Week 36

Your baby, once a teeny tiny poppy seed, has graduated to a fully-fledged little person, with everything in good working order. Now all that’s left to do is to fatten him up, spend a few extra days strengthening his lungs and then he’s good to go.

Your Baby

Your baby is now the size of a butternut, is around 47cm long and is more or less weighing 2.6kg. Your baby has grown almost completely into their skin and is showing off their fully rounded face. Their skin is now smooth and soft and their gums are rigid. Their liver and kidneys are up and running as well as the circulation and immune system. At this stage, your baby is shedding

Your Body

Sweeping the floor, washing dishes, hanging paintings and cleaning out cupboards that you’ve been meaning to do for years … If that’s you right now, you might have a bad case of “Nesting”. Whilst it’s great to do a spring clean before the new family member rocks up, remember not to push yourself too hard and to take plenty of rest in-between. Also, leave the heavy lifting and high reaching tasks to your partner.

Sensible Tips

  • Take advantage of your nesting phase and wash all your baby clothes.
  • Give yourself a pamper day, it may be a while before you manage to find a bit of free time to get your hair and nails done.
  • Take a photo of your growing bump so you can compare your growth from just four weeks back.