Baby and mama are officially feeling cramped. Chances are, over the next few weeks you will begin to expereince more general discomfort (if you are not already!) There’s a long list of things that are aching. Make an effort to rest as much as you can and stay hydrated. Baby will be here soon and it will be all worth it!
Baby In Action at 32 Weeks
Baby’s skin is now normal looking and no longer see through. All of baby’s major organs are making their final changes to be ready for the outside world and will continue to develop over the coming weeks. Baby is continuing to gain weight and add some meat to those bones!
Baby Size at 32 Weeks
Baby’s average size at 32 weeks is 3.8 pounds and 15-17 inches long. Your baby is the size of a cantelope!
Your Body at 32 Weeks
At 32 weeks pregnant, there is aLONG list of symptoms you may be feeling and may continue to feel over the next 9 Weeks. You may be experiencing all of these or if you are one of the lucky ones, just a few. Either way, hang in there mama!
Leg Cramps: If you are experiencing leg cramps at night, be sure to drink more water! Drinking an electrolyte infused water has been known to be a lifesaver when it comes to knocking out those pesky cramps and helping you get a better nights sleep.
–Heartburn: Sorry to say it, but this will continue throughout your pregnancy. Tums and Roliads are a great way to calm the burn and are a great source of additional calcium. Try to determine which foods cause more issues than others and avoid them.
–Braxton Hicks Contractions- Your body is gearing up for pregnancy! These practice contractions will be felt in your lower abdomen and will come at irregular intervals.
–Shortness of Breath: Don’t worry- not too much longer until baby drops and frees up some space for your lungs to breathe a little deeper!
32 Week To-Do-List
-Over the next few weeks, you will want to ensure you have put the final touches on your Birth Plan. A major part to your birth plan is the pain control options you would like. There are many natural ways to control labor and there are medical pain control options, the most popular being an epidural. You can read all the details on what goes into an epidural here.
-Are you planning on breastfeeding your baby? There are so many amazing benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby. If you have not already, we highly suggest taking an online breastfeeding class. It is a great way to prepare yourself for the journey of feeding baby. You can sign up here. Also, be sure to read up on the 5 things you should do in the first 24 hours after delivery to promote breastfeeding success.