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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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lauracwilliams1245@gmail.com - 1 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 - 7 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 10 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 - 13 days ago
Congrats MZ, great job mama! :-)

LoriandRichie - 13 days ago
Congratulations MZ!!! Enjoy your baby girl!! MOM- don't worry, he'll be here shortly. Enjoy your nights of sleep! :)

Mzholston - 13 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 - 13 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 - 13 days ago
MOM let us know how your appt goes.

LoriandRichie - 13 days ago
MZ- good luck today! I'm so excited for you! :)

MOMIIB - 14 days ago
39 wks today, come on out baby! !!!!!!!

sarah6485 - 26 days ago
Congrats brandy b

brandyb1984 - 29 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 - 31 days ago
Good luck brandy look forward to hearing from you once bubba is here πŸ‘

brandyb1984 - 31 days ago
Going in for my schedulded c sectipn tomorrow.. wish me luck! Good luck to you mommas!

sarah6485 - 32 days ago
Brandy b there normal feelings but I can assure you you will be just fine and your other little one will adjust to the new member I to was nervous having my second try and relax be positive once you see the baby all those thoughts will dissapearer :)

brandyb1984 - 32 days ago
Ok.. this might not be a popular question... anyone nervous about having their 2nd child? Im sooo nervous.. are they going to get along, am i goong to feel the same about my 2nd as i did my 1st? I feel guilty feeling thinkong like this..

sarah6485 - 35 days ago
Oopix same reason wanted this baby be year below my daughter or misses out on a while year :-/ I have also had lots pinching in cervix and nothing still :( midwife said baby is real low but nothing seems me happening

oopixiesticks - 35 days ago
Sarah-I'm not counting on it happening for me either I was just worrying about the future lol thinking of the cut off date to get into school I would hate for him to be held a year in school over a day or two but I guess that's out of my control. Not going to risk our health by pushing an induction if baby is still too high and not ready. Just really thought this one would be early since my second came on her own 8 days early and i have been so active this pregnancy and lost my mucus plug at 37 weeks and have been feeling those sharp pains to my cervix but that didn't do a thing lol :( either way we'll have our babies soon!

sarah6485 - 36 days ago
Good luck cuppcake baby Ali I've had cramps headaches tiredness today :( now nothing got midwife Tomo. Oopix I was hoping my baby turns up before sept but not counting on it

Baby ali - 36 days ago
cuppycake- goodluck for Friday hope everything goes well for you. oh ladies got horrible headache 😫😫😫😫😫 had a nap still there! oh the pain I had has gone lol more bumpy rides needed πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜– went and done shopping today and I couldn't help it bought the baby a superman baby grow lolz it was cute😊😊😊😊

oopixiesticks - 36 days ago
Hi still no baby here either will be 39 weeks on Friday. Doctor told me they would induce me this Friday but then at my last checkup they told me they wouldn't do it because my cervix was still too high and baby's head was behind it. I really wanted to have this baby before September but I have no sign of anything only pain that I'm so huge I can barely walk. My 4 yr old doesn't like to see me sit down either so everytime I sit down she tells me she's hungry I been living in my kitchen she eats all day but just for attention. My almost 2yr old still wakes up in the night i don't know how it's going to be with the new baby.

CuppycakeMama - 36 days ago
Hi ladies! I poke my head in once in awhile and read comments! just have such a busy schedule i cant get on here regularly!!! I am so excited to say thought that I am being induced on Friday :) yay!!! hopefully all will go well. Good luck to all of you on the births of the babies

Baby ali - 36 days ago
done the deed today and went on a bumpy car ride lolz abit of pain has started but it will go soon but got headache all day today if that counts aswell lolzz, Sarah- i no how u feel I have them days some times and I wish I lived close to my family as I got no help with kids on days like that. having a nap now as hubby has taken a day of and looking after the kids πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

fnouf - 36 days ago
I actually had energy yesterday ... all gone again today tho lol

sarah6485 - 36 days ago
I feel so irritable and tired today don't know what's up with me :( no signs of baby coming anytime soon still. But boy do I feel irritated! Just wana go back to bed. My mum flys over the 10th for 2 weeks wish she was here already though

Baby ali - 36 days ago
Sarah keep us updated, lol all my niggles of pain has stopped today and I feel better than ever which means defo induction on Saturday 😫😫😫😫 I dnt think il have natural labour with this one instead of things happening it's stopped and I feel normal πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜–

sarah6485 - 36 days ago
Baby Ali I reckon it will come a week late just got a feeling it definatly won't be this week but if any signs I will post on here haha

Baby ali - 37 days ago
Sarah keep active as u r doing and hopefuly baby will come soon 😌😌😌

sarah6485 - 37 days ago
If I have no signs by Saturday I doubt il have the baby next week either

