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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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Juliemom24 - 23 days ago
Lissie, I'm glad that she decided to flip for you. I hope that your induction works!

lissie**** - 23 days ago
I haven't commented in a while! My sister is in town and things have been crazy around here. I'm trying to avoid a C-section also. For me it's likely either C-section or induction so blah. But I would rather at least try induction than jump to C-section. But I also don't want this baby to get stuck and be in the danger my last baby was in. I make them too big for my body. And the induction will really give me a better chance to fit baby out. But at least I found out that baby has finally flipped head down!!! wahoo. We were scheduling an eversion to flip her in a couple of weeks but she must have decided she didn't want to go through that and flipped herself :)

Juliemom24 - 24 days ago
I'm also from Washington! Small world. With my last one I was living on the East Coast and I was planning on going to one of the best midwife clinics in the US until I found out we were moving. I get nervous too because of the same things. It seems they are a bit behind the times here too:(

letroise11 - 25 days ago
Oh anxiousmami I'm so sorry for your, for one stuck in Oklahoma and two have such a doctor. I have 5 bio kids this is my 6th and never once have I had an epidural. We are different and we don't all need the same birth plan.

anxiousmami - 25 days ago
Juliemom24 you know that's my biggest stress right now is not going the midwife /doula route. I am from Washington state and they have midwifery's around every corner and are very much pro natural. However I am currently living in Oklahoma state and well I can't help but feel they are behind in times and education 😞 my Dr is always bringing up the epidural and I have to keep reminding her no, I am going natural I don't want interventions etc. ugh I'm about to buy a tub and do it myself.

Juliemom24 - 26 days ago
That's really good news axiousmami. I freak out about the idea of a c-section too, especially since they were talking about inducing him early if he isn't thriving... blech. Actually, all this talk of inducing early and all the dr. visits are making me want to do a midwife next time.

anxiousmami - 27 days ago
Found out my little man has turned his head down hurray so relieved to know that. I've had all my kids natural and vaginally and would stress at the idea of a c-section or anything going into my back. I live in the middle of nowhere and about 45min to an hour away fm my hospital so if I happen to deliver at home again I will feel confident but now just got to make sure I don't have that group B strep now

anxiousmami - 27 days ago
Today is my transition day so I am officially 34 wks. Last night I was having some intense BH contractions I think it was due to my 2y.o still nursing. At my OB appt this morning so shall see how everything is going. After this I will be seen every week how exciting. Hope everyone is well

blessedlifewithyou - 32 days ago
I was scheduled an induction date!! my days are dragging on since I have a countdown going on. happy 34 weeks everyone.

Kayte-Berk - 38 days ago
Hey girlies. I haven't commented on anything in a while... Hows everyone doing? I was diagnosed with Mild Preeclampsia. Feeling very 'blah' lately.. Two weeks ago I went to the ER b/c I was having major vision issues..high bp. Left there with a major headache, an antibiotic for an infection I had, have to be on iron pills... And also found out my potassium level was very low. I then had to go in this past Monday due to vision issues once again... with high BP. They admitted me and I stayed till Tuesday. Then was sent home to do a 24 hour urine test. And today was told I have Mild Preeclampsia. See my doctor tomorrow... So we'll see what he says. They did an u/s on Monday and Baby Boy is looking good. Weighing about 5 lbs 4 oz. Can't seem to get rid of the headache I've had since Monday.. Goes away when I sleep, but once I'm up and moving it comes right back.

mommy2mason - 48 days ago
Hello ladies! It's been a while since I've been on here. It sounds like your babies are all growing well, yay! I had my 32 week apt. last week and twin A is measuring 4lbs 7oz, twin B is 4lbs. Both babies are breech and have been since week 22 (ish), so a c-section is scheduled for Nov. 11th. That still seems so far away. Sleeping is becoming very difficult. My belly is growing by the day! Luckily I have only gained about 20 pounds so far, but I look like a whale :( The end is near ladies, do you all feel prepared?? I keep buying diapers but I seriously have no clue how many of each size is realistic!!!

