In pregnancy week 35, your baby is 18.2" long and is 5.3 pounds heavy. Your baby is able to breastfeed if born now, because its suckle reflex is fully developed. If they were born before pregnancy week 35, they cannot really suckle as well, and may need support to feed. However, you can still begin breastfeeding them if you have the patience, and by making the attempt to do so, you may succeed.
In pregnancy week 35, your baby is still depositing fat below the skin. This is to protect and insulate your little one from the outside atmosphere which is colder than the mother's womb. Your baby's movements are not as much now. They tend to fall asleep when you are awake, and busily move around, when you are active, as this seems to rock them to sleep. Therefore, it is not surprising your baby is completely alert when you are resting or sleeping. Your baby may continue this habit when born, so it is a good idea to sleep whenever your little one sleeps, if you can.
Your fundus is around six inches from the belly button, and you would have gained up to 32 pounds from the first day of your last period. However, of course this can differ from one woman to another. Many women have mood swings very often, but in pregnancy week 35, the mood swing can be very intense. You must learn to let go the nitty gritty things of life and relax and enjoy these weeks of pregnancy by pampering yourself. Go for a light soothing massage, whenever you get a dramatic mood swing. It will do you wonders.
One of the causes of the mood swings is your worry and anxiety about your delivery. By knowing the different types of delivery, you will be more forearmed, as well as more confident about what will happen during the delivery. You can talk to your health professional, and also to some new mothers who have just recently undergone the same process as you are going to go through in a few weeks time.
Some may worry about how they are going to cope after delivery. Many things will naturally fall in place once you face the change it is going to bring to your life. Like the trillions upon trillions of mothers who have gone on to bring up their children you will also do it naturally, when your natural mother instinct flowers.
When you deliver, you must feel and secure. If you feel happier with many people around supporting you, you can invite other family members for your delivery. However, if you prefer a quiet atmosphere, then it could be just you and your partner at the delivery. You must share the fears and worries and the feelings about the delivery with your partner. Maybe you can laugh at your worries and make it a funny incident. This will soon make you laugh and laughter is wonderful therapy for your mood swings.