So I think maybe I’m turning a corner with this virus? (Which by the way they think is/was likely Norovirus, Sheelah. Really fun thing to be twinners with.)
Anyways, I had an ultrasound yesterday to check fluid levels and the good news is they are miraculously fine. At least one of us is staying hydrated. The… other news is they think my baby is a monster. Now I’ve heard a million stories of these late size guesstimates being off and practically zero where they were right. Everyone always freaks out about these things and then it’s all fine in the end so I’m trying to take it with an entire shaker of salt.
They said he overall measures a week and a half ahead and is already 7 or 8 lbs. For reference, B was 7 lbs 4 oz when he was born past 40 weeks. None of that shocked me, but what did was his melon. His head alone measures 4+ weeks ahead. So it’s not even the size of a fetus’s head, but the size of an outside baby’s head. I’m hoping if they’re right then that thing can stretch into an incredible cone to get out. But does anyone know how accurate head measurements are at this stage? I’m hoping not very?
My doctor told me last time that nature won’t give you a baby you can’t push out and I’m “not the kind of lady who can just pop out a 9 pounder.” So it seems like he’s bound to be wrong on some front here. Will it be the size estimate? Will nature betray me? Or will I indeed push out a 9 pounder? How exciting to find out…