8 months along now. 8 more weeks to go. Definitely not getting 8 hours of sleep and could very easily enjoy an 8 hour day at the spa! Went to the fair yesterday, and 8 everything in sight!
Just went to the doctor today and was told that baby Ben is approximately 4 lbs now. Everything is running smoothly aside from the occasional back pain. Here's what the pros say about week 32:
How your baby's growing:By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds 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. To accommodate you and your baby's growing needs, your blood volume has increased 40 to 50 percent since you got pregnant. With your uterus pushing up near your diaphragm and crowding your stomach, the consequences may be shortness of breath and heartburn. To help relieve your discomfort, try sleeping propped up with pillows and eating smaller meals more often.
This post was meant for last week. I haven't had the time to post it, so I actually have 7 weeks left now!