Those were the words of the doctor as he walked into the room and looked at the ultrasound screen. My sweet Penelope is a big girl! I am 31 weeks and she is 4 pounds and 4 ounces! I am actually excited she is so big. It makes me feel better about being so huge myself. Call me crazy, but I would be thrilled to be able to say I pushed out a 9 or 10 pound baby at home with no drugs!
The best part of the ultrasound was finding out that she is healthy. They looked at her heart and checked for any defects and her spine for things like Spina bifida and she is absolutely perfect. I feel so blessed and relieved to know that she is healthy.
We got to watch her for a bit and she was playing with her toes and sticking out her tongue and moving around like crazy. I learned that my placenta is anterior, and in that position, it acts as pillow or buffer to lots of her movements. Apparently, I would feel her movements more if it was posterior. I thought that was pretty interesting. My placenta is also on my left side of my uterus and explains why she is always curled up on the right side. Sometimes I look so lopsided with her butt sticking way out on my right side!
At one point Peter said something to Penelope during the ultrasound, and she opened her eyes, and turned her head as if to look directly at him; it was amazing! And we saw hair! This would explain the heartburn I have had since week 7!