I feel like I have been so blessed during this pregnancy to have the opportunity to see my little guy so often. I got to get another ultrasound last Tuesday due to the fact that I was starting with a new doctor down here. The tech was so nice and she said that being he was posing so nicely we would get to get a lot of pictures of him. She also let me know that he is a chubby little thing. Here is a profile of his face. The thing that looks like brass knuckles about his nose is the umbilical cord. His lips are puckered and I got to see him sucking them in and out.
As she was measuring his stomach she asked me, "Did you know you have a chubby baby?" I suppose my response should have been something like, "Oh, no wonder I'm so gigantic." or "How dare you call my baby chubby..." But I didn't really know what to say to that comment. She then told me that he was in the 90th percentile. Here is the picture of his pot belly. I know it doesn't mean much to you, but I thought for the story's sake I should include it.
My thoughts were: 90th percentile!? That's HUGE! This kid is going to be gigantic if he goes full term. What am I going to do??? But then I had my doctors appt on Thursday and I asked her about his size. And she said, "Only his stomach measured in the 90th percentile. He overall measures in the 67th." Whew. Ok, that's better.
Right now he weighs 6.1 oz. Yes, I know some of you out there never even had a baby reach that size. I've got a healthy pot-bellied baby cookin' inside me. And I can't wait to squish those little cheeks... so I wouldn't mind if he came early one bit!!!
I love this video because of the grimace he makes. If only he knew that's how uncomfortable I felt on the outside too. We have something in common little guy. We are both majorly uncomfortable and grimace a lot - except you are being squeezed and I'm being stretched. YIKES!
The doctor told me that as long as he came after Wednesday (that's when he'll be 36 weeks) we'd be good to take him home. Anyone wanna go jogging with me Thursday morning??