Thursday, March 15, 2012

Week 32

I'm still working on the nursery this week. It's about halfway done and I still have a bunch of stuff to organize and pack away. We bought a new dresser instead of using my old one (thanks Mom!) and my parents brought that down yesterday. It's an almost exact match to the crib! The crib has a glossy finish so that's the only difference. Once I get the table cleared off in the nursery, I can move the dresser to it's final place, so then all I have to finish is doing a little re-arranging in our bedroom so I can move my computer desk in there for the moment and everything will be finished! Yay!

I bought some very cute letters at Hobby Lobby earlier this week to spell out Brinley's name. I'm painting them purple and blue and they will hang above the changing table. I'm also going to get the new Precious Moment's Disney alphabet figurines to spell out her name and put them on a shelf. Way to cute!

My diaper bag came in this week and I LOVE it! Super cute and it looks like it'll hold a ton of stuff! I also made a very exciting purchase yesterday-the first pack of diapers and wipes! Yay. I've decided that I'm going to use all natural and/or organic products for Brinley, including diapers, wipes, shampoo/body wash, laundry detergent, breastfeeding (or if I can't, organic formula like Earth's Best Organic.) I'm also going to make my own baby food, none of that crappy jarred stuff. I want my baby to have the best, healthiest start possible.

Week 32 from
In the latest womb reports, your amazing baby has now developed sensitivity to temperature! Which means you're likely to get a swift kick if you put a hot pad or a bag of ice on your ginormous belly.

For the Elton John lovers out there-baby's got blue eyes. Actually, even if you're too young to know who Elton John is, all babies have blue eyes at this point.  This could easily change after birth (or even between now and labor), but for the time being, blue it is.

Thanks to their recently matured lungs and a strengthening immune system, over 90% of babies born in their 32nd week survive! So- go ahead and throw a mini-party right now because it's pretty much a done deal-you've got a human bean that's going to make it!

That's not to say you actually want your wee womb-squatter to pack their bags and move out now, because they'd still end up in the NICU for a good while, rather than in your arms at home.

Babies are best when fully baked!

Week 32 from
By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (like 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, 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.