32 Weeks

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How far along? 32 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: + 25 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yup.
Stretch marks? Yeabsolutely.
Sleep: Some days are better than others. Lately, the lack of sleep has had more to do with sinus issues rather than the baby.
Best moment this week: Stepping on the scale and realizing that I had only gained 2 pounds over Thanksgiving! One of the benefits to filling up so quickly! Feeling those tiny hiccups. Watching the kids’ reaction to his kicks. Watching my daughter have people feel her tummy for “her baby” and she will put their hand on her ribs and say, “He’s way up high today” or “Him’s sticking his booty out of my bewwy button!” I love that she’s coming around to the idea of being a big sister.
Worst moment this week: Nearly constant sciatic nerve pain.
Movement: All the time. I love feeling all of his kicks and jabs and somersaults!
Food cravings/aversions: Mt. Dew. Oof.
Gender: BOY
Labor Signs: Nada. Just lots ‘o Braxton Hicks contractions.
Belly Button in or out? Most definitely in but it’s getting flatter everyday. I won’t be surprised if it never actually pops out though.
What I miss: Energy. And wine.
What I am thankful for: That I made it another week successfully through this pregnancy! That this baby is healthy.
What I am looking forward to: Naming this kid. Getting the crib and last dresser into his room and getting everything cleaned/organized.
Milestones: Nothing too major right now. But we are getting closer and closer to the point of no return!
Symptoms: shedding hair, exhaustion, sore boobs, heartburn, burgeoning belly.
Technical baby news: Your baby has working organs, muscles and bones, and he can demonstrate his mobility by moving his head from side to side. Measuring 11 ½ inches (29 cm) from crown to rump and around 4 pounds, a 32 week fetus is practicing hard for life outside your belly, breathing in and swallowing amniotic fluid to help strengthen his lungs and digestive system. He opens and closes his eyes, but they stay closed most of the time — he sleeps about 90% of the day.

The lungs are almost mature now, and your baby would have an excellent chance of survival if you were to go into preterm labor this week. Of course, every day he stays in the womb is another day he has to fatten up and gain strength, so you should be aware of any preterm labor signs and call your caregiver if you suspect your baby is on the way.

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