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#1 of 5 Old 11-09-2005, 02:44 PM - Thread Starter
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i do this every pregnancy.
i just cant imagine how an entire baby fits inside me. lol
at 27 weeks they are about 2 lbs and 15 inches long according to my book, i am not that big, so where does a baby this size fit???

and now i will admit something i did after jack was born.
i actually stood in front of the mirror, curled him into a ball, and held him against my stomach to see how he fit in there. yes, i am a lunatic.
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Well, I seem to have plenty of room for 2 pounds of baby since I'm humongous, LOL, but I have the hardest time envisioning what the baby looks like in there. Even after all the pictures I've seen of babies in utero, and the midwife telling me what part she thinks is where, I can't figure it out. I'm like, "I thought the head was there, so what's tickling me?"

Another thing I feel bad about is that I don't like to really get in there and feel the baby myself. It's creepy and uncomfortable to me for some reason. Even when the midwives do it, it's a bit uncomfortable, esp. when they have an apprentice and I get "felt" twice. I'm just glad that I don't have to have vaginal exams if I don't want them!

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I am also pretty big so at this point it is not to hard to imagine where 2 pounds would go. I do have a friend who is due tommorow who is about the same size as I am right now at 27 weeks, and I do wonder where her baby is fitting! I do have a hard time envisioning what is where and how that relates to the different tickles, jumps and jabs I get.
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I've got plenty of room for my babe - my belly is REALLY out there! But it is still funny to think of a real, actual person curled up in there!

I've been able to feel pretty much what position he's been in for the last few weeks, but the past several days or so it's been harder - a lot of the time he feels like he's literally rolled in a ball and I can't tell what is what anymore.

Oh, and I've actually seen a framed series of photographs like this - starting out with a newly pg woman's abdomen, not obviously pg but with her hands forming a little heart right over her uterus, followed by a photo of her round belly, followed by a photo of her tiny newborn curled up and being held in front of her belly. Very cute!
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Yep, I've been wondering about where the little one fits in too, especially during times of constant moving. Acrobatics in a small space .
What helps me some is to look at The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger in the section where they have a series of photographs of the same pregnant women during pregnancy with the uterus and baby draw in to scale.

Mama to two kiddos on the go!
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