Welcome to your 35th week of pregnancy! If you are stressing about all there is to do to prepare for the arrival of your baby, be sure to check out our nesting challenge. It’s a great way to break down all there is to be done into daily and weekly tasks.
Baby In Action at 35 Weeks
At 35 weeks, there is along list of developments that we can check off as complete! Baby’s liver is now fully functioning as well as his or her kidneys. Baby’s lungs are still making some final changes and baby will continue to pack on the ounces over the next few weeks.
Baby Size at 35 Weeks
Baby’s average size at 35 weeks is about 18 inches long and 5 to 5 1/2 pounds. Baby is growing quickly and adding fat to his or her body. Your baby is the size of a honeydew melon.
Your Body at 35 Weeks
Here are a few symptoms women most commonly experience during 35 weeks of pregnancy:
Hip Pain: The ligaments in your body are loosening in order to prepare for delivery! One more sign that the big day is coming!
Shortness of Breath: Baby may have already dropped but if not, you may still be experiencing trouble taking a deep breath. Not for long though!
Braxton Hicks Contractions- As your body prepares for labor and delivery, you may experience Braxton-Hicks contractions more and more. These practice contractions will be felt in your lower abdomen and will come at irregular intervals.
35 Week To-Do-List
– With only 5 weeks left to go, it’s time to start taking on some of those big preparations for baby. Install baby’s car seat this week. Also, if you haven’t already, it would be a good time to make sure all baby clothes are washed and ready!
-Many woman report losing their mucus plug between 35 weeks, up to just a few days before delivery. Read up on what exactly a mucus plug is and how it differs from bloody show here.