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. Some doctors do not see their patients every other week until now. So, if you were going to the doctor monthly, you may begin going once every other week now.
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.
lissie**** - 50 days ago
Juliesmom// I didn't realize they give you steroids. I'm glad. That's going to help if things end up going in that direction.
Juliemom24 - 58 days ago
Baby was measuring realllllly small at the appt so now they are monitoring me really closely. I have to be seen twice a week for NST and ultrasounds. They also injected me with steroids in case they have to induce him early. Serious ugh.
Juliemom24 - 58 days ago
Letroise, that's true. Only six more weeks for you. That seems really close! Sorry you have to deal with the Dr. asst. though.
letroise11 - 59 days ago
It's exciting whenever you get to see the baby. I'm still see the doctors assistant and she said now I start seeing her once a week. She really gets on my nerves, but Friday I am 34 weeks so notice time left but still so much to do
Juliemom24 - 62 days ago
So happy to be 32 weeks! I probably say that about every week. haha. This week I have my ultrasound to check growth so I'm extra excited!
aksnods - 95 days ago
Btw to ladies in here it's ok to deliver by c if that has to happen. Had emergency c section with my first cause of infection in my placenta after laboring 18 hrs. She was still as perfect and I love her all the same. :)
aksnods - 95 days ago
So tired of being pregnant. My gallery bladder is bad so I have to have that out after pregnancy. I dislocated my pelvis in my sleep so now I have to go to physical therapist once a week. Moving in two weeks cause we sold our house but will move again soo cause we r renting a place til we find what we want so going to move twice this year. Hubby and I arguing. He has been distant lately and not really making us a priority. Tired of nagging so I will keep kid Fri m bothering him and hope he sees error of his ways soon. If he wants time other than time with us we will make him miss us. And make him super alone! Ha. Btw I have had a preggo emotionally crazy day if u ha e not noticed
matoks - 99 days ago
waooo,work free for six months?that sounds great enough time for the family and to av some rest,u really deserve it,dont worry u wont deliver with c s,she will change am sure of that,super excited and wish we are in october already so that i can start counting days to meet little being......will pack my hospital bag nextweek,still have some little items to buy,i dnt want to buy clothes nw till she arrives,bought other things and overall,september pls be fast ahahah
jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 99 days ago
Oh I tell u Matoks if shes anything.like my other 2 girls she will not b quiet when she arrives. Haha. I'm really getting excited about meeting her...like u said she still has time to change position so i'm keeping my fingers crossed as really dont want a c- section! Glad ur itching has settled down! Happy weekend girls. 4 weeks today i'm work free for 6mths...wooohooooo :o) Xx
matoks - 99 days ago
tnx twinny the itching is nt dat much and not feeling as such again.....i believe baba will still turn to normal position,the scan i did @20weeks baba was breach but i did another 4th night ago the head is down already in a normal position...theres still time for her to change position so dnt be panic just kip praying and always ensure u lay with your side i think that helps too,mine has been much active that i had to tell hubby i dnt know when dis little being sleep,always disturbing mummy,child differs guess ur missy will be a quiet one when she arrives ahahahaaah.
ASergeantsWife - 99 days ago
AHHH! Baby Maleiya is beautiful and perfect but in a frank breech position. praying she turns on her own.
jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 100 days ago
Hi girlys. Matoks, stretch marks r our war injurys - they will fade over time but will remain as a reminder to u of the best thing you will ever accomplish in ur life. As for itchyness i'm getting that too, think maybes its a little thrush - if it becomes discomforting for u see ur dr and ger some cream. Woohoo Bonita on ur upcoming scan, how fab!!! Made up for u and Jojo that u both got little movers in there! My missy isnt so active, all went well at midwife, no concerns at all. Fab heartbeat, measuring 33+wks, water fine...my midwife is lovely - she asked me about my fetal scan and when I told her about the nasty commemts from the sonographer she wanted to make a complaint on my behalf haha...I reassured her i'm taking my mum with me of anyone speaks put of term to me my mum will batter her haha. As for baba shes still lying sideways :o( My midwife said they will give me a couple more weeks and then I could possibly be referred to the breech clinic to turn missy...if thats a no go I wud end up with a Cesar :o( Like I need something else to worry about as I defo dont want one of them. I cant wait to have this munchkin...am so bummed having things to worry about!!! Aaaarrrgghhhh!!!! Anyone know the position of their baba? Xx
matoks - 100 days ago
awww thank u ladies u just put a smile on me with your message.but do u think the itching could be infection or its normal at this stage?not much though,comes once in a while,no abnormal discharge.
