Week Thirty Two: Reproductive development continuesYou are 32 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 30 weeks)
- The baby is 17 inches (43cm) long and weighs 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms).
- The diameter of the head is almost 4 inches (10cm).
- Under the skin the fat layer is getting thicker.
- The toenails and fingernails are completely formed.
- In boys, the testicles will be descending from the groin down into his scrotum.
As space in your uterus becomes more cramped, your baby's kicks and other movements may seem less forceful. You may want to check on your baby's movements from time to time and do a kick count.
If your baby is a boy, his testicles are moving from their location near the kidneys through the groin on their way into the scrotum. If your baby is a girl, her clitoris is now relatively prominent.
The baby will now weigh about 4 pounds (1.8 kg). Half of your weight gain now will go directly to baby. If you are carrying twins or more, their weight increase will be slower than singletons because of the lack of room in the uterus.
Are you waddling? This is because the ligaments in your pelvis have softened, allowing your hips to spread in preparation for birth. If you find that the increased weight of your breasts is uncomfortable when sleeping try wearing a soft but supportive bra to bed.
I am very much looking forward to Thursday's ultrasound and hearing how the girls look and making sure their fluid levels are still good and that they're continuing to grow and put on weight! They are definitely active enough that I don't worry (most of the time! :D ) but I have noticed movements are slowing down and I feel more distinctive movements like kicks and punches as opposed to just "movement" or rolling type sensations. I hope that means they're growing, growing, growing and just filling up the space they're in! :)
I think baby A must still be RIGHT on my cervix because often when I get a hard braxton hicks I feel cervical pressure as well and its a little uncomfortable sometimes. Hopefully my cervix is still behaving itself! I'm anxious to hear what measurement they get on Thursday!!
It's been feeling like maybe the braxton hicks are lasting a little longer and are a little stronger in the past week or so as they've picked up in quantity as well. Praying they're not causing cervical changes - but we'll just have to wait and see!! (Fingers and toes crossed for all to continue staying calm and as unchanged as possible!!)
Here are 32 week belly pictures!