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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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babylove5 - 16 days ago
I know how you feel, my family is a hour and half away and I don't see them often. It sounds like the father only cares about himself just based on all his choices. That's a bad situation and unfortunately you can't make someone care but you can get child support and plenty of it. Im not sure about letting him in the child's life either, especially if his wife already doesn't like the baby. I would request supervised visits to ensure the safety of the child. I'm exhausted breastfeeding is wearing me out. I give him one bottle at night so I can get some sleep but I'm still only getting 5 hours. His jaundice level was high but they decided to leave him alone since he's eating well and has plenty of dirty diapers.

babylumpp2015 - 16 days ago
Baby love- did you find out any news on Jacob? Emma has a slight case of jaundice but she's been doing great. I hope you get some good news!!

babylumpp2015 - 16 days ago
Thank you ladies! You are probably the best support I have. My family lives 8 hours away so it's hard for them to be there and I have kind of been shutting them out which I know isn't healthy. Ironically my ex husband who is and always has been a great father has been helping me through this the best he can. This baby's 'sperm donor' at this point is just full disappointment. He had promised to finally come meet her today and I figured it would give me a chance to talk and let it what I was going through and hopefully help me feel better and the fact that he was going to be a part of her life was a relief and made me happy for her. But apparently his current relationship is more important and she wasn't ok with it so he cancelled the visit. It just is heartbreaking that this sweet baby has such a pos as a father when she deserves so much better. I hope at this point he just stays away because I know we will be better off that way. I don't want my little girl hurt and disappointment by that man..or litte boy her whole life. I'm going to try to get myself through this and if I can't I plan on getting some help, I know I'm strong but maybe this is something I really can't conquer on my own.

lexy-b - 17 days ago
I completely agree with precious. Its really good that you are willing to talk through it and not keep it bottled up. I didn't realize I had the blues with my first until I had my second and was surprised how happy I was.. The lack of sleep certainly doesn't help either. Hang in there and talk to your doctor.

Preciousgift2 - 17 days ago
Babylump that certainly sounds like PPD and I'm sorry you are experiencing this when you supposed to be enjoying your time with the little one. A whole lot of causes have been cited as factors that cause PPD like hormones and social issues. I think you should seek professional help as well as family support, you definitely need all the support you can get. I also think another contributing factor is your breakup with BF and on that one I can advise that you don't beat yourself too much about what he is missing, its his loss,just concentrate on integrating your little one into your family and with the support of your kids, you will make it...we women are strong people. Babylove- hope baby Jacob is in the clear regarding jaundice...hugs to him!

babylove5 - 18 days ago
I'm going to find out if baby Jacob has jaundice today. I pray he doesn't.

babylove5 - 18 days ago
Thanks precious! I can't wait to hear youR birth story. Dec baby I am not focused on weight now either just being healthy and producing milk. I hv about 20 pounds maybe less now that losing some of this water! My poor baby is still having lots of bm about 5 a day! Babylump I hv days of feeling sad too. I think it's hormones, so I take omega 3 pills to help w the mood swings. You are doing awesome taking care of 3 girls. Being a mom is one of the most underappreciated jobs but just know you are investing in their lives so much.

babylumpp2015 - 18 days ago
Lexyb- hang in there! So close now!!!! Can't wait to hear the exciting news! Is anyone else dealing with post partum depression? I've never had it with the other 2 and i don't know if it's just the circumstances of the situation or what but I wake up crying, fall asleep crying and cry through out the day. And I love this little babe half the time I don't even know why or realize im crying until my oldest will ask what's wrong. In the mornings this little girl is the sweetest thing to wake up too always smiling and yet I still find myself in tears. Part of it is knowing there's no one to share these times and memories with but the rest of it I really don't know! Anyone ever deal wth this???

lexy-b - 18 days ago
2 more days! This is torture! My first 2 were born on their due dates... I am wondering now if this guy is going to be as punctual lol.

Preciousgift2 - 19 days ago
Congrats Babylove, what a cutie you have. Its 37 weeks for me and beginning to get some mild contractions, not frequently though. In as much as I would like to have the baby with me, I just need him/her to bake a little longer because I have some very important work stuff that I need to finalise so that I can get to relax during my leave which starts next Monday. But hey who knows with labour...

