I am not even going to bother pasting in a picture of what the books say the baby looks like now, because OBVIOUSLY my baby is not a normal 35-week baby. The books says she should be anywhere from 5 1/4 pounds to 5 1/2 pounds ... but at the ultrasound earlier this week she was in the mid-to-upper 6-pound range. So, from now on I think I'll just say length: long, weight: very heavy.
As for other baby-making developments, her kidneys should be fully developed this week and her liver can process some waste products. Her brain is also developing at an amazing rate and her body fat, which used to be about 2%, is 15% (or higher) at this point.
This week has been slightly rough for me, but mostly just the discomfort of being so big and not being able to move. I have been sleeping a lot. Just not at night. Also, my gentle little lamb has her foot shoved up so far under my ribs that sometimes I just sit for hours trying to push it out and trying even harder not to cry. And when I try to push her gently so she will move? Yeah, she kicks and kicks until I give up and leave her alone.
As you can see by the picture, yes, I have outgrown almost ALL of my maternity clothes. They have all become belly shirts. Classy, let me tell you. I actually wore this outfit around town today while we ran some errands. We went and picked out stain and whatnot for the dresser (which Jeremy worked on today, and it is looking GREAT!), then I went into Barnes & Noble. I was looking for a baby book ... and I ended up running out of the store crying. Classic. At first I was crying in the aisle while reading all the pages -- first smile, first bath, etc. -- and then after I had gone through all of the books they had, I was suddenly overwhelmed and couldn't remember which had which pages, and WHICH was the best?? I was too busy crying to remember. I needed a piece of paper so I could make a list of pros and cons!!! Then I ran out. Good times.
Jeremy said it was okay because we had plenty of time, and I wailed, "What if she is EARLY? We need the baby book at the hospital to get the FOOT PRINTS!" He reasonably suggested we get the prints on a piece of paper and put them in the book later. I cried. He is in for so much more than he ever imagined. But he hasn't run away yet! :)