The Weekly Run-Down: 32

How Far Along: 32 weeks now. Just 8 weeks/2 months left!

Size of baby: This week, baby is the size of a pumpkin looking thing {a squash?} that looks a bit like a boob.

Random & Interesting Developmental Stuff:  Here's this week's run-down:

While a teeny part of you might be thinking "Get this kid outta here ASAP!" we bet the rest is sincerely hoping she'll stay in there a while longer. That said, you can breathe a sigh of relief for this week's important milestone. Almost all babies born at this stage or later survive and go on to have very healthy, normal lives. By this time all of her major organs are fully functioning except the lungs, which need just a bit more time to mature completely.

Total Weight Gain: Total is looking at 13kg right now.

Sleep: When I'm sleeping, I'm happy. Getting more uncomfortable by the week, unfortunately.

Symptoms: SO MANY BRAXTON HICKS CONTRACTIONS. That needed capitals, because OW. Those websites lie when they say they don't hurt - they hurt! Or else I'm just one of the oddballs who feels them quite strongly. I've also been feeling lots of pressure down below, like I've been horseback riding.

Cravings: Still with the cottage cheese - what's up with that? Also, boring, boring All Bran cereal. Weird.

Gender: Girl, Girl, Girl! 

Movement: Lots more slow-motion movements this week. :)

Maternity Clothes: Living in my elastic waistbands. How am I ever going to button up anything again?

Milestones: Another fairly uneventful OB visit {except for baby measuring a little big} which was great. I've also been spending more time in the nursery, and putting together a list of goodies I am yet to buy. I have more than I realised - we need no more blankets, hooded towels or linens, that's for sure!
What I'm looking forward to: A relaxed week, hopefully. Other than lunch with a friend or two, and a hospital class for good measure, I'm planning on doing a whole lot of nothing this week.

The belly: It's really stretching - my tiger stripes are getting wider. When I'm having a BH contraction, it gets super round and bowling ball-ish, and then relaxes and drops down once it's done. Fascinating, really.
You can catch up on my weekly pregnancy updates {in reverse order} by clicking here. For bump shots - go here!

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Kate said...

You look great! That dress is adorable.

Jess said...

You look ADORABLE! Also, my fundal height always measured ahead but then Callum would measure only a bit ahead on the ultrasound. He came out at almost exactly 4kg (8 pounds 12 oz), so big, but not HUGE.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful belly!!! My fundal height is that of someone who's near-term with a singleton....I understand the discomfort completely!!! Hang in there, you're almost to the finish line!! Cute dress too. ;)

Happy ICLW #30

JB said...

LOVE that dress :) I don't ever want to wear real clothes again!! I'm really dreading tomorrow when I have to put on real clothes to bring Daniel to the pediatrician. Looking gorgeous, as always. Won't be long till you meet your darling daughter!

Jacinta said...

Wow! You look amazing. Totally beautiful.
Glad to hear everything is going so well.

Laundry Girl said...

I've only just stumbled on your blog but I'm catching up... Just wanted to comment that this is when my little girl arrived. She's now 15 months :)

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