Week 32

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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  1. mumof3tobe4 04 August 2016

    Can't believe I'm 32 weeks today went for scan and just had to have steroid injections just incase they have to induce me the baby is growing but apparently not as much as they like this baby is still my biggest so not to worried but have a scan next week and the week after then go from that

  2. stacey3 08 August 2016

    32 weeks! Almost 33. Countdown.......a little over 7 weeks left! I really hope you go to at least 36 weeks! Keep that baby growing! I'm hoping to go the whole 40, but if I get to 38, I will be really happy! So, I was on a roll last week getting stuff ready for baby, now I'm slacking again! I need something for motivation! I packed the baby's bag, and need to get mine packed. I'm trying to make a list of what I will want while I am in the hospital. My hospital is an hour away from home, so I will need to make sure I have all that I need. I also need to have the little ladies pack their things for when the day comes. I'm actually nervous about having this baby. I have not had a scan since my 20 week scan. I want to see him and make sure he is healthy and a good size. Not too big, not too small. I had my appointment last Thursday, and I only gained a pound in 2 weeks. Perfect! I'm 173 lbs now. I feel so big. My back is so chunky. I'm hoping my weight gain from here til the end is not very much, since I'm already feeling like a chunk.

  3. mumof3tobe4 09 August 2016

    I still having started packing need to wash babies things too I'm hoping to get to 38+ weeks suppose il know more at 34 weeks when go from my growth scan I can't imagine not having a scan after 20 weeks but I've always had many my hospitals an hour away so if go into labour during the day il be a little higher risk due to the blood thinning injections just hope itl happen on the night kind of getting nervous now

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