bonitadiane - 53 days ago
I'm in shock that Twinny had baby. I'm so excited and anxious to hear some new news. I can't believe I'm 36 weeks today too. I'm starting to get very anxious and excited to meet baby. Twinny... Hoping all is well. Keep us posted when you get the chance. Big hugs.

jojo - 55 days ago
Wk 34 for me too.. Got midwife on Wed, praying to hear good news that she's turned and is head down.. hope all ok ladies it's gone very quiet. Thinking of Twinny and her baby Kacy and hoping that they'll soon be home together :) xxx

aksnods - 55 days ago
Week 34 and I am officially moved. My whole bodyhurts

jojo - 60 days ago
Hey ladies.. good to hear from you bonita glad your ok. Like you am feeling the weight of this lil girl this week my left side ribs feel quite bruised. . Off work tho from today until Mon. So so glad and so looking forward to my pamper day tomorrow.. think I too have a bit of nesting going on as I've washed all the babys first size clothes, towels and cot bedding today.. 34 wks tomorrow exciting times :)

bonitadiane - 60 days ago
Good morning ladies... Or should I say afternoon? Lol Twinny... Yeaaaah to growth spurt. Way to go baby. We need to figure out how she can flip. I too have heard it's unpleasant when they try and flip baby. My friends son was in feet braces for 3 months after birth. They couldn't flip him so she had csection . Have you had csection before? I have... In all honesty it's truly not that bad. II TOTALLY feel the same... I'm hoping and praying for successful Vbac but in the end baby and my health are what's most important. Keep trying natural remedies to flip baby... Even trying talking to her and asking her to flip. I pray she flips!!! Ladies I've been nesting like crazy. I'm thinking by next weekend I should be all set and ready to go. I'm trying to get the whole house, top to bottom cleaned before he gets here. As he'll be so close to the holidays then I won't have to worry about holiday clean up. But, we'll see if I can manage that. I've been feeling very very heavy lately. I'll try and post belly pic. Ok ladies have a great day!!!! I'm 35 weeks. 5 more to go IF he doesn't decide to come early. I have an OB app.. A little nervous to see what he'll say on my growth scan eeeeekkkkkksss.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 66 days ago
Week 34 woohoo! Am off to the fetal growth clinic today to find out if baba is piling the pound on or staying a skinny minnie haha Wish me luck girls!! Xx

bonitadiane - 68 days ago
Hello week 34. :)

glowingwith2 - 72 days ago
And my weekend plans are to tour Labor and Delivery, Install the car seat, and finally pack my hospital bag. I also have to squeeze in tile selections for the house... which should be fun. But it sounds like another busy weekend!

glowingwith2 - 72 days ago
The struggle is real! LOL, Lots of complaints here too. Snooks, I've had a tender knee also at times. I'm so extremely tired, it's difficult to make it out of bed and to work. Yesterday we were at our friends house and I had probably 3 contractions in an hour. Plus it feels like this little boy has his butt sticking right out the top of my belly. The pressure on my cervix is leaving me achey now. I get my cervix checked on Wednesday.... I'm hoping to be starting to dilate, and effacing even a little... that would be great news!

blondeabby - 72 days ago
Snooks-I am in the same boat:( I would love her to come early:) my last was 2 days early...does that count?? I am hoping for 20 days early for this one:) lol maybe on oct 1??

snooks - 72 days ago
There is something painful/irritating every day! lol! Today, it's my knee. Twisted it funny carrying this unbalanced weight. Sore lower back, too. Otherwise, pretty good. Other days, faint, panting, super tired, braxton hicks. My profile says 38 days til due date but other two babies came 10 days early. EEEKKK!!!

