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Your baby's crown-to-rump length this week is approximately 12.8 inches and the total length is around 19.8 inches at this time. Your baby now weighs almost 5 pounds. From your bellybutton, it is about 5.6 inches to the top of your uterus. Measurements of your uterus vary from woman to woman. You should not worry if you do not measure the exact same as your pregnancy friends or family members as long as you are growing appropriately. When your uterus grows and gets larger at an appropriate rate, it shows that your baby is growing well inside of your uterus.

Growth of the womb during pregnancyBraxton-Hicks contractions are going to get stronger and more frequent within the next few weeks. Braxton-Hicks contractions feel like a tightening at the top of your uterus that spreads down and then relaxes. Many women mistake Braxton-Hicks contractions for true labor contractions, but this is rarely the case. Braxton-Hicks contractions will diminish if you get up and walk around and they should not be painful.

Your baby's hair continues to get longer and thicker. Your baby's hair color probably is not going to be the same color from birth onwards, so you should expect it to change in color. Your baby is shedding most of lanugo, but the amount of vernix caseosa is increasing. Your baby is taking calcium from you to lay down lots of bone. Continue to take your prenatal vitamins and drink milk to ensure that you receive enough calcium.

If you were to deliver your baby now, it would probably be called a pre-term infant instead of premature. The only difference is in the maturity, particularly lung maturity. A pre-term baby is less likely to need intensive care because its lungs have developed. Doctors can test lung maturity with an amniocentesis that checks levels of surfactant.

The baby now rests on your uterus and is no longer floating.

Fingernails now reach over the finger tips and the baby can scratch itself.

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beckym - 4 days ago
34 weeks!

mrscephas - 10 days ago
I had a labour and delivery group class today with the women's health physiotherapist. There was 8 of us between 33-39 weeks, including a twin pregnancy and what we had in common was pelvic girdle pain. She told us best positions for labouring and to try and avoid opening our legs too wide which aggravates the pain. Also to stay away from stirrups unless absolutely necessary and for a short period during delivery.

mrscephas - 16 days ago
In a few hrs I'll be 34 weeks, meaning 6 more weeks till D-day! I'm working till end of this month, so 2 more weeks to maternity leave yay!!!

xEricaLynn - 26 days ago
34 weeks today. Our baby boy is still doing good. God willing, we will be taking home our first earthly baby in 6 weeks. He has six angel siblings in Heaven watching over him. - 58 days ago
34 weeks today! As the weeks go on I'm getting more anxious as well as nervous. My excitement is kicking in but I also finding myself doubting myself about will I be able to raise four kids. I feel like I'm a great mother, I have a wonderful support system from family, and an amazing partner, but for some reason I'm still nervous. I guess it's normal at this phase to feel like that because life as i know it will change in 3 weeks. I was looking over my other kids baby pictures the past couple of days and I thought about how they are so amazing. It just brought back a lot of memories and then I started to think about what kind of memories I'd make this little one. The kids are excited about meeting their little brother, especially my son talks to my stomach I know this is a long post, I was just expressing a couple of things that was on my mind. Back to the countdown though, three weeks until delivery!

KristinaA - 129 days ago
So at my 28 wk apt, my OB recommended that I get a Whooping Cough booster vaccine. She said it is now recommended for every pregnancy b/c it passes immunity on to the baby. I am a complete wuss when it comes to shots... but my 5 year old came down with a bad ear infection last week, and he has sensory issues and will not take medicine, so I made a deal w/ him and we both went to the Urgent Care and got shots. He got an antibiotic shot and made a full recovery. I got the dTap shot and it's been like 6 days and I still have a big ole sore bruise, but very proud I finally got it. I've needed that booster for like 20 years!

sher-baby - 151 days ago
I'm sure my DH will help occasionally throughout the night, and we got the madela calma bottles in the hopes that if/when DH does help that the bottle feeding doesn't cause nipple confusion..we'll see!! My DH is taking 2 weeks off at first to help out so that should b good..

babylove5 - 151 days ago
I can understand not wanting him to fall asleep while driving, I have almost done that a few times. It's scarey! Hopefully you will get to nap!!! I am so over this heartburn but I can't wait to see all his beautiful hair!!!

lexy-b - 151 days ago
My poor hubby works 11-12 hour shifts 5 days a week plus the commute is almost an hour each way so I dont mind. He helps when he can and I'm afraid he'd fall asleep driving if he had to get up through the night. If my kids let me I'll try to sneak in a nap during the day. Thank god my son is still napping and my 4 yr old daughter will sit for an hour beside me playing games on the leap pad or watching a movie so I can snooze.

