Wednesday, August 03, 2005

It's a Gorilla, Folks!

I saw my Perinatologist yesterday and had a lovely sonogram. We saw the face, and guess what? It really looked like a babies face! So adorable, rounded cheeks, eyes, mouth, and MY nose (whew!) ... the doctor said she even saw HAIR starting to grow! Amazing. I was all teary eyed. Then ... well, then she dropped the bomb on us. Yes, ladies and gentlemen... I'm going to have a gargantuan child. I was totally SHOCKED!

I'm only 29 weeks pregnant (beginning of 29th week), and the baby is measuring 3 weeks ahead, and weighing in at 3 pounds. The doctor graphed out the babies weight, and it measures at the TOP of the graph. She also said that she knows it will be at least 9 pounds, but closer to 9.5 or 10 pounds. Yikes! My sister had a 9 lb 15 oz child (no epidural, either... natural -- is she insane or what?!?), and her other three kids came in at over 9 lbs, 7.5 lbs (known as "tiny baby"), and again over 9 lbs. I say, it's all her fault, but the doctor said that the size of the baby runs on the mother's side. Greaaat! Just what I wanted to hear.

Here is a web site that has a sample graph ... just so you can understand what I'm explaining above.

So for now, I'm just going to begin processing the thought that my child will be as large as a gorilla, and that I'll probably have a c-section for sure ... I just can't imagine pushing out such a big babe!

And to all of you out there that tell me ... EACH TIME YOU SEE ME ... "man! that's going to be a big baby!" Thanks... a lot... You have cursed me. Just remember... what goes around, comes around. He He He!


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