35 Weeks

Just how many trips to the toilet can a lady manage in one night?

fetal development at 35 weeksYour baby now weighs about 5.25 pounds/ 2.4 kilograms and measures approximately 18 inches/ 45 centimetres from head to toe. His elbow, foot or head may protrude from your stomach when he stretches and squirms about. Soon, as the wall of your uterus and your abdomen stretch thinner and let in more light, your baby will begin to develop daily activity cycles.
This week, your little one is now sporting fingernails and has a fully developed pair of kidneys. His liver can also process some waste products.

There’s much less amniotic fluid and much more baby in your uterus, which has expanded to a thousand times its original size. You’ve probably put on between 25 and 30 pounds/ 11 and 13.6 kilograms and your weight gain has hit its peak. Even your belly button has got bigger and has popped outward. You may be feeling breathless now that the top of your uterus is up under your ribs. Try getting down on all fours to take deeper breaths. Although the pressure on your bladder will make the bathroom your second home, don’t drink any less water — your baby needs the fluids. But you may like to cut down on diuretic drinks like tea and coffee, which will make you have to urinate even more often.

2 Comments on “35 Weeks

  1. It is fantastic that you are so excited about the approaching birth of your baby. I’m sure your wife, in particular, will be very glad to be released from her ever-increasing burden.
    But as a mother of 2 boys (1 and 3), can I offer a small bit of advice?
    Babies have this amazing knack of turning lives upside down, so while you still can make sure you both have as many lie-ins as possible, meals out together, trips to the cinema, a romantic getaway and all manner of grown-up indulgences. As once the baby arrives a lot of these things become distant memories. And after the baby comes, get into the habit of having “date-nights”, so you can nuture your relationship which each other.
    Sorry if this comes across as patronising, it’s not meant to be! It’s just one of those “if only we had known about this before” things.
    Praying for the safe delivery of Baruch.

  2. Thanks for the advice Hannah!! We’re currently trying to go out at least once a week and a trip to see “Son of Rambow” as soon as it comes out is on the cards.

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