Friday, February 3, 2012

Week 32 Update

Birthing Class Update:
 So we had another birthing class on Wednesday night.  So much entertainment in one night; it was so hard to handle.  First of all, we are sitting in class and whoever was sitting behind me decided to let one go during a talk about episiotomy's. You could definitely tell that the person was trying to hold it in because it came out sounding like a balloon leaking air.  Of course I could not contain myself and started laughing uncontrollably (I tried to not laugh but that just made it worse and I actually snorted).

We then got a full demonstration of all the different positions you can labor in. Nick decided this was a good time to start filming the instructor and got the majority of it on video.  I will upload as soon as Nick let's me put it on Youtube.  The highlight of the evening was watching a video of 2 vaginal births from what had to be the early 80's.  Oh, the joy.  Only 2 more classes to go!

How your baby's growing:
By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) 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, he'll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth.  He’s probably in the head-down position by now, with his bottom facing up. This is the comfiest way for him body to fit in your increasingly cramped womb and will make his eventual exit (only a few months away now!) much easier.

Super excited that we received Brandon's crib and mattress this past Wednesday and should be receiving the  dresser and curtains/curtain rod on Monday.  Cannot wait to start putting it all together.  I will definitely post some pictures next week.  

Bump Update:
32 weeks.  I love how the flash covers my face perfectly. LOL

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