At MC’s 20-week ultrasound, the doctor noticed an abnormality with the size of the baby’s kidneys, so they asked us to come back at 28 weeks for a follow-up.
So last Friday, we got to have another peek at our little girl. We watched as the technician took measurements of the baby’s kidneys, arms, etc. The cool thing about the software they use is that it lists the measurements in weeks of development.
To give you a point of reference, on the day of MC’s appointment, she was 28 weeks 1 day.
The technicians are trained not to give away any medical data during the exam, but sometimes you can tell what they’re getting at by the questions they ask.
In our case, after we noted that some of the measurements didn’t match up with the 28 weeks 1 day we had in mind, the tech asked this telling question:
“So do you have big babies?”
As we held back laughter, MC said, “Oh yeah. 8-8 and 9-2.”
“Oh,” the tech replied.
We kept on watching as we saw numbers like 29 weeks 4 days and 30 weeks 1 day hit the screen.
A while later, we asked the doctor about the kidney measurements and he said they were perfectly fine. Then we asked him about the other measurements and if we should mentally move our due date up.
“Well, we certainly don’t want the baby to get too big,” he told MC. “It’s not best for any of us – you, me or the baby – for you to try to deliver a 10 or 11 pounder.”
MC answered with, “Uhh…YEAH.”
Clearly the doctor had attended his classes on understatement in medical school.
So it looks like we’ve got another solid one cooking in there. Let’s just hope she doesn’t get so big that she pops out with an iPod in her ears and asking if we’ll buy her the DVD of High School Music 9.