blondeabby - 73 days ago
Glowing-I am making it through:( Not enjoying it at all:( by noon I just want to run away home. I am having such bad pain on my left upper belly lower rib. I just want to barf! Hope you are doing well:)

blondeabby - 73 days ago
Glowing-I am making it through:( Not enjoying it at all:( by noon I just want to run away home. I am having such bad pain on my left upper belly lower rib. I just want to barf! Hope you are doing well:)

afshanm07 - 73 days ago
Hi ladies how r u. I feel so much pressure down there as well swollen feet alittle.and baby moving and kicking pains.

glowingwith2 - 73 days ago
My doctor only guessed by grabbing my tummy and feeling the baby in there. I'm not sure how accurate that is. LOL... I guess I will find out more after my ultrasound. How are you feeling today Blonde? I wish I had more time to be able to take off work. I've been feeling more pressure on my cervix lately, and baby kicks are getting painful!

blondeabby - 74 days ago
5.5 lbs is great Glowing :) last week this girl was already about 6.5 lbs ...I am just hoping now for under 10lbs:)

glowingwith2 - 74 days ago
I had my 35 week appointment this morning. I officially start weekly appointments now. My doctor laughed when I said I was excited to have my cervix checked because 'it feels like things are starting to change'. We are almost there!! Next Wednesday I will get checked for the first time... then I get another ultrasound in about two weeks to check the size. He thinks my boy is feeling 'average' size - Which is around 5.5 pounds. I'm totally ok not having a 9 pound baby! my first was only 5 pounds!

blondeabby - 74 days ago
Thanks Glowing. I am going into talk to my principal in the am. I have a union too. I just wish people would use their common sense! I have 5 and a half weeks to go. You would think they would lay off a little?? I have been at that school since 2006 and with the school board for 12 years ..you would think they would have a little compassion :(

glowingwith2 - 74 days ago
Oh no!! Be careful Blonde! You have been working like crazy in these last few weeks. At least you are at home resting. That doesn't seem fair for them to do that.... but my work sort of did the same to me. Just not physical activity. Get some rest... I hate fainting, it makes me feel all out of sorts!

blondeabby - 74 days ago
My work gave me a new schedule that I can't do:( on my feet, bending, stairs at least 25 times a day, etc... I did it for 2 days and had to take today off. I have fainted and feel awful:(

glowingwith2 - 75 days ago
Last day in 34 weeks! It's really starting to go fast. My son has been head down for awhile, I'm finally starting to feel pressure down below. Some days I feel like I don't have much longer to go, other days I feel fine. My water broke at 35 weeks with my daughter, so wondering if I will go early again. I still haven't packed my hospital bag yet though. My daughter was born in Australia and I had a full 52 weeks off with her. I'm really happy I didn't have my first baby in the US because I would have had such a hard time returning to work and leaving a 3 month old. I could technically take longer, but I won't receive any pay and I would lose my health insurance since I am the primary. So messed up, but hey... this is what you get with the USA.

blondeabby - 75 days ago
Only 12 weeks!! I have 52 weeks. And I can extend it another 36 weeks without pay and keep my job. 12weeks?? I still had stitches with my first at that point.I feel so badly for you:(

snooks - 75 days ago
Baby is head down. 1st time for me. Yay!!! One breech C-sec and one side-side til 31 hours of labour and she came up face up V-bac. So.....I feel like I have a bowling ball in my crotch. Damn, I'm in pain. Crotch, back and pelvis HURT. Boo hoo...

glowingwith2 - 75 days ago
18 Days of sick leave!? You are so lucky. I have a 4 year old, so all of my sick days go to her when she is sick. I do have a week of paid vacation I've been holding on to for when I need to take some days at the end of my pregnancy. We only get 12 weeks off for maternity leave here, so I am trying to save the full 12 weeks for when I spend them with my baby. My vacation time is for when I need a personal day as things get rough towards the end. I'm starting to feel more pressure down in my cervix. My Braxton Hicks are getting a lot stronger. I hope the doctor checks me on Wednesday. I'm can't wait to see if I'm dilating at all!

