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Your baby's crown-to-rump length at this time is approximately 14.4 inches and the total length is approximately 21.5 inches. The average baby weighs a little more than 7 pounds now and is preparing for birth. You are probably as big as you are going to get and may be uncomfortable now. Most women gain between 25 and 35 pounds during their pregnancy. Your uterus is about 7-8 inches above your bellybutton now.

Although your baby continues to grow and develop inside of your uterus, there is not much room for him to move about. All of your baby's organ systems are now complete and the lungs were the last to fully mature.

If you are uncomfortable with your pregnancy at this time, you are not alone. Most women are ready to deliver their babies. It would be very unusual for you to not be uncomfortable at this time. Your uterus has grown a lot and now fills your entire pelvis and abdomen. Try not to ask your doctor to induce you, unless it is medically necessary. Your cervix is ripening in preparation for delivery and your bladder is under a lot of pressure. You may feel nervous about the upcoming labor. You will know when you are in labor because contractions will get worse when you move around and they will also get stronger and more frequent. Other signs of labor are the breaking of your water or a bloody show as the mucus that plugged your cervix becomes dislodged.

Most of the lanugo on your baby should be gone by now. Your baby still may have some on his shoulders and in the creases of his body. Your baby's toenails have reached the end of his toes. The umbilical cord is about a half inch thick and may be wrapped around him. The umbilical cord still supplies the baby with nutrients that he needs. After delivery, your baby's umbilical cord will be clamped and cut. After it is cut, he will be an independent human being and must perform all of his body functions on his own. Your baby will get antibodies from your body that give his immune system a boost.

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Show latest comments from all weeks - 25 days ago
Thankb you went well my baby girl weighed 9lb3oz and is huge for me as I am only 5ft3in. Im dealing w baby blues also:( Im focusing on my perfect baby and loving husband:) - 26 days ago
Thankb you went well my baby girl weighed 9lb3oz and is huge for me as I am only 5ft3in. Im dealing w baby blues also:( Im focusing on my perfect baby and loving husband:)

Dec Baby - 30 days ago
Congratulations Deebo on the birth of your precious baby girl! Don't worry about all the things you couldn't Christmas will be so different! You just gave your family the most awesome Christmas present ever!! All the best for these next few busy weeks...I wish you a speedy recovery physically and mentally! Take one day at a time;)

lissie**** - 31 days ago
deebo I'm laughing at your COME OUT comment!! I totally remember feeling that way! Bless your heart!

lissie**** - 31 days ago
jlholla hope delivery went well!

lissie**** - 31 days ago
That sounds like a difficult delivery!!! Big baby like my last one was too! I hope you are healing up well and tearing wasn't too too bad! Congratulations though hun on a sweet baby girl! Big hugs!

deebo - 32 days ago
My water broke on the 22nd.. I had no contractions at all, and finally went into the hospital around 11pm. After waiting forever, by 4am they had me on an oxytocin drip.. I got an epidural around 8am.. Around 3pm I started feeling a lot of pressure, pain and urge to push... my epidural failed me.. And the doctor and anestathist were in the OR. Nurses told me not to push for almost two hours, I was in agony. I delivered my 9lbs 10oz baby girl without pain relief at 4:56pm.. We were home for Christmas, and I have barely slept. I am suffering a lot of pain every time I feed her, and have a bit of baby blues. Christmas is my FAVOURITE time of year, and I want a total do over. I did no baking, and barely any decorating. So depressing. my daughter is beautiful and healthy, and I need to keep focusing on that. - 32 days ago
Deebo-u and I are in the same boat m-this is the 1st commnt ive left but ive been rdng this forum since may. Im an older mom @45, and this road has been hell for me-at least-i will be induced tmrw..and just want all this OVER!

