Sunday, January 11, 2009

32 weeks pregnant- 56 days until due date

"Sleeping boy. the baby sleeps 90-95% of the day, and sometimes experiences REM sleep, an indication of dreaming. 

Now that your baby has grown so long and your uterus is higher, you might notice a new discomfort. Your baby is probably head-down and may occasionally stretch out and kick you in the ribs. The pressure on your rib cage can make you sore, especially if one of your baby's feet becomes caught. You can prevent this by sitting up straight as much as possible. Because your baby's demands for vitamins and minerals are higher than ever right now, you should continue to take your parental vitamins for the entire pregnancy. 

This week your baby's movements will peak. You should continue to monitor the fetal movements daily and address any concerns with your caregiver. The wrinkles in your baby's face are disappearing and fat is still being deposited throughout the baby's body. 

The body growth slows down from now on. 

Because of the lack of space in the uterus, the legs are drawn up in what is known as the fetal position."

2 comments:

Michelle said...

That just does NOT look comfortable! Poor Owen!

Monica said...

I agree that doesn't look very comfortable for him... and it doesn't sound very comfortable for you! You're almost there!!