being deprived of energy I have to have the will power so yall just keep sharing yall progress and keep encouraging me.
RowdyRandi - 42 days ago
Just don't overdo it kekea
Kekea - 43 days ago
Well you ladies are my motovation. I will be spending my whole day tomorrow scrubbing and organizing... And I am actually excited about it. Lol.
RowdyRandi - 43 days ago
1morefor4 that's what I've been doing too. Just a little each day in between all the regular chores. I'm also struggling to figure out where to put stuff. I live in a trailer so space is extremely limited. kekea i don't know if its energy or sheer willpower but i keep cleaning and moving stuff. Except today i was lazy today.
1morefor4 - 44 days ago
I had my growth scan today and baby girl looked perfect. Over 4 lbs. I wrote a blog about it on my profile if you want a few more details.
1morefor4 - 44 days ago
kekea--I don't really have the energy but I know my brain won't relax if it's not done. so I keep working at it little by little. and maintaining the areas that are already done. the hardest rooms to maintain are the living room because it's a high traffic area and my bedroom because I have a lot of storage bins without the space to hide them. but I think I've worked out a plan for the storage bins just have to get DH to help me move them.
TaraR - 44 days ago
I had the urge to clean everything for like 2 weeks! Then it went away!! I sat at work those 2 weeks thinking about scrubbing toilets! LOL I thought I was crazy! I've been so uncomfortable this week! I'm not sure I can make it 7 more weeks! :( I hope everyone is doing well!
Kekea - 45 days ago
I need you ladies at my house. I have the urge, but not the energy or will power. Help me please :-(
1morefor4 - 45 days ago
rowdyrandi-i keep cleaning and re-cleaning the house. i'm going to bring all the baby stuff in at the beginning of september and start setting things up where I want it. and i'm going to clean the car seat and reset the straps to the lowest setting this weekend. I need some more nursery size hangers for the rest of her clothes that I have and the ones that my mil has for her. and in about 2 weeks i'm going to get my hospital bag done and have it and the car seat in the trunk of the car (just have to get dh to clean out the trunk lol).
RowdyRandi - 46 days ago
So has anyone else been cleaning psychotically? I'm almost done cleaning every single baby item i have including stuff he won't even be using for a few months. What am i doing I'm so sore but i have it in my head that I've got to get it all done before this weekend
RowdyRandi - 46 days ago
1morefor4 i have a growth scan scheduled at 35 wks. I'll be getting gbs test done that day too
1morefor4 - 46 days ago
Is anyone expecting a growth scan soon? I'm booked to have one this Friday. I actually take the estimated weight with a grain of salt but I'm still interested in what they think it is.
1morefor4 - 48 days ago
my 2 year old poops on the toilet and will also pee on the toilet but only the poop is consistent. he doesn't like poop touching him so he makes sure to go to the toilet. i'm not forcing it. my older two were the same way for some reason they get the concept of pooping on the toilet before they grasp peeing on it regularly. but they were both fully day trained by 3 and fully night trained by 3 1/2.
kekea - 48 days ago
Paulasoon2b8 thanks for sharing, now I do not feel so bad. It is probably just the fact that I want him potty trained more than he desires it himself...
PaulaSoon2b8 - 48 days ago
My lil man just turned 3, some days he will use the potty other days he will demand a diaper...lol...one day at a time. I know when he is ready he will tell me no more diaper:)
RowdyRandi - 49 days ago
Every child learns at a different pace
kekea - 51 days ago
Well RowadyRandi that's comforting. My son will be three in November and I'm that mom that talks about three-year old's in diapers. Lol. He is really not interested. Very intelligent little boy, can tell me when to change him and bring me a diaper and wipes but will not go on the potty. It's weird for me because my oldest was potty trained before he even turned two. My daughter was 2 1/2 but it literally only took a week for her to grasp the concept...
