32 weeks

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I swear someday in the next month I might be able to write about Florida, catch up on google reader and maybe be a normal human being . . . maybe. Until then I've worked an 11, a 12, overtime today and will now be going to my serving shift tonight.

So this is the best 32 week update that I can post for my reflecting pleasure.

Baby bless now weighs about 4.4 lbs and measures about 12 inches from crown to rump and about 19.4 inches in total.

His movement is incredible. It has definitely changed from all out kicks to a lot more rolls, pushes and all out stretching. Additionally, I've noticed quite a few occurrences of the hiccups!

Though he is still inside the womb, he is learning all the time as billions of neurons are making connections.

Baby bless' lungs may be sufficiently developed by now, though if he were born now, he would probably still need an incubator to stay warm.

My weight gain by now may be as much as 28 lbs, thankfully it isn't (!) and I am now gaining weight faster than at any other time in your pregnancy. This is because your baby is growing rapidly right now.

My blood volume has increased 40% to meet baby bless' needs and my uterus has grown 500 times since before I was pregnant.

I've experienced some pretty wicked leg cramps lately, but only my right leg and only on the side of my shin, where one would normally get shin splints.

Additionally, I experienced some ah, noticeable swelling of my right foot on Thursday. Freaked me out quite a bit as extreme and sudden swelling can be a sign of pre-eclampsia.

Thankfully we found out at my appointment yesterday though that my blood pressure is still good, weight is at 23 plus and that HE'S HEAD DOWN! Thank you Jesus! Additionally his position change may have been what caused the swelling in my right foot.

So there you have it. :)

31 comments:

d.a.r. said...

You are so adorable!!! It sounds like things are moving right along. I can't believe that here in the not-too-distant future you will have a precious little baby!!

Chelsie said...

I can't believe you are this far along already. Crazy!

kari said...

You look amazing Leah, I can't believe how are along you are!

Kristal said...

Love that picture!

sierra said...

Wow, you are so close to having this little baby! You look great!

Freckles Chick said...

Hel-LO! You look fantastic!! Hope you get some R&R soon, busy lady.

Meredith said...

That's wonderful news that Baby Bless is now head down! Can you believe how little time you have left to go?!

Cassandra Louise said...

I will join the rest in saying...You Look GREAT!

C said...

You are so adorable! Take some time for yourself girl!

Dunc said...

Leah, you look fabulous! I can't believe that you're 32 weeks already. Hopefully things will calm down in the next few days/weeks leading up to Baby Bless's arrival so that you can breathe a bit...love that picture :-)

*kimmie* said...

Awwww, so cute!!!! Love it!

Lori B said...

I just want to say...how cute are you in that bathing suit!?!?! Love it!

*claire* said...

so cute! :)

Raquel said...

Rest up, it sounds like you are such a busy girl, and there is not much time left.

Katie said...

You look adorable girl!

Jennifer said...

You are the cutest pregant chick, Leah!!

hopeful #1 said...

You look great!

Seriously though, slow down and rest up a little!

Julia said...

that pic makes me smile. Hang in there, Leah!

CageQueen said...

Cutest.picture.ever.

Kaitlyn said...

You look so stinkin' adorable!

Aimee Jo said...

You look better in a bikini at 32 weeks than I would at 0 weeks! So cute! Hope you had a great relaxing vacation--sounds like you could use another one!

Leslie G said...

Girl, you look FAB. i wouldn't have been so bold to hop into a bikini at 32 weeks, let alone 12. =) It's down to the last few weeks! I'm getting excited for you!

Becky said...

You better take it easy! I can't believe you are wearing a two piece pregnant and you still look good! I hate you!!! JUST KIDDING!!

AJ said...

I'm so happy he turned head down. Now stay that way, baby! I think I said it before, but how cute are you in your bikini?

fah said...

You look fantastic! Hopefully things will slow down a bit and you can get caught up.

HBee said...

That photo is wonderful! You look beautiful as always. :)

abby said...

Hooray for head down!! I truly admire you because at this point I'm not sure if I'll ever be in a bikini ever again :)

Sarah said...

You are so STINKING ADORABLE! Love it!

Madeline said...

Wow...how time is FLYING!! And I am soooo jealous of you :) I WISH I had enough guts to wear a bikini. And here you are looking ADORABLE 32 weeks pregnant in one.
====sticking my tongue out at you======

AmberDenae said...

Look at you! You're adorable! Can't wait to hear all about your luxurious trip to my home state! :)

Mrs. Cup said...

You look so great!!

 

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