Tuesday, November 28, 2017

32 Weeks: 8 Months Pregnant

Today i went in for my 4th ultrasound to check on the growing baby. And am now having to be seen my the sonographer on the weekly basis. I actually had 3 doctors appointments today, including one for big sister Sage who is now 10 years old, and 2 for me.
At my doctors appointment my blood pressure was kinda high, the midwife continued to check my pressure back to back until it showed lower signs.
Now at 32 weeks and 6 days pregnant im scheduled to be seen every 2 weeks by my doctor now that the delivery date is approaching.
At my second appointment (at the ultrasound office) which was 3 hours later, my blood pressure still tested higher than normal. Instead of denying the high level like my midwife did, i was retested about 30 minutes later, after the ultrasound was completed, and my blood pressure was still showing as too high. So now im being treated for high blood pressure as well as gestational diabetes! Not to mention the carpal tunnel syndrome!
This will in fact be my last pregnancy! At 34 years old with these pregnancy conditions? I'm not risking it again.

The baby was awake! And nibbling on his hand. He was said to be laughing or smiling according to the sonographer. Which i couldnt really tell. But i did see his cheeks as if he were smiling. I was also able to see him chewing on his hand, which was pretty cool to watch the activity going on inside of my belly. He weighs almost 5 lbs! 4lbs, 11oz. So he's just right as far as size goes, and not overweight at all. Which is more than i can say for myself. Today i weighed in @ 224 lbs! My last pregnancy my total weight was 170lbs! Which i though was pretty hefty even then!


Facts:

Your baby will probably surpass the 4 lb mark this week, and is pretty much as tall as he or she will be at the birth. The lungs are continuing to develop and your baby is busy practicing for taking those first breaths very soon.
Your baby's brain is hugely advanced already, and by now your voice, and other voices around your baby will be very familiar and recognizable to him or her. The brain is also busy taking in everything there is to see, as your baby's eyes are open constantly during the waking hours now. Granted, there's not much to see in there, but it's all preparation for life outside of the womb.
Once again, your baby's bones go through yet another hardening phase around now, helping your baby with posture and strength and, of course, acting as a vital method of protection outside of the uterus. Your baby's skull will remain soft which helps it squeeze through the birth canal without doing too much damage to either of you. Known informally as the "soft spot", this part of the body doesn't actually firm up until early adulthood!
Your baby knows there's not long left now before he or she is essentially fending for themselves, and they're making the most of the nutrients and vitamins they get from your placenta. Around now your baby should start to store iron, and they'll be born with enough reserve incase they don't receive enough through breastmilk or infant formula. It's important to keep your iron intake up at this point, and consider taking supplements if necessary (always check with your Midwife or Doctor first!).


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