January 30, 2012

32 Weeks- 8 Months Pregnant!!

How Far Along: 32 Weeks

Size of baby: Still a Squash (Not the yellow kind, but the orange pumpkin-looking kind) about 18.9 inches and nearly 4 pounds!!

Total Weight Gain: 143.3 up at about 18 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: I really need to go get some comfier maternity pj's. I only have 2 pairs of maternity lounge pants,and 1 maternity nightgown, also needing some new nursing bras and sleeping bras.

Movement: So, not sure if this means Claire has switched positions, but I have been feeling her waaaay over to my right side. Like really far over on my side nearing my back! Maybe its an arm or leg stretching, or maybe she is in a more sideways position?

Sleep: I finally had a good nights sleep last night, so that was great. Graham has been waking up the past couple of nights and not been able to settle back down. He finally slept all night last night, so I feel a lot better today. Chad was sweet and I got to nap a few times this weekend, but for some reason napping is hard for me, so I really needed a good nights sleep.

What I miss: I'm getting to that part in pregnancy where I'm past the cute-pregnant stage and feeling just plain huge. So, I miss finding what to wear easily and wearing normal clothes.
Cravings: Nothing in particular this week.

Symptoms: Some heartburn in the evenings, linea nigra is getting darker, and I'm starting to have some mild swelling in the evenings. Nothing like I had with Graham, but I think my feet and ankles look slightly swollen and my wedding ring is a little harder to take off at night. Also, still having braxton hicks.

Best Moment This Week: Graham gave my tummy another kiss last night. I can't wait to see these two together!!
Best Comment of the Week: Nothing in particular comes to mind.

What I'm looking forward to: My baby shower, finishing up the nursery (hopefully this weekend we will be able to get a lot done), painting her rocking chair and touring the hospital.

Milestones:Now that your baby has grown so long and your uterus is higher, you might notice a new discomfort. Your baby is probably head-down and may occasionally stretch out and kick you in the ribs. The pressure on your rib cage can make you sore, especially if one of your baby's feet becomes caught. You can prevent this by sitting up straight as much as possible. Because your baby's demands for vitamins and minerals are higher than ever right now, you should continue to take your parental vitamins for the entire pregnancy.

This week your baby's movements will peak. You should continue to monitor the fetal movements daily and address any concerns with your caregiver. The wrinkles in your baby's face are disappearing and fat is still being deposited throughout the baby's body.

The body growth slows down from now on.

Because of the lack of space in the uterus, the legs are drawn up in what is known as the fetal position.

As a preparation for breastfeeding, your baby has learned to root for the breast. The baby will turn its head if touched on the cheek and open its mouth if the bottom lip is tickled. By this time the baby can also suck and swallow in a coordinated way.

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