We had surprising news at our appointment yesterday. I had been "measuring small" for over a month, and my doctor wanted me to have an ultrasound just to check everything was ok. (it took them over a month to schedule it, which is a whole other story....) I'm 5 7' and pre-pregnancy weighed 118 pounds, so I'm not a big person, and it seemed not surprising that I wouldn't have a huge baby. So I had the ultrasound at 32 weeks and the baby is fine. Not just fine.....big! In a little bump I am somehow managing to grow a baby that is 2 weeks ahead size wise. Dr. said that with the calculations from the ultrasound the baby could be as big as 6 pounds. (that was last week) I'm quite surprised and it's funny to be switching from concern that the baby might be a little small to now being concerned that I will end up with a really big baby!
Any words of comfort?? The doctor was very encouraging, and she said it's likely the baby could be around 8 pounds, which is not huge I know, but this was not at all on my radar and I feel little worried. I keep reminding myself of the wisdom that a woman rarely grows a baby she can't birth and I know it will be very important for me to find positive stories of women vaginally delivery larger babies, so I can feel confident that I can do it too!
As a side note - my doctor said they don't change the due-date because the ultrasound can be off, but what are the chances that I am further along than we thought? We conceived this baby after my first period after a miscarriage, and while my periods have always been pretty regular, I can't help wondering if my cycle was a little wonky, and maybe I ovulated sooner or something?
Anyway, I'm trying to just be grateful that the baby is healthy! I'm sure I just need to get mentally adjusted to the idea that the baby won't be small! Please share your positive stories!