Posted by: mommyq | June 1, 2005

35 Weeks

I am so eager to get this show on the road, I am updating Wednesday night instead of waiting till Thursday morning! LOL I also do not think I am the only one getting anxious as this little girl has been KICKING up a storm the last week. So much so I swear I have bruised insides…the last few days my belly has been so sore and sensitive. She is also S T R E T C H I N G more now than she used to and I will often feel her little feet JAMMED right up in my ribs.

We had a nice evening at home for Pat’s birthday. He wanted Meatloaf as his birthday dinner (yes, my husband is VERY easy to please when it comes to food! LOL) but, for some reason, the ground beef was not defrosted come dinner time so we had to go to the back-up plan and got some take-out. Pat opened his presents and then we settled in to watch Star Wars Episode 4 (as we had seen 3 the night before).

I was officially certified in child and infant CPR this morning! LOL Pat had a friend come over who needed to get his certification done so I sat in on the course as well so that I would be ready for when the baby comes. It was great but mental note…performing CPR when you are 35 weeks pregnant is NOT fun! LOL

Now..on to the update! 5 weeks and COUNTING!!!!!!!!

35 WEEKS!
You are now 35 weeks pregnant, which is the beginning of week 36. At this stage your baby could weigh in the vicinity of 2.6kg (2,600 grams or about 5 lbs 12 ozs) and measure about 47 cm from head to toe (or 18 1/2 inches). Your baby is now in ‘normal’ proportions and is quite plump! Before 36 weeks the head size of unborn babies tends to be larger than their belly size, but at around 36 weeks this equalises. From now on, their belly grows larger than their head!

As your baby’s due date approaches, their overall growth slows down considerably! It is estimated that babies do not grow as much in length now but put on approximately 230 grams per week (or about an ounce a day).

By 36 to 37 weeks your baby’s lungs are fully mature. However, babies of diabetic mothers can have delayed lung maturity until about 38 to 40 weeks.

With only a month or so to go, a few women will be told by their caregiver that their baby’s head has engaged (but other women do not experience this until closer to their due date). Your baby’s head engaging often brings with it some cramping sensations and discomfort as well as the characteristic ‘waddle’ of late pregnancy! You may now find you need to go to the toilet more often to pass urine and that your sleep becomes disrupted. You can read about what you can do to help this in insomnia.

Are you 35 weeks pregnant? Check out PregnancyCorner.com’s week by week calendar to learn more about you and your baby.

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  1. Happy Belated Birthday Pat!!

    Love,
    Stef

    • Pat says thanks for the Birday wishes!! 🙂


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