32 weeks: Baby weighs as much as a jicama
By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 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.
Doctors Appointment Update:
Had our 32 weeks appointment on Thursday. Not too much exciting to report... baby's still head down, active as ever, and mommy and midwife are thinking possibly an early arrival is in our future!
While we were there they gave us a tour of L&D... all I can say is WOW! The birthing suites are HUGE, with rather large showers in them and what look like some reasonably comfortable beds! There is also a laboring tub in a separate room down the hall that is quite easily 4 times the size of our tub at home! It's big enough for S to be in there with me... which makes me happy... and there's this beautiful mural painted on the wall of the beach and ocean framed with a huge bay window. As I told S, it's a tub with a view (I'm sure that's the last thing I'll care about when time comes to have contractions in there... but it's still nice to know that it's tranquil and pretty)!
If you feel like it.. check it out...