36 Weeks Pregnant
weight ~ 5.8 lbs | 2.6 kg
Fetal development in pregnancy week 36Almost done, mommy!
The countdown to your sweet lil' womb hi-jacker's eviction is closing in!
In fetal developments: most of the bones (soft skull aside) in their little body are now completely hardened, providing a solid structure from which they can now make their grand debut into the world.
In physical fitness news: your mini-champ's muscle tone is improving, and you’ll be impressed by their steel-like Ulnar grasp (a newborn reflex that occurs if you lay your finger in their palm).
Your baby's nearly done baking!
And how's mom doing?
Hey mama, are you big, warm, pee-tastic, tired, and feeling just a bit anxious?
Welcome to week 36!
To assuage your worries here are a few clear indications of when you're going into real labor:
Runny loose stools/diarrhea
Loss of mucous plug aka "bloody show"
Contractions are consistent and grow in intensity
Your water breaks
You can have diarrhea without going into labor and your water probably won't break. If it does break, it'll feel like a sudden gush of unexpected pee just ran down your leg.
Ain't pregnancy just the classiest thing ever?