How far along? 32 weeks
Total weight gain: Two pounds since my last appointment.
Appointments: We had an ultrasound appointment on Tuesday. All is well with Baby M! He is measuring 3lb, 13 oz which puts him in the 48th percentile. Right on track.
I also had my first weekly appointment. I had a non-stress test and everything went fine. I hit a button when I felt him move and it printed out on a paper along with his corresponding heart rate. We passed with flying colors. My blood pressure is also fine.
How big is baby? By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You’re gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, he’ll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth.
Clothing? I’m patiently waiting for spring to arrive in full force with warmer weather, though I don’t mind the cooler temps so that I can continue to wear tights!
Sleep? My leg cramps have partially gone away with extra stretching. I’ve been flipping onto my back at night again. I asked my doctor about it and she said I’ll wake up with feelings of nausea if there’s a problem. So far I haven’t had that at all.
Symptoms? Sciatic pain seems to be getting steadily worse. My Braxton-Hicks seem to have subsided recently. Maybe it’s because I continuously drink large amounts of water.
One thing that annoys me is how people at work make a big show of standing aside and letting me pass when walking between the cube walls. I’m not any wider! If they think they’re going to hit my stomach, they’re walking to close to begin with! It’s humorous but it gets irritating after a while.