35 Weeks/35 Days!

 

Week Thirty Five: Reflexes are coordinated

 

  
You are 35 weeks pregnant. 

  • Your baby is now about 18.5 inches in length and weighs over 5.5 pounds.
  • The body of your baby is growing round due to developing fat layers.
  • Your baby’s reflexes are coordinated.
  • Lungs are almost fully developed.
  • About 90% of babies born this week survive.

Most babies gain about half pound per week in the last month of pregnancy. Fat stores accumulate in the legs and arms. These layers of fat will help them regulate their body temperature. Baby still doesn’t have enough fat deposits beneath its skin to keep warm outside your womb. If born now the baby would probably be put in an incubator, about 90% of babies born this week survive.

Lungs are almost fully developed. Your baby’s reflexes are coordinated, they turn their head, grasp firmly, and respond to sounds, light and touch. You should still feel movement every day. He or she is about 5 and a half pounds and growing fast, it is getting short of space in the womb.

Your uterus has become more cramped, your baby’s kicks and other movements less forceful. You may want to check on your baby’s movements from time to time and do a kick count.

Baby may push up against your ribs and make you a little breathless. Soon your baby’s position changes to prepare itself for labor and delivery. The baby drops down in your pelvis and you will be able to breathe easily again.

I’m officially 35 weeks pregnant with 35 days to go! Kind of a cool milestone 🙂 We’re down to the end and now it’s just a waiting game. I had a doctor’s appointment this week. The doctor said she shot up in growth from the last appointment based on the measurements of my stomach. I start going to weekly appointments now and will have internal exams to determine her progress. We have pretty much everything ready to go. I packed my hospital bag and diaper bag. The nursery is done, drawers are stocked, bottles are clean….we just need the baby!

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One Response to 35 Weeks/35 Days!

  1. Jen says:

    Can’t believe you’re so close – and completely random, but that is a fabulous maternity top 🙂

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