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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. 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.

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snowrider54 - 3 days ago
32 weeks and feeling pretty good! Still not sleeping great but I guess that's to be expected. Hoping to only have about 6 weeks left until baby. My other kids came early so I'm hoping this one does too! I have another blood draw today. They're just testing iron levels but I feel like I have had so many blood draws with this pregnancy!

bkle - 19 days ago
smiles-- hope everything is going good with your babies :-) Are you ready for two at once?

baby-leo - 19 days ago
hi smailes - hope your pregnancy is going well :)

smiles884 - 21 days ago
Hi all! In week 27, but measuring 32 weeks, as I am pregnant with twins.. hoping to make it as long as you all, or further : )

bkle - 22 days ago
So tired these days, and sometimes for no reason. Must be spring fever!

4girls want a boy - 26 days ago
Ya bkle my daughter did not take the shot very well. The funny thing is she has tooken them well up to today. She use to laugh when she got them and the Dr would look at her like she was crazy.. My older daughter asked her if she cried when she got her shot and she said no I screamed .LOL As far as pregnancy gos I am starting to feel tired , pooped and ready to have this baby out. The kicks hurt , I m hot, tired but I can't sleep. These next 7 weeks or less can just please fly by

onj - 26 days ago
Thanks for the info, bkle! My contractions haven't been regular in a few days, but even the times they have gotten regular, they usually only last b/w 1-2 hours before spreading out. I'll definitely be watching closely though! I was supposed to have an appt yesterday, but it got cancelled due to the blizzard we had, so it got moved to next Friday. But if anything else happens, I'll call to see if they want to see me earlier :)

bkle - 26 days ago
onj---I lost part of mine just days ago. tmi alert: It was like egg yolk but thicker and like slime about the size of a raspberry (if I were to moosh it all together but of course ewww I didn't). No blood in it and the dr said that if there were blood in it then to be concerned because that is the bloody show. He said that it means your body is slowly getting ready to have baby and to just count the contractions. More then 4 lasting more then 45 seconds and hour for more then 2 hours is the time to talk to the dr and be seen. He also said that it didn't matter how strong or painful contractions they are even matter, its the length and consistency that is what is important. I asked him why that was important and he said because everyones pain tolerance is different so count the length. Hope that helps you a bit :-) Everyone is different tho so id still be letting your dr know you think you lost some of it just in case he wants you to be seen. better safe then sorry right :-)

onj - 26 days ago
So, here's a question: Today I think I lost a bit of my mucus plug. I noticed it in the toilet before I flushed, and it was maybe the size of a dime. Later when I went to the washroom, I wiped and thought maybe it was a bit more (could have been just discharge, but it was definitely mucus-y, and clear, instead of whitish... sorry for the tmi lol). So, I know it doesn't mean labour is soon, and it's typically no big deal to lose it, as it regenerates, and it's only a bit... but is there such a thing as too early when it comes to this? I'm not super concerned, I just thought I'd ask in case anyone has had this before or talked to a doctor about it.

bkle - 27 days ago
4girls--- shots are so difficult for kids. Funny story>>>> My two year old was in the bathroom when I gave myself my weekly shot yesterday. After I was done she started to pull her pants down and said that it was her turn... I laughed and told her no honey you don't want one of these... haha ive never had a child of mine want a shot before LOL

4girls want a boy - 27 days ago
Bkle it's just a swab no biggy . I hope you make it to 38 weeks, and have your self a big baby . Go home with the baby.... I am off to another Dr's appointment . Its never ending with all these kids.LOL Going to get kindergarden shots for my 4 year old

onj - 27 days ago
bkle- you must just make healthy babies faster than most people lol. Almost 7lbs, 5 weeks early, is great! But I really do hope you get your 38 week baby this time!! Samantha- it's really nice your MIL is going to take your kids for a week :) She could probably just take them to you on mother's day for a while though, right? I don't think I would much want to miss mother's day with my girls. They love making me cards lol.

bkle - 27 days ago
Samantha-- 3 days labor sounds horrible ugh. Sounds like you have it all planned out, plans are good to have for sure. The doctor said that my first would of been at least 9 pounds if id carried her to 40 and so that kind of made me happy I had her early as it would of been horrible pushing a big baby out. I don't think my body can carry a baby bigger then about 7 pounds. My biggest one was almost 7 and 5 weeks early.

bkle - 27 days ago
I don't think ive ever made far enough to be tested for strep B. They always just gave my babies the antibiotics when they were born. How do they test for it? is it just a swab or do they do blood work?

