Size: Head of cabbage (about 3lbs,16 inches long)
I left work and drove straight to the mall at 9am yesterday because I was so uncomfortable. I literally wore a pair of maternity jeans and top out of the store and drove straight back to work! I also ordered a few things online last week that just arrived.
I feel much better this week and I am attributing it to going to yoga. It seems to help alleviate my back pain and round ligament pain - plus it is so relaxing! I am starting to feel a lot more pressure and have noticed some swelling by the end of the day. Moving around is difficult - sometimes I sit on the floor because it's easier than getting up from the couch.
|Baby A, size of a head of cabbage|
- Baby measurements are 16 inches and weighs about 3 pounds.
- The head is almost 3.5 inches in diameter.
- The feet are nearly 2.5 inches long.
- The baby controls its own body temperature.
Hands are now fully formed and fingernails are growing. Can be seen on ultrasound scans grasping their other hand or feet, this is helping with nerve development. Eyelids are opening and closing, and will often make rapid eye movements - a sign they could be dreaming.
If you have not experienced any swelling yet, it is highly probable that you will, as approximately 40 to 75 percent of women will experience mild swelling related to pregnancy. It may feel like you are running out of room as your uterus grows up under your ribs (yes). However, baby, placenta and uterus will continue to get larger, you still have 10 weeks to go. The average weight gain during pregnancy is 25 to 35 pounds. About half of this weight is concentrated in the growth of the uterus, the placenta, the baby and in the volume of amniotic fluid. At this point, you should be gaining about a pound a week.