At 36 weeks your baby is approximately 18.5 inches from head to toe, and weighs almost 6 pounds(about the size of a head of romaine lettuce).
Your baby is shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered it and protected it's skin during the nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of baby's first bowel movement.
Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. This information is to give you a general idea of your baby's size.
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