jojo - 100 days ago
Matoks - wear your stretchmarks with pride as the privileged to carry and grow the precious life inside you truly is a miracle :-) bonita I'm with you. . This little girl is definitely the most active baby I've ever carried and I'm enjoying every minute. . How'd your MW appointment go today twinny?
bonitadiane - 100 days ago
Thank you ladies. I have an ultrasound scheduled for Monday. I'm a little anxious but deep down I feel all will be ok.
Twinny... I forgot to ask what is that show about? One born every minute? I'm not familiar with it. I'm assuming it's baby born. I say do it. What a great way to have baby's first moments captured... And professionally too. :)
I'm 33 weeks already... I can't help but keep thinking about this possibly being last... :( I'm enjoying and taking in every second. Best part is that he's definitely the most mover. My girls never moved nearly as much. So.. I'm really enjoying it. Until they start to hurt.
Hope you ladies have a great day.
Matoks ... It's all worth it. Even stretch marks.
matoks - 101 days ago
hey ladies,quite some days,bonita just worry less all will be well though av not heard that before,jojo am so jealous of u and your sister as am missing my siblings marriage has made me distance from dem......am fine here just dat am feeling some itching in my private part dunno what could be the cause,hubby showed me some stretch mark down my tommy xterday,its so annoying i never noticed it and i hate stretch marks dnt know what i can do to get rid of it,am not happy abt it all,its soooooo irritating to me.
jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 101 days ago
Good evening ladies. Bonita I havent heard of having low fluids, I am aware u can start leaking which is why they ask u what colour it is to establish if its from round baba...like Jo said, at least they r keeping an eye on JJ and putting his safety first. If it does keep coming out they will defo induce u coz baba needs the amniotic fluids to survive in - the positive about it is they have told u he is doing ok and we r past the point of developed lungs with r growth...fingers crossed hestays put for abit longer for u hun as it would still b a nervous time but like with all pregnacys, u r being monitored and thats fab. Take it easy chick and keep us updated how ur next apmt goes. Jojo am so jealous of a pamper day, can I come with u and ur sis? Hahaha Youz will have a lovely time, I love sister bonding sessions :o) Xxx
jojo - 101 days ago
Aww Twinny.. I can't believe the hosp techs are like that with you. Just cos they are medical scans doesn't mean you don't have the need to watch.. if anything it should be part of it to give reasurrance!! Bloody NHS does my head in sometimes.. think bonita is right and some staff are meaner than others!! Hey I think you should do one born every minute hun.. I love that programme. How cool would it be to see you on there :-) Glad Evie had a fab day in school bless her xx bonita I can't remember the last time I was pampered or the last time I had a day with my sister.. can't tell you how excited they are.. sorry to hear about your fluids hun.. try not to worry docs have a tendency to make things sound worse than it actually is.. it's good they are looking after you and your lil man
. Exciting tho you may get to meet him sooner than you thought
bonitadiane - 101 days ago
JoJo... I'm so jealous of all the future pampering in your future. It's truly deserved. I'd love love love a day of pampering. I think I'd be lost.
Twinny... Sorry to hear the ultrasounds aren't so pleasant as you aren't able to see bubs, that stinks!!! I think some techs are just more mean than others. Even doing medical stuff why can't she let u see screen and baby. :( sorry.
