Our Pregnancy: 32 Weeks!

Today was another milestone week that I am excited to check off!! I think hitting it triggered some anxiety too though - I've been so focused on just reaching 32 weeks that now that we did some of the "other" worries crept in last night and made their way into my dreams. I was worrying about my water breaking last night and woke up at 2:00am in the morning after a bad dream where my water broke. There have been several recent twin deliveries on SMO between 32-34 weeks so I think that has contributed as well - I want to get to 36 weeks and want these two to be healthy and strong and READY to face the world and feel helpless I guess to do anything more than I already am and the unknowns are just a little worrisome at times. After having a relatively "calm" day I think I'm feeling less worried by this afternoon which is good. I am just going to keep my feet up, drink my fluids, eat well and hope that is enough to bake these girls for at least another month! :)

Week Thirty Two: Reproductive development continues

You are 32 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 30 weeks)
  • The baby is 17 inches (43cm) long and weighs 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms).
  • The diameter of the head is almost 4 inches (10cm).
  • Under the skin the fat layer is getting thicker.
  • The toenails and fingernails are completely formed.
  • In boys, the testicles will be descending from the groin down into his scrotum.
During this time the baby sleeps most of the day. The uterus is getting to be a small space for the baby to move about, so you may have noticed a decrease in your baby's movements. The baby is still trying to move frequently but it just does not have enough room. The baby will turn its head from side to side and move its hands.

As space in your uterus becomes more cramped, your baby's kicks and other movements may seem less forceful. You may want to check on your baby's movements from time to time and do a
kick count.

If your baby is a boy, his
testicles are moving from their location near the kidneys through the groin on their way into the scrotum. If your baby is a girl, her clitoris is now relatively prominent.

The baby will now weigh about 4 pounds (1.8 kg). Half of your weight gain now will go directly to baby. If you are carrying
twins or more, their weight increase will be slower than singletons because of the lack of room in the uterus.

Are you waddling? This is because the ligaments in your pelvis have softened, allowing your hips to spread in preparation for birth. If you find that the increased weight of your breasts is uncomfortable when sleeping try wearing a soft but supportive bra to bed.

I am very much looking forward to Thursday's ultrasound and hearing how the girls look and making sure their fluid levels are still good and that they're continuing to grow and put on weight! They are definitely active enough that I don't worry (most of the time! :D ) but I have noticed movements are slowing down and I feel more distinctive movements like kicks and punches as opposed to just "movement" or rolling type sensations. I hope that means they're growing, growing, growing and just filling up the space they're in! :)

I think baby A must still be RIGHT on my cervix because often when I get a hard braxton hicks I feel cervical pressure as well and its a little uncomfortable sometimes. Hopefully my cervix is still behaving itself! I'm anxious to hear what measurement they get on Thursday!!

It's been feeling like maybe the braxton hicks are lasting a little longer and are a little stronger in the past week or so as they've picked up in quantity as well. Praying they're not causing cervical changes - but we'll just have to wait and see!! (Fingers and toes crossed for all to continue staying calm and as unchanged as possible!!)

Here are 32 week belly pictures!


  1. WooHoo!!

    Khyra says you need to keep 'em busy until The Iditarod starts in March

  2. Look at you go (and GROW)! I totally understand the worrying, as I'm sure every woman who has been pregnant would. The best you can do is the best you can do and it sounds like you're following orders. Hang in there!

  3. I am so happy that you have made it to the 32 week mark! I am saying continued prayers and good thoughts to you and the those girls...P.S. You look amazing!

  4. seeing you reach 32w is special to me because that's when I was able to go home on bed rest & leave hopkins!!


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