Earlier today, my best friend accompanied me to my OB doctor. When we arrived at the hospital, I was really glad that my doctor was already IN. That means I don’t have to wait for hours to have my prenatal check-up.
After a few minutes of waiting, I was called in. Both of them, the secretary and my doctor, were shocked with my appearance, they said I have become too thin and so white (pale must have been the word but I think they were being kind to me, LOL!). So, I reasoned out that I was into too much stress lately and we have transferred into a new place. As of being “white,” I can’t help it because I stay inside our home most of the time and the sun couldn’t burn my skin brown.
Then after a few “kamustahan,” my doctor went to her usual routine. She checked my UTI status which is so unfortunate because I still have another episode. With that, she recommended an anti-bacterial tablet to be taken twice a day for seven days. Then she went to check on my baby’s position which made me happy because my baby is no longer in breech. My baby’s head is already ready positioned for labor and delivery. Finally, she checked on my baby’s heart beat which is also normal. So, my overall prenatal check-up was great except for my UTI. She asked me to visit her again next week for follow-up.
By the way, check-out the picture below:
As you can see, these are the photos I took during the course of my pregnant belly. The first one was when I was 17 weeks pregnant; followed by 23 weeks and lastly my 33 weeks pregnant belly. Isn’t it cool to see your belly progress as your baby grow?!
And since I am already 35 weeks pregnant, according to www.baby2see.com, these are developments of my baby right now:
* Your baby is now about 18.5 inches in length and weighs over 5.5 pounds.
* Baby is about 47cm crown to heel and weighs almost 2.7 Kg.
* The body is growing round due to developing fat layers.
* Your baby’s reflexes are coordinated.
* Lungs are almost fully developed.
* About 90% of babies born this week survive.
Most babies gain about half pound per week in the last month of pregnancy. Fat stores accumulate in the legs and arms. These layers of fat will help them regulate their body temperature. Baby still doesn’t have enough fat deposits beneath its skin to keep warm outside your womb. If born now the baby would probably be put in an incubator, about 90% of babies born this week survive.
Lungs are almost fully developed. Your baby’s reflexes are coordinated; they turn their head, grasp firmly, and respond to sounds, light and touch. You should still feel movement every day. He or she is about 5 and a half pounds and growing fast, it is getting short of space in the womb.
Your uterus has become more cramped, your baby’s kicks and other movements less forceful. You may want to check on your baby’s movements from time to time and do a kick count.
Baby may push up against your ribs and make you a little breathless. Soon your baby’s position changes to prepare itself for labor and delivery. The baby drops down in your pelvis and you will be able to breathe easily again.