Dec Baby - 19 days ago
Babylove...glad you have got some decent pain relief! Have the nurses given you ice to put in your pads? 6 years ago my hospital used to fill up condoms with water and freeze them! Seriously heaven on sore girly bits!! Now they use these weird blister packs of frozen absorbent gel! Kinda looks like those absorbent thingys they put in meat trays you buy from the supermarket! I wish they'd go back to the frozen condoms! I seem to eat a lot while breast feeding too! I guess that's why it takes me a whole year to lose my post preggo weight! I have about 18 kilos to lose...not sure what that is in pounds...but it's a LOT!! Hehe So glad you have your precious baby...enjoy your bonding time with him! I hope you're getting some rest periods between feeds! I have found that they do have a night of crazy constant feeding to bring in your milk...but I hope that has already passed for you! Sending hugs your way:)

babylove5 - 20 days ago
Thanks dec baby! My other babies didn't go this much, but maybe it's just he's different. I'm glad I'm not the only one starving. I always eat more while breastfeeding to keep milk supply but this is ridiculous. I can't stop eating... Lol. I'm sitting on a blown up circle from all the stitches. Im just taking Motrin for pain so I'm not out of it.

Dec Baby - 20 days ago
Babylove...breastfed babies can do loads of poops a day and then they can go the opposite where they don't poop for days!!

Dec Baby - 20 days ago
Babylove...yep I ate like I'd been on some starvation diet for months! I was sooo hungry after giving birth and for the next week! I'm not so hungry now..hehe

babylove5 - 20 days ago
I asked the nurse but she didn't seem to know. She said my milk had already come in but didn't know if it was oj causing all the bms. He has had 10 in 24 hours. I'll stop the oj and see if gets better. Is anybody else starving? After birth my metabolism has gone wild. I'm always hungry!!! He has his days and nights mixed up. Any ideas on how to keep him awake during the day?

Sher-baby - 20 days ago
I'm telling u!!! They (..as in DH's) are so much work! I thought it would be easier but it's really not! As far as ur babies poops, if ur still in the hospital did u ask the nurse?

babylove5 - 20 days ago
I was just thinking the same lol! I'm in the hospital until tomorrow and hubby is making a mess! He does go on runs to Starbucks and Wendy's! My poor baby has had 6 bowel movements and he was just born I don't know what I'm eating that's making him go. Maybe it's the oj? I hv had 6 of them.

Sher-baby - 20 days ago
Omg..it's SOO true!! The average feeding with DH takes about 30-40mins! By times he's done, it's almost time for him to eat again!! Or he'll fall asleep while eating and DH will just stop feeding him and let him sleep...then I gotta come in like a police officer and regulate sh**!!!..damn! And I hear u on the extra sleep...I almost fell asleep in the shower the other night....I was seeing double, my head was bucking!!! I was like, oh Man! I gotta get out of here before I slip and kill myself! Lol

babylumpp2015 - 20 days ago
Baby love-breastfeeding & she's been so good! Latches like a pro aside from when I'm fully engorged & rock hard she has a little trouble because she's so tiny and my nipples are HUGE, I can't even describe how funny and amazed I am this little thing can get her mouth on it but she's been great. Sher baby I'll tell you what I was scared to take on this baby by myself but it's been great to not deal with the stress of a man coming in and leaving dirty diapers etc. I remember my ex husband who was great with the babies but it's SO much nicer doing things myself and my way, a tad exhausting but totally worth it! I just had a moment where I was chugging my coffee thinking oh man this little baby is about to go crazy kicking in there & then looked up and saw her sleeping and remembered I wasn't pregnant! Haha I guess I could use a little more sleep! Hope you ladies have a good Easter & maybe we'll see some more babies born today!

Sher-baby - 20 days ago
Congrats Babylove! as much as your labour was not what was planned or expected, atleast it happened after the 31st like u wanted!!! I'm glad you guys seems to having a decent time bf'ing...I on the other hand, I'm still struggeling! I have been seeing a lactation consultant about twice a week and I go back on Tuesday. Since Friday, he stil won't take the boob so I've been pumping and expressing as much as I can, which isn't that much, and I'm still having to supplement about 50/50 with formula! Which really really sucks! I'm still feeling pretty discouraged about it, but I know I can only do what I can do, so I'm not letting it get me down to much, but it's just not what I wanted. DH is driving me nuts! Omg....it's almost easier doing everything by myself!! He messes up our schedule and doesn't think its a big deal, and I'm like 'ummm...hello, you get to sleep through the night, I dont!!! So it actually is a big deal'. He insists on leaving his dirty diapers in the floor, and I'm like, it's not that hard to throw them in the garbage, but his response is 'I had to feed him!!'....soooo, he can't throw out a diaper before he feeds him?!?!....omg! God forbid he might have to make dinner AND take care of a baby!!! How on earth would he survive!?!?!...men! Such simple minded creatures!!!