SamanthaDawn - 27 days ago
The reason why I'm having a scheduled c-section is because I have had 2 previous sections so I cannot attempt a Vbac at my hospital. (which is fine with me) I have already had 2 so I know what to expect and already have the scar. The reason I had to have my first c-setion was because I was in labor for 3 days, and only got to 4 cm! The labor started on my own but wasn't progressing so they started giving me pitocin. I was having fast and painful contractions for hours and they did NOTHING to further dilate me! My baby ended up being 10 lbs and when I saw her all I could think was thank god I had a c-section! I was only 17 and imagining HER comming out my vagina scared me! So with my second I assumed the baby would be just as big, or bigger so I opted for the scheduled c-section. (having gone through 3 days of labor for nothing already made me never want to go through that again!) It was exhausting! and I felt hopeless like it was never going to end. After my first section I felt like death because I was so exhausted from being awake for 3 days, but after my scheduled section for #2 I felt great, and looked great for pictures. I healed A LOT faster the second time around too. I'm hoping this time ends up just as good as the second one.

4girls want a boy - 27 days ago
Bkle there was not much to do or talk about this time so the visit was fast and I didn't mind. She asked me for my paper work for FMLA and I didn't get it in the mail untill I got home. lol So I see her again on April 10th then once a week till baby is born. Next visit she checks for dialting and Strep B . Fun stuff :)

bkle - 27 days ago
Samantha---that kind of sucks you'll be cut up and hurting still by mothers day, but awesome your mil is taking the kids for you to heal and bond with your baby. I wish there were someone to do that for me haha. I was just looking at the dates and time is just passing by so quickly! I have almost everything ready for baby james and am getting so so so excited to meet him and hold him. But on that same note im getting scared of the labor. Ive been watching that show one born every minute and thinking 'god please let me keep it together during labor.' Im more scared of having a C-section tho. Is there a reason they are just going to straight to giving you a C-section? One good thing about a C-section is your given a date and time so planning must be easier.

SamanthaDawn - 27 days ago
A mother's day baby would be sweet. I'm having my scheduled c-section may 8th (3 days before mothers day) So if all goes well I should be getting to bring my baby home on mother' day :) ...But my other two kids will be staying with MIL while I have the baby, and she was planning on keeping them for an entire week, (which is good because I'll be too sore to look after them right away) but I definatly do want to see them or spend some time with all my kids on mothers day. We'll see how everything goes I'm starting to get too excited, I can't stop thinking about having this baby!!!

bkle - 27 days ago
Samantha-- I know, im excited he will be home in 2 weeks :-) Just a little more plug and still off and on the same kind of contractions but im keeping an eye out for more then 4 and hour lasting 45 sec or more for more then 2 hours. so far so good. I fell yesterday so i've been taking it easy big time. My first one was almost born at 30 weeks but it was caught in time and so 1st @35 2nd @36 and 3rd @34. I want a mothers day baby this time at 38 weeks, that way he will be a mamas boy for sure ;-)

SamanthaDawn - 27 days ago
bkle- April 13th isn't so far away now! :) Good luck to you, and hoping baby stays in until after your husband gets home, did you have any more contractions or lose any more of that mucos plug since you came home from the hospital and went on bed rest? How early were your other babies born?

bkle - 27 days ago
4girls-- I hate it when the dr. go quickly. Im trying to tell myself that when they do that it means they must not be worried about anything being wrong and to take it as a good sign :-) I have a register appointment at the hospital on april 2 and and another dr appointment april 3. then its once a week until he is born. They said if I make it to 36 weeks that ill have another ultrasound My husband should be home on the april 13. Busy April for me.

4girls want a boy - 27 days ago
Saw the Dr today. It was so fast , heart beat , weight , pee, and out the door. I will see her again in 2 weeks.

onj - 28 days ago
I haven't even thought about starting my baby bag/hospital bag. Maybe in a week or two it will start to feel like it's coming soon, but for some reason, it still feels really far away to me!!

4girls want a boy - 28 days ago
lol ya I did the baby bag already , and I keep changing it up. Excited

SamanthaDawn - 28 days ago
I am in every 2 weeks until 36 weeks then it will be every week. So I go in at week 34, and 36. Then every week. I can't wait until my next appointment (34 weeks) because they are going to tell me the time of my scheduled c-section (I already know the day) But it will be so nice to know the time so I can plan and imaging how my day will go. I only have a few things packed in my hospital bag but after that appointment I think I'll finish it because you never know, even tho the c-section is scheduled for may 8th I could always go into labor early and I want to be ready. lol with my first I had the hospital bag packed months early and kept going through everything in it and adding things because I was sooo excited.

bkle - 28 days ago
im at every 2 weeks but dr is changing it to once a week after my next appointment.

