It’s week 35 and while it’s been a little less eventful compared to last week, lots has still be happening!
What’s Happening To You In Week 35?
I was scanned again this week and so got to check you had enough fluid and that the blood flow levels were good, which they are. They are still concerned about your growth but it was too soon to check it again and so I have another scan booked in next week. After that it’s an appointment with the consultant to discuss the results and devise a plan depending on what’s going on. They’re definitely keeping an eye on you anyway, at least until 36 weeks.
Even so, you are due to put on a lot of weight this week and, from now until birth, you’re expected to put on roughly 1/3 of a pound each week. Mostly, all of this ‘brown’ fat (the type that keeps you warm) will be around your upper spine, shoulders and back. You’re about the size of a honeydew melon, though I suppose it depends on what one you pick up at the supermarket right? Some are slightly smaller, others slightly bigger!
Most of your major organs are developed and fully functioning on their own about now. If you’ve got hair, it’s probably a few cm long and your bowels, if they aren’t already, will fill up with meconium (baby’s first poo). If you’ve never seen it before, it’s black, like tar and super sticky! Thankfully you’re not breech anymore, you decided to go back head down not that it matters either way really.
What’s Happening To Mummy In Week 35?
Well, I have to say as much as this pregnancy has flown, it’s now really starting to drag. Thursday was a particularly rubbish day. I love hot weather and being able to get out in the garden, but being tired and big, I just felt so fed up. I can’t run around with Toby like I want to and I’d been up since 5.50am. I had the physiotherapist on Thursday too, as she had said throughout the pregnancy that she’d like to give me a support band to take any weight off of my pelvic floor where possible. Unfortunately, this was a re-arranged appointment from a month ago and so any support she offered me, I could probably make do without for 5 weeks. She was also against giving me one because of the growth concerns – she didn’t want any restrictions around my belly if she could help it.
Blocked nose and nosebleeds weren’t something I experienced first time round, but I’ve been having them quite frequently these past few weeks.
I had an influx of followers on social media recently that claimed to be athletic and motivated. Do I look like the kind of person who is currently athletic and motivated? Apart from that, I think I’m about the same size and I do have a picture for you this week!