Baby ali - 37 days ago
fnouf- lol u want ur baby to be later and we r dying for our babies to come NOWπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ 4 days till I get induced I dnt think il have it b4 Saturday either πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜” nothing happening b4 due date lol

sarah6485 - 37 days ago
Fnouf I'm 39 weeks Tomo and all I am getting is a little more achey that's it nothing to say I'm anywhere near to labour soon though. Hoping this week shows some signs of something getting ready if not il except I'm gona be late haha. With my son I had signs the week leading up to his birth that things were changing

fnouf - 37 days ago
today is my due date!!! Getting a little more achy but nothing to say I'll be giving birth soon. Come on baby 6 more days! How are the rest of you ladies?

sarah6485 - 39 days ago
Baby Ali I'm having on off cramps contractions then all stops hence I've been frustrated lol

Baby ali - 39 days ago
fnouf- my little one is clingy aswell wants to be carried and stuck on me 24/7. hubby still working early morning till late night building his restaurant got a deadline mid September so am home alone which I dnt mind coz he has to do it got no choice, Inlaws never help out they live 10 minutes away stupid Inlaws can't stand them😠 dnt even offer to take kids for a hour or two. anyways hope to god I have the baby begining of next week so my brothers can come over for few days as their school opens on the 1st sep😭😭😭😭😭 ppl say eating hot curry starts labour LOL rubbish it doesn't, sex? NOPE and defo rasberry tea is a waste of time dsnt do anything, been jumping up n down aswell lol I think I should start rolling on the floor or something LOL

Baby ali - 39 days ago
from 8am this morning I had bad period pains thought yay! something's happening till lasted for 2 hours and then went away completely 😭😭😭😭😭 LOLOL no more pains as of yet I dnt understand why it did that? 2 hours of pains and then nothing had a hot shower been carrying the little one trying to get something going again but noo nothing😩😩😩😩😩 oh god help

fnouf - 39 days ago
Hey guys, hope you're all ok. I'm good, still pregnant lol. 2 days till due date and 8 days till I'd be happy to have baby lol I think the nesting instinct doesnt help with the kids being so messy. Isabelle is usually clingy but she has gone super clingy. Don't get a minute to myself without a 19 month old hanging off me, climbing on me, hugging my leg. Sweet but exhausting haha. Funtime, any sign of baby yet?

sarah6485 - 40 days ago
Funtime something's definatly happening for you wish I'd dilate silently my last my 6th birth at 40 weeks I was just 1cm haha and all rest I was high and closed :( be great if silently got to a 5. Good luck I reckon you will have your baby tonight or Tomo :) x

Baby ali - 40 days ago
Sarah- it will be a very painful end of the tunnel for me haha if am geting induced :0( deeading it big time. feeling baby trying to wiggle about but no space lol it's squirming πŸ˜–

Baby ali - 40 days ago
Funtime- something defo happening fingers crossed :0) hope all goes well

funtimemum80 - 40 days ago
Since I last wrote I've had a bloody show after a lot of pinching feeling inside, no contractions tho which is unusual for me as I normally have a show when I'm contracting regularly. I got my hopes up then felt sad when I read online it can mean something and nothing. I have learnt from my midwife that after 6 babies my cervix will probably dilate quite a bit before contractions kick in which puts my other labours in perspective, have been 5cm the past 3 times before I've felt any pain, I'm hoping it's the same this time, I can do niggles just want to see what is going on in my body....

sarah6485 - 40 days ago
Baby Ali least you can see the end of the tunnel and Funtime mum keep me posted on all your symptoms and if progresses definatly sounds promising . Think il only be induced in hospital if go 12 days late meantime they do sweeps from 40 weeks to start things

funtimemum80 - 40 days ago
Congratulations ladybug : ))

funtimemum80 - 40 days ago
Sarah- we are the normal ones who reach our due date and more.... 40 plus 5 for me today.... Had a 'promising' night, period pains and back hurt ( a lot) I ended up downstairs on all fours rocking, I could hear my hips clicking for the 1st time ever which means either I'm getting old or they have gotten loose to push someone out! It's not gone away dispite taking strong pain killers and having a hot bath but it's not building up either, will go out soon for a walk in the hope it brings something on, my poor husband is on hump patrol all weekend you can guess what his job is lol

Baby ali - 40 days ago
lol life's not fair 😩 happy to say am 39 weeks today horrray! next Saturday induction booked woohooo lol I know I got a week of this roller coaster😣😣

sarah6485 - 40 days ago
Baby Ali the things they do to us :-/. My friend is due 14th sept and already showing signs in labour booooo I feel I'm gona be pregnant forever :( why can't I have a baby a little bit early

sarah6485 - 40 days ago
Congrats ladybug

Baby ali - 40 days ago
Sarah- my two girls r rebels at the moment 3 year and 2 year old, they throw things on the floor right in front of me wen am sitting down and run away just so I try n pick it up lol they no I can't pick things of the floorπŸ˜–πŸ˜– they find it funnyπŸ‘€ they Laff at me wen am struggling to pick things upπŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“



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