Joey is AniMAHlone! I keep being told that babies born to hypertensive moms are on the small side and thats one reason why they monitor them so closely with extra ultrasounds and such because sometimes these babies aren't getting fed properly. Jimmy was born at almost 38 weeks and was 6 lbs 12 oz. So I had something similar in mind for Joey...but he has his own plan I guess. My midwife told me on Wednesday that I need to be on my left side as much as possible so that he's getting "fed" because when I'm not he's "starving". Uhhh...I don't want to be disrespectful or call her a liar but I'm pretty sure Joey is figuring out a way to eat whether I'm on my side or not!
At my appointment Wednesday the midwife guessed that Joey was a good 7lbs based on how big he "feels". At my ultrasound yesterday at 36 weeks 2 days Lisa, the ultrasound tech, asked me immediately after starting to scan me if he had been measuring on schedule or ahead. I laughed and said "definitely ahead!" She laughed too and said oh good because his head is measuring really big! Based on her measurements his head and belly are measuring at 39 weeks and he weighs approx 7 lbs 9 oz. That's almost a whole pound heavier than Jimmy - 2 weeks earlier!!
I'm pretty positive that we won't make it to my due date...like 100% positive we won't...actually I'll be lucky to make it another week. But say we DID make it to my due date, if Joey kept growing at the same rate that would put him at 9.5 lbs!! AniMAHlone!!
I know this and everyone reminds me that these are all educated GUESSES but I just have to say that the midwife and Lisa were in agreement on Jimmy's weight before he was born and they were right. And this time they're both estimating the same weight again - with different methods. So I have a lot of faith in their "guesses".
What cracks me up is that his head is already measuring so big. Jimmy had a big head too although we didn't really realize it at the time, we thought he looked normal. But it definitely explains why we got so many comments on our "chubby" or "big" baby when he was really so tiny. It was his big head!! So it seems like Joey is following his lead.
Look at this little one...6lbs 12 oz, 19.5" and 14" head. It will be fun to compare these stats and pics to Joey's stats and pics! Won't be long before that AniMAHlone gets here!!
|Little Jimmy 9/2/10|