Wednesday, September 15, 2010

32 Weeks...

So, I had my 32 week appointment today.  All looked well.  I have gained a total of 4 lbs.  My blood pressure was 120/64 and I am measuring 34 weeks (2 weeks ahead).  I asked Dr. S how big he thought he was going to be and he said he thinks if I make it full term then Dawson will be about 8 1/2 lbs.  NOT bad!  Better than 10 lbs!


Here is my 32 week picture.  My friend, Charity, said it looked like a basketball...I think it looks like an EXERCISE ball! I pulled my shirt tight so you can get the full view!

He is probably around 4 lbs and is about 16 inches long.  Here is what babycenter.com says:

How your baby's growing:

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.

Dr. S said, "Well, you are in the home stretch!"  I am and I almost hyperventilated.  LOL  I still have so much to do.  Again, I have two showers this weekend.  One friend one from my friend, Fawnda.  And, my family shower from Carla, Shelly & Sharon.  I can't wait to see all the gifts.  Matt said he may even go with me (he loves gifts).  I bet he will change his mind.  We'll see!

I do have three stretch marks.  I know I'll get more.  Pooey.  I thought I was doing good.  I need to take some pictures of them. I am excited that I have not had to buy any more maternity pants.  In fact, they fit just the same as they did at 12 weeks.  YAY!  AGAIN, I was chunky before getting pregnant so I have a right to brag a little.  :-)

I hope my nesting instinct hits SOON!  I want my house clean (that instinct is there) but I don't want to do it myself...lol. 

I am so excited, my friend "A", announced she was pregnant through FET!  YAY "A"!!!  She didn't tell anyone and announced it at 8 weeks.  Sooooo excited for them!!  I have been out of the blog world for so long I had missed it!!!  :-)

I will have pictures from my showers this weekend...so I will post later!!!

3 comments:

Marc and Charity said...

Well that's the smallest exercise ball I've ever seen :)So great about A's news!!!!!!!!

Ashley said...

How in the world have you managed to only gain 4 lbs? I think that's like a record or something!!!! I know you were sick for a while, but still--32 weeks and 4 lbs is AMAZING. I think I'm up 52 and I'm only 10 weeks...haha.
So excited for you and can't wait to see pics of Baby Dawson in 2 months! Holy cow--just 2 months!!!!!!! :)

Saundra said...

splendid!