Monday, August 16, 2010

Week 32- 8 more weeks!

What's Baby S up to?

By now, your baby weighs 4 pounds and is about 17 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, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

To accommodate you and your baby's growing needs, your blood volume has increased 40 to 50 percent since you got pregnant. With your uterus pushing up near your diaphragm and crowding your stomach, the consequences may be shortness of breath and heartburn. To help relieve your discomfort, try sleeping propped up with pillows and eating smaller meals more often.

You may have lower back pain as your pregnancy advances. If you do, let your caregiver know right away, particularly if you haven't had back pain before, since it can be a sign of pre term labor.

Assuming it's not pre term labor that's ailing you, you can probably blame your growing uterus and hormonal changes for your aching back. Your expanding uterus shifts your center of gravity and stretches out and weakens your abdominal muscles, changing your posture and putting a strain on your back. Hormonal changes in pregnancy loosen your joints and the ligaments that attach your pelvic bones to your spine. This can make you feel less stable and cause pain when you walk, stand, sit for long periods, roll over in bed, get out of a low chair or the tub, bend, or lift things.
What's going on with me?
Still feeling very antsy and nervous. I feel like I have so much to do and little time to do it in. My husband is painting the nursery and he has other painting jobs I want done before the baby comes.
We still have to buy alot of stuff. Actually everything. I am not having a shower. My family does not do one. So we have alot of stuff to buy. Also I am trying to sell my car so we can purchase a family car. My car is a two door and I just want a 4 door. Its getting very stressful that I haven't sold it yet.
I am feeling rather stresses out. I am trying not to but as the weeks so by, my excitement grows but also my nervousness rises too. So much to do in so little time.
8 more weeks to go... that's only 56 more days to go!

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