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Your baby continues to grow and develop inside of you. Measuring about 17.5 inches long, she now weighs over 5lbs! And from this week, until two weeks before birth, she will continue to gain about a half-pound of weight each week. Unlike the first trimester, the weight between all babies in the third trimester is much more variable. Some babies weigh more and are taller; other babies weigh less and are shorter.
Also unlike the first trimester, by week 34, not much is changing. Your baby continues gaining weight through the development of subcutaneous fat, and with that weight, is probably gaining strength in his movements. You may even be startled by a sudden jab to the ribs, or be able to see a punch to your belly from the outside!