Today, I am 32 weeks along and the baby is the size of a large jicama, seriously babycenter you couldn’t pick a more obscure item!? Babycenter says the baby 17 inches long, weighs about 4 pounds, he is going to gain one-third to one-half of his weight in the next 8 weeks. He also now has toenails, fingernails and hair (or peach fuzz).
How far along?: 32 weeks 1 day.
Total weight gain/loss: I am up 1 pound from last week, which puts my total at +17.
Best moment this week: This week was pretty low-key, although baby did have hiccups for the first time, very weird feeling.
Movement: As he gets bigger, there is less room for him to move around, so now it sort of feels like he’s trying to push his feet or hands out of my stomach.
Stretch Marks: I have a few on my belly, but that’s expected. I am not going to worry about it.
The Bump: This was the best 32 week photo I could get alone. So ignore the sweet sweat stains and mirror that needs to be cleaned <img src=”http://static.squarespace.com/static/510b25b0e4b0db1a646139e4/510b2606e4b02dc85b30bad6/510b260ae4b02dc85b30c427/1306523827183/IMG_1445.jpg” alt=”IMG 1445″ title=”IMG_1445.jpg” border=”0″ width=”448″ height=”600″
What I’m excited about/looking forward to: I am waiting on the furniture to be able to do anything more with his room.
Maternity Clothes: Pretty much leggings and maternity tops now, I have a few pairs of maternity shorts and a bathing suit. I know you’re jealous.
Symptoms: Now that it’s getting warm, I am a sweat machine. Remind me next time that I do not want to have a baby in the middle of the summer. I have also nicknamed the baby lung crusher, because I get winded so easily. Walking up from the garage and then 4 flights to the condo leaves me breathless, its crazy. Also, because my torso is so short, the back pain is insane. It almost feels like the baby is pulling my entire body forward by my belly button.
Food cravings: I cannot have enough watermelon. And milkshakes. This is still the same.
Food aversions: Nothing seems to make my stomach turn anymore.
Sleep: Sleeping is still pretty good, though I have to switch sides frequently to avoid sore hips.
Labor Signs: Nothing yet.
Belly Button in or out?: Surprisingly still an inny. I don’t know if it will pop.
What I miss: Sleeping on my tummy and sushi.
Milestones: My mother-in-law came up to paint his room, so that’s done. I don’t think we hit any other milestones this week.
Now I am looking forward to a low-key holiday weekend. The first time in years Nick and I don’t have plans.
Today’s Question: What are you doing this weekend?