Monday, February 9, 2009

35 weeks...

Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that she's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, she isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore (guess again - this kid's got talent), but the number of times she kicks should remain about the same. Her kidneys are fully developed now, and her liver can process some waste products. Most of her basic physical development is now complete — she'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight (oh, goodie).

Your uterus — which was entirely tucked away inside your pelvis when you conceived — now reaches up under your rib cage. If you could peek inside your womb, you'd see that there's more baby than amniotic fluid in there now. Your ballooning uterus is crowding your other internal organs, too, which is why you probably have to urinate more often and may be dealing with heartburn and other gastrointestinal distress (and realize your lungs are now sharing valuable real estate with your stomache; don't eat too much too fast). If you're not grappling with these annoyances, you're one of the lucky few. (I'm lucky, but not that lucky).


jenallyson said...

You're so close!!! I can't wait to see that beautiful baby!

Tamms said...

Only a few weeks to go Natalie. You look beautiful, as does your blog. What an amazing baby shower. I can't wait to read about Dave's work! So much excitement for you all. And Vanna White?! Lucky.

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