- Size is approximately 17.72 inches and 4.73 pounds.
- Your baby is the size of a pineapple.
- Your baby’s brain is continuing to develop and bones are hardening.
- Your baby should be kicking about 10 times in an hour, or less.
- Your baby is now keeping eyes open while awake.
You & Your Body
- During this week you may notice overheating, shortness of breath, vaginal discharge, cramps, clumsiness, foggy brain, and headaches.
- You may still notice some Braxton Hicks contractions after sexual activity or exercise. Real contractions aren’t comfortable, keep happening even when you switch position, and increase in intensity and frequency.
- You may also be experiencing some of those now regular symptoms for you: fatigue, constipation, hemorrhoids, swollen ankles or feet, abdominal pressure, and frequent trips to the bathroom.
- If you’re also feeling that sexy pregnancy glow, take advantage!
- Unusual contractions that feel uncomfortable – or 5 or more an hour -- are a reason to call the doctor.
- Make sure you’re getting plenty of water.
- Keep doing those kick counts.
- Make sure you’ve installed your car seat.
- If you’re having twins, delivery may be coming a few weeks earlier for you.
Updated May 1, 2019