Your Pregnancy Week 33

Your Baby

By now, you have all the amniotic fluid you are going to have and the amount will remain consistent until delivery. Your baby's brain continues to grow, and increase the size of his head. Your baby continues to develop fat deposits under the skin, changing the color of his skin from red to pink. If you're having a boy his testicles have moved from their location near the kidneys through the groin to the scrotum. If you are having a girl, her chlorus is relatively prominent. Your baby is approximately 17.5 inches long and weighs a little over four pounds now.

Your Body

You will be gaining about a pound a week now. While mild swelling is normal, be sure to watch out for any sudden (over the course of two to three days), especially in your face. If you do experience sudden swelling, be sure to contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

You can now probably distinguish the baby's knee from his elbow, even though the movements are smaller. You may also notice small movements that appear to be rhythmic in your uterus. This is probably caused by the baby having hiccups and isn't cause for alarm. Take this time to continue learning all you can about your labor, the birth process, your postpartum months.