Baby Chris is 35 Weeks Old

Above: Depiction and ultrasound of 35-week-old unborn baby via the Endowment for Human Development



[This is part 36 of a multi-part series chronicling a pregnancy through the lens of “Baby Chris.” Click here for other parts.]


35 weeks after fertilization (37 weeks LMP), Baby Chris is 19 ¼ inches long and weighs 6 ¼ pounds—about the size of a bunch of Swiss chard.

If you’ve ever interacted with a newborn, you’ve probably done the adorable “grab my finger, oh no the baby’s got me I can’t escape!” trick. The Endowment for Human Development reports that this grasping reflex has developed by 35 weeks.

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