Dec Baby - 20 days ago
Sher...how are you going? I'm thinking of you...hope you're not getting too discouraged with BFing! have you tried talking to a lactation consultant?

Dec Baby - 20 days ago
Congratulations babylove! Well done to you and welcome little Jacob Ryan! Wow an hour of pushing...you are amazing, that is hard work! aww you poor girl, ouch with all those stitches! Glad you have your precious little man safe in your arms:)

babylove5 - 20 days ago
Thanks ladies!!!! I am loving snuggling w my precious baby. He wants to breast feed all the time since about 1 am. It's every 2 hours. I'm exhausted. In the past 2 days I hv had 3 hours sleep. The labor was exhausting and the baby wants to feed. I love holding him! Lexy and machala post your birth story! Baby lump is your little girl breast feeding or hv u given her done formula? I gave Jacob some to try and sleep last night but he still wanted to nurse. Happy Easter!

machalaB - 21 days ago
Congrats babylove!! He is adorable, hope u have a healthy fast recovery

babylumpp2015 - 21 days ago
Lexi-can't wait to hear ! Sending done labour dust your way!!

babylumpp2015 - 21 days ago
Baby love he is soooooo precious!! Half the reason I didn't have a birth plan is because it NEVER goes as planned. Sounds like we both had quite the experience this time around! So glad you and baby are healthy & OUCH on the 2nd degree!! Hope you recover well!!

lexy-b - 21 days ago
Babylove he is perfect! Congratulations. I hope your recovery is fast. Here's hoping im next!

babylove5 - 21 days ago
Jacob Ryan is here!!!! I hv been in labor for days the contractions would start and stop. I don't recall seeing my mucus plug so I assume the discharge was it. I was having contractions 10 min apart and felt a small trickle. I didn't know for sure it was my water until after I got out of the shower then I had another contraction and heard a pop and huge gush of water pooled on the floor. My adrenaline kicked in and my teeth started chattering I was scared! It was 2 am I got to the hospital contracting every 5 min horrible pain had to get a wheelchair since I couldn't walk. When I got in room I was 7 cm 5 min later I was 10 and no time for epi. I had to push almost 1 hour. When he crowned I couldn't get him out he was stuck. I tried ladies but he wouldnt budge. The dr gave me a shot in my va jay jay and took out the scissors, and lots of stitches. I had a 2nd degree cut to get him out but I didn't care. He was stuck! He weighed 7 pound 15 ounce 21 inches. Perfect baby!!! Scarey fast wild delivery. Nothing like I was expecting but he's so beautiful!!!!! I posted pic!!!

babylumpp2015 - 21 days ago
Baby love-so exciting!!!!! I can't wait to hear, I hope you're snuggling up your little babe right now! Sher-I'm so sorry it's been so rough but you are totally awesome for sticking in there and trying and doing everything possible to make it work! My first was the same way she wouldn't latch or eat correctly and kept losing weight I tried pumping so I knew she was getting breast milk but slowly my milk supply faded she was put on formula after about 2 1/2 months and it was upsetting but I knew I did everything I could and at that point that was the healthiest option for her. I hope it gets better for you and hopefully he just had a rough day yesterday !

machalaB - 21 days ago
babylove goodluck! Well im still big n pregnant, lol. I haven't lost my mucous plug yet, I was sure I would e been had him since my diva came early, however my due date isnt till Wed, but I definitely wNt to have him by Thurs be cause the doc us talking induction if not. So today im goin to the mall, flea market n wherever else consists of a good amount of walking.

babylove5 - 22 days ago
She's precious babylump! I'm still at home having contractions every 10 min and my water just broke a hour ago!!! This has never happened before! I'm going in tonight in about a hour! Everybody pray for healthy baby and momma!!!! D.o.b. 4-4-15 so excited!!! Need prayers😀