RowdyRandi - 51 days ago
kekea my 2 yr old isn't potty trained yet either. She sits on it but won't potty. I'm sure it'll come in time. She's not 2 1/2 yet and I've read usually potty training should be between 2 1/2-3. She'll still be in diapers when her lil brother arrives but hopefully it won't be for long
kekea - 52 days ago
Hey ladies. I hope that you and your babies are doing well. I had an appointment with the specialist today. My baby girl is doing great. No problems seen on the scan or nst and my b/p is great. Baby is measuring 5.2 lbs. I'm in so much discomfort that I've been ordering online. I have to buy everything over since I haven't had a girl in almost five years. My children are all so clingy. My oldest is starting to act out and my daughter(four years old) found an old paci and tried to suck it. I think she may have a hard time adjusting to another girl although she begged for a sister. My 2 year old is not budging with the potty training so it also looks like I'll have three kids in diapers( shame on me).
Kekea - 53 days ago
Gayatritank I haven't heard of it but I am hoping that everything goes in you and your babies favor...
GayatriTank - 54 days ago
Yea Kekea i can understand it well. sometimes i feel the pressure like giving birth. few more weeks :) :) hey any one of you hear about hydronphoresis in womb. My USG report stating the left renel pelvis dilation :( m worried... :(
Kekea - 54 days ago
Rowdyrandi what a great husband. I'm having the hardest time convincing mine that it would be better, cheaper, and easier for him to have a vasectomy. Pauasoon2b8 I was hoping going from 4 to 5 wasn't going to be so bad but my kids are all soooooo spoiled I promise they all have the only child syndrome. Gayatrotank my baby is so low I feel like she's going to fall right out so the pelvic pain is almost unbearable.lanaela before my baby dropped my acid reflex was extreme I hope that it gets better for you but at least we don't have too much longer to go.
lanaela - 54 days ago
Hi ladies, apologies for not being a part for much of this pregnancy discussion, nevertheless, excited it's almost over. This baby boy, will be the last one for us as well...don't think I would want to go thorough this again...been having severe acid pain in my stomach, which turned into contractions twice already, and needed to be put on fluids to stop them in the ER. So, afraid to eat anything, and petrified that the baby will not grow if I don't put on some weight...needless to say, yay! Just 6 more weeks....
RowdyRandi - 54 days ago
We're planning on this being our last too. We actually weren't planning on a 2nd but didn't want to do anything permanent to prevent it so after this one my hubby plans to get a vasectomy
PaulaSoon2b8 - 55 days ago
You will be fine kekea!!! Trust me....after 4 5 is nothin' :)) But I do hear you about NOT being prepared ...my last 2 were boys....starting over for a little girl here...my youngest daughter is almost 8, I have nothing....I have 1 outfit and 1 blanket ...better get my buns in gear!!!
GayatriTank - 55 days ago
i cant believe i made it until 32 week, last time it was terrible. few more weeks to go for the second baby. lots of pressure on pelvic area already. Hope everyone of you also enjoying the time.
Kekea - 55 days ago
Lol. Rowdyrandi I doubt that I am. We are still a work in progress that is why this baby girl will be our last. We are getting closer to the end...
RowdyRandi - 55 days ago
Good luck to you kekea. I'm stressing about having 2 i don't think i could physically or mentally handle 5 so u must be a better person than me cuz you've already been handling 4
Kekea - 57 days ago
33 weeks today. Umm thinking I should start preparing for this baby. I have nothing yet. I haven't had a baby girl I'm almost 5 years. Now I have a lot of boy things that I need to get rid of. I'm starting to have anxiety bad and my moods are all over the place. In five
weeks I will have five children.
beckym - 74 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
beckym - 74 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 - 75 days ago
33 weeks today!!! Lots of Braxton hicks the last few days.
mrscephas - 80 days ago
Last few hours in 33 weeks! Time is flying...
claraxx - 92 days ago
Whoop 33weeks today! Weeks are getting quicker 😊
email@example.com - 125 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 - 128 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 !
firstname.lastname@example.org - 129 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 - 130 days ago
We are in the home stretch anything4nikki!!!
KristiW - 200 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 - 200 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 - 201 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 - 203 days ago
Baby clothes and blankets washed and sorted. Bags packed. Carseat sitting by the front door. I'm ready!
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