Dec Baby - 35 days ago
haha're lucky! Soon you'll be holding your precious baby...but I remember too, that it's hard to think about that when you're totally sleep deprived and in pain! All the best for a good delivery...not long to wait now:)

deebo - 37 days ago

lissie**** - 53 days ago
Aw Mel congratulations!!!! I had my baby 8:25 am on December 2 also! :)) Hope you are healing well and things are going smoothly with baby!!!

mel90 - 55 days ago
Had My Bby Yay..She Was Born Today At Dec 2 At 10:42 am I Forgot How Much Contractions hurt

2xmommy2b - 57 days ago
Well maybe the lo will stay put until the older one gets better! I tried it and no luck!

lissie**** - 58 days ago
it couldn't hurt!!! For me sex and walking get things going. I've been avoiding baby coming though and now my oldest has a fever of 106. I have no idea what I'm going to do.

2xmommy2b - 59 days ago
Thanks for the comments back ladies...sorry to post then go MIA - holidays were really hectic with family in town and staying with us UGH! it was a good visit but thankfully they're gone now! Has anyone heard of making cumin tea to induce labor? I have a friend who swears by it and wants me to try it tonight - eek! thoughts?

lissie**** - 64 days ago
I wrote a big reply the other day 2xmommy2be. Guess I didnt' submit it! dang it. I think probably wont make it means that from what dr has seen in the past most woman that are presenting like you goin into labor before your set induction date! So it's likely you'll go into labor naturally. Which would be awesome. But with labor you just never know!!!

2xmommy2b - 66 days ago
So my Dr agreed to induce me on December 2nd (wooohooo cuz I'm sooo ready!) but said I probably wouldn't make it to this date - just wondering if anyone else has been told they 'probably won't make it' and what that meant for them? My 6 yr old was a week late so I'm convinced I'll have to be induced with this baby too but looking for feedback - doc said I'm almost 3 cms dialated already...

ASergeantsWife - 82 days ago
40 + 4 and soooo ready to have this baby. I have never made it this far an after premature labor twice really didnt think I would this time either. I guess she has to come out sometime. Induction date set for the 18 th at 4 am but I would LOVE today :)

jojo - 89 days ago
Happy 39 weeks woo hoo :-)

blondeabby - 92 days ago
Thanks everyone:) so glad she is out! We almost lost her her shoulders were stuck. I posted a pic on my profile:) she looks like a month old baby and she is 3 days old in the pic!

afshanm07 - 93 days ago
Thanx u ladies and congrats blondeabby my birthday was on 18. bless u guys. Thanx glowingwith2. Bless u too on ur baby boy as well.

glowingwith2 - 98 days ago
Yay!! Afshanm, I am so happy your baby girl has arrived and healthy! I remember your tough times, I'm happy everything turned out ok. And fast labor too!! Blonde, wow! I bet she's so cute! I love full looking babies. My little man still has chicken legs! Snooks, keep us posted! I hope something changes for you soon. I can't wait to hear it's your turn.

snooks - 98 days ago
Congratulations ladies!!! Im still hanging on in week 40. Sigh. Currently 12 days later than both my girls. OB will discuss induction at apt on Fri. Sure hope to go naturally in the meantime.

blondeabby - 99 days ago
On October 18th at 6:25am weighing a whooping 10.3lbs Paige Willow was born! She is the sweetest most darling baby! She attracts everyone to her. It is very amazing to see:)

blondeabby - 99 days ago
Congrats Afshanm!! What name did you choose?

afshanm07 - 101 days ago
Sorry guys for late reply had my baby on 39 weeks on wednesday she was 7.9 pounds healthy and boy fast delivery within 2 hours got my epidural after ten mins was 10 centimeters and baby was natural birthday worth it. with all pains i had in 9 months and bleeding episodes i say to myself god saved her for.this day for me to hold her. Good luck girls with ur babies was a pleasure to talk and.get encouragement from u 9 months may god be with u and ur family amen. If we do have babies again keep posting. Best of luck

glowingwith2 - 102 days ago
Everyone else hanging in there? Snooks? Afshanm?

glowingwith2 - 102 days ago
Blonde, so exciting!! Update when possible!! :)

blondeabby - 103 days ago
Induction Day!!!