I had my OB appointment and was told my fluids were a little low. I need another ultrasound within this week to check it again, I was told IF it's low... We need to sit and talk about possibly inducing. :( I'm so nervous and unsure of this??? Have any of you ladies heard of this?
I'm going to do some research now but I'm going to try and not get worked up about this till we get results from next scan.
OB said I was measuring ok. That's a relief.
jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 102 days ago
Oh BTW....did I tell u girls I got an invitation to take part in the next series of One Born Every Minute? Haha I got a ltr thru post they filming in the ozzy i'm going to between Oct & Dec this yr hahaha funny thing is I always said I would love to be in it coz i've watched it from day 1 but now the reality of the nation seeing ya bits on telly is a no no...shame tho haha xx
jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 102 days ago
Hi girls. Has it been 3 days since I last posted! How quick r these days going. My daughter went back to school today so i've had a day off from work so I could drop her off and pick her up :o) No worries there she absolutely loved it, didnt want to come home and cant wait til tomorrow. My next checks r midwife this Thursday, scan and consultation following Thursday (18th) then anethasist apmt on 23rd. All milestones and moving this pregnancy along soooo quickly. I have been really tired today, so unlike me I went to bed for a couple of hrs. Disappointing thing for me unlike u girls is yes i'm having scans but they r 'medical' scans - she didnt even show me the monitor at the last one until the end when she found babas blood flow in her brain they dont offer u a decent viewing. My mum is going to come the next one, I told hubby it was abit of a waste him coming to sit like last time for soooo long, not see anything and then be told alls ok. I am date watching massively, I am so ready to finish work but on thr other hand dont wanna wish it away as this is defo my last time being pregnant!! Xx
jojo - 102 days ago
Bet you can't wait for cuddles with him now.. he's perfect bonita :) I can't believe either how fast these weeks are going.. 32 for me this week.. got some exciting things coming up.. end of this month I've taken a few days off work and am going for a back massage and afternoon tea with one of the girls from work who is also pregnant.. she is 3wks ahead of me so are both looking forward to that.. then I'm having a pamper day with my sister on 9th Oct which I also can't wait for :-) when is your next scan now twinny??
bonitadiane - 103 days ago
Thanks JoJo. I will say I'm in love with that pic. I find myself looking at it all the time. It's funny you should mention if I see resemblance ... I do. And I did at ultrasound as we were having some excellent face pics of him. He was sooo cooperative. To me he totally resembled hubby. My mother in law has a pic of my husband and he's about 8-9 months in pic. And JJ reminded me sooo much of that pic.
Yeaaah JoJo for 6 more weeks!!! I'm only trying to get on things as I feel time will totally catch up to me without knowing.
That ultrasound was a total eye opener that baby is really on his way. I still can't believe we are at home stretch.
I remember being weeks pregnant and chatting with you ladies about symptoms and guessing baby gender.lol
Hope u all have a super Monday!!!!
jojo - 103 days ago
Omg bonita.. how precious is he hun.. absolutely gorgeous. I love those cute chubby cheeks. Fantastic pic of him for you to treasure. Can you see any resemblances hun? Does he look like hubby or your girls? ? We had a scan this weekend but she was very squished in there haha no where near as good pics as yours. My lil girl is breech!! And weighing around 3lb 15 :) loving your tshirt idea for the girls.. so cute.. can't believe I have 6more weeks left in work :) :) ribs feel very sore today.. think she must have had a party in there last night while I was sleeping haha you ladies are much more organised than me - haven't even thought of my hospital bag yet or washing any baby clothes. Will need to get my butt in gear lol
bonitadiane - 104 days ago
Twinny... I have a huge feeling your right. These last weeks will fly by. I truly believe it's my 2 girls that keep me sooo busy that time is just flying by.
