Thursday, August 9, 2012

Modern Day Horror Story

Warning.  This post is not for the faint of heart.

I had an ultrasound this afternoon.  It's still a little more than 2 weeks until my due date, Pedro (which is what we call the baby in utero) already weighs 7lbs. 15oz.  Babies can gain a pound a week near the end. His legs are as long as a baby who is due today.

And his head is the size of a baby who is one week overdue.

Noodle on that for a while and feel free to share my horror.


  1. Sallee, that is scary, but the margin of error on those calculations is 0.5-1 pound in either direction. That said, we almost inevitably see it err on the low side. Most of the LGA (large for gestational age) babies we have turn out to be a reasonable 7-8 pounds, leaving us RNs to scratch our heads about the *urgent* induction we just put this poor mom through. Hang tough!

  2. BABY IS BIG! Any time now...I'm thinking lots about you guys!