Sunday, January 22, 2012

32 weeks

How far along: 32 weeks 
Next appointment: Feb 7th - Doing the 2 week visits now. 
Any new aches/pains: Just soreness in my back 
Maternity clothes: Of course! 
Sleep: I fall asleep really quickly and get about 4-5 good hours of sleep. After that it's kinda iffy and no matter what I wake up at 6:30 and feel as though I could wake up instead I sleep for another 30 minutes. 
Best moment this week: 
Movement: LOTS and lots. 
Food cravings: Pancakes sound delish! 
Belly button: It's flat 
Signs of Labor: Occasional braxton hicks
What I’m looking forward to this week: Conrad being home this weekend and NO football games. Although I'm excited that the Patriots will be in the Super Bowl! Wahooooo!!! 

How big is baby: Large Jicama
Average size: 16.7 inches, 3.75 pounds.

By now, your baby is taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, he'll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth.  Your baby is actually back to a curled-up position (you try standing up in those cramped quarters!). At 32 weeks pregnant, you're likely feeling tapping and squirming instead of your baby's signature rocking and rolling. That's because, while comfy, your baby is a bit tight for exercise space right now. Your baby has also probably settled into the head-down, bottoms-up position in your pelvis in preparation for birth. That's because the fetus's head fits better at the bottom of your inverted, pear-shaped uterus. It also makes it easier during childbirth if your baby comes out head first. Fewer than five percent of babies prefer the bottom-down (or breech) position by full-term. Don't worry if your baby hasn't assumed the head-down position yet. There's still a good chance he will flip head-side-down before birth — even in the tight confines of your uterus.

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