blondeabby - 76 days ago
Made it !! There for a while I did not think I would make it it 34 weeks. Now I have a big goal to make it to 37 weeks:) I have until October 17th before mat leave starts. But I have18 days of sick days I can take before:) Now I need to decide how I am going to take them:)

msjenn727 - 86 days ago
Hey ladies! Did more shopping for baby lastnight.Went on a walmart shopping spree lol, but still have so much more to get. I have an ultrasound appt in the morning and saturday i'll be 35 weeks.Still haven't packed for the hospital yet, but i'm making gradually making progress lol.

mammaramirez - 87 days ago
Had my appointment today.... I go back in 2 weeks.... she already gave me the heads up that they'll be testing me for Group B Strep since I did test positive for it during my last pregnancy. I guess I won't be bringing my son to that apt lol

monica28 - 89 days ago
34 weeks today!!!! the due date is slowly getting closer ladies!!! had my shower Saturday it turned out really nice but I still have so much stuff to buy.

mammaramirez - 89 days ago
MsJenn - they certainly do! You have 5 more weeks! I'm jealous because you actually know your date lol

msjenn727 - 89 days ago
Mamma- lol these babies have a mind of their own!

mammaramirez - 89 days ago
34 weeks! Meaning I have 6 weeks left based on my due date.... but based on my hunch... I'll probably be waiting 7 weeks...

msjenn727 - 92 days ago
Hello 34 weeks! Today is also the day of my babyshower, I'm very excited. Dr also called me and told me that my c section is scheduled for Sept 30th. YAYYY!

leanbean - 95 days ago
MOMII~ I hear ya, but at the same time, I can't wait! hahahah.... MZHO~ I'm sorry things are so stressful. Hope that these next few weeks go by quickly for you and all is well. Hang in there.

Mzholston - 100 days ago
So the past few nights ive been waking up with a sour stomach. Meaning I wake up burping rotten eggs because my food has not digested from the day before and it sits in my stomach and just curdles. Has anyone else had this issue and what helped? I know there is not much time left but I am sooooooo ready for her to come out and feel semi normal again. I know she's healthy and growing strong I just have so many things on my plate this is my only thing to look forward to right now. My 5 year old started kindergarten so that excitement has come and gone now I just need my little one to be born so life can go on. Plus im not aure how things are going to work with her father and I so I need her to come so I can make substantial moves for baby girl her sister and myself. My stress is through the roof and I'm hanging on by a thread. No more complaints its the end and it about time for this part of the journey to be over!! Yay! Hope you ladies are doing well.

MOMIIB - 101 days ago
Wow, 34wks already! Time really needs to slowwww down. I have sooooo much yet to do!!!

mommy97101114 - 114 days ago
Monika01-When I went to my specialist appt last week at 32weeks & 5days they said he weighed 5lbs & 12ozs. Scarry to think how big he is going to be.

sarah6485 - 120 days ago
Mash1 that made me burst out laughing :-) haha

monika01 - 120 days ago
they keep telling me that this babe is normal size but i went for a measurement at 31 and they said 70 ish.. percentile then told me she was 4.5 already ( which is defiantly not 70 ish). and then i saw my chart and it was 79% i know they always scale down.. i know bc with my last they said 90-95 and she was 120 percentile 7.99 at 34 wks. so ya i bet they are wrong ! i am ok as i will have a csection.. still don't know my date… irk., 18 or 20 they said.. yay. so almost 38 wks… feel like the last few wks here are super tough never been this preggy…… as for names me and mine ar now separated and so i get all naming part even though he was like whatev er before on the name and hated all of them .. and had no name picked out..? so weird. any ways i think she will be Emilya arianna or emylia rosalie… ??

brandyb1984 - 120 days ago
Bummed i have to have another c section. .. however in hsving my tubes tied. At the same time...



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