babylove5 - 151 days ago
Wow Lexy! Taking care of your child full time is the equivalent of working 2 full time jobs. Your hubby should help at night, since he has only one job. What better gift is there for a child than to have their mother w them full time. It's wonderful for a child to hv someone that loves them caring for them and your hubby helping also benefits his child.

lexy-b - 151 days ago
Babylove you have an incredibly understanding husband. Since I'm off work I am 100% on feeding detail.

babylove5 - 151 days ago
I only need some more pampers swaddlers, and enfamil premium formula. At night I always get hubby to give baby a bottle, since I breastfeed all day. I take a break at night but I still hv to pump it out at least 2 x a night. All my babies except one was very slow at nursing and I just can't sit there for 40 min waiting on him to eat at night. I have to have at least 6 hours of sleep. I always cheat at night in order to keep my sanity.

lexy-b - 151 days ago
I am ready too! I bought a new change pad and some diaper genie refills. The only 2 items left is wiping down the stroller since it's been collecting dust for a couple years and install the car seat base. I am so done being pregnant lol I had the strongest contractions ever last night. My body hates me.

sher-baby - 151 days ago
Well cuz our shower was yeaterday, I finally got to officially sort out all out 0-3months clothes, 6-12months clothes, and 12+months clothes; put them in there appropriate bins, and wash all our 0-3months clothes. All the 0-3monthes, blankets, sheets, etc.have also been washed and put away!! I too feel accomplished. But we have a few items to return and pick up some items off our registry....but feeling better

sher-baby - 152 days ago
Forsure I will wait until baby comes when he's ready!! Just the pain everyday is taking its toll..I'm really struggling with just about everything!!

babylove5 - 152 days ago
I noticed this week we are losing more calcium, which has caused me to hv diarreah. I guess I need more milk. I got to sleep last night. I don't know what I did to get him to sleep but I was so glad. At least once he is born I won't hv him kicking me at night and rolling, just crying. I know I will miss the small kicks but the hard ones at night, not at all. I'm ready for him to be here sometimes and others I'm glad im still pregnant. He's safe and growing inside my tummy and I want his lungs fully developed before birth. With my first two I begged to be induced and with Tyler is didn't go well. The induced me at 38 weeks and his head was still high and he was not ready to be born. I hv learned to wait.

pumpkinfairy - 152 days ago
well amniotic fluid decreases at this stage of pregnancy, but if it drops below 5 they deliver you because the cord can become compressed etc. I got lucky this pregnancy and hes been low almost the whole time so no rib pain, but...he likes to play with the bladder and cervix lol, and sitting down getting up feels like hes right in my crotch. so done

sher-baby - 152 days ago
It was fun!!! I'm just tired! We did get a lot of stuff but will have to get a few odds and ends. I too had the most awful sleep last night!! I wanted to cry! I couldn't get comfy and it hurts like hell to change positions so trying to just GET comfy was a nightmare itself!! Rjean I'm feel you 200% on the rib pain!!! I can't believe how much they hurt!! Im a lil over this pregnancy now! The pain of everything is just really getting to me.

RJean - 152 days ago
My ribs!!! Owwwwwwwwww.

babylove5 - 153 days ago
I hope you had a blast Sher! It's always fun looking over the baby stuff! I'm exhausted from driving to visit family, a 2 hr road trip w a screaming 2 yr old and my 2 older boys fighting was enough for one day. Idk how often I'll visit once the baby is here. The baby would not let sleep last night. I was soo tired and he kicked and rolled for 2 hours straight!! It was soo awful.

sher-baby - 153 days ago
Baby shower done, and I'm beat!!! To tired to even look at what we got! Id love to just sleep but I know that's not happening!

sher-baby - 154 days ago
So my daughter got in trouble today when we came home so she was sent to her room for the night...I decided to ground myself too and I've been in bed pretty much since we came home!!! Can I just say it feels great! I came out to get her dinner and help my mom get some stuff from my house for the shower tomorrow, but she got sent back to her room after she ate, and so did I!! Lol self prescribed bed rest! :-)

sher-baby - 154 days ago
I've been having BH all day today and pressure in my bum!! There not very painful so I'm not too worried but DEFF being mindful!! What do they do about ur low amniotic fluid?? Just monitor it??

