- Weighs about three pounds and is 17 inches long. Since most full-term babies are between 20 and 22 inches long at 40 weeks’ gestation, your baby will pack on more pounds than inches in the 10 weeks or so.
- Is starting to get a little crowded in there, but still has room to wiggle and roll and punch and kick.
- Despite all the movement, it’s still damn near impossible to tell what position your baby is in for sure (head down, breech, transverse, etc.), but it’s also still too early to be worrying about it. MOST babies settle into a head-down position around 36 weeks, and some still manage to flip themselves around after that.
- May feel like you’re gestating a pissed-off housecat rather than a chubby wittle baby at this point, with some movement and kicks causing ACTUAL PHYSICAL PAIN. Some women experience kicks so sharp and unnerving they mistake them for uterine contractions, even if they’ve already been through pregnancy and labor and should really know better.
- Some of these women may even write pregnancy guides on the Internet.
Aaahhhh… doesn’t that have a nice ring to it? No real complaints over here, except for heartburn! I don’t know how people who get heartburn on a regular basis deal with it. I’m tired and cranky, but that can be expected.
Dylan is extremely active and I feel him all over the place! Way up high and waaaay down low. Those are the ones that can be painful! Everything looked good at my doctor’s appointment last week, and I’m starting two week appointments now, so I have another one next Thursday.
I have certainly reached “large and in charge” status if I wasn’t there before.