4girls want a boy - 28 days ago
Are you ladies seeing the Dr every two weeks now or once a momth still?

4girls want a boy - 28 days ago
Ya we have nice a suv with two rows of seats, and a car . I always drive the car unless we are going some where with every one. I am signing the car over to my daughter next month and will buy another suv before I have to go back to work. I don't think three car seats will fit well in a car. My 2 1/2 year old weighs the same as my four year old. 35 lbs so they both have a little more time before they are in boosters .

SamanthaDawn - 28 days ago
and on the topic of carseats. I will have the backwards baby carseat, a forward facing carseat for my 3 year old (he is very petite and wont go into a booster for awhile) and my 5 year old in a booster. I'm not sure if all 3 will fit in my hubbys honda civic, but I have an SUV with 3rd row seating (its very heavy on gas tho!) I also have a dodge caravan but it's sitting at my hubbys stepdads house waiting for him to get time to fix it, it needs a new safety inspection, it's been off the road all winter because we needed the SUV for all the snow. But I'm hoping to get the van back on the road by may or june... It is my FAVORITE vehicle! I haven't drove it since november I miss it so badly!!

SamanthaDawn - 28 days ago
bkle-- Nope, I didn't have to clean the room before we left :) my hubby works at the hotel too so when I stayed, he and our two kids stayed too. (because he worked the supper night shift and I worked the breakfast shift the next day.) We stayed 2 nights in a row and were allowed to use the pool and hubby & kids were allowed to have the free breakfast as if we had been paying to stay there.

onj - 29 days ago
SamanthaDawn- My restaurant is in a hotel too. I stayed once this winter, but last winter I had to stay for 3 days in a row. I was soo shack happy by the time I went home!!! You are right about it being nice not to have to drive though!! When this baby comes, I willhave one in an infant carseat, one in a forward facing car seat, and one in a booster. My oldest was always amazing in parking lots- she would hold her hand on the car until I was ready with the baby. My now 2, almost 3 year old wants to bolt. So, I'm going to have to get her out last. This is going to be so challenging!! AHH!! But, truth be told, I'm still really excited!! :)

4girls want a boy - 29 days ago
I have one graduating high school , one staring kindergarden , and one being born all around the same time..I have a lot to do.

4girls want a boy - 29 days ago
Right now I have two in car seats. Trinity is 2 1/2 and Elia is four . When Nala is born I will have three in car seats. What I do when im by myself is I take them out on the same side. I unbuckle my four year old and she gets out of her seat by her self and she climbs over to her sisters side , and they both get out. Same with putting them in. I put my four year old in first because she can climb in over the car seat. I put my 2 year old in , buckle her then I shut and lock the door go to the other side and buckle my four year old in. Not sure how this is all going to work with a new one. My two older girls , Brittany will be turning 18 on the 12th of next month, and jessica is 16 .

bkle - 29 days ago
Samantha-- so you get the room for free, does that mean you have to clean it when your done?

bkle - 29 days ago
4girls-- are your three kids all still in carseats then? I think having two in carseats is going to be difficult haha. I have a plan, to take baby out first since he cant run away then my 3 year old that way she is controlled and not waiting for me to grab baby james and running into the street. She has begun the terrible two's/three's in the last few months I try not to take her to many stores.

SamanthaDawn - 29 days ago
I didn't have work today :) and the good thing about working in a resteraunt in a hotel is, if I were scheduled to work and it was a snowstorm I am allowed to stay in a room for free so I don't have to drive in the snow! :) I only got to do that one time this winter but it was so nice being able to wake up, get ready for work and then just go downstairs to clock in instead of driving 30 minutes.

4girls want a boy - 29 days ago
Tomorrow is 33 weeks for me. I hope the next 3 weeks fly by and I get to take my leave. Tomorrow I have my Dr's visit. Its every 2 weeks till 37 weeks then every week I will see the Dr . I can't wait to have this baby , but it sure is going to be crazy trying to leave the house with 3 little ones.

onj - 29 days ago
BKLE- I'm glad baby is staying put a while longer!! Now if you can just stay rested and hydrated, hopefully you can make it past the 34 week mark!!!! How do they know how much plug you lost? Just an educated guess? Baby-leo- I'm in Nova Scotia. Sometimes I think I work to pay for oil lol.... and milk. My god, we drink a lot of milk. SamanthaDawn- I can't believe how little it costs for enough wood to heat for the winter! When we used wood 2 years ago (wood/oil furnace), we couldn't keep up with it in december and january- we had to switch to oil for those months. PS, I hope you didn't have to go to work this morning!! Did your restaurant close for the day? Feels like a good day to snuggle in bed and stay warm!!

