35 Weeks: 3.5kgs

Our unborn bebe is big!

For our 37 week scan Dr. Jozse conducted his usual measurements to deduce just how sizeable Seahorse has grown; to see if ‘we’ are on track for a December 8th 2013 birth. Is this fetus pursuing its proper growth trajectory? Anything to be concerned about regarding its progress and physical development? The good Dr. Jozse would reveal all.

But all I know is that my belly is protruding a heap more than it did last week, and the skin over it is as taut as a drum. Groaning, creaking pains radiate from belly’s base up and an undisturbed night’s sleep is a distant memory. Frequent kicks to the ribs, intestines stuffed under my lungs (for lack of space), a compressed bladder, inability to walk/talk/breathe and endless movements visible beneath my belly skin make me believe that this child is already what they call a decent size.

Casting aside my corporal agony, Dr. Jozse knows how to makes things better. First to what both Erroll and I longed to linger over: our baby’s sleeping face. Look at those lips, that nose, and fat cheeks…its love in an instant.

Seahorse grows by the minute: head, abdomen and femur bone - 37 weeks and 3.5kg

Seahorse grows by the minute: head, abdomen and femur bone – 37 weeks and 3.5kg

Next, to the measurements of a fetus: Dr Jozse every few months takes to his scanning machine, jiggles the sonogram wand over my lubed up belly and tries to locate with precision the following anatomical parts: Seahorse’s head – for a head circumference…

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Seahorse grows by the minute: head, abdomen and femur bone – 37 weeks and 3.5kg

Then the Seahorse’s little round belly…

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Seahorse grows by the minute: head, abdomen and femur bone – 37 weeks and 3.5kg

Then the longest bone in the body: the femur…

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Seahorse grows by the minute: head, abdomen and femur bone – 37 weeks and 3.5kg

Let the machine do the calculations then abracadabra! The Hartley equation displays…3.5 kilograms! That’s a hefty 7.7 pounds in the old scales. And with three more weeks to go of growing, goodness knows what Seahorse will end up at.

Like its ma and pa, that this child has an appetite and won’t I know it come December 8th!

One Response to 35 Weeks: 3.5kgs

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