I can't help but be sad though ... That this maybe my last pregnancy. :(
jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 105 days ago
Good morning girls its the weekend....wooo. haha Jojo have a beautiful scan today, cant wait to see some piccys...as for my Evie, dont really know whats going on with her, shes not scared of the dark thankfully so I dont think its been that - she had a calmer nite last nite and was asleep by 7:15!! I just dont get her haha am hoping going back to school on tuesday will make a difference! Bonita welcome back, ur scan piccy is so cute! I think thats a lovely idea getting the kids t-shirts! I mite look at doing that. As for ur hospital bag I am washing missys clothes tomorrow, i've got all my other bits scattered around but as soon as the clothes r washed i'm putting mine and her bags together. I have another midwife apmt this coming thursday then my next growth clinic the week afterso we all know from experience these ckming weeks will fly by! I totally agree aswell, as daft as it sounds it still hasnt sunk in for me that we r having another little person joining r family...I keep wondering how she will change the dynamics with the kids...oooh its so exciting hehe xxx
bonitadiane - 105 days ago
I hate that I can't edit pic. Sorry ladies it's sideways.
bonitadiane - 105 days ago
I had the best ultrasound ever yesterday. The tech got such great views of his beautiful face. He even yawned at us. So precious. I cried. I'm changing my profile pic to one the tech took yesterday of his face. I'm in love!!
bonitadiane - 105 days ago
Hello ladies. So, family is gone.:( my parents left this morning. Boooo. I'm always bummed the day they leave. I'm so spoiled with them here. I managed to get some stuff done before they left. But, still lots more to do.
Has anyone else started on hospital bag? I've got JJ's outfits set and mine will be washed and set as of tomorrow. Sometime next week I'll pick up the finishing items. I want to have that bag packed and not worry.
I also have his clothes washed and put away. He's set up until 3 months. Lol I'll wash next patch after he's born.
I had an ultrasound Thursday to check size. He's weighing 4lb, 14oz give or take a pound. Bc tech couldn't tell me. .. I have to wait till Tuesday when I see ob to see if he's measuring big or not. Boooo.
On a happy note I ordered the girls shirts they'll wear when they meet baby brother. One says 'big sister' and the other says 'bigger sister'. And each had their name on it. I'll have to take pics when they come in. Sooo excited.
I also ordered JJ a personalized cable blanket. ;)
Yesterday's ultrasound had me in tears as it was such a reality check that a baby is growing inside of me and I a few months we'll be blessed to have another baby.
The girls keep me so busy that it hasn't fully sunk in.
Anyone else feeling this way?
How are you ladies doing?
Did I miss anything?
matoks - 112 days ago
hello week 32,gradually coming to an end
glowingwith2 - 113 days ago
Snooks, I am having TONS of Braxton Hicks also!! At night it's the worst. It makes me think I will go into labor at night. I'm not sure since my first pregnancy my water ruptured and I had to be induced since labor wasn't coming on fast enough.
snooks - 113 days ago
Anemic. Ugh. Feels like heart attack walking upstairs and soooo sleepy and groggy. Iron starting to take effect after only 5 days. Still managing gestational diabetes with food, not insulin. No wheat equals no high glucose. Loads of braxton hicks. Trying to drink enough water. Home stretch, ladies!
glowingwith2 - 114 days ago
afshanm, I'm having lots of BH these days! They get really strong in the evening after I've had dinner. Especially if I am full! Which makes it even worse! Ughhhh...
afshanm07 - 114 days ago
Week 32 finally getting some pains and scard
monica28 - 122 days ago
I had my doctor apt yesterday and they did a very short ultra sound. and my big boy weighs 5ilbs and 5 oz already....she said my due date based on his size is now 10/1/2014 but I will still go by 10/07/2014....seeing him yesterday made me even more anxious to meet him. how are you ladies
monica28 - 124 days ago
msjenn what part of florida do you live in....I live in Miami. I have an apt tomorrow canr wait to get another ultra sound very curious to know how big my baby is. everyone is making jokes about me having twins because im so big. my babyshower is Saturday im kinda excited. I guess but ive been very emotional lately. I don't know about you ladies but im ready to have my baby. he is totally wearing me down physically.
