Your pregnancy: 32 weeks
How your baby's growing:
By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama (A WHAT???)) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus (WHICH MEANS I KNOW WHERE EVERY BATHROOM IS AT ALL TIMES). You're gaining about a pound a week (FABULOUS) and roughly half of that goes right to your baby (WHERE IS THE OTHER HALF GOING? YUCK!). 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 (YES, I KNOW...I THINK I HAVE FELT THEM), and real hair (HENCE THE AWFUL HEARTBURN) (or at least respectable peach fuzz). His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth (I CANT WAIT TO TOUCH HIS SOFT, PLUMP SKIN).
So, really, what exactly is a jicama? I love the comparisons to food every week as the baby grows but maybe it's time to go to sports items like a footballl, soccer ball, baseball??? A jicama! In case you are interested or concerned about the baby's growth see below:
Jícama (Spanish: hee-kah-mah, from Nahuatl xicamatl hee-kah-mahtl), also Mexican Potato and Mexican Turnip, is the name of a native Mexican vine, although the name most commonly refers to the plant's edible tuberous root. Jicama is one species in the genus Pachyrhizus that is commonly called yam bean, although the "yam bean" sometimes is another name for Jicama. The other, major species of yam beans are also indigenous within the Americas. It very much tastes like a sweet pea pod.
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