pumpkinfairy - 154 days ago
hey ladies, boy do I hear ya on the painful movements from baby! ouchies haha my amniotic fluid is low but not dangerous level yet it was at 8/9. honestly i'm done being pregnant and want it all over with, I have to have a csection and NOT looking forward to a spinal block or the pain afterwards, anyone else having more frequent bh contractions?

babylove5 - 154 days ago
Floy, I'm not sure! I have had a odd but good experience with being a carrier of group b strep. My hubby about 9 years ago got very sick and came down w meningitis and ended up in the hospital. He got it from the group b strep that I am a carrier of. All the nurses and doctors had on masks and full body suits but since I was a carrier of it and had never been sick or infected by it, I didn't get it. Even after drinking after and kissing him. My daughter also didn't get because she got my gene and is a carrier. So in some cases such as this it is good to be a carrier of something that makes others so sick. Being a carrier seems to be a protection. My hubby did make a full recovery but it was so scarey. I sometimes felt like I caused it since I wasn't sick and everybody had on masks.

floydianslip2 - 154 days ago
I had dreams last night about feet poking out and even one where I was able to hold his hand through my skin. His movements are starting to mess with my dreams now! I’m a strep b carrier too, I was positive with my first but negative with my second. I go in next week to get tested, we'll see what happens this time! So question along those lines… if you have a yeast infection when it’s time to deliver, can it affect the baby? I tried looking online but as usual you can’t find a straight answer, lol!

babylove5 - 154 days ago
Lol I know these hormones are bad. It's like living with a bi polar person. I'm to the point now everything even the pain is comical, it's either laugh or cry! The baby I swear is trying to put his foot in his mouth. He is head down w his back on the left and his feet wrapped in a tight circle on the right. I feel his hands low and he drags his feet up and down the right. I grabbed one yester day to keep it from touching my rib.

sher-baby - 155 days ago
Lol...don't make me come down there!!!! With these crazy pregger hormones, who knows what I'm capable of!!! Lol I tried tylenol for my back before and it did nothing. I too like to take warm showes and while I'm in there it feels good, but when I come out, I'm right back to the pain. I've also noticed that I'm getting more BH when I just sit in the warm I don't know if that's a Good thing or not...prob not!

babylove5 - 155 days ago
Sher, your hubby is right just a few more weeks!! I'm just kidding... lol I feel your pain but I take Tylenol when it gets bad. I also take showers and try to get the baby to sleep by walking when he's kicking really hard.

sher-baby - 155 days ago
Ok true..that makes a lot of sense with the whole fungus and bacteria thing!! I just wasn't sure if either the treatment or the yest infection would mess with the results, but there 2 competely different things!!! Ok thanks. Ps. This baby hates me today, and yesterday but deff today!!!! My ribs hurt soo bad, I could cry! I don't know what to do anymore!!! When I lay on my back, my back hurts! When I lay on my sides, my ribs hurt. When I stand, it all hurts!!! I'm sounding like a cry baby, I'm just getting frustrated. And all DH can say is ' by worry, just a few more weeks!' I Feel like saying 'thanks!! But that does shit all for me right now!!'

babylove5 - 155 days ago
They say some women are carriers of group b strep. I am a carrier and I have only tested positive once out of 3 times. It remains dormant and does not bother the baby. It was active with my first I had a uti. It does creep me out that I am a carrier but as long as the test is negative I'm not worried. I believe the only reason you should worry would be if you are carrier, could that trigger it to become active. The uti did with my first. You may not have it at all. What's odd is that some people are born carriers.

sher-baby - 155 days ago
Hmm...I'm going to ask my dr on Wednesday and maybe he'll test me then or my next appt because I do not wanna be stuck on an IV!!! At all...Question tho...I've been fighting a yeast infection for weeks (just treating it with the external cream, not the supository) but I finally caved and bought a monistat treatment on Tuesday. If he was to test me on Wednesday, would the treatment and/or the yest infection affect the strep b test??

babylove5 - 155 days ago
Well all they did was check my bp and ask how I was feeling. My bp was 106/65 I gained a pound in 2 weeks ugh. If my butt gets any bigger I'm going to scream. The dr. Said I was doing well with my weight and I told him he couldn't see where I was holding the weight because I was sitting on it! I tested positive for strep b w my first and they had to give me antibiotics through iv before she was born. I never tested positive with my other 2 but they forgot to test me for it with my 4th and I walked in 8 cm and there was no time for antibiotics but he was fine. They say it can cause all these problems for the baby but mine were all fine.