msjenn727 - 126 days ago
The weather was so bad here in Florida yesterday, i missed my ultrasound appt because i hate driving in the rain and an hr away from home too.
msjenn727 - 126 days ago
Mamma- 'I didn't know i was pregnant', still comes on the discovery health channel, i just don't remember the times. Also i was told that ' One Born Every Min' comes on the LMN network (Lifetime Movie Network) on weekends, not the lifetime channel. My television is usually stuck on Disney jr lol!
mammaramirez - 127 days ago
Had a growth check u/s today and a check-up today. All is well with me and baby health wise.... he's measuring 2 weeks ahead (which is consistent with the anatomy scan we had at 18 weeks). Estimating him to be 8-10 lbs at birth, which I KNOW I can handle :). Placenta is still in good position, he's still head down (all good stuff) My doctor is now on board with me waiting until I go into labor naturally. So there will be no more talk of early induction or induction at all unless there is a cause for concern that an induction is necessary. I go back in 2 weeks, then I have one more 2 week apt and then after 36 weeks gestation, I'll be seen every week.
mammaramirez - 128 days ago
I don't think I've ever seen the show. I was addicted to 'I didn't know I was pregnant', but I haven't seen it on lately... then again, my television is usually stuck on cartoons... and national geographic, animal planet, and discovery channel because of a certain 3 year old
msjenn727 - 128 days ago
monica- here in the US, it use to come on television, but i can't seem to find it anymore except on youtube. I always watched the US version, then when i went on youtube, they always show the UK's version. Every night for the past few nights, i get very bad heartburn. I'm up every hr going to pee! It's exhausting!
monica28 - 128 days ago
msjenn727 is this a show that comes on youtube or Netflix..... that seems pretty cool how you would be able to choose. my two experience when having my babies was stuck in bed no walking blood pressure monitng and that silly oxygen mask. I also have trouble at night sleeping I can get in bed at 10 and not fall asleep until like 3-4 am I just kinda toss n turn all night. which is really frustrating since I am still working and I plan on working till I have my baby
msjenn727 - 129 days ago
glowingwith2- you should check it out when you get a chance. Since you will be delivering in the US this time, you may be able to relate to the differences in the show!
glowingwith2 - 129 days ago
MsJenn, You are so right. My first baby was born in Australia, now my boy is due to be born in the US. They handle the birthing experience so differently! Each delivery room has a birthing tub in the bathroom so mom can choose how to labor. They also encourage you to walk around, and not use medicine unless the pain becomes too unbearable. They also allow you to elect for a c-section if you want. So crazy! I'm excited to see how my experience in the US goes. :) I will have to check out the show. I don't think I've seen it before.
msjenn727 - 129 days ago
Ugh i just really feel as though this baby will never be here! I am very tired and it's very hard to nap with the other kids at home. Then at night i'm up every hour it seems and i feel so restless.I'm always on youtube looking at videos of babies and it makes me so jealous. I love the show one born every minute. Has anyone watched that show and noticed how different the US and the UK does things differently?
mammaramirez - 130 days ago
I was going to do a diaper shower but I'm just not in the mood. I still have sooo much to do and I'm running out of time to do it, I'm also running out of the capability of being able to do some of the things myself....... such as rearranging furniture
msjenn727 - 130 days ago
Leanbean- yes my schedule is busy from now until he gets here! Time appears to be moving slowly for me, but im reality it's actually moving pretty fast. I think after my babyshower on the 23rd, things may progress faster!
leanbean - 131 days ago
Went into crazy nesting mode yesterday and got up at 6 and worked all day until 11:30 last night! So happy to get a lot done, but I have so much more that's driving me crazy! hahahaha MAMMAR~ Cute! Love the name! MSJENN~ Sounds like lots to keep you busy and how cute you got to see him eating his hands! MONICA~ Yay for a baby shower!
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