At 39 weeks pregnant, you’ve got what is officially considered a full-term baby!
Your baby now weighs around seven to eight pounds and measures 19 to 21 inches! Heidi Murkoff, author of What To Expect When You’re Expecting, takes you this amazing week of your pregnancy.
It’s week 39, and you’re in the homestretch now. Good news for your very-stretched out belly – and your larger-than-ever baby, since it’s pretty crowded inside there. It helps that your baby’s just about done growing, weighing in at 7 or 8 pounds – or maybe even heavier – and measuring up at 19 to 21 inches. The only thing still growing up a storm at the moment is your little one’s brain, which will continue to develop at a mind-boggling rate for the first three years of your smarty-pants’ life.
Also in development this week are his tear ducts, though they won’t actually produce any tears until several weeks after birth. So while your newborn will definitely be able to communicate his needs by crying – trust me on that – the waterworks won’t start rolling down those cheeks for a while. It’ll be all crocodile tears for your little gator.
And speaking of cheeks, your baby’s are chubbier and more deliciously kissable than they were just a short while ago. His skin now has a protective fat layer covering the blood vessels across his body, and his formerly translucent pink complexion becomes a tad darker as skin pigment starts to develop. No matter what skin color your baby will eventually wear, your little one will be born with a light skin tone until his pigmentation deepens to the color he’s destined to be.
And on top of his sweet little noggin he might be sporting a full head of hair. Or, he might be a cutie cue ball. Or, somewhere in between. But it doesn’t matter much. From head to toe, this just-about-baked baby finally resembles the little person you’ll soon come to know and love.
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My mom is on her 39 weeks today
Can't wait to see my baby brother
39 weeks tomorrow and getting my c section ❤️ my sweet girl is over 9 lbs right now and I am exhausted lol so ready to meet her
My baby girl is 9 months old now and said her first word today 😊 ..and I still remember these videos I so eagerly watch each week during my entire pregnancy 🥰 how time flies
Now am in my 39 th week. Hope to see my baby soon can't wait to hold him or her in my arms 😇😍😍😍 but past one month am getting contractions and sleepless nights headache nausea and vomiting sensation. Praying and hoping for a vaginal delivery. Pls pray for me dear friends 😍😍😍.
Iam almost 39 weeks my first baby girl I miss her so muchhh ya Allah give health baby
I'm getting weaker and tired ,I'm 39 weeks, I can't wait to see my son.
Due tomorrow been experiencing lower back pain since Wednesday night it has gotten more intense since way early this morning losing my mucus plug and bloody show still not sure when to go to the hospital even though the pain is intense it's doable for now
Been doing home stretches to go into labor! 39 weeks today 🙂
Being induced next Saturday! This may be our last video! Can’t wait to meet our baby boy 🤍
39 weeks today with our first! A sweet baby girl. In a middle of a pandemic this little miracle is happening 💞🤗👣👶🏽
Exactly 39 weeks today. Can't wait to meet my baby girl inshallah 😍
Nw m facing 39 weeks …… waiting for 2Nd baby
39 weeks and 5 days today & she is way to comfortable in my belly. Both my other kids were born 38 and 39wks so this is the longest stretch and my last so enjoying it the best I can during the middle of an epedemic. Thanka to Covid-19
I’ve been watching these since I found out & now this is my last video🥺 omggggg
39 weeks and 2 days 😍🤔
i'm 39 weeks tomorrow! no signs of any kind of labor except braxton hicks.
I’m crying because this may be the last weekly video I watch lmao anyone else
39 weeks today 🥳
I am 38week and 6 days pregnant
This video was no help
39 weeks tomorrow..no signs of labour yet ☹️
39+2 and she's still up so high. Getting impatient.
38 weeks now. Baby needs to get out. GET OUT!! Can't handle it anymore 🤦♀️🤦♀️
I’m now 39 weeks with my baby boy
i was born
That baby looks like George Lopez.
Getting induced tomorrow 1/4/19 scared to DEATH. #39weeks WE MADE ITTTT 💜💛💜💛💜
Almost there! So exciting!
almost 40 weeks and baby still not ready, due in dec 16 2018
39 weeks today 💏 can’t wait to see my princess just waiting now when she decides to come out. So anxious already I’m so ready
Baby, GET OUT OF ME 😣
Well I am 38 weeks today my baby belly is still small nobody could say I am pregnant that's weird
39 Weeks!✋ Victoria will be here 10/31/18❤️❤️❤️
39 weeks todayyyyyyyyyyyy 😫😬😂😂😂😂😍🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 I can’t wait 😊😇
My babby dropped I'm 39 weeks and am getting light contractions, any day now !
39weeks pregnant can i eat icecream
I'm having my baby today at 9am via csection 💙💙 wish me luck !!!
I can't wait to see chase love my baby brother
39 weeks in just two days. can’t wait to see my baby girl! Everyweek for the past 9 months, I always check your episodes to keep me educated throughout this process. thanks!
39 weeks today and waiting for baby to come out. 😊
I'm being induced at 39 weeks . Next Saturday is theeee day 🖤🖤🖤
39 weeks today 🤢
Thanks for the information .