sher-baby - 155 days ago
lol..ur funny Babylove!! I don't mind my appts. I have to ask about a strept b test cuz I never had one with my daughter...

babylove5 - 155 days ago
It's only been 2 weeks and I hv to go to the dr again today... Ugh This is my first 2 week appt. I know we are close but I seriously doubt my cervix has changed. I don't like going its a waste of my time until I'm 37 weeks. That's when I want to know about my cervix.

sher-baby - 156 days ago
Ya the pain is really unreal!!! It's one thing to be uncomfortable....but it's another things to be in pain all day everyday!!! Cute part is deff done...

babylove5 - 156 days ago
Lol, I feel bad for you! It hurts when they are this strong and kicking and wiggling. The cute part is done, now it's please don't touch my ribs.

sher-baby - 156 days ago
So Babylove I totally take back that comment about the baby not moving!!! he hasn't stopped since about 9am and its now after 3pm! He's stopped for MAYBE 30mins at max!!! Omg!!!

babylove5 - 156 days ago
To me 8 pounds is big that's how much Evan weighed at 41 weeks. He is completely normal weight. This site always is like a pound off on weight, my baby was much bigger at the 20 week scan. My hubby picked our sons name and I liked it, so he has had a name since before I knew what I was having. My hubby wanted another boy.

sher-baby - 156 days ago
I think we finally picked one!!! Or atleast have narrowed it down to 2!! We're keeping it a secret tho...I figured that's the only surprise we'll have considering DH wanted to find out the sex!!!

floydianslip2 - 156 days ago
I'm hoping that he doesn't go too far over 8 1/2 lbs, and he shouldn't if he follows the 1/2 lb a week rule, but to be safe I'm going to pack a bigger outfit in his bag. :) How is everyone doing on picking names? We're still completely stuck and we're starting to get pressure from everyone else. MIL has been putting a LOT of pressure on us to name baby after her husband, and now I've got family chiming in on who I should name baby after. I guess we need to pick a name soon, if anything it will shut everyone else up!

sher-baby - 156 days ago
I don't think 5lb 12 is big...I think that's a pretty good size. I'm guessing he'll prob be just over 8lbs at maybe 8lb 3oz. I have no clue what mine will weigh. As of my appt last week I had gained a total of 29lbs...not to bad!! I go back on March 5th so I'll see what weight I've put on but I kinda wish I knew how big the baby was

babylove5 - 157 days ago
Wow floy! He's close to 6 pounds. You are taking good care of that baby! I'm glad he's well!

floydianslip2 - 157 days ago
I had my check up today and things are looking good! Litte man is 5 bs 12 oz already! He's been moving a little less over the last few days too. Next week I start going in once a week, EEK! We're getting so close!

babylove5 - 157 days ago
I know what you mean, my lil guy wasn't kicking this morning like he always does. He was sound asleep. I tried poking him and it took him 10 min to wake up. When they go through growth spurts and as they get big they don't move as much. Sher you only hv 5 weeks until he's ready to be born! You can do it!

sher-baby - 157 days ago
Wow...that is long!! 8 days...eek! I would go crazy for sure! Lol. I have always felt like this baby was really low...I've never really felt like my lungs were squished or anything but I have resorted to not wearing a bra anymore!!! My poor ribs from him kicking!!! I too have felt a lil less movements today so far and last night...I'm wondering too if mine has moved down some more and now he can't quite move as much...we'll see!! I really just need to hold out for 5 more days!!! Gotta make it to the baby shower!! Lol

babylove5 - 157 days ago
Today is the first day the boys went back to school after 8 days of being out for snow!! My baby misses Luke. I am feeling a bit more comfortable like the baby moved down some. I have a new feeling now, I feel like I just got done eating a big meal all day. I guess my stomach is in my throat... Lol

sher-baby - 158 days ago
Omg!!! That's tooo funny!!!

lexy-b - 158 days ago
Awe a baby shower!!! That's soooo exciting! I hope you get everything you need/want. One of my friends had a shower last weekend and one of the games was pin the sperm on the egg lol just hilarious!

sher-baby - 158 days ago
Ya in hoping for a decent amount of clothes, diff sizes, but mostly baby 'stuff' and our registry items or gift cards..but it should be event full! I'm pretty excited

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