Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Baby - 33 weeks

I'm about 4.75 lbs & almost 18 inches tall; my central nervous system is still maturing.I'm 33 weeks & 3 days old, only 46 days to go!

Minggu ke-33, bayi kita telah memiliki rupa parasnya yang tersendiri. Rupa inilah nanti yang bakal puan lihat apabila dia lahir kelak. Malah, bayi kita juga sudah boleh membezakan antara terang dengan gelap. Sebagai ibu, inilah masanya puan perlu mendapatkan seberapa bayak rehat yang boleh. Cubalah berbaring sebentar pada waktu tengahari kerana puan mungkin penat ekoran membawa perut yang membesar.

Fetal development in pregnancy week 33

Fetus in eighth month For all the weight and bulk you’re lugging around these days, you’d think your little champ should weigh much more than a mere 5 lbs and measly 17 inches in height, but nope, that’s about the average size for a baby in its thirty-third week. In terms of appearances, they’re getting cuter and pudgier every minute as they pile on the baby fat for those adorable little wrist rolls and chubby toes. And as we’re sure you’ve already noticed they’re getting stronger with every passing day. Nowadays, it’s possible to observe a well-placed kick just by watching your belly—but you already knew that didn’t you? Although they’re getting stronger, your bigger-by-the-day baby is losing space to move around, so the actual rate of movement will drop off in the last few weeks, despite that powerful drop-kick they’ve been working on. Hey, did you know you’ll continue feeling their movements even during labor?

How your baby's growing

The growth spurt continues: by the end of this week your baby could measure as much as 43.7cm/17.2in long from top to toe. By now, she's probably head down in your uterus - most babies are at this point - though she may continue to change position. Her skull bones are still pliable and aren't completely joined, making it easier to exit from the birth canal. Read more information on your baby's development this week.

How your life's changing

You may notice that your feet, hands, face, and ankles have become a bit swollen. This water retention (known as oedema) is often worse in warm weather and later in the day. Surprisingly, drinking more water, not less, will help - so drink up! But if the swelling's severe, and you start to have headaches, call your midwife or doctor straightaway, because these are sometimes symptoms of pre-eclampsia.

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