32 weeks

Wow! Can't believe we only have 8 weeks (give or take a couple) to go!!! Time sure is flying by now.

Week 32 of Pregnancy:

This week your baby weighs almost four pounds and could be up to 19 inches long. And though that's a head-to-toe length, 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 prepartion 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 or she will flip head-side-down before birth — even in the tight confines of your uterus.

While your baby is still getting nourishment through the umbilical cord, it won't be long before you'll be bringing on the breast milk or formula (and soon after, the mashed carrots and peas). In anticipation of that momentous transition to mouth feeding, your baby's digestive system is all set and ready to go.

And because your baby is accumulating more fat, his or her skin is finally turning opaque (like yours), which means those see-through days are over. Though weeks away from D-day, your baby's looking more and more like a newborn.

And speaking of that big day, hope you're resting up for it — because your bambino certainly is. In preparation for that big first date with you, your baby is sleeping like a baby — with sleep cycles of 20 to 40 minutes long (which would also account for the decrease in movement you're likely feeling these days).

How far along: 32 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 23.5 lbs

Maternity clothes: Oh yeah

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep:  Can't get enough and it's getting easier and easier to oversleep in the mornings! I have to shower at night because I can't wake up early enough in the mornings!

Best moment this week: Getting to hear Mason's heartbeat for over 20 minutes yesterday at my NST appt.

Movement: Like crazy! I can tell Mason is getting bigger because his kicks and movements are stronger. Grow baby grow!!!

Food cravings: Not really

Food aversions:  Depends on the day!

Gender:  Male

Labor Signs: Nope

Belly Button in or out:  Pretty much out

What I miss: Not much! I've enjoyed every single day of my pregnancy so far!!!

What I am looking forward to: Sonogram on Tuesday!!

Pictures :)

31w5d - Big ol' polka dots!!

And Today - 32 Weeks

1 comment

  1. I love catching up on these post. I love pregnancies. LOVE THEM. And, it's not just because I have baby fever LIKE crazy. I really wish I knew about blogging when I was pregnant so I could do this for me and Dav. ♥


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