blondeabby - 105 days ago
I went to the hospital yesterday because of blurred vision. Stayed 2 hrs and got sent home. All tests came back normal:) Still waiting... I go see the ob today at 12 ....hoping she will take pity on me and induce me:) At the beginning of my pregancy I had 3 dreams with her being born on the 17th. I am hurting so much now. Only can sleep 2 hrs at a time:( Totally exhausted......not sure how I will be able to get her out:(

afshanm07 - 106 days ago
Same pain here snooks im tired myself

snooks - 106 days ago
I made it to Thanksgiving dinner. Enough already. Time to have this baby. Feels like a bowling ball between my legs and lots of pain and pressure. Scared to go into labour when I'm alone or just with my girls. Tick tock.

blondeabby - 107 days ago
Ok body ...get this baby out!!!

Madelmar17 - 110 days ago
My beautiful baby girl is here! Born Oct 7, 8 lbs 6 oz, 19 in long. Very short labor and delivery. Blessed and happy! - 118 days ago
On Friday, the 26th I had my c-section and at 7:36 a.m. Ansley Catherine Williams was born weighing 7 lbs 9 oz and measuring 20 and 1/4 inches. She is beautiful! Sorry for the late post!

MOMIIB - 124 days ago
Thanks ladies! Well tomorrow is my due date.... crazy... still nothing going on....looks like I will be making it to my CS on Friday am. 40 wks tomorrow, will post after his birth. Good luck ladies, blessings your way! :-)

giftfromjesus - 126 days ago
hi guys. I know you don't know me, but I've been on here for 3 months and reading people's comments off and on. I'm due in 3 days. I will try to remember to keep you guys posted and also post a birth story.I just want to encourage everyone.

leanbean - 126 days ago
Good luck MOM and LORI~ Praying all goes perfectly for you! MZ~ Congrats! Letti is doing wonderful. She loves to nurse, poop and sleep and is already smiling at me :) Adjusting to 5 kids 9 and under has been a little easier than I thought, but still a little crazy blessed around here ;)

LoriandRichie - 126 days ago
MOM- I'm sorry it's going to be a csection, but so exciting knowing just 4 more days!! I'm hoping Shae will come before the end of the week, but I've had no contractions at all for the past 2 days, so I'm not sure :(

MOMIIB - 127 days ago
Sadly, I am not progressing any. Still a 1cm and 50% effaced. Repeat CS scheduled for Friday at 830am, I can't wait to meet my son!!!!!!!! :-)

MOMIIB - 130 days ago
Congrats MZ, great job mama! :-)

LoriandRichie - 130 days ago
Congratulations MZ!!! Enjoy your baby girl!! MOM- don't worry, he'll be here shortly. Enjoy your nights of sleep! :)

Mzholston - 130 days ago
She is here! She arrived at 8:01am this morning 9 lbs 20.5 inches! I never thought she was going to be 9 lbs! Ive been in a lot of pain so im resting. I just wanted to update you ladies. Lots of labor dust! Im so proud of my beautiful new baby girl!

MOMIIB - 130 days ago
I have the worst damn luck. Apparently I closed up, I was 1cm and 50% Effaced and now I am 50 % and closed, :'( I go back monday and will schedule my RCS then :'(

LoriandRichie - 130 days ago
MOM let us know how your appt goes.

LoriandRichie - 130 days ago
MZ- good luck today! I'm so excited for you! :)

MOMIIB - 131 days ago
39 wks today, come on out baby! !!!!!!!

sarah6485 - 143 days ago
Congrats brandy b

brandyb1984 - 146 days ago
Aubriella is here! 9lbs 3 oz. And already leetting us know she is a princess.. already has her brother wrapped around her finger lol. C section went well. Blood presure bottom number was in the 20 all day. Anything below 40 is low for me so i was in recovery for a while.. but feeling wondeeful now. Best of luck ro each of you ladies!

sarah6485 - 148 days ago
Good luck brandy look forward to hearing from you once bubba is here 👍

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