Your baby is practicing survival skills like sucking and breathing, while your uterus is practicing some Braxton Hicks contractions!
What's up with your baby? He's starting to get ready for his big debut, tipping the scales at almost four pounds and topping out at just about 19 inches. In these past few weeks, it's all about practice, practice, practice as he hones the skills he'll need to thrive outside the womb -- from swallowing and breathing to kicking and sucking. And speaking of sucking, your little one has been able to suck his thumb for a while now. Something else to note: As more and more fat accumulates under your baby's skin, he's becoming less transparent and more opaque.
32 weeks....what a HUGE milestone! I mean seriously...when someone tells you they're 32 weeks it's like OH...well you don't have that much longer. AAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Completely insane. This week for the first time I got totally creeped out by Ben moving. He isn't rolling around anymore (not enough room I don't think), but I had a hard spot on my belly, and when I put my hand there it was like a little hand or foot or something just rolled right over where my fingers were. CREEPY! Like some alien or something. But now that I've had a few days to get used to it I really enjoy this almost more than him rolling all around. This week we had a pretty bad storm one night, and so we turned off the TV, hubby whipped out his guitar, and he played some lullabies to Ben. :) It made my heart melt. And also Ben really enjoyed it...he started kicking and moving all about for Mary Had a Little Lamb. :) So awesome.
Well, I guess that's all for now. Doctors visit next Wednesday, so we'll have my monthly doctor update, and also a new month and new fruit!! YIKES! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo