Week 35

Your baby now weighs over 5.5 pounds and its crown-to-rump length is approximately 13.2 inches. Your baby’s total length is around 20.25 inches at this point. Your uterus is now 6 inches from the bellybutton and the average weight gain is approximately 24 to 29 pounds.

Most pregnant women begin to feel cramped and heavy around this time and often become tired of being pregnant. Some women feel like they do not have to room to breathe or eat. You should eat small, but frequent, meals and rest as often as you can throughout the day. Your cervix will begin to dilate and efface within the next few weeks to make room for your baby’s head to emerge from the birth canal. Your cervix needs to be 10 cm dilated in order to deliver your baby.

This week of your pregnancy your baby’s fingernails will have definitely reached the tips of his fingers. When your baby is born, his nails may look long and pointy. Your baby is less likely to scratch himself at this point because of the lack of room in the uterus. Fat deposition will still continue and your baby is getting chubbier and rounder. Your baby’s shoulders are plump at this point.

The baby begins to develop its own immune system.

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  1. stacey3 25 August 2016

    35 weeks! Packed half the stuff for my hospital bag. I need to wear some of the stuff I plan on bringing, since I only have a few pairs of sweatpants that fit me good enough to wear right after baby comes. I wish my dresses were good for breastfeeding. I have maybe one good one for that. I have a couple nursing bras that are super comfy and I packed nursing tops. If I go into labor early, I hope I have at least 2 hours to do a load of laundry...hahaha! I'm a wreck thinking about the surprise of labor. When will it happen!?! I like things planned out. I like being in control of what is going on! The suspense is going to be horrible!

  2. mumof3tobe4 25 August 2016

    I half packed bag yesterday too still need more underwear in blankets for baby I just put nightwear in for my self rather then clothes not planning on wearing clothes just to please others il only be getting settled at home bath clean pjs and chill out just waiting for scan on placenta and fluid levels tried school shopping while out with kids that ended up with hubby and kiddies going home instead of being with me sometimes I wounder why I have more babies lol there will definitely be no more

  3. stacey3 26 August 2016

    I just want to be comfy too but my pj s are my sweat pants and nursing tanks. The hospital gives us those horrid underwear, so I don't have to bring any. Yay...How did the scan go? I didn't get all the stuff for my girls for school shopping because they were all with me last time and I couldn't shop any longer with them. 6 days till school starts and I'm not ready...and this weekend I'm planning my 9 year old's birthday party. Sleepover with about 8 girls. Should be loud and giggly. Hopefully drama free. We are having a movie night. I have to rush around and get everything ready for it since I procrastinated....

  4. mumof3tobe4 26 August 2016

    Scan was fine thank u il know more next week after growth scan I arnt doing anything for my eldest birthdays just cos I know if I arnt there and in hospital they'd struggle and hubby couldn't cope with our 3 and lots of children but year after I have 13 year old so will make it special it's like next week I'm 36 weeks of induced at 37 weeks it could fall 2 days before daughter's birthday of left between both eldest birthdays so would struggle

  5. stacey3 26 August 2016

    I'm just doing a party with her friends this weekend. I think 4 or 5 girls will show up. She invited 8. I am going to do a party for her and my youngest with family but I haven't decided when. I need to talk to hubby about it. I was thinking of waiting until closer to the end of October for it because baby will be here and it would be a nice time for everyone to be able to see him, but I'm sure my husband will want to just do it before the baby comes.

  6. stacey3 27 August 2016

    I think I'm crazy! Lol! I decided to do a movie night for the birthday party and am projecting it onto the wall in the living room. I have 3 couches in the living room, so I decided to move them to all face the one wall...I should have been preparing for this party all week. I didn't realize how tired I was going to be, and I woke up before 5 am and haven't been able to fall back asleep. I think I am more excited for this party than my 9 yr old! I really hope this turns out good. There are only 5 friends coming, which is perfect because it is a sleepover too. They should be busy the whole time. Pizza, cake, presents, then 2 movies! Then sleep and wake up to a yummy breakfast...yay! Hopefully they sleep in tomorrow...lol! I really hope I can get everything done today before everyone arrives! I was having horrible contractions yesterday, so I can't over do it today. Trying to keep it simple and hope for the best. Hubby isn't any help. He left around 4 this morning to go fishing...typical...

  7. mumof3tobe4 27 August 2016

    Men lol i don't know how u do it all all i suppose I'm pushing it with 9th and 16th Sept and next week I find out what's what with being induced 37 weeks falls on the 8th so it's a little harder also with 2 hospital appt for youngest in last couple weeks of I'm still pregnant just make it super special next year more so with my daughter's 13th

  8. stacey3 28 August 2016

    Yeah, you are busy! You will make it super special next year! I feel like baby is dropping. I'm afraid with all of the contractions and pains in my cervix area, that I'm dilating. I think I will make it to 37 weeks, but I'm not thinking too much longer after that. I have the girls all fed and they are watching a movie now. Cake will be when this movie is over. Then one more movie and bed. My husband came home from fishing and decided it was time to work on cars. Good thing he is here to help...lol!

  9. mumof3tobe4 28 August 2016

    men lol next year I'm hiring a limousine and getting her hair nails make up done nice photo shoot and make her an album with lots of classy photos and to do something of her choice with afew friends and a family meal obviously clothes shopping to buy something nice for photos as will have babies first birthday around same time thinking of family photo shoot but also babies first cake smashing shoot too not had or will have any proper photo shoots for a while so will be nice of a complete family as won't be growing family no more ....have u lost any mucus plug yet usually start looking that when start dialating as cervix opens causing u to loose it

  10. stacey3 29 August 2016

    That sounds so perfect for her! And nice for you to have family photos too! No mucus plug yet, but have lots and lots of contractions. My belly gets so tight! Starts getting tight on my lower abdomen and spreads until my whole belly is hard. I'm having the pains in my cervix along with these contractions. I was induced with one and 2 and with 3 the Midwife stripped my membranes at 38.5 weeks I was dilated to 3 for 2 weeks before that. I don't remember feeling this much contractions with them. I know it isn't active labor, but it is definately bringing baby down and into position. Also the way my bottom feels, it is softening and opening my cervix. I am trying to take it easy until my appointment on thursday. I want to have her check me, but I'm not sure if she will. There is so much I want to do before the baby comes and I want to know if I am okay to do it or if I should be relaxing to prevent baby from coming early. I don't want him to come early. I wish I could get a scan to figure out how big this baby is. I feel like he is so much bigger than my last 3.

  11. mumof3tobe4 29 August 2016

    I feel babies bigger then other 3 but obviously wrong lol think it's just cos we have had babies that we get bigger but hope u can get scanned again as its nice to c how baby is going im nervous for Thursday to find out what's what ...I don't know if can feel cervix opening but I get a pinching pain time to time like being scratched and pressure I don't think I've ever been dilated until labour but none of my babies have been engaged till labour once first stage is out way I go quickly

  12. stacey3 29 August 2016

    I'm having the same feelings in my cervix as you. I hope Thursday goes good for you. Are you tired lately? I get little bursts of energy but then I feel like I need to lay down and take a nap. You are probably right about the size. Did you pick out your name yet? I am trying to talk my husband into Axton, because it is totally different. We both like Austin. I don't need to do an A name, but would like to since all of my girls start with A. We will be undecided until baby comes anyway.

  13. stacey3 31 August 2016

    Well, my oldest 2 girls start school on Thursday. I have to say I'm so sad that it is only one day away. They have school Thursday and Friday and then have a long 3 day weekend. I always have a hard time with them going back to school after summer break. They are both very excited. We went to the school and meet with their teachers today. I'm not ready!

  14. mumof3tobe4 31 August 2016

    One week today all 3 kiddies will be in school and well with child minder so if baby stays long enough me and hubby will have some time together I'm hoping my daughter's school trousers will come in time I've had to exchange twice due to size of them so now need these and get them turned up .....I get tired quite abit then I do get bursts of energy but usually once every few days for afew hours I've no names for her yet every name I see seems quite common and can't find that one that's unique but would be nice as a baby name teen name and adult name I like the name u choose

  15. stacey3 01 September 2016

    Are you looking for a specific letter to start the name with? I didn't do any school clothes shopping. I bought the girls each a new pair of gym shoes, but that's it. I have been picking up a lot of second hand stuff for them over the spring and summer. They don't need anything yet but as winter comes, I might find that I need to get a couple things. I have been more worried about stocking up for this baby boy. I have needed to buy everything for him. Is there anything you had for your boys that you feel like you couldn't live without?

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