At this point in the pregnancy, the baby most probably weighs in the region of 5 pounds, and 5 ounces, roughly 2,400 grams, although this is when he or she will be gaining weight at the fastest rate ever, in the upwards of 8 and 12 ounces every other week. More fat is now being deposited all over the baby’s body, particularly in and around the shoulders. Due to the rapid increase in size, the baby is now cramped, constricted and restricted inside the uterus, which will considerably lower their fetal movements. The fetal movements will not go away altogether, instead, they will be coming less often than before, but with stronger force than in the past. To know whether the baby is in a head first position, the head should rest on the mother’s pubic bone, getting ready for labor.
At 35 weeks pregnant, the bond that a mother may already be experiencing with her baby, who is growing inside her womb, is bound to grow stronger in leaps and bounds, especially when the baby is finally delivered. An intense attachment that grows between a mother and her baby is what can be defined as bonding, and it should be noted that it does not come overnight and has to be nurtured. Bonding may happen later, or grow on the mother and baby with time. It is of utmost important for a mother to know that bonding is not just supposed to make them feel protective of their baby by showering them with excessive love and affection, but it is only through bonding that the baby is able to develop the sense of security that is fostered by their mother, in the world outside the womb.
When 35 weeks pregnant, the only noticeable change in the baby is in weight. The mother’s uterus is about 5 to 6 inches from the top of the navel. If there are other women who are acquaintances are also as far along as the mother is, yet they appear to be bigger or smaller when compared in size, and weight, it is important not to panic either way, as no two people can ever be the same, and that every woman carries their own pregnancy differently. There are those who carry their pregnancies wider, lower or even higher than others. It is also not unheard of for one woman to carry different pregnancies, differently, in their individuality. This is the time that superstitious women start analyzing how the way they carry their pregnancy will determine the sex of their baby. This is not true, although it should prove fun to guess and keep guessing, especially for those waiting to be surprised by the gender of their babies when they are finally born, as opposed to those who find out the sex of the baby before birth. The 35 weeks pregnant mother would most likely be getting more uncomfortable as each day goes by, although there is a great likelihood that she might be pretty anxious to meet the baby.