Our Baby at 35 Weeks – The Size of a Pineapple 

As of today, our baby is 35 weeks, the size of a pineapple according to the Bump and the smaller (in most cases) honeydew melon according to Baby Center. At this stage the baby should be about 18 inches long and 5 1/4 pounds (a bit bigger than Dr. C estimated on my appointment on Friday). This will be one of many weeks in which s/he will be putting on even more weight though his or her length may not change greatly.

This new weight is in the form of baby fat which is for insulation and protection.

According to The Bump his or her hearing is now fully developed. This makes sense as s/he has been very active moving around to background music at work. Still, at his or her larger size moves like somersaults are out and kicks and rolling movements are still possible.

At this point baby would have five weeks left of development, but with a planned Cesarean section before that, my baby will be getting only to the term date of 39 weeks. I cannot believe we will be meeting our child so very soon.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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