Sher-baby - 22 days ago
So BF'ing was going pretty good since his tongue got clipped BUT today it's been a nightmare!!! He has me trying to get him latched for like an hr. and he's still not latchingb :-( not sure what's changed or what's going on but today hasn't been good! *sigh* I'm wondering if he's confused because we have been doing both Breast and bottle feeding....but since his tongue has been clipped, I've been BF'ing more and its just all of a sudden today he's giving me trouble. Ugh...BF'ing sucks!!!! It really shouldn't be this hard! :-(

babylumpp2015 - 22 days ago
Pics are posted :) sher- I didn't get chance to read through all comments but did clipping bubs tongue help with nursing???

babylumpp2015 - 22 days ago
Baby love-just make sure you make it in time! Haha I did the same thing. I'm not going until they are close and they jumped from 5 minutes to 2 all from me standing up to get out of my tub and I was like oh shit I have to push now!!! So we made a CRAZY mad dash to the hospital. Gravity def made all the difference in my labor! Can't wait to see your babe and I'll post a pic now on my profile! The crazy pregnancy and delivery and single mom life is totally worth it. She is SO good. She's a champ at breastfeeding, I have to wake get to eat and she is so alert! And never cried unless I'm changing her. I still can't believe how easy she's making it for me! Docs are still watching her so I have to take her back every couple days for check ups but she's doing great!

babylove5 - 22 days ago
Well the real vontractions got to every 6 min then right before leaving for the hospital they tapered off to every 15 min. Still every 15 min all night. I'm still at home. When they hit 3 min apart I'm going in. At this rate the baby is making progress but I'm afraid he's just going to fall out when I hit every 3 min... Lol This is a crazy labor!!!!

machalaB - 22 days ago
Shar, 171 isnt bad I was 178 with my daughter..

Sher-baby - 23 days ago
Lol dec baby!! Well, I think my post baby body is slowly slimming back down. I don't own a scale so I don't know what my actual weight loss is. I too still have a bit of a belly that I would like to see go sooner rather than later, but I'm still trying desperately trying go BF, so I'm hoping that will help get rid of it.

Dec Baby - 23 days ago
Sher how is your post body looking! i wish my hubby would stop stock piling on chocolate Easter eggs! It's like a pre-easter choco fest in our house! I'm never gonna lose this pooch out the front:( 9 days post and I still feel like I look 6 months preggo! Oh well, at least I've got the most beautiful treasure in my arms that makes all the weight worth it;)

Dec Baby - 23 days ago
Yay...all the best babylove! Wishing you lots of courage and strength! Also praying for a good and safe delivery for you! x

Sher-baby - 23 days ago
Good luck Babylove!! Makala I tapped out at 171lbs and felt huge!!

machalaB - 23 days ago
Good luck babylove!!

lexy-b - 23 days ago
Good luck babylove!!!

babylove5 - 23 days ago
I'm still having contractions I guess I'm going to start getting ready to go to the hospital tonight! Everybody say a prayer for me to hv a safe, fast, healthy, labor and baby! I'll let you know and check on everybody!

machalaB - 23 days ago
O wow babylove, thats a big juicy baby..lol, I had my appt today, I didnt get checked to see about any progress down there, but the dr said if I make it to my 40 week appt nxt week, he will set an Induction date, which I really don't want so im hoping this full moon on the 4th bring on labour...but for the most part im doing good as well as my lil guy, im 201 lbs!! Never been this huge b4 OMG.!! Lol

babylove5 - 23 days ago
I'm 5 cm 50 percent and the dr wanted me to go the hospital. I said no and I'm back at home the baby weighs 7 pounds 15 ounces. He's almost 8 pounds. Idk what to do but I'm not going to the hospital. I'm just going to wait. They did ultrasound to check size. He's trying everything to get me in the hospital. I'm not going until im ready

Preciousgift2 - 23 days ago
Congrats Babylump, that was a real fast labour. Babylove and Lexy hope you get yours soon too...and thanks for the response to my question in week 38. All the best to those of us still preggo!

machalaB - 24 days ago
Congrats babylump!

babylove5 - 24 days ago
Congrats babylump!!! That was a mad dash to the hospital! Post pics when you get a chance!

Dec Baby - 24 days ago
Sher...I totally agree with Lexi! You can never pump the same volume as what your baby drinks! Babies are far more efficient at draining your breast than what you could pump! I had to pump when I had my 32 weeker and I found that I could never drain the breast properly! My supply got better the more I got the baby to breast feed and her latch became also stronger! I really hope your little man will become a great feeder once he has his procedure!

Dec Baby - 24 days ago
Congratulations Babylump!!! Oh boy, that would've been so scary! So glad you made it to hospital! Welcome little Emma Marie...beautiful name!!



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