Monday, January 11, 2010

Week 32....

So week 32.... lots of pricking going on with my fingers. Everything went ok for the most part. My blood sugar has been right on target so that was great. My doctors appointment went fantastic. Baby Joey was moving non stop especially when trying to listen to his heart. It was at 160. He just would not stop kicking. We all had a laugh. My meeting with the dietitian went ok. It was a little bit pointless but then again it was for my baby so it did have importance. Tomorrow we go it for an ultrasound and I can not wait to see how big this lil babe has grown. 3-5 weeks left =)

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By week 32, your baby weighs nearly 4 pounds! The crown-to-rump length of your baby is approximately 11.7 inches and the total length is about 18.9 inches. Your uterus is now 5 inches above your bellybutton. Sleeping boy. the baby sleeps 90-95% of the day, and sometimes experiences REM sleep, an indication of dreaming. 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.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to hear your sugars are where they should be, and that Joey is giving you very active reminders that he is okay and growing well. I am thinking of you as you are approaching the end of this journey. Can't wait to see a picture of you precious baby boy!