I can’t believe that I’m already at 35 weeks! Time flies really fast. Plus I know I should’ve updated on my 34th week. Sorry about that. I’ve been very busy with stuff at home, work and been learning blogging stuff. Today that my baby is on its 35th week, will be sharing my pregnancy progress through the help (as usual) of baby center. You can also read more of the pregnancy updates here: Beauty And The Baby.
How The Baby Is Growing
The baby doesn’t have much room to maneuver now that he’s over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (about the size of a honeydew melon). Because it’s so snug in your womb, he isn’t likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete. He’ll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.
Yep yep. The baby really moves a lot. Before it usually moves at night but now it also moves in the morning and in the afternoon. And I honestly feel really uncomfortable. Especially when I lie flat on my back. I have difficulty in breathing and I feel pinned down because of the baby.
How My Life Is Changing
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 pee more often and may be dealing with heartburn and other gastrointestinal distress. If you’re not grappling with these annoyances, you’re one of the lucky few.
It is indeed annoying and uncomfortable. I also easily get tired. But I can still do some chores and drive (not long drive please). Yes I can still easily drive and easily lose my patience because of the traffic and undisciplined drivers. lol.
From here on out, you’ll start seeing your doctor or midwife every week. Sometime between now and 37 weeks, she’ll do a vaginal and rectal culture to check for bacterium called group B streptococcum (GBS). (Don’t worry – the swab is the size of a regular cotton swab, and it won’t hurt.) GBS is usually harmless in adults, but if you have it and pass it on to your baby during birth, it can cause serious complications, such as pneumonia, meningitis, or a blood infection. Because 10 to 30 percent of pregnant women have the bacteria and don’t know it, it’s vital to be screened. (The bacteria come and go on their own – that’s why you weren’t screened earlier in pregnancy.) If you’re a GBS carrier, you’ll get IV antibiotics during labor, which will greatly reduce your baby’s risk of infection.
It takes a lot when it comes to being ready for the baby. I’ve already prepared my stuff that you can read here:
What To Pack On You Hospital Bag. My paper-works are already printed out too. Here in the Philippines, documents like SSS, PhilHealth should’ve be ready. Also I have printed a birth certificate cheat sheet and a hospital admission cheat sheet. I don’t like being asked a lot of questions while I’m in labor pain yah know!
For the baby I’ve got his bag packed. You can see that here: My Baby Stuff Obsession. But we’re still missing major stuff for the baby like the stroller, carrier, car seat, and sterilizer. Oh and a bottle warmer. Perhaps will buy those anytime soon.
Birth Certificate and Patient Info
Yes I am that OC. And I would like to share with you guys this Birth Certificate Cheat Sheet and Patient info printables. Yey! After you print and fill these with your info. Tuck it in together with your paper-works. Once you arrive in the hospital you jut need to give the patient info to the nurses. For the birth certificate cheat sheet that can go after you give birth.
I hope you find this helpful! Let me know if I missed anything. Leave your comments below or contact me here, and let me know what else would you like to read on my blog. Thanks for reading! 😉