bkle - 29 days ago
I guess for some people the plug comes out in pieces and others it comes out in a giant blob. Have a good night and thanks :-)

4girls want a boy - 29 days ago
How would they know if you lost half or all ? I'm happy you are doing better . I just got home from work and had to come check on you before bed :) Take care and good night

baby-leo - 29 days ago
bkle - im glad that u decided to go in. Take care of yourself!! Glad that there is no pressure yet and that little boy can cook a bit more inside mommy :) onj - i live in edmonton. And yes, it is natural gas. where r u from?

bkle - 29 days ago
So they monitored me and the baby checked my cervix. The dr wants me to drink more water and start full bed rest now. I lost about half the mucus plug and he said that isn't too bad considering. I actually got to see the real dr today so luckily I didn't have to deal with that horrible nurse practitioner. My contractions slowed way down when I got to the office go figure haha. I kind of felt like I was wasting their time a bit. He gave me instructions on what to do and when to call. He said when you loose the full plug it could be days or weeks before delivering the baby and its just my body preparing. He kept calling me Katie my name is Kristie; sad that he doesn't know my name yet but oh well.. ..sorry TMI but, The plug was icky slimy and like thick snot. For some reason Im not remembering it coming out with the girls but every pregnancy is different. Cervix is very soft and 1 dialation but no pressure from babies head yet so that is a good thing he isn't engaged.

SamanthaDawn - 29 days ago
bkle --wow I cant believe you waited so long to go! I had 3 in 20 minutes and if I had a 4th I was going to go to the hospital right away, but I never did get a 4th one they went away completely. Good luck!!! Hopefully that baby stays in there just a little longer!

SamanthaDawn - 29 days ago
onj- No my husband isn't taking paternity leave because since I'll be stopping working and makinjg nothing, him going on a leave to only get a percentage of what he made before would be too hard on us for money. and on the topic of power/heating costs.. I lived in a duplex last year and it cost us $1200 for two months of power during the 2 coldest months! It was CRAZY... but that might be because we were on the downstairs level, and all our heat was floating upstairs to heat their apartment, the lucky people upstairs had a MUCH lower power bill!!! I was so angry we started looking for a new place to live right after that. Now we have a wood burning furnace, in a 3 bedroom house and it only cost us $420 for enough wood to heat our house from october-April and our power bills are only around $140 a month. (which isn't bad because we use the washer and dryer a lot, and the kids can never remember to shut a light off when they leave a room.) I love that we were able to find a bigger place that costs a LOT less for utilities! (making a fire in the furnace every day and keeping it going is a pain in the butt tho, but so worth it!)

4girls want a boy - 30 days ago
Oh no bkle please keep us updated. I don't remember ever losing my plug does that mean your going to have the baby soon?

bkle - 30 days ago
Off to the dr I go>>> Im pretty sure I just lost my mucus plug :*( Crossing my fingers im wrong. I guess my body isn't desirable enough for him to want to stay in there. Time to pray as my husband is still gone and ill be doing this alone. GRRR

4girls want a boy - 30 days ago
Oh my goodness bkle ! Can't they just stop the contractions at the hospital every time you get them ? That will save you from dilating at least. Here when I get them the hospital will give me an iv and shot after shot untill they stop. They do that to me because I had two babies at 36 weeks. So with you having them way earler then that they might be more concerned for you. The hospital always seems more concerned then the Dr. Even if you go every few days to stop them at least you won't dilated from them. They can even send you home with a pump to pump those meds in you and a monitor from the hospital.

bkle - 30 days ago
ps still packing my bag and babies bag TODAY just in case ;-)

bkle - 30 days ago
I took a long bath drank water and went to bed. A few of them hurt bad and disturbed me in my sleep. Im going to call dr today to let them know. They are all about 15-20 minutes apart this morning so im not as worried thank goodness. I really don't like that nurse practitioner, trying to avoid her all together ;-)

onj - 30 days ago
SamanthaDawn- Is your hubby taking any parental leave? When I didn't have enough hours for EI last time, my husband took 35 weeks of EI and I went back to work when DD2 was 2 1/2 months old. This time, I am getting the mat leave benefits, but I don't know if I'll take the whole year. I might go back to work part time... we will see. Baby-leo- Where do you live? Do you have natural gas? I pay almost double that in oil per month! It's been the WORST winter ever (including the 40cm of snow we are supposed to get tomorrow- UGH), but Nova Scotia doesn't have natural gas for home heating. I had it when I lived in Alberta, it was waayyy more economical! BKLE- Are you feeling any better?? Did you call??

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