At 35 weeks your baby is over 18 inches from head to toe, and weighs approximately 5 1/4 pounds(about the size of a honey dew melon or spaghetti squash).
Because it's so snug in your womb, baby isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times it kicks should remain about the same. Baby's kidneys are fully developed now, and its liver can process some waste products. Most of the basic physical development is now complete. The majority of your baby’s growth now is fat. The shoulders in particular are padding up for the journey south. By this week, almost all babies are positioned with their heads facing down toward your cervix, ready for their trip out. Something else that's developing at a mind-boggling pace these day: your baby's brain power. Baby’s hearing is now fully developed and will respond best to high-pitched noises. If you are pregnant with a boy, you would see on a n ultrasound that his testes have probably fully descended. About 97 percent of babies have positioned themselves with their head facing down toward the cervix and vagina by week 35, but your little contortionist can still flip over a few times before being born.
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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