Your Baby is the Size of a Winter Melon
The baby will be considered full-term at 39 weeks, and the two weeks until that time will be for your baby's brain and lungs to fully develop. The baby is essentially "practicing" for life in the real world by inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid, sucking on its thumb or moving from side to side. It might not be kicking as much, but you will feel all of its movements very easily. A baby is considered "early-term" until the end of week 38, but the lungs, while still needing some development, are mostly mature by now.
There are a plethora of tests and checkups for you at this point, and it is recommended you try to take it easy throughout the day, as it will be your last chance to do so. You may even start feeling the urge to "nest" as you prepare for your baby by cleaning every spot of your house.
DID YOU KNOW?
At birth, your baby's head will be the same circumference as its shoulders, abdomen and hips.